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Lawyer: Suu Kyi wants to meet Myanmar rep (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
A report that detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi refused to meet with the government minister who acts as her liaison officer is misleading, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Attorney General Patrick Lynch Honored by The Century Council for Commitment to Fighting Drunk Driving and Underage ... (Centre Daily Times)
The Century Council, a national not-for-profit organization funded by distillers, honored Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch for his outstanding commitment to reducing drunk driving and underage drinking on August 26th.
Former District Attorney Returns To The Tri-Cities To Practice Law (Bristol Herald Courier)
Former First District Attorney General Joe Crumley is back. Yesterday, he opened his new law office in Johnson City. Crumley is now practicing defense and family law. Two years ago, he lost his job as District Attorney to Tony Clark after voters elected Clark with 56% of the vote. For the past two years, Crumley has served as a prosecutor for the Cocke County District Attorney’s Office. Now, as ...
Detroit Council lawyer urges gov to remove mayor (San Francisco Chronicle)
A lawyer for the City Council urged Michigan's governor at an extraordinary hearing Wednesday to remove Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from office, accusing the mayor of lies and a cover-up that have "gravely wounded" the city. A lawyer for the mayor called the...
Danville approves city attorney as new corporation counsel (The Champaign News-Gazette)
DANVILLE – The Danville city council approved the appointment of a new corporation counsel Tuesday night, choosing one of its own, city attorney David Wesner. Since 1996, Wesner has worked as full-time city attorney, writing city ordinances, handling collection cases for the city finance department, advising the public development department on codes and prosecutions of code violations and ...
Erie lawyer who bilked firm retains law license (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
ERIE, Pa. -- An Erie lawyer who says his obsessive-compulsive disorder led him to take $70,000 from his former law partners will keep his law license. ...
Detroit Council lawyer urges gov to remove mayor (The Charlotte Observer)
A lawyer for the City Council urged Michigan's governor at an extraordinary hearing Wednesday to remove Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from office, accusing the mayor of lies and a cover-up that have "gravely wounded" the city. A lawyer for the mayor called the council's allegations "an Olympic effort to contort the truth." The historic session called by Gov. Jennifer Granholm, under her constitutional ...
Sandy Springs approves city attorney's contract (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Sandy Springs has approved a new contract with its city attorney, providing for basic legal services for $33,000 a year, plus a $150-an-hour fee for work on lawsuits. The annual fee will cover services, including legal advice for city officials and work on city ordinances and contracts. The city attorney also will coordinate legal matters being handled by the city's insurers. Work that falls ...
Lawyer hopes to settle school sex-abuse case (Denver Post)
PUEBLO, Colo.—A lawyer representing 24 former students at a Catholic school says he's hopeful they can settle their sex-abuse lawsuit now that a related case has been settled.
FAA Ordered to Pay Attorney Fees and Expenses (Aircraft Maintenance Technology)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chief Administrative Law Judge of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) ordered the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to pay two corporate pilots $12,475.00 for attorney fees and expenses pursuant to the Equal Access to Justice Act ("EAJA") 49 C.F.R., section 826.1 et. seq.
Attorney claims to know of real killer in 99 Wausau slaying (Fond du Lac Reporter)
A judge is expected to decide this afternoon if an attorney who might have information about a 1999 homicide in Wausau will have to reveal what he knows.
Plea deal reached in death-penalty case once handled by ex-U.S. attorney for AZ (Tucson Citizen)
PHOENIX — A plea agreement has been reached in a death-penalty case that may have led to the ouster of the former U.S. Attorney in Arizona.
Lawyer: O.J. Simpson Ready for Trial in Las Vegas (Fox News)
O.J. Simpson's lawyer on Tuesday declared the former football star all set for jury selection to begin next week in his trial on allegations of robbing two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint almost a year ago.
The American Lawyer's September Issue: Fighting The Lawyer's War in Iraq; Inside Cadwalader's Fall and the 2008 ... (Centre Daily Times)
This month, The American Lawyer's cover story reports on the "other war" in Iraq, aimed at establishing the rule of law in a country where legal reform - like everything else - is both complicated and dangerous. Also in this issue, the magazine analyzes the fall of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, whose marquee structured finance practices fueled growth and made partners rich for 14 years. Then, ...
Attorney General Mukasey Appoints Juan Osuna as Chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals (Immigration Portal)
WASHINGTON – Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey announced today the appointment of Juan P. Osuna to be the Chairman of the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Simpson lawyer claims defense ‘ready for trial' (Mohave Valley Daily News)
LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson's lawyer declared the former football star was ready for jury selection to begin next Monday in his trial stemming from allegations he robbed two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint almost a year ago.
