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Northern Texas US attorney Roper resigns (Amarillo Globe-News)
[The U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, which includes Amarillo, resigned Wednesday.
Probe of officer goes to county attorney (Deseret Morning News)
An investigation into off-duty misconduct involving a police officer is now in the hands of the Washington County attorney.
Lawyer: Dec. 25 movie gunman fired in self-defense (NBC 12 Richmond)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A lawyer for the alleged gunman in a shooting over noisy moviegoers says his client is an Iraq war veteran who fired in self-defense.
Lawyer: Dec. 25 movie gunman fired in self-defense (KXXV Waco)
Associated Press - January 2, 2009 4:33 AM ET PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A lawyer for the alleged gunman in a shooting over noisy moviegoers says his client is an Iraq war veteran who fired in...
SC suspends lawyer for negligence (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer from Cabanatuan City from practicing his profession for three months for negligence.
Attorney General Martha Coakley's Office Recovers $4.65 Million For Massachusetts Medicaid Program In Cephalon ... (Medical News Today)
Attorney General Martha Coakley's Office has reached an agreement with Cephalon, Inc. (Cephalon), based in Pennsylvania, to settle allegations of improper off-label marketing of three pharmaceutical products. Under the terms of the settlement, Cephalon has paid $4,659,461.
Attorney wants client freed in Yogurt Shop murders (KVUE-TV Austin)
A defense attorney wants his client released from jail based on new DNA test results in the 1991 Austin yogurt shop murders while a prosecutor disagreed that the test results would disprove the state's cases.
Lawsuit: Accused Ga. killer is without an attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Georgia man charged with killing a woman has been without an attorney for eight months, according to a lawsuit claiming the state's public defender system has failed to adequately represent him.
Lawsuit: Accused Ga. killer is without an attorney (The State)
A Georgia man charged with killing a woman has been without an attorney for eight months, according to a lawsuit claiming the state's public defender system has failed to adequately represent him. The lawsuit filed on behalf of Jamie Ryan Weis underscores budget problems at the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council. Two private attorneys assigned to represent Weis were removed because the ...
Lawsuit: Accused Ga. killer is without an attorney (The Charlotte Observer)
(The Associated Press) A Georgia man charged with killing a woman has been without an attorney for eight months, according to a lawsuit claiming the state's public defender system has failed to adequately represent him. The lawsuit filed on behalf of Jamie Ryan Weis underscores budget problems at the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council. Two private attorneys assigned to represent Weis were ...
Former CIETC CEO Asks For Court-Appointed Attorney (KCCI 8 Des Moines)
The former CEO of CIETC, Ramona Cunningham, says she can't afford an attorney for her appeal and is asking for the court to appoint her one.
Cunningham seeks court-appointed attorney (The Des Moines Register)
The leader of a scheme to misspend as much as $2.5 million in government job training funds on huge executive salaries and bonuses is saying she can’t afford an attorney.
Jamshedpur lawyer to represent terrorist Azmal Amir Kasab (The Economic Times)
A practising Jamshedpur lawyer, Rajiv Kumar Singh, has expressed willingness to take up Kasab's case as no lawyer has shown interest to defend him.
Crist Names Cuban-Born Lawyer To Fla. Supreme Court (Local 10 Miami)
Gov. Charlie Crist appointed Cuban-born lawyer Jorge Labarga to the Florida Supreme Court on Friday.
Zimbabwean lawyer: Law has broken down (CNN)
The lawyer for a top Zimbabwean human rights activist said Friday that law has "absolutely broken down" in the country after a court in Harare ruled against her client.
Attorney Patrick Butler dies New Year's Day at 54 (The Barnstable Patriot)
Attorney Pat Butler of Centerville died New Year’s Day. He was 54.
Drug suspect remanded when lawyer a no-show (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
A 22-year-old St. John's man facing drug possession charges was remanded until next week because his lawyer didn't show up when he appeared in court Friday.
