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Residents need Duro, attorney says (The Press-Enterprise)
A Coachella Valley mobile home park that houses thousands of migrant farmworkers is dirty and dangerous but should stay open because there is no where else for them to go, an attorney said Tuesday as a trial to decide its fate got under way.
NAACP Calls for District Attorney to Resign (NBC 15 Mobile)
Former Assistant District Attorney Steve Giardini's departure from the D.A.'s office has set off a fire storm of events, including a call by the local chapter of the NAACP, for...
Miami attorney on faith council (Miami Herald)
The White House has named Nancy Ratzan, a Miami attorney and president of the New York-based National Council of Jewish Women, to a faith-based advisory council along with eight other new members.
State attorney general to address ethics at UNC event (Greeley Tribune)
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will give the keynote address during an event devoted to business ethics today at the University of Northern Colorado's Monfort College of Business.
Detroit lawyer sues over demotion (Detroit Free Press)
The City of Detroit's former top lawyer sued the city Tuesday, saying that she was illegally demoted when she described the 36th District Court as a "ghetto court." Kathleen Leavey, who is white in a court where most judges are black, said in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court that she was not talking about race when she criticized the courthouse Jan. 14.
First RP hacking case settled--lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
(UPDATE) The first reported cybercrime case in the country has been settled, a lawyer of the defendant said.
Bar checks complaints about Casey Anthony's attorney (Orlando Sentinel)
The Florida Bar is looking into Casey Anthony's attorney José Baez again. A Bar spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday that the inquiry involves private investigator Dominic Casey, who has worked for Baez and the Anthony family. Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee Marie. A month before Caylee's remains were found near her home, Dominic Casey searched for her ...
Angola: More Magistrates Needed, Attorney General (AllAfrica.com)
Huambo — Angolan attorney general, João Maria de Sousa, on tuesday said that the shortage of magistrates may be overcome with the increase of the training capacity of the National Institute of Judiciary Studies (INEJ).
Attorney: County nixed settlement in Bible park suit (Knoxville News Sentinel)
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Rutherford County officials declined to settle an $11 million lawsuit for rejecting Bible Park USA before it was filed in federal court last Friday, an attorney for the plaintiffs said.
Microsoft stole patent, lawyer claims (Boston Globe)
PROVIDENCE - Microsoft Corp. stole a Singapore company's patented invention used to deter piracy and should pay more than $558 million in royalties, a lawyer told a federal court jury.
Wausau attorney Gene Linehan defeated in Bayfield County judge race (Wausau Daily Herald)
WASHBURN Wausau attorney Gene Linehan was defeated Tuesday in his bid to become circuit court judge in Bayfield County.
Baker Attorney: prosecutors broke the law (KXXV Waco)
Matt Baker's attorney Richard Ellison said the District Attorney's Office broke the law. That's why he filed a motion on Monday claiming the DA's Office was unprofessional and unethical in it's actions in the past week.
Khadr's lawyer says he's shut out despite ruling (CTV.ca)
A war of wills around the military defence of Omar Khadr raged Wednesday as the Canadian's Pentagon-appointed lawyer said he remained shut out of his office and computer system even though a judge ordered him back on the Guantanamo Bay detainee's case.
Parents of hurt child say embattled attorney Clark Cone mishandled lawsuit (The Palm Beach Post)
The fallout from the downfall of a once respected West Palm Beach attorney continues.
Famous Defense Lawyer Meeting With Convicted Killer (WCSH 6 Portland)
(NEWS CENTER) -- Famous defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey is meeting with convicted child killer Dennis Dechaine at the Maine State Prison Wednesday.
Judge reinstates Guantanamo lawyer fired by US (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
A judge has reinstated a Canadian Guantanamo prisoner's military defense lawyer who was fired by his Pentagon bosses.
Bar checks complaints about Casey Anthony's attorney (Sun-Sentinel)
The Florida Bar is looking into Casey Anthony's attorney Jose Baez again.
Village attorney, manager ousters demanded by trustees (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
MONTICELLO Two top village officials came under fire Monday night after the Board of Trustees rejected the reappointment of Village Attorney Jacob Billig and voted down a proposal to dismiss Village Manager Zachary Kelson.
