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SF attorney Harris enters attorney general race (North County Times)
SAN FRANCISCO ---- District Attorney Kamala Harris entered the race for California's top cop on Wednesday, citing her previous "tough and smart" strategies combating crime.
Louise Nicholas 'disappointed' Rickards could become lawyer (The New Zealand Herald)
Former assistant police commissioner Clint Rickards' progression towards becoming a lawyer has disappointed the woman at the centre of a high profile historic rape case against him.
Lawyer: If deported, client may go to jail (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN RAYMONDVILLE — A Belfast lawyer testified in a federal immigration hearing Wednesday that a former IRA militant facing deportation could be returned to prison in Northern Ireland and be in danger of revenge attacks after living in the United States for 25 years. U.S. Immigration Judge William Peterson is hearing the case of Pol Brennan, 55, who was convicted of being a ...
O'Donnell apologizes via lawyer (The Spokesman-Review)
Former priest Patrick G. O'Donnell apologized again Wednesday, this time through his lawyer via a phone call in front of Spokane County Superior Court Judge Maryann Moreno, to the victims of his rampant sexual abuse.
Detained Taiwan Ex-President Stops Eating In Protest - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
TAIPEI (AFP)--Taiwan's former president Chen Shui-bian hasn't eaten since being detained over a corruption probe, in protest at what he insists is a politically-motivated investigation, his lawyer said Thursday.
Detained Taiwanese ex-president stops eating: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo!Xtra News)
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan's former president Chen Shui-bian has not eaten since being detained over a corruption probe, in protest at what he insists is a politically-motivated investigation, his lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney: Girl may have accused dad of rape (The Salt Lake Tribune)
KANAB - A defense attorney for Rex Smart, accused of molesting a child, learned Wednesday about a letter accusing the victim's father of raping her.     Smart, a former Bureau of Land Management field office manager in Kanab, faces up to life in prison if convicted of sexually
Spring Valley police officer's lawyer takes the offense in corruption trial (The Journal News)
Spring Valley Police Officer David Lebron's lawyer yesterday went after the character of a key prosecution witness, who had told the jury that Lebron tipped him off about police raids.
Bob Shallit: Attorney 'teary-eyed' over victory for injured railroad worker (The Sacramento Bee)
A local attorney is celebrating an eye-popping jury award he received for an injured Union Pacific Railroad employee. The judgment: $48.5 million. "I'm told it's the largest ever against a railroad company" under the Federal Employers' Liability Act, says Donald Britt, president and lead trial counsel at the Crow Law Firm in Sacramento. The case involved a 30-year-old UP worker, Eric Doi, who ...
SF attorney Harris enters attorney general race (North County Times)
SAN FRANCISCO ---- District Attorney Kamala Harris entered the race for California's top cop on Wednesday, citing her previous "tough and smart" strategies combating crime.
Attorney deflects subpoena of Haywood sheriff (The Hendersonville Times-News)
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- The attorney for Haywood County Sheriff Tom Alexander says he'd be surprised if a federal grand jury subpoena finds anything unusual about Alexander's financial history.
Attorney: Informant pressured client into Dix plot (Courier-Post)
An attorney representing one of five men charged with plotting to kill soldiers at Fort Dix portrayed his client on Wednesday as a reluctant follower who was repeatedly pressured by the government's chief informant.
Dela Paz will attend Senate hearing, lawyer assures (Philstar.com)
The lawyer of retired police comptroller director Eliseo dela Paz gave assurances today that his client will attend the Senate hearing on Saturday. Lawyer Noel Malaya, Dela Paz's legal counsel, gave a 99.9 percent assurance that the retired police general will cooperate in the probe.
Ex-Taiwan president on hunger strike: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Taiwan's former president Chen Shui-bian has not eaten since being detained over a corruption probe in protest at what he insists is a politically-motivated investigation, his lawyer said Thursday.
Former S’pore lawyer Gopalan Nair let off with warning after pleading contempt of court (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Philippines News)
SINGAPORE: Former Singapore lawyer Gopalan Nair will not be jailed for contempt of court, but has been given a telling—off and warning against making attacks against the Singapore Judiciary in future.
Attorney General Debate (WABI Bangor)
Maine's Attorney General has an announcement, while three others vie for his soon-to-be-vacant position... The race for the Blaine House is still two years away, but one name has already surfaced as a candidate.
