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Africa: U.S. Attorney General on Visit to Underscore Anti-Terror Cooperation
Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Kampala to address African heads-of-state during the opening day of the Africa Union summit on Sunday.
District Attorney : Retry 3 for rape at dorm
WEST CHESTER The district attorney's office will ask a Common Pleas Court judge to reconsider his decision to bar the retrial of three men accused of raping a Lincoln University student after a mistrial was declared in the case.
Families lawyer criticizes Massey UBB blast theory
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A lawyer for families of two of the miners who died in the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster harshly criticized Massey Energy on Friday for suggesting the explosion was caused by a natural event the company could not control. Charles...
Lawyer to argue for review of Silverfox death
Yukon Supreme Court will hear arguments on Sept. 10 for a judicial review of the inquest findings in the death of Raymond Silverfox, who had spent 13 hours in a Whitehorse RCMP cell.
Eastman gets new attorney
A man charged with criminal sexual assault last year was appointed a new attorney Friday during a hearing at the Richland County Courthouse. Jeffrey H. Eastman, 25, was arrested in April 2009 on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, a Class X felony, and criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony. According to court documents, the victim was under the age of 13 when the alleged ...
Computers seized from State's Attorney's office in probe
WOODSTOCK - A search warrant was executed in the McHenry County States Attorneys Office this afternoon as part of a special prosecution, Sheriff Keith Nygren confirmed.
Court Disbars Attorney
The Kansas Supreme Court Friday disbarred a Baxter Springs attorney Michael Goodrich.
City Attorney Jan Goldsmith Discusses Latest City Developments
Above: San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith joins us this week to talk about privatizing trash collection, the push to build a new city hall, and the discussion around raising the city sales tax.
Attorney General candidate Ross Garber visits The Register Citizen office (video)
TORRINGTON -- Ross Garber, Republican candidate for Attorney General, decided to run for public office again when current Attorney General Richard Blumenthal decided to move on after holding the office since 1991.
Lawyer Comeskey has to pay more than $66,000
High profile Auckland lawyer Chris Comeskey must pay costs of more than $66,000 to the body that suspended him from practising law nine months.
Rajendram: Lawyer appointed after money went missing
PETALING JAYA: Alan Rajendram has confirmed in an e-mail that lawyer Datuk N. Sivananthan was engaged to lodge various reports against Prime Savings and Trust Ekonomisk forening (PST) in its dealings with two of Linear Corp Bhds wholly-owned subsidiaries while Rajendram was still a director in Linear.
Office Depot sues attorney general to keep probe files sealed
Office Depot sues attorney general to keep probe files sealed
Laura Hall's attorney files motion for new trial
Laura Ashley Hall's defense attorney, Joe James Sawyer, has filed for a new trial regarding Hall's involvement in the 2005 murder of Jennifer Cave. In the motion, Sawyer cites the recent controversy surrounding APD's forensics lab.
State attorney general to tell Bellingham crowd about suing over health care
BELLINGHAM - State Attorney General Rob McKenna will be at the Bellingham City Club Wednesday, July
Colton Harris-Moore says two years on lam wasn't fun, lawyer reports
SEATTLE -- Colton Harris-Moore didn't have fun and didn't enjoy his two-year crime spree, his lawyer said this afternoon. John Henry Browne said his client is concerned that other kids may imitate his misbehavior. The so-called "Barefoot Bandit" said it was inappropriate to be called a folk hero.
Lawyer: Federal grand jury subpoenas Hamilton
The attorney for Lance Armstrong's ex-teammate Tyler Hamilton confirmed that Hamilton has received a subpoena to testify before a grand jury empaneled in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Defense lawyer: Jurors presumed Wesley Snipes to be guilty
OCALA Lawyers for Orlando-born movie star Wesley Snipes say they received an email from a juror who claims three fellow jurors presumed the actor to be guilty of tax crimes before the trial began two years ago.
