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No clues yet in Bucks lawyer's killing (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Police stopped hundreds of motorists near the scene.A $10,000 reward emerged.Dozens of officers, detectives and cadets combed nearby woods, searched case files and other records, and interviewed colleagues and loved ones yesterday for clues in the baffling shooting death of Bucks County lawyer Eric Birnbaum.
Indicted NY lawyer released on bail into house arrest (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer indicted on charges of running a $400 million scheme to sell fake debt left jail on Friday to be put under house arrest with private armed guards in his high-rise Manhattan apartment.
City Attorney: Mistakes won't keep council Democrats off ballot (The Columbus Dispatch)
Columbus City Attorney Richard C. Pfeiffer says mistakes in Democrats' nominating petitions shouldn't disqualify them from this year's City Council races.
Senators recommend Paul Fishman as next U.S. Attorney for New Jersey (The Star-Ledger)
Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez today wrote to President Obama recommending a prominent white collar criminal dense lawyer and former federal prosecutor to become the next U.S. Attorney for New Jersey. Paul Fishman is a former first assistant U.S....
Fishman endorsed for U.S. Attorney in NJ (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The two U.S. senators from New Jersey announced today they have written to President Obama recommending Paul Fishman for U.S. Attorney.
Lawyer: Feds may look into police chief, CEO squabble (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
A Mississippi trial lawyer and two brothers of DeKalb County police chief Terrell Bolton on Friday joined the cast of characters in the ongoing drama over its police department.
NJ senators recommend new US Attorney (Asbury Park Press)
U.S. Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez have recommended lawyer Paul J. Fishman as the next U.S. Attorney for New Jersey.
N.Y. Lawyer in $400M Fraud Case Under House Arrest (Fox News)
A prominent New York lawyer accused in a $400 million fraud case has been freed under house arrest.
Lawyer: Client with ADD didn't understand rights (Dayton Daily News)
The lawyer for one of three men charged in the death of a Sidney man beaten and left in a March snowstorm wants his client's statements to detectives thrown out because he has attention deficit disorder.
Warren assistant city attorney accused of drunk driving (Detroit News)
WARREN -- An assistant city attorney has been arrested for drunk driving, city officials said today.
Lawyer for Alberta native bands wants to take oil royalty case to UN (CBC)
The lawyer for two Alberta Indian bands that lost a multimillion-dollar case involving oil and gas revenues at the Supreme Court in Ottawa Friday says the fight is not yet over.
An Air Force lawyer fights to free a Guantanamo inmate (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)
LONDON — A U.S. military lawyer blitzed London this week, calling for the immediate release of her client, who allegedly was trained in an al Qaida terrorist camp, from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
LR City Attorney Says Toss Bids For Ray Winder Field (KTHV Little Rock)
The Little Rock city attorney is advising that proposals regarding what to do with the vacant baseball stadium, Ray Winder Field, should be thrown out because each of the bidders had flaws in their submissions.
Attorney general announces capital murder conviction (NBC 13 Birmingham)
Attorney General Troy King announced the conviction today of Leon Carmichael Jr. for capital murder in the shooting death of Judge Rodrigues Jackson on May 3, 2006.
Attorney Disputes DNA Evidence In Dentist's Slaying (WPXI Pittsburgh)
The attorney for a trooper charged with murdering a Blairsville dentist is disputing DNA evidence in the case.
Metro board accepts attorney's resignation, votes to get DA involved (The Tennessean)
The attorney for the Metro Industrial Development Board resigned today and said he couldn't tell board members why he had held onto $150,000 from a property sale because he might be in legal jeopardy.
Vincent, Armstrong, lawyer finalists for union boss (CBS Sports)
Former union presidents Troy Vincent and Trace Armstrong and lawyer DeMaurice Smith are the finalists to succeed Gene Upshaw as executive director of the NFL Players Association.
State Attorney General Sues Orlando Company (WFTV 9 Orlando)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The State Attorney General filed a lawsuit Friday against an Orlando company, accusing it of taking advantage of people in danger of losing their homes. The AG's office says the company promises to prevent foreclosure, but illegally charges clients upfront fees.
