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Quadriplegic lawyer from Thunder Bay, Ont., reaches North Pole (Canoe Travel)
THUNDER BAY, Ont. - A lawyer from the northern Ontario city of Thunder Bay has become the first known quadriplegic to reach the North Pole.
Recession causing lawyer layoffs at big firms (The San Francisco Examiner)
FILE - In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Antone Dias joins a line of hundreds of people at a job fair sponsored by Monster.com in New York. Dias, a lawyer from West New York, N.J., lost his position with a law firm. In America, there are always people to sue or contracts to negotiate, right?
Lawyer: Georgetown settles lawsuit from police officer's sexual assault (CBS 42 Austin)
The lawyer for the woman sexually assaulted by former Georgetown police officer Jimmy Fennell says his client received a more than $100,000 settlement from the city.
Brent Batten: School Board should have lesson plan for hiring attorney (Naples Daily News)
Given the nature of their work, you’d like to think the Collier County School Board would be adept at learning lessons. The board was taught one such lesson more than two years ago when then- School Board Attorney Richard Withers negotiated a contract for his services. This week, as the board considers hiring John Fishbane as its new attorney, a quick review is in order.
Oakland attorney is city's 30th homicide of year (San Diego Union-Tribune)
An attorney for a prominent law firm became Oakland's 30th homicide of the year over the weekend.
Lawyer wants Spears to testify on his behalf (MSNBC)
A lawyer who previously attempted to get Britney Spears out of her conservatorship has asked for the pop star to appear in court on his behalf, now that he has been targeted with a restraining order by the singer’s conservatorship.
Kelly, top criminal defense lawyer, suspended (Wisconsin State Journal)
T. Christopher Kelly, one of Madison's most prominent criminal defense attorneys, has been temporarily suspended from practicing law by the Wisconsin Supreme Court for failing to cooperate with the Office of Lawyer Regulation as it investigated complaints from five clients.
Minor asks Attorney General Holder to support furlough (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Imprisoned former Mississippi lawyer Paul Minor wants U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to support a prison furlough so Minor can spend time with his dying wife.
L.C. prosecutor declines interest in judgeship, U.S. attorney post (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
CROWN POINT | Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter on Monday respectfully declined any attempts to appoint him Northern Indiana's first black federal judge or U.S. attorney.
Octoplet mom attorney: Nadya Suleman close to inking reality TV deal (Reality TV World)
Nadya Suleman's attorney says the single, unemployed U.S. mother of 14 kids, including newborn octuplets, is close to inking a TV deal.
Foreign Trusts Allege N.Y. Lawyer 'Shamelessly Looted' Millions From Bank Accounts (Law.com)
The owners of five Liechtenstein-based trusts have sued a New York lawyer with 60 years experience in international estate planning, alleging he "shamelessly looted" in excess of $15 million from the clients for more than a decade. A lawyer who represents the plaintiffs alleged that Winthrop Ross Munyan "looted" money from the bank accounts that he was meant to manage, "all while living the high ...
South Milwaukee fire chief's lawyer claims staffing dispute behind ouster effort (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
A lawyer representing Fire Chief Jay Behling accused the city firefighters union of having "an ax to grind" in seeking to oust Behling for making racist comments.
Source: District attorney to drop charges against DeNaples in casino case (The Patriot-News)
Dauphin County District Attorney Edward M. Marsico Jr. is expected to announce the withdrawal of charges today against millionaire casino owner Louis DeNaples and a priest, a source close to the investigation said Monday night.
B.C. attorney general watching Taser inquiry to see if new evidence arises (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
VANCOUVER, B.C. - B.C. Attorney General Wally Oppal says the four RCMP officers who testified at the inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver's airport could still face charges after the inquiry, but so far there is nothing to suggest that might happen.
Laramie attorney, wife bound to district court for conspiracy to sell ecstasy (Laramie Boomerang)
A Laramie attorney and his wife who are accused of conspiring to sell methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA or ecstasy) near Spring Creek Elementary School had their cases bound over to district court on Monday.
B.C. Attorney General watches Taser inquiry to see if new evidence arises (CNews)
VANCOUVER, B.C. - RCMP officers who testified at the inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver's airport could still face charges after the inquiry but so far there is nothing to suggest that might happen, B.C. Attorney General Wally Oppal said Monday.
Detainee's freedom is attorney's goal (Pioneer Press)
Ali Yousuf Diriye sits in the Ramsey County Jail, but his attorney implored the government Monday to release him for humanitarian reasons.
