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Attorney questions death certificate issued following Salem neglect case (Lisbon Morning Journal)
LISBON - An attorney for a Salem woman accused of causing her mother's death through improper care questioned the charges against his client, noting the manner of death was listed as natural and the cause of death was listed as strangulated hernia.
Embattled House Speaker Ray Sansom hires prominent attorney (Miami Herald)
Speaker Ray Sansom has hired a prominent criminal defense attorney to represent him in possible state and federal investigations. Tallahassee lawyer Peter Antonacci said Friday he has contacted Thomas Kirwin, acting U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Florida, to say he is representing the Destin Republican.
South Whitehall attorney John Karoly Jr. may face new charges (The Morning Call)
Prominent defense lawyer has pleaded not guilty to faking his late brother's will Attorney John Karoly Jr., indicted in September for allegedly faking his late brother's will to defraud his estate, could face additional federal charges.
District attorney: Man found dead in berry field was stabbed 80 times by Watsonville gang leader (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
SANTA CRUZ -- A Watsonville gang leader accused of murder is being held on $1 million bail after the district attorney told a judge that Jose Velasquez and other gang members stabbed a man 80 times, then left his bloody body near a Pajaro Valley berry field.
Man accused in slaying of officer appointed 2nd attorney (The Clarion-Ledger)
A second attorney has been appointed at taxpayers' expense to help defend accused Jackson cop killer Sharrod Ray Moore in his upcoming trial in Hinds County Circuit Court.
Attorney general issues tax-scam advisory to state (The Gainesville Sun)
Tax-return season has arrived and so has tax-scam season, according to Florida's attorney general.Bill McCollum issued an advisory this week warning residents about tax-related schemes. In a news release, McCollum urged Floridians to report suspicious behavior.
Poker players advised to 'get a lawyer' (The Western Star)
Const. Paul Davis said the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary's message to people who want to run poker games hasn't changed - talk to a lawyer.
Attorney General Launches New Online Service Providing Greater Transparency of Charities in Texas (Cleveland 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 ...
Governor takes his fight to airwaves; lawyer quits (Chicago Tribune)
Blagojevich casts himself as victim; lead criminal defense lawyer quits Facing a Senate trial likely to cost him his job, impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich launched a media blitz Friday portraying himself as the victim of a political conspiracy.
Lawyer suspended by Barristers' Society (The Kings County Register)
BY BRENT FOX [email protected] NovaNewsNow.com A well-known Kentville lawyer has been suspended by the Barristers' Society until further notice. The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society's complaints investigation committee has given notice that Peter Van Feggelen's practicing certificate has been suspended effective Jan...
Burlington lawyer nominated as next US attorney (Boston Globe)
A Burlington attorney is poised to become Vermont's next top federal prosecutor. U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says he's nominated Burlington attorney Tristram J. Coffin to become Vermont's next United States Attorney.
Sebi to issue norms on power of attorney (Business Standard India)
In a move to protect the interest of investors, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has asked a high-level committee to suggest guidelines for the power of attorney (PoA) that investors issue in favour of their brokers.
Journalist and human rights lawyer shot by masked gunman in Moscow (Guardian Unlimited)
A Russian freelance journalist was killed yesterday as she attempted to intervene when a human rights lawyer, renowned for his work on abuses in Chechnya, was also murdered by a masked gunman. Lawyer Stanislav Markelov was shot in the back of the head at close range in broad daylight yesterday in Moscow by a gunman who followed him from a news conference, the Associated Press reported. ...
Burlington Lawyer Nominated As Next U.S. Attorney (WPTZ Plattsburgh)
A Burlington attorney is poised to become Vermont's next top federal prosecutor.
Norwalk case argued by attorney general (Norwalk Advocate)
STAMFORD -- During closing arguments at state Superior Court in Stamford on Thursday, state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said preventing further damage to a historic house in Norwalk is "essentially a Home Depot project."
Attorney has roots in local area, local culture (The Pampa News)
Steve N. Hall could easily be called a man who wears many hats, including bilingual speaker, traveler, rancher, and most recently, attorney at law. Hall opened his doors for the first time as an attorney on Monday (Jan. 19) but he is not new to Pampa, just the business.
Photo taken by local attorney on NASA site (The Springfield News-Leader)
A Springfield attorney's astrophotography passion was nationally recognized Friday . Rich Hammar's image of the "Intergalactic Wanderer" was featured by NASA as its "Astronomy Picture of the Day" at (link) apod.
RI's US attorney preparing for "looming" exit (Boston Globe)
U.S. Attorney Robert Clark Corrente is keeping one eye on his ongoing investigation into government corruption -- and the other on his own job prospects.
Lawyer says Madoff's sons kept in dark (UPI)
NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A lawyer says the two sons of disgraced U.S. financial investor Bernard Madoff had no knowledge of their father's allegedly fraudulent dealings.
Sebi to issue norms on power of attorney (Business Standard India)
In a move to protect the interest of investors, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has asked a high-level committee to suggest guidelines for the power of attorney (PoA) that investors issue in favour of their brokers.
Lawyer says Madoff's sons kept in dark (Moldova.org)
A lawyer says the two sons of disgraced U.S. financial investor Bernard Madoff had no knowledge of their father's allegedly fraudulent dealings.Attorney Martin Flumenbaum, who is representing Mark and Andrew Madoff, said the brothers only learned about their father's alleged actions a day before the former Nasdaq stock exchange chairman was arrested in December, The Wall Street Journal reported ...
