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SoCal lawyer jailed after repeated lateness (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A judge jailed a defense lawyer after the attorney was late to a string of court appearances. So unimpressed was Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John J. Cheroske with the recurrent lateness of attorney Stephen Charles Hollingsworth that he ordered him jailed Monday. The lawyer wasn't released until Wednesday.
KY Attorney General Falls Ill, Goes To Hospital (WLEX-TV Lexington)
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway was taken to a hospital after becoming ill during lunch. Conway's spokeswoman, Allison Martin, says the 38-year-old attorney general has been suffering from a flu-like illness this week.
Carroll asks for court-appointed lawyer (News 8 Austin)
A former child advocate accused of molesting several children wants a court appointed lawyer.
Clearfield County District Attorney Seeks Death Penalty In Murder Case (WJAC 6 Johnstown)
District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr. decided to seek the death penalty against Jesse James Campbell, who is accused of killing his mother on March 13.
Lawyer sought to assist probe (The New Straits Times)
JOHOR BARU: Police are looking for a lawyer to assist investigations into a criminal breach of trust case in Muar involving RM1 million.
Watertown attorney runs for Town Justice (News 10 Now Syracuse)
A Watertown Attorney said he hopes to be the man to replace long-time Town of Watertown Justice Donald Maring, who is retiring this month.
Scrushy's Attorney Files Appeal (NBC 13 Birmingham)
Richard Scrushy's attorney Martin Adams says it wasn't clear if the federal work camp where the Healthsouth founder is being held could accommodate more than 20 lawyers for a deposition that might last a week.
Judge: Scruggs, Miss. Attorney General Conspired (Law.com)
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood wrongly conspired with prominent trial attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs to skirt a court order in a case involving Hurricane Katrina insurance claims, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge William Acker said the attorney general helped his "close confidant" Scruggs avoid handing over stolen insurance company documents that Scruggs wanted for ...
Attorney general among 8 arrested for pedophilia racket in Brazil (People's Daily)
Brazilian federal police on Friday arrested the attorney general of the northern state of Roraima, Luciano Alves de Queiroz, and seven other people allegedly involved in a pedophilic racket. The other suspects are a state police maj ...
Lawyer accepts law society's suspension: Russell wants clients to know where they stand (The Journal Pioneer)
CHARLOTTETOWN – O’Leary lawyer Regena Kaye Russell says the decision of the council of the law society to suspend both her and her law corporation from practising was not unexpected.
Illinois Republicans set to nominate attorney to national committee (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
DECATUR — Illinois Republican Party leaders Friday recommended former state’s attorney Pat Brady of St. Charles be named the new national committeeman at the Republican National Convention.
Lawyer attacks DPP decision over WA health boss (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A leading Perth lawyer who reviewed the Australian Crime Commission has attacked the Director of Public Prosecutions decision not to prosecute former state health boss Neale Fong.
Lawyer: Anyone could be charged (The Fayetteville Observer)
Kevin G. Killingsworth would like to tell the world that he is no child rapist. On the advice of his lawyer, however, he does not. That is one dimension of a Kafkaesque nightmare that Killingsworth said he has lived for the past year.
Hoelscher files to run for Harvey County attorney (The Newton Kansan)
Michael J. Hoelscher, 39, of Zimmerdale, has announced his intentions to run for Harvey County attorney, his campaign announced this week. />Hoelscher plans to file this month as a Republican and challenge the incumbent in the Republican primary on Aug. 5.
Tossed suit will cost lawyer (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
By a 4-3 vote, the Wisconsin Supreme Court said in a decision released Thursday that a lawyer who brought a frivolous...
Illinois Republicans set to nominate attorney to national committee (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
DECATUR — Illinois Republican Party leaders Friday recommended former state’s attorney Pat Brady of St. Charles be named the new national committeeman at the Republican National Convention.
