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Attorney general candidate says experience on his side
Max Wood says he has the experience to be the next state attorney general experience that includes an eight-year tenure as the federal prosecutor for the Middle District of Georgia. Wood, w...
Prominent El Paso Attorney Pleads Guilty
EL PASO, Texas -- Avoiding trial, prominent El Paso Attorney Gary Hill Tuesday pleads guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge. His trial was scheduled to start Tuesday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Criminal Lawyer Talks About Judicial Process Surrounding Hammad Memon
Memon is in isolation at the Madison County Metro Jail, he will be tried as an adult, surveillance video of the shooting will be a part of the trial. WHNT NEWS 19 is continuing to follow the developments of the Discovery Middle School Shooting.
Q&A With Pakistani Lawyer Asma Jahangir
Pakistan and its problems remain at the center of world attention. Leading Pakistani human-rights lawyer Asma Jahangir talks about the chances for change in her fractious homeland.
Murrysville real estate attorney convicted of fraud
A federal jury Tuesday convicted a Murrysville real estate attorney on 11 of 13 wire-fraud charges connected to two mortgage-fraud schemes, said Margaret Philbin, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office.
El Paso Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Assault
A lawyer had plead guilty to misdemeanor assault charges stemming from an incident last year. A man reported being being attacked and threatened with a gun, after he and lawyer Gary Hill got into a minor accident.
MARYLAND VOTES Maryland attorney general to run unopposed
No challengers to Gansler, several state senators No challengers to Gansler, several state senators
Maryland attorney general to run unopposed
No challengers to Gansler, several state senators Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, a Democrat, was all but assured of re-election Tuesday when no challenger from either party emerged to run against him by an evening filing deadline.
Parks & Rec probe: Stacey Jackson given 10 days to respond to attorney generals office
The Georgia attorney generals office is pursuing a request from the city of Columbus to obtain information from a Marietta, Ga., nonprofit organization about a Nike sponsorship it manages for a city-funded youth basketball team.
Former Asst. State Attorney Speaks Up
It's been over a month since an assistant State Attorney in Suwannee County was fired for speaking at Tea Parties. Even though it's been a tough road since saying goodbye to her dream job, KrisAnne Hall says it would be a bigger injustice if she didn't stick to her beliefs.
Barbados has new Attorney-General
ST PHILIP SOUTH MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT ADRIEL BRATHWAITE is Barbados new Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs.
State suspends Knoxville attorney's license for 1 year
Tennessee's Supreme Court has suspended the law license of a Knoxville attorney.
Defense attorney reports beating during home-invasion robbery
Rabon Martin, who is in ill health and uses a wheelchair, told police that he and the woman, whose name was not released, were pistol-whipped by two men about 10:20 p.m.
Consumers burned by vacation-club scams, Coakley says
Attorney General Martha Coakley made sure it was no day at the beach yesterday for alleged vacation-club scammers. ...
Former U.S. Attorney Sheds Light on Suit
Paul Charlton, a former U.S. Attorney for Arizona, is addressing and explaining some key aspects of the Department of Justice lawsuit and the government's strategy in winning their injunction.
Suit claims rental bias
Attorney general contends black applicants, those with children, targets at apartments
Attorney questions magistrates impartiality
MICHIGAN CITY An attorney told Magistrate Judge Greta Friedman on Tuesday he questions her ability to remain impartial. Friedman rejected his clients guilty plea in a fatal hit-and-run earlier this year, saying she felt the womans charge was not as serious as it should have been.
Wayland attorney looking to AG to review Open Meeting Law incident
A Wayland attorney is hoping the state attorney general's office will review a 2009 incident in which he thinks town and state officials skirted the Open Meeting Law.
Boulder gives acting city attorney $5,000 thank-you
Boulder's acting city attorney will receive a $5,000 bonus as a thank-you for temporarily heading the office, the City Council decided Tuesday night.
Attorney granted stay of sentence
A Findlay attorney who was ordered to serve a three-day jail sentence starting Tuesday has been granted a stay by an appeals court.
Attorney recalled for compassion
Fred Tharp spent years learning the law, and decades more applying it. But he tried to live his life by a law that wasnt in any courtroom. When we stop caring about our neighbor, were in trouble, said his son, Ken Tharp. That was...
Defendant's intent called key in trial over CHP officer's highway death
Defense lawyer Mark D. Millard opened the capital murder defense of David Zanon on Tuesday by telling a jury in Placerville he couldn't deny his client had run over and killed CHP Officer Scott Russell in 2007.
U.S. Attorney: Law is Unconstitutional
Dennis K. Burke, a U.S. Attorney in Arizona, helped the Department of Justice craft the lawsuit against Arizona. He lives and works in the state and understands what Arizona is dealing with when it comes to border issues, but he says SB 1070 is not the answer.
Former resident seeks Attorney General post
Vince Rabago, who grew up in Douglas, turned in 3,500 more names than necessary to get on the August primary ballot for state Attorney General, but he told supporters it will still be an uphill climb to a November win.
Rotellini vies for Attorney General post
Felecia Rotellini might not be from state but she is all about helping the people of Arizona in her campaign for Attorney General.
CRANBURY: Attorney resigns from township post
CRANBURY Township Attorney Trishka Waterbuy has resigned because state land use law does not allow lawyers from the same firm to represent the township and municipal planning boards.
