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Acting U.S. attorney gets job for another 120 days (Denver Post)
Acting U.S. Attorney for Colorado David Gaouette has been appointed to the job for another 120 days.
Lawyer appeals double-murder conviction in Maine (Boston Globe)
The lawyer for a man sentenced to life in prison for killling two men has appealed the convictions and sentence to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
SC attorney general wants ethics probe of governor (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
South Carolina's attorney general said Thursday he wants state ethics commissioners to review Gov. Mark Sanford's use of state aircraft and any other potential violations of state law.
Attorney general targets Inland Empire mortgage modifiers (Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)
The clock is ticking down for 45 unregistered loan modification companies headquartered in the Inland Empire. If they still want to do loan modifications, they have until Monday to register with the California Attorney General's Office and post a $100,000 bond.
Judge denies defense claim in phony lawyer case (The Bismarck Tribune)
A judge has rejected claims that federal prosecutors hid evidence from a man convicted of impersonating a lawyer.
Attorney: Driver Won't Defend Conduct In Fatal Crash (WLWT-TV Cincinnati)
A man accused of killing a Commonwealth attorney in a vehicle crash was in a Pendleton County courtroom Friday.
Phony lawyer sentenced to 4 years (KRDO Colorado Springs)
Associated Press - August 14, 2009 11:54 AM ET BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A man who authorities said impersonated a lawyer in courts around the country has been sentenced to four years and three...
Man Apologizes For Killing N.Ky. Attorney (The Kentucky Post)
The man charged with murder in the alleged drunk driving death of the Pendleton County Commonwealth Attorney formally apologized to the community on Friday.
Man Apologizes For Killing N.Ky. Attorney (WCPO Cincinnati)
The man charged with murder in the alleged drunk driving death of the Pendleton County Commonwealth Attorney formally apologized to the community.
Phony lawyer from Duluth sentenced to 4 years (Pioneer Press)
BISMARCK, N.D. — A man who authorities said impersonated a lawyer in courts around the country has been sentenced to four years and three months in prison and has been ordered to repay more than $150,000.
Sarabjit Singh's lawyer meets his family in Amritsar (New Kerala)
Amritsar, Aug 14 : The lawyer representing Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner on a death row in Pakistan on terrorism charges, Friday said the case of his client was crucial to ties between India and Pakistan.
Sarabjit Singh's lawyer meets his family in Amritsar (The Economic Times)
Sarabjit Singh's lawyer meets his family in AmritsarSarabjit Singh's lawyer meets his family in Amritsar
Shenkman Lawyer Wants Gag Order for Hostage (NBC Connecticut)
Richard Shenkman’s lawyer is asking for a gag order on Nancy Tyler to protect his right to a trial by jury.
Phony Lawyer Sentenced (Northland's News Center)
A Duluth man, convicted on charges of mail fraud and making false statements while impersonating a lawyer, was sentenced to more than four years in prison Friday.
Torture-slaying suspect attorney: 'He didn't kill anybody' (Knoxville News Sentinel)
NASHVILLE - An attorney for torture-slaying suspect Letalvis Cobbins told jurors this morning it was his brother and an uncharged buddy who killed Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.
Attorney general drops in for quick game of baseball (The Robesonian)
LUMBERTON — State Attorney General Roy Cooper will be the first to say that controlling crime takes strong law enforcement. But ask him the best way to prevent crime and he has another answer: Educ...
Phony lawyer sentenced in ND to 4 years in prison (AP via Yahoo! News)
A man accused of impersonating a lawyer in at least 10 states has been sentenced to more than four years in prison and ordered to repay more than $150,000 to clients around the country.
Marin lawyer wasn't bank robber, cops concede (San Francisco Chronicle)
A Corte Madera attorney arrested in a bank robbery has been cleared after the lawyer provided evidence that he was actually in San Francisco at the time of the holdup - and the real suspect robbed the same bank again, authorities said Friday. Prosecutors...
Police say man posed as lawyer to scam immigrants (Stamford Advocate)
STAMFORD -- A 43-year-old city man was arrested on felony larceny charges this week after police say he posed as a lawyer to cheat Latino immigrants out of nearly $72,000 over several years, court
Maritime lawyer's moonlighting job (Sydney Morning Herald)
A SENIOR lawyer at NSW Maritime charged this week for unlawfully accessing a colleague's computer uses her Kent Street office to do conveyancing for private clients.
Lawyer in contempt for untrue statement (Knoxville News Sentinel)
In a harshly worded ruling, a federal judge has declared Knoxville defense lawyer James A.H. Bell in criminal contempt of court for claiming he had met with a former client when he had not done so.
Manhattan’s District Attorney (New York Times)
Cyrus Vance Jr. is the best candidate to succeed Robert Morgenthau as Manhattan district attorney.
Judge denies defense claim in phony lawyer case (The Bismarck Tribune)
A judge has rejected claims that federal prosecutors hid evidence from a man convicted of impersonating a lawyer.
Attorney raises ire in Stanford Ponzi case (Denver Post)
The attorney supposed to clean up what the government says was Texas businessman R. Allen Stanford's multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme is managing to anger just about every party involved in the case.
Lawyer: Sentences too lenient in makutu case (TVNZ)
Community sentences for five people convicted of the manslaughter of Janet Moses during a curse-lifting ceremony are too lenient, says prominent defence lawyer Barry Hart
FEDS WANT LAWYER OFF MOB CASE (New York Post)
The feds are seeking to disqualify the lawyer for an allegedly mobbed-up contractors' representative accused of paying bribes in a massive labor-racketeering scheme. The scheme led to the ouster of carpenters boss Michael Forde and two other...
