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Fargo attorney gains ND Democratic-NPL endorsement to run for state Attorney General post
FARGO - Fargo attorney Jeanette Jean Boechler announced today that she has received the North Dakota Democratic-NPL endorsement to run for attorney general.
Crusading Chinese lawyer gives up activism
A crusading Chinese rights lawyer whose disappearance more than a year ago caused an international outcry said Wednesday that he is abandoning his once prominent role as a government critic in hopes he'll be allowed to reunite with his family.
Dissident China lawyer 'gives up'
Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng says he is giving up his campaigning in the "hope" that he will be reunited with his family.
Murray's attorney holding press conference one month after fatal bus crash
One month after a Gadsden County school bus crash that led to the death of 17-year-old De'Sherrime Murray and seriously injured other students and the bus driver, Murray's attorney is holding a news conference at 3 p.m. today to discuss "new information" in the case.
Vatican Lawyer Defends Pope in Priest Sexual Abuse Case
The Vatican's lawyer says then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger told a California bishop to make sure a priest with a history of sexually molesting children didn't abuse while the church worked to defrock him.
Lawyer: man takes responsibility in Holmes case
A witness has taken responsibility for tossing a glass at a woman at an Orlando nightclub, according to the lawyer for Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes who was first accused of attacking the woman. An investigator tracked down the witness, who gave a sworn statement saying he threw the glass because the woman was attacking Holmes, Adam Swickle said Friday.
Lawyer: man takes responsibility in Holmes case
A witness has taken responsibility for tossing a glass at a woman at an Orlando nightclub, according to the lawyer for Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes who was first accused of attacking the woman. An investigator tracked down the witness, who... Santonio Holmes - Pittsburgh Steelers - NFL - Lawyer - Orlando
Canceled government contracts had been questioned by attorney general's office
The Louisiana attorney general's office raised questions about possible ethical issues and advised Gov. Bobby Jindal's former executive counsel to seek a state Board of Ethics advisory opinion after he contracted to provide legal services to state agencies earlier this...
Attorney wants Phoebe Prince's medical records
The attorney for one of six South Hadley High School students accused of bullying Phoebe Prince in the months leading...
Onetime prosecutor Castor becomes defense attorney
Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor Jr., the county's former district attorney for eight years, will have to temporarily shelve his "white hat."
Impostor attorney Kieffer guilty of fraud, contempt
Howard O. Kieffer fooled federal judges, seasoned lawyers and jailed clients into believing he was an attorney, but he did not dupe a U.S. District Court jury.
Morristown family law attorney offers advice for those looking to enter field
David O'Sullivan, family law attorney at Simeone & O'Sullivan in Morristown When facing what could be the most difficult experience in their life, some people turn to David OSullivan for help. OSullivan left a flourishing career in commercial real estate...
Headlines: Ex-Rep. Waters is broke, needs court lawyer
Mary Waters has run through all her money and wants the courts to pay for her lawyer in a federal corruption case.
Corey Haim obtained 550 pills before death, attorney general says
LOS ANGELES Actor Corey Haim employed "doctor shopping'' to obtain 553 prescription pills in the two months before his death, California Attorney General Jerry Brown said Tuesday.
Attorney arrested in alleged fraud case
ST. GEORGE - A St. George defense attorney was arrested Friday on charges of prescription drug fraud after detectives received information he was allegedly using different doctors to obtain a controlled substance.
Indiana attorney general warns of health insurance scams
INDIANAPOLIS Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller warns Hoosiers that scam artists might defraud residents into buying phony health insurance policies by claiming the new federal health care law makes such purchases mandatory now.
Dyer man to hire attorney
A 40-year-old Dyer man arrested Friday on suspicion of running a vehicle full of teenagers off the road and shooting at them told a judge Monday he would be able to hire a private attorney.
Lawyer: Man takes responsibility in Holmes case
A witness has taken responsibility for tossing a glass at a woman at an Orlando nightclub, according to the lawyer for Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes who was first accused of attacking the woman.
Phony Lawyer Faces Prison, $1M Fine
A Minnesota man convicted of pretending to be a lawyer faces a possible prison term and a fine up to $1 million after his conviction in a Denver court.
Planet Election Guide: With expertise in hand, attorney wants to join back in
Jenny Russell is an attorney, boater and runner who has lived and played in Telluride since 1995. As shes carved out a life here, she has also accrued a bit of experience with town government.
Lawyer questions Balili report clearing Gwen of any liability
You can't absolve the governor because she is the chief executive. She has power of control over her subordinates. Kung wala niagi sa provincial legal office, mao ba ang practice? said lawyer Gloria Estenzo-Ramos.
Priest Case Was Handled Quickly, Says Lawyer
The request for the defrocking of an abusive priest in California was handled as a dismissal from the priesthood, not an abuse case, said a Vatican lawyer.
Comedian should pay for insults: lawyer
The lawyer for a woman who says comedian Guy Earle humiliated her during a standup routine has told B.C.'s Human Rights tribunal her client should be awarded between $10,000 and $15,000 for the discrimination she suffered.
Attorney General walks against abuse
Saturday, Attorney General Bill McCollum walked for the survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
State Attorney To Review Case Against Holmes
The state attorney's office now has the case against Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes, who is accused of throwing a glass at a woman.
Attorney for Sypher wants trial moved out of Louisville
An attorney for Karen Sypher has requested that her extortion trial be moved out Louisville, to Bowling Green or Owensboro. She argues that an impartial jury could not be found in the city, due to extensive media coverage.
State senator Eric Schneiderman kicks off campaign for state attorney general
State Sen. Eric Schneiderman kicked off his campaign for state attorney general Saturday, flanked by top city, state and federal officials.
