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Local attorney to head up state Guardian ad Litem program (Tallahassee Democrat)
The supervising attorney for the local Guardian ad Litem program was appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist this week to serve as the executive director of the program's statewide office.
GOP lawyer denies assaulting man at Ritz (The Journal News)
WHITE PLAINS - A Republican lawyer accused of head-butting a former Assembly candidate in a brawl at a posh city restaurant denied yesterday that he assaulted anyone.
Plax's seized guns legit, lawyer says (New York Daily News)
A lawyer for suspended New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress said paperwork will prove two guns seized from the star's home are legit.
Mansfield lawyer indicted for second time this month (The Sun Chronicle)
MANSFIELD - A Fall River defense lawyer from Mansfield has been indicted for the second time this month, although the charges are unrelated.
George Sherwood, lawyer, World War II veteran (Baltimore Sun)
George M. Sherwood, a semi-retired lawyer and a decorated World War II combat infantryman, died of lung cancer Dec. 18 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Lutherville resident was 86.
Sampson Heads Attorney General's Regional Offices (East Aurora Advertiser)
New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo this fall appointed East Aurora resident J. David Sampson to the post of New York State's deputy attorney general for regional affairs. Sampson will oversee 225 lawyers working statewide in the attorney general's 13 regional offices, managing what Sampson called the "front door to the attorney general's office."
State Agency Lawyer Reprimanded For Her Letter (Hartford Courant)
A state agency lawyer has been reprimanded and told to attend nine hours of ethics classes for "fraud and conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice" in 2004, when she posed as a parking lot attendant in a letter that led to the firing of the state ethics chief.
Attorney: Accused killer not prepared (The Clarion-Ledger)
The attorney for the man accused of killing Jackson State University student Latasha Norman says in court papers that he is not ready for trial next month.
Lawyer takes city case: Jackson attorney Horn agrees to work pro bono (McComb Enterprise-Journal)
McComb selectmen have hired a lawyer to represent them at no charge in Mayor Zach Patterson’s lawsuit against the city. Patterson filed a claim in Pike County Circuit Court on Dec. 9, seeking a declaratory judgment to clarify sections of the city charter concerning his authority as mayor.
Attorney: Nurse was coerced into confession (Zanesville Times Recorder)
SANDUSKY (AP) - Two detectives grilled a former nightshift nurse accused of sexually abusing patients at a nursing home and pressed him take responsibility for the alleged crimes, according to a videotaped interrogation that a defense attorney wants kept out of an upcoming trial.
Zimbabwe police defy court, remove activists: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Armed police took a leading Zimbabwean human rights campaigner and eight activists to an undisclosed location on Thursday after the High Court ordered their immediate release to a local hospital, their lawyer said.
Attorney: Nurse in sex abuse case coerced into confession (The Marion Star)
SANDUSKY (AP) - A defense attorney in Ohio says a former nightshift nurse accused of sexually abusing patients at a nursing home was coerced into giving a videotaped confession.
Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
Father in manslaughter case gets new attorney (The Kalamazoo Gazette)
CENTREVILLE -- A court-appointed attorney representing Anthony Springer -- who faces manslaughter and child-abuse charges in the February fire-related death of his daughter Calista Springer, who was 16 -- has been pulled from the case because of a conflict of...
Audit urges anti-fraud unit in Missouri attorney general's office (The Kansas City Star)
JEFFERSON CITY | A state audit is calling for an anti-fraud unit in the attorney general's office to improve oversight over money it recovers and submit complete year-end reports.
Michaud heads search for US attorney, marshal (Boston Globe)
With President-elect Barack Obama poised to take office Jan. 20, candidates already are weighing in to be the next U.S. attorney and U.S. marshal for Maine.
Lawyer: Rum was not bought for Mass. girl who died (Boston Globe)
A lawyer says his client had no idea that alcohol he bought would end up in the hands of a teenage girl who was found dead after wandering off from a party.
