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Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
Attorney General's office awaiting hearing on Scranton staffer (The Scranton Times-Tribune)
Officials in state Attorney General Tom Corbett’s office are awaiting a Jan. 29 preliminary hearing on charges against one of their Scranton-based staff lawyers to decide whether any action will be taken against him internally, said Kevin Harley, an office spokesman.
Lawyer wants statements barred (Montreal Gazette)
A lawyer for a Montreal woman accused of drowning her 8-year-old son in Vermont in 2006 asked a judge Friday to bar some of her statements because they would incriminate her. Louise Desnoyers-Langlois, 51, apparently told a priest about the drowning from her hospital bed after she tried to commit suicide fo
Killington lawyer's license suspended (Boston Globe)
A Killington lawyer convicted of leaving the scene of an accident has now had his law license suspended, pending a review by a Professional Responsibility Board.
Brazilians Lost ‘Millions’ in Madoff Funds, Lawyer Tells Folha (Bloomberg)
Jan. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Brazilian investors lost “tens of millions” of dollars through banks that put money into Bernard Madoff ’s funds, Folha de S. Paulo reported, citing David Rosemberg, a lawyer at Orlando, Florida-based Broad and Cassel.
Lawyer's stunt to rekindle romance fizzles (The Palm Beach Post)
All that Palm Beach trial lawyer Brook Fisher wanted to do was look like James Bond to his missis.
Bundit Siripant, Adviser to the PM and star lawyer who has never turned down a Democrat case (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
When Bundit Siripant, the lawyer who represented the Democrat Party in the party dissolution case was appointed an adviser to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, some eyebrows were raised. And there were sceptical comments - pointing out Bundit had also represented the duty free company King Power in a case against the Airports of Thailand. And previously,Bundit appeared for Nam Yinyaem - ...
US lawyer: Court ruling won't affect executions (Washington Post)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The International Court of Justice is due to rule Monday on a complaint that the United States defied the court when it executed a Mexican convicted rapist and murderer last year.
State Supreme Court suspends Las Vegas attorney (KTNV Las Vegas)
The Nevada Supreme Court has temporarily suspended a Las Vegas attorney accused of misappropriating client funds and accepting retainers without performing any services. Philip Singer is accused of not distributing settlement funds and mixing his personal funds with client accounts.
Attorney wants Anderson County Council to reverse Preston severance agreement (Anderson Independent-Mail)
Attorney Kurt Gibson is scheduled to ask Anderson County Council members Tuesday to rescind their Nov. 18, 2008, vote to provide former Anderson County Administrator Joey Preston a $1.14 million severance package.
Reviled attorney gets his day in court, on screen (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
In his day, attorney William Kunstler was a giant on the American political scene.
County's attorney knows more than the law: Tank-building, for example (Burlington Times-News)
Clyde Albright describes himself as an "old farm boy from North Carolina." That's true as far as it goes, but there's a good bit more to Alamance County's attorney.
Veteran civil rights lawyer recalls work with Martin Luther King Jr. (Austin American-Statesman)
As Central Texans gather today to celebrate the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., there is one participant who knows better than most the ordeal King suffered during the tumultuous civil rights movement of the 1960s.
Bush shoe-thrower seeks political asylum: lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
An Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at US President George W Bush in Baghdad last month is to seek political asylum in Switzerland, a Geneva lawyer told the daily La Tribune de Geneve on Monday.
Killington lawyer's license suspended (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - January 18, 2009 9:15 AM ET RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - A Killington lawyer convicted of leaving the scene of an accident has now had his law license suspended, pending a review by a...
Senator won't aid son's bid for U.S. attorney (The Argus Leader)
Sioux Falls lawyer Brendan Johnson has asked public officials across the state to write letters recommending him for the U.S. attorney's seat for the District of South Dakota. He has asked local and state leaders, Democrats and Republicans, politicians and law enforcement officials - a broad enough cross-section to discourage other candidates from even applying. Typically, only one ...
State's top lawyer vows to push for transparency in government (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
INDIANAPOLIS | The state's new top lawyer is soft-spoken, but he pledges to continue wielding the stick his predecessor pointed toward political corruption in Northwest Indiana.
