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Threats, acid attack on Weatherston lawyer (Sunday News)
CRAZED killer Clayton Weatherston's high profile lawyer Judith Ablett-Kerr has been targeted in a vicious hate campaign.
Texas attorney, 101, has no plans to retire (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
WEATHERFORD, Texas -- With vivid stories from the past century, 101-year-old attorney Jack Borden takes you to the sunny cornfields of his family's farm, dark alleys where he tracked...
Feds: DiMasi's lawyer has conflict of interest (Cape Cod Times)
BOSTON -- Prosecutors are asking a judge to disqualify the lawyer representing former House speaker Salvatore DiMasi in his federal corruption case, saying he also advised a prosecution witness.
Threats, acid attack on Weatherston lawyer (The Press)
Clayton Weatherston's high profile lawyer Judith Ablett-Kerr has been targeted in a vicious hate campaign.
Minnesota's U.S. attorney old hand at job (UPI)
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- One-time U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones in Minnesota will return to his old job after the U.S. Senate confirmed him for another term.
Lawyer on the run caught (The Star)
JOHOR BARU: A prominent lawyer who went into hiding after being allegedly involved in more than a dozen criminal breach of trust cases has been arrested.
Threats, acid attack on Weatherston lawyer (Stuff)
Killer Clayton Weatherston's high profile lawyer Judith Ablett-Kerr has been targeted in a vicious hate campaign. Sunday News can reveal that the barrister's car has been attacked with acid and she has been besieged with hate mail.
Weatherston's lawyer victim of hate campaign (The New Zealand Herald)
Lawyer Judith Ablett-Kerr QC has had acid thrown over her car and been subject to "truckloads" of hate mail because she represented convicted murderer Clayton Weatherston, according to a media report. A source said Ms Ablett-Kerr...
Weatherston's lawyer victim of hate campaign (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Lawyer Judith Ablett-Kerr QC has had acid thrown over her car and been subject to "truckloads" of hate mail because she represented convicted murderer Clayton Weatherston, according to a media report.
Trutanich stirs city attorney's office (Los Angeles Times)
During his first month, he worried his staff, questioned police and issued edicts. He is praised and criticized. Carmen Trutanich was being interviewed at the start of his fifth full week as Los Angeles city attorney when the door of his eighth-floor office at City Hall East swung open.
Library of Congress lawyer finds competitive edge in speed skating (The Washington DC Examiner)
When Maureen Cohen Harrington interviewed for a position as a lawyer at the Library of Congress more than four years ago, she told her future boss that she needed to work part time because she had a serious inline skating schedule to follow.
Well-known attorney, quarterback's mother dies in Colorado (Austin American-Statesman)
Mina Brees, a prominent Austin attorney and former president of the Austin Bar Association who was recently subpoenaed by the Texas attorney general's office, died Friday in Colorado, a family member said. She was 59.
Missouri attorney general’s Web site is now available in Spanish (The Kansas City Star)
Most of the Missouri attorney general’s Web site, including the consumer protection area, is now available in Spanish.
Wolfes, Attorney Ask For Continuance (The Morning News)
The attorney for the Wolfe family in a lawsuit against the Fayetteville School District says he and his clients are running out of money.
Attorney General: Comissioners Aren’t Prevented From Working For Governor (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK — No law specifically prevents highway commissioners from also working for the governor, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office says.
Software seller settles with state Attorney General's Office (Seattle Times)
A company that sells software for starting online businesses has agreed to pay $175,000 in a settlement with the Washington state Attorney General's Office.
County attorney delays ruling on cemetery board complaints (Casper Star-Tribune)
GILLETTE -- The Campbell County attorney has been unable to reach a decision concerning allegations of violations of the state's open meetings law by Mount Pistgah Cemetery board members, according to a statement released Friday.
VICTIMS' LAWYER: NO EXCUSE FOR WIDOWER'S IGNORANCE (New York Post)
The lawyer for the family of two victims in the grisly Taconic State Parkway crash slammed Daniel Schuler yesterday, pointing to the widower's 1995 DWI bust as proof he and his wife were heavy drinkers and he should have known about his wife's...