Detroit Council lawyer urges gov to remove mayor (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for the City Council urged Michigan's governor at an extraordinary hearing Wednesday to remove Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from office, accusing the mayor of lies and a cover-up that have "gravely wounded" the city.
Lawyer: MacKenzie Phillips in rehab (UPI)
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- MacKenzie Phillips' lawyer says the singer and actress has entered a rehabilitation facility following her arrest last week for suspected drug possession.
Montgomery Father Seeks To Dismiss His Attorney (Washington Post)
The Montgomery County man accused of drowning his three young children in a Baltimore hotel bathtub said in court yesterday that he wanted to dismiss his attorney, the second such request in less than a month.
Lockhart attorney asks judge to recuse self (Opelika-Auburn News)
Courtney L. Lockhart’s attorney asked the presiding judge to recuse himself, or remove himself from presiding over the case, in a status hearing Wednesday afternoon.
Weber Attorney's Office biased in case, lawyer says (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 2:33 PM- OGDEN - The mother of an infant strangled by her boyfriend should not be prosecuted by the Weber County Attorney's Office because she testified against her child's killer, a defense attorney argued in 2nd District Court on Wednesday.
Attorney's computers seized in woman's complaint (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
Seattle Police have seized computers and other electronic equipment from a state assistant attorney general's home as part of an investigation into a woman's complaint that someone had impersonated her on an adult Web site.
Peters' lawyer prevented from making full statement (The New Zealand Herald)
Parliament's privileges committee has prevented Winston Peters' lawyer making a full statement at a hearing today.
Woman wants out of plea, testimony agreement, lawyer says (Daily Herald)
A Wauconda woman who pleaded guilty to child molesting and agreed to testify against her husband now wants out of the deal, her husband's lawyer said Wednesday.
Hopewell's city attorney resigns (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
City Attorney Edwin N. Wilmot today announced his resignation amid rumors that some city officials wanted to make his position part-time. Wilmot, who has been city attorney for 13 years and worked for the city for four years previous to that, said yesterday that his resignation is effective Oct. 2. The next day he will start as County Attorney in Gloucester County, he said. Last week council ...
Taylorsville attorney charged with 9 counts of sexual battery (WCNC Charlotte)
TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. -- An Alexander County attorney is charged with nine counts of sexual battery. On Wednesday, NewsChannel 36 cameras were there as he turned himself in to law enforcement.
State's attorney candidates Bruscato, Prorok make their cases at forum (Rockford Register Star)
The candidates for the first Winnebago County state’s attorney race in two decades squared off today at Forest Hills Country Club.
Lawyer: NY girl says she posted school threat because she didn't want summer break to end (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
SELDEN, N.Y. - A teenage student accused of posting a threat against her school on her social-networking Web page was just trying to prolong her summer break, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Attorney General Cox rescinds deal (Detroit Free Press)
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick may have struck a deal with Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, but Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox's offer is off the table.
Jonesboro Shootings Shouldn't Influence Sentence, Johnson's Attorney Says (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- Mitchell Scott Johnson shouldn't get more federal prison time on gun and drug charges because of his involvement in the 1998 shootings at a Jonesboro elementary school, his attorney said Wednesday.
Novel Charges Stand Against Lawyer in Benefits Fraud Case (Law.com)
A federal judge has upheld novel employee-benefits fraud charges against a lawyer, calling his argument for dismissal "provocative" but "fatally flawed." Steven Coren was indicted last year on charges that he helped clients divert for their own use trust money supposedly set aside for employee benefits as required by the federal Davis-Bacon Act. The judge noted that he believed the case was the ...
Hopewell's attorney resigns (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
BY LUZ LAZO Times-Dispatch Staff Writer HOPEWELL -- Hopewell City Attorney Edwin N. Wilmot today announced his resignation, effective Oct. 2 -- the day before he will start as county attorney in Gloucester County. Wilmot has been city attorney for 13 years and worked for the city for four years before that. Hopewell Citizens for Good Government, a civic group, circulated e-mails last week that ...
Private lawyer hired for Palin in 'troopergate' probe (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — Republican John McCain's pick for vice president — now has a private lawyer representing her and others in the governor's office in an investigation into the firing of her public safety commissioner It wasn't immediately clear who hired and who is paying for Thomas Van Flein, who is with a large Alaska law firm. The Alaska Legislature approved spending up to $100,000 to ...
Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Metropolitan Money Store Scheme (Washington Post)
A lawyer who was charged with participating in the Metropolitan Money Store mortgage foreclosure scheme pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, the U.S. attorney's office in Maryland said.
Attorney enrobed for federal position (Centre Daily Times)
A 16-year veteran attorney in Centre County was enrobed as a federal magistrate judge Wednesday evening in Williamsport, becoming one of the first federal judges appointed from this county.
MSHA asks U.S. Attorney to consider criminal charges in Crandal Canyon mine disaster (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 5:02 PM- The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration said Wednesday it has asked the U.S. Attorney for Utah to review possible criminal issues arising from its investigation of last year's Crandall Canyon mine disaster.
Attorney argues against trying dead child's mom (The Salt Lake Tribune)
OGDEN - The mother of an infant strangled by her boyfriend should not be prosecuted by the Weber County Attorney's Office because she testified against her child's killer, a defense attorney argued Wednesday in 2nd District Court.
Felderhof's lawyer still seeking payment (The Globe and Mail)
Appeal court in Texas complicated efforts by Toronto lawyer Joe Groia to recover at least some money
Hopewell's attorney resigns amid rumors (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
City Attorney Edwin N. Wilmot yesterday announced his resignation after rumors spread that some city officials wanted to make his position part time. Wilmot, who has been city attorney for 13 years and worked for the city for four years before that, said yesterday that his resignation is effective Oct. 2. On Oct. 3 he will start as county attorney in Gloucester County, he said.
Focus now to unseat county attorney (The Arizona Republic)
The Democratic Party on Wednesday united around Tim Nelson, its candidate for Maricopa County attorney, saying ''it's time for a change,'' in the top prosecutorial post.
Governor appoints lawyer to Morrisville State board (The Post-Standard)
Morrisville lawyer Steven Jones has been appointed to the Morrisville State College Council by Gov. David Paterson.
Felderhof's lawyer still seeking payment (The Globe and Mail)
Toronto lawyer Joe Groia won perhaps the biggest case of his career last year when his client John Felderhof was found not guilty of illegal insider trading while at Bre-X Minerals Ltd. But Mr. Groia is having less success getting paid.
Offender is a changed man, lawyer says (Windsor Star)
Lonnie Talbot, jailed indefinitely as a dangerous offender 11 years ago after beating a young mother and a grandmother and kicking a nine-month-old baby in the head, is a changed man after being diagnosed in 2001 with schizophrenia, his lawyer argued Wednesday.
Attorney wants DA off murder case (San Diego Union-Tribune)
An attorney for a 15-year-old girl accused of killing her mother with a claw hammer wants the District Attorney's Office removed from the case because it had access to confidential psychiatric documents, the lawyer said yesterday.
Stabbing at OC Transpo station was in self defence, defence lawyer says (Ottawa Citizen)
A 21-year-old man accused of stabbing another man at an OC Transpo station about two years ago will say he did so in self-defence, his lawyer told a jury after a trial started Wednesday.
Jericho attorney pleads not guilty to fraud charges (Newsday)
A Jericho attorney surrendered yesterday to FBI agents on charges that he had defrauded more than a dozen clients, many of them also longtime friends, of $5 million.
Attorney faces more sexual battery charges (The Charlotte Observer)
A Taylorsville attorney charged last month with sexual battery on a police officer posing as a client was charged Wednesday with eight additional counts of sexual battery involving female clients. Vaughn Edward Jennings, 60, turned himself in at the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, Taylorsville police Sgt. Lisa Johnson said Wednesday. A magistrate released him on $10,000 unsecured bond. ...
Lawyer gets 3-23 months in parking-lot death (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
In the end, Bucks County lawyer Richard Patton did go to prison. But not for long enough to satisfy the survivors of Patton's girlfriend, Heather Demou, who died in a fall from his truck during a parking-lot squabble last year.
Lawyer gets 3-23 months in parking-lot death (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
In the end, Bucks County lawyer Richard Patton did go to prison. But not for long enough to satisfy the survivors of Patton's girlfriend, Heather Demou, who died in a fall from his truck during a parking-lot squabble last year.
USA: Georgia Attorney General's Decision to Issue Davis Death Warrant 'An Appalling Display of Injustice,' Says ... (Amnesty International)
Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is shocked that the State Attorney General?s office today has issued a death warrant for Troy Anthony Davis. Given that Mr. Davis has not been able to see justice served, the human rights organization maintains that the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles must prevent the execution.