City can delay Port tower project even if OMB okays it: lawyer (St. Catharines Standard)
If the Port Place tower is approved, the City of St. Catharines still has the power to delay the development, the developer’s lawyer says. So [...]
Attorney fails to reverse citation, remains in jail (The Star Press)
MUNCIE -- Attorney Louis Denney failed on Wednesday to get a judge to reverse a contempt citation that sent Denney and his client, Jeff Hinds, to jail.
Attorney general to fight to keep governor's e-mails private (Daily Record)
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram will argue an appeal that e-mails Gov. Jon S. Corzine and his staff exchanged with a union leader he once dated should be kept private.
State Attorney General will argue appeal in Corzine's e-mail fight (Asbury Park Press)
State Attorney General Anne Milgram will argue an appeal that says e-mails Gov. Corzine and his staff exchanged with a union leader he once dated should be kept private.
Attorney For Ex-Sen. Bryant Gives Summation (WCBS-TV New York)
A day after prosecutors called Wayne Bryant a "senator for hire," Bryant's lawyer will present the ex-senator's closing arguments to the jury. Bryant's attorney is expected to argue that while the Democrat's actions may look unseemly, they were not illegal. That's been the core of the defense in the eight-week trial.
Former attorney facing multiple charges in three towns (Asbury Park Press)
A former Somerville attorney who is a well-known figure in the Central Jersey legal community is facing more than a dozen charges in three towns and was jailed recently on violating a restraining order, officials said.
Antioch police justified in arrest of S.F. officer, city attorney says (Contra Costa Times)
City attorney responds to lawsuit filed in connection with Taser incident. S.F. cop files suit over Taser incident
Hathaway's Ex Sick in Filthy Jail: Lawyer (ABC News)
Follieri's lawyer claims he's suffering in "unspeakably unsanitary" jail.
Leon Cannizzaro to take oath as New Orleans District Attorney next week (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
JOHN MCCUSKER / THE TIMES-PICAYUNENewly elected New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro on election night Nov. 4. Orleans Parish District Attorney-elect Leon Cannizzaro plans to take office next week, as soon as the Secretary of State's office issues him a...
Mob-linked 'Robin Hood' lawyer Larry Bronson gets prison (New York Daily News)
A mobbed-up lawyer was slammed with 16 months in prison yesterday for financial shenanigans even though he hired a high-powered ex-federal prosecutor to beg for leniency.
Former lawyer pleads guilty to forgery charges (WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke)
Former Christiansburg lawyer Gerard Marks pleaded guilty to seven counts of forgery of a public record this morning in Montgomery County Circuit Court.
Lawyer: Serrano was just bystander (Lancaster Online)
Angel "Fly" Serrano's lawyer said today that Brandon "B-More" McPherson fired the bullet that struck 7-year-old Brianna Pratt last year."One gun was used," said Michael Marinaro, "not two, and that gun was in the hand of "B-More."Serrano and McPherson, both 25, are charged with attempted homicide an...
Judge: Luong's Attorney's Will Not Go To Vietnam (NBC 15 Mobile)
Mobile County Judge Charles Graddick has decided that Lam Luong’s defense attorney’s will not go to Vietnam in his defense, Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson Jr. said.
Open-gov't panel wants attorney-client law change (KPAX Missoula)
Associated Press - November 13, 2008 1:45 PM ET OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The state Sunshine Committee says too much government information is being kept secret under claims of attorney-client...
Open-gov't panel wants attorney-client law change (Seattle Times)
The state Sunshine Committee says too much government information is being kept secret under claims of attorney-client privilege.
Spring Valley police officer's lawyer takes the offense in corruption trial (The Journal News)
Spring Valley Police Officer David Lebron's lawyer yesterday went after the character of a key prosecution witness, who had told the jury that Lebron tipped him off about police raids.
Lawyer defends Marzilli trip to Germany (WBZ News Radio Boston)
State Sen. James Marzilli, who's accused of sexually harassing four women in Lowell, recently traveled to Germany to represent the state in an environmental forum. Marzilli's lawyer, Terrence Kennedy, tells WBZ Newsradio 1030 Thursday that Marzilli did nothing wrong by traveling to the early October conference, which he attends annually.
