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Inmate flees OCCC after meeting with attorney (Honolulu Advertiser)
Police continued their search last night for an O'ahu Community Correctional Center inmate who fled from her attorney while on supervised released yesterday.
Lawyer: pool safety law not well known (Journal Inquirer)
A lawyer for a swimming pool company president charged in the drowning of a Greenwich boy said Monday that there was a general lack of awareness about a safety law his client is accused of breaking.
Illegal immigrants in the US have the 'right to remain silent' - lawyer (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - An American immigration lawyer reminded undocumented foreigners in the US that they are not required to divulge any information regarding their nationality should US immigration authorities arrest or detain them.
Attorney general calls for probe in mortgage case (Miami Herald)
Saying he's outraged that thousands of people with criminal histories were allowed to peddle home loans in Florida, Attorney General Bill McCollum called for an investigation into the state agency overseeing the mortgage industry.
Lawyer: Pool exec couldn't predict child's drowning (Norwalk Advocate)
STAMFORD - The president of a Stamford pool company charged in the drowning of a 6-year-old Greenwich boy could not have foreseen the boy getting trapped in a suction valve in the pool his company built, his lawyer said yesterday.
SA Attorney To Head Obama's Texas Campaign (KSAT San Antonio)
AUSTIN, Texas -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has tapped San Antonio attorney Juan Sepulveda to head his Texas presidential campaign.
City attorney cautions against city taking back lot (NWAnews.com)
Even though public funds were used to acquire the ground where the Renaissance Tower is supposed to sit, Fayetteville City Attorney Kit Williams said he would not recommend that the city try to gain ownership of the land. (Northwest Arkansas Times)
Kilpatrick Attorney Calls Officers' Testimony a 'Total Contradiction' (FOX 2 News Detroit)
The lead attorney on Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's legal team stopped by FOX 2 News Morning on Tuesday to discuss the latest allegations facing his client. Click the video player to see what Jim Parkman had to say about last week's bond hearing and what's in store for the entire mayoral defense team.
Attorney general calls for probe in mortgage case (Miami Herald)
Saying he's outraged that thousands of people with criminal histories were allowed to peddle home loans in Florida, Attorney General Bill McCollum called for an investigation into the state agency overseeing the mortgage industry.
Reiser's Lawyer Says He's Nuts (Linux World)
On Monday, nine days ahead of his sentencing on July 9 for the murder of his wife, William DuBois, the lawyer for ace Linux programmer Hans Reiser, filed a brief with the court saying - for the very first time since this case began - that under penalty of perjury that he think Reiser 'may be mentally incompetent as a result of mental disorder or developmental disability' - not simply socially ...
Lawyer suspended 15 months for offering kick-backs to undercover PI (Straits Times)
WHEN lawyer Rayney Wong handed a referral fee to a private investigator posing as a property agent at a meeting four years ago, it was apparently not the first time he had done so.
Defense attorney: Lima officer heard gunfire (WANE-TV Fort Wayne)
A defense attorney says a Lima police officer accused of fatally shooting a woman during a drug raid thought he was being fired upon when he pulled the trigger.
Broadband Regulation Could Crimp Cablers, ACA Lawyer Says At Forum (MultiChannel News)
Orlando, Fla. – The “rejuvenation” that independent cable operators have enjoyed by expanding into broadband service could be impacted by possible federal regulation, a lawyer for the American Cable Association warned Monday.
Defense lawyer seeks probation for Sharpe James (Asbury Park Press)
NEWARK - Sentencing of former Newark Mayor Sharpe James for corruption charges is underway in U.S. District Court before Judge William Martini. James entered the courtroom moments before the 10 a.m. commencement of the proceedings, and shortly thereafter lawyer Thomas Ashley said he sought probation for James, convicted of helping girlfriend Tamika Riley obtain and resell city properties at ...
Police: Body Found In East End Belongs To Attorney (The Kentucky Post)
Cincinnati Police have confirmed the body found in the East End over the weekend belongs to a local attorney. Police say a man searching for scrap metal near Schmidt Park discovered the woman's body on Sunday.
Lawyer withdraws motion to open juvenile's file (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A lawyer for the mother of a juvenile denied a public defender has withdrawn a motion to make some confidential court records public, a judge said Tuesday. Lawyer Chad Butcher had asked for records of a July 14 hearing to be opened for a federal lawsuit the mother planned to file against the Department of Public Advocacy and the state. It is not clear why Butcher withdrew the motion ...