Artist's lawyer says 7 vandalism charges dismissed (Boston Globe)
Citing a lack of evidence, a Boston Municipal Court clerk-magistrate yesterday rejected some of the vandalism charges Boston police are trying to bring against celebrated graffiti artist Frank Shepard Fairey, Fairey's lawyer said.
Foreign Trusts Allege N.Y. Lawyer 'Shamelessly Looted' Millions From Bank Accounts (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The owners of five Liechtenstein-based trusts have sued a New York lawyer with 60 years experience in international estate planning, alleging he "shamelessly looted" in excess of $15 million from the clients for more than a decade.
Tulsa attorney Darven Brown dies at age 83 (Tulsa World)
Darven L. Brown, who served as attorney for the Urban Renewal Authority/Tulsa Development Authority for decades, died Saturday in Houston while awaiting a heart operation. He was 83.
Attorney Bruno Brunini of East Hanover presents a good case to get a job (The Star-Ledger)
Bruno Brunini of East Hanover TODAY'S APPLICANT Bruno Brunini of East Hanover has more than 15 years of experience in corporate law. He was laid off last year from his job as an in-house attorney for a telecommunications firm....
Elections board, lawyer accused of misconduct (The Toledo Blade)
In a court filing Monday, a close ally of Lucas County Republican Chairman Jon Stainbrook accused the County Board of Elections and its lawyer of conspiracy and misconduct. The filing was made in a public records dispute before the Ohio 6th District Court of Appeals. Kelly Bensman, a member of the party's executive committee, first filed the lawsuit against the board in July, demanding release ...
Fairground’s public meeting tonight on future development; County attorney says there is no risk of reversion (Montrose Daily Press)
MONTROSE — The Montrose County attorney didn’t agree entirely with Montrose attorney Frank Woodrow’s letter to commissioners last week regarding the fairgrounds property and use restrictions contained in the deed.
Brent Batten: Collier School Board should have lesson plan for hiring attorney (Naples Daily News)
Given the nature of their work, you’d like to think the Collier County School Board would be adept at learning lessons. The board was taught one such lesson more than two years ago when then- School Board Attorney Richard Withers negotiated a contract for his services. This week, as the board considers hiring John Fishbane as its new attorney, a quick review is in order.
Khadr's lawyer back on case after spat with bosses (CTV.ca)
Omar Khadr's military lawyer was back at his Pentagon desk Monday following a battle of wills with his superior who had him ousted from his position and locked out of his office without access to his files 10 days ago.
Assistant state's attorney to work for Vermilion board (The Champaign News-Gazette)
DANVILLE – Vermilion County Assistant State's Attorney Bill Donahue has taken on a new role for the county. In addition to prosecuting drug cases, he's serving as the Vermilion County Board's on-staff attorney, eliminating the county's need to hire a private attorney on contract. In early December, Donahue was hired as assistant state's attorney by Vermilion County State's Attorney Randy ...
District Attorney Howard Boney to retire (The Wilson Times)
Howard Boney, the district attorney for the Seventh Judicial District, which encompasses Wilson, Nash and Edgecombe counties, issued a press release around 2 this afternoon announcing his retirement e ...
UK body cites lawyer for press freedom work (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
For his work in the class action suit filed by journalists against First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo, lawyer Harry Roque has been nominated for one of the most prestigious press freedom awards in the United Kingdom.
Lawyer quits Burlco Democratic committee over case (Courier-Post)
MOUNT LAUREL - A lawyer and politician has quit the Burlington County Democratic Committee because of a dispute over her representation of an illegal immigrant.
Nowak attorney blasts state (Florida Today)
An attorney for former astronaut Lisa Nowak filed a motion Monday in Orange-Osceola Circuit Court, seeking sanctions against the state for failing to turn over evidence.
Lawyer: Client Killed Deputy In Self-Defense (KELO Sioux Falls)
A lawyer for 19-year-old Ethan Johns says his client acted in self-defense when he shot and killed a Turner County deputy sheriff.
Lawyer quits Burlington County Democratic Committee due to unauthorized immigrant client (The Star-Ledger)
A lawyer and politician has quit the Burlington County Democratic Committee because of a dispute due to her representation of an unauthorized immigrant. Tracy Riley said she believes everyone deserves representation....
