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Bali Nine lawyer says Govt inconsistent on death penalty (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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.
Chris Finlayson: The Next Attorney General? (Scoop.co.nz)
Chris Finlayson: The Next Attorney General? LawFuel - The Law Jobs and News Wire An intellectual with a solid law background and an ambition to achieve his dream for shaping New Zealand law
Rockfall unforeseeable: Mine lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The lawyer representing Beaconsfield Gold has told an inquest the rockfall which killed miner, Larry Knight, was not foreseeable.
Lawyer accused of home theft (Independent Online)
A couple has obtained an urgent court order compelling the Law Society to investigate claims that a lawyer stole their home.
Lawyer accused of home theft (Pretoria News)
A Tongaat, Durban, couple has obtained an urgent Durban High Court order compelling the KwaZulu-Natal Law Society to investigate claims that a lawyer stole their home.
Attorney says defense law is his calling (The Augusta Chronicle)
Only five years into private practice Augusta attorney Pete Theodocion got his first big case -- a veteran narcotics agent facing federal drug trafficking charges.
Top international lawyer relates war stories (Advance Titan)
Nikola Kostich is a gray-haired, round bellied man, a professorial type with glasses and a penchant for jokes. He is also a top international lawyer who has defended mass murderers and war criminals.
Police: Attorney chained pregnant girlfriend to couch (Altoona Mirror)
SANKERTOWN - A well-known area defense attorney is accused of chaining his pregnant girlfriend to a couch for more than seven hours after a fight. State police said Mark Zearfaus, 40, of Cresson used a 31-foot chain and padlocks to keep his 28-year-old girlfriend in her Sankertown apartment, allegedly chaining her ankle to the couch after a physical confrontation.
District attorney disputes campaign finance complaint (Rome News-Tribune)
District Attorney Leigh Patterson said Sunday she plans a quick response to a campaign finance complaint filed against her by local ethics watchdog George Anderson.“I haven’t received a copy of it yet, but my finances are open to the public,” she said. “I’ve been forthright in my disclosures and have nothing to hide.”Anderson, director of the Ethics in Government Group in Rome, filed the ...
Lawyers group names Paboojian top attorney (The Fresno Bee)
The statewide trial lawyers association has named Fresno lawyer Warren Paboojian its attorney of the year for representing former Fresno State women's basketball coach Stacy Johnson-Klein during her high-profile gender discrimination trial last year.
Attorney fights for fair settlements (Pensacola News Journal)
12 under 40: Rachel Gilmer is a 29-year-old attorney.
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.
Magdalo lawyer insists on calling Homasan as witness in Oakwood trial (Philstar.com)
Lawyer Ernesto Francisco Jr., Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV’s lawyer in the Manila Peninsula Hotel rebellion case, has again asked the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) to issue a subpoena against Sen. Gregorio Honasan to testify in the July 2003 Oakwood mutiny coup trial.
Lawyer appeals to SC over disbarment rap (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Manila, Philippines -- The former counsel of First Gentleman Jose Miguel "Mike" Arroyo, has asked the Supreme Court for an extension to file his comment in connection with the disbarment complaint filed against him by a former lawyer of deposed president Joseph Estrada.
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.
SB County's district attorney defends his integrity following plea bargain (San Bernardino Sun)
San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos wants to make one thing perfectly clear: He can't be bought.
Another grievance filed against attorney (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The State Bar of Nevada is investigating a new grievance against suspended Las Vegas attorney Jeanne Winkler, one that accuses her of engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.
Hackney hires Hillingdon lawyer (The Lawyer)
The London Borough of Hackney has recruited senior social service lawyer Suzanne Bond from the London Borough of Hillingdon. ...
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.
What happens when your attorney is out for himself, not for you? (Orlando Sentinel)
A company hired Orlando attorney Norman Sanders Moss to help homeowners recover money from the sale of foreclosed homes and tax deed foreclosures. He was supposed to hold the money in a trust account and give it to the company's clients. He spent it instead.
