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Local lawyer to serve as judge: Lifetime dream fulfilled (Grand Falls Advertiser)
A lifelong dream has come true for a local lawyer. Jackie Jenkins was appointed as a provincial court judge this week by Minister of Justice Jerome Kennedy, something which has been in her sights since she was 13 years old.
Lawyer for Canada's Khadr seeks support in San Francisco (Miami Herald)
For six years, and for no pay, Dennis Edney has represented Omar Khadr, one of the next prisoners at Guantánamo Bay to face trial in a military tribunal system that the lawyer calls a sham.
New Hartford attorney injured in head-on crash (Republican-American)
A prominent New Hartford attorney who was injured in a head-on crash on Route 4 in Goshen was listed in stable condition Tuesday at Hartford Hospital. 
W. Hartford lawyer accused of drug trafficking (WTNH-TV New Haven)
West Hartford (AP, Sept. 18, 2008 7:59 AM) -- A West Hartford lawyer is facing federal drug trafficking charges after being arrested at his office by federal agents and town police.
W. Hartford lawyer accused of drug trafficking (Boston Globe)
A West Hartford lawyer is facing federal drug trafficking charges after being arrested at his office by federal agents and town police.
North Dakota attorney general affirms decision not to prosecute Mayville, N.D., sexual assault case (Fargo Forum)
GRAND FORKS - The North Dakota attorney general's office has upheld a local decision not to press charges in the case of a Mayville, N.D., woman who reported she was raped by three men. Advertisement: GOLDEN NEEDLE TATTOO $15 off any Tattoo of $75 or more!! Text this to your phone and bring it in to receive $15 all any tattoo of $75 or more! Call Anita to set up your appointment ...
Authorities move U.S. lawyer Lerach after jail probe (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
William Lerach, a lawyer jailed in a kickback scheme and best known for winning settlements for Enron investors, has been moved to a higher-level security prison, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said on Thursday.
State Attorney General suing several Central Florida companies in mortgage fraud (Orlando Sentinel)
State Attorney General Bill McCollum said Thursday his office was suing several Central Florida companies over a mortgage fraud scheme in which they allegedly siphoned off millions of dollars from dozens of home mortgage loans.
Lawson attorney seeks trial delay (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Attorney Larry Mackey says he needs more time to prepare for a trial now set to begin Nov. 12.
Simpson lawyer quizzes investigator about comment (AP via Yahoo! News)
O.J. Simpson's defense lawyer tried to show jurors on Thursday that police quickly made him the focus of their investigation into a hotel room confrontation and might have been out to "get" him.
Simpson lawyer quizzes investigator (USA Today)
O.J. Simpson's defense lawyer tried to show jurors on Thursday that police quickly made him the focus of their investigation into a hotel room confrontation and might have been out to "get" him.
O.J. lawyer hammers detective on police motives (Fox Sports)
O.J. Simpson's defense lawyer tried to show jurors on Thursday that police quickly made him the focus of their investigation into a hotel room confrontation and might have been out to "get" him. Simpson's lawyer, Yale Galanter, opened the day asking Las Vegas police Detective Andy Caldwell about comments that Galanter said were captured on a recorder during the investigation a year ago.
School district investigating board attorney (NBC 2 Fort Myers)
Two members of the Collier County School Board confirmed they are investigating board attorney Richard Withers.
New York attorney general announces investigation into short-selling of stocks of Wall Street firms (INO News)
(AP:NEW YORK) New York attorney general announces investigation into short-selling of stocks of Wall Street firms. Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
New York attorney general to probe short-selling (Houston Chronicle)
New York's attorney general says he's launching an investigation into whether some traders used illegal tactics to drive down the stock price of several Wall Street firms.
Attorney asks for delay in bid-rigging case (Lexington Herald-Leader)
An attorney is asking for more time to prepare for his client's trial in a federal bid-rigging case in Kentucky. Larry Mackey, an attorney representing construction contractor Leonard Lawson, said in a motion filed Thursday that the Nov. 12 trial date is too soon. Lawson, former Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert, and Lawson aide Brian Russell Billings have entered not guilty pleas to ...
LAWYER: COPS SEEMED INTENT TO CONVICT OJ SIMPSON (New York Post)
LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson's defense lawyer tried to show jurors on Thursday that police quickly made him the focus of their investigation into a hotel room confrontation and might have been out to "get" him. Simpson's lawyer, Yale Galanter, opened...
