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Lawyer: Kilpatrick can't pay restitution (Moldova.org)
A lawyer notified a Michigan judge this week that former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick can pay only $6 monthly restitution, not $6,000.The lawyer, Michael Alan Schwartz, who just joined the ex-mayor's legal team, told the Detroit Free Press he may also try to have Judge David Groner taken off the case. He said Groner has a conflict because his brother-in-law is chief assistant to Wayne County ...
El-Rufai Hires US Lawyer to Fight Persecution (This Day)
Nasir El-Rufai, a popular Nigerian reformer who has faced nearly two years of investigations from trumped-up, politically-motivated charges has announced the retention of the well-known international lawyer Robert Amsterdam, of Amsterdam & Peroff.
District attorney hosts open forum (Parker Chronicle)
The 18th Judicial District Attorney Carol Chambers is reaching out to the community with the program “Coffee With Carol.”
Lawyer joins race to represent Forestville (The Bristol Press)
BRISTOL — A 29-year-old lawyer hopes to capture one of two open City Council seats in this fall’s municipal election to win the right to represent Forestville and South Bristol for the next two years.
Matthew McConaughey is The Lincoln Lawyer (Coming Soon)
Matthew McConaughey will star in The Lincoln Lawyer for Lakeshore Entertainment, reports Variety .
Judge calls Wichitan dishonest; lawyer says he's a victim (The Wichita Eagle)
Gary Krause is just a guy who got caught up in some tax changes that the IRS made in the mid-1980s, his lawyer said. Krause made it worse for himself, his lawyer said, when he chose to represent himself in court.
Veteran attorney joins law firm (The Sparta Independent)
Sparta Attorney Clark Geddis has joined the firm of Laddey, Clark & Ryan LLP, of Sparta.
Attorney: County not responsible in Marshall case (Penn State Collegian)
The attorney representing Centre County in a civil rights lawsuit re-emphasized his motion for dismissal Friday, saying in a legal brief the county cannot be held responsible for allegations of misconduct against former Assistant District Attorney Lance Marshall.
Attorney Frank J. Dito, Jr. Named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Attorney Frank J. Dito, Jr. Named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum recognizes lawyers who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
Indian lawyer gets award from Italian govt (The Times of India)
NEW DELHI: The Italian government has honoured lawyer Diljeet Titus, founder of law firm Titus & Co, with the 'Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity' award for promoting ties between India and Italy.
Attorney embarrassed by nude photos (Billings Gazette)
RIVERTON - Embarrassed, humiliated and ashamed were the words Fremont County Attorney Ed Newell used Friday following a press conference during which Riverton Mayor John Vincent accused Newell of sending pictures of nude women from his office computer to an employee at City Hall.
Moscow lawyer robbed of $150,000 outside Moscow (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
MOSCOW, March 29 (RIA Novosti) - Four armed men robbed a Moscow lawyer of about 5 million rubles ($150,000) at his country house in the Tver Region in central Russia, a local police spokesman said on Sunday.
Lawyer decries torture after 9/11 (The World)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A former State Department lawyer responsible for Guantanamo-related cases said Friday that the Bush administration overreacted after 9/11 and set up a system in which torture occurred.
Mumbai attacks: Court to decide lawyer for Kasab tomorrow (The Times of India)
A special court is likely to decide on Monday the matter of appointing a lawyer to represent Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist captured in 26/11 attacks.
Court to decide lawyer for Kasab tomorrow (Business Standard India)
A special court here is likely to decide tomorrow the matter of appointing a lawyer from the state legal aid cell to represent Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist captured during the November 26 Mumbai attacks.
In economic crisis, legal fees can be saved, attorney says (The Daily Item)
In an economic crisis in which personal finances matter more than ever, the smart money is on drawing up a will rather than creating a living trust, said a Lewisburg attorney who handles probate issues.
Attorney faces felony charges (Lake Geneva Regional News)
March 25, 2009 | 10:11 AM Elkhorn — Its a tale of drugs and money and its landed a Williams Bay attorney in hot water. Criminal charges were filed Friday against Stephen M. Compton, 44, who allegedly was found in possession of heroin and cocaine during a search of a Lake Geneva apartment.