Judge denies lawyer's request to question Rooney trial juror (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
BURLINGTON -- A judge has turned down a request by a man convicted of killing a University of Vermont student to have his lawyer question a juror in the case. ... - Associated Press
Counsel calls to suspend lawyer (The Lewiston Sun Journal)
A prosecutor is seeking to suspend the right of Rumford lawyer Seth Carey to practice law in Maine.
Zoeller adds Costas' backing in bid to be attorney general (Post-Tribune)
CROWN POINT -- Greg Zoeller met with with Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas -- who he defeated to become Republican Attorney General nominee -- before heading on to Lake County on Friday to thank party regulars.
Disbarred lawyer facing charges (Portsmouth Herald)
ALFRED, Maine — A disbarred attorney from York Beach is facing numerous charges in York County Superior Court involving state income tax violations and separate charges that as a lawyer he kept money that was supposed to go to the state.
Attorney general candidate visits area :GOP nominee Zoeller says he'll continue many of Carter's policies. (South Bend Tribune)
SOUTH BEND -- The Republican candidate for attorney general said here Friday he has ideas for what to do if he's elected to the office, but also that he'll continue many of the policies put forward by the current attorney general, Steve Carter.
Possible disbarment considered for Homewood attorney (KWQC-TV 6 Davenport)
CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission is seeking punishment, including possible disbarment, for a suburban Chicago attorney who allegedly once submitted a bill for a 40-hour work day.
Attorney who faked kidnapping seeks divorce (The Toledo Blade)
Karyn McConnell Hancock, who is being investigated for the theft of client funds while she served as an attorney, filed for divorce in Lucas County Domestic Relations Court, citing incompatibility and "extreme cruelty" on the part of her husband.
Defense attorney says aggravated manslaughter means no ‘heat of passion’ (Trentonian)
TRENTON — Gretchen Stroman may be “screwed” in attempting to mount a defense against charges she stabbed her boyfriend to death here around midnight Sunday, a noted area defense attorney said yesterday.
Lawyer's firm earns nearly a million pounds representing terror suspects (New Kerala)
London, June 7 : Mudassar Arani, the controversial lawyer who represented the Muslim cleric Abu Hamza and other terror suspects saw her firm earn almost one million pound in legal aid last year.
Richland attorney files to run against VanderSchoor (Tri-City Herald)
A longtime attorney and Richland councilman who said he wants to see public trust in the judicial system filed Friday to run against Superior Court Judge Vic VanderSchoor.
Opposition lawyer arrested in Zimbabwe (Guardian Unlimited)
Zimbabwean police arrested a prominent opposition party lawyer today in a dawn raid at his home, a day after the Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai was himself detained for a second time and banned from holding any political rallies
District Attorney won't challenge candidacies (The Record-Courier)
Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson said Friday he won't challenge the candidacies of five local office-holders who are seeking re-election.
Attorney Accused Of Billing For 40-Hour Workday (CBS 2 Chicago)
The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission is seeking punishment, including possible disbarment, for a south suburban who allegedly once submitted a bill for a 40-hour work day.
Attorney testifies in Fen-Phen fraud trial (Lexington Herald-Leader)
One of three lawyers accused of taking tens of millions more than they were owed as part of a $200 million diet-drug settlement testified that he never told a judge that the trio had contingency contracts with their clients before the judge approved attorney fees. William Gallion testified for more than five hours Friday in a federal trial in which he and co-defendants Shirley Cunningham Jr. ...
Colorado attorney named to national museum (9 News Denver)
ENGLEWOOD - Attorney Kerry Steven Hada, who maintains his private practice law offices in Englewood, has been appointed to the museum, which is the largest private nonprofit national organization dedicated to promoting greater understanding for America's ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the experiences of Japanese Americans.
Dismissed attorney sues Dutchess County (Kingston Daily Freeman)
FORMER Dutchess County Legislature Attorney Scott Volkman wants his job back.
Attorney Testifies In Fen-Phen Federal Trial (The Kentucky Post)
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Suspended attorney William Gallion took the stand in his own defense in a federal trial where he and two other lawyers are charged with fraud.
