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Attorney to be arraigned in child porn case (Los Angeles Daily News)
A Glendale attorney is scheduled to be arraigned today on charges of possession of child pornography and an assault weapon.
Cameroon: Attorney General Opposes Eseme Murder Case Retrial (AllAfrica.com)
The Attorney General for the Southwest Province, Solomon Mbah Njie, has appealed against a judgment by the Buea Appeal Court that the Eseme murder case be retried.The Buea Appeal Court, August 19, 2008, ordered a retrial of the case in the Meme High Court in Kumba.
Local Attorney Offers Free Gas For Voters (WPBF Palm Beach)
A Treasure Coast attorney is offering free gas as incentive to encourage people to vote.
Johnny Carson - Carsons Former Lawyer Writes Tell-all Book (ContactMusic)
U.S. talk show legend JOHNNY CARSON has been laid bare by his longtime lawyer in a new tell-all book - dubbing him a "great star" but a "miserable human being". Henry ...
Runoff voting records seized by Ala’s attorney general (NBC 13 Birmingham)
The Alabama attorney general’s office has seized records pertaining to the Oct. 7 municipal runoff election in Evergreen.  Joy Patterson, spokeswoman for Attorney General Troy King’s office, said investigators served two subpoenas Oct. 28 that ordered any and all documents relating to the runoff to be surrendered to the state office.
Md. attorney general's office reviewing prison guard cases (Baltimore Sun)
The Maryland attorney general's office is reviewing claims of prison brutality that led to the firing of 23 correctional officers at two prisons earlier this year.
Lawyer Flees With P600,000 (Mmegi)
A Chinese man spends sleepless nights after his lawyer allegedly disappeared with his P600,000 last month. The money was supposed to purchase property in Gaborone.
White Plains fatal hit & run case adjourned; Pomona driver has new lawyer (The Journal News)
WHITE PLAINS - The new lawyer for a Pomona woman arrested in a double hit-and-run incident that left one woman dead in White Plains said this morning that both he and the Westchester County District Attorney's Office were seeking to learn what happened.
UPDATE: Erie Insurance lawyer testifies he wanted Joyce claim settled quickly (Erie Times-News)
PITTSBURGH -- A lawyer for Erie Insurance Group testified today that Michael T. Joyce's status as an appellate court judge influenced the lawyer's decision to recommend that the company quickly settle a claim that Joyce filed over an auto accident in August 2001.
Arkansas Attorney General supports lottery, but cites cost concerns (Lottery Post)
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Friday said he voted for creating a state-run lottery to fund college scholarships, despite concerns about how much it will cost the state to start up the games.
Minn. Supreme Court considers how far the right to an attorney extends (Minnesota Public Radio)
The Minnesota Supreme Court heard arguments today on how far the state's constitutional right to an attorney extends for those who can't afford a lawyer. At issue is whether the state must provide a public defenders to appeal misdemeanor convictions.
Judge raps conduct of lawyer, who plans appeal (Whitehorse Star Daily)
The behaviour of a lawyer and business owner in a property dispute was "high-handed" and "reprehensible," says a Yukon judge.
'Hockey is not on trial,' Frost's lawyer says at close of sex exploitation trial (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
NAPANEE, Ont. - David Frost held such sway over his teenage hockey players that he masterminded threesomes with their girlfriends, court heard Monday while his lawyer shot back that group sex is pervasive in the sport and cautioned that "hockey is not on trial."
Cisco to 'anguished' patent lawyer: Prove your case (Market Watch)
The networking giant is turning up the heat on a Texas lawyer attempting to sue the company, demanding that he turn over exhaustive personal records to prove his claims.
PNG top cop to probe NZ lawyer's arrest (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
Papua New Guinea's police commissioner says he will personally look into the arrest of a prominent expatriate lawyer on 49 counts of fraud.
Feds quietly end probe of Cache attorney office (Deseret Morning News)
A federal probe into alleged improprieties inside the Cache County Attorney's Office has apparently ended.