Lawyer to remain disbarred for now (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
Disbarred Jackson lawyer James McIntyre won't be allowed to practice law while the state Supreme Court decides on his appeal.
Brown's lawyer warns about more arrests (Pretoria News)
It would be "unlawful and malicious" for the Scorpions to arrest former Fidentia boss Arthur Brown again, his lawyer has warned the unit.
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.
Luthra scoops four-lawyer IP team from Anand & Anand (The Lawyer)
Indian firm Luthra & Luthra has scooped a four-lawyer team from Indian IP specialist firm Anand & Anand. ...
Lawyer To Remain Disbarred For Now (WAPT Jackson)
Jackson lawyer James McIntyre’s disbarment while stand, at least while the Mississippi Supreme Court considers his appeal.
Venable attorney sees room to ‘ratchet up’ diversity push (BizJournals)
Add committee chairman to the already crowded list of projects and jobs done by Venable LLP attorney Craig A. Thompson. Along with now chairing the firm’s diversity committee, Thompson is a children’s book author, radio host and public speaker.
S.C. Lawyer Reinstated Years After Hit-And-Run Death (WSOC-TV Charlotte)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The state Supreme Court has reinstated a lawyer who spent more than seven years in prison for killing a jogger on The Battery in Charleston while driving drunk.
Poutre trial halted as attorney falls ill (Boston Globe)
(Stephen Rose for the Boston Globe) Jason Strickland (left) sat with attorney Alan Black last month at a pre-trial hearing. By Patricia Wen, Globe Staff SPRINGFIELD - The child abuse trial of Haleigh Poutre's stepfather was abruptly called off...
Report: Attorney recommends re-instating coaches in Sebastian River Middle soccer incident (Vero Press Journal)
Indian River School District attorney Usher Brown has recommended that the two Sebastian River Middle School employees riding on the bus at the time of an incident involving the school soccer team be re-inserted in the classroom. Soccer coach Andrew Lewis and volleyball coach John Kebbel were chaperoning the trip when the incident occurred around 8:15 p.m. Sept. 15. Two Sebastian River ...
Lawyer who killed jogger in hit-and-run reinstated (The State)
The South Carolina Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a disbarred lawyer who spent more than seven years in prison for killing a jogger in downtown Charleston while driving drunk can return to the courtroom, the first time the justices have reinstated an attorney whose crime involved a death. Mark Evans was disbarred in December 1996 after he pleaded guilty to felony drunken driving in the death ...
Attorney: Evidence withheld in Peterson trial (WRAL.com Raleigh)
A Virginia attorney said he plans to file a motion Wednesday seeking a new trial for Durham novelist and convicted killer Mike Peterson.
New York attorney general announces that funds available for energy efficiency upgrades (Staten Island Advance)
File photoAttorney General Andrew Cuomo Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says $1.9 million from a pollution settlement last year are now available for low-income households to upgrade heating systems and weatherize against the cold. According to the attorney general's office, the...
Lawyer to Remain Disbarred (WTOK-TV Meridian)
Disbarred Jackson lawyer James McIntyre won't be allowed to practice law while the state Supreme Court decides on his appeal.
SC lawyer reinstated years after hit-and-run death (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
Published: Monday, November 10, 2008 at 12:16 p.m. Last Modified: Monday, November 10, 2008 at 12:17 p.m. COLUMBIA -- The state Supreme Court has reinstated a lawyer who spent more than seven years in prison for killing a jogger on The Battery in Charleston while driving drunk.
Reminds me of a Lawyer I know..... (Malta Star)
Q: How can you tell when a lawyer is lying? A: His lips move Q: What is the difference between a dead dog in the road and a dead lawyer in the road? A: There are skid marks in front of the dog.
