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Ormsby nominated to U.S. attorney post - Fri, 20 Feb 2009 PST (The Spokesman-Review)
Michael C. Ormsby, who successfully ran for political office when he was 18 and has spent ensuing years in various public service positions, has been nominated to be the next U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington.
Attorney: Most of the 400 people arrested on last day of RNC in Minnesota won't face charges (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Most of the nearly 400 people arrested on the last day of the Republican National Convention in Minnesota won't face charges. St. Paul City Attorney John Choi said Friday that his office has declined to prosecute 323 of the 396 people arrested Sept. 4.
Edgmon Attorney Seeks Dismissal Of Lawsuit (The Morning News)
An attorney for Tontitown Mayor Joe Edgmon says a lawsuit filed by an alderman and city contractor should be dismissed in court documents filed Friday.
Testimony: Defense lawyer teamed with drug dealers (Austin American-Statesman)
Noe Perez said he was skeptical when a woman who sold drugs for him brought then-Austin criminal defense lawyer Bruce Garrison to a South Austin motel room in 2006.
Assistant attorney general arrested in Norfolk on drug, weapons charges (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
An assistant state attorney general, Steven F. Lederman, has been arrested by Norfolk narcotics investigators on drug and weapons charges. Lederman works in Norfolk on child-support enforcement matters. He has worked in the attorney general’s office since 1997. David Clementson, a spokesman in the Attorney General’s office, said Lederman has been suspended without pay, pending the results of an ...
Judge extends child porn sentence for ex-Aurora lawyer (Chicago Tribune)
A closer reading of the law book translated into a longer prison sentence Friday for a former Aurora lawyer convicted of reproducing child pornography. Kenneth  Mateas, 59, was sentenced Jan. 7 to 4 years in prison after pleading guilty to the charge, and Kane County Circuit Judge Timothy Sheldon had granted Mateas credit for the 555 days he had been on electronic home monitoring. But ...
Lawyer Questioning Government's Dismissal of AbitibiBowater (Voice of the Common Man)
A lawyer from central Newfoundland has stirred up quite a debate. Mark Griffin of Grand Falls-Windsor believes that the provincial government wanted AbitibiBowater to pull up stakes so that the power supply could be diverted to Vale Inco and Long Harbour for the hydromet facility.
State attorney faces drug, gun charges (Daily Press)
Narcotics investigators in Norfolk arrested a state's assistant attorney general on drug and weapon charges.
Najwa's lawyer under fire over media report (Independent Online)
The Department of Correctional Services says it is to lay a complaint with the Cape Law Society against Najwa Petersen's lawyer.
Najwa's lawyer under fire over media report (Cape Argus)
The Department of Correctional Services says it is to lay a complaint with the Cape Law Society against Najwa Petersen's lawyer over an article in the Cape Argus this week.
Sydney lawyer made obscene calls (News 95.7)
A Sydney lawyer has admitted to treating one of his clients like a 1-900 telephone service. Joe Rizzetto faces professional misconduct charges for a series of obscene phone calls made to one of his female clients between 1999 and 2006.
Laid-off lawyer lands first job interview after 872 applications (Daily Mirror)
A lawyer who was laid off six months ago has landed his first job interview after applying for 872 posts.
VA Assistant Attorney General charged with drug possession (NBC 12 Richmond)
RICHMOND, VA (NBC12) - A Virginia Assistant Attorney General is in trouble tonight, facing drug and weapon charges. 46-year-old Steven Lederman is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon.
Dixon death: Lawyer seeking answers (The New Zealand Herald)
The lawyer for murderer Antonie Dixon, who died in prison awaiting sentencing, is still seeking answers about his death two weeks ago. Dixon was jailed for shooting James Te Aute in 2003.
Las Vegas Attorney Suspended For Gambling Habit (KTNV Las Vegas)
The Nevada Supreme court suspended a Las Vegas attorney. Officials say Douglas Crawford stole nearly 400 thousand dollars from clients to support a gambling addiction.
New US attorney for Eastern Washington nominated (Seattle Times)
The office of Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., says Michael C. Ormsby has been nominated to be the next U.S. attorney for Eastern Washington.
