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Bar rejects police explanation on questioning of lawyer (The New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: The Bar Council has rejected a police explanation on why lawyer N. Surendran was questioned in connection with some of his cases.
Bar rejects police explanation on questioning of lawyer (The New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: The Bar Council has rejected a police explanation on why lawyer N. Surendran was questioned in connection with some of his cases.
(Update) Mandatory presidential debate in RP has no legal basis - lawyer (GMA News)
(Update) MANILA, Philippines - An election lawyer on Monday said the mandatory presidential debates proposed by a Commission on Elections (Comelec) official has no legal basis.
Deputy Attorney Award (KULR-8 Billings)
Deputy Yellowstone County attorney Rod Souza is named Montana's outstanding prosecutor of the year.
Photo: Cannizzaro sworn in as New Orleans District Attorney (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
JENNIFER ZDON / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE Leon Cannizzaro is sworn in Sunday as the Orleans Parish district attorney by his daughter, Laura, left. The swearing-in took place at Cannizzaros Lakeview home while surrounded by, from right, his wife, Norma; his son,...
Attorney returns to manslaughter case (Park Record)
The attorney who represented manslaughter defendant Erik Low through two trials stemming from the 2003 shooting death of Michael Hirschey has agreed
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.
The trials of an Oregon lawyer (The Oregonian)
A former lawyer is now an ex-con and a registered sex offender, but experts and jurors are left troubled by the outcome
Teaching justice abroad: Local attorney shares knowledge in Afghanistan (The Journal Times)
RACINE — For six months, Assistant District Attorney Jeremy Arn traded his job here for one in Afghanistan.
Lawyer seeks release of Taiwan's ex-president Chen (EARTHtimes.org)
Taipei - The lawyer for Taiwan's ex-president Chen Shui-bian applied for Chen's release from detention Monday as the former leader's hunger strike is threatening his life. Attorney Cheng Wen-lung made the request after visiting Chen at the Far Easter...
America's Personal Family Lawyer Teams Up with Marketing Gurus at Michael Port's "Book Yourself Solid" Conference in ... (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Alexis Martin Neely, America's Personal Family Lawyer and Author of "Wear Clean Underwear" shares her wisdom on asset protection and estate planning for business owners on November 19, 2008 at the Michael Port event in Los Angeles, CA.
Duchesne attorney asks judge to drop civil suit (Deseret Morning News)
An attorney for Duchesne County has asked a 4th District judge to rule in the county's favor in a civil lawsuit filed by a former public defender.
Case Against Dead Lawyer Rejected; Trial Judge's 'Volume of Errors' Cited (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A New York appeals panel has thrown out a breach of contract claim against a deceased attorney, citing the well-established principle that the dead cannot be sued. Initially allowing the case against the late lawyer to proceed was the first of many mistakes by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara R.
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.
Lawyer seeks feds' records on alleged neo-Nazi sting (The Salt Lake Tribune)
A Utah lawyer has filed suit seeking records from the FBI and CIA on what he claims was a failed sting operation at a white-supremacist training camp where participants allegedly planned the Oklahoma City bombing.
State's attorney race draws voters (SaukValley.com)
More than 10,000 write-in votes were cast Nov. 4 in the race for Whiteside County state's attorney, making it the biggest single write-in race in more than 20 years, County Clerk Dana Nelson said.Republican incumbent Gary Spencer won his seventh consecutive term with 12,965 votes.
Attorney Generals Office files suit against Darque Tan for false ad claims (The Champions Sun)
The Texas Attorney Generals Office has filed suit against a Houston-based tanning salon chain, citing false health claims made in their advertising campaign.
Program lets callers speak to a lawyer (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Legal Volunteers, Indiana Judicial District 14, 406 Pearl St. in New Albany, is offering a Talk to a Lawyer Call-in from 4 to 6 p.m. tomorrow.
Longtime Tri-City lawyer headed overseas to train Afghan military, police (Tri-City Herald)
Instead of fighting for accused criminals in court, a veteran Tri-City lawyer will spend the next six months fighting overseas.
Role reversal: Well-known city attorney Jeffco on trial today (Portsmouth Herald)
PORTSMOUTH and#8212; Arguably the city's best-known criminal defense attorney, Stephen Jeffco is scheduled to appear as a defendant in Portsmouth District Court today to dispute a ticket citing him for having dogs on a beach.
Mayor suspends attorney (McComb Enterprise-Journal)
McComb Mayor Zach Patterson suspended City Attorney Rachel Wilson Michel on Friday and offered the job on an interim basis to Municipal Judge Pro Tem Brandon Frazier.
Patterson’s letters on city attorney’s suspension (McComb Enterprise-Journal)
McComb Mayor Zach Patterson’s Nov. 14 letters regarding the suspension of City Attorney Rachel Michel. The following letters were faxed to the Enterprise-Journal:
Attorney General sets up global pro bono database (The Lawyer)
The Attorney General Baroness Scotland has launched an international database of pro bono work and key principles with the aim of encouraging best practice in the field. ...
Cindy Anthony: Zenaida's Attorney Should Keep Chasing Ambulances (Local 6 Orlando)
Cindy Anthony lashes out against the attorney representing Zenaida Gonzalez, who is suing her daughter, Casey. PHOTOS: CSI Checks Casey's Car PHOTOS: Dive Search, Confrontation PHOTOS: Prayer Vigil For Caylee PHOTOS: Casey Baby Photos
Lawyer Works To Retrain Homeless Dogs (CBS 13 Baltimore)
Lawyer Paul De Santis has an interest in pet rehabilitation, especially the "maligned" pit bull and pit bull mixes.