Florida Attorney General's Office Files Mortgage Fraud Suit (The Tampa Tribune)
The Florida Attorney General's Office is suing 10 companies and 15 individuals for their alleged roles in a major mortgage fraud scheme.
Attorney general aiming for clear legacy (Miami News-Record)
Forty years ago, Drew Edmondson, now the state's attorney general, dipped his infant daughter's feet into the clear water of the Illinois River.
Simpson lawyer asks investigator about comment recorded in Vegas hotel room (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson's defence lawyer tried to show jurors on Thursday that police quickly made him the focus of their investigation into a hotel room confrontation and might have been out to "get" him.
Assistant city attorney wins $370K – from city (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
An assistant city attorney has won $370,000 in a lawsuit against the city. Judith Kelley’s suit alleges that she and Mayor Martin Chavez were on opposite sides of a case when Chavez was out of office and was representing an employee who accused the city of discrimination.
Simpson lawyer quizzes investigator (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
OJ Simpson's defence lawyer has argued before jurors that police quickly made him the focus of their investigation and might have been out to "get" him.
Lawyer, judge candidate charged with DWI (ABC11 Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville)
A Raleigh lawyer and candidate for district court judge is facing legal trouble.
Simpson lawyer quizzes investigator (The West Australian)
OJ Simpson's defence lawyer has argued before jurors that police quickly made him the focus of their investigation into a hotel room confrontation and might have been out to "get" him.
Lawyer learned ropes as a defendant (CNN.com)
One of the lawyers in O.J. Simpson's and Clarence "C.J." Stewart's armed robbery trial knows all about being arrested and locked up. E. Brent Bryson became a lawyer after he was acquitted of manslaughter in a Wyoming bar fight. He represents Stewart.
Attorney Accused of Having Sex With Boys Could Awaiting Jury's Decision (FOX 2 News St. Louis)
Jury deliberations are underway in the trial of Eric Tolen, an attorney from Town & Country. Tolen, 47, is accused of having sex with two teenage boys over a three year span. The former U.S. attorney is charged with 18 counts of statutory sodomy. He was also accused of tampering with a witness in 2007. His trial started on September 4. The case was given to the jury late Wednesday.
O'Neal attorney denies drug allegations (AP via Yahoo! News)
A day after Ryan O'Neal and his son were arrested on suspicion of drug possession, his lawyer denied any wrongdoing by the actor. "The drugs found were not his," attorney Mark Werksman told The Associated Press on Thursday. "He would never use them."
Lawyer sentenced to 5 days in jail for boat crash (Seattle Times)
A Pierce County Superior Court judge has sentenced a lawyer to five days in jail for his involvement in a 2006 boating crash that injured one woman.
O’Neal lawyer denies drug allegations (MSNBC)
A day after Ryan O’Neal and his son were arrested on suspicion of drug possession, his lawyer denied any wrongdoing by the actor.
New York attorney to investigate short sellers (Thailandnews.net)
New York State’s Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo, has told reporters his office has received a complaints about short selling.
Attorney Asks For Delay In Bid Rigging Case (WLEX-TV Lexington)
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - An attorney on Thursday asked for more time to prepare for his client's trial in a federal bid-rigging case in Kentucky.
Martin Bryant's lawyer jailed (Perth Now)
THE lawyer for multiple murder Martin Bryant has been jailed for more than two years for stealing half a million dollars from his clients and law firm.
Wisconsin GOP official says he talked to Justice Department before attorney general filed voter suit (Wisconsin State Journal)
A state Republican Party official acknowledged Thursday that he talked to Justice Department lawyers before Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen sued the state's election agency over the breadth of its voter registration checks. Christopher Mohrman, a state GOP lawyer, said after the Government Accountability Board in late August rejected the party's recommendation to expand voter registration ...
Stay's attorney requests change of venue (Grand Forks Herald)
The attorney for a former UND nursing student charged with beating 38-year-old Joel Lovelien to death last fall has requested a change of venue for his client's upcoming trial, saying a saturation of media coverage has tainted the jury pool. Advertisement: BERGSTROM ELECTRIC INC Your Full-Service Electrical Contractor! New & Remodel Construction, Full Project Management, Service ...
O'Neal attorney denies drug allegations (The Charlotte Observer)
A day after Ryan O'Neal and his son were arrested on suspicion of drug possession, his lawyer denied any wrongdoing by the actor. "The drugs found were not his," attorney Mark Werksman told The Associated Press on Thursday. "He would never use them." O'Neal was arrested along with his son, Redmond, after authorities searched their home early Wednesday. The search was part of a routine sweep by ...