Judge: Ex-Sen. Coniglio's lawyer can't argue lawmaker was target of political prosecution (The Star-Ledger)
John O'Boyle/The Star-LedgerHeadshot of Senator Joseph Coniglio at the Statehouse in Trenton in March 2002. A federal judge today denied a request from Joseph Coniglio's lawyer to argue to the jury that the former Democratic state senator was the target...
Detroit lawyer sues over 'ghetto' crack (UPI)
DETROIT, April 8 (UPI) -- A lawyer for the City of Detroit says she was discriminated against when she was demoted after making a remark about a "ghetto court."
Density targets to add new dimension to OMB hearings: city lawyer (Ottawa Business Journal)
Ottawa's proposed residential intensification targets could be a new tool for developers and community groups battling over building densities at the Ontario Municipal Board, a city lawyer has said.
Attorney General Replaces Head of Justice Dept. Watchdog Unit (Bloomberg)
April 8 (Bloomberg) -- Attorney General Eric Holder replaced the head of the Justice Department’s professional ethics office after a U.S. judge criticized the department for its handling of charges against former Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska.
Attorney vows to correct error in Orange school-closing plan (Orlando Sentinel)
An attorney for Orange County Public Schools said today that the district staff is searching for five new members to appoint to a biracial committee that was supposed to review controversial plans to close six elementary schools and rezone thousands of elementary- and middle-school students as a result.
Ex-Attorney Sentenced To 2 Years On Drug Conviction (WLWT-TV Cincinnati)
A prominent former attorney is ordered to serve two years in prison and another year of supervised release.
Attorney general warns U.S. prosecutors of increased scrutiny in wake of Stevens case (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday warned federal prosecutors of increased scrutiny in the wake of mistakes in the corruption case against former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.
Source: Judge Filed Complaint Against Casey's Attorney (WFTV 9 Orlando)
Jose Baez has been investigated by the Florida Bar before, but now sources tell Eyewitness News it's the judge in the case against Casey that's filed a complaint against Casey Anthony's own attorney. CASEY WITH DETECTIVES: Part 1 | 2 | 3 | Images LEE TALKS TO CASEY'S EX: Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Images PHOTOS RELEASED: Evidence | Personal | More CASEY IN CUSTODY: Audio Inside Deputy's Car
Defense attorney claims he has proof of misconduct by Santa Clara County prosecutors (San Jose Mercury News)
In an explosive opening argument Wednesday at a hearing to determine whether a suspect should be retried, a defense attorney said he has proof the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office conspired to withhold videotaped evidence to obtain a conviction against his client — including
Lawyer Touts Need for Indian Commission (New America Media)
A South Dakota lawyer who spent much of his career fighting for Indian rights says President Obama should consider creating a Native policy review commission to prioritize Indian social, economic and political problems before setting to work helping Indian Country.
Holder appoints attorney to head ethics office (The Hill)
Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday tapped a longtime U.S. attorney to head the office investigating the botched prosecution of former Sen....
TV report: Judge filed complaint against Casey Anthony's attorney (Orlando Sentinel)
Casey Anthony's attorney is the subject of a complaint before the Florida Bar Association -- a complaint filed by the judge in Anthony's murder case, an unnamed source told WFTV.
Cincinnati lawyer gets 2 years in drug case (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
CINCINNATI (AP) - A judge has ordered two years imprisonment for a lawyer who gained notoriety following the 2001 riots in Cincinnati and was recently convicted in a drug-related case.
Pentagon colonel stands by decision to fire Khadr's lawyer (Canada.com)
The Pentagon lawyer who fired Omar Khadr's military attorney says his decision should stand because the Canadian—born terror suspect has no right to any specific Pentagon-appointed representation.
Defense attorney claims he has proof of misconduct by Santa Clara County prosecutors (San Jose Mercury News)
In an explosive opening argument Wednesday, a defense attorney said he has proof the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office conspired to withhold videotaped evidence to obtain a conviction '” including documents that indicate the prosecutor lied when he said he didn't know about the taping.
Lufkin men get to see attorney general's swearing-in ceremony (The Lufkin Daily News)
When Lacy Chimney, president of Concerned Black Men of Lufkin, heard he might have a chance to see the new U.S. attorney general being sworn in last week in Washington, D.C., he jumped at the opportunity.
