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State attorney calls out county administrator (Florida Keys Keynoter)
Monroe County State Attorney Dennis Ward on Friday called out County Administrator Roman Gastesi for attending a dinner Wednesday night at the private Ocean Reef Club in North Key Largo.
Bob Marley's daughter must find new attorney (Main Line Suburban Life)
WEST CHESTER — The daughter of legendary reggae musician Bob Marley will have to find a new attorney to represent her on charges that she grew marijuana in her Caln home.
Is Broward's state attorney soft on corruption? (Sun-Sentinel)
Mike Satz says official misdeeds can be tough to prove, but critics question his zeal Critics for years have labeled Broward County State Attorney Mike Satz as soft on public corruption.
Nine candidates see themselves as attorney general (Los Angeles Times)
Six Democrats and three Republicans want the position. Money is expected to make a difference, but it's not the only factor. After 12 years in which two veterans of the state's Democratic establishment have held the office of California attorney general, several less-known politicians -- nine in all -- are vying to land the influential post.
Tacoma attorney will run … (Tacoma News Tribune)
Attorney and conservative activist Steve O’Ban is going after incumbent Democratic Rep. Troy Kelley in the 28th Legislative District.
Wheatley lawyer guilty of tax fraud (Brisbane Times)
A SYDNEY lawyer has been found guilty of conspiring with his client Glenn Wheatley to conceal income from a Kostya Tszyu world title fight in order to avoid tax.
Saba Qureshi new lawyer for 26/11 co-accused Ansari (Calcutta News)
The special court conducting the trial in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks Monday appointed Saba Qureshi, the assistant to Shahid Azmi, as the new lawyer for 26/11 co-accused Fahim Ansari.
Michelle Spence-Jones gets new defense lawyer (Miami Herald)
Suspended Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, facing a grand-theft charge, has a new defense lawyer -- but mum's the word as to why she changed counsel.
Lawyer guilty of hiding income (The Age)
A Sydney lawyer has been found guilty of conspiring with his client Glenn Wheatley to conceal income from a Kostya Tszyu world title fight in order to dodge tax.
Bob Marley's daughter must find new attorney (Main Line Suburban Life)
WEST CHESTER — The daughter of legendary reggae musician Bob Marley will have to find a new attorney to represent her on charges that she grew marijuana in her Caln home.
District attorney draws two challengers for GOP primary (The Terrell Tribune)
Candidates in next month’s Republican primary election for Kaufman County District Attorney may differ in their opinion of who would best serve as the top law enforcement officer, but they agree the post requires leadership ability, experience, integrity and teamwork.
Attorney Kara Daniels Hand Selected for Leadership Cary (dBusinessNews.com)
CARY, N.C. (Feb. 22, 2010) – Stevens & Hand, PLLC, a Cary-based law firm which provides legal services for real estate transactions, wills and powers of attorney, announces partner Kara Daniels Hand was selected for the Cary Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Cary program.
Burr & Forman Counsel Frederick W. Jones Reappointed to the Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee by the Florida Bar (dBusinessNews.com)
Orlando / Winter Park, Florida, February 19, 2010 – Frederick W. Jones, counsel in the Central Florida office of the law firm of Burr & Forman LLP, was reappointed to the Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee by The Florida Bar as an attorney member representing the 5th Appellate District.
Two sets of fees: lawyer loses pursuit of client over legal bills (Sydney Morning Herald)
A SYDNEY lawyer who sued a client for unpaid fees and accused him of perjury has lost his case in the Supreme Court after it found he claimed fee agreements that the client had never seen.
Sansom's lawyer says he couldn't get fair hearing (NBC 2 Fort Myers)
Associated Press - February 22, 2010 11:04 AM ET TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A lawyer for former House Speaker Ray Sansom says he couldn't have gotten a fair hearing from a House panel...
Former State's Attorney Ron Buskerud to run for county commission (Rapid City Journal)
Ron Buskerud, a former Pennington County deputy state's attorney and administrative assistant to the Pennington County Commission, announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for the commission from District 5.
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.