Mumbai attacks: Court to decide lawyer for Kasab tomorrow (The Times of India)
MUMBAI: A special court here is likely to decide on Monday the matter of appointing a lawyer from the state legal aid cell to represent Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist captured during the November 26 Mumbai attacks.
Lawyer for seller of alleged Biden daughter video quits (Newsday)
A lawyer representing the anonymous seller peddling a videotape that purportedly shows cocaine use by a woman who closely resembles Vice President Joseph Biden's daughter has pulled out, entertainment Web site RadarOnline.com said Sunday.
Man who stabbed lawyer in court deemed 'habitual criminal,' sentenced (Reno Gazette-Journal)
A Reno man convicted on burglary and car-theft charges after stabbing his lawyer with a pencil in court was found by a judge to be a habitual criminal on Friday and sentenced to two life prison terms without the possibility of parole.
Court to decide lawyer for Kasab (Central Chronicle)
Agencies Mumbai, March 29: A special court here is likely to decide on Monday the matter of appointing a lawyer from the state legal aid cell to represent Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist captured during the November 26 Mumbai attacks.
Attorney Frank J. Dito, Jr. Named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (PRWeb)
Attorney Frank J. Dito, Jr. Named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum recognizes lawyers who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. (PRWeb Mar 29, 2009) Read the full story at ...
Wife, grandchildren of prominent attorney held hostage in home invasion (Miami News-Record)
The wife and grandchildren of a prominent Miami attorney were held hostage during an invasion of their home Thursday morning. Ottawa County Sheriff Terry Durborow said two black males entered the residence, east of Miami, at approximately 10 a.m.
Denver attorney to be sworn in as new lawmaker (KRDO Colorado Springs)
Associated Press - March 29, 2009 5:14 PM ET DENVER (AP) - Businessman and attorney Daniel Kagan will be sworn in as the new state representative for House District 3, which covers...
Lawyer joins race to represent Forestville (The Bristol Press)
BRISTOL — A 29-year-old lawyer hopes to capture one of two open City Council seats in this fall’s municipal election to win the right to represent Forestville and South Bristol for the next two years.
Denver Attorney To Be Sworn In As New Lawmaker (CBS4 Denver)
Businessman and attorney Daniel Kagan will be sworn in as the new state representative for House District 3, which covers south-central Denver and Cherry Hills Village.
Attorney faces felony charges (Lake Geneva Regional News)
March 25, 2009 | 10:11 AM Elkhorn — Its a tale of drugs and money and its landed a Williams Bay attorney in hot water. Criminal charges were filed Friday against Stephen M. Compton, 44, who allegedly was found in possession of heroin and cocaine during a search of a Lake Geneva apartment.
Cat owner's lawyer wants Jersey City to turn probe over to state (El Nuevo)
The lawyer for the owner of a cat dumped in Lincoln Park last month by two Jersey City animal control officers is demanding the city hands over its internal investigation to the state.
Attorney insists client not competent for trial (Athens Banner-Herald)
The attorney for a mentally ill man accused of stabbing an Athens-Clarke police officer nearly to death wants another jury to consider whether the defendant is competent to stand trial.
Attorney general offers opinion on expiration of court commissions (Knoxville News Sentinel)
NASHVILLE - There will be no legal way to fill vacancies on the Tennessee Supreme Court or appeals courts starting July 1 if the Legislature allows two commissions to expire, according to a state attorney general's opinion.
Attorney general offers opinion on expiration of court commissions (Knoxville News Sentinel)
NASHVILLE - There will be no legal way to fill vacancies on the Tennessee Supreme Court or appeals courts starting July 1 if the Legislature allows two commissions to expire, according to a state attorney general's opinion.
Lawyer accuses Worcester DA of incompetence in murder case (Boston Globe)
The day after a jury found an Uxbridge man not guilty by reason of insanity in the slaying of his mother, his lawyer accused Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. of incompetence for insisting that Lee F. Chiero be tried for first-degree murder despite the opinions of three mental health experts that he was mentally ill.
