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Gang leader's lawyer stands trial on false evidence charges in SW China (People's Daily)
A lawyer of a suspected gang boss stood trial Wednesday by a court in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, on charges of giving false evidence and obstructing testifying. The defendant, Li Zhuang, was detained on Dec. 12 with the approval of the Chongqing municipal procuratorate, said a Chongqing Municipal Government official. Li was allegedly implicated by his client Gong Gangmo, who faces ...
Webster County deals with attorney shortage (WOI-TV Des Moines)
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - The Webster County Attorney's Office is facing a serious pileup of cases after one attorney resigned and two took maternity leave.
Lawyer kept license 2 months after rape plea (Orange County Register)
Newport Beach first amendment lawyer Paul E. Fisher was first charged with raping a severely drunk teenage girl in 2007, and he pleaded guilty to the assault in October. But Fisher’s law license remained intact until this past Sunday — more than...
CHARITIBLE DISCLOSURE: Iowa's attorney general is working on legislation that would compel charities in the state to ... (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Iowa's attorney general is drafting legislation that would require thousands of Iowa charities to disclose how much of the money they raise actually benefits their causes.
Karadzic renews challenge to appointed lawyer (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters AMSTERDAM, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is to try once again to fire a lawyer appointed to defend him by the Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal. Karadzic had requested ...
Attorney appointed for soldier accused of sexual exploitation of minor (WBIR-TV Knoxville)
A Fort Campbell soldier accused of sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old girl has been appointed an attorney.
Karadzic renews challenge to appointed lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo!Xtra News)
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is to try once again to fire a lawyer appointed to defend him by the Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal.
GFalls attorney donates $500K to MSU (ABC Montana)
BOZEMAN - A Great Falls attorney has donated $500,000 to help Montana State University build an indoor training facility for its athletics program. Zander Blewett says wrestling at Montana State in the 1960s helped him learn the strong work ethic that has served him well as a trial attorney.
Christie picks prosecutor for attorney general spot (The West Milford Messenger)
Trenton Governor-elect Chris Christie named former federal prosecutors with records of battling corruption to the New Jersey Attorney General’s office leadership team. Christie appointed Essex County Prosecutor Paula Dow as attorney general, Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney’s office Marc Ferzan, as executive assistant attorney general, Deputy Chief of the Criminal ...
Biz Buzz: Developer petitioned again by attorney (The Cambrian)
Local attorney Peter Josserand XIII is attempting to put San Luis Obispo developer Fred Machado into involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy on behalf of three former investors — one more time.
Officials: Defendant squirms out of handcuffs, attacks lawyer in courtroom (11 News Houston)
A defendant who was in a Galveston County courtroom for a plea deal could end up facing new assault charges Wednesday after police said he attacked his lawyer.   LEAGUE CITY, Texas—A defendant who was in a Galveston County courtroom discussing plea deal could end up facing new assault charges Wednesday after police said he attacked his lawyer. It happened around 9'30 a.m. in Judge Wayne Malia’s ...
Ex-Clovis lawyer arrested in elder abuse case (The Fresno Bee)
A former Clovis lawyer was arrested Wednesday by Fresno police and charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from an elderly client.
Guatemala orders slain lawyer's relatives arrested (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney says Guatemalan authorities have ordered the arrest of two cousins of a prominent lawyer who accused President Alvaro Colom of involvement in his slaying in a video released posthumously.
Defendant found guilty turns on lawyer (UPI)
TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A man facing a life sentence for murder turned on his lawyer and assaulted him Wednesday just after a jury in California returned with a guilty verdict.
Accused Charleston lawyer appears in court (The Charleston Gazette)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Charleston lawyer whom a client alleges beat him with a baseball bat on the East End early this month appeared in Kanawha Circuit Court Wednesday morning on an unrelated charge. Joshua M. Robinson, 37, failed to appear in ...
Guatemala orders slain lawyer's relatives arrested (MalaysiaNews.net)
Four months after a murdered lawyer sent Guatemala into political crisis with a posthumously released video accusing the president and first lady of ordering his death, 10 men are behind bars after be...
Michigan Attorney General Cox challenges 'Cornhusker kickback' (Detroit News)
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox and other state attorneys general are determined to undo the "Cornhusker Kickback," a provision in the massive health care bill approved this month by the U.S. Senate that exempts Nebraska from paying its share of an expansion of Medicaid that would leave Michigan and other states with a bigger chunk of the costs to swallow.
Gang boss' lawyer stands by defense plea (AsiaOne)
CHONGQING - Beijing lawyer Li Zhuang yesterday pleaded "not guilty" in a local court to charges of instructing his client - an alleged crime boss - to lie that he had been tortured by police for a confession.
Noted NJ attorney David Satz Jr. dies at 82 (Asbury Park Press)
VERONA — David M. Satz Jr., a longtime U.S. Attorney for New Jersey who later became a pioneer in the field of casino gaming law, has died.
Coats sworn in as US Attorney for western Okla. (KJRH-TV Tulsa)
Sanford Coats has been sworn in as the new U.S. attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
Dead inmate's lawyer: Meyers wrote of impending death (The Herald-Mail)
A lawyer connected to an inmate who was found dead at a western Maryland prison says he thinks the inmate was targeted for murder.
Wis. attorney general joins fight against carp (AP via Yahoo! News)
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is joining the effort to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
Wis. attorney general joins fight against carp (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is joining the effort to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. Van Hollen filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday supporting Michigan's request for an injunction to close a Chicago canal that connects Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River basin.
Wis. attorney general joins fight against carp (San Francisco Chronicle)
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is joining the effort to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. Van Hollen filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday supporting Michigan's request for an injunction to close a Chicago canal that... Great Lakes - Supreme Court of the United States - Attorney general - Michigan - United States
Rachel Uchitel has had no contact whatsoever with Tiger Woods, says her lawyer (New York Daily News)
Don't believe those reports that Tiger Woods has been hooking up once again with alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel, says her high powered lawyer.
CHARITY CHECK: Iowa's Attorney General wants a registry to track dollars donated to charities (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller believes shady organizations are calling Iowans. They say they are raising money for a good cause. When, in reality, most of the money you give them actually stays with that group, not the sick child or injured police officer you believe your are helping.
Inmate attacks attorney at courthouse (Galveston County Daily News)
GALVESTON Court bailiffs tackled an inmate Wednesday after he broke free from his handcuffs and attacked his attorney, a sheriffs office spokesman said.
New US Attorney for Oklahoma Panhandle (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Guymon, OK -- The Oklahoma Panhandle has a new US Attorney. 
Lawyer in slain dancer case wants court to make Kilpatrick provide records (Detroit News)
A lawyer wants a judge to order former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to produce records sought in connection with a lawsuit brought by the family of slain exotic dancer Tamara "Strawberry" Greene.
UK lawyer campaigns for release of condemned Indian (OneWorld South Asia)
A British lawyer has launched an international campaign to secure the immediate release of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian man sentenced to death in Pakistan. Jas Uppal got inspired to launch the campaign after reading about his plight.
Texas inmate slips handcuffs, attacks attorney (News 8 Austin)
Greg Donell Benson, jailed on felony charges including three of assaulting a public servant, was meeting with his attorney Wednesday when the attack happened, sheriff s office spokesman Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo said.
Cambodia seeks arrest of opposition leader: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Cambodia has issued an arrest warrant for the country's main opposition leader after he failed to show up in court to answer charges of uprooting border markings, his lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney: Fort Hood suspect has more restrictions (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Fort Hood mass shooting suspect's attorney says his client is treated more harshly than other soldiers suspected of crimes.