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Khadrs lawyer seeks delay in terror detainees murder trial
The lawyer for Toronto-born Omar Khadr has filed an application with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a delay in his August military trial in the death of a U.S. soldier, say media reports.
Sherra Wright's Attorney: "Her Main Concern is the Children"
The defense attorney for Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife, Sherra, says his client has nothing to hide and is focused on caring for the couple's six kids.
VA Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says VA police can ask about immigration status in criminal cases
Virginia's Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli says police in the Commonwealth investigating criminal cases now have the right to ask people they stop or arrest about their immigration status as long as they don't lengthen the duration of a stop or investigation.
Former Enid attorney on trial for murder
SHARPESBURG, Ga. The trial of a former Enid attorney accused of stabbing his wife to death in their home in 2009 is under way in Coweta Superior Court in Georgia. Jury selection began Monday.
Michael Jackson's Lawyer to Sue Over Unauthorized Casino
Howard Weitzman, the estate lawyer of the late King of Pop, confirms that he will 'take whatever legal actions are necessary to shut this operation down.'
Acquire Necessary Skills That You Won't Learn in Law School
Being a successful lawyer is about having more than just legal skills, says Katharine M. Chen of Fordham University School of Law. She provides some advice for developing other key competencies, including client and people skills, leadership qualities, and work management skills.
NC State Bar: Assistant U.S. Attorney Practiced Without License
The validity of hundreds of local drug convictions could be in question because a former Assistant U.S. Attorney practiced without a law license for more than five years.
Attorney General Says Police Can Ask Immigration Status
Central Virginia reacts to the comments of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who says that police in the Commonwealth have the same right as Arizona police do to question a suspect about their immigration status.
Attorney Generals Office Files for Dismissal in Springfield Pension Lawsuit
The Missouri attorney general's office wants to be dismissed from a lawsuit that lists more than 400 retired Springfield police and firefighters. An attorney representing hundreds of retirees held a closed-door meeting about the ongoing lawsuit Monday night to discuss the latest filing.
Lawyer: USADA offering deal for dirt on Armstrong
AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong's attorneys say the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is offering cyclists a "sweetheart deal" if they testify or provide evidence that the seven-time Tour de France winner cheated by doping. If those riders have been caught doping, the deal from USADA could result in a reduced ban ...
Khadrs lawyer seeks delay in terror detainees murder trial
The lawyer for Toronto-born Omar Khadr has filed an application with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a delay in his August military trial in the death of a U.S. soldier, say media reports.
EXCLUSIVE: Attorney for "List" suspect speaks exclusively to ABC 4
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - The attorney for Teresa Bassett is talking exclusively to ABC 4 News. He confirms that Bassett is suspected of creating the "List" of 1,300 alleged illegal immigrants, but that she continues to maintain her innocence. Loni Deland is one of Utah's top defense attorneys. He says his client is now the target of two criminal probes but that Bassett claims she did ...
Covina City Attorney Edward Lee resigns from law firm; City Council to discuss his contract tonight
In response to criticism of his role in the Bell salary scandal, Covina City Attorney Edward Lee resigned Monday from the California law firm of Best Best & Krieger.
Attorney: Costco Recordings Don't Give Full Picture
The attorney for the family of Erik Scott wants to see videotape of the Costco shooting, saying audio recordings don't tell the whole story.
Area lawyer to take seat as federal magistrate Knepp has learned from 'great judges'
By ERICA BLAKE BLADE STAFF WRITER From a pool of more than 60 candidates, local lawyer James Knepp II was recently selected to serve as the next magistrate in U.S. District Court in Toledo. A longtime member of the Toledo law firm Robison, Curphey & O'Connell, Magistrate Knepp, 46, was sworn in for an eight-year term as the newest member of the federal bench Friday. He will succeed Magistrate ...
Digest: Lawyer says feds are pursuing armstrong
Lance Armstrongs attorneys say the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is offering cyclists a sweetheart deal if they testify or provide evidence that the seven-time Tour de France winner cheated by doping.
Accident victims stoic attitude at issue in grievance case against lawyer
A Manchester woman who survived a horrendous car accident and went through extensive psychological counseling afterward but who says she was re-traumatized by a lawyers questioning during a civil lawsuit testified Tuesday that she was on the verge of tears near the end of that questioning.
Maywood city attorney quits, adding to political woes
Edward Lee resigns to focus on troubles in Bell, where he also is city attorney. The council surprises residents and observers by keeping embattled Interim City Manager Angela Spaccia in office. In two surprise moves at the Maywood City Council meeting Monday, City Atty. Edward Lee resigned while embattled Interim City Manager Angela Spaccia appeared poised to keep her job at least for the ...
Lawyer to cycle 196 miles for cancer research
Ten years ago, avid cyclist and New Haven public defender Michael Alevy took his best friend, John Carroll, on the Five Boro Bike Tour through New York City.
Assistant county attorney recognized
EL PASO -- An assistant county attorney has been recognized by Susan G. Komen for the Cure for his contributions to the organization, which aims to find a cure for breast cancer.
Missouri attorney charged in death of man on lawnmower
MEXICO, Mo. (AP) -- An attorney from Mexico, Mo., is facing two charges in the hit-and-run death of man who was on a lawnmower.
Auckland man in court for blackmailing his lawyer
An Auckland man blackmailed his lawyer by demanding $350,000 for keeping quiet about allegations he was in a relationship with a prostitute and used methamphetamine, a court has been told.
Thaksin's lawyer petitions prosecutors
A lawyer for fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Tuesday submitted a petition to the Office of the Attorney General, asking it to question six more witnesses before deciding whether to indict Thaksin on a terrorism charge.
