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Attorney: Arizona law breeds mistrust
The federal attorney leading the challenge to Arizona's controversial immigration law delivered the keynote address to the national LULAC convention in Albuquerque Thursday.
Civil Rights Lawyer Lynne Stewart Receives 10-Year Sentence
Lynne Stewart, a former New York civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case in 2005, was re-sentenced Thursday to 10 years and one month behind bars.
Attorney on infighting: 'Wapella deserves better'
WAPELLA Political infighting in Wapella has gotten so bad,DeWitt County States Attorney Dick Koritz issued an open letterThursday telling the communitys leaders to settle theirdifferences or potentially face years of chaos.
High Court ticks off lawyer
A LAWYER who is incompetent in his profession is as good as one who is dishonest because he is paid for 'slipshod or non-existent work'. Such conduct would be especially disturbing in criminal matters because the case of the lawyer's client could be irremediably weakened because of his shoddy work.
District attorney looking into Green Party ballot dispute
District attorney looking into Green Party ballot dispute
Judge denies motion to remove county attorney from Wanner case
The Hennepin County attorney's office won't be removed or censured in the prosecution of a Wayzata businessman accused of criminal sexual conduct with a 10-year-old girl in the swimming pool at the Minneapolis Club.
Tanzania: Tribunal Lawyer Killed
Jwani Mwaikusa, a lawyer for the United Nations tribunal for the Rwandan genocide was shot in front of his home in Dar es Salaam.
Victoria attorney dies in car crash near Lockhart
A Victoria criminal defense attorney died in a two-car collision about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
8 convicted in killing of Guatemalan lawyer
A Guatemalan judge has convicted and sentenced eight men to prison for the 2009 killing of a prominent lawyer who accused the country's president of his murder in a video made before his death.
8 convicted in killing of Guatemalan lawyer
A Guatemalan judge has convicted and sentenced eight men to prison for the 2009 killing of a prominent lawyer who accused the country's president of his murder in a video made before his death. Murder - Prison - Lawyer - Crime and Justice - Injustice
Red Bank attorney denies conspiracy behind chiefs firing
Two weeks after a city official fired Red Banks longtime police chief, City Attorney Arnold Stulce wrote about why the firing happened and denied a political conspiracy behind it.
Odessa attorney pleads guilty to burglary
ODESSA -- An Odessa attorney and two other people pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree felony charges of burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit assault in connection with a brawl Oct. 3 at the home of an Odessa couple.
Scranton attorney accused of prescription fraud
A Scranton attorney is accused of fraudulently obtaining prescription painkillers over a 15-month period, using dozens of doctors and pharmacies in an attempt to conceal his activities.Robert Foley, 39, of 1034 Woodlawn St., told narcotics investigator
Scranton attorney accused of prescription fraud
A Scranton attorney is accused of fraudulently obtaining prescription painkillers over a 15-month period, using dozens of doctors and pharmacies to conceal his activities.Robert Foley, 39, of 1034 Woodlawn St., told narcotics investigators his addiction
Lawyer dispels teacher assault story
A former Austin school teacher's attorney called accusations of assaulting a 5-year-old student "far-fetched."
Lawyer out $240G in Internet con game
CONCORD, N.H. - A New Hampshire lawyer is out $240,000 after falling prey to an international Internet scam. ...
Civil Rights Lawyer Lynne Stewart Receives 10-Year Sentence
Lynne Stewart, a former New York civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case in 2005, has been re-sentenced to 10 years and one month behind bars.
President nominates Muskogee attorney for U.S. attorney
President Barack Obama has nominated Muskogee attorney Mark Green to be the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. Obviously, my hats in the ring, and I consider it to be an honor to be nominated, Green said Thursday.
MCAS attorney: No appeals in property tax case
MICHIGAN CITY Indianapolis attorney Beth Henkel, who represented Michigan City Area Schools in its property tax lawsuit against La Porte County Auditor Craig Hinchman, said Tuesday there will be no appeals to their case.
Lawyer charged for assaulting opposing counsel inside Lackawanna County Courthouse
A civil suit turned into a criminal case at the Lackawanna County Courthouse on Thursday when a Philadelphia-area lawyer punched opposing counsel in a profanity-laced exchange that started in a hallway and spilled into a stairwell.Attorney Michael Rauch
Lawyer charged with prescription drug scheme
SCRANTON An attorney is facing charges that he acquired more than 3,400 units of assorted controlled substances illegally at pharmacies in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Monroe counties.
Odessa Attorney Admits to Breaking Into an Odessa Home
An Odessa attorney admits to breaking into an Odessa home back in 2009. Brian Chavez, who was portrayed in the film Friday Night Lights, plead guilty on Thursday as part of a plea deal to avoid jail time.
UConn stabbing defendants lawyer says judges bond decision went too far
A veteran criminal defense lawyer says a Vernon Superior Court judge overstepped her authority when she tried to prohibit his client, a defendant in the University of Connecticut stabbing incident in which football player Jasper Jazz Howard was killed, from posting a bond through a payment plan.
Brewer attorney: Tax payers will suffer from SB 1070 delay
PHOENIX The state and its taxpayers will suffer if there is any delay in enforcing Arizona's new immigration law, an attorney for Gov. Jan Brewer told a federal judge Thursday.
Attorney, engineer approved
The Mandeville City Council Thursday evening unanimously approved Mayor Donald Villeres appointments for a new city attorney and new city engineer.