Defense attorney doesn't want woman's trial on charges of killing her 2-year-old moved out of Great Falls Posted on ... (Missoulian)
GREAT FALLS - The attorney for a woman charged with killing her 2-year-old son has withdrawn his request to move her murder trial out of Great Falls. Summer Many White Horses is charged in the death of James Many White Horses, whose decomposing body was found in her trunk in September.
Tidewater Marketing Global Consultants of Clearwater halts 'free gas' voucher program after Attorney General's suit (Sun-Sentinel)
Attorney General acted after thousands said they never received fuel A Clearwater marketing company on Friday agreed to stop promoting its "free gas" voucher program, in response to a lawsuit filed last week by the Florida Attorney General's office after thousands of Floridians complained they never got the promised fuel.
Attorney: Peter Falk's care is adequate (WABC-TV New York)
An attorney says that Peter Falk does not need to be placed under a conservationship.
'Free gas' program halted after Attorney General suit (Orlando Sentinel)
Attorney General acted after thousands said they never received fuel A Clearwater marketing company on Friday agreed to stop promoting its "free gas" voucher program, in response to a lawsuit filed last week by the Florida Attorney General's office after thousands of Floridians complained they never got the promised fuel.
Edgmon Attorney Seeks Dismissal Of Lawsuit (The Morning News)
An attorney for Tontitown Mayor Joe Edgmon says a lawsuit filed by an alderman and city contractor should be dismissed in court documents filed Friday.
The power is vested in the Attorney-General, not the Bar Council (The Star)
WITH reference to the letter by WKL of Penang in The Star , Sept 10 (“UUM law grads left in limbo”), I wish to clarify on behalf of the Bar Council that the power to exempt Universiti Utara Malaysia law graduates from the Certificate of Legal Practice examination is vested with the Legal Profession Qualifying Board chaired by the Attorney-General, and not the Bar Council.
Imprisoned attorney furloughed to visit wife (The Clarion-Ledger)
Imprisoned attorney Paul Minor was granted a short furlough this week to visit his sick wife.
West Virginia Attorney on U.S. Postal Stamp (WSAZ NewsChannel 3 West Virginia)
West Virginia attorney J.R. Clifford is among a dozen civil rights pioneers taking their places of honor on U.S. postage stamps.
Comic becomes a lawyer (Connecticut Post)
Max Lavit Rosenberg, whose early career was as a joking, singing and harmonica-playing entertainer, took a dramatic U-turn in becoming a lawyer several years ago.
U.S. Attorney John F. Wood is resigning (The Kansas City Star)
John F. Wood, U.S. attorney for western Missouri, has announced his resignation, effective next Saturday.
Attorney: Peter Falk’s care is adequate (The New Sabah Times)
A court-appointed attorney who has met with Peter Falk has issued a report stating that he believes the actor does not need to placed under a conservatorship.
Slain lawyer’s husband in prison without bond (The Advocate)
Published: Feb 22, 2009 - UPDATED: 12:05 a.m. The husband of slain Baton Rouge lawyer Chiquita Tate remained in Parish Prison Saturday night with no bond set in connection with an arrest warrant for an alleged domestic abuse incident in 2007, police said.
Attorney in murder case drops change-of-venue request (Helena Independent Record)
GREAT FALLS (AP) — The attorney for a woman charged with killing her 2-year-old son has withdrawn his request to move her murder trial out of Great Falls.
Kitty Cooney Storen, mom who became a lawyer, dies (Detroit Free Press)
Kitty Cooney Storen raised six daughters before she went to the University of Detroit Mercy for a law degree. She went on to become a lawyer at Plunkett Cooney, the firm her father helped found, and eventually a fund-raiser at Loyola High School in Detroit.
Attorney announces bid with hope to reconstruct county (The Citizens' Voice)
WILKES-BARRE — Attorney Anthony J. Lumbis officially announced his judicial candidacy on Saturday, vowing to run his campaign “on behalf of the children.”
Attorney wants case moved to juvenile court (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Associated Press - February 22, 2009 6:13 AM ET WAMPUM, Pa. (AP) - An attorney for an 11-year-old Pennsylvania boy accused of shooting and killing his father's pregnant girlfriend says he'll...