Iraqi shoe thrower to seek Swiss asylum: lawyer (The State)
A Swiss lawyer working on behalf of the Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush said Monday his client will seek political asylum in Switzerland. Geneva-based lawyer Mauro Poggia said Muntadhar al-Zeidi's life is in danger if he stays in Iraq. Al-Zeidi has been detained in an Iraqi jail awaiting trial since he was seized by guards after his Dec. 14 outburst at a joint ...
Iraqi shoe thrower to seek Swiss asylum: lawyer (The Charlotte Observer)
(By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press Writer) A Swiss lawyer working on behalf of the Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush said Monday his client will seek political asylum in Switzerland. Geneva-based lawyer Mauro Poggia said Muntadhar al-Zeidi's life is in danger if he stays in Iraq. Al-Zeidi has been detained in an Iraqi jail awaiting trial since he was seized by ...
Uganda: We Won't Keep Quiet, Buganda Attorney General Speaks Out (AllAfrica.com)
Kampala — Buganda Kingdom's Attorney General, Apollo Makubuya, has said it is inconceivable for Mengo to stay silent on critical matters like land laws and the balkanisation of its territories which are harmful to its very existence.
Pak lawyers attack Attorney General (New Kerala)
Rawalpindi, Jan 19 : A group of Pakistani lawyers who had come to receive deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry at the Benazir International Airport attacked the motorcade of Attorney General Sardar Latif Khosa immediately after the latter came out lounge en route to Islamabad.
Attorney General files to stop unlicensed home warranty company (Eastex Advocate)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged a New York-based home warranty company with unlawfully doing business in Texas. The state’s enforcement action seeks to prevent National Home Protection, Inc. from doing business in Texas until it is licensed by the state and complies with requirements of the Texas Occupations Code.
Attorney General Launches New Online Service Providing Greater Transparency of Charities in Texas (Eastex Advocate)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today launched a new online resource that will allow Texans to search Texas charitable organizations’ tax filings. The newly created database will provide instant, user-friendly access to Texas charitable organizations’ expenditure data so that potential supporters, committed contributors and the general public can easily learn how charitable dollars are being ...
Liberty County DA, county attorney hosting DWI training for peace officers (Eastex Advocate)
The offices of District Attorney Mike Little and County Attorney Wesley Hinch have been selected as the host offices for joint police and prosecutor DWI training by the Texas District and County Attorneys Association in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation. The day-long seminar will be held on Friday, February 20, 2009 at the Liberty Center, in Liberty.
Zimbabwe: MDC Concerned Over Attorney-General, Judge's Utterances (AllAfrica.com)
THE MDC is concerned over the utterances made by the Attorney-General, Johannes Tomana and Hon. Justice Rita Makarau, the Judge President (JP) of the High Court this week.
Power of Attorney: A few simple rules to live (better) by (Fort Worth Business Press)
In the December 15 -21, 2008, issue of the Fort Worth Business Press, an article entitled “Power of Attorney Document Not Always Honored” written by an officer of a bank, appeared. He obviously desired to be helpful, but I respectfully disagree with the content of the story.
Lawyer: Iraqi shoe thrower to seek Swiss asylum (USA Today)
A Swiss lawyer working on behalf of the Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush said Monday his client will seek political asylum in Switzerland.
Lawyer: Iraq shoe-thrower seeks asylum (MSNBC)
A Swiss lawyer working on behalf of the Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush says his client will seek political asylum in Switzerland.
Iraqi shoe thrower to seek Swiss asylum: lawyer (WAVE 3 Louisville)
Associated Press - January 19, 2009 4:03 AM ET GENEVA (AP) - A Swiss lawyer working on behalf of the Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at U.S. President George W.
Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
Attorney: Former British resident may soon leave Guant namo (San Jose Mercury News)
A former British resident imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay since 2002 claims he is about to be released, the man's attorney said Sunday.
