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Office of lawyer defending Greek boy's killers ransacked (Vancouver Sun)
Youths on Friday ransacked the office of a lawyer representing two policemen charged with fatally shooting a teenage boy whose death plunged Greece into a week of violence, a police source said.
Governor's vehicle spotted parked near attorney Ed Genson's office (The State Journal-Register)
CHICAGO — Gov. Rod Blagojevich left his North Side home, and his vehicle was later seen parked outside the offices of a high-profile defense attorney.
Lawyer Seen as Bold Enough to Cheat the Best of Investors (New York Times)
Authorities say that Marc S. Dreir, one of New York?s most accomplished lawyers, engaged in a brazen swindle of some of the city?s savviest investors.
Lawyer Seen as Bold Enough to Cheat the Best of Investors (New York Times)
Authorities say that Marc S. Dreir, one of New York?s most accomplished lawyers, brazenly swindled the city?s savviest investors.
Attorney confirms he met with Blagojevich (KWQC-TV 6 Davenport)
CHICAGO (AP) - Prominent Chicago defense attorney Ed Genson confirms that he met with embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Genson says he and Blagjevich will decide Monday whether the attorney will represent Blagojevich on federal corruption charges.
Gov. Blagojevich meets with high-profile attorney (KSDK St. Louis)
Gov. Blagojevich meets with high-profile attorney
Lawyer seen as bold enough to cheat the best of investors (International Herald Tribune)
Authorities say that Marc Dreier, one of New York's most accomplished lawyers, brazenly swindled the city's savviest investors.
Lawyer warns corporate exodus will damage ability to recruit, (The Scotsman: Business)
THE professional services sector in Scotland will suffer a severe 'brain drain' as the number of corporate headquarters in Scotland declines, a top lawyer has warned.
Blago meets with attorney, has 'no plans to resign' Monday (Daily Herald)
Gov. Rod Blagojevich spent Saturday meeting with a high-profile attorney as he prepared to continue acting as the state's chief executive days after his arrest on corruption charges.
Disgraced Illinois governor seeks lawyer (Toronto Sun)
CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich met with a renowned Chicago criminal lawyer Saturday as he weighed his legal options on how to fight a scandal that has left his career in tatters.
Lawyer To Big Shots Meets With Blagojevich (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
Illinois' governor meets with renowned Chicago criminal attorney Ed Genson in the lawyer's downtown office.
Longtime attorney believes in community service (Williston Herald)
Longtime Williston attorney Dick McKennett believes being actively involved in community projects is something everybody could and should do.
Odessa attorney questions commissioners court (Del Rio News-Herald)
An Odessa attorney told county commissioners court Monday he wants to be on the court’s agenda to discuss the use of a lot in a Lake Amistad Subdivision by a National Park Service concessionaire.
Gov meets with lawyer as he looks at options (Rockford Register Star)
Gov. Rod Blagojevich met with a renowned Chicago criminal lawyer Saturday as he weighed his legal options on how to fight a scandal that has left his career in tatters and disrupted President-elect Barack Obama’s White House transition.
Governor Looks Into New Lawyer (WEEK-TV Peoria)
Embattled Governor Rod Blagojevich meets with a renowned Chicago Criminal lawyer Saturday as he fights to save his job. This after, the Illinois Attorney General asked the State Supreme Court to strip all of Blagojevich's powers on Friday. The State's high court has yet to take up Lisa Madigan's request.
Office of lawyer defending Greek boy's killers ransacked (Vancouver Sun)
Youths on Friday ransacked the office of a lawyer representing two policemen charged with fatally shooting a teenage boy whose death plunged Greece into a week of violence, a police source said.
State’s attorney will not pursue charges against homeowner association (Kane County Chronicle)
CAMPTON HILLS – The state’s attorney will not pursue charges against a homeowners association president whose Internet comments about “spraying poop” spurred local officials to believe he threatened them.
Weighing His Options, Illinois Governor Meets With Criminal Lawyer (Washington Post)
CHICAGO, Dec. 13 -- Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) met with a renowned Chicago criminal lawyer Saturday as he weighed his legal options on how to fight a scandal that has left his career in tatters and disrupted President-elect Barack Obama's White House transition.