Attorney wants case moved to juvenile court (KIVI Boise)
Associated Press - February 22, 2009 6:13 AM ET WAMPUM, Pa. (AP) - An attorney for an 11-year-old Pennsylvania boy accused of shooting and killing his father's pregnant girlfriend says he'll...
Edgmon Attorney Seeks Dismissal Of Lawsuit (The Morning News)
An attorney for Tontitown Mayor Joe Edgmon says a lawsuit filed by an alderman and city contractor should be dismissed in court documents filed Friday.
Bring Rau here: lawyer (The Australian)
CORNELIA Rau's former lawyer says the federal Government should be compelled to request her deportation to Australia to ensure adequate mental health treatment.
Spat escalates between attorney, administrator (The Buffalo News)
LOCKPORT -- Amherst attorney Teresa Snyder upped the ante last week in her battle to show alleged misconduct by Niagara County Treasurer David S. Broderick in his handling of estates.
Attorney For Boy In Killing Wants Case Moved (KPRC Local 2 Houston)
WAMPUM, Pa. -- An attorney for an 11-year-old Pennsylvania boy accused of shooting and killing his father's pregnant girlfriend said he'll file a motion to have the boy released on bail.
Attorney For Boy In Killing Wants Case Moved (WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley)
An attorney for an 11-year-old Pennsylvania boy accused of shooting and killing his father's pregnant girlfriend says he'll file a motion to have the boy released on bail.
China Gives Stimulus Spending Details; Lawyer May Sue for More (Bloomberg)
Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- China’s release of a breakdown of initial spending under a 4 trillion yuan ($585 billion) stimulus plan hasn’t satisfied Shanghai lawyer Yan Yiming , who said today that he may sue for more information.
Attorney faces calls for ouster (Traverse City Record-Eagle)
The $150-per-hour attorney who oversaw planning and construction of Grand Traverse County's troubled septage treatment plant could be in a fight for his job.
Special power of attorney gives specific powers (Pacific Daily News)
A special power of attorney allows you to give specific powers to the person or organization that you appoint as your 'agent.' For example, you can authorize someone to sell a house or car for you.
Slain lawyer's husband arrested in unrelated case (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - February 22, 2009 1:14 PM ET BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The husband of a slain 34-year-old Louisiana lawyer has been arrested in an unrelated domestic abuse case.
Slain lawyer's husband arrested in unrelated case (KATC 3 Lafayette)
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The husband of a slain 34-year-old Louisiana lawyer has been arrested in an unrelated domestic abuse case. Police say 37-year-old Gregory Harris was booked...
Lawyer Milloy, Falcons to part ways (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Indianapolis — Lawyer Milloy, the Falcons' starting safety the last three seasons, will not be returning to the team.
Attorney announces bid with hope to reconstruct county (The Citizens' Voice)
WILKES-BARRE — Attorney Anthony J. Lumbis officially announced his judicial candidacy on Saturday, vowing to run his campaign “on behalf of the children.”
District attorney Miller plans to run again (Deseret Morning News)
Salt Lake County District Attorney Lohra Miller is half-way through her term as district attorney and says she is gearing up to run again in 2010 by establishing a re-election committee and planning fund-raisers for this year.
Lawyer says Falk can fend for himself (UPI)
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A court-appointed lawyer says in a Los Angeles Superior Court filing that actor Peter Falk is capable of managing his own personal and financial affairs.
Unemployed lawyer lands job interview after 872 attempts (Gulf Times)
LONDON: A lawyer made redundant at the start of the credit crisis revealed how he has landed his first job interview after making 872 applications.
Attorney wants case moved to juvenile court (14 WFIE Evansville)
An attorney for an 11-year-old Pennsylvania boy accused of shooting and killing his father's pregnant girlfriend says he'll file a motion to have the boy released on bail.  
UK lawyer: Guantanamo inmate release due Monday (AP via Yahoo! News)
A human rights lawyer says former British resident Binyam Mohamed is due to be released from Guantanamo Bay on Monday.