Defense attorney: Lima officer heard gunfire (The Plain Dealer)
A white police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black woman holding her 1-year-old son thought he was being fired upon by a drug dealer when he pulled the trigger, his attorney said Tuesday. The death of 26-year-old Tarika...
Attorney to head Obama's Texas operation (KXAN 36 Austin)
AUSTIN (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has tapped San Antonio attorney Juan Sepulveda to head his Texas presidential campaign. Sepulveda is a member of Obama's National Latino Leadership Council and served as a senior adviser for Bill Bradley's 2000 presidential campaign.
Defence lawyer says police officer who killed bystander thought he heard shots (Times & Transcript)
A white police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black woman holding her one-year-old son thought he was being fired upon by a drug dealer when he pulled the trigger, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Crime group to hear from district attorney (The Charlotte Observer)
Mecklenburg District Attorney Peter Gilchrist is among the scheduled speakers for Wednesday's meeting of the new citizens' panel formed to offer solutions on improving the local justice system and curb crime. The meeting is set for 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in room 267 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St. in uptown. Other scheduled speakers are: Kevin Tully, ...
9/11 Con Man Wanted By Broward State Attorney (CBS4 Miami)
A con man who scammed money out of the Red Cross after the September 11th attacks now has a warrant out for his arrest in South Florida.  The Broward State Attorney's Office said Patric Henn, who now lives in Los Angeles, never re-paid the Red Cross for the money he stole.
Attorney Releases Sex Tape of Woman Who Accused Him of Rape (WOAI San Antonio)
The attorney says the woman accusing him is a liar and has a videotape to help prove it.
Environmental attorney hired to help city (Middletown Journal)
The city of Monroe decided earlier this month to hire an environmental attorney to give it direction regarding the proposed $350 million coke plant in Middletown.
Why Karadzic Wants No Lawyer (Time.com via Yahoo! News)
The Bosnian Serb accused war criminal is following a longstanding traditionin in politicized trials by planning to defend himself
Preacher's lawyer says speed is to blame for crash (San Jose Mercury News)
The lawyer for a Hickman preacher on trial for murder says speed is to blame for the crash. Howard Douglas Porter is accused of staging two wrecks and killing 85-year-old Frank Craig to cover up the embezzlement of up to $1.
NY attorney general announces more Internet providers will block access to child porn sites (Newsday)
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) _ New York's attorney general says several more Internet service providers have agreed to limit access to child pornography.
Arthur lawyer claims another man confessed to 1982 murder (The Tuscaloosa News)
MONTGOMERY | The lawyer for condemned inmate Tommy Douglas Arthur, who is scheduled to die Thursday for a 1982 murder, said she has a signed confession from another man admitting he committed the murder.
Lawyer: Judge Arrested on Drunk Driving Charges to Keep License (FOX 5 News Atlanta)
ATLANTA (MyFOX Atlanta) -- A lawyer for an Atlanta Municipal Court judge arrested earlier this year on drunk driving charges said his client will not lose his license for refusing to take a sobriety test.
Body identified as attorney (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Hamilton County Coroner O’dell Owens confirmed Tuesday that a body found in the woods near Schmidt Field in the East End Sunday was Cincinnati attorney Margaret Allen.
Citing Racist Behavior, Judges Ban Lawyer From Courthouse Floor (Law.com)
Citing "racist and disrespectful behavior to court staff," two judges have banned an Atlanta divorce lawyer from coming to the fifth floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse without being escorted by a sheriff's deputy. Paul R. Koehler, who is white, acknowledged in an interview that he had addressed an African-American court staffer as a "little monkey" but said he thought he was speaking to ...
Small-practice attorney challenges judge, faults demeanor (The Palm Beach Post)
An attorney from a small law practice is challenging a Palm Beach County circuit judge.
Prominent Lawyer Accused by Former Paralegal of Being 'Sexual Predator' (Law.com)
A former paralegal at prominent plaintiffs lawyer Richard Laminack's current and former firms alleges the Houston attorney is a "sexual predator" who once offered her $15,000 to stay with him for a weekend in Las Vegas and once suggested she perform a sexual act on an expert witness. Angela Robinson has sued Laminack, his current firm of Laminack, Pirtle & Martines and a former firm, alleging ...
Report: Attorney wrong to keep cash (Miami Herald)
The Miami-Dade County School Board attorney should not have kept $10,000 for moving expenses because she never actually relocated from Palm Beach County to Miami-Dade -- as required by the payment, the school district's Inspector General's said in a report released Tuesday.
