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Israeli govt approves new attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The cabinet on Sunday unanimously approved a new attorney general, Yehuda Weinstein, a senior criminal lawyer who has represented some of Israel's top politicians in graft cases.
Attorney mulls over tax collector post (The Sentinel)
Carlisle attorney Dirk Berry plans to take at least the weekend to decide whether he will accept the elected office of borough tax collector.
Fla. Lawyer Charged With Fraud Collected $35M in 2008 (Fox News)
Attorneys sorting through the books of disbarred Florida lawyer Scott Rothstein have uncovered handsome salaries for the disgraced attorney and his partners.
Brotherston murder trial: No evidence defendant choked victim, lawyer says (Victoria Times Colonist)
The lawyer for Ken Brotherston Jr., who is on trial for second-degree murder with his father and brother, will apply tomorrow to have the charge dismissed on the basis there is no evidence against his client.
Lawyer ready to face SC over ‘1959’ (Sun Star)
A CIVIL society lawyer and University of the Philippines law professor will question before the Supreme Court (SC) the declaration of Martial Law in the province of Maguindanao. read more
Attorney Mark Barker announces bid to unseat Apuan (Colorado Springs Gazette)
Mark Barker, a Colorado Springs attorney and former police officer, announced Saturday that he will battle for the chance to unseat Democratic Rep. Dennis Apuan in El Paso County. Barker will face Kit Roupe in the Republican primary in state...
Former South Lake Tahoe city attorney gets fond farewell at Friday memorial (Tahoe Daily Tribune)
Dozens of friends, family members and colleagues turned out to remember former El Dorado County Superior Court Commissioner and South Lake Tahoe attorney, Melvin "Mel" Beverly, on Friday afternoon. Beverly died of a heart attack Oct. 29. He was 84 years old. Friday's memorial was held in the upstairs courtroom at El Dorado County Superior Court in South Lake Tahoe as a special session of the ...
Plymouth town attorney disagrees with points made in report (The New Britain Herald)
PLYMOUTH — Town Attorney Sal Vitrano released a letter to the state victim advocate Tuesday disputing some of the allegations made about local police in a report released Monday about the murder of a Terryville woman by her husband in 2007.
Philippines Lawyer for Ampatuan Clan Seeks End of Military Rule (Bloomberg)
Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- A lawyer representing the ruling clan in the Philippines Maguindanao province has asked the Supreme Court to lift military rule put in place after the election- related massacre of 57 people last month.
Defense Attorney Gets 14 Years in Prison for Conspiring to Threaten Witnesses (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The prosecutions of attorney Robert Simels and his former associate Arienne Irving, both of whom were convicted in August of conspiring to threaten witnesses, came to very different conclusions on Friday.
Attorney privilege: Writing his way to unwind (Gazette.net)
Attorney Harold "Hal" Levi has launched a second career as author of legal thrillers.
Ohio Attorney General Fights Wall Street Wrongs (NPR)
Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray has been in the job for less than a year, but he already is making a name for himself. He has filed multiple lawsuits against major Wall Street financial players. Some say the suits are more of a political move than a financial one.
Ohio Attorney General Fights Wall Street Wrongs (MalaysiaNews.net)
December 7, 2009 Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray has been in the job for less than a year, but he already is making a name for himself. He has filed multiple lawsuits against major Wall Street f...
Lawyer says intense publicity hurting accused swindler’s chance at fair trial (Investment Executive)
The intense publicity swirling around alleged fraudster Earl Jones could be jeopardizing his chance at a fair criminal trial even before it begins, his lawyer said Friday.
Employment Trial Lawyer Susan Kirkgaard Reports Increase in Unlawful Employment Practice Suits Since Economic Downturn (Marketwire)
SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - December 7, 2009) - Veteran trial lawyer Susan Kirkgaard, of counsel with Bullivant Houser Bailey PC ( (link) index.a ), a leading West Coast law firm, notes her employment law practice has seen a significant spike during the economic downturn as cases of unlawful employment practices increase. Kirkgaard noted a recent ...
Sadhvi was illegally detained by ATS: lawyer (Press Trust of India)
Mumbai, Dec 7 (PTI) Claiming that sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur was detained illegally by the Anti-Terrorist Squad which probed the Malegaon blast case, her lawyer today argued that even her interrogation was illegal because a woman cannot be summoned to police station for mere questioning.