Attorney: Nurse case coerced into confession (WTOL 11 Toledo)
An Ohio attorney says a former nightshift nurse accused of sexually abusing patients at a nursing home was coerced into giving a videotaped confession.
Zimbabwe police defy court, remove activists: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Armed police took a leading Zimbabwean rights campaigner and eight activists to a maximum security prison on Thursday, defying a High Court order for their immediate release to a local hospital, their lawyer said.
Lawyer: Zimbabwe activist's location unknown (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Zimbabwean peace activist held in an alleged plot to overthrow President Robert Mugabe has gone missing again, a leading human rights lawyer said Thursday.
District attorney's office prepares for changing of the guard (WAFB Baton Rouge)
Hillar Moore will officially take over as district attorney next month. He has been working in the office about a month as the transition from Doug Moreau to Moore continues every day.
Lawyer: Rum was not bought for Taylor Meyer (Boston Herald)
ATTLEBORO - A lawyer says his client had no idea that alcohol he bought would end up in the hands of a teenage girl who was found dead after wandering off from a party. Police...
Gov's lawyer asks panel to subpoena Obama staff (The State)
In a move intended to force public testimony from President-elect Barack Obama's inner circle, a lawyer for Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the legislative panel considering impeachment of the governor to subpoena more than a dozen witnesses, including Obama's incoming chief of staff. State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie told The Associated Press on Thursday that the House committee received a letter ...
Gov's lawyer asks panel to subpoena Obama staff (The Charlotte Observer)
(By KAREN HAWKINS, Associated Press Writer) In a move intended to force public testimony from President-elect Barack Obama's inner circle, a lawyer for Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the legislative panel considering impeachment of the governor to subpoena more than a dozen witnesses, including Obama's incoming chief of staff. State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie told The Associated Press on Thursday ...
Ill. governor's lawyer asks panel to subpoena Obama staff (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
CHICAGO - A lawyer for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has asked the Illinois House committee considering whether to impeach the governor to subpoena more than a dozen witnesses, including President-elect Barack Obama's incoming chief of staff and a senior adviser.
Sampson Heads Attorney General's Regional Offices (East Aurora Advertiser)
New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo this fall appointed East Aurora resident J. David Sampson to the post of New York State's deputy attorney general for regional affairs. Sampson will oversee 225 lawyers working statewide in the attorney general's 13 regional offices, managing what Sampson called the "front door to the attorney general's office."
Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
Crowell honored by Texas Attorney General (The Paris News)
Kaye Crowell, an administrative assistant in the Attorney General’s Child Support Division’s Paris office, has been honored by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott for 35 years of devoted service to the State of Texas.
Gov's lawyer asks panel to subpoena Obama staff (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
In a move intended to force public testimony from President-elect Barack Obama's inner circle, a lawyer for Gov.
Gov's lawyer asks panel to subpoena Obama staff (AP via Yahoo! News)
In a move intended to force public testimony from President-elect Barack Obama's inner circle, a lawyer for Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the legislative panel considering impeachment of the governor to subpoena more than a dozen witnesses, including Obama's incoming chief of staff.
Blagojevich's lawyer asks to subpoena Obama staff (Detroit Free Press)
CHICAGO— In a move intended to force public testimony from President-elect Barack Obama's inner circle, a lawyer for embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the panel considering his impeachment on allegations he tried to sell a Senate seat to subpoena more than a dozen witnesses, including Obama's incoming chief of staff.
Lawyer: Zimbabwe activist's location unknown (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Zimbabwean peace activist held in an alleged plot to overthrow President Robert Mugabe has gone missing again, a leading human rights lawyer said Thursday.
Gov's lawyer asks panel to subpoena Obama staff (AP via Yahoo! News)
In a move intended to force public testimony from President-elect Barack Obama's inner circle, a lawyer for Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the legislative panel considering impeachment of the governor to subpoena more than a dozen witnesses, including Obama's incoming chief of staff.