Supreme Court Disciplines Lakeland Lawyer (The Lakeland Ledger)
LAKELAND | The Florida Supreme Court reported Tuesday that a Lakeland lawyer will be suspended for 90 days and must attend a trust account workshop.R. James Platt Jr. admitted violating Florida Bar rules concerning the proper maintenance of trust accounts, according to Bar records.
Hobe Sound lawyer to replace deceased judge (Stuart News)
WEST PALM BEACH — Hobe Sound civil lawyer Jack Schramm Cox will replace the seat vacated by Circuit Judge Jeffrey Winikoff, who died June 17, a week after suffering a massive heart attack.
Springfield lawyer joins state delegation (The Republican)
BOSTON - A Springfield lawyer has been elected to the state delegation of the American Bar Association's House of Delegates. Kyle R. Guelcher was elected to a two-year term, starting Sept. 1, according to Massachusetts Bar Association President David W. White Jr.
Attorney, family settle $560,000 in contested will (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A Fox Chapel attorney and relatives of a widow who gave the attorney and her father half of her estate a month before she died reached a private settlement Tuesday over doling out the $560,000.
Attorney General Refutes Claims By Prop 8 Proponents (NBC 11 Bay Area)
State Attorney General Jerry Brown refutes assertions made by proponents of Proposition 8, who filed a lawsuit in Sacramento Tuesday against Brown to challenge the new wording of the initiative on the November ballot.
Attorney General Greg Abbott in Corpus Christi (KIII Corpus Christi)
Attorney General Greg Abbott talks with 3 News reporter Bill Churchwell Live at Five about a new child safety initiative to protect Texas kids.
Kline, Howe vie in GOP primary for Johnson County district attorney (The Kansas City Star)
One has a name virtually everyone knows. The other is seeking office for the first time. Together, Phill Kline and Steve Howe are fighting a contentious primary race over who should be Johnson County’s next district attorney.
Mom’s Attorney Ties Up Some Loose Ends (FOX 35 Orlando)
In a late night interview Tuesday Casey Anthony's attorney Jose Baez, answered a few questions that have surfaced in the last few days....
Lawyer to killer: 'Put up or shut up' (UPI)
LONDON, July 30 (UPI) -- A lawyer says he was unable to get one of the 1960s' British Moors Murderers to pinpoint the grave of a 12-year-old boy who was one of their five victims.
Attorney: Minor league hockey player sentenced (MSNBC)
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -The attorney for a minor league hockey player says his client has been sentenced to one year and one day of prison for slapping a flight attendant, head-butting a passenger and exposing himself on an American Airlines flight from Toronto to Dallas.
Lawyer pleads not guilty to phone tap (Daily Telegraph)
PROMNINENT Perth lawyer Lloyd Rayney has pleaded not guilty to charges of tapping his murdered wife's phone.
Prominent Lawyer Accused by Former Paralegal of Being 'Sexual Predator' (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A former paralegal at prominent plaintiffs lawyer Richard Laminack's current and former firms alleges the Houston attorney is a "sexual predator" who once offered her $15,000 to stay with him for a weekend in Las Vegas and once suggested she perform a sexual act on an expert witness.
Lawyer: Karadzic will not enter plea (USA Today)
Radovan Karadzic's lawyer says his client will not enter a plea when he appears for the first time before the U.N. war crimes court.
Feinstein still questions U.S. attorney's staff moves (Los Angeles Times)
Unhappy with Atty. Gen. Mukasey's response about the disbanding of the L.A. public corruption unit, the senator sought more details. Official says neither Justice nor the White House played a role. Five months after the sudden dismantling of the public corruption unit in the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles, questions are still being raised in Washington, D.C., about the controversial ...
Hobe Sound lawyer appointed to Palm Beach County bench (Sun-Sentinel)
Hobe Sound civil lawyer Jack Schramm Cox will replace the seat vacated by Circuit Judge Jeffrey Winikoff, who died June 17, a week after suffering a massive heart attack.
Lawyer withdraws motion to open juvenile's file (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A lawyer for the mother of a juvenile denied a public defender has withdrawn a motion to make some confidential court records public, a judge said Tuesday. Lawyer Chad Butcher had asked for records of a July 14 hearing to be opened for a federal lawsuit the mother planned to file against the Department of Public Advocacy and the state. It is not clear why Butcher withdrew the motion, ...
Defense attorney: Lima officer heard gunfire (WTOL 11 Toledo)
Defense Attorney Bill Kluge told the jury during that Sgt. Joseph Chavalia heard gunshots from fellow officers firing at pit bulls released by drug dealer Anthony Terry on the home's first floor.