Russian lawyer in prominent Chechnya cases is murdered (International Herald Tribune)
Officials say a lawyer has been killed a week after fighting against the early release of a Russian colonel convicted of killing a Chechen woman.
Anthony Attorney Expected To Seek Change Of Venue (WESH 2 Orlando)
The attorney for Casey Anthony is expected to ask for a change of venue for her trial.
Will Chicago attorney Michael Dorf head the NEA? (The Star-Ledger)
The Los Angeles Times arts blog, Cultural Monster, reports attorney Michael Dorf is the front-runner to be President-elect Barack Obama's choice to lead the National Endowment for the Arts. The site's Allan M. Jalon makes a good case for Dorf,...
Chechen Rights Lawyer and Journalist Shot in Moscow (New York Times)
The lawyer who fought against the early release from jail of a former Russian tank commander was shot dead by a gunman, officials said.
Attorney Prendergast running for judge (The York Dispatch)
Attorney Kathleen Prendergast said she wants to save taxpayers' money and reduce crime by addressing the root causes of crime, and she would work to change the system if elected to the York County Common Pleas bench.
Lawyer in prominent Chechnya cases slain in Moscow (AP via Yahoo! News)
A human-rights lawyer who unsuccessfully fought the early release of a Russian colonel convicted of murdering a Chechen woman was shot dead on a Moscow street Monday, law enforcement authorities said.
Lawyer in prominent Chechnya case is killed in Moscow (International Herald Tribune)
The lawyer who fought against the early release from prison of a former Russian tank commander convicted of murdering a young woman in Chechnya was shot and killed here Monday.
Stetson’s Wilson named Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund Professor (BizJournals)
Darryl C. Wilson, professor and co-director of the Institute for Caribbean Law and Policy at Stetson University of Law, has been named the Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund Professor of Law.
Russia: lawyer who opposed freeing colonel killed (AP via Yahoo! News)
A human-rights lawyer who fought against the early release of a Russian colonel convicted of murdering a Chechen woman was shot dead on a Moscow street Monday, days after the officer left prison, law enforcement authorities said.
Attorney General Comments on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (WMBB TV Panama City)
Attorney General Bill McCollum today released the following statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the upcoming inauguration
Portland attorney will serve on international tribunal (The Portland Business Journal)
A Portland attorney will help prosecute alleged war crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia.
Attorney: Repealing police chase law would be immoral (Lincoln Journal Star)
OMAHA — It would be immoral to repeal a 1981 Nebraska law that holds political subdivisions liable for injuries or property damage suffered by innocent third parties as a result of police chases, an Omaha attorney says.
Arrested Ivorian cocoa officials claim human rights abuse: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Top officials from Ivory Coast's cocoa industry detained under a corruption probe ordered by President Laurent Gbagbo have complained of human rights violations, their lawyer said Monday.
Russian human rights lawyer, reporter shot dead (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A masked gunman on Monday killed a human rights lawyer who exposed one of the most notorious cases of abuses by Russia's army in Chechnya, together with a journalist who died later in hospital.
Gunman kills lawyer in Chechnya case (International Herald Tribune)
The lawyer who recently fought against the early release of a former Russian tank commander imprisoned for murdering a young Chechen woman was shot and killed Monday in a brazen daylight assassination by a gunman in central Moscow, officials said.
Baltimore attorney chose wrong exit on flight 1549 (The Daily Record)
After U.S. Airways flight 1549 splashed down in the Hudson River, Baltimore attorney Jim Hanks made what he began to believe was a fatal mistake.
Human rights lawyer, journalist killed in Moscow (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Russian human rights lawyer renowned for his work on abuses in Chechnya was shot to death Monday by a masked gunman who followed him from a news conference, officials said. A young journalist who tried to intervene also was gunned down.
Chechen Rights Lawyer Is Shot Dead (New York Times)
The lawyer who fought against the early release from jail of a former Russian tank commander was killed by a gunman, officials said.
Assistant Crown attorney at police HQ speeding up court process (St. Catharines Standard)
Having an assistant Crown attorney full time at Niagara Regional Police headquarters is helping speed up the court process, those involved in the project say. [...]