Three Offices of Attorney Declared 'Vexatious Litigant' Shut Down (Law.com)
The State Bar of California has shut down three offices of attorney Mitchell W. Roth, who was recently declared a "vexatious litigant" by a federal judge in Los Angeles, according to the Bar. Roth, who had expanded his law practice to include foreclosure cases, has been hospitalized due to severe depression since Jan. 23, according to the Bar.
Polanski lawyer wants testimony at hearing (The Fresno Bee)
Setting the stage for a hearing next week on Roman Polanski's bid to dismiss a 31-year-old sex prosecution, his lawyer asked a judge Friday to subpoena three officials, two of whom were involved in the original case. Read comments
Gonnering's Attorney Reacts To 911 Center Audit (WISC-TV Madison)
MADISON, Wis. -- The final phase of the Dane County 911 Center's audit that was released Thursday included recommendations for more staffing and more training, and the attorney for the boyfriend of Brittany Zimmermann reacted to the findings Friday.
N.Y. High Court: Lawyer Subject to Treble Damages for Attempt to Deceive Court (Law.com)
Tracing the legal principles behind a New York statute on lawyer deceit to a law adopted by the English Parliament in 1275, the New York Court of Appeals has determined that an attorney can be subject to treble damages in New York for an unsuccessful attempt to deceive a court. Responding to certified questions from the 2nd Circuit, the Court of Appeals ruled that the "unique statute of ancient ...
Attorney General Rejects Casino Amendment (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- A Texas man whose efforts to put a constitutional amendment on the Arkansas ballot to authorize casinos across the state has failed again. The state attorney general rejected his latest proposal Friday.
Attorney announces candidacy for judge's seat (Pocono Record)
Stroudsburg attorney and former Monroe County prosecutor Robert Saurman will join two other local attorneys hoping to fill a soon-to-be-vacated seat at the Monroe County Courthouse.
River Edge native backed as U.S. attorney nominee (The Record)
An experienced former federal prosecutor whose recent clients included former union leader Carla Katz and the developers of the Encap project won a key endorsement Friday to be United States attorney for New Jersey.
River Edge native backed as U.S. attorney nominee (The Record)
An experienced former federal prosecutor whose recent clients included former union leader Carla Katz and the developers of the Encap project won a key endorsement Friday to be United States attorney for New Jersey.
Atherton picks Palo Altan for city attorney (San Jose Mercury News)
Atherton announced its pick Friday for a new city attorney after months of searching. Palo Alto resident Wynne Furth will begin representing the town on Tuesday, Council Member Charles Marsala said. Furth replaces Marc Hynes, who resigned in October, but stayed on until the town chose his successor, Mayor Jerry Carlson said.
Judge rejects indictment in case against Miami attorney (Miami Herald)
A federal judge on Friday threw out the indictment against a co-defendant in the government's criminal case against prominent Miami attorney Ben Kuehne.
County Delegation approves pay raise for state's attorney (The Frederick News-Post)
ANNAPOLIS -- The Frederick County delegation of state lawmakers is moving forward with a proposal to raise the state's attorney's salary by about 10 percent
Fishman backed for U.S. attorney (Courier-Post)
Former federal prosecutor Paul J. Fishman has been recommended by New Jersey's two United States senators as the next U.S. Attorney for New Jersey.
Tamara Greene lawyer can't view texts (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer for the family of slain stripper Tamara Greene won't get to see 13 text messages that initially were believed to offer insight into her 2003 killing, a federal judge ruled Friday.
Council petition mistakes minor, city attorney says (The Columbus Dispatch)
Columbus City Attorney Richard C. Pfeiffer Jr. says mistakes in Democrats' nominating petitions shouldn't disqualify them from this year's City Council races.
Man shot by police pulled gun: lawyer (Hamilton Spectator)
(Feb 14, 2009) - A young man was shot at close range by police because he pulled a handgun on plainclothes officers as they moved in to arrest him, a police union lawyer says.
