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Suspended West Hollywood Attorney Pleads No Contest to Felonies (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
Suspended West Hollywood defense attorney Crane Stephen Landis has pled no contest to four felony counts of engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.
Lawyer: Peterson taking charges "very seriously" (WAVE 3 Louisville)
A lawyer for Drew Peterson says his client takes the first-degree murder charges leveled against him "very seriously."
Attorney for Peterson downplays charges (UPI)
CHICAGO, May 8 (UPI) -- Attorney Joel Brodsky said Friday during appearances on U.S. morning news shows the case against his client, Drew Peterson, is circumstantial at best.
Calif. attorney pleads no contest in loan scheme (KMIR 6 Palm Springs)
NEVADA CITY, Calif. (AP) - A Grass Valley attorney and real estate broker has pleaded no contest to 59 counts of grand theft, embezzlement and securities violations.
Calif. attorney pleads no contest in loan scheme (FOX 11 Santa Maria)
Associated Press - May 8, 2009 1:34 PM ET NEVADA CITY, Calif. (AP) - A Grass Valley attorney and real estate broker has pleaded no contest to 59 counts of grand theft, embezzlement and...
Attorney denies Wesleyan suspect targeted school (AP via Yahoo! News)
A defense attorney says a man accused of killing a Wesleyan University student denies targeting anyone at the school, despite journal entries that indicate otherwise.
Calif. attorney pleads no contest in loan scheme (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A Grass Valley, Calif., attorney and real estate broker has pleaded no contest to 59 counts of grand theft, embezzlement and securities violations.
Blagojevich lawyer agrees to take $110-an-hour fee (AP via Yahoo! News)
The top lawyer for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich reluctantly agreed Friday to be paid far below the rate some lawyers usually charge in return for being allowed to tap his $2.3 million campaign fund.
Pirate Bay attorney outlines arguments for appeal (CNET)
Peter Althin, an attorney for a defendant in the high-profile case, tells CNET News that his appeal is about more than just the judge's alleged conflict of interest.
Judge refers lawyer for prosecution in Dole fraud (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A judge who has found a massive fraud by purported Nicaraguan banana workers against U.S. food giant Dole says she is referring the Los Angeles lawyer who engineered the scheme to the State Bar and other agencies for prosecution.
Lawyer faces contempt charges in pesticide case against Dole (Los Angeles Times)
A judge orders a hearing for Juan J. Dominguez after Nicaraguan plaintiffs testify that they were recruited and promised lavish payouts to pose as victimized banana farmers. A Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will face contempt charges and possible prison time for an alleged scheme to defraud Dole Food Co. of billions of dollars by falsely claiming that Nicaraguan banana farmers were rendered ...
Lawyer: Culp shot wife in face by accident (UPI)
NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- Thomas Culp's lawyer insists the U.S. man shot his wife Connie in the face by accident and hopes to reunite with her when he gets out of prison.
Judge refers lawyer for prosecution in Dole fraud (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A judge who found that a massive fraud was committed by purported Nicaraguan banana workers against U.S. food giant Dole said Friday she is referring the Los Angeles lawyer who engineered the scheme to the State Bar and other agencies for prosecution.
Ruling Sanctions Attorney Who Used 'Pretext' to Cancel Deposition (Law.com)
A New York magistrate judge has sanctioned a lawyer who refused to attend a scheduled deposition in what the magistrate judge said "can only be construed as an attempt to gain leverage with respect to unrelated discovery issues." In awarding sanctions, Magistrate Judge James C. Francis IV called attorney M. Douglas Haywoode's rationale that he had been denied necessary discovery "meritless." ...
Judge refers lawyer for prosecution in Dole fraud (AP via Yahoo! News)
A judge said Friday that she's referring a Los Angeles lawyer to federal prosecutors and the State Bar over his involvement in lawsuits that she found were part of a massive fraud by purported Nicaraguan banana workers against U.S. food giant Dole.
US lawyer referred for prosecution in Dole case (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A judge said she's referring a Los Angeles lawyer to federal prosecutors and the State Bar over his involvement in lawsuits that she found were part of a massive fraud by purported Nicaraguan banana workers against U.S. food giant Dole.
