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Shooting victim spars with suspect's attorney (Main Line Suburban Life)
WEST CHESTER — In the third day of testimony in the trial of Shamone Woods, who is charged with attempted murder, the victim, Curtis Self Sr., sparred with defense attorney Joseph P. Green Jr. over Self's change of testimony.
Planet Election Guide: With expertise in hand, attorney wants to join back in (Telluride Daily Planet)
Jenny Russell is an attorney, boater and runner who has lived and played in Telluride since 1995. As she’s carved out a life here, she has also accrued a bit of experience with town government.
Obama appoints lawyer as NZ ambassador (BigPond News)
US President Obama has nominated a lawyer to be his ambassador to New Zealand.
District Attorney’s new office part of expansion (Lone Tree Voice)
The 18th Judicial District has a new home. District Attorney Carol Chambers welcomed an assortment of government officials and community activists from across the district’s four counties to her staff’s new main office in Centennial for a grand opening celebration on Oct. 22.
Lawyer: 'New direction' in Jackson case (UPI)
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A lawyer for Michael Jackson's family says the fight for control of the late U.S. singer's estate is about to move in a "new direction."
Lawyer fights against 'illegal trappings' (Independent Online)
A Durban lawyer is preparing to seek an interdict against the Metro Police to stop them trapping on or from bridges and will soon be working on getting refunds for all such cases where motorists were "wrongfully fined".
White House: Syria should release detained lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
The White House says it's deeply concerned about the arrest of a 78-year-old human rights lawyer in Syria and wants an end to what it calls the Syrian government's "practice of arbitrary arrests."
Jackson family lawyer: 'New evidence' in battle for estate (CNN)
Katherine Jackson's battle for control of her pop star son's estate is about to take a "new direction" based on "new evidence" uncovered by the family, a Jackson family lawyer said.
White House calls on Syria to release rights lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The United States on Saturday called on Syria to release 78-year-old detained human rights lawyer Haitham Maleh and end its practice of "arbitrary arrests" of activists.
Lawyer Blasts Release of Balloon Mom Affidavit (ABC News)
Lawyer for father in balloon case blasts release of search affidavit with mother's confession
Pardoned drug felons in TN can't own handguns, attorney general says (The Tennessean)
Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper has issued a legal opinion that says people who have received pardons for their felony drug convictions can own any type of firearm except handguns.
Free consultation with lawyer offered (Baltimore Sun)
Visitors to the Anne Arundel County law library can receive a half-hour free consultation with a volunteer lawyer starting Wednesday, in a Lawyer in the Law Library program that will run once a month through June.
Attorney General finds no wrongdoing in City's handling of recent settlement (Papillion Times)
Nebraska’s attorney general found no wrongdoing in the City of Papillion’s actions concerning a recent $200,000 settlement with a former employee.
Attorney general to review first months at Marion DemoForum luncheon (Salem Statesman Journal)
John Kroger will review his first months as Oregon's 16th attorney general during a talk at the next Marion County DemoForum.
Greenlee's attorney alleges jury misconduct (Park Hills Daily Journal)
FARMINGTON — The attorney who defended Richard Greenlee at two separate trials for the same offense is now alleging jury misconduct in an effort to get a new trial.
A questionable hiring by Christie raised concern among prosecutors in U.S. Attorney's office (The Star-Ledger)
Days before announcing his resignation as a federal prosecutor, Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie agreed to hire the son of his friend and mentor, Herbert J. Stern, as an assistant U.S. attorney. The move sparked public criticism from Democrats, who...
Page manager, attorney get contract renewals (Arizona Daily Sun)
PAGE -- The employment agreements for City Manager Bo Thomas and City Attorney Rick Olson have been renewed for two years each.
District Attorney’s new office part of expansion (Centennial Citizen)
The 18th Judicial District has a new home. District Attorney Carol Chambers welcomed an assortment of government officials and community activists from across the district’s four counties to her staff’s new main office in Centennial for a grand opening celebration on Oct. 22.
