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Lawyer expresses hope for Elder despite drug charges (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The lawyer for Millie Elder, adopted daughter of broadcaster Paul Holmes, says he has hope for her future despite her appearance in court yesterday on serious drugs charges.
Lawyer says Suu Kyi in good health (Outlook India)
Aung San Suu Kyi's lawyer said today that he had held "positive" talks with the detained democracy leader and that she appeared in good health, after reports she was not accepting food.
Lawyer: There is hope for Millie (TVNZ)
The lawyer for Millie Elder, daughter of broadcaster Paul Holmes, says he has hope for her future despite her appearance in court on Thursday on serious drugs charges.
Sudan murder defendants confessed under torture-lawyer (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters KHARTOUM, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Four Sudanese men accused of murdering a U.S. aid worker in Khartoum told a court on Thursday they confessed to the crime under torture, their lawyer said. A fifth man ...
'Goodfellas' defense attorney arrested (Newsday)
Veteran defense attorney Robert Simels has represented the mobster immortalized in "Goodfellas," a drug kingpin with ties to hip-hop and other notorious clients in his long career.
Attorney General Abbott Activates Operation Safe Shelter For Hurricane Ike (KTAL Shreveport)
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today launched Operation Safe Shelter, a new emergency service that will provide registered sex offender information to evacuation shelter personnel.
State Attorney Candidates Debate (WJHG Panama City)
The Bay County Bar sponsored a public debate at noon tuesday for the two candidates in the running for the State Attorney's position for the 14th Judicial Circuit.
Lawyer says Ontario judge admits 'judicial misconduct' but should not be removed (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - The lawyer for an Ontario judge under examination by a disciplinary panel for his conduct during a murder trial said Thursday his client's dramatic apology the previous day was "an admission of judicial misconduct."
Ex-Arnold & Porter Lawyer Pleads Guilty In Tax Fraud Scheme (Nasdaq)
NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- A former lawyer at Arnold & Porter LLP and the Internal Revenue Service pleaded guilty Thursday to criminal charges in an alleged scheme to promote fraudulent tax shelters.
Ark. attorney general: Schools can admit illegal immigrants (USA Today)
Arkansas' colleges and universities can admit illegal immigrants, the Arkansas attorney general's office says. The state's higher education director earlier this year ordered schools to check the immigration status of potential students.
Race war at Scotland Yard: Dizaei and the crooked lawyer (Daily Mail)
Disturbing links can be revealed today between race row lawyer Shahrokh Mireskandari and one of Scotland Yard's most controversial officers.
Lawyer cited for contempt to explain on Oct 7 (The New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court yesterday set Oct 7 to hear a lawyer's explanation for filing a RM30 million suit against a High Court judge.
Lawyer for O.J. co-defendant under indictment (The Fresno Bee)
A lawyer representing O.J. Simpson co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart is facing tax evasion charges in his home state of Louisiana, where he served as a state lawmaker until January. Read comments
Plaintiffs Lawyer Files Constitutional Challenge to Law Restricting Silica Litigation (Law.com)
A Texas plaintiffs lawyer, on behalf of hundreds of silica litigants, is pressing a constitutional challenge to a state law that restricts his clients from litigating claims if they suffer no physical impairments. John M. Black argues that by tying the definition of "functional impairment" to evolving American Medical Association guides, the state Legislature has abdicated its law-making role to ...
Girlfriend's death not premeditated, ex-con's attorney says (Los Angeles Daily News)
An ex-con killed his former girlfriend after the woman falsely accused him of rape and told authorities where they could find him, his attorney told jurors today.
Lawyer For O.J. Co-Defendant Under Indictment (KLAS Las Vegas)
A lawyer representing O.J. Simpson co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart is facing tax evasion charges in his home state of Louisiana, where he served as a state lawmaker until January.
