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Edgar County State’s Attorney Matt Sullivanannounces candidacy for Circuit Court Judge (Paris Beacon-News)
Veteran Edgar County State's Attorney Matt Sullivan recently announced his intention to seek the office of Circuit Court Judge in the Fifth Judicial Circuit next year.
Supreme Court fines Ilusorio, 89, suspends dead lawyer (Yehey!)
By Rey E. Requejo THE Supreme Court has fined the 89-year-old matriarch of the Ilusorio family for maligning it and suspended her lawyer ...
Attorney: Epileptic inmate's death set off riots (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
PECOS, Texas -- An attorney says the death of an epileptic inmate held in solitary confinement set off the first riot at a privately-run federal lockup in West Texas.
Attorney: Epileptic inmate's death set off riots (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - June 21, 2009 12:05 PM ET PECOS, Texas (AP) - An attorney says the death of an epileptic inmate held in solitary confinement set off the first riot at a privately-run federal...
John M. Drescher; downtown lawyer has died, he was 84 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
John M. Drescher Jr., a lawyer downtown for more than 50 years, died Thursday (June 18, 2009) at his home in Ladue after a lengthy illness. He was 84. Mr. Drescher was a partner in the law firm of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, working in corporation and business law.
Jeff mayor apologizes for lawyer in trash can photo (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Jeffersonville Mayor Tom Galligan apologized Sunday to the family of city council lawyer Larry Wilder after police released a photograph of Wilder sleeping in a garbage can.
Lawyer asks 'callous' Kasab to stop laughing (Express India)
Kasab has been reprimanded by lawyers for laughing during court proceedings, and recently a lawyer asked him to be serious or else he would call Dara Singh.
N.J. defense attorney suspended following indictment (Asbury Park Press)
The state Office of Attorney Ethics has suspended Paul Bergrin, the high-profile defense attorney charged with arranging the murder of a government witness...
Attorney denies telling on Brown (Pretoria News)
A city attorney has denied that he divulged highly confidential information about former Fidentia boss J Arthur Brown to those prosecuting him on fraud charges involving millions of rands.
Lawyer accused of money laundering for Mexican Mafia (Daily Breeze)
A Covina criminal defense lawyer who specializes in gang cases is set to be arraigned this morning on federal charges of money laundering for the Mexican Mafia.
Tim Fox: A belief in justice helps define the attorney for Breckenridge, Wilkin County (The Wahpeton Daily News)
Defined by a belief in justice and a love for his hometown, Attorney Tim Fox has played a key role in the Breckenridge community for more than 30 years.
City attorney opines Fleming Field not subject to Article 97 (Woburn Daily Times Chronicle)
WOBURN - A city-retained attorney concluded on Monday that local officials can utilize a portion of Fleming Field for the temporary Clapp and Goodyear School merger without first obtaining the state Legislature’s authorization.
Anthonys' Attorney Comments On Autopsy Reaction (WFTV 9 Orlando)
George and Cindy Anthonys' attorney, Brad Conway, appeared on a morning news program Monday and said the release of Caylee's autopsy report and Father's Day, made things tough for the Anthonys. AUTOPSY : Examination | Skeletal | Remains | Bones RAW HEARING: Watch Video | See Images FOLLOW US! Casey Coverage On Twitter
Defense attorney askes for delay in trial for man who kept hyena in Myrtle Beach (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
A defense attorney has asked for a delay in a trial expected to start today for a Myrtle Beach man
Accountant 'worse off after bogus attorney' (Independent Online)
A woman accountant landed in worse debt after taking her financial woes to an alleged bogus attorney, the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court has heard.
Supreme Court to decide whether suspects must be told lawyer can be present during questioning (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will decide whether a suspect has to be told that he has a right to have a lawyer present during questioning by police.
Accountant 'worse off after bogus attorney' (Pretoria News)
A woman accountant landed in worse debt after taking her financial woes to an alleged bogus attorney, the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court heard on Monday.
