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Port Allen lawyer voted SU chairman (The Advocate)
NEW ORLEANS — The Southern University Board of Supervisors elected Port Allen lawyer Tony Clayton as its new chairman Friday after the current board leader decided not to seek re-election.
Decatur attorney Christopher Bradley says his practice hurt by name confusion (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - Decatur attorney Christopher Bradley is vexed and perplexed by an 80 percent decline in his law practice in the last three months, a situation that he attributes to people confusing him with attorney Mark Bradley, who is jailed on felony charges.
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.
Gonzalez’ attorney: DA is ‘skeptical’ (The Daily Item)
LYNN-Ernesto Gonzalez’ attorney found himself defending his client Friday even as he discounted the self-confessed killer’s words.
'Strong Arm' lawyer Brian Loncar flexing his muscle again, this time in his own injury case against city of Dallas (WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth)
Six months after a near-fatal accident, personal-injury lawyer Brian Loncar is training for triathlons again and taking on another big case – his own.
Attorney Generals Office files suit against Darque Tan for false ad claims (Copperfield 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.
Salem attorney among best in state (Salem Statesman Journal)
SALEM — For the third consecutive year, estate-planning attorney Eden Rose Brown has been named one of Oregon's top attorneys by Law & Politics and Oregon Super Lawyers & Rising Stars magazine. The selection procedure includes peer nominations, a blue-ribbon panel review and independent research about candidates. Five percent of Oregon attorneys are selected for the Super Lawyers list.
Attorney says state pre-empts Ferndale pot law (The Oakland Press)
FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) — A city attorney says Ferndale’s ordinance allowing a Massachusetts man to distribute medical marijuana is inconsistent with Michigan law.
Lawyer phones during battle (The Courier Mail)
FOR 46 hours, Australian lawyer David Jacobs' salvation - as terrorists prowled outside his Mumbai hotel room - was his BlackBerry mobile phone.
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.
Rickards: I fought the law and the lawyer won (The New Zealand Herald)
In a transformation akin to Clark Kent and his alter ego Superman, Clint Rickards walked into the Auckland High Court last week looking for all the world like an undercover cop trying not to be noticed and, moments later, became, a vaguely familiar character in lawyer's wig and gown.
'Strong Arm' lawyer Brian Loncar flexing his muscle again, this time in his own injury case against city of Dallas (Dallas Morning News)
Six months after a near-fatal accident, personal-injury lawyer Brian Loncar is training for triathlons again and taking on another big case – his own.
Lawyer says jailed Hamas official has surgery to remove kidney stone (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A lawyer for the Palestinian parliament's jailed speaker says the Hamas lawmaker has undergone surgery in Israel to remove a kidney stone.
Arizona's Attorney General warns holiday shoppers of scams (ABC 15 Phoenix)
The weak economy is making criminals more desperate this holiday season, according to Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard. His office has launched a new page on his website to protect your money and provide answers to common questions about holiday shopping, charitable giving and other holiday season consumer concerns.
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.
Community Extras: Clayton Township Board will hire new attorney to evaluate current attorney's contract (The Flint Journal)
CLAYTON TOWNSHIP, Michigan — The Clayton Township Board voted during a special meeting Nov. 25 to hire a lawyer to look at township attorney Steve Iamarino's contract, which was approved by the outgoing board at its last meeting. Supervisor Bruce...
Lawyer who wept over shot waitress returns to family (Daily Mail)
The British lawyer who told the BBC of his ordeal from his barricaded hotel room in Mumbai came home to the arms of his family on Saturday.
Carvalho announces pick for Kauai County Attorney (Honolulu Advertiser)
LÏHUçE — Mayor-elect Bernard P. Carvalho Jr. has selected Alfred B. Castillo Jr. as his nominee for County Attorney.
BOOKS: Lawyer and detective join forces to solve a murder in 'The Brass Verdict' (The Star-Ledger)
The Brass Verdict Michael Connelly Little, Brown, 432 pp., $26.99 The Lincoln lawyer is back. After a year-long hiatus, Mickey Haller is on his feet in a Los Angeles courtroom. Haller, who prefers to work out of the back...
Officials: Obama to name national security team, attorney general Monday (Chicago Tribune)
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A Democratic official says President-elect Barack Obama plans to name his picks for U.N. ambassador, attorney general and homeland security secretary at a news conference Monday.
County attorney appealing appeals court decision (Winona Daily News)
The Winona County Attorney’s Office will refile an appeal against a Winona judge involving a plea deal in an attempted murder case.
Possible U.S. attorney change unlikely to effect Macon probe (Macon Telegraph)
The Macon area is likely to get a new U.S. attorney next year, adding another in a series of question marks that have punctuated a 4-year-old financial investigation of former Mayor Jack Ellis’ administration.
Possible U.S. attorney change unlikely to effect Macon probe (Macon Telegraph)
The Macon area is likely to get a new U.S. attorney next year, adding another in a series of question marks that have punctuated a 4-year-old financial investigation of former Mayor Jack Ellis’ administration. The investigation, or investigations, have always been shrouded from the public, particularly since the U.S. Attorney’s Office took over the case and invoked federal policies requiring ...
Knicks President Walsh Will Meet With Marbury (New York Times)
Donnie Walsh said he would meet with Stephon Marbury and a lawyer from the players union on Monday.
Decatur attorney Christopher Bradley says his practice hurt by name confusion (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - Decatur attorney Christopher Bradley is vexed and perplexed by an 80 percent decline in his law practice in the last three months, a situation that he attributes to people confusing him with attorney Mark Bradley, who is jailed on felony charges.