New attorney and engineer to be named in Mandeville
Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere is expected to recommend both a new city attorney and a new city engineer tomorrow.
Hutaree suspect's lawyer files motion for bond
The lawyer for a member of a Lenawee County Christian militia group wants all the judges of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear a motion for bond after a panel overturned a district court judge's decision to release him.
Attorney Gary Hill pleads guilty, gets probation
EL PASO -- An El Paso attorney pleaded guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor assault in connection with an incident outside of his law office last year.
Alleged hit man arrested in killing of assistant attorney general
Mexican federal police have arrested a suspected Ju�rez drug cartel hit man in the murder of a Chihuahua assistant attorney general, police officials said Tuesday.
Find an attorney with the legal background you need
Choosing an attorney for your business boils down to one critical factor: whether the person is experienced with your specific legal issue.
Former mayor, current councilors broke law, attorney concludes; Greenfield responds to suit by officials, former mayor
Responding to a lawsuit filed on behalf of Greenfield City Councilors Mark Lee, Howard Veldhuizen and former mayor Jill Krout against the city of Greenfield proposing remedies in excess $50,000 apiece, the city council (sans Lee and Veldhuizen) hired attorney Paul Reuvers to defend the city.
Blumenthal announces data breach settlement
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced Tuesday that the state's lawsuit over a massive data breach last year at insurance giant Health Net has been settled for $250,000 in a "sadly historic"
SF Attorney Submits Signatures For Pension Measure
A new push is under way in San Francisco to compel city workers and not taxpayers to foot the bill for the workers' retirement benefits.
Lawyer for Yorktown guard says teen sex charge lacks evidence
YORKTOWN A lawyer for a correction officer accused, along with a town woman, of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl questioned the evidence against his client on Tuesday and said outside court that the girl was unable to identify the officer in a lineup.
Long Island Attorney Appointed to Trial Lawyer Academy's Board of Directors
Neal Goldstein, a personal injury attorney from Long Island, has recently been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for New York State's Academy of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Goldstein will take part in the organization's mission to strengthen and to protect our civil justice system.
Attorney general's office to join Fish Garbage Service prosecution
The state Attorney General's office will partner with thePennington County state's attorney to form a joint prosecution teamfor the Fish Garbage Service criminal proceedings.
Unfair Sentencing of Syrian Lawyer and Human Rights Activist
Amnesty International today condemned the sentencing to three years in prison of veteran 78-year old Syrian lawyer and human rights activist, Haytham al-Maleh.
CRANBURY: Attorney resigns from township post
CRANBURY Township Attorney Trishka Waterbuy has resigned because state land use law does not allow lawyers from the same firm to represent the township and municipal planning boards.
Police give security cover to Kasab's lawyer
Mumbai, Jul 7 (PTI) Police have provided round-the-clock security cover to criminal lawyer Amin Solkar who has been appointed by the Bombay High Court to defend Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab with regard to confirmation of death sentence awarded to him in the 26/11 terror attack case.
McCollum unconcerned about being witness in Greer case
Attorney General Bill McCollum said Tuesday that he's ready to face a defense attorney's questions about former Republican Party chairman Jim Greer.
Russia seeks spy swap for agents in U.S.: lawyer
Russia wants to swap a scientist jailed on charges of spying for Britain for one of the suspected Russian agents detained in the United States last month, a lawyer for the scientist told Reuters on Wednesday.
Indonesian model in sex video hires prominent lawyer
INDONESIAN presenter Cut Tari who allegedly features in one of the controversial sex videos with Peterpan band vocalist Nazril 'Ariel' Ilham, is now using the service of prominent lawyer Hotman Paris Hutapea to represent her.
Police provides security cover to Kasab's lawyer
Police have provided round-the-clock security cover to criminal lawyer Amin Solkar who has been appointed by the Bombay high court to defend Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab with regard to confirmation of death sentence awarded to him in the 26/11 terror attack case.
Lawyer's efforts to expunge clients' records raises First Amendment questions for media
PHILADELPHIA - In a highly unusual move, two newspapers in central Pennsylvania were ordered to delete archived...
Russia seeks spy swap for agents in U.S. - lawyer
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia wants to swap a scientist jailed on charges of spying for the West for one of the suspected Russian agents detained in the United States last month, a lawyer for the scientist told Reuters on Wednesday.
Jim Rubin Wins Global Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer of the Year Award
CHICAGO----James I. Rubin, a founding partner of the Chicago-based law firm Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP, has been named Global Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyer of the Year 2010 in the International Whos Who of Business Lawyers annual legal awards.
SC attorney general candidate has $325,000 cash
Democratic attorney general candidate Matthew Richardson's campaign says it has $325,000 in cash on hand as the run to South Carolina's general election start.
Lawyer aided poor throughout his career
By BRIDGET THARP BLADE STAFF WRITER Frederick J. Fadell, 85, a former assistant Lucas County prosecutor, director of the county Welfare Department, and magistrate of Toledo Municipal Court, died Monday in Arbors of Sylvania of complications from debilitating arthritis. Mr. Fadell, who was born Oct. 18, 1924, was a married father of two as he worked his way through about a decade of night classes ...
Germany slams jailing of Syrian rights lawyer
Germany condemned Wednesday the jailing of a 79-year-old prominent human rights lawyer by a Syrian court and demanded his immediate release.