Caylee's grandmother rips 'frivolous' attorney (Florida Today)
ORLANDO — Casey Anthony has filed a counter-suit against Zenaida Gonzalez, a woman who shares the same name as the baby sitter with whom Anthony said she left her daughter, Caylee, before the girl disappeared, and Cindy Anthony lashed out at the attorney representing Gonzalez.
American lawyer in Belarus prison hospital (USA Today)
The lawyer for an American citizen imprisoned in Belarus says his client has been hospitalized.
Mass. state sen. in bribe case seeks free lawyer (Boston Globe)
A Massachusetts state senator who was photographed by the FBI allegedly stuffing bribe money under her sweater has told a federal judge she can't afford a lawyer to tackle her case.
Tiller's attorney spars with Kline during hearing (The Kansas City Star)
WICHITA | Abortion provider George Tiller made a rare court appearance today and watched as his attorney sparred with former Attorney General Phill Kline, who launched efforts to prosecute the doctor more than five years ago.
Imprisoned U.S. lawyer in Belarus taken to hospital (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A U.S. lawyer serving a three-year jail sentence in Belarus after being found guilty of industrial espionage has been taken to hospital, his lawyer said on Monday.
New Jersey's U.S. Attorney Resigns; Clears Path for Possible Gov. Bid (NBC New York)
New Jersey’s corruption fighting U.S. Attorney, Christopher J. Christie, announced his resignation Monday, effective December 2, as the top law enforcement officer in the Garden State.
New Jersey U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie Resigns (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Christopher Christie , the U.S. attorney in New Jersey who is regarded by state Republicans as a possible candidate for governor, announced his resignation.
Christie stepping down as U.S. Attorney (Asbury Park Press)
TRENTON -- U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie announced today he will resign on Dec. 1. Christie announced the decision to his staff this morning, then released a short statement. Christie, a former Morris County freeholder and fundraiser in 2000 for President George W. Bush, was a relative unknown in New Jersey politics when he took office in 2002 but gained a strong reputation by ...
Wilkerson says she can't afford a lawyer (Boston Globe)
By Jonathan Saltzman, Globe Staff Embattled state Senator Dianne Wilkerson has asked a federal magistrate judge for a court-appointed lawyer, saying she cannot afford to pay an attorney to defend her against charges that she took $23,500 in bribes. In...
N.J.’s Christie resigns as U.S. Attorney (Philly.com)
Christopher J. Christie today announced his intention to resign as U.S. Attorney of New Jersey on Dec. 1, fueling speculation he will run for governor.
Sen. Wilkerson Seeks Free Lawyer In Bribe Case (WBUR Boston)
Mass. Sen. Dianne Wilkerson has told a federal judge she can't afford a lawyer to tackle her case. Wilkerson faces federal corruption charges.
NJ's US attorney ro resign, Dec 1 (phillyburbs.com)
NEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey's corruption-fighting U.S. attorney is stepping down.
U.S. Attorney Christie to step down (The Star-Ledger)
U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie announced today that he will resign, effective Dec. 1. In what may be welcome news for corrupt Hudson County politicians, U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie announced today that he is resigning. After six years fighting crime and...
Tuscaloosa lawyer wins national honor for vision screening program for Alabama youngsters (Birmingham News)
TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama lawyer Stephen Black has been selected as one of 10 people nationwide to receive the Community Health Leaders Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation....
NY attorney general urges Citigroup executives to forgo bonuses this year; cites layoffs (Canadian Business)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says Citigroup executives should forgo their bonuses this year after the company announced massive layoffs.
3 ARRESTED IN LI LAWYER SHOOTING (New York Post)
Police have arrested three people in the puzzling death of a Long Island mortgage lawyer who was found shot in the head near a busy highway last month. The suspects include a business partner of the victim, James DiMartino, and two others...
3 Arrested in Shooting Death of Long Island Lawyer (1010 WINS New York)
Police have arrested three people in the puzzling death of a Long Island mortgage lawyer who was found shot in the head near a busy highway last month.
U.S. ATTORNEY HANDS IN RESIGNATION (NBC40 South Jersey)
NEWARK--New Jersey's U.S. Attorney is stepping down.Christopher Christie, 46, took office in January 2002. Christie says more than 130 appointed and e...
Drew Peterson Meets With Divorce Attorney (Fox News)
An attorney for Drew Peterson says the former Bolingbrook police sergeant whose wife disappeared a year ago has met with a prominent divorce attorney.
US lawyer in Belarus prison hospital (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for an American citizen imprisoned in Belarus said Monday his client has been hospitalized.
Ex-Yukos Lawyer Moved, Filing Again for a Pardon (The Moscow Times)
18 November 2008 Former Yukos lawyer Svetlana Bakhmina, who is in the last month of her pregnancy, has been transferred to a Moscow region hospital, her lawyer said Monday.
Wash gov's lawyer leaves state for private firm (Seattle Times)
A change in Gov. Chris Gregoire's administration: Her lawyer is leaving to work for a private firm.
3 arrested in Long Island shooting death of lawyer (The State)
A botched ambush robbery that left a mortgage lawyer dead had been set up by his business partner, police said Monday after arresting the suspect and two people he's accused of paying to commit the holdup. The business partner, 37-year-old Ronald Thornton of Nesconset, was ordered held without bail, as were Monique Randall, a 19-year-old exotic dancer, and her boyfriend, Donovan Raysor - both of ...
3 arrested in Long Island shooting death of lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
A botched ambush robbery that left a mortgage lawyer dead had been set up by his business partner, police said Monday after arresting the suspect and two people he's accused of paying to commit the holdup.
Attorney General seeking 'advice' on Mallard compensation (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The West Australian Attorney General, Christian Porter, will seek advice on whether any ex gratia payment to Andrew Mallard for wrongful imprisonment could be conditional on him dropping a multi-million dollar lawsuit.