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Seattle man charged for posing as attorney (The Olympian)
Prosecutors say a Seattle man tried to keep a woman accused of child abuse out of jail by posing as her attorney in a Snohomish County courtroom.
Seattle man charged for posing as attorney (KPAX Missoula)
Associated Press - November 27, 2008 4:05 PM ET EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Seattle man tried to keep a woman accused of child abuse out of jail by posing as her attorney in a...
Florence attorney to serve as new chairman of Francis Marion Trail Commission (Florence Morning News)
Florence attorney Mark Buyck III has been named chairman of the Francis Marion Trail Commission.
Attorney to listen to slain student's 911 call (WAOW Wausau)
A judge in Dane County has ruled a media attorney can listen to a 9-11 call made from a murdered UW-Madison student's cell phone. However, the attorney can't disclose the call's contents to his clients or anyone else.
Judge lets media attorney hear Zimmermann 911 call (Marshfield News Herald)
MADISON A Dane County judge has ruled a media attorney can listen to a 911 call made from a slain college students cell phone. However, the attorney cant disclose the calls contents to his clients or anyone else. Dane County Circuit Judge Richard G. Niess said Wednesday hell rule later on whether the tape may be made public. Twenty-one-year-old University of Wisconsin-Madison senior Brittany ...
Seattle man charged for posing as attorney (Seattle Times)
Prosecutors say a Seattle man tried to keep a woman accused of child abuse out of jail by posing as her attorney in a Snohomish County courtroom.
Seattle man charged for posing as attorney (Seattle Times)
A Seattle man tried to keep a woman accused of child abuse out of jail by posing as her attorney in a Snohomish County courtroom, according to charging papers.
Arrested Lawyer Quick to Charge Back (Washington Post)
Defense attorneys typically advise clients charged with criminal offenses to keep quiet. College Park lawyer Walter L. Blair, who is representing himself after being accused of money laundering and witness tampering, is taking a somewhat different approach.
"Missing" fertilizer trader's lawyer contacts Senate - Blue Ribbon panel (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - The lawyer of Maritess Aytona, an alleged runner of former Agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn "Joc-Joc" Bolante has contacted the Senate to inquire about an invitation for her to attend the hearings into the P728-million fertilizer fund mess.
Attorney general candidates claim experience qualifies each for nomination (Bangor Daily News)
AUGUSTA, Maine — Three state representatives are seeking a majority of Democratic lawmakers to nominate one of them as Maine’s 55th attorney general next week as the new Legislature convenes.
Alleged phony lawyer violated terms of release (Minot Daily News)
FARGO (AP) - Prosecutors are seeking to arrest a man accused of impersonating a lawyer around the country, saying he violated the terms of his release while awaiting trial.
Prosecutors: Alleged phony lawyer violated order (The Bismarck Tribune)
FARGO (AP) - Prosecutors are seeking to arrest a man accused of impersonating a lawyer around the country, saying he violated the terms of his release while awaiting trial.
Attorney to investigate Fostoria school officials (The Findlay Courier)
FOSTORIA — The Fostoria school board has hired an attorney to conduct an investigation of interim Assistant Superintendent Richard Heintschel and Superintendent Cynthia Lemmerman, as a result of allegations raised by the high school principal.
Attorney, Businessman Face Off In District 62 (Times Record)
Greenwood attorney Bill Walters is seeking a return to the Arkansas General Assembly, while Waldron businessman Terry Rice is making his first run for elected office.
Licensing lawyer attacks code of practice plan (Publican)
A leading licensing lawyer has spoken out against a mandatory code of practice which could be imposed on the drinks industry next week.
District Attorney has a new Central Ave. home (The Daily Item)
LYNN-The Lynn District Attorney’s office has found a new home at 121 Central Ave. Since January, the office has been split between a basement office at City Hall and cramped quarters at Lynn District Court.
Toxin suspect’s lawyer explains household items (Northwest Herald)
ROCKFORD – Needles and syringes found in the home of a Lake in the Hills man accused of illegally having a lethal toxin were being used for his wife’s fourth round of in vitro fertilization, his lawyer says.
