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Maricopa County Attorney: Conflicts abound in ethics probe of him (The Arizona Republic)
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says the special investigator appointed for the State Bar of Arizona should recuse himself because of conflicts.
Suu Kyi calls on Myanmar to respond to 'unjust' law: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday called on Myanmar's people to give a united response to an "unjust" election law that bars her from the vote, her lawyer Nyan Win told AFP.
Fort Myers attorney inducted as fellow into national law organization (The News-Press)
Fort Myers attorney Jeff Garvin was inducted as a fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers at their Spring Meeting in Palm Springs,...
LIVE: U.S. Attorney Letten Speaks On Sentencing Of Convicted Former School Board President (WDSU New Orleans)
U.S. Attorney Jim letten speaks on the sentencing of convicted former school board president Ellenese Brooks-Simms.
Attorney: Pa. Officers With Roethlisberger at Club (ABC News)
Attorney: Off-duty Pa. officers were with Roethlisberger at Ga. club where assault was alleged Law - Ben Roethlisberger - Law Enforcement - Pittsburgh Steelers - Sexual assault
Attorney for Michael Froehlich, son of Outagamie County Judge Harold Froehlich, says threats considered free speech (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
APPLETON The attorney for a judges son charged with making threats to a former employee and a county deputy has asked charges to be dismissed because the remarks made constitute free speech.
Attorney: Author Apologizes For Ominous Web Post (FOX CT Hartford)
The author of an ominous online posting has apologized to the attorney of one of the men accused of killing a Cheshire woman and her two daughters, but it is unclear whether police will charge the man with a crime.
Diouf's lawyer: assault allegations are false (Lancashire Telegraph)
EL Hadji Diouf's lawyer has insisted allegations of assault against the Blackburn Rovers star are false.
Joe Arpaio, county attorney to announce plans for corruption investigations (The Arizona Republic)
The sheriff, county attorney holding news conference this afternoon.
NY attorney general to comment on Paterson probe (AP via Yahoo! News)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is planning an announcement about his investigation of Gov. David Paterson, the governor's state police security detail and some of his staffers.
N.Y. attorney general recuses self in Paterson probe (USA Today)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Thursday he has recused himself and appointed an independent counsel to probe whether Gov. David Paterson illegally took World Series tickets or had improper contact with a woman who accused an aide of domestic violence.
N.Y. attorney general leaves Paterson probe (USA Today)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has removed himself from the investigation into two scandals involving Gov. David Paterson.
NY attorney general recuses self in Paterson probe (AP via Yahoo! News)
Amid concerns over a conflict of interest and just two days after a poll showed the public opposed his investigation into two scandals involving Gov. David Paterson, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo took himself off the case Thursday and appointed a respected former judge to take over.
Lawyer to oppose Ivler move to NBI (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
A lawyer of road-rage murder suspect Jason Ivler said he would oppose moves to have Ivler transferred to the National Bureau of Investigation, saying his medical condition may not be adequately attended to there.
NY Attorney General Recuses Self in Paterson Probe (ABC News)
NY Attorney General Cuomo recuses self, appoints counsel in probes of Gov. Paterson New York - Attorney general - Law - Law Enforcement - United States
Lawyer wants second autopsy for infant boy (Traverse City Record-Eagle)
A lawyer wants a second autopsy to be performed on a newborn whose body was found in his mother's basement.
Riddle blasts Conyers' attorney (Detroit Free Press)
Political consultant Sam Riddle had some harsh words for his former boss' attorney last night on Twitter.
Zimbabwe : State's Case More Fiction Than Fact - Bennett Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
THE defence lawyer in the trial of MDC-T treasurer Roy Bennett told the High Court this week that placing the deputy Agriculture minister-designate on his defence would be a complete "miscarriage of justice" as the state has failed to provide evidence to support allegations it raised in its summary.