Lawyer argues against D.C. checkpoints (The Washington Times)
Police checkpoints that cordoned off a crime-plagued D.C. neighborhood last year were an "extraordinary" measure that "flies in the face" of prior court rulings and violates the Constitution, a lawyer for plaintiffs opposed to the barriers told a federal appeals court Friday. "It is beyond the ordinary from anything we have seen this department do and beyond the ordinary of anything we have seen ...
District attorney candidates evaluate office’s accomplishment since Gricar (Centre Daily Times)
The Centre Daily Times asked each of the four candidates for Centre County district attorney to resp
State attorney reviewing charges in high school bus stop fight (The Daily Commercial)
MILLARD K. IVES Staff Writer LEESBURG -- The State Attorney's Office is preparing to review charges against the dozen teenagers charged in the bus ...
Michael Massee new city attorney (San Pedro Valley News-Sun)
Thelma Grimes/San Pedro Valley News-Sun Nogales Deputy City Attorney Michael Massee is Benson's new city attorney. He was hired by Benson City Council Monday night.
Attorney Calls For Nationwide Ford Explorer Recall (CBS 11 Dallas - Fort Worth)
A Dallas attorney is calling for a nationwide recall of Ford Explorers after a Rowlett family was awarded more than $20 million from a lawsuit.
Iran court to review Saberi case on Sunday - lawyer (The Star)
TEHRAN (Reuters) - An Iranian court will hear Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi's appeal against her eight-year prison sentence for espionage on Sunday, her lawyer said on Saturday.
Appeal on Sunday for US reporter jailed in Iran: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Iran will on Sunday hear an appeal for jailed US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi, who has been sentenced to eight years in jail on charges of spying for the United States, her lawyer told AFP.
US Attorney Immergut named as Oregon judge (KGW NewsChannel 8 Portland)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Gov. Ted Kulongoski has named the U.S. attorney for Oregon, Karin Immergut, as a state judge in Multnomah County. Immergut was appointed to the federal job by former President George W. Bush in 2003.
Police: Client planned his attorney's kidnapping (Valley Morning Star)
WESLACO - Attorney Jennifer Harbury she took the unusual step of welcoming an 18-year-old client into her home after an immigration judge released him on bond four months ago.
Conn. attorney general arguing against flight plan (Boston Globe)
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal plans to argue before a federal appeals court against a plan he says routes more large planes over southwestern Connecticut.
Attorney General Holder to Law School Grads: Serve Your Country (Fox News)
Attorney General Eric Holder urged the students to persuade others in their communities to join the battle to reclaim cities, schools and the nation's future.
Judge refers lawyer for prosecution in Dole fraud (AP via Yahoo! News)
A judge said Friday that she's referring a Los Angeles lawyer to federal prosecutors and the State Bar over his involvement in lawsuits that she found were part of a massive fraud by purported Nicaraguan banana workers against U.S. food giant Dole.
Defense attorney may face sanctions (Asbury Park Press)
Probation and the forfeiture of $50,000 in ill-gotten funds may not be the only repercussions that Newark attorney and Marlboro resident Paul Bergrin will face as a result of his admission last week that he conspired to promote prostitution in Manhattan, legal experts say.
Attorney for family of man killed by SB police calls for investigation (San Bernardino Sun)
Relatives of a 23-year-old man shot and killed in a restaurant parking lot May 2 by San Bernardino police have a retained an attorney, saying the man was unarmed during the incident.
A will is the way: Advice from an attorney (The State)
Advice from Columbia attorney Erin Cook, a who owns Estate Planning of S.C.: Your kids owning the house?: If you are married with children and die without a will, your estate will be split evenly between your spouse and children. If the children are under 18, then the property and money cannot be transferred without a probate-court hearing.
County attorney will speak at luncheon (El Paso Times)
EL PASO -- County Attorney Jos Rodriguez will be the speaker for this week's Central Business Association luncheon.