Attorney confirms that former pro cyclist Tyler Hamilton will appear before federal grand jury
Chris Manderson said that Hamilton, a former teammate of Armstrong on the U.S. Postal Service team, "understands his legal obligations" and will cooperate with the grand jury.
Attorney confirms that former pro cyclist Tyler Hamilton will appear before federal grand jury
NEW YORK (AP) Former professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton has been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury, though his attorney refused to say whether it has anything to do with a federal investigation involving former teammate Lance Armstrong.
Attorney confirms that former pro cyclist Tyler Hamilton will appear before federal grand jury
NEW YORK - Former professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton has been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury, though his attorney refused to say whether it has anything to do with a federal investigation involving Lance Armstrong.
Defense lawyer: Jurors presumed Wesley Snipes to be guilty
Defense lawyer: Jurors presumed Wesley Snipes to be guilty
Pitino's attorney seeks to kill subpoena
The attorney for University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino wants to quash a subpoena from the woman accused of trying to extort his client.
Attorney seeks mental health tests in slaying
A convicted murderer who is now accused of killing a woman and leaving her body and a baby in a North Valley alleyway in May will undergo mental health checks to see if he is able to stand trial.
County attorney to step down
Winona County Attorney Chuck MacLean announced Friday he willstep down as county attorney in two weeks to become a professor ata Tennessee university.
Bond denied for area lawyer in child sex case
When it came to a request for bond Friday, it did not matter that the defendant was a prominent lawyer and son of a retired appeals court judge. A federal judge in Kansas City denied bond for Samuel P. Logan after hearing evidence that his alleged attempt to entice a minor had escalated.
Harry T. Alexander, 85; controversial D.C. judge, defense lawyer
Harry T. Alexander, 85, a charismatic and controversial D.C. Superior Court judge who became a criminal defense lawyer and represented a leader of the Hanafi Muslim sect on murder and kidnapping charges, died July 8 at Washington Hospital Center.
Select your lawyer carefully
Most business owners wind up needing a lawyer at some point. This can be for a whole variety of reasons, but most often, businesses need a labor attorney to defend them against aggressive attorneys who are representing ex-employees.
Spy not being held for interrogation, says lawyer
Anna Chapman's lawyer yesterday dismissed claims that his client is being held for interrogation by the Russian secret services, instead saying that the redheaded spy is spending time with her family and trying to restart her real...
Special prosecutor searches McHenry state's attorney's office
The Northwest Herald reports: A special prosecutor executed a search warrant at the McHenry County state's attorney's office this afternoon. The special prosecutor was appointed last fall to investigate claims McHenry State's Attorney Louis Bianchi forced one of his office's secretaries to do campaign work. Get the full story on NWHerald.com .
Lawyer reprieve
High-profile Long Island lawyer Dominic Barbara is off the hook on criminal charges he stalked his ex-wife, Leslie -- as long as he keeps his...
Alberto Gonzales On U.S. Attorney Firing Scandal: 'I Feel Angry That I Had To Go Through This'
WASHINGTON Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Friday he's angry about being put through a long-running criminal investigation into his role in the firings of U.S. attorneys.
New U.S. attorney lauded for his devotion to justice
James Lewis, the new U.S. attorney for the central district of Illinois, was lauded at his ceremonial swearing-in Friday as someone who has worked for justice for decades.
Plaintiff's attorney files amended motion for summary judgment in quo warranto suit against School Board's Niekamp
Attorney Jack Inghram on Friday filed an amended motion for a summary judgment in the quo warranto lawsuit against Quincy School Board President Melvin "Bud" Niekamp.
Berman challenges attorney's statements
State Rep. Leo Berman said this week Longview immigration attorney Jose Sanchez's statements about Oklahoma immigrations laws are false, and he challenged Sanchez to a debate.