S'pore's Attorney-General sues The Wall Street Journal Asia (Channel NewsAsia)
SINGAPORE: Singapore's Attorney General is taking The Wall Street Journal Asia and its editors to court for contempt. A statement from the A-G's Chambers said that recent publications in the Journal "impugn the impartiality, integrity and independence of the Singapore judiciary."
State's attorney and his office still reviewing trooper-related fatality (Rockford Register Star)
The investigation into a fatal car crash involving a state trooper is in the hands of Winnebago County State’s Attorney Phil Nicolosi, who said earlier this week that he would like to make a decision regarding charges by next week.
Attorney General may investigate salt prices (Quad-City Times)
The Illinois Attorney General’s office has not decided to act on claims of price gouging and pursue an investigation into the price of road salt, which for Rock Island County tripled from last year.
Palin's attorney calls Monegan investigation unlawful (KTUU Anchorage)
Attorney Van Flein says the Monegan investigation is secretive and unlawful and suggests that the state senator coordincating it may be waging a vendetta to help a friend.
Missouri attorney general candidates find common ground in first debate (The Kansas City Star)
COLUMBIA | The Republican and Democratic candidates for attorney general seemed to agree as much as they disagreed Thursday in their first debate of the general election season.
Attorney dies at 63 (The Post and Courier)
Maryland attorney Leonard Lewis McCants, formerly of Charleston, has died at age 63. McCants, of Washington, D.C., was born and raised in Charleston and was a 1963 graduate of Bonds Wilson High School. He died Sept. 1 at a Washington hospital.
Lawyer testifies about Celona (The Providence Journal)
James R. McGuirk, Roger Williams Medical Center’s lawyer and a friend of then-president Robert A. Urciuoli, says he advised against hiring John Celona.
Riverside County district attorney's allies fill posts costing $500,000 (The Press-Enterprise)
After his 2006 election, Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco created a new group of staff and filled the unit partly with his one-time Assembly aides and former Republican political operatives.
Singapore attorney general to sue Wall Street Journal Asia (Yahoo! Asia News)
SINGAPORE (AFP) - Singapore's attorney-general's office is taking legal action against the Wall Street Journal Asia and two editors over articles allegedly casting doubt on the judiciary's integrity, it said.
LeRoy lawyer expects to file lawsuit Friday to stop park closures (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- LeRoy lawyer and doctor Tom Pliura said he will lodge a lawsuit in McLean County Circuit Court arguing that Gov. Rod Blagojevich and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources lack the legal power to close 11 state parks as planned Nov. 1. | Rallies planned to protest closures | House looks to override ethics veto | Lottery lease clears big hurdle
Bar association honors district attorney (Boston Globe)
Boston Bar Association honored Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley yesterday with its Distinguished Public Servant Award.
Attorney profits from Wal-Mart settlement (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
ROSEMEAD - After four years and four lawsuits over the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Grove Avenue, the only clear winner appears to be the attorney who handled the suits.
'HIT' LAWYER FACED PRIOR HARASS RAP (New York Post)
The shady lawyer who allegedly plotted to kill family members of government witnesses once tried to "silence, intimidate and harass" them during a press conference in Guyana. Lawyer Robert Simels, 61, angered a federal judge last year when he...
Attorney asks justices to enter tax cap fray (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CARSON CITY -- Las Vegas attorney Joel Hansen on Thursday asked the Nevada Supreme Court to temporarily prohibit from taking effect a lower court ruling that kicked a proposed 2 percent property tax cap measure off of the November ballot.
Attorney departs county DA race (The Post-Standard)
Canastota attorney Peter Finocchiaro said he is bowing outÕ7FinocchiaroÕ of the Madison County District Attorney's race because he's convinced a third-party candidate cannot win.
Lawyer found shot to death, cause sought (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A Hamilton lawyer's death remains under investigation despite indications that he might have shot himself, said Butler County Coroner Richard Burkhardt.
2nd fen-phen lawyer posts $2.5M bond, leaves jail (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
COVINGTON - A lawyer who won $200 million from the maker of the diet drug fen-phen and then was accused of defrauding clients will get to prepare his defense while out of jail.
