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Burma bars lawyer from Aung San Suu Kyi trial (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A Burmese lawyer who applied to represent opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at her trial next week says he has been disbarred by the country's ruling military junta.
Convicted killer’s attorney requests new trial (The Citizens' Voice)
— MICHAEL R. SISAK Prosecutors failed to meet a burden of proof required to negate convicted killer Jabbar Wallace’s claim of self-defense, his attorney, William Ruzzo, said in a motion filed Friday.
Child killer’s attorney challenges conviction (The Citizens' Voice)
— MICHAEL R. SISAK Luzerne County Judge David W. Lupas committed an “abuse of discretion” when he convicted child-killer Alan Leitzel Jr. of first-degree murder last week in the death of his girlfriend’s 3-month-old son, Leitzel’s attorney said.
Myanmar bars lawyer from Aung San Suu Kyi trial (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Myanmar lawyer who applied to represent opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at her trial next week said Saturday he had been disbarred by the country's ruling military junta.
Burma bars lawyer from Suu Kyi trial (Sky News Australia)
A Burmese lawyer who applied to represent Aung San Suu Kyi at her trial next week said Saturday he had been disbarred by the country's ruling military junta.
Myanmar bars lawyer from Aung San Suu Kyi trial (TODAYonline)
Pro-democracy activist and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, seen here in 1995. A Myanmar lawyer who applied to represent opposition leader Suu Kyi at her trial next week said Saturday he had been disbarred by the country's ruling military junta.
Myanmar bars lawyer from Suu Kyi trial (Boston Herald)
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's military rulers disbarred a prominent lawyer who applied to defend pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in her upcoming trial, the attorney...
Myanmar bars lawyer from Aung San Suu Kyi trial (Channel NewsAsia)
YANGON : A Myanmar lawyer who applied to represent opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at her trial next week said Saturday he had been disbarred by the country's ruling military.
Junta bars Suu Kyi's lawyer (The New Zealand Herald)
MYANMAR'S JUNTA has barred a prominent activist lawyer from defending opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as pressure intensifies on the regime to drop new charges against the Nobel Peace laureate. Aung Thein said the order revoking...
Attorney disputes state on N.C. bridge right of way (The Virginian-Pilot)
An attorney for an environmental group is questioning the state's interpretation of right-of-way issues that affect the replacement for the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge.
Myanmar bars lawyer for Suu Kyi (Los Angeles Times)
The government has barred a prominent activist lawyer from defending opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as pressure intensifies on the regime to drop new charges against the Nobel Peace laureate.
Candidates divided on role of Westmoreland district attorney (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Both candidates for Westmoreland County district attorney agree that the May 19 Democratic primary will serve as a referendum on how the job should be performed.
N.D. Supreme Court disbars Fargo attorney (The Bismarck Tribune)
FARGO (AP) - The North Dakota Supreme Court has disbarred a Fargo attorney who pleaded guilty to terrorizing and concealed weapons charges in September 2007.
A Fort Lauderdale lawyer's love for Highwaymen paintings keeps the spirit of Old Florida alive (Miami Herald)
How Fort Lauderdale lawyer Scott Schlesinger came to be one of the largest collectors of Highwaymen art began with boyhood memories of his father's Hollywood law office.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi defiant ahead of trial: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Myanmar's pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi is in good health and ready to defend herself against new charges that have sparked international outrage against the country's military rulers, her lawyer said.
President meets former Attorney General (Hindustan Times)
President Pratibha Patil today held a meeting with former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee at her residence in New Delhi.
Obama nominates Vance as U.S. attorney (The Tuscaloosa News)
BIRMINGHAM | President Barack Obama nominated a longtime federal prosecutor Friday to serve as the U.S. attorney for north Alabama. The White House said it had tapped Joyce Vance, 48, to take over for Republican appointee Alice Martin.
Junta disbars Suu Kyi lawyer before trial (The Washington Times)
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) | Myanmar's military rulers disbarred a prominent lawyer who applied to defend pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in her upcoming trial, the attorney said Saturday. Mrs. Suu Kyi, who was taken from her home Thursday by police, faces a possible five-year prison term for purportedly violating terms of her house arrest by sheltering an American man who swam across a lake to ...