Murder trial: Ken Brotherston Jr.'s lawyer to apply for dismissal of charges (Victoria Times Colonist)
The lawyer for Ken Brotherston Jr., who is on trial for second-degree murder with his father and brother, will apply today to have the charge dismissed on the basis there is no evidence against his client.
Lawyer: Videos offer no evidence of pattern of illegal conduct by community organizer ACORN (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Lawyer: Videos offer no evidence of pattern of illegal conduct by community organizing group ACORN
Sadhvi was illegally interrogated and detained by ATS: lawyer (rediff.com)
The lawyer of Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has claimed that the Anti-Terrorist Squad had detained and interrogated her illegally last year, as a woman cannot be summoned to a police station for mere questioning.
Brotherston lawyer to appeal today for charge to be dismissed m (Victoria Times Colonist)
The lawyer for Ken Brotherston Jr., who is on trial for second-degree murder with his father and brother, will apply tomorrow to have the charge dismissed on the basis there is no evidence against his client.
Gilmer attorney to run for Chief Justice (The Longview News-Journal)
A Gilmer attorney said Monday he is running for Chief Justice of the Sixth Court of Appeals in Texarkana.
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.
Lawyer Hired by ACORN Finds No Pattern of Illegal Conduct by Group's Staff (Fox News)
The high-profile lawyer hired to investigate ACORN has found no pattern of intentional illegal conduct in the community organizing group -- a finding that was dismissed as "damage control" by one of the two filmmakers who, posing as a pimp and prostitute, videotaped staffers offering advice on how to operate a brothel .
Lawyer concerned others not charged in camp bribe scandal (Detroit Free Press)
The lawyer for a Detroit cop who pleaded guilty to a bribery charge said he's concerned that other alleged conspirators have not yet been charged.
Michigan Attorney General Sues To Have Chicago Canal Shut to Block Asian Carp (FOX 17 Grand Rapids)
Michigan's attorney general says he will sue to try to force the closure of Chicago-area locks to protect the Great Lakes from the invasive Asian carp.
Federal grand jury indicts local attorney (The Virginia Gazette)
NORFOLK -- A federal grand jury has indicted a 79-year-old attorney from Williamsburg over allegations he made false declarations in a bankruptcy case and a false oath in a bankruptcy proceeding.
In death, jailed Russian lawyer Magnitsky sparks debate on civil society (Washington Post)
In the weeks before his death in a Moscow prison, lawyer Sergei Magnitsky drafted a series of handwritten letters and petitions describing his transfer through a succession of crowded jail cells, some reeking of sewage, others cold and damp, each more awful than the last.
L.A. council members want city attorney to resolve probe of Michael Jackson memorial (Los Angeles Times)
The city attorney's 'criminal investigation' of the event is hampering officials' efforts to recoup some of the $3.2-million cost of police and other city services from L.A. Live developer AEG. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry said Monday that entertainment company AEG probably will not help defray the $3.2-million cost of police and other city services for the Michael Jackson memorial ...
Ex-cop's lawyer: Why no charges for others? (Detroit Free Press)
The lawyer for a Detroit cop who pleaded guilty to a bribery charge in connection with the sale of a city-owned camp in Livingston County to the Chaldean Catholic Church said Monday that he's disturbed that other alleged conspirators have not yet been charged with crimes.
Former colleagues say Baucus girlfriend eyed US attorney post for years, was well-qualified (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
BILLINGS, Mont. - Former colleagues of Montana Sen. Max Baucus' live-in girlfriend say she eyed the state's U.S. attorney post for years before he nominated her for the job.
Baucus girlfriend eyed US attorney post for years (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
Montana Sen. Max Baucus' live-in girlfriend had eyed the state's U.S. attorney post for years before he nominated her for the job, her former colleagues said. Melodee Hanes, 53, the Democratic senator's former state director, was described by colleagues as a skilled trial attorney qualified for the federal prosecutor's job. She withdrew her nomination in March. Baucus, 67, is chairman of the ...
Baucus girlfriend eyed US attorney post for years (AP via Yahoo! News)
Montana Sen. Max Baucus' live-in girlfriend had eyed the state's U.S. attorney post for years before he nominated her for the job, her former colleagues said.
Toledo lawyer lauded for work with migrants (The Toledo Blade)
A Toledo lawyer has been honored by a national migrant farm workers’ advocacy group for his volunteer service. Jack Gallon, a founding member of Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer Co., LPA, was among those honored at a reception last week in Washington by Farmworker Justice. For 40 years, Mr. Gallon has volunteered as general counsel to the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, a labor union ...
