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Township Attorney seeks Assembly seat in 25th (Roxbury Register)
ROXBURY TWP. – Township attorney Anthony Bucco wants to be one of two state assemblymen for the 25th District in Morris County.
Blagojevich lawyer presses for testimony (Baltimore Sun)
CHICAGO In a move intended to force public testimony from President-elect Barack Obama's inner circle, a lawyer for Gov. Rod R. 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 said yesterday that the House committee received a letter from ...
Lawyer: Zimbabwe activist held in notorious prison (Boston Globe)
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.
Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
Drop religion in Alamo suit, lawyer asks (NWAnews.com)
A lawyer for jailed evangelist Tony Alamo has asked a federal court to remove religious references from a lawsuit against his client, saying the references have the potential to draw the court into theological debate to decide the case. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
Lawyer: Zimbabwe activist held in notorious prison (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Zimbabwean peace activist has been traced to a notorious maximum security prison despite a court order that she be taken to hospital, a leading human rights lawyer said Friday.
Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
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."
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.
District attorney to host Right-to-Know session (The Indiana Gazette)
Thomas M. Bianco, Indiana County district attorney, is hosting a community workshop meeting titled ``Changes to the Right-to-Know Law and How It Will Affect Your Organization'' on Jan. 23 at 8:30 a.m. at St. Andrew's Village.
Lawyer’s murderer to hang (The Borneo Post)
KUCHING: The man who assassinated lawyer Fabian Lim Ann Hoaw in 2005 was yesterday sentenced to death by hanging. High Court judge Datuk Clement Allan Skinner, in finding the accused Ling Kiang Chai guilty as charged, said Ling, in his defence, had failed to cast doubt on the prosecution’s case.
Attorney General Conway issues refund checks to Kentuckians mislead by purported veterans charity (Princeton Times Leader)
Attorney General Jack Conway recently issued refund checks totaling nearly $10,000 to 558 Kentuckians who made donations to the American Veterans Coalition.
Mansfield attorney indicted (Mansfield News)
Attorney Edward G. Kelly of Mansfield was indicted Tuesday, Dec. 23 by a Bristol County grand jury, according to a press release from the Bristol County district attorney’s office.
Monroe park to be named after county attorney (The Walton Tribune I Monroe)
MONROE — The proposed West Spring Street park is not completed yet, but it already has a name. The 20-acre park will now be known as William R. Childers Jr. Park, named after the longtime county attorney who died Oct. 30.
Gov's lawyer asks panel to subpoena Obama staff (News 8 Austin)
CHICAGO -- Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's lawyer wants the legislative panel considering impeachment to subpoena more than a dozen witnesses -- including President-elect Barack Obama's incoming chief of staff.
Phillipsburg attorney honored for work done on behalf of the Delaware Riverside Conservancy, Inc. (The Warren Reporter)
COURTESY DELAWARE RIVERSIDE CONSERVANCY, INC. Delaware Riverside Conservancy, Inc. trustee Howard Steckel presents a plaque in honor of the conservancy's legal counsel, Phillipsburg attorney Jeff Russo. The plaque reads "The Delaware Riverside Conservancy recognizes Jeff Russo Esq. For exceptional accomplishments...
Blago lawyer: Question Obama top aides (UPI)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The Illinois House committee investigating Gov. Rod Blagojevich should question aides to President-elect Barack Obama, the governor's lawyer said Friday.
Man to hang for lawyer's murder (The New Straits Times)
KUCHING: A 38-year-old man was sentenced to death by the High Court yesterday for murdering prominent lawyer Fabian Lim Ann Hoaw three years ago. Judge Datuk Clement Allan Skinner held that the killing of Fabian was not an accident but a planned murder.
Man to hang for lawyer's murder (The New Straits Times)
KUCHING: A 38-year-old man was sentenced to death by the High Court yesterday for murdering prominent lawyer Fabian Lim Ann Hoaw three years ago.
Lawyer: Zimbabwe activist held in notorious prison (GMA News)
HARARE, Zimbabwe - A Zimbabwean peace activist has been traced to a notorious maximum security prison despite a court order that she be taken to hospital, a leading human rights lawyer said.
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.
Lawyer to review 1997 murder case (Albany Times Union)
Now-dead investigator's testimony at issue in old Schenectady trial SCHENECTADY ? A lawyer assigned to a decade-old murder case must determine the relevance of testimony at trial from a now deceased State Police forensics scientist, though the prosecutor insists it was at best "superfluous."Defense attorney Michael Mansion said he recently received files from the murder case of Patrick Jeanty, ...
Johnston City attorney resigns (The Southern Illinoisan)
JOHNSTON CITY - Steve Green has resigned from his duties as Johnston City Attorney, he said Friday.
Home-fraud defendant sues state Attorney General (Pocono Record)
Anita Peterson is fighting back. Cleared of all charges in two home-fraud prosecutions in Monroe County, she's taking on the state attorney general, prosecutors and investigators to the tune of more than $5 million.