Attorney Generals Office files suit against Darque Tan for false ad claims (Cy-Fair 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.
Lawyer Lang survived by wife Pam, son Stephen (Victoria Times Colonist)
Lawyer Nick Lang, who died at age 63, is survived by his wife Pam and son Stephen. Incorrect information appeared on page A4 yesterday.
Ex-Yukos lawyer Bakhmina has baby daughter - Ekho Moskvy (Interfax)
MOSCOW. Nov 28 (Interfax) - Former Yukos lawyer Svetlana Bakhmina gave birth to a baby daughter at a civilian hospital outside of Moscow on Friday morning, Ekho Moskvy radio reported.
Lawyer seeks reduced sentence in newborn killing (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
The lawyer for a woman about to go to a Pennsylvania state prison for killing her newborn child says he will go to court Monday to try to reduce her sentence.
Judge appoints new attorney in murder case (Leavenworth Times)
After granting a continuance in a murder case, a judge appointed a new defense attorney to help the case proceed.
Attorney plans to run for Urbana school board (The Champaign News-Gazette)
URBANA – Last week, Cope Cumpston announced that she would step down from the Urbana school board after her term ended. This week, Elaine Gehrmann, an attorney and former minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Urbana, picked up a petition to run for her spot.
Warrant issued for cop-beating lawyer (Philadelphia Daily News)
A bench warrant was issued yesterday for the arrest of D. Scott Perrine, a lawyer representing one of the shooting suspects beaten in May by Philadelphia police as a news helicopter hovered overhead.
Taser Used On Lawyer At Tampa Code Board Meeting (The Tampa Tribune)
A lawyer was stunned with a Taser twice this afternoon after he became upset at a Tampa Code Enforcement Board meeting, police say.
GOP has county attorney candidate (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Tim Schneider, a Fort Thomas lawyer known for his criminal defense work, has been endorsed by the Campbell County GOP for county attorney.
From East Elmhurst to U.S. Attorney General nominee (Queens Courier)
Eric H. Holder, Jr. grew up in a one-family brick and wood duplex in a quiet East Elmhurst neighborhood. Now 57, Holder is primed to become President-elect Barack Obama’s official nominee for United States Attorney General.
Attorney says state pre-empts Ferndale pot law (Battle Creek Enquirer)
FERNDALE — A city attorney says Ferndale’s ordinance allowing a Massachusetts man to distribute medical marijuana is inconsistent with Michigan law.
Attorney Requests $850000+ for Gay, HIV-Positive Client (Gayapolis)
A Costco employee on leave from the Inglewood store deserves more than $850,000 for being disparaged by fellow workers in a video and also demoted, all because he is gay, an attorney told a civil jury Wednesday.
Ex-Yukos lawyer bears child (AP via Yahoo! News)
An imprisoned former Yukos oil company lawyer whose pregnancy prompted widespread calls for her release has given birth.
US Military Deserter Applies For Asylum In Germany - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
BERLIN (AFP)--A U.S. soldier who deserted because he didn't want to serve and commit "war crimes" in Iraq has applied for asylum in Germany, his lawyer said Friday.
Jailed Russian Lawyer Gives Birth to Baby Girl (Washington Post)
MOSCOW, Nov. 28 -- Svetlana Bakhmina, the jailed lawyer whose request for a Kremlin pardon sparked an outpouring of support in Russian society, gave birth to a baby girl in state custody Friday at an undisclosed hospital outside Moscow, her attorney and friends said.
OMERS pension fund hires Bay Street lawyer Demers to head new investment unit (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - One of Canada's largest pension funds, the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, has hired veteran Bay Street lawyer Jacques Demers to head up a new unit that will invest in private companies developing real estate, energy and airport projects around the world.
OMERS pension fund hires Bay Street lawyer Demers to head new investment unit (Canadian Business)
TORONTO - One of Canada's largest pension funds, the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, has hired veteran Bay Street lawyer Jacques
Ex-Indiana assistant's attorney fighting penalty (The Sporting News via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for former Indiana assistant basketball coach Rob Senderoff has contacted the NCAA asking for corrections to several key findings in the infractions committee report on IU basketball -- which resulted in Senderoff receiving significant penalties from the organization.