Former cop, defense attorney rejoins State Attorney’s office (Jackson County Floridan)
State Attorney Glenn Hess recently assigned prosecutor Greg Wilson to be his section chief in charge of Holmes, Washington and Jackson counties.
Attorney General Koster obtains $325,000 DISH settlement (Farmington Press)
Attorney General Chris Koster recently announced a multi-state settlement with DISH Network that will bring $325,000 to Missouri and restitution to consumers who were misled by the satellite company’s sales practices. Missouri was one of five leading states in the national investigation, which found the satellite TV provider and its third-party retailers engaged in deceptive and unfair sales ...
Defense lawyer for Mexican underworld killed (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Mexican lawyer known for defending high-profile drug trafficking suspects was shot to death Sunday at a street market in the northern city of Monterrey.
INTERVIEW - Gitmo still far from Geneva Conventions - lawyer (The Star)
LONDON (Reuters) - The United States has a long way to go to ensure the Geneva Conventions are respected at the Guantanmo Bay prison for terrorism suspects, despite reforms by the Obama administration, a human rights lawyer said.
Lawyer says fugitive Chinese smuggler Lai's admitted guilt irrelevant (The Washington DC Examiner)
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA — The lawyer for China's most-wanted man says his admission of guilt to smuggling won't end his decade-long bid to stay in Canada.
Jackson Family Lawyer Backs Lester (Hollywood.com)
Jackson family lawyer Brian Oxman has backed Mark Lester after the former child star opened up about the possibility that he fathered Michael Jackson's daughter Paris.
Gitmo still far from Geneva Conventions – lawyer (The Malaysian Insider)
LONDON, Aug 10 — The United States has a long way to go to ensure the Geneva Conventions are respected at the Guantanmo Bay prison for terrorism suspects, despite reforms by the Obama administration, a human rights lawyer said. Clive Stafford Smith said in a Reuters interview that full respect of the conventions, which set standards at the core of international humanitarian law, would also mean ...
Obama chooses 1st black US attorney for Alabama (Montgomery Advertiser)
Obama nominated Kenyen Brown to fill the U.S. attorney's post in Alabama's Southern District.
Four killers of U.S. official could escape death: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Four men convicted of murdering a U.S. aid official and his driver in Khartoum could escape the death penalty if the family of the American victim rescinded its request for execution, the defense lawyer said Monday.
ATTORNEY GENERAL CUOMO ORDERS AUTO DEALERS ACROSS NEW YORK TO STOP DECEPTIVE ADS FOR FEDERAL “CASH FOR CLUNKERS” ... (WBNG Binghamton)
Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that his office has issued cease-and-desist letters to nearly 40 auto dealers across New York state whose advertisements for the new federal Car Allowance Rebate System (“CARS” or “Cash for Clunkers”) were misleading and deceptive.
District attorney names Deming police officer, two dispatchers in complaint (6:48 a.m.) (Las Cruces Sun-News)
District attorney names Deming police officer, two dispatchers in complaint (6:48 a.m.)
URTV attorney responds to Council committee (Mountain Xpress)
Last month, Asheville City Council’s Boards and Commission Committees sent a letter to the URTV director and board dhair with a 14-point list of its impressions of the problems within the public-access station and asking URTV to “right its own ship.” On Aug. 5, attorney Michelle Rippon, whose law firm Van Winkle represents URTV, responded with a letter asking the committee for facts to back up ...
Lawyer for Buffalo cabbie: This has been 'blown out of proportion' (Chicago Tribune)
The lawyer for the Buffalo cab driver who alleges Blackhawks star Patrick Kane was involved in a robbery and assault on him Sunday morning said the incident has been "blown out of proportion." Kane, 20, and his cousin, James Kane, 21, are alleged to have punched cab driver Jan Radecki and taken back money they had given him after the driver told them he didn't have 20 cents in coins to give them ...
Court filings are protected by copyright, says lawyer (The Register)
Knickers in a twist over briefs A US lawyer has claimed that copyright is violated when courts pass legal submissions on to a commercial publisher. The lawyer claims that the US courts' behaviour undermines the hundreds of hours of work put into submissions.… Offloading malware protection to the cloud
INTERVIEW - Gitmo still far from Geneva Conventions-lawyer (The Star)
LONDON (Reuters) - The United States has a long way to go to ensure the Geneva Conventions are respected at the Guantanamo Bay prison for terrorism suspects, despite reforms by the Obama administration, a human rights lawyer said.