Bristol Palin's boyfriend's mom now has high-powered attorney (McClatchy Washington Bureau)
PALMER, Alaska — Sherry Johnston came to court Friday morning with an entourage -- son Levi, daughter Mercedes, and her new attorney, prominent Anchorage defense lawyer Rex Butler.
Fishman recommended for U.S. attorney in N.J. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
New Jersey's U.S. senators yesterday recommended Paul J. Fishman, an expert in white-collar crime, for the post of U.S. attorney.
Zimbabwe Police To Quiz Arrested Would-Be Minister: Lawyer (Nasdaq)
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP)--A Zimbabwe ministerial nominee whose arrest cast further doubt on a newly sworn in unity government will be questioned by police on treason charges later Saturday, his lawyer said.
Candidates emerge for top attorney (The Buffalo News)
Sen. Charles E. Schumer is expected to recommend one of four top candidates to President Obama for appointment as the new U. S. attorney for Western New York, according to several sources close to the process.
Candidates emerge for top attorney (The Buffalo News)
Sen. Charles E. Schumer is expected to recommend one of four top candidates to President Obama for appointment as the new U. S. attorney for Western New York, according to several sources close to the process.
Former Florida Senate lawyer to investigate Sansom (FOX 30 Jacksonville)
Incoming House Speaker Larry Cretul has named the Senate's former top lawyer to investigate an ethics complaint against his predecessor.
Former Fla. Senate Lawyer to Investigate Sansom (First Coast News)
TALLAHASSEE, FL. (AP) -- Incoming House Speaker Larry Cretul has named the Senate's former top lawyer to investigate an ethics complaint against his predecessor.
State attorney general sues free-gas company (Bay News 9 Tampa Bay)
CLEARWATER (Bay News 9) -- A Pinellas company accused of scamming customers with gas vouchers is being sued by the state attorney general.
Warren assistant attorney arrested (Macomb Daily)
Lawyer suspended without pay A Warren assistant city attorney was suspended without pay after his arrest early Friday on suspicion of drunken driving.
Polanski lawyer wants testimony at hearing (CTV.ca)
Setting the stage for a hearing next week on Roman Polanski's bid to dismiss a 31-year-old sex prosecution, his lawyer has asked a judge to subpoena three officials.
Lawyer hopeful Khadr will return to Canada (Edmonton Sun)
Omar Khadr's Edmonton-based lawyer said yesterday he's optimistic the 22-year-old Guantanamo Bay detainee will be sent back to Canada after the U.S.-run prison in Cuba is closed.
Lawyer: Officer saved dog by faking its death (The Jackson Sun)
SOMERVILLE — A lawyer representing an Oakland police officer accused of faking the death of a police dog says his client saved the dog’s life. Attorney Frank Deslauriers, who represents former officer Billy Allen Usselton, made the comment Friday after a hearing in Fayette County Circuit Court.
Former district attorney may be disbarred (The Tennessean)
A former district attorney could lose the ability to practice law unless he can win a Chancery Court appeal to prevent his disbarment.
‘Palace plan is to wait it out’—lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine government’s strategy is apparently to stall any action on a Supreme Court ruling to move rape convict Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith back to a Philippine jail and just wait for the Court of Appeals to rule on his case, the lawyer of Smith’s Filipino victim “Nicole” said.
Obama's past politics make bipartisan bid difficult, attorney says (Deseret Morning News)
If President Barack Obama is hoping for bipartisan support of his future Supreme Court nominees, he may have painted himself into a political corner, prominent conservative attorney Kenneth W. Starr told a crowd of LDS attorneys.
Man Arrested for Stalking Attorney General Bruning (KOLN Lincoln)
An Omaha man will face charges for his 2nd arrest for stalking Attorney General Jon Bruning.
Contempt charge against Justice attorney dropped (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
A federal judge dropped contempt charges Saturday against a Justice Department attorney after concluding he was not responsible for the government's failure to deliver documents to former Sen.