'Affordable lawyer' wasn't all that (Pretoria News)
Cape Town - A single mother who needed an attorney to represent her son ended up with a phony lawyer who allegedly conned her out of R1 000, the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court heard on Wednesday.
Seminole lawyer expects Fla. gaming deal (The Native American Times)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – It’s unlikely the Seminole Indians can accept the Legislature’s proposal to expand gaming at their Florida casinos in its current form, a tribal lawyer said Friday, but he remained confident a deal with the state can be struck.
Local lawyer appointed Superior Court judge (WILL BE UPDATED) (The Sault Star)
Local lawyer Ted Gareau has been appointed a Superior Court judge. Gareau practises mainly family law, in the Sault Ste. Marie firm Feifel Broadbent Gareau & Gualazzi. "I am delighted to be appointed to the community where I was born and raised.[...]
Phony lawyer faces additional prison (Daily Pilot)
A Newport Beach man faces additional time in federal prison for his persistence in tricking people into believing he’s a lawyer, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Newport has to cover officer’s attorney fees (Daily Pilot)
Newport Beach will have to pay $700,000 more to cover the attorney fees of police Sgt. Neil Harvey, who won a discrimination lawsuit against the city earlier this year, Superior Court Judge Peter Polos ruled Monday.
Edgar County State’s Attorney Matt Sullivanannounces candidacy for Circuit Court Judge (Paris Beacon-News)
Veteran Edgar County State's Attorney Matt Sullivan recently announced his intention to seek the office of Circuit Court Judge in the Fifth Judicial Circuit next year.
Indicted lawyer suspended from practice (UPI)
NEWARK, N.J., June 22 (UPI) -- Paul Bergin, a lawyer charged with arranging the killing of a witness, has been barred temporarily from practicing law in New Jersey, state officials said.
Ore. attorney general clears Portland mayor (AP via Yahoo! News)
There's no credible evidence that Portland Mayor Sam Adams broke the law in his 2005 relationship with a teenager, Oregon's attorney general said Monday.
Oregon: Attorney General Clears Mayor on Relationship (New York Times)
The state attorney general said there was no credible evidence Mayor Sam Adams of Portland broke the law in his 2005 relationship with a teenager.
China rights lawyer beaten, stripped by police (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A human rights group has condemned Chinese police for allegedly stripping and beating a prominent Shanghai lawyer during a nine-hour detention last week.
Lawyer urges 12 year prison term for Madoff (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Bernard Madoff has told the judge who will sentence the disgraced financier that a prison term of 12 years would be fair.
Lawyer seeks reinstatement of Boonen in Tour de France (USA Today)
A lawyer for Tom Boonen says they will make their case to get the cyclist reinstated to the Tour de France at a court hearing near Paris on Thursday.
Madoff lawyer seeks "just" sentence for swindler (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Bernard Madoff's lawyer is urging a judge to sentence the swindler to a punishment of less than life in prison, saying the court should not give in to the "mob vengeance" sought by his victims.
Indicted ex-attorney faces bond revocation hearing today (The Virginian-Pilot)
NORFOLK While sitting in jail facing a federal investment fraud indictment, disbarred attorney Troy A. Titus reached out to several individuals, including one-time Olympic superstar Tim Montgomery, with proposed investment deals, prosecutors say.
Lawyer Says Madoff Will Seek 12-Year Sentence (New York Times)
The lawyer, Ira Sorkin, has told a judge that such a sentence would not disproportionately punish his client compared to other white-collar criminals.
Attorney: Alcohol Played No Role In Boating Accident (KETV 7 Omaha)
The attorney for a man accused in a fatal boating accident said alcohol had no impact in the incident, despite the man's blood-alcohol level being tested at twice the legal limit.
Lawyer for Madoff says 12-year prison term is fair (USA Today)
Bernard Madoff's lawyer has told a judge scheduled to sentence the disgraced financier next week that 12 years in prison would be sufficient punishment for his client.
