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Former U.S. attorney gets 65-year prison term (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
In this May 17, 2006 photo, attorney Eric Tolen sits with a mayor during an Overland Mayoral recount hearing in Judge Larry Kendrick's' court. (Gabriel B. Tait/P-D)
Politics behind Sulak's arrest, says lawyer (Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news)
Political motives are behind the arrest of social critic Sulak Sivaraksa on a lese majeste charge, his lawyer said yesterday.
Attorney: Money Missing From NOPD Evidence (WDSU New Orleans)
A local defense attorney is accusing New Orleans police officers of stealing money from his client.
State Supreme Court publicly reprimands Madison attorney (Wisconsin State Journal)
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded a Madison attorney for having an improper business relationship with a client, the fourth time the lawyer has been disciplined. Attorney Michael Collins agreed to the sanction after a referee for the Supreme Court found that Collins had failed to take required actions to safeguard the client's interests, including spelling out the business ...
Attorney says sheriff could be in contempt (Montrose Daily Press)
MONTROSE — Claiming disregard of a writ of habeas corpus, defense attorney Dan Shaffer asked the court to order a hearing that would require the sheriff to explain why he’s not in contempt.
Attorney General clarifies state bidding law (WLFI Lafayette)
A local woman says an opinion from the state attorney general validates her fight to make sure schools follow public bidding laws.
Community court could reduce crime, attorney general says (Prince George Citizen Online)
A downtown community court would probably help reduce Prince George's property crime rate dramatically, says Attorney General Wally Oppal.However, it is too early to set a timeline for when such a court could be established here, Oppal said Friday.Its prototype, the Vancouver Downtown Community Court, a pilot project and the first of its kind in Canada, opened Sept. 10 and the government wants ...
No joke: Switzerland lawyer named one of nation's best (The Florida Times-Union)
If you know any good lawyer jokes, tell them to Wayne Flowers. He loves the classics.
Attorney arrested at Dylan concert (La Crosse Tribune)
A well-known local attorney was arrested after Wednesday’s Bob Dylan concert at the La Crosse Center when police said he refused to leave and resisted arrest.
Dems tossing names for ND US attorney (The Bismarck Tribune)
Dems toss names into hat FARGO (AP) - Democrats are floating a number of names for North Dakota's U.S. attorney in the Barack Obama administration.
Decatur attorney Mark Bradley given two-week extension to obtain psychiatric evaluation (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - Decatur attorney Mark Bradley was given a two-week extension Thursday to obtain a psychiatric evaluation and present the results to Associate Judge Charles Feeney III by Nov. 20 to meet a requirement to retain his $10,000 personal recognizance bond.
Jani gets new attorney (The Topeka Capital-Journal)
Attorney Robert R. Laing Jr. filed an entry of appearance Thursday indicating he will represent Topeka developer Gene Jani in his lawsuit against the city of Topeka, Shawnee County District Court records show.
Attorney testifies Watson ignored her warnings (Poughkeepsie Journal)
An attorney for the Poughkeepsie school board testified Friday she questioned a number of Robert Watson's financial dealings in the district - from hiring unqualified employees to giving himself an unauthorized raise - while he was the city school superintendent.
City Attorney Gets Salary Reconsideration, Mayor Objects (The Morning News)
ROGERS -- The city council reconsidered Thursday a proposed salary increase for the city attorney over the mayor's objection.
Suspended lawyer says he won't fight case (The Bismarck Tribune)
FARGO (AP) - A Fargo lawyer and former federal prosecutor who was suspended by a state disciplinary board after a shoplifting incident says he won't challenge the ruling.
Cooper wins 3rd term as attorney general (The Hendersonville Times-News)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper secured a third four-year term on Tuesday night by defeating Republican Bob Crumley to continue as North Carolina's top law-enforcement officer.
Attorney general takes action to prevent merger (Deer Park Broadcaster & Progress)
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, 12 state attorneys general, and the U.S. Department of Justice took legal action to block JBS Beef, S.A., from acquiring National Beef Packing Co.
Election of city attorney to add to political storm (San Diego Union-Tribune)
CHULA VISTA – In June 2010, the political landscape in Chula Vista will change again, this time in the office of the city attorney – which some say will be a powerful position at City Hall.
Campbell lawyer survives car accident on Kennon Road (GMA News)
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – A lawyer who represented slain American peace Corps volunteer Julia Campbell survived a car accident while climbing to the city Friday morning, even though his car was crushed by a vegetable truck along Kennon Road.
Cop's lawyer: Drop extortion charges (Lowell Sun)
WOBURN -- The lawyer for a 10-year veteran Lowell police officer accused of extorting $5,000 from a Westford bookmaker argues that the charges should be dismissed because Detective David Annis merely refused to pay for an illegal activity.
Lawyer: Spain to deport bin Laden son (CNN)
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- A lawyer for Osama bin Laden's son says Spain has rejected her client's final appeal for asylum and will deport him.
'The Bulletproof Lawyer' refuses to give up despite dangers (International Herald Tribune)
There have been four separate attempts on the life of Silvia Raquenel Villanueva, Mexico's most prominent "narcoabogado," or lawyer to the drug lords.
Judge grants continuance so Cormican's fourth attorney can review case (Crookston Daily Times)
The case of a Crookston woman accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy received yet another continuance in Polk County District Court Wednesday after Kellie Ann Lundon-Cormican, 39, changed her attorney for the third time since last year when the case began.
Wisconsin Attorney General Seeks To Reverify Voter Registrations (Washington Post)
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has gone back to court to compel tens of thousands of state voters to reverify their registrations.
Attorney General Appeals Voter Check Lawsuit (CBS 5 Green Bay)
Three days after the election, Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has appealed a judge's decision dismissing his voter registration lawsuit.
