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Attorney: Barclay ‘let down’ by postponement (The Sentinel)
Given his choice, former Cumberland County commissioner Bruce Barclay would have preferred not to have to show up twice for his preliminary hearing, according to attorney Matthew Gover.
Indictment against AIM suspect should be dismissed, attorney says (Rapid City Journal)
The murder indictment against a man charged in the 1975 slaying of Annie Mae Aquash should be dismissed, his attorney says, because the federal government is using two different theories to prosecute two men for the same crime.
Top US lawyer warns of deaths at Guantánamo (Politics.ie)
This is a discussion on Top US lawyer warns of deaths at Guantánamo within the Foreign Affairs forums, part of the Topical Discussion category on Politics.ie . Sunday 08 February 2009 00:12 Top US lawyer warns of deaths at Guantánamo Lieutenant-Colonel Yvonne Bradley, an American military lawyer, ...
Don't bet the house on lawyer's ethics (Boston Herald)
Q. I'm in the middle of a divorce. I hired a lawyer at a mid-sized Boston firm, but he has done little to nothing to keep me informed about what, if anything, is going...
Lawyer for Todd Palin objects to contempt citation (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
The lawyer for Gov. Sarah Palin's husband says he didn't ignore an Alaska state Senate subpoena during the Troopergate investigation of the governor.
Texas attorney fights illegal immigration rules (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
DALLAS -- When Bill Brewer struts through his 48th floor downtown office, he looks like just another high-powered Dallas attorney in an impeccable pinstriped suit and brightly colored...
Attorney: Barclay ‘let down’ by postponement (The Sentinel)
Given his choice, former Cumberland County commissioner Bruce Barclay would have preferred not to have to show up twice for his preliminary hearing, according to attorney Matthew Gover.
Lawyer suspended, could be disbarred (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - February 8, 2009 1:34 PM ET BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A veteran Baton Rouge lawyer has been suspended indefinitely by the Louisiana Supreme Court for alleged misconduct and now...
Lawyer suspended, could be disbarred (KATC 3 Lafayette)
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A veteran Baton Rouge lawyer has been suspended indefinitely by the Louisiana Supreme Court for alleged misconduct and now faces disbarment.
Jeffs Attorney Arrested On Suspicion Of Intoxication (CBS 5 Phoenix)
A Salt Lake City attorney who defended polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs in a 2007 criminal trial is arrested in southern Utah.
Lawyer for Todd Palin objects to contempt citation (Boston Herald)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The lawyer for Gov. Sarah Palin's husband fired back at Alaska state senators Saturday, disputing that Todd Palin and others "ignored" subpoenas...
Jeffs attorney arrested in southern Utah (Deseret Morning News)
Police say a Salt Lake City attorney who defended polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs in a 2007 criminal trial has been arrested in southern Utah.
Lawyer accuses govt of threats (Gulf Times)
LONDON: Police are investigating death threats made against a human rights lawyer who claims to be the victim of a hate campaign stirred up by the ministry of defence.
Attorney General Greg Abbott talks (KXAN 36 Austin)
Attorney General Greg Abbott was live in the studio Sunday morning to discuss his investigations into home loans. He also talks about the changes he wants to make to sexual predator profiles.
DC attorney general and other authorities investigate canceled inaugural ball (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Federal officials and the Washington, D.C., attorney general are investigating the promoter of a canceled inaugural ball.
Lawyer suspended, could be disbarred (KSLA-TV Shreveport)
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A veteran Baton Rouge lawyer has been suspended indefinitely by the Louisiana Supreme Court for alleged misconduct and now faces disbarment.
Attorney says victim was shot intentionally (The Fresno Bee)
An attorney for the family of a young man shot to death by Chino police says he believes the shooting was intentional. Read comments
Attorney: Victim In Chino Was Shot Intentionally (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
An attorney for the family of a young man shot to death by Chino police said that he believes the shooting was intentional. Police said 24-year-old Daniel Balandran was an innocent victim caught in a crossfire when officers responded to an armed robbery last week. But attorney Mark Algorri told the San Bernardino Sun this week that Balandran was targeted without warning, not told to put his ...