Lawyer: DA not interested in wider probe in journalist's slaying (Oakland Tribune)
District attorney didn't want to pursue expanded investigation into editor's slaying, lawyer's note states.    More: Chauncey Bailey coverage
Former deputy county attorney arrested for smuggling drugs to prisoner (Eastern Arizona Courier)
Former Graham County Deputy County Attorney David Paul De Costa, 42, of Tempe was arrested after police say he transferred drugs to a prisoner.
Planet Election Guide: With expertise in hand, attorney wants to join back in (Telluride Daily Planet)
Jenny Russell is an attorney, boater and runner who has lived and played in Telluride since 1995. As she’s carved out a life here, she has also accrued a bit of experience with town government.
Victims' attorney has harsh criticism for Chapter 11 filing by diocese (The Delaware Business Ledger)
Statement by Bartholomew J. Dalton of Dalton & Associates, P.A., Wilmington, an attorney for more than 50 victims of sexual abuse who filed lawsuits under Delaware's Child Victims Act.
Lawyer blasts release of affidavit in balloon case (9 News Denver)
FORT COLLINS (AP) - A defense lawyer is criticizing the release of a Colorado mother's confession that she and her husband faked a runaway balloon incident involving their 6-year-old son.
Michael Jackson: 'I Have Not Fired Personal Lawyer' (New Kerala)
MICHAEL JACKSON's mum KATHERINE has spoken out about reports she has dumped all her attorneys and linked up with BARBRA STREISAND's legal eagle cousin, insisting the man she hired after her son's death is still her leading lawyer.
Lawyer Blasts Release Of Affidavit In Balloon Case (WITN 7 North Carolina)
A defense lawyer is criticizing the release of a Colorado mother's confession that she and her husband faked a runaway balloon incident involving their six-year-old son.
Attorney general prepares to fill advisory panel (Washington Post)
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is preparing to announce as early as Monday the administration's appointees to a prestigious panel that advises Justice Department leaders on approaches to combat gang violence, civil rights violations and financial crimes, according to officials familiar with...
Lawyer: Death complicates Madoff investment case (Newsday)
Lawyer: Death of Madoff associate Picower could make it tough to recoup lost investments
Lawyer pleads guilty to CBT of RM3 million (Sin Chew Jit Poh)
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 (Bernama) -- A lawyer and a manager of a legal firm were sentenced to five years' jail and three years' jail, respectively, by the Sessions Court here today for criminal breach of trust involving RM3 million.
Lawyer, manager jailed for RM3m CBT (The Malaysian Insider)
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 – A lawyer and a manager of a legal firm were sentenced to five years' jail and three years' jail, respectively, by the Sessions Court here today for criminal breach of trust involving RM3 million. Judge Rozana Ali Yusoff handed down the sentence after Rosmaniza Osman, 37, and Rozalind Sakunthala Rajan, 47, pleaded guilty to the offence. She ordered the sentence to be served ...
Lawyer trades courthouse for schoolhouse (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Lawyer trades courthouse for schoolhouse
City Attorney's Office consolidates to save cash (San Diego Union-Tribune)
The City Attorney's Office will consolidate some of its offices to save the city of San Diego $217,000 annually as it faces a mammoth budget deficit.
Attorney general sues South Florida used car dealer (The Palm Beach Post)
A Pompano Beach-based used car dealer is being sued by the Florida Attorney General's Office over allegations of deceptive and unfair business practices, Attorney General Bill McCollum said Monday.
Video: Lawyer Flips On Kate Gosselin (FOX 29 Philadelphia)
Jon Gosselin was shocked and his lawyer irate after Kate Gosselin skipped a court hearing outside Philadelphia on Monday.
Florida attorney general sues Hollywood Auto Gallery (Miami Herald)
Hollywood Auto Gallery in Pompano Beach was sued by the Florida Attorney General's Office Monday after a series of customer complaints that cars sold by the dealer broke down soon after they were purchased and had warranties that promised more than they delivered.