Accused may seek bail: lawyer (Kingston Whig-Standard)
A lawyer for one of the three Montreal people accused of murdering four family members found dead in the Rideau Canal says they may seek bail in two weeks. "That's one option we have to consider," said Kingston attorney Clyde Smith.[...]
Lawyer says he won't wade through evidence (The Wahpeton Daily News)
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The lawyer for a Texas man accused of bilking investors from North Dakota and elsewhere out of millions of dollars says he does not want to wade through nearly 42,000 pages of evidence.
Attorney wants boy in school (Arizona Daily Sun)
The attorney for a 9-year-old St. Johns boy who killed his father's roommate wants his client in school full-time while he awaits sentencing.
Walworth attorney will represent Linn in police matter (Lake Geneva Regional News)
August 11, 2009 | 06:47 PM Linn — A different attorney is in place to help the town with a complaint against a police officer. On Monday, the Linn Town Board appointed on a 4-0 vote David Rasmussen as the attorney for the town's recently created Police Committee.
Attorney expects Burlington development plan to go forward (Woburn Daily Times Chronicle)
BURLINGTON - An attorney representing the Nordblom Co. said recently he expects plans for a major redevelopment of Northwest Park will proceed, but at a pace set by economic conditions.
Attorney implicates city, canal company in mudslide (The Salt Lake Tribune)
An attorney representing the father of Jacqueline Leavey, who died July 11 in a Logan mudslide, said his investigation implicates Logan City and the Logan & Northern Canal Co.
Convicted Dennis attorney indicted for larceny (Boston Herald)
HYANNIS - A disbarred Dennis attorney, convicted of stealing $137,000 from a client's estate, has been charged with stealing from a second client. Cape and Islands...
Convicted Mass. attorney indicted for larceny (Boston Globe)
A disbarred Dennis attorney, convicted of stealing $137,000 from a client's estate, has been charged with stealing from a second client.
Obama Taps Transport Attorney to Head Hazmat Agency (Journal of Commerce Online)
President Obama nominated transportation attorney Cynthia L. Quarterman to be the next administrator of the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the agency responsible for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail, truck and pipeline.
Convicted Dennis attorney indicted on larceny charges (WBZ News Radio Boston)
A disbarred Dennis attorney, convicted of stealing $137,000 from a client's estate, has been charged with stealing from a second client.  Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe's office said John "Jack" Roberts was indicted Friday by a Barnstable County grand jury on a charge of larceny by a single scheme.
Candidate Leslie Crocker Snyder: Manhattan District Attorney (New York Daily News)
Candidate Leslie Crocker Snyder: Manhattan District Attorney.
Candidate Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.: Manhattan District Attorney (New York Daily News)
Candidate Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.: Manhattan District Attorney.
D.C. Lawyer Lives His Rock-and-Roll Fantasy With '60s Music Tour (Washington Post)
At the intersection of rock-and-roll fantasy and the realities of life, Washington lawyer Patrick Hand is the guy in the black T-shirt emblazoned with the hippy-trippy logo for the 1960s band Love.
Former corporate lawyer is plunging to new depths (Miami Herald)
Robert King spent most of his professional career as a corporate lawyer in California's Silicon Valley, knocking out 60-hour work weeks and skipping exercise. But these days, King, 45, is on sabbatical, having moved cross-country to Miami Beach, trading wingtips for swim fins and board meetings for pool workouts.
Attorney's dual role for Memphis could pose conflict of interest (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
Last year, the city of Memphis paid Allan Wade, a politically connected staff attorney, more than the mayor and the chief administrative officer -- combined. Wade received $387,000 from the city in 2008 through an unusual combination of a salary paid to him as an employee (who also gets full health and retirement benefits) and fees paid to his law firm for outside legal work. The arrangement has ...
Lawyer: Iran has no evidence against Baha'i prisoners (CNN)
Iran should release seven Baha'i prisoners accused of espionage because it does not have any evidence against them, their lawyer Shirin Ebadi told CNN on Saturday.
Judge orders ex-UNR coach to pay attorney fees (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Saying that a former University of Nevada women's soccer coach was "relentless and myopic" in her pursuit of a lawsuit claiming school officials retaliated against her, the judge who dismissed her case has ordered her to pay more than $110,000 in attorney's fees and costs.
Lawyer in Dacer case to withdraw motion (Manila Bulletin)
The lawyer of the three accused in the 2000 Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and driver Emmanuel Corbito double murder case, who earlier sought the inhibition of the judge handling the case, disclosed its move to withdraw their motion.
Campbell attorney delays cemetery board ruling (Casper Star-Tribune)
GILLETTE -- Campbell County Attorney Jeani Stone has delayed ruling on the potential violation of Wyoming's open meeting laws by the Campbell County Cemetery Board and is seeking the advice of the state attorney general on the matter.
Man denies he acted as an attorney (Mansfield News Journal)
ASHLAND -- A Canal Winchester man admitted Tuesday he wrote legal documents for an Ashland County property owner, even though he is not a licensed attorney.
Sarabjit's new lawyer confident of his release (Calcutta News)
The newly-appointed lawyer representing Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner on death row in Pakistan on terrorism charges, is confident of his client being pardoned now after collecting over 100,000 signatures on mercy petitions from Indians.
Rudd must pressure China: Suu Kyi lawyer (The Age)
Aung San Suu Kyi's lawyer has called on Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to put pressure on the Chinese leadership to work towards national reconciliation in Burma.
Attorney decries 'severe' indictment in Iran trial (Press TV)
The defense attorney of one of the post-vote detainees has described as 'severe' an indictment that charged his defendant with throwing a hand-made grenade.
Woman ailing after Kenya ordeal, lawyer says (CBC Toronto)
Suaad Hagi Mohamud's lawyer said Sunday that his client is seriously ill and also said a Kenyan lawyer had "no authority" to talk about launching a lawsuit on her behalf.