Alvarez takes state's attorney (Proviso Herald)
Anita Alvarez has a few things in common with Barack Obama. Both were originally considered long-shots. Obama is the country's first black president, Alvarez is Cook County's first Hispanic State's Attorney. Alvarez can also post another similarity to Obama: A commanding victory.
Thaksin lawyer files counter-charge against Veera (Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news)
>>A lawyer for former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has filed a counter-charge against Veera Somkwamkid, in response to the graft campaigner filing a complaint against Thaksin. The counter-charge was lodged with the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) by Udom Prongfa.
Attorney accused of failing to devote time to defense (Knoxville News Sentinel)
Attorney Bruce Poston may be the James Brown of the Knox County criminal trial circuit, but a Knox County judge on Friday accused him of being a slacker when it came to the defense of a fatal carjacking suspect.
Attorney General Suing Scams (WTVC Chattanooga)
Times like these can bring out the worst in people trying to make a quick buck with a clever scam. However, the Tennessee's Attorney General's office is taking action against two companies they say promise falsely to rescue people from the failing economy.
Man's attorney says horse hurt falling into pool (News On 6 Tulsa)
Associated Press - November 8, 2008 8:15 PM ET McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - An attorney for a man charged with animal cruelty for allegedly kicking a horse says the animal was injured by falling...
Man's attorney says horse hurt falling into pool (KFSM Ft. Smith-Fayetteville)
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - An attorney for a man charged with animal cruelty for allegedly kicking a horse says the animal was injured by falling into an empty swimming pool.
McAlester man's attorney says horse hurt falling into pool (The Oklahoman)
McALESTER - An attorney for a man charged with animal cruelty for allegedly kicking a horse says the animal was injured by falling into an empty swimming pool. Attorney Russell Uselton says 24-year-old Justin Williamson of McAlester is innocent and that the horse is faring well. A preliminary hearing for Williamson has been continued until Nov. 21. Authorities charged Williamson with the felony ...
Suspended lawyer says he won't fight case (The Bismarck Tribune)
FARGO (AP) - A Fargo lawyer and former federal prosecutor who was suspended by a state disciplinary board after a shoplifting incident says he won't challenge the ruling.
Attorney General’s office set to proceed with Mott hearing (The Daily & Sunday Review)
STAFF WRITER The state Attorney General office is ready to move ahead with a hearing to get more restitution from Brenda K. Mott following the urging of the Canton Borough Authority.
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.
Judge grants continuance so Cormican's fourth attorney can review case (Crookston Daily Times)
The case of a Crookston woman accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy received yet another continuance in Polk County District Court Wednesday after Kellie Ann Lundon-Cormican, 39, changed her attorney for the third time since last year when the case began.
City Attorney Gets Salary Reconsideration, Mayor Objects (The Morning News)
ROGERS -- The city council reconsidered Thursday a proposed salary increase for the city attorney over the mayor's objection.
Lawyer: Unfair to tag Rapiz as ‘persona non grata’ (Sun Star)
LAWYER Tranquilino Gale, legal counsel of embattled Chief Inspector Leroy Rapiz said that declaring his client as a "persona non-grata" is very unfair.
Lawyer braves much to defend drug-trafficking suspects (San Diego Union-Tribune)
MONTERREY, Mexico – Sitting down with Silvia Raquenel Villanueva can be a nerve-racking experience, and not just because she is a sharp-tongued lawyer who cusses like a sailor if provoked. There is also the delicate question of the people who want her dead.
Attorney says sheriff could be in contempt (Montrose Daily Press)
MONTROSE — Claiming disregard of a writ of habeas corpus, defense attorney Dan Shaffer asked the court to order a hearing that would require the sheriff to explain why he’s not in contempt.
Rabal to be Centerton city attorney (NWAnews.com)
CENTERTON — Brian Rabal will be the first elected Centerton city attorney, Mayor Bobbie Griffith said. (Benton County Daily Record)
Election coverage: Candidates vie for state's attorney position (Lake County Journals)
The duty of prosecuting all criminal trials in Lake County will be the job of either 47-year-old Democratic candidate Michael D. Jacobs or 60-year-old Republican incumbent Michael J. Waller after the Nov. 4 election for state's attorney.
Junny Award goes to Melbourne lawyer (Florida Today)
Melbourne lawyer George Paulk will be honored with the "Junny Award" for his decade-long service with the Guardian Ad Litem program. Paulk has appeared in court more than 1,000 times on behalf of local children, according to the Florida-based non-profit Protect Our Children.
Saratoga Springs lawyer found guilty (Capital News 9)
A Saratoga Springs lawyer has lost his license after a court found him guilty of neglecting his clients and being incompetent.
Attorney ordered not to mislead court (Mmegi)
The attorney for a Russian man accused of molesting a nine year old girl was yesterday warned not to mislead the court.
How To Hire A Lawyer (Forbes)
We all need good counsel--especially in tough times.
Barack Obama’s 'Auntie Zeituni' cannot walk, says lawyer (Times Online)
Barack Obama’s “Auntie Zeituni” plans to fight a deportation order so that she can stay in the United States, according to her lawyer.
Saratoga attorney disbarred for neglect (WRGB Albany)
A Saratoga attorney has been disbarred. An appeals court found Michael Hogan guilty of neglecting his clients' cases, or otherwise being unprepared or incompetent.
Bali Nine lawyer says Govt inconsistent on death penalty (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The lawyer for one of the Bali Nine members facing death row says attempts to have his client's life spared will not be taken seriously unless the Federal Government consistently opposes the death penalty.
CSA: Lawyer fraudulently transferred money (The Daily Record)
A Reisterstown lawyer who was accused of sexually abusing a teenager fraudulently conveyed money to avoid paying damages to the girl and her family, the Court of Special Appeals held.