Ex-lawyer faces more charges
NEW HAVEN A former lawyer charged in February for allegedly stealing from a client was arrested again Thursday, charged with stealing from a second client.
Arizona attorney general candidate Rotellini touts prosecution experience
Felecia Rotellini, who served as superintendent of the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions and is seeking the Democratic nomination for attorney general, started out working for her father's insurance agency.
Lawyer says terrorism mole had 'dalliance' with target's daughter
NEW YORK - The Joint Terrorism Task Force mole in the Kennedy Airport terror plot also had sex with the young daughter...
Australian Thai protest accused ignores lawyer's advice
The Thai lawyer of an Australian man charged with breaching state of emergency laws says her client is refusing to enter a guilty plea that would see him sent home after a speedy trial.
Tanzanian Lawyer Who Defended Rwandan Genocide Suspect Is Killed at Home
A Tanzanian lawyer who defended a Rwandan genocide suspect was shot dead and documents were stolen from his vehicle in an attack in which two other people died, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda said.
Valley briefs: 'Ask a Lawyer Day' in Kane County
The Kane County Bar Association will conduct monthly "Ask a Lawyer Days" during 2010, due to the popularity of the program offered all of last year and established during its 150th anniversary celebration in 2008. On the second Saturday of each month, members of the public are encouraged to call 630-762-1900 between 9 a.m. and noon for a free consultation with a volunteer attorney. This public ...
Fredericton lawyer named first privacy commissioner
Fredericton lawyer Anne Bertrand has been named New Brunswick's first access to information and privacy commissioner.
Lawyer gets 18-36 months for sneaking drugs into jail
MEDIA COURTHOUSE A 62-year-old attorney who took advice from a 23-year-old client on how to smuggle drugs into Delaware Countys prison was formally sentenced Monday to serve 18 to 36 months in jail.
Bogus lawyer frees 9 robbery suspects
A bogus Harare lawyer secured the release of nine suspected armed robbers and carjackers from remand prison in one month using fake High Court bail release orders.
Attorney general: Beware scam artists
Even lawyers arent always immune to the wiles of crafty scam artists. Two New Hampshire lawyers have reported being the targets of an international scam artist in the last two weeks. One of the lawyers was bilked for more than $240,000, according to state Attorney General Michael Delaney. One of the lawyers was hired on retainer by a Chinese company via e-mail and received a bank check that he ...
Lawyer: Unreleased letters merit new murder trial
KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Oral arguments in the Missouri Court of Appeals typically draw few spectators, but the 20-year saga of a man convicted of killing a mother of five as she slept in her rural Missouri farm home is far from typical.
Lawyer loses $240,000 to scam
CONCORD, N.H. - A lawyer is out $240,000 after falling prey to an international Internet scam, prosecutors said.
NH lawyer out $240,000 in scam targeting attorneys
A New Hampshire lawyer is out $240,000 after falling prey to an international Internet scam, prosecutors said.
NH lawyer out $240,000 in scam targeting attorneys
A New Hampshire lawyer is out $240,000 after falling prey to an international Internet scam, prosecutors said. The attorney general's office declined to identify the lawyer but said he is one of two lawyers in the state who were targeted in recent weeks by scam artists who used Internet messages, fake companies and counterfeit checks to "retain" them.
Lawyer charged after courthouse brawl
SCRANTON An attorney has been charged with assault after authorities say he repeatedly punched his opposing counsel during an argument in the Lackawanna County Courthouse.
NH lawyer out $240,000 in scam targeting attorneys
Attorney general's office warns of Internet scam that uses bad checks to retain lawyers
Attorney general's office warns of Internet scam that uses bad checks to retain lawyers
CONCORD, N.H. - A New Hampshire lawyer is out $240,000 after falling prey to an international Internet scam, prosecutors said.
Alabama attorney elected national leader
Montgomery attorney Gibson Vance has been elected president of the American Association for Justice, which represents 30,000 trial lawyers throughout the country.
Attorney general seeks documents in ASEA investigation
His attorney said he is not the target of an ongoing criminal investigation by the state's attorney general, but there is a criminal investigation taking place and Mac McArthur, executive director of the Alabama State Employees Association, has documents and records the attorney general wants.
NH lawyer out $240,000 in scam targeting attorneys
A New Hampshire lawyer is out $240,000 after falling prey to an international Internet scam, prosecutors said. The attorney general's office declined to identify the lawyer but said he is one of two lawyers in the state who were targeted in recent weeks by... New Hampshire - Lawyer - United States - Attorney general - Prosecutor
Ex-lawyer from New Haven faces more charges
NEW HAVEN A former lawyer charged in February for allegedly stealing from a client was arrested again Thursday, charged with stealing from a second client.
NH lawyer out $240,000 in scam targeting attorneys
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire lawyer is out $240,000 after falling prey to an international Internet scam, prosecutors said. The attorney general's office declined to identify the lawyer but said he is one of two lawyers in the state who were targeted in recent weeks by scam artists who ...
County Attorney Brings Felony Charges in Hardy Fire Case.
Coconino County Attorney David Rozema filed a felony complaint today against Randy Nicholson who is suspected of causing the recent Hardy fire in Flagstaff, AZ.
Kyron's Stepmother Gets Death Threats: Lawyer
The lawyer for Terri Horman, Kyron Horman's stepmother, Terri Horman, said her client has been getting death threats since accusations have been lobbed at her, including that she allegedly hired the landscaper to kill her husband and that she's been withholding information about Kyron's disappearance. Terri Horman - Crime and Justice - Kyron Horman - Murder - Restraining order