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AZILAH NOT HIRED KILLER, SAYS LAWYER (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
SHAH ALAM, Feb 16 (Bernama) -- Lawyer Datuk Hazman Ahmad representing Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri in the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder trial today stressed that the first accused was not a hired killer or gangster involved in secret societies.
Austria: US citizen alleges assault by police in subway station; lawyer initiates legal action (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
VIENNA (AP) — A lawyer says he is taking legal action against Austrian police for allegedly assaulting a U.S. citizen last week in a Vienna subway station.
Merced County district attorney's son arrested in DUI death (Merced Sun-Star)
The son of Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II was arrested Saturday in Sonoma County on suspicion of felony driving under the influence and manslaughter.
Azilah not hired killer, says lawyer (The Malaysian Insider)
SHAH ALAM, Feb 16 — Lawyer Datuk Hazman Ahmad representing Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri in the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder trial today stressed that the first accused was not a hired killer or gangster involved in secret societies. Hazman said Azilah was a police officer who just helped out on the request of a senior officer and was not promised a promotion due to Altantuya’s death. “Police ...
Rwanda: Prosecutor Urges Severe Punishment for Lawyer Over Contempt of Court (AllAfrica.com)
Arusha — The Prosecutor of International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) Monday said a Rwandan lawyer, Leonidas Nshogoza, accused of contempt of UN court, deserved severe punishment because he allegedly tried to pervert course of justice in a genocide case by bribing and taking false statements from protected prosecution witnesses.
Russia not trying real Politkovskaya killers:lawyer (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters By Shamil Baigin MOSCOW, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Three men on trial for helping murder Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya were just pawns and the real killers are at large, a lawyer for Politkovskaya's ...
County Attorney Investigates Smurfit Stone Bankruptcy (WMBB TV Panama City)
County attorney seeks legal services to Bay County in the bankruptcy case filed by Smurfit-Stone.
Lawyer says Russia not trying real Politkovskaya killers (Reuters via Yahoo!Xtra News)
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Three men on trial for helping murder Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya were just pawns and the real killers are at large, a lawyer for Politkovskaya's family told the trial on Monday.
Labor attorney, Council member Webb joins firm (Jacksonville Daily Record)
City Council member Jack Webb has a new job. Actually, it’s his primary job, he’s just with a new law firm. Webb, a longtime labor and employment attorney, has joined the LaVilla law firm of Brennan, Manna & Diamond as of counsel in the firm’s litigation and labor and employment practice.
Local attorney turns scribe to salute Lincoln (Jacksonville Daily Record)
by Joe Wilhelm Jr. The American Inns of Court decided to honor Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday by printing three submissions from its members recognizing the accomplishments of his life and a Jacksonville attorney was among the chosen few.
Middlesex DA Leone: U.S. Attorney job attractive, but 'happy where I am' (Lexington Minuteman)
Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone said the U.S. Attorney job is attractive, but he's happy with his current position.
Town attorney corrects statement on burning ordinance (Onalaska Holmen Courier-Life)
Attorney Steve Doyle last week corrected a statement that was quoted in a recent Courier-Life article about the new outdoor burning ordinance in the towns of Onalaska and Holland.
Lawyer asks Ombudsman to probe World Bank report (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - To ensure that the Ombudsman would not dismiss the World Bank road mess controversy, a civil lawyer on Monday filed for a sworn request for investigation on the issue.
Man arrested after attempt to pull him over ends in gunfire; his attorney says it's mistaken identity (FOX 41 Louisville)
The attorney for Marcus Brewer says he is not sure why U.S. Marshals were trying to arrest his client. 
Britain’s Attorney General Arrives In NZ (Scoop.co.nz)
Britain’s Attorney General The Rt Hon The Baroness Scotland QC will arrive in New Zealand this weekend to begin a round of meetings and speeches in Auckland and Wellington.
Barlow lawyer heads to Privy Council (The New Zealand Herald)
The lawyer for convicted double murderer John Barlow is flying to London today to appear before the Privy Council in a final attempt to clear his client's name.
