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B.C attorney general talks to Virk family as Ellard case faces 4th trial (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
VANCOUVER - B.C.'s attorney general says he sympathizes with the family of Reena Virk as her twice-convicted killer faces the possibility of a fourth trial.
B.C attorney general talks to Virk family as Ellard case faces 4th trial (CNews)
VANCOUVER - B.C.'s attorney general said Saturday he sympathizes with the family of Reena Virk as the woman twice convicted of killing her faces the possibility of a fourth trial.
L.A. County district attorney investigates politicians over campaign committee (Los Angeles Times)
State Sen. Alex Padilla and L.A. City Councilman Tony Cardenas are at the center of a probe to determine if they had illegal control of the panel, sources say. The Los Angeles County district attorney has opened an investigation into whether two San Fernando Valley politicians illegally exceeded election spending limits by raising money through an independent campaign committee, sources ...
County attorney: Legislature must address decency code (Southwest Iowa News)
An Iowa Supreme Court ruling Friday on an apparent loophole in the indecent exposure law might force the legislature to address the code, according to the Pottawattamie County Attorney.
Accidental lawyer finds true path to her soul (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines—In the Philippines, when you say you’re a lawyer, people react in different ways. You sometimes get respect or deference, sometimes a bit of awe.
Bulger lawyer says brothers lost touch (Boston Globe)
FBI agents hoping to find a computer trail leading to fugitive gangster James "Whitey" Bulger aren't going to find any clues on his brother's computer, according to the brother's lawyer.
Lawyer wins $1M after bin Laden joke (UPI)
BRADFORD, England, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A lawyer suspended by a British prosecutor's office for joking she was Osama bin Laden's "friend" should receive $1.05 million, an employment panel ruled.
Lawyer wins $1M after bin Laden joke (Moldova.org)
A lawyer suspended by a British prosecutor's office for joking she was Osama bin Laden's friend should receive $1.05 million, an employment panel ruled.Halima Aziz, who worked for the Crown Prosecution Service in Bradford, England, was wrongly accused of provoking a riot, expressing anti-U.S. sentiments and associating herself with the wanted terrorist leader, the Employment Appeal Tribunal ...
Lawyer asks for charges against Kiwi to be struck out (The New Zealand Independent)
The lawyer for a New Zealand man accused of plotting to kill Fiji interim Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has asked a judge to have the charges against him dismissed.
Election 2008 preview: Ohio attorney general (The Oxford Press)
COLUMBUS — Blame Marc Dann. For the sexual harassment scandal in his office? Well, that too. But Dann's resignation and fall from grace is also the reason Ohioans are voting for an attorney general to fill out the remaining two years on Dann's original four-year term.
ESTATE PLANNING column: You need a power of attorney (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
Q: Why do I need a power of attorney? Is it really that important to have one?
NJ congressman seeks probe of US attorney (Lawrence Journal-World)
A congressman from the New Jersey shore area is asking the U.S. Attorney General to investigate whether the state’s top federal prosecutor is violating the law by running a stealth campaign for governor.
Roxbury attorney holds the key to revival of Hendry Street 3-decker (Boston Herald)
A condemned triple-decker in the heart of a Dorchester neighborhood blighted by the nation's foreclosure crisis is now in the hands of an attorney charged with making...
Fox, Bullock Go To-Toe-Toe in Attorney General Race (The Montana Standard)
HELENA — In the quiet political landscape of the upcoming statewide election, one race has the potential to make a lot of noise. The bid for attorney general pits two skilled candidates Democrat Steve Bullock, of Helena, and Republican Tim Fox, also of Helena in a wide open race.
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).
Lawyer who told 9/11 joke awarded payout: a report (Pakistani Newspaper)
LONDON, Sept 06 (APP)- An Asian lawyer of Pakistan origin who was suspended after joking that she was a “friend” of Osama bin Laden’s two weeks after the September 11 attacks has been awarded 600,000 pounds in compensation after a seven-year legal battle, reports ‘The Financial Times’.
