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Beaumont Judge Nominated As U.S. Attorney For East Texas (Tyler Morning Telegraph)
Judge John Stevens Jr of Beaumont has been nominated to become the United States attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. If confirmed, he will replace John Malcolm Bales, who has held the top federal prosecutor position since May.
Microsoft lawyer takes it to Google, lays out antitrust concerns (Seattle Times)
Maybe he was inspired by the U.S. Olympic hockey team, but Microsoft lawyer Dave Heiner just delivered a PR body check to Google in a fiery blog post laying out their antitrust scuffle.
Bill Manning, a lawyer honored and hired by an old adversary (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Bill Manning, a Minneapolis patent and personal injury lawyer, is kind of the legal-wars embodiment of that adage: "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.''
Bill Manning, a lawyer honored and hired by an old adversary (MalaysiaNews.net)
Bill Manning, a Minneapolis patent and personal injury lawyer, is kind of the legal-wars embodiment of that adage: "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.'' Manning's been named one of the dozen best ...
Civil lawyer, appellate judge face off for 201st District Court bench (Austin American-Statesman)
Civil lawyer, appellate judge face off for 201st District Court bench
Plaintiffs Lawyer's 'Reptile' Strategy Bites Back (Law.com)
For $95, plaintiffs lawyers can buy a book that teaches how to appeal to jurors' basic survival instincts, those that emanate from humans' "reptilian" brains. "When the Reptile sees a survival danger, she protects her genes by impelling the juror to protect himself and the community," write co-authors Don C. Keenan, an Atlanta plaintiffs lawyer, and David Ball, a North Carolina jury consultant ...
Irvin's attorney says suit vs. ESPN being considered (Dallas Morning News)
The attorney for Michael Irvin indicated Friday that his client is considering a legal joust with a former employer, ESPN.
Lawyer wants child porn charges against him tossed (The Argus Leader)
A Sioux Falls lawyer facing child pornography charges has asked a judge to dismiss the case, claiming he downloaded the material as part of his official duties as a defense lawyer. Leo Flynn was indicted Feb. 2 in federal court in Sioux Falls for possession and distribution of child pornography. In a motion seeking a dismissal, attorney Mike Butler cited a state law that protects lawyers, police ...
Lawyer joins race for Denver council vacancy. (Denver Post)
Kenneth Padilla, a lawyer, has declared his candidacy for the City Council seat representing northwest Denver. Padilla is a native of northwest Denver who received an undergraduate and a law degree from the University of Denver.
David Paterson's exit makes capturing Democratic nomination easier for Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (New York Daily News)
Gov. Paterson's exit Friday all but cleared the way for Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to announce his candidacy and claim the Democratic nomination for the office his father held for a dozen years.
Litchfield lawmaker latest to explore run for attorney general (New Haven Register)
HARTFORD — The number of potential Republican candidates for the office of attorney general doubled Friday.
Attorney Says Council Members Improperly Deliberated In Personnel Case (The Chattanoogan)
An attorney said members of the City Council improperly deliberated in a personnel case. Attorney Jack Benson Jr. said in the appeal of Lillian Smith from a council committee's upholding of her termination that three council members were in a back room for 35 minutes after hearing the case.
Former DNR official hired by Mo. attorney general (The Joplin Globe)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s attorney general has hired an environmental official involved with last year’s delayed reporting of high bacteria levels in the Lake of the Ozarks.
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.
Attorney seeks changes (Williston Herald)
An area attorney spoke during a recent interim legislative committee meeting on civil commitment cases in the state, saying changes need to be made to ensure theyâre handled adequately.
Reno Oradini Jr.'s attorney asks North Royalton Mayor's Court for a continuance in OVI case (Sun Star Courier)
The attorney for assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Reno Oradini Jr., has requested a continuance from the North Royalton Mayor's Court.
Judges say Berlusconi trial goes on despite conviction overturned for British lawyer (Sun-Sentinel)
MILAN (AP) — A panel of judges ruled Saturday that Premier Silvio Berlusconi's trial on corruption charges will continue, despite a ruling by Italy's highest appellate court that overturned the conviction of the lawyer the Italian leader allegedly bribed.
Questions raised as lawyer of former Portsmouth owner al-Faraj quits firm (Guardian Unlimited)
• Fuglers confirms departure of Mark Jacob • Is still executive director at administration-hit club Mark Jacob, the lawyer for former Portsmouth owner, Ali al-Faraj, has "ceased to be a partner" for Fuglers, the London-based solicitors, it was confirmed to the Guardian this morning. Fuglers held the client account for Faraj when the Saudi businessman bought 90% of Portsmouth from Sulaiman al ...