JSC suspends Attorney for failure to appeal against flawed ruling
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has suspended Deputy Attorney General Surendra Thapa for his failure to appeal against a flawed decision to release repeat offenders Bhimsen Pandit, Sanjay Shrestha and Rohit Paliwal Agrawal on low bail by erstwhile judge of Kathmandu District Court Tej Bahadur Karki.
Colton Harris-Moore says two years on lam wasn't fun, lawyer reports
SEATTLE -- Colton Harris-Moore didn't have fun and didn't enjoy his two-year crime spree, his lawyer said this afternoon. John Henry Browne said his client is concerned that other kids may imitate his misbehavior. The so-called "Barefoot Bandit" said it was inappropriate to be called a folk hero.
Attorney may not be appointed for you
Criminal defendants in southwest Missouri will not be eligible for a state public defender until next month because of high caseloads and overworked lawyers.
Board attorney says suspension was deferred
Monroe City School Board Attorney Doug Lawrence released a statement Friday to explain his deferred suspension from practicing law by the Supreme Court of Louisiana.
FBI Agent sank Quinoy case, lawyer for alleged victim says
WHITE PLAINS The lawyer for the man at the center of the lone remaining charge in the Jose Quinoy case pointed a finger at an FBI agent for the not guilty verdict and deadlocked count that was returned Thursday by a federal jury.
Two former mayors and environmental lawyer vie for Santa Clara Valley Water District seat
A former Palo Alto mayor, a Los Altos council member and an environmental lawyer are vying for a newly created seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District's board of directors.
Given the source, Sorrell loves his label as worst attorney general
MONTPELIER Sixth-worst attorney general in the United States? William Sorrell says he wears that label like a badge of honor. ... - By Daniel Barlow Vermont Press Bureau
Winona County attorney resigns to teach at Tennessee law school
WINONA Winona County Attorney Chuck MacLean announced Friday he'll step down from his position and begin teaching at a law school in Tennessee.
Attorney: Hes really a kid
SEATTLE His attorney says the Barefoot Bandit, accused of dozens of thefts from Washington state to the Caribbean, is a likable but immature kid. The U.S. attorney in Seattle calls Colton Harris-Moore, 19, a menace who, if set free, would pick up his two-year crime spree where he left
Local Business Report: Attorney joins credit union board
VINELAND -- A local attorney, Bonnie L. Laube, has joined the Bay Atlantic Federal Credit Union board of directors.
Attorney wants murder charges dropped
Vallejo attorney Dan Healy said in Superior Court on Friday that he will be making a motion to dismiss charges against a woman facing multiple murder charges in connection with a pair of 2007 gunshot slayings.
St. Charles County prosecuting attorney challenged in primary
St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Jack Banas has taken aim at Wentzville Municipal Court Judge Michael Carter, his opponent in the Aug. 3 Republican primary race for prosecuting attorney.
St. Marys lawyer to meet with Treasurer over dollar coins
ST. MARYS - Charlie Smith's outspoken disdain for folding dollars has reached high places. The U.S. Treasury Department has invited the St. Marys lawyer to a meeting in Washington to talk about it. Smith's ongoing campaign to encourage people, banks and merchants to circulate dollar coins has attracted the attention of treasury officials. He is scheduled to meet with U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios in ...
The Most Important Things to Remember When Hiring a Miami Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing a loved one is never easy. If the cause of death is due to the negligent action of another party, it is even more painful for the victim. A Miami wrongful death lawyer will be the right person for this type of personal injury case.
State Attorney Offers Clean Slate For Some
Anyone with a criminal record for a non-violent crime who was not convicted of that crime will have a chance Saturday to wipe the slate clean. The State Attorney's Office will allow them to have a single record sealed or expunged from 9 a.m. to noon at Golden Glades Elementary, 16520 NW 28th Ave. in Opa-Locka.
Attorney: Retire murder charges against Oxford man
OXFORD The attorney for an Oxford man charged with murder in the death of his brother last year says his client should be in a mental hospital.