O'Neal attorney denies drug allegations (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By ANTHONY McCARTNEY A day after Ryan O'Neal and his son were arrested on suspicion of drug possession, his lawyer denied any wrongdoing by the actor. "The drugs found were not his," attorney Mark Werksman told The Associated Press on Thursday. "He would never use them." O'Neal was arrested along with his son, Redmond, after authorities searched their home early Wednesday. The search was part ...
Decatur attorney in jail after allegedly threatening judge (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - An alleged threat made against a county judge has landed a Decatur attorney in the Macon County Jail. Mark Bradley, who is running as a write-in candidate for state's attorney, is incarcerated awaiting a bond hearing today on a preliminary charge of intimidating a public official.
Palin's husband refuses to testify in 'Troopergate': lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The husband of the Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is refusing to comply with a subpoena issued in an abuse-of-power probe of his wife, the family's lawyer said.
Vermont attorney general candidate plans to prosecute President Bush for murder if she wins (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Lots of political candidates make campaign promises. But not like Charlotte Dennett's. Dennett, 61, the Progressive Party's candidate for Vermont Attorney General, said Thursday she will prosecute President Bush for murder if she's elected Nov. 4.
Lawyer in court of public opinion for Gitmo client (The Washington Times)
For six years and for no pay, Dennis Edney has represented Omar Khadr, the next prisoner at Guantanamo Bay to face trial in a military tribunal system that the lawyer calls a sham.
Attorney general has laid off 19 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
SPRINGFIELD — A spokeswoman says Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office has laid off 19 employees because of a budget cut ordered by the governor. Robyn Zeigler told the (Springfield) State Journal-Register that the layoffs took effect last week.
Attorney general’s office probes prices (The Times West Virginian)
Gas companies across the state started undergoing investigations from the West Virginia Attorney General’s office last week to ensure that they are all charging fair prices in the wake of Hurricane Ike. The governor officially declared a state of emergency on Sept. 12 because of the nearly Category 3 storm that hit the coast of Texas last Saturday, Assistant Attorney General Doug Davis said.
Attorney general: No more deals for teen drivers' violations (Asbury Park Press)
Sorry kids, no plea bargaining that summons anymore. On Wednesday, state Attorney General Anne Milgram barred prosecutors from plea bargaining with teen drivers who commit moving violations and have a graduated drivers license. State experts called it the most significant of the top 14 recommendations made by the state Teen Drivers Commission to become reality.
Documents Link West Hartford Lawyer To Alleged Drug Traffickers (Hartford Courant)
Local lawyer Michael W. Murray was linked in court documents Thursday to a heroin and cocaine trafficking ring that investigators said was led by a common-law couple who lived at 36 Cortland St.
O'Neal lawyer denies drug charges (BBC News)
Actor Ryan O'Neal's lawyer denies any wrongdoing, a day after the star and his son were arrested on suspicion of drug possession.
Class-action lawyer Lerach transferred to Phoenix prison (San Diego Union-Tribune)
After landing in prison this year for his role in a kickback scheme, famed San Diego class-action lawyer William Lerach has been moved to a higher-security facility for allegedly offering a guard his Chargers tickets.
Stripper's private dancing lands DeKalb lawyer in hot water (Chicago Tribune)
State commission suspends him 15 months for accepting nude dances as partial payment for her legal fees, report says A DeKalb lawyer was suspended for 15 months Thursday for arranging to have a female client perform nude dances for him in exchange for credit on her legal fees, a state commission said.
Report price gouging To Attorney General's Consumer Complaint Hotline (Cleveland Advocate)
In the wake of Hurricane Ike, the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Complaint Hotline has received hundreds of price gouging complaints from across the state. Most complaints allege price gouging on gas and lodging; others report price hikes involving food, water and power generators. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is investigating some consumers' claims that they were ...
Attorney To Draft PUD Ordinance For Chapelbrow On Lookout Mountain (The Chattanoogan)
The Lookout Mountain, Ga. City Council on Thursday voted to hire attorney Michael Stewart of the Chambliss, Bahner and Stophel law firm to draft an ordinance for the Chapelbrow planned urban development. The cost would be around $5,000.
Centerton city attorney candidate drops out of race (NWAnews.com)
CENTERTON — Candidate Lisa L. Kelley announced she is dropping out of the race for the Centerton city attorney post. (Benton County Daily Record)