Lawyer Says Suu Kyi Innocent of Charges in Myanmar (ABC News)
Lawyer says Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is innocent as trial begins Monday
Planning Matters: Picking estate attorney complex (Times Herald)
Finding the right attorney to plan your estate can be a significant challenge. Choosing an estate planning attorney may be the first contact you will ever have with an attorney. What qualities should you look for in an estate planning attorney?
Lawyer says Suu Kyi innocent of charges in Myanmar (AP via Yahoo! News)
Detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is innocent of charges leveled against her by Myanmar's ruling military, her lawyer said Sunday, as she prepared for the start of her trial Monday facing five years in notorious Insein prison.
Lawyer says Suu Kyi innocent of charges in Myanmar (San Francisco Chronicle)
Detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is innocent of charges leveled against her by Myanmar's ruling military, her lawyer said Sunday, as she prepared for the start of her trial Monday facing five years in notorious Insein prison. Suu Kyi is accused... Related: Aung San Suu Kyi - Burma - Insein Prison - Myanmar - Suu Kyi
Veteran Tax and Estate Planning Lawyer James Ellis Joins Sideman & Bancroft (dBusinessNews.com)
SAN FRANCISCO – Veteran tax and estate planning lawyer James B. Ellis joins San Francisco’s Sideman & Bancroft LLP as a partner. He comes to the firm following 12 years as managing director at JPMorgan Private Bank.
McCollum For Governor? Attorney General To Enter Race Monday (Central Florida News 13)
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is expected to officially announce tomorrow that he will run for governor.
Attorney blames stress disorder for sex defendant's alleged actions (Macomb Daily)
The attorney for a 28-year-old Chesterfield Township man accused of offering his young sons for sexual purposes and other illegal acts on the Internet believes his client may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder from time spent in the Navy.
Lawyer says Suu Kyi innocent of charges in Myanmar (10:00 p.m.) (Sun Star)
YANGON, Myanmar -- Detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is innocent of charges leveled against her by Myanmar's ruling military, her lawyer said Sunday, as she prepared for the start of her read more
Guatemalan Protesters Demand President?s Resignation Over Case of Slain Lawyer (New York Times)
The lawyer, Rodrigo Rosenberg, left behind a videotape accusing the president of having him killed.
Lawyer calls Somali piracy suspect 'Robin Hood' (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for one of five suspected Somali pirates being prosecuted in the Netherlands described his client Monday as a modern-day Robin Hood driven by poverty to hijack ships.
Lawyer calls Somali piracy suspect 'Robin Hood' (San Francisco Chronicle)
A lawyer for one of five suspected Somali pirates being prosecuted in the Netherlands described his client Monday as a modern-day Robin Hood driven by poverty to hijack ships. Danish Navy sailors captured the men after a Jan. 2 attack on the cargo ship... Related: Robin Hood - Netherlands - Piracy in Somalia - Literature - Ridley Scott
GOP candidate for Phila. district attorney is driven (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Five years ago, Michael Untermeyer, the lone Republican candidate for Philadelphia district attorney, crashed a single-engine plane he was piloting over Martha's Vineyard.
U.S. Attorney Marty Jackley Is Prosecutor Of Year (KELO Sioux Falls)
The SD State's Attorneys Association has named U.S. Attorney Marty Jackley as South Dakota prosecutor of the year for 2008.
Attorney General McCollum enters governor's race (WTSP-TV Tampa)
Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum is running for governor instead of a second term. He is the first major Republican to get in the race.
Florida Attorney General announces run for governor (The Tampa Tribune)
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum says he will run for governor in 2010.
Lawyer's Killing Sparks Protests in Guatemala (ABC News)
Foes, friends of Guatemala leader stage protests in uproar over lawyer's murder.
Pittsburgh Attorney First Woman Chair At Duquesne (WTAE-TV Pittsburgh)
A Pittsburgh attorney has been named the first woman to chair the board of directors at Duquesne University.