After two mistrials, Beaumont murder suspect should be set free, attorney argues (Beaumont Enterprise)
The attorney representing a Beaumont man whose murder trial twice ended in a mistrial hopes to free his client on the basis that a third trial set to begin Monday would amount to double jeopardy.
Attorney: Calif. cops shot bystander intentionally (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for the family of a young man shot to death by police in California says he believes the shooting was intentional.
Jeffs's attorney arrested (UPI)
IVINS, Utah, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- An attorney representing jailed polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has been arrested on suspicion of public intoxication, police in Utah said.
Attorney: Calif. cops shot bystander intentionally (The State)
An attorney for the family of a young man shot to death by police in California says he believes the shooting was intentional. Attorney Mark Algorri told the San Bernardino Sun on Saturday that Daniel Balandran was targeted without warning during the armed robbery on Feb. 1. He says the 24-year-old Balandran was not told to put his hands up and not told to lie on the ground. Police say Balandran ...
Attorney: Calif. cops shot bystander intentionally (The Charlotte Observer)
(The Associated Press) An attorney for the family of a young man shot to death by police in California says he believes the shooting was intentional. Attorney Mark Algorri told the San Bernardino Sun on Saturday that Daniel Balandran was targeted without warning during the armed robbery on Feb. 1. He says the 24-year-old Balandran was not told to put his hands up and not told to lie on the ...
Attorney: Calif. man shot and killed by police during robbery was targeted intentionally (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
CHINO, Calif. - An attorney for the family of a young man shot to death by police in California says he believes the shooting was intentional. Attorney Mark Algorri told the San Bernardino Sun on Saturday that Daniel Balandran was targeted without warning during the armed robbery on Feb. 1.
Attorney: Calif. cops shot bystander intentionally (KHQ Spokane)
Associated Press - February 8, 2009 11:43 PM ET CHINO, Calif. (AP) - An attorney for the family of a young man shot to death by police in California says he believes the shooting was...
Death threats against British teenager's mother: Indian lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The mother of a British teenager who was found dead on an Indian beach nearly a year ago has been advised not to return to the country because of death threats, her lawyer said Monday.
Jeffs attorney arrested in southern Utah (The Arizona Republic)
SALT LAKE CITY - Police say a Salt Lake City attorney who defended polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs in a 2007 criminal trial has been arrested in southern Utah.
Local officials vie for U.S. attorney post (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
HAMMOND | A Lake Criminal Court judge, a Democratic insider and a former Indiana attorney general are among those interested in nabbing the area's coveted U.S. attorney position.
Attorney for killer seeks execution stay (Montgomery Advertiser)
MOBILE -- An attorney for Alabama death row inmate Danny Joe Bradley has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block his lethal injection set for Thursday for the 1983 rape and murder of his 12-year-old stepdaughter.
'Torture' case lawyer comes to UK (BBC News)
A US military lawyer travels to Britain to urge the Foreign Office to press harder for the release of a UK resident from Guantanamo Bay.
'Torture' case lawyer comes to UK (BBC News)
A US military lawyer travels to Britain to urge the Foreign Office to press harder for the release of a UK resident from Guantanamo Bay.
Health care lawyer in preventative mode (Fort Worth Business Press)
Terri DeSio knew she wanted to be a lawyer from the time she was very young. What she didn’t know as a girl, though, was that she would work in health care while earning her law degree, and that she would then complete
Attorney says victim was shot intentionally (CBS 47 Fresno)
An attorney for the family of a young man shot to death by Chino police says he believes the shooting was intentional.
Mahopac attorney wins $3.1 million verdict for injured cop (Mid-Hudson News)
MAHOPAC — A Mahopac attorney has won a $3.1 million jury verdict for a New York City cop seriously injured in upper Manhattan.
Baton Rouge lawyer suspended and facing disbarment (WAFB Baton Rouge)
A long-time Baton Rouge lawyer has been suspended by the Louisiana Supreme Court for alleged misconduct and now faces disbarment.