Lawyer arrested in PNG has worrying implications (The West Australian)
Papua New Guinea’s police commissioner says he will personally look into the arrest of a prominent expatriate lawyer on 49 counts of fraud, with concerns that the case is heralding a police state. Ne
Ill. Attorney General to look into rising price of road salt (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Attorney General’s office has begun investigating the drastically increased prices of road salt in some areas of the state, an issue that could lead to some more slippery roads when winter storms hit.
Beaumont attorney among candidates for Texas Supreme Court (Beaumont Enterprise)
As a third-party candidate running against two opponents, Beaumont attorney Tom Oxford admits his chances today of winning the chief justice seat on the Texas Supreme Court are slim.
German consul general takes serious view of minor's rape: lawyer (Lead) (New Kerala)
Panaji, Nov 3 : The German Consul General Walter Stechel has taken a serious view of the rape of a minor German girl allegedly by the kin of three Goa ministers and will visit Goa on Sunday to review the probe status, the victim's lawyer said Monday.
Attorney Offers Free Gas To Voters (WPBF Palm Beach)
A Treasure Coast attorney wanted to make sure no one missed out on their opportunity to vote by offering free gas.
Lawyer says he didn't know of accounts use (Albany Times Union)
Attorney testifies about hiding client's Porsche purchase from creditors ALBANY ? A well-known Clifton Park real estate lawyer testified Monday he did not know a family of suspected scam artists had used his escrow accounts to allegedly launder money from an international investment scheme.Anthony R. Ianniello, 64, testified at the criminal trial in U.S. District Court of his former clients, ...
China Blocks Jailed Activist Meeting Lawyer, Rights Group Says (Bloomberg)
Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) -- The Chinese government blocked jailed activist Guo Feixiong from meeting his lawyer, who'd traveled 1,000 miles to help appeal his conviction, according to the rights group Human Rights Watch in China.
U.S. Attorney announces efforts against election fraud (Muskogee Phoenix)
United States Attorney Sheldon J. Sperling has announced the implementation of the district election fraud initiative. Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris is coordinating the efforts in the Eastern District with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for today’s elections.
Council hires city attorney (Minot Daily News)
Ward County State's Attorney John Van Grinsven will fill Minot's new city attorney position starting in January. The Minot City Council voted Monday to accept the recommendation of David Waind, city manager, to hire Van Grinsven.
China Blocks Jailed Activist Meeting Lawyer, Rights Group Says (Bloomberg)
Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) -- The Chinese government blocked jailed activist Guo Feixiong from meeting his lawyer, who'd traveled 1,000 miles to help appeal his conviction, according to the rights group Human Rights Watch in China.
Trafficking charge dropped against Australian journalist: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Singapore's attorney-general has withdrawn a drug trafficking charge against an Australian television reporter, but he still faces four lesser charges, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer says US trumped up Russian arms dealer charges (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout accused the US government Tuesday of trumping up charges against him in a bid to secure his extradition from Thailand.
BRIDGEPORT: Death Row Inmate Seeks New Attorney (Hartford Courant)
A Bridgeport judge is considering a demand by death row inmate Russell Peeler for a new attorney.
Caddo district attorney-elect joins office as a special assistant (The Shreveport Times)
Charles Scott, Caddo's district attorney-elect, is getting a jump-start on his mission by being sworn in as a special assistant to his predecessor.
Trafficking charge dropped against Australian journalist: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo!Xtra News)
SINGAPORE (AFP) - Singapore's attorney-general has withdrawn a drug trafficking charge against an Australian television reporter, but he still faces four lesser charges, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Botswana: Lawyer Flees With P600,000 (AllAfrica.com)
A Chinese man spends sleepless nights after his lawyer allegedly disappeared with his P600,000 last month.
'Hockey is not on trial,' defence lawyer says (Toronto Star)
NAPANEE, Ont.–David Frost held such sway over his teenage hockey players that he masterminded threesomes with their girlfriends, court heard yesterday, while his lawyer shot back that group sex is pervasive in the sport and cautioned that "hockey is not on trial."