Fla. Attorney General To Run For Governor (WPBF Palm Beach)
Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum is throwing his hat in the ring for governor.
Private lawyer urged to withdraw (Sun Star)
THE counsel for the accused in the death of a political coordinator of Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod of City Mayor Mayor Rodrigo Duterte wants lawyer Ranoelo Leonar to withdraw as private prosecutor of th read more
U.S. Supreme Court: FBI Director, Ex-Attorney General Cannot Be Sued For Alleged Detainee Abuse (INO News)
(RTTNews) - U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that FBI Director Robert Mueller and former Attorney General John Ashcroft cannot be sued by a former post-9/11 detainee for alleged abuse during his detention.
Florida Attorney General McCollum Enters Governor’s Race (Central Florida News 13)
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, in Orlando, announces he is running for governor instead of seeking a second term.
Lawyer 'did not mislead court' (The New Zealand Herald)
A judge's claim that criminal defence lawyer Chris Comeskey misled the Court of Appeal is "entirely wrong", barrister Russell Fairbrother says. Mr Fairbrother was acting yesterday on behalf of Mr Comeskey at a New Zealand Lawyers...
Threshold change futile - lawyer (The Press)
Government plans to raise the threshold for defendants choosing jury trials will have "absolutely no effect", a Christchurch lawyer says.
St. Paul Lawyer Continues To Sue Catholic Church (WCCO Minneapolis - St. Paul)
Jeff Anderson, the St. Paul lawyer who's made a career of suing the Roman Catholic church over sexual abuse by priests, likes to draw a link between that crusade and his youthful devotion to the civil rights and anti-war movements.
Knoxville lawyer sings the news on YouTube (Knoxville News Sentinel)
Knoxville lawyer Anne M. McKinney's latest role has drawn an audience of more than 1 million viewers on the video-sharing Web site YouTube. Her debut on YouTube - a parody she wrote about U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's tax troubles - has drawn fans worldwide including Watergate operative-turned-radio personality G. Gordon Liddy, and prompted McKinney to add to her repertoire.
Attorney: Mathews mom's case 'boggles my mind' (The Houma Courier)
THIBODAUX - During his closing arguments Saturday morning, defense attorney Richard Goorley showed jurors a slideshow of Amy Hebert as a child and mother and then as a patient lying in a hospital bed following her children’s deaths and her attempted suicide.
SEC Official Didn't Intimidate Brokers, Lawyer Says (Washington Post)
A lawyer for an official at the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday denied a report that his client had attempted "to intimidate and influence" investment brokers by invoking her position.
Chais Would Help in Madoff-Related Criminal Probe, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
May 19 (Bloomberg) -- Stanley Chais , a philanthropist and investment adviser in Los Angeles, will cooperate if there is a U.S. criminal probe stemming from his investment with convicted swindler Bernard Madoff , Chais’s lawyer said.
Weiss, Trutanich Face Off In LA City Attorney Race (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Los Angeles voters will have to choose from a L.A. city councilman and a former deputy district attorney to fill in the city attorney's office vacated by Rocky Delgadillo in Tuesday's election. City Councilman Jack Weiss and Attorney Carmen Trutanich have stepped up to take Delgadillo's spot after being termed out of office.
Lawyer says fatal shooting in NY, not Conn. (Boston Globe)
The lawyer for a Bridgeport man charged in the killing of a man whose bullet-riddled body was found in Greenwich says charges should be dropped.
Lawyer: Wesleyan suspect will plead not guilty (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a man accused of fatally shooting a Wesleyan University student says his client will plead not guilty.
Ryan's lawyer to ask Obama for commutation (Chicago Tribune)
A lawyer for George Ryan says he'll ask President Barack Obama to commute the former governor's more than six-year sentence. Ryan's attorney, former Gov. Jim Thompson, says he'll present a petition to Obama while keeping in mind the president has "other things on his plate." But Thompson says Obama knows Ryan, and "a merciful president" would let Ryan come home to his wife, Lura. Both are in ...