Slain Brooklyn lawyer's partner busted in business scam: police (New York Post)
Three people have been arrested on enterprise conspiracy charges in connection with a Brooklyn divorce lawyer who was killed along with his wife inside their Brooklyn home in 2008, The Post has learned. The lawyer's long-time pal, Robert Delvicario, was arrested, along with two others, for their involvement in...
Sansom's lawyer says he couldn't get fair hearing (ABC Action News Tampa Bay)
Former Speaker Sansom's lawyer Gloria Fletcher claimed that the deck was stacked against her client.
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.
Lawyer: Sansom Can't Get Fair Hearing From House (First Coast News)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A lawyer for former House Speaker Ray Sansom says he couldn't have gotten a fair hearing from a House panel investigating an ethics complaint against the Destin Republican.
Palo Alto lawyer, fiancee, die in plane crash (Palo Alto Weekly)
A prominent Palo Alto patent lawyer and his fiancee were killed Friday after the private plane he was piloting hit a tree, caught fire and crashed near Yosemite National Park. by Gennady Sheyner
MT Attorney General focuses on senior citizen issues (KTVQ Billings)
BILLINGS - Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock will be in Billings Monday afternoon speaking at a forum hosted by AARP Montana and the Yellowstone County Council on Aging in Billings.
AstraZeneca Hid Seroquel’s Risk, Lawyer Tells Jurors (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- AstraZeneca Plc hid the diabetes risks of the antipsychotic drug Seroquel , a lawyer for a former user suing the company told a New Jersey jury in the first case to go to trial over the medicine.
Lawyer apologises for contempt (Straits Times)
A LAWYER who has been waging a long-drawn court battle to prove his innocence in a criminal case has had to apologise to the court for offensive remarks he made about two judicial officers. Bachoo Mohan Singh, 61, was ticked off by Judicial Commissioner Steven Chong earlier this month in a closed-door hearing for contempt of court. Penalties for previous cases of contempt, which are at the ...
Mont. lawyer who traveled 2.5 million miles for Ohio motorcycle club admits inflating expenses (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
LANCASTER, Ohio - A Montana lawyer and motorcycle enthusiast has pleaded guilty in Ohio to stealing $100,000 from the American Motorcyclist Association.
Lawyer says police turned away missing baby's mom (Press of Atlantic City)
NEWARK - The lawyer for the mother of a 3-month-old girl whose father told police he threw the baby off a New Jersey bridge says the woman was turned away by police when she sought a restraining order.
Salem lawyer suspended for handicapped placard misuse (The Salem News)
SALEM and mdash; Anyone who travels into Boston regularly knows that parking can be a challenge, but one Salem lawyer's solution and mdash; using handicapped-parking placards issued to a client's disabled child and his dead uncle and mdash; has cost him a lot more than a few parking tickets.
Anderson appears without lawyer, again (The Michigan City News-Dispatch)
MICHIGAN CITY — Anthony Anderson, charged with murder, appeared sans lawyer in La Porte Superior Court 1 on Thursday morning.
Town Board re-creates attorney post (The Buffalo News)
LEWISTON -- The Town Board on Monday reversed a January decision to abolish the position of town attorney and voted unanimously to appoint one of two newly hired town consultants to the job.
Demjanjuk defence lawyer rejects expert witness (EARTHtimes.org)
Munich - The defence team at the trial of war crimes suspect John Demjanjuk sought to stop a Dutch historian from giving evidence on Tuesday, citing suspicion of bias. Lawyer Ulrich Busch told the court that Professor Johannes Houwink ten Cate had sa...
Lawyer accused of embezzlement (CBS 58 Milwaukee)
Greenfield lawyer accused of stealing money to support his gambling habits
44% Of People Have No Lawyer, According A Leading Car Insurance Company In Pennsylvania (OfficialWire)
According to one of the largest car insurance companies located in Pennsylvania, 44% of the policyholders have no lawyer. They try to settle their case themselves, which is what the insurance companies prefer.
Dow to be sworn in as N.J.'s Attorney General (Asbury Park Press)
TRENTON — New Jersey's new attorney general will officially take office when Paula Dow recites the oath of office in Trenton Tuesday.