Lawyer: Demjanjuk could arrive in Germany Wed. (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
MUNICH (AP) - A German lawyer for retired Ohio autoworker John Demjanjuk (dehm-YAHN'-yuk) says his client could arrive in that country very soon to face charges he served as a Nazi death camp guard.
Lawyer quits Democratic committee over illegal immigrant case (Asbury Park Press)
A lawyer and politician has quit the Burlington County Democratic Committee because of a dispute over her representation of an illegal immigrant.
Attorney of Monmouth man involved in divorce naming Bruce Springsteen opposes sealing file (The Star-Ledger)
The attorney of a Monmouth County man who claims Bruce Springsteen broke up his 17-year marriage said he opposes sealing the divorce file to the public, as a Superior Court judge in Ocean County is expected to decide this afternoon...
Ex-Astronaut's Attorney Blasts Florida State Officials (SPACE.com)
An attorney for former astronaut Lisa Nowak filed a motion Monday in Orange-Osceola Circuit Court, seeking sanctions against the state for failing to turn over evidence.
Demjanjuk lawyer: Deportation to Germany imminent (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
A lawyer for John Demjanjuk (dem-YAHN'-yuk) says U.S. immigration officials have told him they want to pick up the Ohio man for deportation on Tuesday to Germany, where an arrest warrant alleges the frail 89-year-old was a Nazi death camp guard.
Wis. appeals court: Menard must rehire attorney (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A state appeals court says home improvement chain Menard Inc. must rehire an attorney who received about $1.5 million in back pay and damages after winning a discrimination claim.
Comcast Took ‘Revenge’ for Not Getting NFL Games, Attorney Says (Bloomberg)
April 14 (Bloomberg) -- Comcast Corp. offered “a very substantial sum” to secure the rights to eight live National Football League games , and retaliated when it didn’t get them, an attorney for the league told a judge today.
Coleman attorney: Appeal next week in Senate fight (Washington Post)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Republican Norm Coleman's attorney says an appeal of his Minnesota Senate election trial loss probably won't come until next week.
Demjanjuk lawyer: Deportation to Germany imminent (Boston Herald)
CLEVELAND - A lawyer for John Demjanjuk said U.S. immigration officials have told him they want to pick up the Ohio man today for deportation to Germany, where an arrest...
Attorney: Suspect in Livonia man's killing also a victim (Detroit Free Press)
The attorney for a prison parolee charged in the kidnapping and killing of a Livonia man last month said this morning that his client also was a victim.
Demjanjuk lawyer: Deportation to Germany imminent (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for John Demjanjuk said U.S. immigration officials have told him they want to pick up the retired Ohio autoworker on Tuesday for deportation to Germany, where an arrest warrant alleges the frail 89-year-old was a Nazi death camp guard.
Coleman attorney: Appeal won't come this week (Minnesota Public Radio)
Republican Norm Coleman's appeal of his Minnesota Senate trial loss probably won't come until next week, his attorney said Tuesday.
Coleman attorney: Appeal won't come this week (Pioneer Press)
Republican Norm Coleman's appeal of his Minnesota Senate trial loss probably won't come until next week, his attorney said today.
Soldier's lawyer says no evidence of Iraq slayings (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a U.S. Army master sergeant accused of hatching a plan to kill four bound and blindfolded Iraqis in 2007 continued Tuesday to suggest that there was no physical evidence the killings even happened.
Wis. Appeals: Menard's Must Rehire Attorney (WCCO Minneapolis - St. Paul)
Home improvement chain Menard Inc. must rehire an attorney who has already received about $1.5 million in back pay and damages after winning a pay discrimination claim, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Top govt. lawyer delays her Supreme Court debut (AP via Yahoo! News)
Elena Kagan, the Obama administration's top Supreme Court lawyer, is passing up the chance to make her first high-court argument in a big case over minority voting rights.
Foreign Trusts Allege N.Y. Lawyer 'Shamelessly Looted' Millions From Bank Accounts (Law.com)
The owners of five Liechtenstein-based trusts have sued a New York lawyer with 60 years experience in international estate planning, alleging he "shamelessly looted" in excess of $15 million from the clients for more than a decade. A lawyer who represents the plaintiffs alleged that Winthrop Ross Munyan "looted" money from the bank accounts that he was meant to manage, "all while living the high ...
Lawyer: Accused shooter says he was being robbed (Daily Record)
The defense lawyer for a Dover man accused of shooting a female acquaintance in the face last week said today his client believed the woman was robbing him and he suffered a broken right arm when her companion allegedly tried to grab the revolver from him.