Fla. House Speaker Sansom hires second attorney (Miami Herald)
Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom has hired a prominent criminal defense attorney to represent him in possible state and federal investigations.
Sperling, staff to stay on at U.S. Attorney’s office — for now (McAlester News-Capital)
The name in the White House may have changed, but the name in the U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma remains the same — at least for now.
Zsa Zsa Gabor lost millions due to Madoff: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has lost at least $7 million as a result of investments with accused financial swindler Bernard Madoff, her lawyer said on Saturday.
Attorney General Objects To Group's Request To Intervene In Foster Ban (KTHV Little Rock)
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has objected to a request by a conservative Christian group to intervene in a lawsuit that challenges Arkansas' new law banning gay foster and adoptive parents.
Austin attorney barely escaped bankruptcy in 1980s (Austin American-Statesman)
The early 1980s were heady times for David Armbrust, a rising attorney riding the real estate gravy train through an unprecedented, jaw-dropping boom.
Greene County Attorney Wants Congressional Seat (WRGB Albany)
On the day Governor David Paterson announced Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand would be the next U.S. senator from New York, attorney Carol Schrager of Hunter was the lone democrat to confirm that she is going to try to fill Gillibrand's seat in the 20th district.
Oregon Attorney General accuses judge of abusing discretion (KMTR Eugene)
The Oregon attorney general's office has accused a Clackamas County judge of gross abuse of discretion for ordering bail for a child-rape suspect to help decide custody for his 13-year-old...
City attorney aims for judge seat (Lebanon Daily News)
City attorney Loreen Burkett will officially enter the race for judge in the Lebanon County Court of Common Pleas when she makes her announcement Tuesday morning, according to a press release from
RI's US attorney preparing for "looming" exit (Boston Globe)
U.S. Attorney Robert Clark Corrente is keeping one eye on his ongoing investigation into government corruption -- and the other on his own job prospects.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in South Florida: what it does (Sun-Sentinel)
The U.S. Attorney's Office What is it and what does it do?
Attorney to run for St. Charles mayor (Kane County Chronicle)
ST. CHARLES – An area attorney who ran for Congress last year filed paperwork Monday to run in St. Charles’ upcoming mayoral race.
Power of attorney is key (Baltimore Sun)
A power of attorney is a basic estate planning tool, allowing someone to make financial decisions on your behalf if you're no longer able to do so.
Lawyer battles to protect 'vulnerable adults' (The Columbian)
Vulnerable adults in Washington have a fierce advocate in Vancouver lawyer James Senescu.
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.
Brendan Johnson Files For U.S. Attorney (Yankton Press & Dakotan)
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Sioux Falls attorney Brendan Johnson has formally applied to the Obama administration for the U.S. attorney’s job in South Dakota.
Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
City attorney aims for judge seat (Lebanon Daily News)
City attorney Loreen Burkett will officially enter the race for judge in the Lebanon County Court of Common Pleas when she makes her announcement Tuesday morning, according to a press release from her campaign.
House Speaker Ray Sansom Hires Defense Attorney (WCTV Tallahassee)
Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom has hired a prominent criminal defense attorney to represent him in possible state and federal investigations.
Attorney general may probe corporate misconduct (The Star-Ledger)
Disgusted by the latest example of Wall Street mismanagement, Senate President Richard Codey asked state Attorney General Anne Milgram last week to investigate whether investment firms squandered New Jersey's pension funds on lavish bonuses and perks. Codey (D-Essex) said he...
Neb. Supreme Court Disbars Lincoln Attorney (KOLN Lincoln)
The Nebraska Supreme Court has disbarred a Lincoln attorney accused of improper conduct, including forging a client's signature.
Burlington lawyer nominated as next US attorney (Boston Globe)
A Burlington attorney is poised to become Vermont's next top federal prosecutor. U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says he's nominated Burlington attorney Tristram J. Coffin to become Vermont's next United States Attorney.
Barred lawyer's 'cottonwool' treatment (Stuff)
A disgraced British lawyer and her husband who was sacked by Nelson-Marlborough District Health Board have been getting cottonwool treatment from Immigration officials, a woman who ran the couple to ground says.
Florida House Speaker Hires Another Attorney (Local 10 Miami)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida House Speaker Ray Sansom has hired a prominent criminal defense attorney to represent him in possible state and federal investigations.
Immigration links OVP staff lawyer (Yehey!)
A woman lawyer working at the Office of the Vice President (OVP) has been linked by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) authorities to the escape incident last week of a South Korean detainee, who is wanted in his home country for large-scale fraud and swindling.
Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
Young lawyer's organs used in seven successful transplant operations (Daily Telegraph)
A talented young lawyer who died after being hit by a car has helped the lives of seven people after her organs were used in a series of successful transplant operations.
Michael S. Burg Selected as Lawyer of the Year for 2008 by Law Week Colorado (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Michael S. Burg, shareholder and founder of the firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. has been named as 2008 Lawyer of the Year by Law Week Colorado.
Attorney faces state hearing on complaint (West Salem Coulee News)
The Office of Lawyer Regulation has filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Supreme Court against West Salem attorney Harry Griswold for his handling of the Burns Cemetery issue. Griswold is charged with violating Supreme Court Rule 20:8.4(c), which states: “It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation.”