District Attorney's Office announces recipients of grant funding (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
Organizations helping children and youth received the biggest boost from the Eighth Judicial District Attorney's Office Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement board grants.
Lawyer asks German court to acquit Lebanese bomber (The Daily Star Lebannon)
The Defense lawyer of a Lebanese man accused of plotting to bomb German passenger trains called for his acquittal Wednesday after prosecutors said he should spend the rest of his life in jail. Lebanese courts have already found Youssef Mohammad al-Hajj Dib, 24, guilty of the same crime and sentenced him to life in prison in absentia.
E-mails between NJ governor and labor leader should stay private, attorney general argues (Canadian Business)
Angela Delli Santi November 13, 2008 - 3:53 p.m. TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The governor would not be able to govern if his private communications were open to the public, New Jersey's attorney general told a state appeals panel Thursday.
Jailed U.S. Lawyer Moved (The Moscow Times)
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. lawyer imprisoned in Belarus has been moved to a correctional facility in Mogilev, in the eastern part of the country, the U.S. State Department said.
Lawyer: Guns N' Roses Uploader to Walk (Wired News)
The lawyer for the Los Angeles man criminally charged with uploading nine Guns N' Roses tracks is expected to receive no jail time under a plea agreement with federal authorities. The attorney for defendant Kevin Cogill said his client, who was arrested last summer after the Recording Industry Association of America alerted the FBI, is expected to receive a year probation under the plea deal. ...
Coalition demands release of detained labor lawyer (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - Lawyers and marginalized groups formed Thursday a coalition to free arrested labor lawyer Remigio Saladero Jr., labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno said.
Lawyer: Kemp was not present during Nia assault (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The case against Oriwa Kemp, one of five people on trial over the death of Rotorua toddler Nia Glassie, is significantly different from that of Michael and Wiremu Curtis, says her lawyer.
Nia's mother cries as lawyer closes case (Newstalk ZB via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Nia Glassie's mother Lisa Kuka wept as her lawyer began his closing statements in the Rotorua trial over the death of the three-year-old girl.
Nia's mother cries as lawyer closes case (NZCity)
14 November 2008 Nia Glassie's mother Lisa Kuka wept as her lawyer began his closing statements in the Rotorua trial over the death of the three-year-old girl.
Hackensack attorney sued for malpractice after offering job to judge hearing case (The Star-Ledger)
A Hackensack attorney who caused the state Supreme Court to order a retrial of an expensive civil case by offering a job to the judge before the litigation was finalized is now being sued for malpractice. Michael Cupo wants attorney...
Reason for ex-deputy city attorney's transfer unknown (The Clarion-Ledger)
Katherine Pugh, a former deputy city attorney assigned to the Jackson Police Department, no longer works for the city, officials said Thursday.
Power Company Sues For Attorney Fees in Electrocution Case (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE — Southwestern Electric Power wants its attorney’s fees paid by the company that owned a tent responsible for the electrocution death of three men in 2004.
Defense Attorney Didn't Believe Witness 10 Years Ago (News Channel 5 Nashville)
A defense attorney said he doubted a star prosecution witness who implicated his client in a 1995 slaying. Michie Gibson said 10 years ago he didn't believe Calvin Carter whose testimony influenced the conviction of two gang members.
Councilor Rebstock again advocates in-house attorney (Ruidoso News)
Continuing the drumbeat to cut consultant and contractual expenses by using staff on payroll, Ruidoso Village Councilor Michele Rebstock proposed the village council consider an in-house attorney.
Complaint unfounded says county attorney (Ravalli Republic)
Ravalli County Commissioners who supported the county’s now-defunct growth policy didn’t violate state law when they took a position on the controversial ballot issue, said County Attorney George Corn.
District Attorney will review Chasse probe for possible criminal charges (Portland Tribune)
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s office today announced that it will review the police investigation surrounding the 2006 death of James Chasse Jr. to determine whether Portland Police Officer Christopher Humphreys lied to police detectives during that probe. On Sept. 17, 2006, ...
Attorney General: Law requires grouse farming rules (Casper Star-Tribune)
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission is set to discuss rules for sage grouse farming in light of an attorney general's opinion that the commission is legally bound to adopt regulations for raising the popular game birds in captivity.