Wisconsin attorney general will not appeal in voter lawsuit before election (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
MADISON Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen wont appeal a decision dismissing his voter registration lawsuit before Election Day.
Judge lets defense keep requested attorney (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – A 24-year-old Marengo man won’t have to go hunting for a new attorney days before a trial involving a fatal car accident is set to start.
Zimbabwe Police Shoot Five Illegal Diamond Miners, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Zimbabwean police shot dead at least five illegal diamond miners in the country's eastern Marange district over the weekend, said Passmore Nyakureba, a human rights lawyer.
Race for county attorney (Hampton Union)
BRENTWOOD and#8212; James M. Reams hopes voters will reelect him on Tuesday, Nov. 4 as Rockingham County Attorney, a seat he has held since 1998.
3-2 vote OKs contract for city attorney (The Buffalo News)
DUNKIRK -- The contract extension for City Attorney Daniel Gard met with some opposition Monday but was approved by a 3-2 vote.
Guy Ritchie takes on top lawyer to keep children in UK (Evening Standard)
GUY Ritchie has hired Britain's top children's lawyer in a battle with Madonna over where their children should live, the Evening Standard can reveal today.
Attorney General Race Among Top Contests for Pa. Voters (KYW News Radio 1060)
The race for attorney general tops the list of state contests in Pennsylvania. Incumbent Republican Tom Corbett is being challenged by the Northampton County district attorney, Democrat John Morganelli.  
Md. attorney general reviews prison guard brutality claims (The Herald-Mail)
The Maryland attorney general's office is reviewing brutality claims against 23 fired correctional officers and could prosecute any criminal charges, Allegany and Washington county prosecutors said Monday.
Illinois attorney general to investigate rising road salt prices (Quad-City Times)
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Attorney General’s office is investigating the steep price of road salt in some areas of the state, which has caused some municipalities to cut back on purchases.
Marblehead man charged after altercation with lawyer (Port Clinton News Herald)
NORWALK --A Marblehead man is scheduled to be in Norwalk Municipal Court Nov. 10 after he allegedly argued with his former lawyer and pushed him, according to reports.
Attorney charged with spitting on police officer (News On 6 Tulsa)
Associated Press - November 4, 2008 9:45 AM ET OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An attorney arrested after a tirade against Warr Acres police has been charged with a felony count of spitting on an...
Voucher foes face off in race for attorney general (Standard-Examiner)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Attorney General Mark Shurtleff lost a legal fight last year over private school vouchers to state school board attorney Jean Hill, and on Tuesday he hoped to avoid another loss as the two faced off in the general election.
Ex-Goldman Analyst May Have Fled After Cooperating, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) -- A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. analyst who led a $6.7 million insider trading scheme and then helped prosecutors convict his accomplices may have left the country and is in violation of his probation, a lawyer said.
District Attorney candidate faces public (Del Rio News-Herald)
Both the incumbent 63rd Judicial District Attorney Fred Hernandez, and his Republican challenger, Comstock attorney Martin Underwood, were invited to participate in the Del Rio News-Herald Candidate Forum held at The Ramada Inn of Del Rio Wednesday.
Ex-Bracewell attorney launches Hisel Law Firm (BizJournals)
Attorney Mary Ann Hisel has decided to leave the San Antonio office of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP to form her own law firm.
Namibia: Lawyer Back in Court on MVA Fund Fraud Charges (AllAfrica.com)
ONDANGWA-BASED lawyer Arumugam Thambapilai has again been charged with fraud in connection with claims that he allegedly lodged with the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund of Namibia on behalf of clients of his law firm.
Guy Ritchie - Ritchie Hires Leading Lawyer To Fight Madonna Over Kids (ContactMusic)
Director GUY RITCHIE has hired the services of the U.K.'s leading international divorce lawyer to help keep his children with pop superstar MADONNA in Britain following ...