Fleetwood Mac Drummer Sues Attorney, Firm Over $4.5 Million in Fees (Law.com)
Fleetwood Mac's drummer and several business partners have sued their former attorney and Maine law firm Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson for putting them on the hook for $4.5 million in attorney fees sought by a BBC division related to a dispute over distribution rights to rare recordings. A Bernstein Shur shareholder said the Fleetwood group owes the firm more than $900,000 in fees, adding, ...
Hamilton County: Boydston trial on shoplifting charge possible, attorney says (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
The Hamilton County district attorney’s office confirmed Wednesday that it does not plan on giving Board of Education member Janice Boydston a pass on the charge that she stole about $40 worth of items from Wal-Mart last summer.
Lawmakers question Palin’s Attorney General Pick (Alaska Public Radio Network)
Wayne Anthony Ross today (Wednesday) had his first hearing before state lawmakers. He is Governor Sarah Palin’s pick for Attorney General. Ross reiterated his opinion that Alaska should not be the only state to have the federal government managing a large part of its fish and game resources. Senate Judiciary Chairman Hollis French pointed out [...]
Fleetwood Mac Drummer Sues Attorney, Firm Over $4.5 Million in Fees (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Fleetwood Mac's drummer and several business partners have sued their former attorney and Maine law firm Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson for putting them on the hook for $4.5 million in attorney fees sought by a BBC division related to a dispute over distribution rights to rare recordings.
Suit accuses city attorney of sexual harassment (The Stockton Record)
STOCKTON - Deputy City Attorney Lori Whittaker has sued Stockton and her boss, City Attorney Ren Nosky, claiming Nosky sexually harassed her and retaliated against her when she complained, and that city officials failed to stop him from doing so.
Gov. Charlie Crist appoints Broward lawyer to bench (Miami Herald)
Sunrise lawyer Ed Merrigan will be the newest edition to Broward County Court. On Tuesday, Gov. Charlie Crist announced Merrigan's appointment to the judgeship previously held by Robert Zack.
DA charges Zuma lawyer (iafrica.com)
The DA laid charges against Jacob Zuma's lawyer Michael Hulley and the NIA's deputy head.
Friends remember tenacious lawyer (The Republican)
AMHERST - Forceful. Intense. Tenacious. Thoughtful. Outspoken. The friends of Jonathan Z. Souweine, of Amherst, emptied the dictionary for him Wednesday in describing his life as a lawyer and a person.
Khadr's lawyer remains locked out (Kitchener - Waterloo Record)
TORONTO (Apr 9, 2009) -- A war of wills around the military defence of Omar Khadr raged yesterday as the Canadian's Pentagon-appointed lawyer said he remained shut out of his office and computer system even though a judge ordered him back on the Guantanamo Bay detainee's case.
Attorney's illness prompts mistrial (The Clarion-Ledger)
The murder and aggravated assault trial of a Jackson man came to a halt Wednesday because his attorney became ill.
Uganda: Lawyer to File Fresh Suit Against AYA (AllAfrica.com)
Kampala — CITY lawyer Muzamiru Kibeedi is to file a fresh suit in the High Court against AYA Investments to prove that the company owes him $2.4m in legal fees.
In these times, one job secure: bankruptcy lawyer (The Andover Townsman)
Even the big Boston law firms are not exempt from this economic downturn. Lawyers are facing layoffs, too. But, locally, a young lawyer has found his niche because his specialty is much-needed these days. Andover resident Jesse Redlener of Andover is a bankruptcy lawyer. In addition to years of training to learn bankruptcy codes, he is developing a creditor's rights practice group at his new ...
Attorney probed in threats against judges, lawyer (New York Daily News)
A Manhattan lawyer is under investigation for allegedly threatening a fellow attorney and two judges who handled his eviction case, police and law enforcement sources said Wednesday.
Libya prefers diplomatic solution to Kadhafi case: lawyer (Zawya)
GENEVA, Apr 09, 2009 (AFP) - Libya is suing authorities in the Swiss canton of Geneva over the arrest of one of the sons of its leader Moamer Kadhafi here last July, but still prefers a diplomatic solution, Tripoli's lawyer said Thursday.
Bass-playing lawyer defeats guitar giant (The Record and Herald News)
Ron Bienstock is a lawyer and a rock musician who combined those two parts of his life to gain what is perhaps the biggest legal victory of his career.
Ex-Bakker attorney joins Alamo defense (NWAnews.com)
Jailed evangelist Tony Alamo has added another attorney to his defense team — and this one has experience defending a religious leader in a high-profile case. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)