Lieutenant governor and attorney general score points (Denver Post)
In many ways, Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn and Attorney General Lisa Madigan couldn't be more different: He has promoted his image as an outsider and reformer; she comes from a powerful political family.
Blagojevich, lawyer talk (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich met with a renowned Chicago criminal lawyer Saturday as he weighed his legal options on how to fight a scandal that has left his career in tatters and disrupted President-elect Barack Obama’s White House transition. Photo caption: Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich leaves a high-profile attorney’s office Saturday in downtown Chicago. Photo by Associated ...
At work: Carolyn W. Evans, attorney/partner, Sengstacke & Evans, Bel Air (Baltimore Sun)
Carolyn W. Evans, attorney/partner, Sengstacke & Evans, Bel Air Salary: $65,000
Blagojevich, key criminal lawyer meet (Seattle Times)
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich met with a renowned Chicago criminal lawyer Saturday as he weighed his legal options on how to fight a scandal that has left his career in tatters and disrupted President-elect Obama's White House transition.
Attorney draws up cell-law draft (The Albany Herald)
The Albany City Commission has received an ordinance draft that could add stiffer fines to drivers distracted by cell phones. ALBANY — If David Hewett’s impassioned plea for a cell phone ban in the city did nothing else, it spurred the Albany City Commission and City Attorney Nathan Davis to action.
Profile: Carolyn W. Evans, attorney/partner (Baltimore Sun)
Carolyn W. Evans, attorney/partner, Sengstacke & Evans, Bel Air Salary: $65,000
Assistant city attorney has history with alcohol (The Columbian)
A Vancouver assistant city attorney who stands to have drunken-driving charges reduced to first-degree negligent driving has a history of alcohol-related offenses.
No lawyer can refuse to defend an accused says Jethmalani (Hindustan Times)
COMMENT ON THIS ! Your Views! With certain lawyer bodies declining to take up the case of Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone militant arrested in the Mumbai terror attacks, eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Sunday maintained that no lawyer has the right to say he will not defend an accused.
Lawyer's 'brazen swindle' unravels (Toronto Star)
Marc S. Dreier knew the 45th-floor conference room of Solow Realty well. He had been in it many times as a trusted lawyer for the company's founder.
Attorney: Contempt citation against sheriff should be dropped (Montrose Daily Press)
MONTROSE — Competing authorities concerning an inmate put Sheriff Rick Dunlap in a tough spot, County Attorney Bob Hill said. Hill asked Judge James Schum to vacate a contempt citation issued after Gerardo Segura-Rodriguez was not brought to court Oct. 24 as ordered in a writ of habeas corpus.
Anthony attorney planning investigation of his own (Bay News 9 Tampa Bay)
ORLANDO (Bay News 9) -- Casey Anthony's attorney made a surprise visit to the family's home in Orlando on Saturday.
Obama to be force for cultural change, Savannah attorney says (Savannah Morning News)
Barack Obama's election to the U.S. presidency elicits the same "excitement and hopefulness" that rocked America when John F. Kennedy was elected the nation's first Catholic president, Savannah attorney Lester B. Johnson III said Saturday.
No lawyer can refuse to defend an accused: Jethmalani (Express India)
Eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani has maintained that no lawyer has the right to say he will not defend an accused.
Lawyer was bold enough to cheat the best of investors (International Herald Tribune)
Marc Dreier, a New York lawyer, brazenly swindled the city's savviest investors, in a fraud estimated at $380 million, the authorities say.
Illinois Attorney General: Blagojevich Might Step Aside Monday (Fox News)
Gov. Rod Blagojevich might step aside as early as Monday, according to the Illinois attorney general.  
Attorney eyeing death penalty for Nichols (Moldova.org)
A county prosecutor in Atlanta says potential federal charges against Brian Nichols could result in a death sentence for the convicted courthouse killer.Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Saturday while his efforts to get the death penalty for Nichols failed, he likely will be talking with federal prosecutors about the possibility of bringing federal charges against Nichols, The ...
