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Attorney says governor pal didn't wear wire for FBI (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
CHICAGO | An attorney for one of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's closest friends denied Friday that his client ever wore a wire or made recordings of the governor for the FBI and was unaware of any such recordings.
Area students to serve on Attorney General's youth council (North Platte Bulletin)
Three Lincoln County high school students are among 120 students from across Nebraska to serve aon Attorney General Jon Bruning’s Youth Advisory Council.
Attorney General's probe of city continues (Benson News-Sun)
While the controversy and City Council fireworks happened throughout much of 2008, the Arizona Attorney General's office appears to be interested in events from 2006 and 2007.
Longtime Madison attorney Carroll E. Metzner, 89, dies (Wisconsin State Journal)
A longtime Madison attorney who fought successfully against the construction of Monona Terrace in the 1950s has died. Carroll E. Metzner died Saturday in Middleton at the age of 89. While in the state Legislature, Metzner got a law passed in 1957 to outlaw construction of any building higher than 20 feet on the Isthmus side of Lake Monona. The law remained in place for two years and helped foil ...
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.
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.
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.
Judge: State's Attorney Lance Russell to blame for delay in murder trial (Rapid City Journal)
When Fall River County State's Attorney Lance Russell implied that the court dragged its feet in setting a trial date for accused murderer Shannon Fast Horse, 7th Circuit Judge Jeff Davis didn't pull any punches in his response.
Stevens lawyer asks for new trial (Moldova.org)
Lawyers for U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, have asked a federal judge in Washington to set aside his conviction and have moved for a new trial in Alaska.Stevens was convicted in October of failing to disclose gifts.Defense lawyer Craig Singer, in his motions, raised few new issues, the Anchorage Daily News reported. Stevens had earlier tried to have the case transferred to Alaska, which he has ...
Tom Horne may run for Arizona attorney general (The Arizona Republic)
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne will take his first step Monday toward a 2010 run to become Arizona's attorney general.
Attorney general settles with Rite Aid, sues CVS (The Journal News)
The pharmacy chain Rite Aid Corp. agreed to a $1.3 million settlement with state Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo following allegations that numerous Rite Aid stores across the state repeatedly sold over-the-counter drugs, baby formula, milk and eggs after their expiration dates.
City hall attorney’s hearing adjourned (The Oakland Press)
PONTIAC – The personal protection order against City Hall attorney Bruce Crossman will remain in effect after Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Charles Simon adjourned a hearing on the issue Friday.
Florida attorney general warns seniors about free-meal seminars (Miami Herald)
''Free lunches'' could cost senior citizens their savings, according to Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and Department of Elder Affairs Secretary E. Douglas Beach.
Florida attorney general warns seniors about free-meal seminars (Miami Herald)
''Free lunches'' could cost senior citizens their savings, according to Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and Department of Elder Affairs Secretary E. Douglas Beach.
Waterbury: Lawyer Fined $10,000; No Jail (Hartford Courant)
A New Britain lawyer convicted in October of bribing a witness and tampering with a witness was fined $10,000 on Friday and ordered to perform 1,000 hours of community service.
Attorney for dismissed teacher disputes reason for firing (McComb Enterprise-Journal)
The attorney for a fired Higgins Middle School teacher who faces a personnel hearing this week is disputing the school district’s reason for her client’s termination.
Vietnam-born lawyer wins US poll (BBC News)
Voters in the US state of Louisiana elect the first Vietnamese-American member of Congress.
Attorney Chambers wins award (Traverse City Record-Eagle)
Local attorney Stephen C. Chambers was awarded the Madeleine Thomas Award by the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association. The award is presented annually by the 3-county bar association based on an attorney's community service and non-profit work, and personal contributions to the region.
Tom Horne may run for Arizona attorney general (Tucson Citizen)
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne will take his first step Monday toward a 2010 run to become Arizona's attorney general.
Attorney General warns breaches of private information and identity (WINK TV Southwest Florida)
The Florida Attorney General's Office is warning consumers about possible breaches of private information and your identity.
Coalition would 'break constitutional convention': lawyer (Canada.com)
The lawyer who crafted a proposal for the Canadian Alliance and Bloc Quebecois to work together in Parliament in 2000 said the Governor General would break constitutional convention were she to allow a Liberal-NDP coalition supported by the Bloc to replace the Harper government.