Lawyer cleared in police suit deal (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer who served as a mediator in the $8.4-million police whistle-blower lawsuit settlement that eventually became Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's undoing, did nothing improper, according to the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission.
Charles O'Brien, prominent S.F. lawyer, dies (San Francisco Chronicle)
Charles O'Brien, a longtime San Francisco lawyer who was second in command at the state attorney general's office in the 1960s and narrowly lost an election for attorney general in 1970, died at his Danville home Thursday, two days after he turned 83. Mr. O'...
SU lawyer says no way to township amusement tax (The Sentinel)
A lawyer for Shippensburg University says the university will go to court rather than cooperate in the collection of an amusement tax adopted in Shippensburg Township.
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.
Ex-Bangladesh PM Zia to be freed this week: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Detained former Bangladeshi premier Khaleda Zia has appealed for bail in two remaining graft cases, paving the way for her release from custody this week, her lawyer said Sunday.
Final arguments heard in race for district attorney (The Shawano Leader)
Candidates for Menominee-Shawano County District Attorney faced off in a public forum Saturday morning for a last chance to make their arguments ahead of Tuesday’s election.
State U.S. attorney does homework on insulin dependency (Honolulu Advertiser)
Ed Kubo Jr. has a high-stress job that often keeps him working into the early hours of the morning. But Hawai'i's U.S. attorney still makes time to educate himself about his type 2 diabetes — and also uses a Web site to help track his blood glucose levels.
Attorney under scrutiny after filing questionable suits (Texarkana Gazette)
When local attorney Don Cooksey failed to show for a hearing before a Bowie County Justice of the Peace on Aug. 27, the former client who sued him received a default judgment against him.
ESTATE PLANNING column: You need a power of attorney (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
Q: Why do I need a power of attorney? Is it really that important to have one?
Rahy's Attorney captures $1 million Woodbine Mile for berth in Breeders' Cup event (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - Canadian-owned Rahy's Attorney, a 12-1 longshot, captured a shocking win in the $1-million Woodbine Mile on Sunday.
Rahy's Attorney crosses first in Woodbine Mile (Fox Sports)
Canadian-owned Rahy's Attorney won the $1 million Woodbine Mile on Sunday, while favored Kip Deville faded to finish a distant fifth. With the win, Rahy's Attorney clinched a berth in the Breeders' Cup Mile on Oct. 25 in Santa Anita Park in California. Kip Deville, North America's top-ranked turf miler, took the early lead, but couldn't hold it coming around the turn. Kip Deville managed to get ...
Rahy's Attorney wins Woodbine Mile (MSNBC)
TORONTO (AP) -Canadian-owned Rahy's Attorney won the $1 million Woodbine Mile on Sunday, while favored Kip Deville faded to finish a distant fifth. With the win, Rahy's Attorney clinched a berth in the Breeders' Cup Mile on Oct. 25 in Santa Anita Park in California.
Rahy's Attorney Steals Woodbine Mile (BloodHorse)
Rahy’s Attorney pulled off a shocker in the $1-million Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) ( VIDEO ) Sept. 7, taking over in mid-turn and then powering to a 1 1/4-length victory under Slade Callaghan while 1-2 favorite Kip Deville faded to fifth.
Rahy’s Attorney steals the show in Woodbine Mile (Thoroughbred Times)
Rahy’s Attorney stole the spotlight from multiple Grade 1 winner Kip Deville as he launched his winning bid on the turn and was fully extended to win the $1,013,938 Woodbine Mile Stakes (Can-G1) on Sunday at Woodbine.
The Attorney General Campaign - 9/7/2008 (WLIO NBC Lima)
He has a lengthy legal resume', but his name is not well known statewide. That is Mike Crites major challenge over the next 60 days if he wants to become Ohio attorney general. The 1966 ShawneeHigh School graduate recently spoke before a hometown crowd at the Allen County G.O.P. Luncheon.
Rahy's Attorney wins Woodbine Mile (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - September 7, 2008 7:45 PM ET TORONTO (AP) - Canadian-owned Rahy's Attorney won the $1 million Woodbine Mile on Sunday, while favored Kip Deville faded to finish a distant...
