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Rafting a powerful force for guide/lawyer
On Mondays during the summer, you can find Melissa Matsunaka, a lawyer with Clark Williams and Matsunaka LLC, in the courtroom hammering out litigation.
Campaigning Syrian lawyer (79) sent to prison for three years
DAMASCUS A Syrian military court has sentenced a 79-year-old lawyer who campaigned for decades for an end to emergency law, jailing him for three years on charges of weakening national morale.
New District Attorney Announces Directives
Santa Barbara County's newly elected District Attorney Joyce Dudley outlined today, the new directives she is bringing to the prosecutors office.
Former attorney-general fronts Lennon trial
Former attorney-general Michael Atkinson has told the South Australian Supreme Court he has no recollection of ever being told that departmental money was being held in a reserve account.
Embattled San Jose lawyer goes on trial in money-laundering case
Jamie Harley, local defense attorney who is often in the spotlight for controversy, faces charges in federal court over the next few weeks.
Syrian Lawyer, 79, Sentenced to 3 years in Jail
The defense team for Haitham Maleh, who spent six years as a political prisoner in the 1980s, fears that he might not survive the incarceration.
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.
Police probe woman's suicide try at condo of prominent attorney
Police responded to the Dorchester condo of Lynn native and prominent attorney Gary Zerola early Thursday morning when a 911 call reported a person had been stabbed.
National Labor Relations Board taps former Springfield lawyer
WILBRAHAM - Brian E. Hayes, a long-time labor lawyer in Springfield, has joined the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C. Hayes had most recently been working as a Republican labor policy director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions.
Ask the Expert: What buying a franchise means
Business law attorney Gina Norris, who is featured this month in "Ask the Expert," says franchise opportunities present a viable business option for entrepreneurs, offering instant name recognition, tested products, group advertising power and assistance from the franchisor. < a href=" (link) artic ...
Houma lawyer announces run for Melancons seat
THIBODAUX Houma attorney Ravi Sangisetty says he will run in the upcoming election for the U.S. House seat representing the Houma-Thibodaux area.
Skakel lawyer admits spending tax money on country clubs, Jeeps
Celebrity lawyer Michael Sherman on Wednesday pleaded guilty to willfully failing to pay about $400,000 in federal income taxes, admitting he had the ability to pay but spent the money on country club memberships and other discretionary items.
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.
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.
Stanford lawyer not focused on case's legal circus
HOUSTON (AP) -- It might not be the Greatest Show on Earth but the legal circus in the $7 billion fraud case against jailed Texas financier R. Allen Stanford is possibly making it the greatest show in court.
'Spy' Anna embarrassed by semi-clothed photos: lawyer
The Russian woman that US prosecutors claim is at the centre of an international spy ring is "embarrassed" by the media coverage generated by her arrest, her lawyer said.
Candidate for St. Charles County prosecuting attorney to lose driver's license
Michael E. Carter, a candidate for St. Charles County prosecuting attorney, has lost his Department of Revenue hearing for refusing to take a Breathalyzer test in December and will lose his driver's license for a year.
Lawyer Makes Case for Higher Education in California
George Kieffer, the high-profile partner in the West L.A. office of Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP, has practiced law in a variety of fields over the course of his professional career.
Lawyer to take over as city administrator
Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano is eyeing one of her legal counsels as city administrator. Lawyer Jose Luis Montales is being considered to replace City Administrator Wilfredo Villar under Cayetanos predecessor, now Taguig-Pateros 2nd District Rep. Freddie Ti�ga.
Meche seeks re-election in Leonville
Attorney Jason Meche has announced that he will seek re-election to the Leonville Town Council.
Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration
The Attorney General moved for a temporary stay of the plaintiffs' proceeding pending determination of the plaintiff GRE's appeals at the Tax Court of Canada.
Greer's Attorney To Talk About Lawsuit
The attorney for former state Republican chairman Jim Greer will talk about about the criminal case against his client.
Lawyer Snapshot
Family: Married to Jamie Iseman Harper; three children: daughter Ashley, works for Publix; Ansley is in nursing school at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.; and son Andrew is a junior at Liberty University.
Pro Bono Attorney of the Month: Reese Marshall
Reese Marshall feels its his duty as a lawyer to provide them with a choice. Instilled with a social conscience forged in the heated 1960s, Marshall still makes it his business today to help the underserved population of Jacksonville find solutions to their problems.
Veteran Syrian lawyer and activist receives 'unfair' jail term
Monday 5 July 2010 Amnesty International has condemned the sentencing to three years in prison of veteran Syrian lawyer and human rights activist, Haytham al-Maleh. Amnesty International has condemned the sentencing to three years in prison of veteran Syrian lawyer and human rights activist, Haytham al-Maleh. The 78-year-old was convicted by a military court in the capital Damascus on Sunday of ...
Lawyer is ensnared in Washtenaw drug case
Brighton attorney Ron Plunkett was charged with a felony after his girlfriend died from an overdose of heroin for which he allegely paid. Now he's facing life in prison.
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.
Bingo dominating Democratic runoff for attorney general nomination
Two lawyers are campaigning for the Democratic Party nomination for attorney general in the July 13 runoff, with the fight over electronic bingo one of the toughest issues the next attorney general will face.