Attorney board: No perjury complaint against Stefani (Detroit News)
Detroit --The Attorney Discipline Board today opted against pursuing additional charges against the lawyer in the police whistleblower case that led to the resignation and jailing of former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Florida attorney general sues Pompano Beach car dealer (Sun-Sentinel)
Hollywood Auto Gallery is accused of selling lemons, inflated warranties Hollywood Auto Gallery in Pompano Beach was sued by the Florida Attorney General's Office Monday after a series of customer complaints that cars sold by the dealer broke down soon after they were purchased and had warranties that promised more than they delivered.
No more charges against Detroit text-msg lawyer (WLNS Lansing)
DETROIT (AP) - A lawyer who acknowledges leaking text messages to the Detroit Free Press will not immediately face additional ethics charges. A panel at the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board said Monday it would not allow an ongoing misconduct case to grow against Mike Stefani.
No more charges against Detroit text-msg lawyer (Lansing State Journal)
DETROIT A lawyer who acknowledges leaking text messages to the Detroit Free Press will not immediately face additional ethics charges. A panel at the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board said Monday it would not allow an ongoing misconduct case to grow against Mike Stefani. He is accused of misconduct for his role in an $8.4 million settlement in 2007 with lawyers for then-Detroit Mayor Kwame ...
Longtime Oklahoma City lawyer Linn dies (News On 6 Tulsa)
Associated Press - October 26, 2009 12:25 PM ET OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Longtime Oklahoma City lawyer James Linn has died at age 83. Friends say Linn died Saturday at age 83 after...
Member of Denver office of U.S. Attorney honored (Denver Post)
Jim Allison, the longtime chief of the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver, has been inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Attorney General names White Vance to key committee (The Huntsville Times)
Birmingham-based U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance has been selected to serve on a key advisory commitee by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
Jon's Attorney Insults Kate With Nursery Rhyme (NBC Philadelphia)
When Kate doesn't come to court, Jon's attorney compares her to the Lady Who Lived in a Shoe. Jon says Kate needs to account for $33,000 missing from the couple's account. Kate, who was at a book-signing event, was represented by her attorney.
Connecticut Injury Lawyer to Speak at Customer Service Conference in Cleveland (dBusinessNews.com)
HARTFORD, Conn. — (October 26, 2009) — Just ask Connecticut injury lawyer, Carter Mario what defines a successful, well-run business, and he’ll tell you customer service is the key.
Lawyer: Video may show more people involved in Bearden vandalism (Knoxville News Sentinel)
KNOXVILLE - The lawyer for a Farragut High School student charged with vandalizing rival Bearden High School said he has subpoeneaed surveillance video from Bearden that will "confirm there were individuals there that weren't charged." Gregory P. Isaacs said he expected to receive the tape today. Isaacs was in court this morning with client Mitch Kleiber, 18, for an arraignment. Kleiber's ...
Attorney General: Repeal DOMA, DADT (The Advocate)
U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. told a University of Maine crowd on Friday that the Obama administration will work to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the Defense of Marriage Act.
Top Washington lawyer takes on Rajaratnam case (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Galleon Group founder Raja Rajaratnam, accused in the biggest ever U.S. criminal prosecution of insider trading at a hedge fund, retained high- powered Washington lawyer John Dowd to represent him on Monday.
Billionaire retains prominent Washington lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
A billionaire hedge fund manager charged in a $25 million insider trading case has hired a veteran Washington lawyer.
11th Circuit Sides With Defense Attorney Over Legal Fees (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
In a case of first impression, a federal appellate court ruled Monday in the prosecution of prominent Miami attorney Ben Kuehne that criminal defense lawyers can't be charged with taking ill-gotten proceeds from defendants as legal fees.
Roman Polanski's victim, Samantha Geimer, having health problems, attorney blames director's arrest (New York Daily News)
LOS ANGELES - Roman Polanski's arrest has caused his victim health problems and she just wants to be left alone, her attorney says.
New Rajaratnam Lawyer Dowd Represented McCain, Major Leagues (Bloomberg)
Oct. 27 (Bloomberg) -- John M. Dowd , the new criminal lawyer for Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam , is a legal heavy hitter. During more than 30 years as a lawyer, Dowd has represented U.S. Senator John McCain in an ethics investigation, ex-Justice Department aide Monica Goodling in a U.S. probe and former Arizona Governor Fife Symington in a bank fraud trial.