Lawyer: Ex-Pa. Sen. Vincent Fumo will take stand (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former state senator in Pennsylvania, Vincent Fumo, will take the stand Monday to defend himself in his federal corruption trial.
Lawyer: Ex-Pa. Sen. Vincent Fumo will take stand (Las Cruces Sun-News)
Lawyer: Ex-Pa. Sen. Vincent Fumo will take stand
Lawyer: Fumo will take stand in corruption trial (WFMJ Youngstown)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former state Sen. Vincent Fumo will take the stand Monday to defend himself in his 139-count federal corruption trial. Defense lawyer Dennis Cogan says the 65-year-old Fumo will be on the stand for about a day for direct questioning.
Columbia attorney gets nod to lead state GOP (The State)
South Carolina's two U.S. Senators have endorsed Columbia attorney Kevin Hall as the next chairman of the state Republican Party. In an e-mail obtained by The State, U.S. Sens. Jim DeMint and Lindsey Graham said that Hall will continue to build on the success of exiting chairman Katon Dawson. "From coordinating phone banks to assisting in campaign strategy, he has served in just about every ...
Madison attorney chosen as businesswoman of year (The Capital Times)
A Madison attorney has been selected as the area's professional business woman of the year. Jennifer Krueger, a partner at the law firm Murphy Desmond, will get the award at the 7th annual Business Women's Expo on Monday at the Madison Marriott West.
Quinn Picks Chief Of Staff, Chief Lawyer (CBS 2 Chicago)
New Gov. Pat Quinn is putting together his team of top advisers by picking a longtime children's advocate as his new chief of staff and a government reform commission attorney as his chief lawyer.
Attorney for Warren Jeffs arrested for public intoxication (KTNV Las Vegas)
Police say a Salt Lake City attorney who defended polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs in a 2007 criminal trial has been arrested in southern Utah.  Purgatory Correctional Facility booking records show Walter "Wally" Bugden was arrested at 1:38 a.m. Saturday by police in Ivins on suspicion of public intoxication.
Attorney general is reviewing state secret claims (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By DEVLIN BARRETT Eric Holder, the new attorney general, has ordered a review of all claims of state secrets, which were used under President Bush to shield controversial anti-terrorism programs from lawsuits. The so-called state secrets privilege was invoked by the previous administration to stymie a lawsuit challenging the government's warrantless wiretapping program. "The attorney general ...
Attorney general is reviewing state secret claims (San Francisco Chronicle)
Eric Holder, the new attorney general, has ordered a review of all claims of state secrets, which were used under President Bush to shield controversial anti-terrorism programs from lawsuits. The so-called state secrets privilege was invoked by the previous...
Eugene attorney to be Oregon's new Solicitor General (KVAL Eugene)
Eugene attorney Jerome Lidz, a partner in the Harrang Long firm, will be the new Solicitor General, the top appellate lawyer in the Oregon Department of Justice.
Attorney general is reviewing state secret claims (AP via Yahoo! News)
Eric Holder, the new attorney general, has ordered a review of all claims of state secrets, which were used under President Bush to shield controversial anti-terrorism programs from lawsuits.
Murder suspect fires lawyer (News 24 South Africa)
The murder trial of a man accused of killing a woman in her Sandton home has been postponed because the accused fired his lawyer.
Suspended attorney gets to keep $10,441 check (Sun-Sentinel)
The suspended Palm Beach County attorney who won a disputed judicial race, only to be blocked from the bench by the Florida Supreme Court, gets to keep his first paycheck after all.
Clayton Township Board fires attorney Steve Iamarino during special meeting (The Flint Journal)
Steve Iamarino CLAYTON TOWNSHIP, Michigan — Attorney Steve Iamarino was fired by the Clayton Township Board during a special meeting Friday. According to draft minutes from the special meeting, the board voted to reject Iamarino's contract, which was approved by...
Attorney general is reviewing state secret claims (AP via Yahoo! News)
Eric Holder, the new attorney general, has ordered a review of all claims of state secrets, which were used under President Bush to shield controversial anti-terrorism programs from lawsuits.