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Clint Rickards seeks admission to bar as lawyer (The New Zealand Herald)
Former assistant police commissioner Clint Rickards has applied for admission to the bar as a lawyer. Rickards was acquitted of historical sex charges in March last year and resigned from the police in November.
Clint Rickards applies to be lawyer (Stuff)
Former assistant police commissioner Clint Rickards has applied for admission to the bar as a lawyer.
District attorney faces two rivals Oct. 4 (The Advocate)
Vanessa Williams maintains she should be district attorney of the 21st Judicial District because of her impartiality and experience in working for both the prosecutor’s and public defender’s offices.
How to choose an intellectual property attorney (BizJournals)
Intellectual property protection can resemble a sea of daunting regulations and technical language, but a highly specialized attorney can help business owners successfully traverse its complex waters.
How to choose a corporate attorney/law firm (BizJournals)
Identifying an appropriate law firm to represent your business involves a lot more than checking an attorney’s academic credentials.
Nicholas to oppose Rickards' lawyer certificate (Stuff)
Louise Nicholas plans to ask the Auckland District Law Society not to give former assistant police commissioner Clint Rickards a "good character" certificate so he can become a practising lawyer.
Kenya: Bill Will Punish Chaos Culprits - Attorney General (AllAfrica.com)
Perpetrators of the post-election violence are likely to go scot free unless the International Crimes Bill 2008 is enacted, Attorney General Amos Wako warned on Friday.
Release of Bangladesh ex-PM's son imminent: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
The detained son and political heir of Bangladesh's former premier Khaleda Zia was expected to be freed Monday after the Supreme Court upheld an order to grant him bail, his lawyer said.
Carrollton: State attorney general sues nursing home (The Carrollton Leader)
A Carrollton nursing home has been charged with failing to maintain minimum health and safety standards required by Texas law, according to a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
Lawyer meets Aung San Suu Kyi, says she's thin but well (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Myanmar's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has lost some weight but is feeling well, her lawyer said Monday after a 30-minute meeting with her.
Release of Bangladesh ex-PM's son imminent: lawyer (TODAYonline)
File photo shows Bangladeshi policemen escorting Tareque Rahman (centre), son of the country's last prime minister Khaleda Zia, to a court in Dhaka. Zia is set to be freed after the Supreme Court upheld an order to grant him bail, his lawyer said.
Lawyer M Ravi held on further remand in IMH till Sep 15 (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Singapore News)
SINGAPORE: Lawyer M Ravi will be further remanded in the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for another two weeks until September 15.
Lawyer M Ravi held on further remand in IMH till Sep 15 (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Philippines News)
SINGAPORE: Lawyer M Ravi will be further remanded in the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for another two weeks until September 15.
Lawyer meets Aung San Suu Kyi, says she's thin but well (TODAYonline)
Myanmar protestors with a portrait of Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a rally to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1988 pro-democracy revolution in Tokyo on August 8. The detained leader has lost some weight but is feeling well, her lawyer has said after a 30-minute meeting with her.
Xcel Energy, New York Attorney General Resolve Carbon Disclosure Issues (PollutionOnline)
Xcel Energy and New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo today announced an agreement that resolves greenhouse gas disclosure issues raised by Cuomo last fall
District attorney gives to police department (Deer Park Broadcaster & Progress)
The Deer Park Police Department received a check from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office last week to fund the department with a new video recording system for police vehicles.
Inmate death under investigation by district attorney (Lake Houston Sentinel)
The Harris County District Attorney’s Office is investigating a case in which an inmate died while in the custody of the Baytown Police Department (BPD).
State's Attorney: Hells Angels started bar brawl that led to shooting (Rapid City Journal)
The Meade County State’s Attorney said Friday that members of the Hells Angels initiated a bar scuffle that led to the shooting of one of club’s members at the Loud American Roadhouse in Sturgis earlier this month.
Aung San Suu Kyi's lawyer says she's lost weight (AP via Yahoo! Philippines News)
Detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has lost weight and continues to shun food deliveries, her lawyer said Monday but declined to confirm if she is on a hunger strike.
Aung San Suu Kyi's lawyer says she's lost weight (GMA News)
YANGON, Myanmar - Detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has lost weight and continues to shun food deliveries, her lawyer said Monday but declined to confirm if she is on a hunger strike.
Aung San Suu Kyi's lawyer says she's lost weight (Philstar.com)
YANGON (AP) - Detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has lost weight and continues to shun food deliveries, her lawyer said today but declined to confirm if she is on a hunger strike.
Zambia: Attorney General Outlines Former First Lady's Pension (AllAfrica.com)
FORMER first lady, Maureen Mwanawasa is entitled to a salary equivalent to 50 per cent of that of a serving Head of State following her husband's death, Attorney General Mumba Malila has said.
Release of Bangladesh ex-PM's son imminent: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The detained son and political heir of Bangladesh's former premier Khaleda Zia was expected to be freed Tuesday after the Supreme Court upheld an order to grant him bail, his lawyer said.
Jade Goody ill with 'life-threatening cancer,' says lawyer (EARTHtimes.org)
London - Controversial British reality TV star Jade Goody is suffering from advanced and life threatening cervical cancer, a barrister told a court hearing Monday. The 27-year-old beautician faced a long road of pain and distress, said lawyer And...
Mandeville city attorney involved in crash; had drink to 'calm' down (St. Tammany News)
An accident involving Mandeville City Attorney David Cressy and a 21-year-old man just over a week ago is raising eyebrows.