Tulsa attorney honored by Federal Bar (Tulsa World)
D. Mike McBride III, an attorney at Crowe & Dunlevy, was recently presented the Award for Distinguished Service by the Federal Bar Association at the 34th annual Indian Law Conference in Santa Fe, N.M.
Lawyer defends jailed US reporter at Iran court (San Francisco Chronicle)
A lawyer for a jailed American journalist in Iran said Sunday he was optimistic that an appeals court will reduce her eight-year prison sentence for allegedly spying for the United States. Roxana Saberi's lawyer talked to reporters after his 32-year-old... Related: Iran - Roxana Saberi - Middle East - Iranian American - United States
Lawyer "optimistic" on U.S.-Iranian reporter's case (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
An Iranian court heard the appeal of U.S.-born journalist Roxana Saberi against her eight-year jail sentence for espionage on Sunday and her lawyer said he was optimistic it would be fundamentally changed.
Lawyer "optimistic" on U.S.-Iranian reporter's case (Reuters via Yahoo!Xtra News)
TEHRAN (Reuters) - The lawyer of jailed U.S.-born journalist Roxana Saberi said he was optimistic an Iranian appeals court would fundamentally change her eight-year jail sentence for espionage after it heard the case Sunday.
Lawyer Defends Jailed US Reporter at Iran Court (ABC News)
Lawyer for jailed US journalist in Iran says he's optimistic her verdict will change
Attorney Clarifies Franchise Policy (Times Record)
Sunday, May 10, 2009 9:19 AM CDT For the sake of public safety, citizens of Van Buren should call 911 when they need emergency ambulance service, the city attorney said Friday.
Lawyer defends jailed US reporter at Iran court (ABC 7 Chicago)
A lawyer for a jailed U.S. journalist says he is optimistic an appeals court will reduce her sentence.
Ex Attorney General Says He’s Sought Counseling (WCMH Columbus)
Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann says he’s had professional counseling since he resigned from office a year ago. 
NY Attorney General and NYC Council prescribe pharmacy translation services (Queens Courier)
On the heels of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s agreement with big-name, statewide pharmacies to provide translation assistance to customers, elected officials and advocates gathered at City Hall recently to urge the passing of a City Council bill that would enforce such services at all of the city’s chain pharmacies.
Lawyer defends jailed US reporter at Iran court (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
A lawyer for a jailed American journalist in Iran says he's optimistic there will a change in her verdict after her brief appeals hearing.
Lawyer defends jailed US reporter at Iran court (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for a jailed American journalist in Iran said Sunday he was optimistic that an appeals court will reduce her eight-year prison sentence for allegedly spying for the United States.
Lawyer optimistic for jailed U.S. reporter (WABC-TV New York)
A lawyer defended the jailed U.S. reporter at a court in Iran.
Peterson's attorney wants lower bond, quieter client (Chicago Tribune)
Former Bolingbrook cop is charged with Kathleen Savio's murder Fresh from a media blitz in New York, Drew Peterson's attorney said Sunday that he will push to reduce the $20 million bail set for the former Bolingbrook police sergeant accused of murdering his third wife, and he may look to move the trial out of Will County.
Peterson attorney wants $20 million bond reduced (AP via Yahoo! News)
Drew Peterson's lead attorney said he'll ask a judge to sharply reduce the former suburban Chicago police officer's bond from the current $20 million to "a reasonable level."
Peterson Attorney Wants $20 Million Bond Reduced (ABC News)
Drew Peterson's attorney to ask judge to reduce $20 million bond
Webster County attorney leaving for Maine (The Des Moines Register)
Fort Dodge, Ia. - Webster County Attorney Tim Schott says he has resigned from his position to take a job in his home state of Maine.
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo eyeing Pedro Espada Jr., Peter Rivera (New York Daily News)
State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will investigate whether two Bronx lawmakers, state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. and Assemblyman Peter Rivera, used nonprofit groups they control in order to dance around campaign laws.
Lawyer: Iran to free jailed American journalist (AP via Yahoo! News)
An American journalist jailed in Iran will be freed Monday and can leave the country immediately, her lawyer said Monday after an appeals court suspended her eight-year prison sentence.