Ohio gov names Cleveland attorney as lottery head (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Gov. Ted Strickland has appointed a Cleveland attorney as Ohio's new lottery director. Strickland said Monday he selected Kathleen Burke, who has been a corporate litigator since 1973, to lead the Ohio Lottery Commission during a time when its role is expanding.
Gov. appoints attorney as lottery head (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Gov. Ted Strickland has appointed a Cleveland attorney as Ohio's new lottery director.
U.S. Attorney Martin C. Carlson resigns (Times Leader)
U.S. Attorney Martin C. Carlson has resigned from office effective Aug. 8, according to a press release issued today.
State attorney general orders auto dealers to stop deceptive "cash for clunkers" ads (The Post-Standard)
State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo today said his office has issued "cease-and-desist" letters to nearly 40 auto dealers, including three Syracuse-area dealers, over what he said were misleading advertisements for the federal "cash for clunkers" rebate program.
Vanessa Hudgens' lawyer cracks down on spread of nude photos (Channel 8 San Diego)
Vanessa Hudgens' lawyer confirmed nude photos that surfaced on the Internet this week are of the star underage, and threatened to take legal action against anyone who shared them. 
Rogers Towers attorney earns board certification (Jacksonville Daily Record)
Rogers Towers attorney Elizabeth B. Howard has received her board certification in construction law from The Florida Bar. Howard joins 15 of her Rogers Towers colleagues as specialists in their respective practice areas.
Obama Appoints First Black U.S. Attorney to Alabama (Skanner)
ONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- President Barack Obama has nominated a congressional staffer to be Alabama's first Black U.S. attorney. Obama nominated Kenyen Brown to fill the U.S. attorney's post in Alabama's Southern District.
Michael Jackson's 3 children to get their own lawyer (CNN)
Michael Jackson's three children are getting their own lawyer because the judge overseeing the probate of Jackson's will is concerned their interests might sometimes conflict with their grandmother's.
US Attorney Thomas O'Brien stepping down (AP via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney Thomas O'Brien, who has overseen a number of high-profile cases as head prosecutor for the Central District of California, is stepping down to go into private legal practice in Los Angeles.
Cleveland lawyer hired as Ohio Lottery director (The Columbus Dispatch)
Ohio's new lottery director is an occasional player of lottery games whose background as a corporate lawyer might seem a curious fit for someone tasked with administering the largest expansion in the state lottery's history.
Lawyer bemoans inaction on state government reform (SouthtownStar)
Inefficiencies and outright corruption in government mean higher taxes for residents and put businesses at a competitive disadvantage, the lawyer who until recently headed up the Illinois Reform Commission told Southland business leaders Monday. Patrick Collins also was critical of his former boss, Gov. Pat Quinn, for not doing more to push through a series of sweeping reforms the panel ...
Jackson lawyer rubbishes paternity claims (Bangshowbiz via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Michael Jackson's lawyer has rubbished claims the star's 11-year-old daughter, Paris, was fathered using sperm donated by his close friend Mark Lester.
Son of St. Louis County attorney drowns in California (Pioneer Press)
The son of St. Louis County Attorney Melanie Ford died late Sunday in an accident in the Russian River in California.
DNA proves stranded Canadian's ID: lawyer (CBC Ottawa)
The lawyer for a Canadian woman stranded in Kenya said he will file a motion in Federal Court on Tuesday, asking the federal government to issue an emergency passport so she can return home after a DNA test confirmed her identity.
Latest Michael Jackson paternity claims rubbished by lawyer (TVNZ)
Michael Jackson's lawyer has rubbished claims the star's daughter was fathered by Mark Lester
Saudi sex boaster 'victim' of TV channel: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The Saudi man arrested for bragging about his sex life on a racy television talk show was a victim of exploitation by the Lebanon-based satellite station LBC, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
John Kacavas confirmed as US attorney for NH (Boston Herald)
CONCORD, N.H. - The U.S. Senate has confirmed John Kacavas as the United States attorney for New Hampshire. The Union Leader reports the 48-year-old Kacavas was confirmed...