Kim Kardashian's Lawyer to Talk to Authorities About Possible Restraining Order Violation
Shawn Chapman Holley reveals that Kim Kardashian 's stalker Dennis Shaun Bowman has contacted sister Khloe Kardashian and her American footballer boyfriend Miles Austin via Twitter.
Lawyer to cycle 196 miles for cancer research
Ten years ago, avid cyclist and New Haven public defender Michael Alevy took his best friend, John Carroll, on the Five Boro Bike Tour through New York City.
Connecticut attorney general looks into e-book pricing
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is conducting a preliminary review of agreements between the nation's largest electronic-book publishers and Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc., saying he is concerned the pacts could be anti-competitive.
Lohan's Lawyer - Lindsay Kept it 'Classy'
Filed under: Lindsay Lohan , Shawn Chapman Holley , Celebrity Justice , rehab Lindsay Lohan 's lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley says Lindsay did the "dignified" thing by making a secret exit from jail -- instead of doing a red carpet walk for the media� -- � la Paris Hilton . Holley also says LiLo wasn't even jonesin' for a Read more
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.
Attorney-General: I�m not to blame for censoring Web monitoring documents
The Federal Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, has defended the censorship of government documents relating to web monitoring while denying it was his fault.
Lynnfield lawyer remains suspended
LYNNFIELD - A Lynnfield attorney was denied reinstatement to practice law, following a decision made by the Bar of Board Overseers.
DA gal also Riverside victim: lawyer
The alleged Riverside Rapist has another victim -- and she's an assistant district attorney, the accused attacker's lawyer said yesterday. But Hugues-Denver Akassy -- charged last week with raping a Russian tourist after luring her to Riverside Park with the promise of a romantic picnic -- was never...
Court urged to ignore Ampatuan clan lawyer
THE prosecution in the Maguindanao massacre case in Monday asked a Quezon City court to ignore the appearance of a lawyer for three members of the Ampatuan clan accused for the killing of 57 people in Maguindanao province last Nov. 23, 2009.
Lawyer publicly reprimanded
A Northboro lawyer has been publicly reprimanded by the state Board of Bar Overseers for her dealings with clients.
Khadr's lawyer attempts to delay trial
OTTAWA The court-appointed lawyer for Canadian terror suspect Omar Khadr wants the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Khadr's soon-to-be started trial for several war crimes. U.S. Army lawyer Lt. Col. Jon Jackson argued that the military commissions set up at the Guantanamo Bay U.S.[...]
Consumer lawyer Eric Seidel leaves Tampa Fox station after 19 years
Viewers may not have noticed, but consumer lawyer Eric Seidel has quietly left Tampa Fox affiliate WTVT-Ch. 13 after 19 years, departing the station to start his own legal and media firm. Seidel, 47, says the departure was amicable and...
Top lawyer urges legal action over gypsies
A LEADING lawyer has backed a decision by Edinburgh council to launch a court action to move travellers off its land.
Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer Rubbishes 'Bipolar Rumours'
Allegations that Lindsay Lohan has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder have been scotched by the troubled star's lawyer.
Attorney: Discipline defender-panel chief
An attorney for capital murder defendant Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad said Monday that he will seek to have the head of the Arkansas Public Defender Commission sanctioned for delaying court-ordered funding of his clients defense.
LiLo's lawyer dismisses bipolar reports
London, Aug 03 : American singer/actress Lindsay Lohan's lawyer has dismissed reports that the singer has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder saying that the allegations are 'total fabrication'.
Attorney: Deals being offered to testify against Armstrong
AUSTIN, Texas Lance Armstrongs attorneys say the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is offering cyclists a sweetheart deal if they testify or provide evidence that the seven-time Tour de France winner cheated by doping.
Attorney discusses Cohasset underage drinking case
WBZs Laurie Kirby has more. Filed under: Audio, WBZ News Tagged: bob delahunt, cohasset, UNDERAGE DRINKING
Khadr's lawyer asks Supreme Court to stop Guantanamo trial
The Army lawyer defending the last Western captive at Guantanamo turned to the U.S. Supreme Court Monday in a last-ditch bid to stop the upcoming war crimes trial of alleged Canadian terrorist Omar Khadr.
New York Accident Lawyer Launches Twitter Page
The leading NYC New York Accident Lawyer now utilizes the popular social networking site to provide clients and New York residents with current legal updates.
Chillicothe arson suspect fires attorney, pleads insanity
A Chillicothe man accused of a pair of 2008 arsons fired his attorney and opted for an insanity defense instead of the expected guilty plea Monday.
Dexter lawyer fields questions over cityhood petition
Clarkson attorney Tom Ryan laid out the path to Dexters cityhood and fielded questions for the village council and attendees Monday night.
Lawyer: Rector won't take plea
Matt Rector, a union leader and former senator accused of lying on a government of Guam affidavit, isn't interested in accepting a plea deal, his attorney said yesterday.
Attorney: Wrights ex-wife threatened
MEMPHIS Lorenzen Wrights ex-wife was threatened at her home by three men who were carrying guns and looking for the former NBA player about six weeks before he was shot to death, the womans attorney said Friday.
State Bar: Former US Attorney Didn't Have License
The North Carolina State Bar said a former U.S. attorney lied about his suspended license, calling into question some federal cases tried in the state.
Attorney says Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife was visited by men with guns about 6 weeks ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife was threatened at her home by three men who were carrying guns and looking for the former NBA player about six weeks before he was shot to death, the woman's attorney said Friday.
US Attorney Launches Kentucky Child Safety Effort
(AP) - A U.S. attorney in Kentucky is launching what he says is a new strategy in the fight against child exploitation in Lexington and the rest of the state's eastern district.       Kerry Harvey announced in a news release that a new local task force will aid prosecution and work with schools to educate students on the subject.       Four years ...