Attorney General won’t prosecute Sheriff Hedges (The Adobe Press)
Sheriff Pat Hedges, who is being sued by one of his top-ranking deputies for allegedly violating his constitutional rights, won’t face criminal charges for eavesdropping on the officer, the state Attorney General’s Office announced last week.
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.
Jade might die - lawyer (News 24 South Africa)
Big Brother star Jade Goody's cancer has advanced and is life threatening, her lawyer says.
Labor Attorney Feuding Sag Factions Have No Answers To Impasse (ContactMusic)
A prominent entertainment labor attorney who conducted online interviews with leaders of the two primary feuding factions of the Screen Actors Guild has chided each side ...
Ex-private eye Pellicano, lawyer convicted of conspiracy (USA Today)
Former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano and his entertainment lawyer co-defendant were convicted Friday of charges linked to the wiretapping of billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian's former wife in a child support battle.
Palin retains lawyer over probe into alleged bid to fire trooper (USA Today)
More not-so-good news today regarding Sen. John McCain's running mate. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has hired a lawyer to defend her in the state Legislature's investigation of whether Palin fired former public safety commissioner Walter Monegan because he refused to sack a state trooper — her former brother-in-law, who had divorced Palin's sister. Three weeks ago the governor had to backtrack from ...
Palin hires attorney for trooper probe (MSNBC)
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential candidate, has hired a private practice attorney to defend her in the investigation into the firing of her public safety commissioner.
Rickards faces hurdle to become lawyer (The New Zealand Herald)
Disgraced former police assistant commissioner Clint Rickards could face a Law Society interview panel in his quest to become a lawyer. Mr Rickards has finished his legal training, but to become a lawyer he now needs to be admitted to the bar.
Palin hires lawyer for 'Troopergate' investigation in Alaska (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice-presidential candidate, has hired a private practice lawyer to defend her in an investigation into the firing of her public safety commissioner.
Palin hires attorney for Troopergate investigation (AP via Yahoo! News)
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential candidate, is being represented by an attorney in the investigation into the firing of her public safety commissioner.
Private lawyer hired to represent Palin in Monegan inquiry (Anchorage Daily News)
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin -- Republican John McCain's pick for vice president -- now has a private lawyer representing her office in the investigation into the firing of her public safety commissioner.
Attorney hired for Palin in firing inquiry (USA Today)
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, is being represented by an attorney in the investigation into the firing of her public safety commissioner.
Palin hires attorney for Troopergate investigation (San Francisco Chronicle)
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential candidate, is being represented by an attorney in the investigation into the firing of her public safety commissioner. The Legislature is investigating whether Palin fired public safety commissioner Walt...
Court slams lawyer who kept compensation for seven years (Haaretz Daily)
The Haifa District Court has severely criticized a lawyer who held NIS 1.75 million in compensation awarded to his client for seven years, and called on the Israel Bar Association to take appropriate action to prevent a reoccurrence of such actions.
Palin hires attorney for Troopergate investigation (The Wilmington Star-News)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential candidate, is being represented by an attorney in the investigation into the firing of her public safety commissioner.
Republican VP pick Palin hires lawyer over Alaska inquiry (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Republican vice-presidential pick Sarah Palin has hired a private lawyer to represent her in an investigation that she abused her powers as Alaska governor, her office confirmed Monday.
Palin hires attorney for Troopergate investigation (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - September 1, 2008 5:33 PM ET JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential candidate, has hired a private practice attorney to defend her in the...
Palin hires lawyer to handle Monegan/Wooten investigation matters (Alaska Public Radio Network)
Governor Palin has hired a private lawyer to defend her in the investigation over the firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan. The Legislature is investigating whether Palin dismissed Monegan after he refused to fire the State Trooper who divorced Palin’s sister. Dave Donaldson, APRN - Juneau Download Audio (MP3)
Palin hires attorney for Troopergate investigation (KTVF Fairbanks)
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential candidate, has hired a private practice attorney to defend her and members of her staff in the investigation into the firing of...
Palin hires attorney for Troopergate investigation (KTVA Anchorage)
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential candidate, has hired a private practice attorney to defend her and members of her staff in the investigation into the firing of her public safety commissioner.
Palin Hires Attorney For Trooper Investigation (KCTV 5 Kansas City)
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Sen. John McCain's running mate, has hired a private practice attorney to defend her in the investigation into the firing of her public safety commissioner.
Attorney fees cover possible lawsuit (The Longview News-Journal)
QUESTION: I recently paid delinquent taxes for a relative in another county. There was the tax, of course, plus penalty and interest, which I expected. There was also an attorney fee on each entity for each year, which surprised me, since no tax lawsuit had ever been filed. Is it legal to charge attorneys fees when no case has been filed?
State Attorney-elect Corey's goal: Office efficiency (The Florida Times-Union)
In a post-election interview, Corey laid out part of her vision for the State Attorney office, which includes Duval, Clay and Nassau counties, as well as addressed issues from her bitter political campaign.
Small firms need to have a power of attorney (The Record)
Q. As sole owner of a business, do I need to have a power of attorney for business purposes? Running a business requires the performance of various day-to-day tasks that the individual business owner/operator comes to regard as routine.
Private attorney hired in Palin personnel case (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has a private attorney defending her in the investigation into the firing of her public safety commissioner. The Legislature is investigating whether Palin fired public safety commissioner Walt Monegan after he refused to fire a state trooper who had divorced Palin's sister.