Civil Rights attorney vying for city council seat (WLBT 3 Jackson)
Long time Civil Rights attorney Chokwe Lumumba is throwing his hat in the ring for a seat on the Jackson City Council. The committee-to-elect Chokwe Lumumba plans to hold a press conference Monday of next week to officially announce Lumumba as a candidate for Ward two.
Flint lawyer is a drummer in the court for Pistons (The Flint Journal)
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — It's hard to beat Flint lawyer Luis Sanchez's high-profile night gig. It's JumboTron-scoreboard big. Sanchez spends his days clerking in Genesee Circuit Judge Richard B. Yuille's courtroom, but at night he hits the basketball court as a member of the Detroit Pistons Drumline.
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 lawyer wants 2 Obama aides to testify (Houston Chronicle)
A lawyer for embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois said Friday that his defense wanted leading members of President-elect Barack Obama's transition team subpoenaed to testify before an impeachment panel considering the governor's removal.
Otter appoints T.F. lawyer as 4th District judge (The Times-News)
Richard D. Greenwood, a Twin Falls lawyer who has practiced in the Magic Valley since 1977, has been appointed to a 4th District judgeship.
Attorney 'Happy DPA show comes to smaller cities' (The Epoch Times)
Attorney Philip Buhler, his wife, and son were at the first performance of the Divine Performing Arts (DPA) show in Jacksonville on Dec. 26.
Johnston City attorney resigns (The Southern Illinoisan)
JOHNSTON CITY - Steve Green has resigned from his duties as Johnston City Attorney, he said Friday.
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.
Guardian Daily podcast: Attorney general plans Kingsnorth appeal; plus UK jobless total tops 1m (Guardian Unlimited)
Legal affairs correspondent Afua Hirsch explains why the attorney general, Baroness Scotland, is considering asking the courts to get tough with high-profile direct-action protests. The move follows the decision in September by a jury at Maidstone crown court to clear six Greenpeace activists of criminal damage to Kingsnorth coal-fired power station. The jury accepted the protesters' argument ...
Appeals court warns lawyer against filing suit against local judges (Texarkana Gazette)
A federal appeals court in Texas issued a warning last week to a Hope, Ark., lawyer that she could face sanctions if she keeps trying to sue local judges.
District attorney to host Right-to-Know session (The Indiana Gazette)
Thomas M. Bianco, Indiana County district attorney, is hosting a community workshop meeting titled ``Changes to the Right-to-Know Law and How It Will Affect Your Organization'' on Jan. 23 at 8:30 a.m. at St. Andrew's Village.
Chicago attorney to speak on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday (The Monterey County Herald)
Chicago attorney Thomas N. Todd, former President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Operation Push and professor at Northwestern University's School of Law, will be the featured speaker at Seaside's observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on Jan. 19.
Attorney general plans crackdown on climate change protests (Guardian Unlimited)
Attorney general plans crackdown on climate change protests
US lawyer fights for maltreated Pinays (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines—It was love that moved this American lawyer to fight for the rights of Filipino women traveling to Hong Kong.
Christmas massacre left '16 orphans' says family lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Sixteen children were left orphaned in the Christmas Eve massacre carried out by a gunman dressed as Santa Claus who slaughtered his ex-wife and her family, it was reported Saturday.
U.S. attorney asks panel not to subpoena Obama aides (Detroit News)
CHICAGO -- The Illinois House committee investigating a possible impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich won't subpoena two incoming White House advisers, the committee chairwoman said Saturday, shutting down a request from the governor's attorney.
Afua Hirsch: The attorney general's move to challenge a court's decision on climate change protest undermines the best ... (Guardian Unlimited)
Afua Hirsch: The attorney general's move to challenge a court's decision on climate change protest undermines the best traditions of British justice
U.S. Attorney asks panel not to subpoena Obama aides (WFMJ Youngstown)
CHICAGO (AP) - The attorney for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has lost a round in his fight against impeachment proceedings against the governor. Blagojevich is accused, among other things, of trying to sell the vacant U.S. Senate seat of President-elect Barack Obama.
Impeachment panel nixes request from gov's attorney (The Pantagraph)
CHICAGO -- The Illinois House committee investigating a possible impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich won’t subpoena two incoming White House advisers, the committee chairwoman said Saturday, shutting down a request from the embattled governor’s attorney.
Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
Christmas massacre left '16 orphans' says family lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Sixteen children were left orphaned in the Christmas Eve massacre carried out by a gunman dressed as Santa Claus who slaughtered his ex-wife and her family, according to reports.
Lawyer for Blagojevich seeks to subpoena Obamas incoming chief of staff (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By KAREN HAWKINS 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. State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie told The Associated Press on Thursday that the House ...
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.
FYI: Wills can be made without a lawyer (The Lufkin Daily News)
Q: Can you make a will without using a lawyer?
Santa shooter carried secret guilt, attorney says (CNN)
The man who police say dressed as Santa Claus and killed nine people at a Christmas Eve party lived with guilt from an incident that left his son from a previous relationship a paraplegic, according to an attorney who once represented the woman in that relationship.