Lawyer heads off in bid to clear Barlow at Privy Council (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The lawyer for convicted double murderer John Barlow is flying to London today to appear before the Privy Council in a final attempt to clear his client's name.
Omar Khadr's military lawyer to be awarded by B.C. civil liberties group (CNews)
VANCOUVER, B.C. - An American military lawyer is being recognized by a B.C. civil liberties group for his work on behalf of Canadian citizen Omar Khadr, who is behind bars at the military prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Omar Khadr's military lawyer to be awarded by B.C. civil liberties group (Times & Transcript)
An American military lawyer is being recognized by a B.C. civil liberties group for his work on behalf of Canadian teenager Omar Khadr, who is behind bars at the military prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Vice President Joe Biden Announces Chicago Attorney Kareem Dale as Special Assistant to the President for Disability ... (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Vice President Joe Biden has announced that Chicago Attorney Kareem Dale will serve as Special Assistant to President Barack Obama for Disability Policy.
Casey Anthony's Attorney Jose Baez Hospitalized (WFTV 9 Orlando)
Eyewitness News has learned Casey Anthony's lead attorney was hospitalized this weekend for stomach problems.
CONSUMER PROTECTION Different powers of attorney (Pacific Daily News)
In this week's edition of Consumer Protection, Attorney General Alicia Limtiaco discusses the different types of powers of attorney and what affairs it allows a person or organization to do when you are unavailable or unable to do so.
Russia not trying real Politkovskaya killers, says lawyer (Gulf Times)
MOSCOW: Three men on trial for helping murder Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya are just pawns and the real killers are at large, a lawyer for Politkovskaya’s family told the trial yesterday.
Attorney mom accused in kidnapping waives extradition (The Oregonian)
The Portland attorney accused of abducting her two-month-old biological son will return to Oregon by the end of the month, police said. Amanda Stanley and her husband, Clifford Stanley, Jr., waived extradition after being arrested in Texas over the weekend....
Drama in Court as Murder Suspect Disowns Lawyer (This Day)
There was a mild drama at Ebonyi State High Court Three yesterday, when a prime suspect disowned a lawyer engaged by her family members to represent her.
Azilah not hired killer, says lawyer (Malaysia Today)
Lawyer Datuk Hazman Ahmad representing Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri in the Altantuya Shaariibuu murder trial today stressed that the first accused was not a hired killer or gangster involved in secret societies.
Massillon woman: Attorney violated trust, ruined lives (The Massillon Independent)
The list of victims who claim they were defrauded by a local attorney is growing. 
Justices rule Office of Lawyer Regulation doesn't have to open investigative file (Wisconsin State Journal)
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday nullified an order that would have forced the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) to open its full investigative file to a referee in the disciplinary case against Madison attorney Joseph Sommers.
District Attorney candidates lay out plans to fight crime in tough economy (Daily Pennsylvanian)
Last night, students and community members gathered to learn more about the candidates for the Office of Philadelphia District Attorney. Four of the five candidates participated in a panel which took place at Claudia Cohen Hall yesterday: Seth Williams, Michael Turner, Dan McElhatton and Brian Grady.
District Attorney reviews cases filed by 6 Dallas officers named in lawsuit (Dallas Morning News)
The Dallas County district attorney's office is reviewing dozens of cases filed by six Dallas police officers after the officers assisted in an arrest that put a man behind bars for 10 months on what prosecutors say were false charges.
Tallahassee attorney Rick Bateman hired to defend 'Girls Gone Wild' producer (Tallahassee Democrat)
A Tallahassee civil attorney has been hired to represent the creator of the "Girls Gone Wild" video series in a federal lawsuit that claims the company exploited underage girls by filming them exposing their breasts and engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
Gallot interested in U.S. attorney job (The News-Star)
State Rep. Rick Gallot, D-Grambling, wants the job of U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana.
N.Y. High Court: Lawyer Subject to Treble Damages for Attempt to Deceive Court (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
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.
Nigeria: Drama in Court As Murder Suspect Disowns Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
Abakaliki — There was a mild drama at Ebonyi State High Court Three yesterday, when a prime suspect disowned a lawyer engaged by her family members to represent her.