Lawyer made thousands in false refunds (Harrow Times)
A STANMORE lawyer who made almost £4,000 worth of refund claims has been given 200 hours community service.
Jefferson Parish Attorney Responds To Firefighter Pay Rally (ABC 26 New Orleans)
In response to a rally against the decrease of Firefighter pay, Mickey Landry, Attorney for Jefferson Parish stated the following: "Jefferson Parish is taking the steps to maintain the State’s best and highest paid fire department. At the same time we need to protect the investment of the taxpayers. One of the ways to do that, which is upsetting the fire union, is to require fire fighters ...
OMERS pension fund hires Bay Street lawyer Jacques Demers to head new investment unit (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - One of Canada's largest pension funds, the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, has hired veteran Bay Street lawyer Jacques Demers to head up a new unit that will invest in private companies developing real estate, energy and airport projects.
Attorney for former county manager asks that charges be dismissed based on conflict of interest (Valencia County News-Bulletin)
An Albuquerque attorney has asked that a recent grand jury indictment of a former Valencia County manager be set aside, citing conflict of interest.
OMERS pension fund hires Bay Street lawyer Jacques Demers to head new investment unit (Canadian Business)
TORONTO - One of Canada's largest pension funds, the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, has hired veteran Bay Street lawyer Jacques
OMERS hires corporate lawyer to head new investment entity (Investment Executive)
The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System pension fund is launching a new investment entity, and has appointed a Bay Street lawyer to head the division, it announced on Friday.
OPP officer blasts actions of Crown attorney at 2001 sex abuse trial (Belleville Intelligencer)
An officer with the Ontario Provincial Police Project Truth team has blasted the actions of the Crown attorney at the 2001 sex abuse trial of [...]
Member of European Parliament Meets Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Zheng Enchong (The Epoch Times)
Member of the European Parliament Helga Truepel met with renowned Chinese human rights lawyer Zheng Enchong at his place of residence in Shanghai on November 25.
Case load has stayed high for state's attorney (The Harrisburg Daily Register)
COUNTY COURTHOUSE--After a single term, David Nelson is handing over the reins of the State's Attorney's office to Mike Henshaw on Monday. Nelson's tenure began in 2004 during the years that methamphetamine cases swelled the dockets and stretched the court system in Saline County close to the breaking point. The methamphetamine tidal wave is down to a trickle, but the State's ...
New Willacy County DA seeks opinion of attorney general (The Brownsville Herald)
The purpose of the request is to find out if an assistant DA can supplement his county salary as a defense attorney, said Bernard Ammerman, who will take over as Willacy County district attorney in January.
Lawyer Disciplined Over Two Charges (The Lakeland Ledger)
The Florida Supreme Court recently disciplined a Lakeland lawyer who was charged with DUI and battery.Peter Randel Mayer was placed on probation for two years, effective retroactive to Oct. 17, 2007, according to a Tuesday news release of The Florida Bar.
Attorney won't face sanctions (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A federal judge has ruled that the attorney for a Westmoreland County judge should not be punished for revealing the name of a family involved in a lawsuit stemming from a custody dispute that should have been kept out of the public record.
Attorney won't face sanctions (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A federal judge has ruled that the attorney for a Westmoreland County judge should not be punished for revealing the name of a family involved in a lawsuit stemming from a custody dispute that should have been kept out of the public record.
Weinstein, elected to Legislature, also will serve in State Attorney's Office (The Florida Times-Union)
State Rep.-elect Mike Weinstein will have two state jobs next year, returning to the State Attorney's Office as its executive director.
Power of attorney limited in decision-making (Centre Daily Times)
Q: Our family situation is as follows: Dad made a power of attorney appointing his wife as his first agent and his mother as the second agent. His wife died so his mother became the acting agent for her son. Dad had bank accounts, life insurance, and pension assets at the time of his death. His will gave his assets to his step-daughter and his pension and life insurance named the step-daughter ...