Woodbine Mile win sends Rahy's Attorney to Breeders' Cup (Miami Herald)
Rahy's Attorney, ridden by Slade Callaghan, took the lead on the turn for home and went on to win Sunday's $1 million Woodbine Mile at Woodbine Racecourse. Odds-on favorite Kip Deville, 2007 Breeders' Cup Mile champ, faltered down the stretch to finish off the board.
High Profile Attorney--Bucky Buchanan--Sees Hard Times for O-J (KLAS Las Vegas)
Prominent local attorney James "Bucky" Buchanan has been following the O-J Simpson trial. He tells Eyewitness News he thinks there are going to be problems seating an impartial jury.
Bryant's lawyer stole from clients (Adelaide Now)
THE lawyer who acted for Port Arthur gunman Martin Bryant said the case changed his life forever as he appeared in court today for stealing from clients.
Lawyer helps Iraqi refugees find their way to the U.S. (BizJournals)
The war in Iraq has created an enormous opportunity for U.S. lawyers to help people who have fled their war-torn country to uncertain futures.
Attorney general candidates discuss resumes (Missoulian)
Editor's note: This is the second story in a two-part series on Montana's race for attorney general. HELENA - Democrat Steve Bullock and Republican Tim Fox are finalists in a uniquely public job interview: Both want to be Montana's next top lawyer, the attorney general.
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).
Comelec recall budget only P5M, says lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—The Commission on Elections has a budget for all recall cases this year of only P5 million, according to information obtained from the poll body by the lawyer of Pampanga Gov. Eddie Panlilio.
PEOPLE: Attorney earns honor for work (Courier-Post)
Judith Charny of the Mount Laurel law firm of Charny, Charny & Karpousis was voted the top divorce attorney in the latest issue of South Jersey Magazine's "Awesome Attorneys."
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.
Lindsay Brown — lawyer, teacher and community leader (Seattle Times)
Lindsay Brown, 50, a lawyer, teacher and community leader, died after a short battle with cancer.
SU lawyer says no way to township amusement tax (The Sentinel)
A lawyer for Shippensburg University says the university will go to court rather than cooperate in the collection of an amusement tax adopted in Shippensburg Township.
School lawyer's benefits rejected (The Buffalo News)
The state has revoked the retirement system membership of a former lawyer for the Lake Shore Central School District, who State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli says was not a full-time district employee and must repay $24,077 in pension benefits he got after retiring in July 2006.
Creation of Medicaid fraud attorney position approved (The Buffalo News)
LOCKPORT -- The Niagara County Legislature last week created the position of special assistant for Medicaid provider fraud, an attorney job that is to be funded in full by a state grant.
Attorney General will talk about college loan fraud (News 10 NBC Rochester)
This afternoon, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will be in Rochester to announce some new initiatives to help protect students...
Rahy's Attorney takes Woodbine (Baltimore Sun)
Canadian-owned Rahy's Attorney won the $1 million Woodbine Mile, while favored Kip Deville faded to finish a distant fifth in Toronto. With the win, Rahy's Attorney clinched a berth in the Breeders' Cup Mile on Oct. 25 in Santa Anita Park in California. Kip Deville, North America's top-ranked turf mile horse, took the early lead, but couldn't hold it coming around the turn. Kip Deville managed ...
The resumes of the men running for attorney general (The Montana Standard)
HELENA — Democrat Steve Bullock and Republican Tim Fox are finalists in a uniquely public job interview: Both want to be Montana's next top lawyer, the attorney general.
Helping Bryant made me steal says lawyer (Adelaide Now)
A DISGRACED lawyer is blaming the pressure of representing Port Arthur serial killer Martin Bryant for a stealing spree stretching almost five years.
State rules lawyer isn't due benefits (The Buffalo News)
The state has revoked the retirement system membership of a former lawyer for the Lake Shore Central School District, who State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli says was not a full-time district employee and must repay $24,077 in pension benefits he got after retiring in July 2006.