SC Attorney General: 135 insurance fraud convictions in 2008 (WBTV Charlotte)
(The following information is from the South Carolina Attorney General's office.) COLUMBIA, SC - Attorney General Henry McMaster has issued the 2008 annual insurance fraud report.
Battle between supervisors, county attorney adds up (KTVK 3TV Phoenix)
PHOENIX -- The battle between Maricopa County supervisors, the sheriff and the county attorney is costing taxpayers $1.1 million in legal fees.
Outgoing US Attorney to work at Boston-based firm (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Outgoing U.S. Attorney Robert Clark Corrente says he's joining a Boston-based law firm after leaving his post as Rhode Island's top federal prosecutor.
Madoff lawyer seeks 12-year sentence for client (AP via Yahoo! News)
Bernard Madoff's lawyer has told a judge scheduled to sentence the disgraced financier next week that 12 years in prison will be sufficient punishment for the man who swindled tens of billions of investors' dollars in one of history's biggest frauds.
Okla bomber seeks lawyer for suit over prison food (AP via Yahoo! News)
Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols is asking for a court-appointed lawyer to help him with a lawsuit complaining about the food he gets in prison.
Attorney General announces settlement in identity theft case (NBC 13 Birmingham)
Attorney General Troy King, together with 40 other State Attorneys General, announced a settlement with the TJX Companies, Inc.
Madoff lawyer seeks 12-year term for swindler (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Bernard Madoff's lawyer asked a judge to sentence Wall Street's biggest thief to a punishment of less than life in prison, saying the court should not give in to the "mob vengeance" sought by those he defrauded.
Outgoing US Attorney to work at Boston-based firm (NBC 10 Providence)
Outgoing U.S. Attorney Robert Corrente is joining a Boston-based law firm after leaving his post as the state’s top federal prosecutor.
Chrysler Can’t Make Cars Without Tools, Lawyer Says (Update2) (Bloomberg)
June 23 (Bloomberg) -- Chrysler Group LLC, created out of the best assets from its bankrupt predecessor, can’t make new cars until it gets needed tools tied up in legal disputes, a lawyer told a judge in charge of the reorganization.
ROBBINSVILLE: Housing attorney discusses higher bills (The Messenger-Press)
ROBBINSVILLE — The affordable housing attorney fees discussed last month will again be up for payment approval next week after representatives from the Princeton-based firm Mason, Griffin & Pierson explained some apparent iscrepancies during a recent Township Council meeting.
Madoff lawyer seeks 12-year sentence for client (AP via Yahoo! News)
Bernard Madoff's lawyer has told a judge scheduled to sentence the disgraced financier next week that 12 years in prison will be sufficient punishment for the man who swindled tens of billions of investors' dollars in one of history's biggest frauds.
Lawyer for Roderick Scott says teen ran toward his client (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
The lawyer for Roderick Scott maintains that a teenager was running towards Scott and yelling at him when Scott fatally shot the teen, court papers show.
City Attorney-elect Trutanich to choose 7 aides (Daily Breeze)
City Attorney-elect Carmen Trutanich will be able to hire seven of his own top aides and assistants, the City Council decided Tuesday, despite steps taken by outgoing City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo to ensure that his own appointees could not be removed from office.
Lawyer wants Polish courts to use officers' testimony (CTV British Columbia)
A lawyer acting for Robert Dziekanski's mother in Poland says the testimony of four RCMP officers at a public inquiry should be used by courts in that country.
Attorney sued over dare (UPI)
HOUSTON, June 24 (UPI) -- A prominent Florida defense attorney is being sued for breach of contract over a challenge he issued in 2006 involving a client charged with multiple murders.
Bangkok Post : New attorney-general named (Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news)
The Prosecution Commission has resolved to appoint Julasing Wasansing new attorney general to replace Chaikasem Nitisiri who retires at the end of September, said Opas Arunin on Wednesday.