E. Hanover extorted lawyer (Hanover Eagle)
EAST HANOVER TWP. - A Newark man pleaded guilty to terrorizing his elderly lawyer, the same attorney he had already pleaded guilty to extorting $2,000 from last year.
TAYLOR: Officials end monthslong standoff by choosing a city attorney (The News-Herald)
TAYLOR — City officials ended a long dispute Wednesday by selecting a former police officer as the new city attorney.
Lawyer siphoned over $10m (AsiaOne)
RUNAWAY lawyer Zulkifli Mohd Amin had moved more than $10 million out of his firm's client's account over a 10-month period in 2007, a sum larger than the $6 million previously thought.
Bishop lawyer: Mom can't recall probe (Boston Herald)
The lawyer for Amy Bishop's mother says his client has a patchy memory of the events leading to Bishop's...
Ex-Spurs guard's lawyer denies sex allegations (San Antonio Express-News)
A lawyer for former Spurs guard Alvin Robertson said Saturday his client has been wrongly linked to a sex-trafficking ring in Bexar County because of his prominence on and off the basketball court.
Calif. Attorney General Jerry Brown tells Democrats to stay tuned on expected bid for governor (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - With less than two weeks before he must enter the race for governor, state Attorney General Jerry Brown told college-age Democrats on Saturday to stay tuned for news about his presumed bid.
William F. Cole Jr.: Dallas lawyer was committed to service, helping those in need (Dallas Morning News)
William F. Cole Jr. was a Dallas lawyer who tenaciously stuck to his principles.
Litchfield lawmaker latest to explore run for attorney general (New Haven Register)
HARTFORD — The number of potential Republican candidates for the office of attorney general doubled Friday.
TAYLOR: Officials end monthslong debate by choosing a city attorney (The News-Herald)
TAYLOR — City officials ended a long dispute Wednesday by selecting a former police officer as the new city attorney.
Lower Merion attorney issues statement on laptop spying (Main Line Times)
Dear Parents/Guardians: On Friday, I informed you by email that the District had retained the services of Henry E. Hockeimer, Jr., Esq., a local attorney and former federal prosecutor, to assist in our comprehensive review of relevant laptop-related policies and past practices, as well as assist us in implementing appropriate improvements. Earlier today, Mr. Hockeimer issued the following ...
Accused of bilking LM woman, ex-health aide seeks new lawyer (Main Line Times)
NORRISTOWN — An Upper Darby woman who admitted to bilking an elderly, partially blind Lower Merion woman for whom she worked as a home health aide apparently needs a new lawyer.
Lawyer: 15-yr sentence for Wis. sex scam 'fair' (WXOW 19 La Crosse)
Associated Press - February 28, 2010 11:15 AM ET WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - The lawyer for a Wisconsin teen convicted of using a Facebook scam to blackmail classmates into sex says the 15-year...
Roraback announces exploratory committee for attorney general race (The News-Times)
State Sen. Andrew Roraback , R-Goshen, announced he is establishing an exploratory committee to consider running for attorney general, during a capital press room conference Friday morning.
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.
Roseland attorney named âYoung Irishman of the Yearâ (The Progress)
ROSELAND – Kevin M. Brennan, an attorney with Lowenstein Sandler in Roseland, will be honored as “Young Irishman of the Year” by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of the Oranges at its 109th anniversary dinner.
Ethan Sheffet named new Roseland borough attorney (The Progress)
ROSELAND – Ethan Jesse Sheffet became the new borough attorney Tuesday, Feb. 23, replacing Paul Jemas, who had served the municipality in that capacity since 2007.
Barstow lawyer to run for District Attorney (Desert Dispatch)
BARSTOW • Barstow lawyer Robert Conaway announced his plans Friday to run for District Attorney against incumbent Michael Ramos in the 2010 midterm elections. Corruption in the county involving former assessor Bill Postmus and a lack of oversight...
E. Hanover extorted lawyer (Hanover Eagle)
EAST HANOVER TWP. - A Newark man pleaded guilty to terrorizing his elderly lawyer, the same attorney he had already pleaded guilty to extorting $2,000 from last year.
Attorney seeks changes (Williston Herald)
An area attorney spoke during a recent interim legislative committee meeting on civil commitment cases in the state, saying changes need to be made to ensure theyâre handled adequately.
MIDWEST: Lawyer Says 15-year Sentence for Wisconsin Sex Scam 'Fair' (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - The lawyer for a Wisconsin teen convicted of using a Facebook scam to blackmail classmates into sex says the 15-year sentence is fair.
Lawyer: 15-yr sentence for Facebook sex scam 'fair' (Boston Herald)
WAUKESHA, Wis. - The lawyer for a Wisconsin teen convicted of using a Facebook scam to blackmail classmates into...