Report: Pa. attorney general probes charity (Centre Daily Times)
The Pennsylvania attorney general's office is investigating a charity at the center of the ongoing corruption trial of a former state senator, a newspaper reported Sunday.
Cookies give southern Md. lawyer fun, love, laughs (WTOP Radio Network)
The sugar cookies Jessica Snow Barnes makes according to her maternal great-grandmother's recipe have inspired a word-of-mouth business for the southern Maryland lawyer and late-night baker.
Report: Pa. attorney general probes charity (WFMJ Youngstown)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A newspaper is reporting that the Pennsylvania attorney general's office is investigating a charity at the center of an ongoing corruption trial.
Report: Justice lawyer leaked surveillance program (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former Justice Department lawyer says he tipped off the news media about the Bush administration's warrantless eavesdropping program because it "didn't smell right," Newsweek magazine reported Sunday.
Report: Justice lawyer leaked surveillance program (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A former Justice Department lawyer says he tipped off the news media about the Bush administration's warrantless eavesdropping program because it "didn't smell right," Newsweek magazine reported Sunday. Thomas Tamm, whose suburban Washington home was searched by federal agents last year, told the magazine he leaked the existence of the secret program to The New York Times 18 months before the ...
Report: Justice lawyer leaked surveillance program (Las Vegas Sun)
Sun, Dec 14, 2008 (1:15 p.m.) A former Justice Department lawyer says he tipped off the news media about the Bush administration's warrantless eavesdropping program because it "didn't smell right," Newsweek magazine reported Sunday.
No lawyer can refuse to defend an accused, says Jethmalani (The Hindu)
New Delhi: With certain lawyer bodies declining to take up the case of Mohammad Ajmal Amir, the lone militant arrested in the Mumbai terror attacks, eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Sunday maintained that no lawyer had the right to say he ...
Local attorney, author to host book signing (The Palladium-Times)
The river’s end bookstore will host a book signing for local attorney and children’s book author, Kevin Caracciolli, beginning at noon Saturday.
Blagojevich's wife heads to attorney's building (KWQC-TV 6 Davenport)
CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's wife is inside the downtown office building where her husband has been meeting with a high-powered defense attorney.
Lawyer: I told NY Times of eavesdropping (Denver Post)
WASHINGTON — A former Justice Department lawyer says he tipped off the news media about the Bush administration's warrantless eavesdropping program because it "didn't smell right,"
US Attorney Fitzgerald Painted as Messy, Sexy Genius (Gothamist)
We learn more today about Flatbush-born, "Blago-destroyer" US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald . As a leader in going after terrorists since the 1993 WTC attack, he apparently can still recite from memory Osama Bin Laden's 1000-word fatwa declaring war against the US in 1998. Yet another colleague mentions, "He is a disorganized genius—if he didn't remember where things were, no one would ever ...
Blagojevich's wife visits attorney's building (The State Journal-Register)
CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's wife is inside the downtown office building where her husband has been meeting with a high-powered defense attorney.
Former U.S. Attorney Biskupic joins law firm (The Capital Times)
Two weeks after announcing he was stepping down as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Steven Biskupic has been named a partner at Michael Best & Friedrich. Biskupic, 47, who was nearly ensnared in the partisan firings of prosecutors that contributed to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' resignation, will work in the law firm's litigation practice group. Biskupic's announcement ...
Report: Justice lawyer leaked surveillance program (Honolulu Advertiser)
WASHINGTON — A former Justice Department lawyer says he tipped off the news media about the Bush administration's warrantless eavesdropping program because it "didn't smell right," Newsweek magazine reported today.
Report: Justice lawyer leaked surveillance program (KXXV Waco)
Associated Press - December 14, 2008 7:23 PM ET WASHINGTON (AP) - Newsweek magazine reports a former Justice Department lawyer says he tipped off the news media about the Bush administration's...
Report: Justice lawyer leaked surveillance program (KWWL Iowa)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Newsweek magazine reports a former Justice Department lawyer says he tipped off the news media about the Bush administration's warrantless eavesdropping program because it "didn't smell right."