Crime Commission picks Glasgow as top state's attorney (Morris Daily Herald)
JOLIET - The Illinois State Crime Commission has named Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow as State's Attorney of the Year.
Boise lawyer criticizes Guantanamo proceedings (The Olympian)
A Boise lawyer working to defend detainees facing military trials at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba has criticized a military court's decision to allow a Khalid Sheik Mohammed to represent himself.
Boise lawyer criticizes Guantanamo proceedings (KIVI Boise)
Associated Press - June 7, 2008 8:34 PM ET BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Boise lawyer working to defend detainees facing military trials at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba has criticized a military court's...
Town attorney: Hiring, firing not part of surveyor's job duties (Fall River Herald News)
Highway Surveyor Harold “Jack” Sisson doesn’t have the authority to hire his workers, despite his job description including that duty, the town attorney said Monday.
Detainee's Attorney Seeks Dismissal Over Abuse (Washington Post)
A military defense attorney for a detainee held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has asked that all charges against his client be dismissed after prosecutors provided him documents that show the detainee was subjected to an abusive technique that had been banned at the facility, calling the treatment a...
URGENT FRENCH COURT FINES EBAY FOR COUNTERFEITING: LAWYER (The Tocqueville Connection)
REIMS, France, June 4, 2008 (AFP) - Online auction giant eBay was convicted Wednesday of counterfeiting goods and ordered to pay 20,000 euros (30,000 dollars) in damages to French luxury group Hermes, the company's lawyer said.
Siege-death barrister's family hire top lawyer to fight police (Daily Mail)
The devastated family of the barrister shot dead by police marksmen after a five-hour siege has hired a leading civil rights lawyer to challenge the police version of events.
Attorney for woman at center of abuse probe wants video released (The Daily Ardmoreite)
The Ardmore attorney who represents a woman who is the subject of two investigations into alleged child abuse at a local day care facility said he wants a copy of the cell phone video that is critical to the probes to be released to the public.
Local officials see Napolitano as good fit for attorney general (The Yuma Sun)
Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano would make a good fit as the attorney general rather than vice president in an Obama administration, say Yuma County officials and political party members.
Clayton County School Board Under District Attorney Probe (FOX 5 News Atlanta)
School board members in Clayton County are being investigated by the county's district attorney. At the center of the investigation, is a complaint filed by a former board member. FOX 5's Darryl Carver reports.
Dismissed attorney sues Dutchess County (Kingston Daily Freeman)
FORMER Dutchess County Legislature Attorney Scott Volkman wants his job back.
Illinois Republicans set to nominate attorney to national committee (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
DECATUR — Illinois Republican Party leaders Friday recommended former state’s attorney Pat Brady of St. Charles be named the new national committeeman at the Republican National Convention.
Attorney finds selectboard rejection of petitions on former Tannery land illegal (Camden Herald)
CAMDEN — An attorney representing Camden citizens who favor a public pathway along the Megunticook River on the Apollo Tannery property, has written that the selectboard exceeded their authority in denying two citizen petitions on April 29.
Gloucester lawyer to challenge Kerry (Boston Globe)
LOWELL - A defiant Gloucester lawyer Ed O'Reilly garnered enough support yesterday from party officials to ensure that he will give US Senator John F. Kerry his first Democratic primary challenge in 24 years.
DeWitt woman named attorney for Board of Water and Light (DeWitt-Bath Review)
LANSING — Lansing Board of Water & Light General Manager J. Peter Lark recently announced the appointment of Whitney M. Ezis as the BWL's new associate attorney.
Dismissed attorney sues Dutchess County (Kingston Daily Freeman)
FORMER Dutchess County Legislature Attorney Scott Volkman wants his job back.
War detainee's attorney seeks dismissal (San Jose Mercury News)
WASHINGTON - A military defense attorney for a detainee held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has asked that all charges against his client be dismissed after prosecutors provided him documents that show the detainee was subjected to an abusive technique that had been banned at the facility,