Charlotte trio vying to be U.S. attorney (The Charlotte Observer)
(By Gary L. Wright, [email protected]) Three former federal prosecutors from Charlotte – Pete Anderson, Anne Tompkins and Thomas Walker – are among at least four people hoping to become the next U.S. attorney for Charlotte and the Western District of North Carolina. Each would have to gain the support of incoming Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan to have a chance of replacing ...
School Board Revising School Attorney Policy (Great Neck Record)
The Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education is considering a revision of its Policy on School Attorney. At the board's Dec. 15 public action meeting, Board Vice President Fran Langsner, chair of the board's policy committee, said that the revision is required by New York State law.
Victoria Beckham’ lawyer dream (NZCity)
Victoria Beckham wants one of her children – sons Brooklyn, nine, Romeo, six, and three-year-old Cruz - to become a lawyer.
US Attorney announces $15M in seizures (KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls)
Associated Press - January 2, 2009 3:25 PM ET OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The U.S. Attorney's Office in Oklahoma City seized more than $15 million in 2008.
Solis to be chief assistant prosecuting attorney (Battle Creek Enquirer)
Calhoun County Board of Commissioners Vice Chairman Eusebio Solis, D-Albion, has accepted the position of chief sssistant prosecuting attorney, working under newly elected Prosecutor Susan Mladenoff.
Lawsuit: Accused Ga. killer is without an attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Georgia man charged with killing a woman has been without an attorney for eight months, according to a lawsuit claiming the state's public defender system has failed to adequately represent him.
US Attorney announces $15M in seizures (KFSM Ft. Smith-Fayetteville)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The U.S. Attorney's Office in Oklahoma City seized more than $15 million in 2008. The office covers the state's Western District and announced its recovery totals on Friday.
Dann's experiment ends: Ohio attorney general closing D.C. office (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
WASHINGTON -- Marc Dann's Washington experiment is ending, which means that Craig Mehall must look for a new job. Mehall was the only fulltime Washington representative for any state attorney general, appointed to the job as D.C. liaison after working...
Modesto Lawyer Sells "Obama-Scope" for Inauguration (News10 Sacramento)
A Modesto lawyer has designed a souvenir periscope to improve the view at the Obama inauguration.
Bergen County attorney admits stealing $4 million for gambling habit (The Star-Ledger)
A Bergen County attorney pleaded guilty today to stealing more than $4 million from his attorney trust fund to finance his gambling addiction in Atlantic City. Michael Rumore, 50, a former fire chief in Lyndhurst, pleaded guilty to money laundering...
Boca attorney indicted in $41 million fraud scam (The Palm Beach Post)
Two Boca Raton residents, including an attorney, are among six people charged in an elaborate scheme that federal prosecutors say looted $41 million from restitution funds set up to pay victims of securities fraud.
U.S. attorney for North Texas stepping down (Miami Herald)
U.S. Attorney Richard Roper is stepping down as the top federal prosecutor in North Texas to become a senior partner at a Dallas-based law firm, where he will handle white-collar fraud and corporate investigation cases.
Maine Attorney General Issues Recommendations For Logging Industry (WCSH 6 Portland)
The Attorney General released a report on Friday outlining recommendations for improvements to log harvesting and hauling industries.
Jim McMurtry, former county attorney and business owner, dies (Austin American-Statesman)
Jim McMurtry, a former Travis County attorney and justice of the peace who quit law to run his own wholesale barbecue business, died Monday at a Houston hospital of complications from surgery, his family said Friday. He was 64.
Civil Rights Attorney Says BART Shooting 'Unjustifiable' (FOX 11 Reno)
A veteran civil rights attorney who has talked to family and friends of a man who was shot Thursday by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer said Friday he thinks the shooting was not justified.
Oak. Attorney: BART Shooting Was Unjustifiable (CBS 5 Bay Area)
A veteran civil rights attorney who has talked to family members and friends of a man who was shot and killed Thursday by a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer said today he thinks the shooting was not justified.