Biden seeks death penalty in Spicer slaying
Attorney General Beau Biden said his office would seek the death penalty against Derrick Powell, the Cumberland, Md. man accused of fatally shooting Georgetown Patrolman Chad Spicer.
Ex-Justice Dept Lawyer Says Whites' Rights Ignored
Filed under: News , President Obama , Race and Civil Rights A former lawyer for the Justice Department claims that charges of voter intimidation against two New Black Panther Party members were dropped because the rights of white voters are often ignored and only minorities are protected by our nation's civil rights laws. Former Justice Department Attorney J. Christian Adams (pictured above ...
DPS settles attorney's fees, court costs in woman's conspiracy suit
The Department of Public Safety has agreed to settle the claim for attorney's fees and court costs filed by a Korean woman who had accused some police officers of conspiring to destroy evidence to prevent the prosecution of a drunk motorist.
Baillieu's bail plan 'half-baked': Hulls
Attorney-General Rob Hulls has described state Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu as a lazy 'flip-flopper' who doesn't read the law before releasing 'half-baked' policies.
Joe Perry - Perrys Son Turned Lawyer To Battle Copyright Issues
JOE PERRY's son ADRIAN decided to train as a lawyer as well as playing in his own band in a bid to avoid the same music copyright issues which plagued his famous father as a...
Van der Sloot Sues Initial Lawyer in Peru Murder
Lawyer Now Representing Dutchman Accused in Killing Says Attorney Present at Police Interrogation Wasn't Public Advocate
Attorney: Charges Are Attempt To Ruin Greer
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A criminal defense attorney for ousted Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer Monday promised to make defense witnesses of some of the most powerful men in Florida politics -- Gov. Charlie Crist, Attorney General Bill McCollum and state Republican chief John Thrasher.
Greer's attorney will seek dismisal grand theft, money laundering, fraud charges
Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer's defense attorney said today he will try to disqualify Attorney General Bill McCollum from prosecuting the case -- and call the GOP candidate for governor as a defense witness for Greer.
Attorney: I Will File Motion To Dismiss Greer Case
The attorney for the former head of the Republican Party of Florida promises to bring down some major political figures to defend his client.
Drug law could send once-prominent Brighton lawyer Ron Plunkett to prison for life
A "horrid" drug addiction and a relatively new state law have combined to ensnare once-successful Brighton lawyer Ron Plunkett in a case that could send him to prison for life, the Detroit News reports. Because Plunkett paid for the heroin......
Greer attorney: Anti-Crist Republicans decided to ruin my client
A criminal defense attorney for ousted Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer today promised to make defense witnesses of some of the most powerful men in Florida politics - Gov. Charlie Crist, Attorney General Bill McCollum and state Republican chief John Thrasher.
Outspoken lawyer in false billing case
Controversial Auckland barrister Chris Comeskey faces being struck off over allegations that he falsely claimed thousands of dollars in legal services payments and misled the Court of Appeal.
Nevada Attorney General grant for violence against women program
CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada state attorney generals office says funds are available to community nonprofit agencies for a violence against women grant program.
Ex-GOP chief gets high profile lawyer
Lawyer Chaney Mason will press high profile Republicans about what they know about former GOP Chairman Jim Greer's consulting company.
Jim Greer's attorney: Anti-Crist Republicans decided to ruin him
Jim Greer, former party chairman, is facing trial on six felonies, including theft A criminal defense attorney for ousted Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer today promised to make defense witnesses of some of the most powerful men in Florida politics - Gov. Charlie Crist, Attorney General Bill McCollum and state Republican chief John Thrasher.
Attorney Says Charges are Attempt to Ruin Greer
Greer is charged with one count of organized fraud, four counts of felony grand theft and one count of money laundering.
Lawyer: Va. man with laser meant no harm
FAIRFAX, Va. - An attorney for a Fairfax County man charged with interfering with the operation of an aircraft says his client only wanted to see what kind of helicopter was flying over his house before dawn.
Lawyer: Va. man with laser meant no harm
Associated Press - July 5, 2010 2:05 PM ET FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - An attorney for a Fairfax County man charged with interfering with the operation of an aircraft says his client only wanted to see...
Attorney: Right Wing Using Greer To Hurt Crist
A criminal defense attorney for ousted Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer Monday promises to make defense witnesses of some of the most powerful men in Florida politics.
Deputy Attorney-General Aamir Rehman sacked
ISLAMABAD, July 05: The government on Monday relieved Deputy Attorney-General Aamir Rehman from his responsibilities, DawnNews reported. Rehman confirmed that the government had sacked him. He was taken off from his post in the name of the peoples "greater good ".
Lawyer focuses on first seconds of Villanueva confrontation
A lawyer representing the Montreal police officer who shot and killed Fredy Villanueva focused Monday morning on the way his client, Constable Jean-Loup Lapointe, acted in the initial seconds of the fatal August 2008 confrontation.
Attorney: Jim Greer is not guilty
A criminal defense attorney for ousted Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer Monday promised to make defense witnesses of some of the most powerful men in Florida politics. More>>>