Court: Attorney general candidate can't be sued (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Court: Attorney general candidate can't be sued
Orange County district attorney to sue Toyota over vehicle problems (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Orange County prosecutors say they'll file a lawsuit against Toyota because of continuing problems with their vehicles. District Attorney Tony Rackauckas says the company continues to endanger the public through sale of defective vehicles and deceptive business practices.
Stokes interview botched, trafficking charge 'weak', says lawyer (Geelong Advertiser)
MATHEW Stokes' lawyer yesterday demanded the besieged Cat's drug trafficking charges to be dropped, dubbing the case "weak and tenuous".
Police: Man tells attorney he killed 2 (AP via Yahoo! News)
It wasn't the kind of call police get very often — a lawyer informing them a man walked into her office and told her he had killed two people the previous day and was turning himself in. He also told the attorney where the bodies could be found.
Police: Man tells attorney he killed 2 (Seattle Times)
It wasn't the kind of call police get very often - a lawyer informing them a man walked into her office and told her he had killed two people the previous day and was turning himself in. He also told the attorney where the bodies could be found.
Lawyer sentenced 22 months for fraud (Simcoe.com)
A disbarred Innisfil and Barrie-area lawyer has been sentenced to 22 months in jail after being convicted of fraud. Myles McLellan, a former Innisfil town councillor, was sentenced to another 14 months in jail Wednesday after he was given eight months credit for pre-trial custody.
Gubernatorial Candidate Bill Sizemore Too Poor to Hire Lawyer in Tax Evasion Trial (Skanner)
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Conservative activist Bill Sizemore now has a court-appointed attorney to help defend him against felony charges of tax evasion, after telling a judge he's too poor to hire his own lawyer.
NM police: Man visits lawyer to say he killed 2 (AP via Yahoo! News)
It wasn't the kind of call police get very often — a lawyer informing them a man walked into her office and told her he had killed two people the previous day and was turning himself in. He also said where the bodies could be found.
Lawyer: DeWeese won't testify in corruption trial (King of Prussia Courier)
HARRISBURG (AP) — The man who was the top-ranking Democrat in the state House of Representatives until a little more than a year ago will not be testifying in the Harrisburg public-corruption trial, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney: Leach's case stronger after depositions (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach says his case against the school is "substantially stronger" following depositions about whether he mistreated a player with a concussion.
Roomy Khan Had 2000 Trade Secrets Arrest, Defense Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
March 12 (Bloomberg) -- Roomy Khan, a key government witness in the insider trading case against Raj Rajaratnam, was arrested for theft of trade secrets in 2000, a year before she was charged with insider trading, according to a court filing today by a defense lawyer.
Ben Roethlisberger's lawyer hires private investigator (USA Today)
An attorney for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has hired a private investigator to look into a sexual assault allegation made by a 20-year-old Georgia college student. The private investigator, Charles Mittelstadt, on Friday contacted a lawyer for the club where the woman says the assault took place.
Rosa Mankos, lawyer crushed by subway train, 'had a helping personality' (New York Daily News)
A woman crushed by a subway train on the upper East Side was a lawyer and former state employee who lived with her three cats.
Lawyer will run against District Attorney Scully (The Sacramento Bee)
Sacramento lawyer Julius M. Engel will run for district attorney in the June 8 primary, county elect
Ben Roethlisberger's attorney hires private investigator to look into sexual assault allegation (ESPN)
An attorney for Ben Roethlisberger has hired a private investigator to look into a sexual assault allegation made by a 20-year-old Georgia college student.
Riddle lambastes attorney on Twitter (Detroit Free Press)
Embattled political consultant Sam Riddle didn't take too kindly to a TV appearance by his former boss' attorney. So, as usual, he let him have it -- on Twitter. After attorney Steven Fishman, who represented ex-Detroit Councilwoman Monica Conyers, appeared on a WJBK-TV (Fox 2) TV program Thursday night, Riddle took offense.
New lawyer appointed for Conyers' appeal (Detroit Free Press)
Former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers has been appointed a lawyer to handle the appeal of her 37-month prison sentence for a bribery conviction. Ann Arbor attorney Douglas Mullkoff has been appointed to Conyers' case. He could not immediately be reached for comment Friday.