'Self-styled' international lawyer seeks disqualification of Noynoy, Gibo, Manny (GMA News)
You can"t blame self-styled "international lawyer" Elly Pamatong for trying. Days after announcing his presidential bid, Pamatong seeks to disqualify three of his rivals - former defense chief Gilberto Teodoro, Jr. and senators Manny Villar and Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III.
Denver Lawyer No Longer on NYC Terror Case (1010 WINS New York)
A Denver lawyer thrust into the international spotlight while representing a Colorado man accused of plotting a terrorist attack is no longer on the case.
North Tonawanda erred in actions on condos, lawyer says (The Buffalo News)
NORTH TONAWANDA -- City officials lack the ability to hold a developer accountable for clearing trees from a Walck Road site because they previously canceled their approval of his plans, a city lawyer told the Planning Commission on Monday night.
Lawyer says intense publicity hurting accused swindler’s chance at fair trial (Investment Executive)
The intense publicity swirling around alleged fraudster Earl Jones could be jeopardizing his chance at a fair criminal trial even before it begins, his lawyer said Friday.
Palin Tackled By Alaska Attorney General On Ethics Issues (The Huffington Post)
What's Your Reaction? Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan is moving to change the state's ethics rules in the wake of the battles waged by former Gov. Sarah Palin.
Lawyer For Chimp Attack VIctim (FOX 5 New York)
Bill Monaco, the lawyer for the Nash family appeared on Good Day New York to react to a prosecutor deciding not to charge the owner of a chimpanzee that mauled and blinded Carla Nash in February.  No charges are planned against Sandra Herold, of Stamford.
Attorney general changing Alaska ethics rules (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan plans to change the state's ethics rules to fix problems brought to light by complaints against former Gov.
Attorney general changing Alaska ethics rules (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan plans to change the state's ethics rules to fix problems brought to light by complaints against former Gov. Sarah Palin. The Anchorage Da...
State's attorney: Shooting was accident; no charges (The Champaign News-Gazette)
URBANA – Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz has concluded that the shooting of a Champaign teen by a police officer in October was an accident and that no criminal charges will be filed against Officer Daniel Norbits. Rietz this morning released her own 13-page summary of the Illinois State Police investigation into the Oct. 9 shooting death of Kiwane Carrington, 15, and the arrest of ...
Attorney general changing Alaska ethics rules (AP via Yahoo! News)
Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan plans to change the state's ethics rules to fix problems brought to light by complaints against former Gov. Sarah Palin.
Arrest Warrant against El-Rufai Seeks to Intimidate, says Lawyer (ITNews)
LONDON, December 8 /PRNewswire/ -- An arrest warrant issued by the Nigerian police against the popular reformer Nasir El-Rufai has been denounced by his lawyer as "groundless" and "part of a campaign of intimidation."
Baucus: Girlfriend merited US attorney nomination (Park Hills Daily Journal)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus defended recommending his girlfriend for appointment as Montana’s U.S. attorney, saying Saturday his one-time staff member and the former state prosecutor is “highly qualified” but eventually withdrew her nomination.
Edmonton lawyer guilty in horse abandonment case (CBC Calgary)
An Edmonton lawyer has pleaded guilty to a charge of animal cruelty for leaving two horses on a snowy mountain near McBride, B.C., last year.
Salahis Won’t Discuss Gate-Crash Incident, Lawyer’s Letter Says (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Tareq and Michaele Salahi, accused of crashing the Nov. 24 White House state dinner, won’t answer questions if subpoenaed by a congressional committee, their lawyer said in a letter today.
Los Angeles area attorney fatally shot at his home (AP via Yahoo! News)
A California attorney has died after being shot in the head outside his Los Angeles area home.
Baucus girlfriend eyed US attorney post for years (AP via Yahoo! News)
Montana Sen. Max Baucus' live-in girlfriend had eyed the state's U.S. attorney post for years before he nominated her for the job, her former colleagues said.
Lawyer Arrested After Bringing Gun Into Courthouse (Law.com)
A lawyer was arrested Monday for entering a Georgia courthouse with a loaded .40-caliber handgun in his briefcase, according to a court administrator. Rodd C. Walton of the Walton Law Group in Atlanta was taken into custody on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a weapon into a public gathering. A profile on the Walton firm's Web site says he is a past deputy general counsel of ...