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RI’s US attorney preparing for “looming” exit (NBC 10 Providence)
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.
Slain Lawyer and Reporter Laid to Rest (The Moscow Times)
26 January 2009 By David Nowak / Staff Writer Stanislav Markelov, a human rights lawyer gunned down in central Moscow after frequently challenging the actions of Russian authorities, was buried Friday.
Slain Lawyer and Reporter Laid to Rest (The Moscow Times)
26 January 2009 By David Nowak / Staff Writer Stanislav Markelov, a human rights lawyer gunned down in central Moscow after frequently challenging the actions of Russian authorities, was buried Friday.
Family's heartbreaking decision: Organs of young lawyer killed in crash save seven other lives (Daily Mail)
A young lawyer killed in a road accident has saved the lives of seven people after her organs were used in successful transplants. Vicky Johnson, 23, was hit by a car two weeks ago.
Lawyer: Zsa Zsa among Madoff's victims (UPI)
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Zsa Zsa Gabor lost at least $7 million invested through businessman Bernard Madoff, accused of operating a Ponzi scheme, her lawyer said.
Weber County Dems Begin Search for County Attorney (FOX 13 Utah)
Weber County Democrats are beginning the search for a new county attorney and they're likely to settle on one of their own. Mark DeCaria, the county attorney for the last 15 years and a Democrat, has been appointed by Gov. Jon Huntsman to replace 2nd District Judge Parley Baldwin, who is retiring.
Gabor lawyer: actress may be latest Madoff victim (KION 46 Salinas)
Associated Press - January 25, 2009 9:24 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawyer for Zsa Zsa Gabor says the 91-year-old actress may have lost as much as $10 million invested in the alleged Bernard...
Lawyer: Zsa Zsa Gabor may be latest Madoff victim (GMA News)
LOS ANGELES - A lawyer for Zsa Zsa Gabor says the 91-year-old actress may have lost as much as $10 million invested in the alleged Bernard Madoff pyramid scheme.
Lawyer says Zsa Zsa Gabor may have lost $10 million in Madoff investment scheme (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
LOS ANGELES - A lawyer for Zsa Zsa Gabor says the 91-year-old actress may have lost as much as $10 million invested with accused swindler Bernard Madoff.
Ex-ACLU lawyer settles into government role (USA Today)
Tim Edgar, lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, never imagined he'd be Tim Edgar, lawyer for the director of national intelligence.
Attorney General approves bylaws restricting strip clubs in Mendon (The Milford Daily News)
Bylaw amendments proposed by Mendon residents to restrict adult entertainment venues were met with approval from the attorney general's office last week.
County attorney proposes change to alcohol policy (Cumberland Times-News)
Allegany County’s assistant staff attorney on Thursday introduced a proposed change to the policy concerning reimbursement for alcoholic beverages purchased with government-issued credit cards.
Vines: Lawyer named to ethics panel (Knoxville News Sentinel)
Knoxville lawyer John King, a former state revenue commissioner who also has been a registered lobbyist at the state level, has been appointed by Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen to the Tennessee Ethics Commission.
Another Young Lawyer Is Served Up for Breakfast (New York Times)
John Grisham returns to safer and more familiar territory in ?The Associate.?
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.
Burlington lawyer gets nod for next U.S. attorney (Rutland Herald)
BURLINGTON -- A Burlington attorney is poised to become Vermont's next top federal prosecutor. ...
District attorney awaits sheriff's CO deaths report (The Aspen Times)
ASPEN - The District Attorney's Office said Friday it is waiting for the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office to wrap up and deliver all findings in the investigation of the carbon-monoxide deaths of a family near Aspen before acting on the case.
Attorney General Launches New Online Service Providing Greater Transparency of Charities in Texas (Dayton News)
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 ...
Lawyer’s organs help seven transplant patients (Evening Standard)
A young lawyer who died after being hit by a car has helped seven people through organ and tissue transplants. Trainee barrister Vicky Johnson told her family over Christmas that she wanted to become a donor if she died.
Lawyer: Zsa Zsa Gabor may be latest Madoff victim (GMA News)
LOS ANGELES - A lawyer for Zsa Zsa Gabor says the 91-year-old actress may have lost as much as $10 million invested in the alleged Bernard Madoff pyramid scheme.
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.
Masked Gunman Kills Russian Human Rights Lawyer (NPR)
A top Russian human rights lawyer was shot dead last week on a central Moscow street along with a young journalist walking with him. Several critics of the Kremlin have been killed in recent years in cases that remain unsolved. Lawyers who have been fighting for human rights in Russia fear the latest shooting won't be the last.
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.”
Another Young Lawyer Is Served Up for Breakfast (New York Times)
John Grisham returns to safer and more familiar territory in ?The Associate.?
The young female lawyer who saved seven transplant patients after her death (Daily Mail)
A young lawyer who died after being hit by a car has helped seven people through organ and tissue transplants.
R.I.'s U.S. Attorney Prepares To Exit Office (New London Day)
Providence - U.S. Attorney Robert Clark Corrente is keeping one eye on his ongoing investigation into government corruption - and the other on his
Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
Attorney general reviews digital television switch (NWAnews.com)
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel recently advised consumers to check their television setups before the federally mandated switch to digital television on Feb. 17. (Northwest Arkansas Times)
Court to consider how long lawyer request lasts (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to clarify how long a suspected criminal's request for a lawyer during police interrogation should be valid, taking on a case where a child molester asked for a lawyer almost three years before admitting to the abuse.