U.S. attorney hopefuls stepping up (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
The top spot at the U.S. attorney's office in Milwaukee isn't vacant yet, but candidates interested in succeeding Steven Biskupic have already begun to surface.
China releases parents of melamine children: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Chinese police have released five parents of children sickened by melamine-tainted milk, a day after detaining them to prevent them holding a press conference, their lawyer told AFP Saturday.
Fire razes lawyer’s house in Parañaque (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- A one-hour fire burned down a bungalow owned by a lawyer in Parañaque City Saturday morning.
China releases parents of melamine children: lawyer (TODAYonline)
A newborn baby holds onto his mother's finger at a hospital in Beijing. Chinese police have released five parents of children sickened by melamine-tainted milk, a day after detaining them to prevent them holding a press conference, their lawyer has told AFP.
China releases parents of melamine children: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Chinese police have released five parents of children sickened by melamine-tainted milk, a day after detaining them to prevent them from holding a press conference, their lawyer told AFP Saturday.
China releases parents of melamine children: lawyer (Hindustan Times)
COMMENT ON THIS ! Your Views! Chinese police have released five parents of children sickened by melamine tainted milk, a day after detaining them to prevent them from holding a press conference, their lawyer told AFP on Saturday.
Bisbee Hires Interim County Attorney (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- Attorney George Spence will serve as interim Benton County attorney for the next two months, County Judge David Bisbee said Friday.
Lawyer: Gunman fired after 'Benjamin Button' in self-defense (The Pantagraph)
PHILADELPHIA -- An Iraq veteran charged in a Christmas night shooting over noisy moviegoers fired in self-defense, his lawyer said.
Alleged phony lawyer allowed to travel (The Bismarck Tribune)
A man accused of impersonating a lawyer has been taken off home confinement for one week to visit his attorney.
Away from courtroom, attorney kicks back (Louisville Courier-Journal)
When A. Holland Houston is in court, "I have to wear a jacket and pants," says the attorney, who goes by Holly. "In your brain, what you think a lawyer looks like — I have to dress like that." So during her personal time, she enjoys wearing jeans and shirts, accented with funky boots.
Finding the right lawyer (Edmonton Sun)
How do you go about finding a good lawyer for your employment case? It's dangerous to pick a name out of a phone book or the Yellow Pages.
Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
Lykos to be sworn in as Harris County district Attorney (Cy-Fair Sun)
Patricia R. Lykos will be sworn in as the Harris County District Attorney; she is the first woman chief of the Office since it was created more than 100 years ago. Ceremony is: January 1, 2009 at 10:00 am in the Harris County Jury Assembly Room at 1019 Congress, First Floor.
Ohio eliminates attorney general lobbyist job (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Ohio Attorney General's office has eliminated a lobbying position in Washington that was unique among attorneys general nationally.
IRS tells Detroit lawyer he owes 5 cents, then sends letter saying he's due a 4-cent refund (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
DETROIT - James Howarth is a little confused by two letters he has received from the Internal Revenue Service. The Detroit defense lawyer received one letter in November that said he owed the IRS money — five cents.
Detroit lawyer gets 5-cent IRS bill, 4-cent refund (The State)
James Howarth is a little confused by two letters he has received from the Internal Revenue Service. The Detroit defense lawyer received one letter in November that said he owed the IRS money - five cents. He was warned that he should pay "to avoid additional penalty and/or interest," the Detroit Free Press reported Saturday. Howarth says he then received a second letter telling him the ...
Detroit lawyer gets 5-cent IRS bill, 4-cent refund (The Charlotte Observer)
(The Associated Press) James Howarth is a little confused by two letters he has received from the Internal Revenue Service. The Detroit defense lawyer received one letter in November that said he owed the IRS money - five cents. He was warned that he should pay "to avoid additional penalty and/or interest," the Detroit Free Press reported Saturday. Howarth says he then received a second letter ...