Maxwells attorney wants charges dismissed (News 10 Now Syracuse)
The father and stepmother of Erin Maxwell appeared in court Monday. Lynn and Lindsey Maxwell were arrested two months after the 11-year old was found dead in their Palermo home. Our Andy Mattison was at the court proceedings and has more on why their defense attorney says the case against them doesn't hold water.
Former state's attorney Fitzpatrick dies (The Burlington Free Press)
John Fitzpatrick, who served as Chittenden County's last part-time state's attorney from 1965 to 1966, died Monday morning at the age of 72.
Khadr's U.S. lawyer honoured in Canada (Toronto Star)
An American military lawyer is being recognized by a B.C. civil liberties group for his work on behalf of Canadian Omar Khadr, who is behind bars at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Gordo lawyer noted for humor, tenacity (The Tuscaloosa News)
C.O. Burkhalter worked as a rural mail carrier in Pickens County for more than two decades. But in all that time, he never gave up on the idea of being a lawyer.
U.S. military lawyer honoured for work on behalf of Khadr (Kitchener - Waterloo Record)
VANCOUVER (Feb 17, 2009) -- A U.S. military lawyer is being recognized by a B.C. civil liberties group for his work on behalf of Canadian citizen Omar Khadr, who is behind bars at the military prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The B.C. Civil Liberties Association said yesterday that Lt.-Cmdr. William Kuebler's work for Khadr, 22, earned him the group's annual award this year, the first time a ...
Lawyer: Glasgow man not fugitive (Louisville Courier-Journal)
The lawyer for a man charged Saturday after his girlfriend was shot and injured by a deputy U.S. marshal in Louisville said he is convinced his client was "in the wrong place at the wrong time."
Charges Against Zimbabwe's Ministerial Nominee Changed-Lawyer (Nasdaq)
MUTARE, Zimbabwe (AFP)--Detained Zimbabwean ministerial nominee Roy Bennett faced fresh charges Tuesday of illegal possession of weapons, his lawyer said.
City lawyer to head electoral body (Kenya Broadcasting Corporation)
A Nairobi lawyer Cecil Guyana Miller has been Selected to head the interim independent electoral commission.
Former U.S. attorney takes first step to being governor (Delaware County Times)
Former U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan rolled out a “Meehan for Pennsylvania” Web site Monday, another in a series of steps the former Delaware County District Attorney has taken toward a possible 2010 bid as a Republican candidate for governor.
Ruston rep interested US Attorney post (KATC 3 Lafayette)
GRAMBLING, La. -- State Rep. Rick Gallot is interested in being the next U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana. Gallot, a Ruston Democrat, is a 42-year-old criminal...
Ruston rep interested US Attorney post (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - February 17, 2009 6:04 AM ET GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - State Rep. Rick Gallot is interested in being the next U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana.
Mumbai suspects’ lawyer questions their custody status (Hindustan Times)
COMMENT ON THIS ! Your Views! Questions were raised on Monday on the status of the six top LeT operatives arrested for their suspected role in the Mumbai terror attacks, including Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, by their lawyer, who claimed that only one of the accused had been remanded to police custody.
Merckles Said Poised to Name Lawyer Goerg VEM Trustee (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Germany’s billionaire Merckle family and its creditors are poised to name lawyer Klaus Hubert Goerg as the trustee of the VEM Vermoegensverwaltung GmbH investment holding that is at the center of a rescue effort, four people close to the matter said.
Entertainment attorney to speak at LLCC (The State Journal-Register)
The Multicultural Awareness Center at Lincoln Land Community College and the Springfield Urban League will host entertainment attorney Marshawn Evans, who has been featured on NBC’s “The Apprentice,” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Trutter Center, on the main campus at 5250 Shepherd Road.
Casey Anthony's attorney hospitalized for stomachache (Sun-Sentinel)
Casey Anthony's defense attorney Jose Baez checked himself into a hospital Friday night with a "stomach ache," according to his spokeswoman Marti Mackenzie.
UK lawyer guilty in bribery case (BBC News)
UK tax lawyer David Mills is found guilty of accepting a bribe from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.