Lawyer's Arrest Placed Celebrity Law Firm In Chaos (Law Fuel)
Marc Stuart Dreier, a high-living New York lawyer who has a gaggle of celebrity clients and a large firm that bears his name, was released from a Canadian jail on Friday after promising to return to court to face charges that he impersonated another lawyer on Tuesday at the offices of a large Canadian pension fund. Check out the LawFuel Jobs Network at (link) law-jobs.asp
Attorney gets involved in City vs. Contractor spat (Bandera Bulletin)
City of Bandera Engineer Rudy Klein is in the process of consulting with the city's attorney over an $8,600 disagreement with the contractor responsible for fixing up the Bandera water tower.
Blame game heats up between County district attorney and public defender over criminal caseload (The Press-Enterprise)
A heated exchange between Riverside County's district attorney and public defender has inflamed their differences and left bystanders concerned how the rift will affect efforts to right the county's overloaded court system.
Hal Kant: Lawyer for the Grateful Dead (Independent)
Only a halfwit could believe that the music industry always plays fair and straight. In days of old the business was a morass of bad practices and conflicts of interest and many musicians signed away their future to their record company or music publisher. It was even common for the record company's lawyer to represent both parties. The attorney Hal Kant redressed the balance. Through astute ...
I can't call my lawyer, Hamzy fumes (Daily Telegraph)
BASSAM Hamzy today claimed he had been denied contact with his lawyer as he faced court over a $1.5m drug ring he allegedly ran from jail - via a smuggled phone.
I can't call my lawyer, Hamzy fumes (Daily Telegraph)
CONVICTED killer Bassam Hamzy today complained he had been denied phone contact with his lawyer as he appeared in court over an $1.5 million drug ring he allegedly ran from jail - with a smuggled mobile phone.
I can't call my lawyer, Hamzy fumes (Daily Telegraph)
KILLER Bassam Hamzy complained he's been denied phone contact with his lawyer over an $1.5 million drug ring he allegedly ran from jail - with a mobile.
Attorney General To Look Into Factory Closing (CBS 2 Chicago)
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Sunday she sent representatives from her office to a shuttered factory on Chicago's North Side where fired workers are staging a sit-in.
Bill Fallon, the "Great Mouthpiece" and Archetypal Amoral Criminal Defense Lawyer (New York Press)
"He’s the guy that the joke was wrote about: ‘Is he a criminal lawyer?’ "Yes, very.’" Bill Fallon was called "The Great Mouthpiece."
New state's attorney had a busy year; excited to get started (The Southern Illinoisan)
JONESBORO - Tyler Edmonds, 27, gained a lot in the last year. He and his wife, Cassie, moved back to Union County with their new baby, and Tyler unseated an incumbent to take the office of state's attorney.
"Ninety"has a new lawyer (The Nassau Guardian)
Jailed drug lord Samuel "Ninety" Knowles will contest his conviction with a new lawyer, The Guardian has learned.
Cook's 20-plus years as attorney ended with reward of 3-year world adventure (San Antonio Express-News & KENS 5)
Obituary: After more than 20 years working as an attorney, Tom Cook was tired of paperwork and sitting behind a desk, he was ready to “live for fun,” liquidate his assets and set out for a great adventure.
U.S. attorney indicts two on drug charges (Rocky Mountain News)
Carbon County Attorney Robert Eddleman and Terri Jabs Kurth, the daughter of American Furniture Warehouse chief executive Jake Jabs, have been indicted on drug charges, according to a federal official.
Questions for Anne Bremner, trial lawyer, Stafford Frey Cooper (BizJournals)
Seattle trial lawyer Anne Bremner, who regularly takes on high-profile cases, is working on behalf of University of Washington student and murder suspect Amanda Knox.
4 lawyers contending to be next U.S. attorney in North Texas (WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth)
Four lawyers have emerged as contenders to be North Texas' next U.S. attorney, a position to be filled by incoming President Barack Obama. Three – Larry Jarrett, Terri Moore and Mike Snipes – are former assistant U.S. attorneys, and one – Sarah Saldaña – is currently a federal prosecutor.