Dallas County District Attorney hasn't decided whether to take up petition to remove Constable Jaime Cortes (Dallas Morning News)
A visiting judge ordered this week that a petition seeking to remove Dallas County Constable Jaime Cortes from office can proceed, but District Attorney Craig Watkins has not yet decided whether to accept the case, records show.
Lawyer: DeWeese won't testify in corruption trial (King of Prussia Courier)
HARRISBURG (AP) — The man who was the top-ranking Democrat in the state House of Representatives until a little more than a year ago will not be testifying in the Harrisburg public-corruption trial, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Hit-and-run boy’s lawyer: Extent of injuries still unknown (The Darien Times)
The 15-year-old Darien boy who was injured in a hit-and-run accident late last month is still recovering from traumatic head and back injuries, his lawyer told The Darien Times Friday night.
Lawyer from Avon eyes GOP AG nod (New Haven Register)
Potential candidates in the race for state attorney general are now up to six with the entry of Republican Martha Dean, a lawyer from Avon who last took a shot at the job in 2002.
TN attorney general: Campaign law probably unconstitutional (WBIR-TV Knoxville)
A current state law that bans donations to political campaigns by corporations would likely be ruled unconstitutional if challenged in court, according to a legal opinion released Friday by the Tennessee Attorney General's office.
Warren Tiller: Former Volusia attorney remembered as legal pioneer (Orlando Sentinel)
Warren Tiller, a former attorney for Volusia County who ushered in its fledgling charter form of government, died Monday. He was 86.
Obama's Attorney General Under Attack (NPR)
This week, Attorney General Eric Holder has been dealing with attacks from Republicans about his handling of terrorism detainees. In addition, the conservative National Review magazine unearthed a Supreme Court brief that Holder did not tell Congress about during his confirmation process. The Senate Judiciary Committee's top Republican said Holder must address the issue immediately. Guest host ...
District Attorney Faces Drunk-driving Charge (CBS4 Denver)
A Colorado district attorney is accused of driving drunk. Chaffee County District Attorney Jim Wilson was arrested Feb. 21 and charged with DUI. The Cortez Journal reports Saturday that if Wilson is convicted, he could also face sanctions from the state's Office of Attorney Regulation. The 57-year-old prosecutor also faces a misdemeanor weapons charge for allegedly having a 9mm handgun while ...
District attorney faces drunk-driving charge (9 News Denver)
CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado district attorney is accused of driving drunk.
Monica Conyers gets new appeal lawyer (UPI)
DETROIT, March 13 (UPI) -- Court records say former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers has been appointed a new lawyer to handle the appeal of her bribery conviction.
New intervention needed to tackle Indigenous problems: lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
A lawyer with the North Australia Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) has called for a new intervention to tackle alcohol abuse and crime in Indigenous communities.
District Attorney Faces Drunk-Driving Charge (CBS4 Denver)
A Colorado district attorney is accused of driving drunk. Chaffee County District Attorney Jim Wilson was arrested Feb. 21 and charged with DUI. The Cortez Journal reports Saturday that if Wilson is convicted, he could also face sanctions from the state's Office of Attorney Regulation.
Brace Godfrey Jr., BR lawyer, activist dies at 58 (The Advocate)
Brace Godfrey Jr., a Baton Rouge lawyer, developer and founding president of 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, died early Saturday, family members said.
Immigration attorney to meet with council (The Gadsden Times)
A top immigration attorney will discuss illegal immigration with the Albertville City Council in the main laboratory of the aviation college at 11:30 a.m. March 22. Kris Kobach is a professor of law at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, specializing in constitutional law.
City attorney pushes for food safety changes (Johnson City Press)
Since losing his 6-year-old son Jacob to E. coli infection nearly six years ago, Johnson City attorney Bill Francisco has become well known for his work to improve E. coli awareness and treatment in the region.