Connecticut DUI Lawyer, Robert Koetsch, Joins DUI.com | DWI.com. (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Western Connecticut DUI Lawyer, Robert Koetsch, has joined DUI.com | DWI.com and has become the exclusive attorney listed for Fairfield County.
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, 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.
Connecticut DUI Lawyer, Robert Koetsch, Joins DUI.com | DWI.com. (PRWeb)
Western Connecticut DUI Lawyer, Robert Koetsch, has joined DUI.com | DWI.com and has become the exclusive attorney listed for Fairfield County. (PRWeb Nov 30, 2008) Read the full story at (link) prweb1681014.htm
Longtime leader and attorney Alix Sanders to retire (The Greenwood Commonwealth)
Greenwood attorney Alix H. Sanders has worn many hats in his life. Whether it’s been as a trailblazing African-American attorney, Leflore County Board of Supervisors president, loving family man or devoted churchgoer, Sanders has seemingly done it all.
Gonzalez’ attorney: DA is ‘skeptical’ (The Daily Item)
LYNN-Ernesto Gonzalez’ attorney found himself defending his client Friday even as he discounted the self-confessed killer’s words.
Area county attorney leads state group (Sioux City Journal)
LE MARS, Iowa -- Plymouth County Attorney Darin Raymond is the new president of the Iowa County Attorneys Association. He was elected to a one-year term by his fellow county attorneys at the association's fall conference in West Des Moines earlier this month.
Attorney: Letter accuses guards of beating death (The Tuscaloosa News)
MONTGOMERY | An attorney is describing a letter from an inmate who said he witnessed a group of prison guards fatally beating Farron Barksdale as "disturbing" and "shocking."
Attorney, 88, is often outraged, outrageous (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
At first blush, a visitor entering a courtroom and seeing attorney Herb Shafer thinks one thing: Isn't George Burns dead?
Carvalho picks former prosecutor to serve as next county attorney (The Garden Island)
Mayor-elect Bernard Carvalho Jr. announced yesterday that Alfred Castillo Jr. will be his nomination for the post of county attorney.
Attorney objects to dividing desegregation hearing (The Lafayette Daily Advertiser)
U.S. Department of Justice Attorney Lisa Taylor formally filed an objection to an Evangeline Parish School Board request to split the upcoming Dec. 15 desegregation hearing.
Supreme court denies Mingo attorney practicing rights (Williamson Daily News)
CHARLESTON – Williamson Attorney William H. Duty, a member of the West Virginia State Bar since 1986, has failed to gain relief upon rehearing of charges that resulted in annulment of his license to practice law over a year ago.
Officials: President-elect Obama to name national security team, attorney general Monday (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
A Democratic official says the president-elect will name his picks for U.N. ambassador, attorney general and homeland security secretary.
Pennsylvania's attorney general advises people to check their long-term heating contracts (Chambersburg Public Opinion)
State Attorney General Tom Corbett urges consumers during this heating season to look over the details of any long-term heating fuel contracts they may have signed.
Attorney denies all allegations made by the State Bar (Mitchell News-Journal)
Village of Penland Surveying Attorney Randy Carpenter denied the charges in the complaint filed against him by the N.C. State Bar Disciplinary Hearing Commission.
Obama to name Rice as UN envoy and Holder as attorney general (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
WASHINGTON - A Democratic official says president-elect Barack Obama plans to name his picks for United Nations ambassador, attorney general and homeland security secretary at a news conference Monday.
Plaxico Burress' lawyer expects receiver to be charged (Detroit Free Press)
LANDOVER, Md. — Plaxico Burress' lawyer said today that he was advised that the former Michigan State and current New York Giants star receiver will be charged with criminal possession of a weapon after accidentally shooting himself in the right thigh.
Plaxico Burress' lawyer expects receiver to be charged (Detroit Free Press)
LANDOVER, Md. — Plaxico Burress' lawyer said today that he was advised that the former Michigan State and current New York Giants star receiver will be charged with criminal possession of a weapon after accidentally shooting himself in the right thigh.
Lawyer: Plax will turn himself in 'when required' (Sports Illustrated)
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress will turn himself in to authorities "when required" in connection with his accidental shooting, his lawyer said Sunday.
Israeli attorney general may be ready to indict Olmert (Denver Post)
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert moved a significant step closer to facing trial Wednesday when Israel's attorney general said he is considering indicting Olmert in a corruption case involving double billing Jewish groups for trips abroad.
Lawyer: Burress to speak to police about shooting (AP via Yahoo! News)
New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress will turn himself in to authorities "when required" in connection with his accidental shooting, his lawyer said Sunday.
LAWYER: BURRESS WILL TURN HIMSELF IN MONDAY (New York Post)
Plaxico Burress' lawyer said Sunday he was advised that the Giants' star receiver will be charged with criminal possession of a weapon after accidentally shooting himself in the right thigh. Lawyer Benjamin Brafman wrote in an e-mail to The...
Lawyer to AP: WR Burress expects gun plea Monday (AP via Yahoo! News)
Plaxico Burress' lawyer said Sunday he was advised that the New York Giants' star receiver will be charged with criminal possession of a weapon after accidentally shooting himself in the right thigh.
Plaxico Burress will be charged in shooting incident, his lawyer says (Los Angeles Times)
Star receiver will turn himself in Monday to face a charge of criminal possession of a weapon after accidentally shooting himself in the right thigh at a nightclub this weekend. Plaxico Burress' lawyer said Sunday he was advised that the New York Giants' star receiver will be charged with criminal possession of a weapon after accidentally shooting himself in the right thigh.
Giants’ Burress Will Be Arrested on Weapons Charge, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Nov. 30 (Bloomberg) -- New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress will be charged with criminal possession of a weapon after accidentally shooting himself in the thigh at a nightclub two days ago, his lawyer said.