Iranian Lawyer Rejects Official's Portrayal Of Human Rights (Payvand Iran News)
A prominent Iranian lawyer has rejected the optimistic portrayal of Iran's human rights situation offered to the United Nations earlier this week, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.
Paula Dow will be sworn in as N.J. Attorney General (The Star-Ledger)
Andrew Mills/The Star-LedgerEssex County Prosecutor Paula Dow,left, sits with Gov.-elect Chris Christie at the swearing in ceremony of Paul Fishman as United States Attorney for New Jersey.TRENTON -- New Jersey's attorney general today will officially take office when Paula Down...
Dow to be sworn in as Attorney General (The Record and Herald News)
TRENTON — New Jersey's new attorney general will officially take office when Paula Down recites the oath of office in Trenton Tuesday. The 54-year-old former Essex County prosecutor was unanimously confirmed by the state Senate on Monday.
Attorney questions Slaughter's credibility (The Advocate)
An attorney for Southern University repeatedly attacked the credibility of the system’s former president this morning during testimony in Baton Rouge federal court.
Dow to be sworn in as Attorney General (The Record and Herald News)
New Jersey's new attorney general will officially take office when Paula Down recites the oath of office in Trenton today.
Attorney general says Fisk has no right to sell O'Keeffe art (The Tennessean)
As the battle over Georgia O'Keeffe's legacy to Fisk University moves to what could be its final legal hurdle, the state attorney general weighed in, casting doubt on whether a sale could move forward as easily as Fisk officials seemed to indicate. Attorney General Bob Cooper issued a statement today, saying that neither the university nor O'Keeffe's estate back in New Mexico should be allowed ...
DiMasi attorney fees 'fair and reasonable' (The MetroWest Daily News)
The $378,000 in outside attorney fees paid by the state to comply with the federal corruption investigation of former Speaker Salvatore DiMasi were “fair and reasonable” and the outside attorneys did not perform or bill for any services for the benefit of DiMasi himself, according to a review conducted by an attorney hired by DiMasi’s successor, Speaker Robert DeLeo.
Dow to be sworn in as New Jersey's Attorney General (Courier-Post)
New Jersey's new attorney general will officially take office when Paula Down recites the oath of office in Trenton Tuesday.
City attorney ordered to open records (Coral Gables Gazette)
The office of the State Attorney has told embattled Coral Gables Attorney Elizabeth Hernandez to follow the Florida law and stop hindering access to the city’s public records.
Lawyer: Kilpatrick must live large (Detroit Free Press)
Kwame Kilpatrick is living large because, his lawyer says, he has to. Kilpatrick's attorney, Daniel Hajji, made the claim in an impassioned 14-page motion filed with the state Court of Appeals late Tuesday.
Lawyer wants judge off firefighters' case (Boston Globe)
A lawyer for a group of New Haven firefighters that won a reverse discrimination case before the U.S. Supreme Court last year is seeking to have a lower court judge step down from the case.
Lawyer backs Nikolic defiance (The Courier Mail)
A TOP lawyer has backed jockey Danny Nikolic's defiance of stewards who demanded he hand over his mobile phone as part of an inquiry into 10 of his rides.
Attorney Fights Judge's Ruling In Stepfather's Killing Case (KCCI 8 Des Moines)
An attorney said the rights of a Chariton boy accused of killing his stepfather were violated when a judge rejected a request for the attorney to represent the child.
Ex-Annapolis lawyer gets 99 years in Texas fraud case (Baltimore Sun)
Scheme used leased credit- and debit-card terminals; defendant lived on Eastern Shore A former Annapolis lawyer and Eastern Shore resident who was convicted of federal mail fraud in 1990 has been sentenced to 99 years in a Texas state prison for running a fraudulent investment scheme using leased credit- and debit-card terminals.
Supreme Court says molester's old request for lawyer no longer valid in new investigation (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says prosecutors can use the confession of a child molester who asked for a lawyer when first questioned, then admitted to the crime three years later.
CMT sues lawyer over $9m loan involving property developer (Marlborough Express)
The failed Canterbury Mortgage Trust is suing Christchurch lawyer Clive Cousins over a $9 million loan to a company connected to property developer David Henderson.