District attorney hosts open forum (Parker Chronicle)
The 18th Judicial District Attorney Carol Chambers is reaching out to the community with the program “Coffee With Carol.”
Lawyer named for Mumbai suspect (BBC News)
A lawyer is appointed for Ajmal Amir Qasab, the sole known surviving suspect from last November's Mumbai (Bombay) attacks.
Veteran attorney joins law firm (The Sparta Independent)
Sparta Attorney Clark Geddis has joined the firm of Laddey, Clark & Ryan LLP, of Sparta.
Lawyer named for Mumbai suspect (BBC News)
A lawyer is appointed for Ajmal Amir Qasab, the sole known surviving suspect from the Mumbai (Bombay) attacks.
India appoints lawyer for Mumbai attacks suspect (AFP via Yahoo! News)
India on Monday finally appointed a lawyer for the lone Islamist militant suspect captured by police during the Mumbai attacks, four months after his high-profile arrest.
Court appoints lawyer for Mumbai gunman (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
An Indian court appointed a lawyer Monday for the only gunman charged in last year's terror attacks in Mumbai and said trial proceedings will start in a special court on April 6.
Renowned Workplace Legal Expert and Attorney Robin Bond (www.robinbond.com) Hires Adam Kluger Public Relations ... (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Earlier today AKPR announced it has been hired by attorney Robin Bond , a charismatic workplace legal expert and former prosecutor from Philadelphia, PA.
Asian tycoon Nina Wang's final will forged, says lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for the family of late tycoon Nina Wang said Monday he had proof that a will granting billions to her feng shui master was forged, heating up the bitter legal battle for one of Asia's largest fortunes.
SC junks lawyer's claim vs PLDT, PCGG (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
The Supreme Court dismissed a lawyer's claim that the Philippine Long Distance Co. (PLDT) and the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) owed him P273 million for over two years of service, PCGG Commissioner Jaime Bautista said on Monday.
Court Appoints Lawyer For Mumbai Terror Suspect (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - A special sessions court in Mumbai, has appointed a lawyer for Amir Ajmal Kasab, the lone Pakistan surviving terrorist of last November 26 Islamlic terror attacks on India's financial capital Mumbai, reports say.
Angola: State Attorney General Advises Detainees to Rethink About Their Lives (AllAfrica.com)
The attorney general of the Republic of Angola, João Maria de Sousa, Friday in Ombadja locality, southern Cunene province, recommended the prisoners of the Péu-Péu detention centre, to think about having a better life after serving their sentence.
Lawyer for Mumbai Attack Gunman Requests Security (Update1) (Bloomberg)
March 30 (Bloomberg) -- Indian lawyer Anjali Waghmare requested protection from security services after her appointment to defend Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman who attacked Mumbai in November.
Lawyer: Ex-US officials must face torture charges (AP via Yahoo! News)
Six former Bush administration officials accused in a Spanish complaint of sanctioning the torture of terror suspects should come to Spain to face justice, a human rights lawyer urged Monday.
India appoints lawyer for accused Mumbai attacker (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
India appointed Monday a lawyer to defend the man accused of being the lone surviving gunman in last year's Mumbai attacks, a government lawyer said.
Lawyer backs off alleged Biden tape (UPI)
WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- Washington lawyer Thomas Dunlap says he no longer represents the owner of a tape that purports to show Vice President Joe Biden's daughter snorting cocaine.
Lawyer: Dan Gilbert didn't start fight (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer for Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert said today that an intoxicated David Hall, and not Gilbert, was the aggressor in the recent bar mitzvah altercation making headlines.
Police Say Underage Drinking Party Held At City Attorney's Home (WMUR New Hampshire)
Police in Portsmouth broke up a party over the weekend at a house owned by the assistant city attorney.
Lawyer: Ex-US officials must face torture charges (AP via Yahoo! News)
Six former Bush administration officials accused in a Spanish complaint of sanctioning the torture of terror suspects should come to Spain to face justice, a human rights lawyer urged Monday.