Lawyer: George Anthony remains hospitalized (Orlando Sentinel)
George Anthony will remain hospitalized in Daytona Beach today, his lawyer told the Orlando Sentinel this morning.
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.
German Wins EUR50,000 Damages Over Rendition Flights - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
BERLIN (AFP)--A German national, who was abducted by the CIA in Macedonia in 2004 and flown to Afghanistan for interrogation on terrorism charges, has been awarded EUR50,000 in damages from Skopje, his lawyer said Monday.
Montgomery attorney named chief of state lands (The Selma Times-Journal)
Montgomery attorney and Hoover native Patti Powell has been named director of state lands at the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Moussaoui Lawyer Asks for New Trial (Fox News)
A lawyer for Zacarias Moussaoui told a federal appeals court in Virginia that the Sept. 11 conspirator should get a new trial.
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.”
Hatton lawyer confident of a bout with Pacquiao for early May (The Canadian Press) (Yahoo! Canada Sports)
LONDON - Ricky Hatton's lawyer confirmed Monday he had received the contract to fight Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on May 2 and the British fighter planned to sign it within days.
Attorney General Cuomo Announces Broome Lawyer to Pay for Pension Abuse | WBNG-TV Binghamton, NY | Local Top Stories (WBNG Binghamton)
Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced settlement agreement with Broome County lawyer as part of his ongoing investigation into local government waste and abuse of the state pension system.
Attorney General warns of bogus employment scams (KHQ Spokane)
SEATTLE, Wash. - Unemployed workers in Washington and the rest of the country are targets for crooks posing as headhunters, the Attorney General's Office warned Monday. Scams include bogus job offers and realistic-looking e-mail messages that contain links to computer viruses or phishing sites.
State Attorney To Investigate Complaints Against House Speaker (The Tampa Tribune)
The state attorney in Tallahassee will investigate complaints about House Speaker Ray Sansom, a grand jury decided today.
U.S. Attorney: Ciavarella, Conahan agree to serve 87 months in prison (Times Leader)
SCRANTON - Luzerne County judges Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. and Michael T. Conahan have agreed to plead guilty in connection to concealing $2.6 million from January 2003 to April 2007, and have agreed to serve 87 months - 7.25 years - in federal prison, Martin Carlson, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, said.
Newly appointed state attorney ethics director has Hudson ties (The Jersey Journal)
A former Hudson County assistant prosecutor has been appointed director of the state Office of Attorney Ethics by New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner. Charles Centinaro, the new director of OAE, will lead more than 64 full-time employees...
Lawyer: Zsa Zsa Gabor may have lost $10M in Madoff scam (Newsday)
LOS ANGELES -- A lawyer for Zsa Zsa Gabor says the 91-year-old actress may have lost as much as $10 million invested with accused swindler Bernard Madoff.
Conn. FOI lawyer pleads not guilty, gets treatment (Boston Globe)
A Connecticut state agency lawyer accused of driving under the influence, fighting with police and possessing marijuana is being treated for what his attorney calls a mental health problem.
Lebanon attorney announces candidacy for judge (The Patriot-News)
LEBANON -- An attorney who cites 20 years' experience protecting children and families has announced her candidacy for Lebanon County judge.
Mineola attorney pays $15G to end benefits probe (Newsday)
A high-profile education attorney has agreed to pay $15,000 to end a state investigation into his improperly being listed as an employee of the North Merrick school district in order to collect public benefits, the New York Attorney General's office announced Monday.
Lawyer: Zsa Zsa Gabor may have lost $10M in Madoff scam (Newsday)
LOS ANGELES -- A lawyer for Zsa Zsa Gabor says the 91-year-old actress may have lost as much as $10 million invested with accused swindler Bernard Madoff.
2nd Circuit: Disabled Attorney Entitled to Fees for 10-Year Fight for Benefits (Law.com)
Bad faith by an insurance company means that a lawyer injured while on a business trip will receive attorney fees incurred during the 10 years he fought for long-term disability benefits. Zbigniew Slupinski, formerly of Weil Gotshal, prevailed in two suits against First Unum Life Insurance for long-term benefits, but he was denied fees and prejudgment interest by a district court judge. The 2nd ...
Rove Subpoenaed to Testify About U.S. Attorney Firings (Law.com)
Renewing a battle over whether Congress can compel testimony from former White House officials, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. issued a subpoena on Monday to former Bush administration adviser Karl Rove in an attempt to question him about the "politicization" of the DOJ and the U.S. Attorney firings, according to Conyers' office. Rove did not comply with an earlier subpoena ...
ACLU, U.S. Attorney debate local policing for immigration (The Providence Journal)
PROVIDENCE –– Entrusting local and state police agencies with the enforcement of immigration law can lead to racial profiling and the undermining of trust between the police and communities of color, the head of the Rhode Island Affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union said during a debate yesterday with the United States Attorney for Rhode Island.
Truth test sought for narc lawyer, prosecutor (Manila Standard Today)
Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez yesterday challenged lawyer Alvaro Lazaro of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and State Prosecutor John Resado to submit to a polygraph test to show who’s telling the truth and who’s not about the “Alabang Boys” drug case.