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Dallas lawyer says he paid rent to help Hunter escape tabloids (Houston Chronicle)
A Dallas lawyer paid rent for the woman with whom John Edwards said he had an affair so that she could move after being "hounded" by tabloids.
Fossett Attorney Dismisses Speculation About Death (NBC 5 Chicago)
An attorney for Steve Fossett's widow pleads for an end to speculation circulating in Internet reports that the millionaire adventurer may have faked his own death, possibly because he was heavily in debt.
Former district attorney indicted on forgery charges (The Lufkin Daily News)
A former district attorney who once headed Angelina County's felony case prosecutions is now on the other side of the law after being indicted Wednesday on two counts of felony forgery.
Granhom taps Flint Assistant Attorney Cathy Dowd new judge for 68th District Court (The Flint Journal)
FLINT, Michigan -- M. Cathy Dowd is headed to the bench. The Flint assistant city attorney was tapped Friday afternoon to become the new Flint District Court judge.
Kansas Board of Healing Arts hires new attorney (The Kansas City Star)
TOPEKA | A board that regulates physicians in Kansas has hired a new attorney, four months after its attorney and executive director resigned under pressure from lawmakers.
'Person of interest' in hit-and-run retains lawyer (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The man described by authorities as a "person of interest" in the hit-and-run accident that killed a Delaware County teen has retained a lawyer, police said yesterday.
Former municipal attorney charged with theft in real estate transaction (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – A former municipal attorney on probation for child pornography charges was arrested for allegedly keeping $9,500 he was holding in escrow in a real estate transaction.
Lawyer threatens suit over 'very sick' Broward County Courthouse (Sun-Sentinel)
It's a green-blackish mold that thrives on moisture and can produce toxins. A prominent lawyer claims it has infested the Broward County Courthouse so thoroughly that the building should be torn down.
Central NY attorney sentenced for stealing from client (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - August 9, 2008 3:15 AM ET UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - A former central New York attorney has been sentenced to five years' probation and six months of house arrest for stealing more...
Brown endorses Sedita for district attorney (The Buffalo News)
Mayor Byron W. Brown is taking sides in the hotly contested Democratic primary race for Erie County district attorney.
Indiana attorney general nixes use of red-light cameras (South Bend Tribune)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Cities and towns may not use cameras to catch motorists who run red lights until state lawmakers pass a law authorizing the cameras' use for traffic enforcement, Indiana's attorney general said Friday.
Former attorney sentenced (News 10 Now Syracuse)
A former Oneida County attorney was sentenced for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a client.
Central NY Attorney Sentenced for Stealing from Client (WRGB Albany)
A former central New York attorney has been sentenced to five years' probation and six months of house arrest for stealing more than $350,000 from a client.
Maine lawyer faces disciplinary action (Boston Globe)
The Board of Overseers of the Bar has directed its counsel to begin disciplinary action against Rumford lawyer Seth Carey for misconduct.
Memorial Service For Murder Attorney Saturday (The Kentucky Post)
A memorial service will be held Saturday morning for a Fairfield attorney who was found murdered last month. The service for Margaret All will be held at noon at the Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church on Wayne Avenue in Woodlawn.
Lawyer and wife in court (The New Zealand Herald)
A high-profile lawyer and his wife have been charged with money laundering in connection with a "serious offence" in Christchurch.
Lawyer Freeman and wife are divorcing (Post-Bulletin)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Morgan Freeman's lawyer says the actor and his wife of 24 years are getting a divorce. Freeman's lawyer, Bill Luckett, told the Memphis Commercial-Appeal newspaper that the divorce action is pending. Freeman's wife
LAWYER WANTS CLARITY OVER WILTORD FUTURE (Give Me Football)
Sylvain Wiltord´s lawyer is urging Rennes to make their position clear regarding his client´s future at the club. Wiltord, 33, was on Thursday axed from Rennes´ professional squad following his public criticism of coach Guy Lacombe.
Warren schools hire attorney for advising (The Northern Virginia Daily)
FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County School Board has hired a Richmond attorney to advise the panel on educational issues. "[School] law is very different than just general law," said Superintendent Pamela McInnis. "It is helpful to have someone to call on that's familiar with us."
Defense attorney search warrant motion hearing moved (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
A Collin County district judge has rescheduled a hearing in a capital murder trial to give attorneys more time to file briefings on a search warrant of a defense attorney’s office.
Warren schools hire attorney for advising (The Northern Virginia Daily)
FRONT ROYAL — The Warren County School Board has hired a Richmond attorney to advise the panel on educational issues. "[School] law is very different than just general law," said Superintendent Pamela McInnis. "It is helpful to have someone to call on that's familiar with us."
Cat caller attracts attention of Auckland lawyer (NZCity)
10 August 2008 A top Auckland criminal lawyer has come to the aid of a woman who has been convicted of disorderly behaviour, for constantly calling her cats.
Attorney General files suit against Sunmart (Cleveland Advocate)
On the morning of July 31 the Texas Attorney General’s Office filed suit against Petroleum Wholesalers, L.P., the parent company of Sunmart service stations, in Harris County. The Attorney General’s office is accusing Petroleum Wholesalers of violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act (DTPA).
Attorney: Law a youthful passion (Goshen News)
LaGrange attorney Bill Eberhard Jr. said he announced at age 10 he was going to work in the law, and never lost that vision, even when friends and teachers laughed at his goal.
Attorney General files suit against Sunmart (Cleveland Advocate)
On the morning of July 31 the Texas Attorney General’s Office filed suit against Petroleum Wholesalers, L.P., the parent company of Sunmart service stations, in Harris County. The Attorney General’s office is accusing Petroleum Wholesalers of violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act (DTPA).
