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Murder suspect seeks freedom after prosecutors snooped on calls to lawyer (Sun-Sentinel)
Attorney says prosecutor ruined chance for fair trial by listening to calls made by defendant to lawyer The telephone calls came from behind bars, from a suspect in a first-degree murder case to his defense lawyer.
New Piatt state's attorney chooses experienced assistant (Herald & Review)
MONTICELLO - When Dana Rhoades was campaigning to become the Piatt County state's attorney, she said she wanted to boost the office's felony conviction rate.
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.
Killington lawyer loses bid for a new trial (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
A Killington lawyer and former part-time traffic court judge convicted of four charges last month has lost a bid for a new trial in the case and faces a pending hearing before a professional conduct board that has the power to suspend or revoke his license to practice law. ... - By BRENT CURTIS Staff Writer
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."
Attorney general says Israel can't cut power to Gaza (Tiscali)
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s attorney general told the government on Monday it could not cut electrical power to the Gaza Strip as part of its sanctions against the Hamas controlled territory, although he did approve other measures.
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.
Court warns lawyer about frivolous suits (NWAnews.com)
TEXARKANA — A federal appeals court in Texas issued a warning to a Hope lawyer that she could face sanctions if she keeps trying to sue local judges. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
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.
Choosing A Good Divorce Attorney Can Be Difficult (PIZZAHEROS)
When you first start your search, create a list of attorneys that you may be interested in. Make appointments with each of them and then interview each one. Make sure you are speaking to the attorney that will handle your case and not a law clerk or paralegal.
Santa shooter carried secret guilt, attorney says (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
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. (link) cnn_us?d=50 ...
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."
Lawyer won't get new trial on crash conviction (Boston Globe)
A Killington lawyer isn't going to get a new trial on his conviction stemming from a 2007 traffic accident in which he told police his wife had been driving the vehicle.
Top Ten #7: Glenn Hess elected state attorney (The News Herald)
  It was the worst kept secret in Bay County in 2007 that Glenn Hess planned to challenge State Attorney Steve Meadows.
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.
Notes say lawyer saw sex assault probe as political (The Gazette)
Notes obtained by an Iowa City newspaper have revealed details about an investigation into the University of Iowa’s response to a 2007 sexual-assault case.Notes from James Bryant, lead investigator for the Stolar Partners firm that investigated the response to the assault, show he believed fired university lawyer Marc Mills thought of the investigation as political.The handwritten notes came as ...
Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
Lawyer: Ex-Patriots OL Villa to plead not guilty (CBS Sportsline)
The lawyer for Danny Villa says the former New England Patriots player and high school football coach will plead not guilty to child rape charges.
Ex-NFL lineman Villa to enter not guilty plea to rape charges (USA Today)
The lawyer for Danny Villa says the former New England Patriots player and high school football coach will plead not guilty to child rape charges. Villa, who had been working as the football coach at Walpole High School, was arrested in Tucson on Saturday
Blagojevich's lawyer to submit internal report to impeachment panel (Chicago Sun-Times)
SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Blagojevich's lawyer Monday intends to submit President-elect Barack Obama's internal report to a House impeachment panel as evidence the governor wasn't trying to enrich himself while deciding who to appoint to Illinois' vacant U.S. Senate seat.
Lawyer won't get new trial on crash conviction (WCAX-TV Vermont)
A Killington lawyer isn't going to get a new trial on his conviction stemming from a 2007 traffic accident.
Blagojevich attorney to submit Obama report (KWQC-TV 6 Davenport)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The lead attorney for Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he plans to submit President-elect Barack Obama's internal report on contacts with the governor to the Illinois House committee weighing impeachment.
Blagojevich attorney to submit Obama report (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lead attorney for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he plans to submit President-elect Barack Obama's internal report on contacts with the scandal-plagued governor to the Illinois House committee weighing impeachment.
Blagojevich attorney to submit Obama report (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Associated Press - December 29, 2008 12:13 AM ET SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The lead attorney for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he plans to submit President-elect Barack Obama's internal...
Blagojevich lawyer to submit Obama report to panel (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lead attorney for Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he plans to submit President-elect Barack Obama's internal report on contacts with the scandal-plagued governor to the Illinois House committee weighing impeachment.
Blagojevich attorney to submit Obama report (The Pantagraph)
SPRINGFIELD -- The lead attorney for Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he plans to submit President-elect Barack Obama’s internal report on contacts with the governor to the Illinois House committee weighing impeachment.
Blagojevich attorney to submit Obama report (Las Vegas Sun)
Sun, Dec 28, 2008 (9:30 p.m.) The lead attorney for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he plans to submit President-elect Barack Obama's internal report on contacts with the scandal-plagued governor to the Illinois House committee weighing impeachment.