Democratic hopefuls for attorney general court rural Democrats
SCHENECTADY -- No matter that the seat isn't officially vacant yet. The race for attorney general was in full swing Saturday and one sign was the steady parade of candidates, announced or otherwise, appearing before the Democratic Rural Conference at the Van Dyck Restaurant and Lounge.
Case linked to Rwanda genocide has Wichita lawyer crisscrossing Africa
Lawyer Kurt Kerns found himself traipsing through some of the most dangerous, politically torn parts of Africa looking for witnesses in a criminal case back in Wichita. "I was walking through the Congo, and I realized I'm the only white guy on the street in a place the State Department warns Americans shouldn't be traveling," Kerns said. "But what do you do? You have to go where the witnesses ...
Lawyer addresses roles in Oakland abuse case
The future Pope Benedict XVI did not resist repeated requests to defrock a child-molesting East Bay priest, but was handling the issue "expeditiously ... by the standards at the time," a Berkeley lawyer for the Vatican said Saturday. The attorney's comments...
Court reprimands lawyer over misleading ads
The Nevada Supreme Court publicly reprimanded a Las Vegas lawyer Friday for running a Spanish radio advertisement in 2008 that "grossly misstated the law."
Pak Govt to quiz A Q Khan: Lawyer
Pakistani authorities will interrogate disgraced nuclear scientist A Q Khan "at an appropriate time" for his claim that he tried to help Iran and Iraq develop nuclear weapons, a top government lawyer has said.
ET murder: Lawyer speaks about sodomy claim
The lawyer for the 15-year-old boy accused of murdering Eugene Terre'Blanche has said that "something shocking happened" on the day Terre'Blanche was beaten and hacked to death.
NY state Sen. Eric Schneiderman running for Attorney General
More than two dozen elected officials turned out on the City Hall steps yesterday to back state Sen. Eric Schneiderman as he announced his run for state attorney general. The Upper West Side Democrat said he would tackle everything from gun control to mortgage fraud to political and social interests...
Supermodel Helena Christensen sues lawyer over store-lease woes
Supermodel Helena Christensen's lawyer played a wicked game by giving bad advice that cost her a cool $100,000, according to a lawsuit. The Danish beauty, famous as Chris Isaak's love interest in his "Wicked Game" video, owes her landlord $101,731 because her lawyer didn't properly...
Circling the wagons, Democrats defend Bysiewicz for attorney general
During three days of video-taped depositions this month before a probing Republican attorney, Bysiewicz, who now seeks the Democratic nomination to run for state attorney general, admitted that she has never appeared in a courtroom as a lawyer.
Attorney of three Americans detained in Iran refutes espionage charges
Massoud Shafii, defense attorney to the three imprisoned Americans in Iran, maintained that "espionage" charges against his clients are completely unfounded and insisted that their only offence is "illegal" entry through the border. -Zamaneh
Planet Election Guide: With expertise in hand, attorney wants to join back in
Jenny Russell is an attorney, boater and runner who has lived and played in Telluride since 1995. As shes carved out a life here, she has also accrued a bit of experience with town government.
Harvard Corporation elects leading lawyer
Harvard University announced yesterday that William F. Lee, a nationally known Boston lawyer with deep roots in the university, has been elected to the Harvard Corporation, the institutions principal governing body.
Lawyer urges Comelec to probe Villar campaign funding
A lawyer asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to investigate the source of funding of the campaign of Nacionalista Party (NP) Presidential candidate Senator Manuel Villar.
Pa. attorney concedes fault in cash for kids scandal
HARRISBURG - The top attorney for the state board that investigates complaints against judges told a panel Monday that he failed to respond appropriately to an anonymous complaint against a Luzerne County judge who would later be indicted on federal racketeering charges.
NJ lawyer admits prescription pill scheme
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) A southern New Jersey lawyer has admitted that she worked with a former client to illegally sell large quantities of prescription drugs.
District attorney to announce decision in Roethlisberger case today
Milledgeville, Ga. -- A district attorney in central Georgia will announce if he plans to file charges in a case of sexual assault claims against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Lawyer Reprimanded for Misleading Advertising
The Nevada Supreme Court has reprimanded a lawyer for a misleading advertising campaign.
Leading lawyer charged with rape
A prominent Melbourne criminal lawyer who has appeared in some of the state's highest-profile trials is charged with rape.
District Attorney to Announce Ben Roethlisberger Sexual Assault Decision on Monday
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- A district attorney in central Georgia will announce if he plans to file charges in a case of sexual assault claims against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. District Attorney Fred Bright says he's reviewed the investigation reports and will hold a news conference Monday to announce his decision. Milledgeville police Chief Woodrow Blue said last week that ...
East St. Louis council meeting at lawyer's office this morning
The East St. Louis City Council will hold a special meeting this morning at their lawyer's office in Belleville.
AttorneyGenerals job was "longest 2 years of my life": Walter Woon
SINGAPORE : Professor Walter Woon has left his post of AttorneyGeneral after completing what he calls the longest two years of his life.
Attorney: Man who faces charges with dad in NSU professors slaying denies involvement
Randy Tundidor Jr., who with his father faces murder charges in the stabbing of a Nova Southeastern University professor, denies being involved, but he gave police the names of two people who might have been, his attorney said Monday.
GA District Attorney To Announce Decision In Ben Roethlisberger Case
A district attorney in central Georgia will announce if he plans to file charges in a case of sexual assault claims against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. District Attorney Fred Bright says hes reviewed the investigation reports and will hold a news conference Monday to announce his decision.