Case against Dan-Jumbo dismissed, attorney says (The Buffalo News)
Misdemeanor assault charges against celebrity TV handyman Andrew Dan-Jumbo were dismissed Thursday, according to his attorney.
‘Lincoln, The Lawyer’ Symposium At RiverCenter (The Kentucky Post)
The Northern Kentucky Law Review of the Chase College of Law and the Kentucky Historical Society are co-sponsoring a free public symposium “Lincoln, the Lawyer,” Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Marriott RiverCenter in Covington, Ky.
Bangladesh ex-PM's son leaves country, quits politics: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The influential son of Bangladesh's ex-premier Khaleda Zia has left the country and "retired from active politics," a lawyer said Friday.
Tatar's attorney seeks caseworker (The Leader Times)
Attorney Jeffrey Miller is expected to argue in court today for the resources he feels are necessary to prove that caseworkers' documents were altered in the homicide case of a Parks man serving a life sentence.
Bar association honors district attorney (Boston Globe)
Boston Bar Association honored Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley yesterday with its Distinguished Public Servant Award.
Canton attorney gets 6-year sentence for child porn (Akron Beacon Journal)
A Canton attorney was sentenced to six years in prison today for possessing and viewing child pornography on his two home computers.
Singapore attorney general sues Wall Street Journal Asia (Yahoo! Asia News)
SINGAPORE (AFP) - Singapore's attorney-general's office initiated legal action Friday against the Wall Street Journal Asia and two editors over articles allegedly casting doubt on the judiciary's integrity.
Race war at Scotland Yard: Dizaei and the crooked lawyer (Daily Mail)
Disturbing links can be revealed today between race row lawyer Shahrokh Mireskandari and one of Scotland Yard's most controversial officers.
Lawyer's family deny video leak (BBC News)
The family of a divorce lawyer shot dead during a police siege deny leaking material from the video of the incident.
Lawyer's family deny video leak (BBC News)
The family of a divorce lawyer shot dead during a police siege deny leaking material from the video of the incident.
Canton attorney gets six years for child porn (The Plain Dealer)
AKRON -- Canton attorney Brian Butler was sentenced to six years in prison Friday for pandering child pornography. Butler, 39, was sentenced by Judge Robert Gippin on five counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor. In 2005, Butler gave two...
Convicting Khawaja would reward terrorists: lawyer (CTV.ca)
Momin Khawaja's lawyer says the al Qaeda operatives of 9-11 will score a victory if his client is convicted of terrorism charges on the basis of mere rhetoric or guilt by association.
Springfield lawyer, David O'Desky, begins 6 month jail term for stealing $15,000 from elderly woman (The Republican)
SPRINGFIELD - Springfield lawyer David R. O'Desky reported to Hampden Superior Court Friday to begin serving a term of six months in the Hampden County Correctional Center in Ludlow.
French judge issues warrants over Senegal ferry disaster: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A French judge issued international arrest warrants Friday for nine Senegalese officials over the 2002 sinking of the Joola ferry, Africa's worst maritime disaster, a lawyer for the French victims said.
Cosgrove admits 'judicial misconduct' but should not be removed: Lawyer (The Brockville Recorder and Times)
The lawyer for an Ontario judge under examination by a disciplinary panel for his conduct during a murder trial said Thursday his client's dramatic apology [...]
Lawyer: Animal cruelty charges against former officer should be dismissed (The Fayetteville Observer)
Animal cruelty charges against former Fayetteville police officer John Leggett should be dismissed because they violate the double jeopardy clauses in the state and federal constitutions, his lawyer argued in Cumberland County court on Friday.
Wis. governor names attorney in election lawsuit (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - September 12, 2008 3:35 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Jim Doyle has appointed Madison attorney Lester Pines to represent Wisconsin election officials in a lawsuit demanding...