Year in Review: Top tort lawyer jailed for bribery (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
He was the King of Torts and the top plaintiffs lawyer in the South. Now, Dickie Scruggs is federal prisoner No. 12734-042.
Martindale: Reports of Attorney Ratings' Demise Exaggerated (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
LexisNexis Group's Martindale-Hubbell has no plans to abandon its lawyer ratings, the company insists in response to blog postings about its layoff of attorney rating specialists. However, a LexisNexis spokesman confirmed the company has laid off three specialists and said the company will change the way it gathers the information underpinning the ratings.
Education expert calling her lawyer (Vancouver Sun)
A Vancouver education expert who questioned a teaching method for learning-disabled children is contacting her lawyer after her criticisms were edited out of a CBC documentary.
Lawyer Tuah Atan receives Malacca’s Maal Hijrah award (The New Straits Times)
Despite born without legs and with deformed left hand, Tuah Atan triumphed over challenges. Hailed from Kampung Bukit Darat, Tanjung Kling, he worked diligently to become a civil and syariah lawyer and committed himself to the betterment of the disabled people.
New Hampshire Attorney General Warns of Auto Insurance Scam (Insurance Journal)
New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly Ayotte is warning consumers to beware of an insurance scam reported in the Midwest. Ayotte says consumers reported getting calls from scammers claiming ...
Blagojevich lawyer to submit Obama report to panel (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lead attorney for Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he plans to submit President-elect Barack Obama's internal report on contacts with the scandal-plagued governor to the Illinois House committee weighing impeachment.
Attorney: Board violated Open Meeting Law (Bennington Banner)
Monday, December 29 BENNINGTON — An attorney for activist Michael Bethel has said that recently released e-mails between local school board members contain "disturbing revelations." In a response filed Dec. 17 in Bennington Superior Court, attorney Paul S. Gillies accuses board members of violating the state's Open Meeting Law and misleading the public in the e-mails, which are those
Blagojevich attorney to submit Obama report to the Illinois House impeachment committee (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The lead attorney for Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he plans to submit President-elect Barack Obama's internal report on contacts with the scandal-plagued governor to the Illinois House committee weighing impeachment.
Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
Gov's attorney to submit Obama report (Rockford Register Star)
The lead attorney for Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he plans to submit President-elect Barack Obama’s internal report on contacts with the governor to the Illinois House committee weighing impeachment.
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."
Member of disciplinary court chastised Lokuta attorney at sanctions hearing (The Citizens' Voice)
One of the six members of the state Court of Judicial Discipline who voted to permanently remove former Luzerne County Judge Ann H. Lokuta from the bench foreshadowed his decision with biting criticism of the ex-jurist’s attorney before testimony began at a Dec. 9 sanctions hearing in Harrisburg.
Blagojevich lawyer: Impeachment not justified (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Gov. Rod Blagojevich says the evidence heard by a special Illinois House committee doesn't justify impeaching the governor.
Blagojevich lawyer: Impeachment not justified (KXXV Waco)
Associated Press - December 29, 2008 1:03 PM ET SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A lawyer for Gov. Rod Blagojevich says the evidence heard by a special Illinois House committee doesn't justify...
Ill. gov. lawyer: Tapes don't show illegal actions (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says federal wiretaps may have caught the governor making some "unfortunate" remarks, but they don't show him doing anything that justifies impeachment.
Blagojevich lawyer: Wiretaps don't show illegal actions (KSDK St. Louis)
Blagojevich lawyer: Wiretaps don't show illegal actions
Koster picks judges for top attorney general office spots (The Springfield News-Leader)
Missouri's newly elected attorney general is hiring state appeals court judges to fill top positions in the office.
Blagojevich lawyer: Wiretaps reveal 'unfortunate' remarks (USA Today)
The lawyer for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says federal wiretaps may have caught the governor making some "unfortunate" remarks, but they don't show him doing anything that justifies impeachment.
Ill. gov. lawyer: Tapes don't show illegal actions (KXXV Waco)
Associated Press - December 29, 2008 1:33 PM ET SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The lawyer for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says federal wiretaps may have caught the governor making some...
Blago Lawyer: Wiretaps Don't Show Illegal Actions (WBBM Newsradio 780 Chicago)
A lawyer for Gov. Rod Blagojevich says the evidence heard by a special Illinois House committee doesn't justify impeaching the governor. COMMENT
Lawyer: Ill. gov. remarks not illegal (KABC-TV Los Angeles)
The lawyer for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says federal wiretaps don't show illegal actions.
U.S. Attorney files to allow wiretapped evidence (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
UPDATE: Monday, 1 p.m. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago has filed a motion asking the federal court in Blagojevich's case to allow the Illinois House impeachment committee to have access to the government's wiretapped evidence.