Zimbabwean Police Ignore Order to Free Activists, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Dec. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Zimbabwean police ignored a High Court order to release peace activist Jestina Mukoko and 31 others accused of plotting to overthrow the government, a lawyer for one of the detainees said.
Local attorney to head up state Guardian ad Litem program (Tallahassee Democrat)
The supervising attorney for the local Guardian ad Litem program was appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist this week to serve as the executive director of the program's statewide office.
Blagojevich lawyer: Subpoena Obama staff (MSNBC)
A lawyer for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the legislative panel considering impeachment to subpoena the president-elect's incoming chief of staff and others.
Gov's lawyer asks panel to subpoena Obama staff (San Jose Mercury News)
CHICAGO — In a move intended to force public testimony from President-elect Barack Obama's inner circle, a lawyer for Gov.
Ill. Gov's Lawyer Asks To Subpoena Obama Staff (WCBS-TV New York)
In a move intended to force public testimony from President-elect Barack Obama's inner circle, a lawyer for Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the legislative panel considering impeachment of the governor to subpoena more than a dozen witnesses, including Obama's incoming chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel.
Gov's lawyer asks panel to subpoena Obama staff (The Nashua Telegraph)
CHICAGO -- In a move intended to force public testimony from President-elect Barack Obama's inner circle, a lawyer for Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the legislative panel considering impeachment of the governor to subpoena more than a dozen witnesses, including Obama's incoming chief of staff. ... - By KAREN HAWKINS The Associated Press
Blagojevich lawyer seeks subpoenas for witnesses (The Kansas City Star)
CHICAGO | A lawyer for Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the legislative panel considering Blagojevich’s impeachment to subpoena more than a dozen witnesses, including Barack Obama’s incoming chief of staff.
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.
Blagojevich Attorney Asks Illinois Panel to Subpoena Emanuel and Others (Washington Post)
CHICAGO, Dec. 25 -- An attorney for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) has asked the legislative panel considering impeachment of the governor to subpoena more than a dozen witnesses, including President-elect Barack Obama's incoming chief of staff.
Sampson Heads Attorney General's Regional Offices (East Aurora Advertiser)
New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo this fall appointed East Aurora resident J. David Sampson to the post of New York State's deputy attorney general for regional affairs. Sampson will oversee 225 lawyers working statewide in the attorney general's 13 regional offices, managing what Sampson called the "front door to the attorney general's office."
Michaud heads search for U.S. attorney Oxford County sheriff interested in U.S. marshal spot (The Lewiston Sun Journal)
PORTLAND (AP) -With President-elect Barack Obama poised to take office Jan. 20, candidates already are weighing in to be the next U.S. attorney and U.S. marshal for Maine.
Drug charges dropped against county state's attorney's son (The Wheaton Sun)
Charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were dismissed Dec. 17 in the case against Nicholas T. Birkett, the son of DuPage County State's Attorney Joe Birkett, who was arrested last spring with two other men in a Naperville apartment.
Zimbabwe has 'no intention' of releasing activists: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The Zimbabwean regime of Robert Mugabe has "no intention" of releasing a rights activist and several opposition figures accused of recruiting anti-government plotters, a lawyer said Friday.
Ex-head of China milk-powder firm could face death penalty: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The former head of the Chinese firm at the centre of the tainted milk scandal, who will stand trial next week, could face the death penalty if convicted, a lawyer said on Friday.
Cascade County names attorney (Billings Gazette)
GREAT FALLS - Cascade County commissioners have unanimously voted to appoint John Parker as the new county attorney.
Lawyer: Zimbabwe activist held in notorious prison (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer says Zimbabwean peace activist Jestina Mukoko is being held in a notorious maximum-security prison despite a court order that she be taken to a hospital.
Death sentence for accomplice in lawyer’s murder (The Star)
KUCHING: A former car salesman has been sentenced to death for his role in the shooting and murder of senior civil lawyer Fabian Lim Ann Hoaw about four years ago although he did not pull the trigger.