Lawyer says naming 3 in investigation was wrong (El Paso Times)
EL PASO - While a court ruling that allows an El Paso lawyer to represent three men implicated in the FBI's public corruption investigation vindicates the defense lawyer, the ruling does very little to clear the names of the men who should have never been identified, their lawyer said. Related: Read past stories on the FBI investigation.
Attorney general files suit against petroleum wholesale (Deer Park Broadcaster & Progress)
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott took legal action Thursday against Petroleum Wholesale, L.P., after an investigation by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) found that The Woodlands-based company’s gas stations routinely failed to pump the amount of fuel its customers actually purchased.
Las Vegas Attorney Randal D. Shimon Named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is pleased to announce that attorney Randal Dennis Shimon of Las Vegas, NV has been certified as a member.
Cat caller attracts attention of Auckland lawyer (NZCity)
10 August 2008 A top Auckland criminal lawyer has come to the aid of a woman who has been convicted of disorderly behaviour, for constantly calling her cats.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi met lawyer: party spokesman (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Myanmar's detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was allowed a rare meeting with her lawyer to discuss her ongoing house arrest, a spokesman for her party said Sunday.
Burma's Suu Kyi meets her lawyer (The West Australian)
Burma's detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was allowed a rare meeting with her lawyer to discuss her ongoing house arrest, a spokesman for her party said.
Former municipal attorney charged with theft in real estate transaction (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – A former municipal attorney on probation for child pornography charges was arrested for allegedly keeping $9,500 he was holding in escrow in a real estate transaction.
State Attorney's race heating up, and that's no bull (The News Herald)
Politics Bay County-style are second to none, and that's no bull.     Where else can secret video set up by the state attorney of his nemesis' law office - to investigate a dispute over a fence - end up as evidence in a murder case.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi allowed rare visit by lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
Detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met with her lawyer for the first time in five years, one of her colleagues said Sunday.
Maine Lawyer Faces Disciplinary Action (WCSH 6 Portland)
PORTLAND (AP) -- The Board of Overseers of the Bar has directed its counsel to begin disciplinary action against Rumford lawyer Seth Carey for misconduct.
Lawyer says naming 3 in investigation was wrong (El Paso Times)
EL PASO - While a court ruling that allows an El Paso lawyer to represent three men implicated in the FBI's public corruption investigation vindicates the defense lawyer, the ruling does very little to clear the names of the men who should have never been identified, their lawyer said.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi allowed rare visit by lawyer (San Francisco Chronicle)
Detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met with her lawyer for the first time in five years, one of her colleagues said Sunday. Nyan Win, a spokesman for Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party, said she consulted her lawyer about the...
Myanmar’s Suu Kyi allowed rare visit by lawyer (Las Vegas Sun)
Sun, Aug 10, 2008 (5:54 a.m.) Detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met with her lawyer for the first time in five years, one of her colleagues said Sunday.
Attorney for state takes education post (NWAnews.com)
Jeremy C. Lasiter is moving from an assistant attorney general position to the general counsel’s job at the Arkansas Department of Education, Education Commissioner Ken James announced Thursday. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
Fossett talk false: lawyer (The Age)
A lawyer for Steve Fossett's widow has pleaded for an end to speculation that the US millionaire adventurer may have faked his own death.
Judge Pope Rejects Defense Attorney’s Motions In Fire Case (Ashley County Ledger)
Circuit Judge Sam Pope, in a written opinion filed Thursday, July 31, denied two motions filed in June by Robert Bridewell, the attorney representing Joel David "Luke" Holland.
Myanmar's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi meets lawyer (EARTHtimes.org)
Yangon - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been allowed to meet her lawyer for the first time after five years under house arrest, opposition sources said Sunday. Suu Kyi met with her lawyer Kyi Win on Friday at her residence in Yangon, ...
Aung San Suu Kyi meets with lawyer in Myanmar (International Herald Tribune)
She was reported to have consulted her lawyer about the detention law under which she had been confined without trial for more than 12 of the past 19 years.
Hamilton County, Ill. State's Attorney dead (Evansville Courier & Press)
McLEANSBORO, Ill. - The current State's Attorney of Hamilton County, Ill., Rod Irvin died early this morning in the St. Louis suburb of Earth City, Mo. He was 43.
Defense attorney search warrant motion hearing moved (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
A Collin County district judge has rescheduled a hearing in a capital murder trial to give attorneys more time to file briefings on a search warrant of a defense attorney’s office.
Aung San Suu Kyi allowed to meet lawyer (The Hindu)
Yangon: Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was allowed a rare meeting with her lawyer on August 8 to discuss her ongoing house arrest. ...
Maine Lawyer Faces Disciplinary Action (WLBZ Bangor)
PORTLAND (AP) -- The Board of Overseers of the Bar has directed its counsel to begin disciplinary action against Rumford lawyer Seth Carey for misconduct.
Lawyer says no contact from Thaksin, wife (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
A lawyer of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife, Pojama, said Monday the couple had not contacted him yet. Khamnuan Chalopatham said it was not uncertain whether Thaksin and Pojaman would show up for the trial in the Ratchadapisek land case.
County attorney candidates trade barbs (Quad-City Times)
Labor Day is two weeks away, with election day just eight weeks later, but the race for Scott County attorney is starting to heat up with accusations and counter-accusations.
U.S. Attorney’s Office pursuing move to Severs Building (Muskogee Phoenix)
The General Services Administration is negotiating a 10-year lease for four floors of the Severs Building to house the U.S. Attorney’s Office, a government official said.