Volunteer work takes attorney to court, across border (BizJournals)
Lorena Chavez is a commercial litigation attorney with Phoenix law firm Engelman Berger PC, and one of 74 lawyers who volunteers as a guide with Maricopa County Superior Court’s Courthouse Experience Program.
Toledo attorney's law license suspended (The Toledo Blade)
The law license of Toledo attorney Frank Simmons, Jr., has been suspended by the Supreme Court of Ohio after it was determined that he represented clients in two Michigan court cases in 2006 while his Ohio law license was under an administrative suspension. Mr. Simmons was suspended for one year with the last six months of the term stayed. Although he lives is Detroit, he is not licensed as an ...
Attorney for dismissed teacher disputes reason for firing (McComb Enterprise-Journal)
The attorney for a fired Higgins Middle School teacher who faces a personnel hearing this week is disputing the school district’s reason for her client’s termination.
Jury rejects libel claim in suit by M'head lawyer (The Salem News)
MARBLEHEAD and mdash; It took a Newburyport Superior Court jury about half an hour to reject Marblehead attorney Elaine Whitfield Sharp's claim that a fellow lawyer libeled her when he accused her of intimidating witnesses during a 1999 civil rights trial.
Lawyer’s Arrest in Canada Leaves His Firm in Chaos (New York Times)
Marc Stuart Dreier, a high-living New York lawyer who has a gaggle of celebrity clients and a large firm that bears his name, was released from a Canadian jail on Friday after promising to return to court to face charges that he impersonated another lawyer on Tuesday at the offices of a large Canadian pension fund, The New York Times’s Alison Leigh Cowan and William K. Rashbaum reported.
Lawyer queries victims' claims (Herald Sun)
A JUDGE should give less weight to victim statements from women who were drug users or had criminal records, a serial rapist's lawyer said yesterday.
Perez's political star on rise after state attorney stumble (Baltimore Sun)
His connections to the Obama team, growing profile in Annapolis could lead to larger role Thomas E. Perez's political career seemed on the rocks when he was tossed off the ballot for Maryland attorney general days before the 2006 primary and shortly after took a job running a low-profile agency that licenses plumbers and monitors elevator safety.
U.S. attorney's office probes Dr. Ted Parran, addiction specialist, associate professor at Case Western Reserve ... (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
PD fileDr. Ted ParranThe U.S. attorney's office in Cleveland is investigating Dr. Ted Parran, a nationally recognized addiction specialist at Case Western Reserve University, for possible billing fraud. Parran is widely known for teaching other doctors about the dangers of...
Fort Smith lawyer Stilley to face disbarment trial (NWAnews.com)
Fort Smith lawyer Oscar Stilley, who has served time in jail for contempt of court and is noted for his anti-tax ballot proposals, faces a disbarment trial that begins today. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
Man accused of murdering his brother will act as own attorney (NWAnews.com)
BENTONVILLE — Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in Joel Bullard’s first-degree murder trial with Bullard acting as his own attorney. (Benton County Daily Record)
Cover-Up Alleged in D.C. Killing Of Lawyer (Washington Post)
A police affidavit made public yesterday provided a wealth of new details about one of the District's most mysterious homicide cases, yet it failed to answer the central questions of who killed prominent lawyer Robert Wone in an elegant Dupont Circle townhouse -- and why.
Lawyer Indicted in Hiding of Drug Money (Washington Post)
A lawyer with offices in Prince George's County and the District was arrested yesterday after a federal grand jury in Maryland accused him of helping to hide tens of thousands of dollars that had belonged to a slain drug dealer.
Inauguration Ceremony To Be Held For Mayor, City Attorney, Council (KGTV San Diego)
SAN DIEGO -- An inauguration ceremony will be held at San Diego's Golden Hall Monday for Mayor Jerry Sanders, the newly elected city attorney and four new City Council members.
Family of Slain Lawyer Sues Three Former Housemates (Washington Post)
The widow and family of a prominent Washington lawyer who was stabbed to death in 2006 filed a $20 million lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court yesterday, alleging that three friends of his concealed evidence and lied to police in a cover-up.