Attorney who worked for Broadcom co-founder enters guilty pleas to evading banking law (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
SANTA ANA, Calif. - An attorney who worked for indicted Broadcom Corp. co-founder Henry T. Nicholas III has pleaded guilty to evading a banking law and will cooperate with the federal government in a sweeping stock options backdating probe involving his former boss.
U.S. Attorney in Manhattan Expected to Step Down (New York Times)
Michael J. Garcia, the United States attorney in Manhattan who oversaw a series of high-profile corruption cases, including one that led to the resignation of Gov. Eliot Spitzer, has decided to leave his post early and will join a private law firm, Kirkland & Ellis , lawyers familiar with his plans say, The New York Times’s Benjamin Weiser reported.
Attorney General Investigating ‘Potentially Deceptive’ Car Warranty Offers (NBC 6 Miami)
There is a new type of sales mail that is filling up mailboxes and filling up the complaint lines at Attorney General offices all across the country.
Top aide named to take over for Houston U.S. attorney (Houston Chronicle)
The second-in-command to former U.S. Attorney Don DeGabrielle has been named to take over the top job in the Houston-based Southern District of Texas now that DeGabrielle has resigned.
Lawyer who killed jogger in hit-and-run reinstated (The Times and Democrat)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a disbarred lawyer who spent more than seven years in prison for killing a jogger in downtown Charleston while driving drunk can return to the courtroom, the first time the justices have reinstated an attorney whose crime involved a death.
New interim US attorney for southern Texas (KLTV 7 Tyler)
Associated Press - November 10, 2008 3:55 PM ET HOUSTON (AP) - The first assistant in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Houston, Tim Johnson, has been named interim U.S.
HK group seeks UN help for labor lawyer, activists (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - A Hong Kong-based human rights group sought the help of the United Nations for a labor lawyer and 18 activists who it said were "falsely" charged.
Lawyer in spot for levelling false charges (The Times of India)
The SC on Monday castigated a lawyer for making false charges against two sitting HC judges for the custodial death of a UP advocate Shrikant Awasthi, who died while serving sentence awarded to him for contempt of court.
Ohio lawyer who faked her own kidnapping admits to stealing $624,000 from her clients (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
TOLEDO, Ohio - A former Toledo, Ohio, lawyer who made up a story about being kidnapped after a client accused her of stealing his money has admitted she took $624,000 from about two dozen people.
Zimbabwe: Lawyer of Fugitive British Journalist Faces Arrest (AllAfrica.com)
The human rights lawyer representing a British journalist who skipped bail and fled Zimbabwe last weekend, is now facing arrest himself - on charges of defeating the course of justice.
Lawyer: Shooting victim was woman beaten by police (The Tennessean)
MEMPHIS — The lawyer for a transgender woman who was preparing to sue Memphis police says his client has been killed.
HC judge who quit seeks to resume practice as lawyer (The Times of India)
Ashutosh Kumbhakoni , who put in his papers as a judge of the Bombay High Court last week, applied to the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa, seeking permission to resume his practice as a lawyer.
ESCONDIDO: City attorney says Diaz can vote on police issues (North County Times)
ESCONDIDO ---- Despite being married to an Escondido police lieutenant, newly elected City Councilwoman Olga Diaz can vote on the Escondido Police Department's budget and on pay raises for police officers, according to City Attorney Jeff Epp.
Hearing set for lawyer accused of chaining girlfriend (The Tribune-Democrat)
SANKERTOWN — An Altoona defense lawyer faces a preliminary hearing Friday on charges that he chained his pregnant girlfriend to a couch and left her without a phone for hours at their Sankertown apartment in Cambria County.
SC lawyer reinstated years after hit-and-run death (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
Published: Monday, November 10, 2008 at 12:16 p.m. Last Modified: Monday, November 10, 2008 at 12:17 p.m. COLUMBIA -- The state Supreme Court has reinstated a lawyer who spent more than seven years in prison for killing a jogger on The Battery in Charleston while driving drunk.