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Decriminalizing pot would smash 'lucrative' black market: Lawyer
Cannabis should be made available like alcohol is today to help defuse a "fantastically lucrative black market" for drugs, an Ottawa lawyer says.
Lawyer Jim Kennan dies of cancer
High-profile barrister and former Victorian attorney-general Jim Kennan has died of cancer aged 64.
Hall County attorney: New budget is very likely unsustainable
Hall County Attorney Mark Young has a good news/bad news message for the Hall County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday.
Lawyer Jim Kennan dies of cancer
High-profile barrister and former Victorian attorney-general Jim Kennan has died of cancer aged 64.
Steven Averys attorney withdraws from civil case filed by family of murder victim Teresa Halbach
The attorney who represented Steven Avery in the Teresa Halbach murder case no longer will represent Avery in a civil suit filed by Halbachs family.
Dean Strang withdraws as Steven Averys attorney in Teresa Halbach case
MANITOWOC The attorney who represented Steven Avery in his criminal case for the killing of Teresa Halbach has withdrawn as Averys attorney in a civil suit.
Court lets Steven Averys attorney Dean Strang withdraw
MANITOWOC The attorney who represented Steven Avery in the Teresa Halbach murder case no longer will represent Avery in a civil suit filed by Halbachs family.
Former Outagamie County district attorney William Grogan sentenced to jail in support case
APPLETON A former district attorney will spend six months in jail for failure to pay child support.
Connecticut attorney launches e-book investigation
The attorney general for the State of Connecticut has launched aninvestigation into two of the largest sellers of e-book titles.
UNHCR: Lawyer who defended Iranian woman in stoning case is in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey - The U.N.'s refugee agency has confirmed the lawyer for an Iranian woman who had been sentenced to death by stoning is in Turkey. The lawyer, Mohammad Mostafaei, went missing after he was questioned in Tehran on July 23, then released.
Prince sued by lawyer
Prince is facing a �33300 legal bill after allegedly failing to pay his former lawyer.
Lawyer can't find plaintiff in Pa. anorexia suit
PITTSBURGHPittsburgh s school board has approved a settlement with a woman who claimed the district did nothing to stop bullying that caused her daughter s anorexia, but the woman s lawyer can t find her.
UNHCR: Lawyer in Iranian stoning case in Turkey
The lawyer of a woman who had been sentenced to death by stoning in Iran is in Turkey and has the option of applying for asylum, the U.N.'s refugee agency said Wednesday.
UNHCR: Lawyer in Iranian stoning case in Turkey
The lawyer of a woman who had been sentenced to death by stoning in Iran is in Turkey and has the option of applying for asylum, the U.N.'s refugee agency said Wednesday.
UNHCR: Lawyer in Iranian stoning case in Turkey
The lawyer of a woman who had been sentenced to death by stoning in Iran is in Turkey and has the option of applying for asylum, the U.N.'s refugee agency said Wednesday.
Attorney Keenum pleads to federal bank fraud
GREENVILLE Thomas D. Keenum Sr., who last week asked that his name come off Northeast Mississippi Community Colleges stadium, faces up to 30 years in prison for a federal bank fraud scheme.
UNHCR: Lawyer who defended Iranian woman in stoning case is in Turkey
The lawyer of a woman who had been sentenced to death by stoning in Iran is in Turkey and has the option of applying for asylum, the U.N.'s refugee agency said Wednesday.
Orlando Attorney Launches Virtual Bankruptcy Site; Individuals Can File Bankruptcy Online from the Privacy and ...
Orlando Bankruptcy Attorney Susan Budowski launched the online virtual bankruptcy center http://www.myflbankruptcyattorne today. The site allows individuals that need to file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy to do so completely online.
Lawyer sues Prince
Prince is facing a $50,000 legal bill after allegedly failing to pay his former lawyer.
Lawyer sues Prince
Prince is facing a $50,000 legal bill after allegedly failing to pay his former lawyer.
Ohio governor, attorney general push for DNA testing in cases of 7 convicts
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio's governor and attorney general are asking county prosecutors to make evidence available for DNA testing in the cases seven men convicted of various crimes, including a death row inmate.
Former Saugus attorney charged with fraud
James Gregson, a former Saugus attorney, was charged in federal court with two counts of bankruptcy fraud for allegedly concealing his interest in two $1 million winning lottery scratch tickets, as well as one count of filing a false tax return.
Prominent Erie attorney scheduled for tax plea
ERIE, Pa.A well-known Erie defense attorney is scheduled to plead guilty or no contest to federal charges that he evaded nearly $330,000 in federal income taxes from 1996 to 2006.
Iran stoning lawyer requests asylum in Turkey: UN
ANKARA (AFP) - The lawyer of an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery is in Turkey and has requested asylum, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday.
Iran stoning lawyer requests asylum in Turkey: UN
The lawyer of an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery is in Turkey and has requested asylum the UN refugee agency said Wednesday.
Iran stoning lawyer requests asylum in Turkey: UN
The lawyer of an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery is in Turkey and has requested asylum, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday.
Ohio Governor, Attorney General Push For DNA Tests
DNA testing should be done on evidence collected in the cases of seven men who have served time in Ohio prisons, including one man currently on death row, the governor and attorney general said Tuesday in letters to county prosecutors.
Wife, lawyer of international serial killer detained
Kathmandu - Nepal's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the wife and the lawyer of "bikini killer" Charles Gurumukh Sobhraj detained for contempt of court, Nepalese media reported.
Prince Sued By Attorney Over Non-payment
Prince has been sued by a former attorney, who claims the Purple Rain singer failed to pay his legal bills. According to TMZ, Ed MCPh...
Lawyer seeks asylum in Turkey
ANKARA - THE lawyer of an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery is in Turkey and has requested asylum, the UN refugee agency said on Wednesday. The lawyer, Mohammad Mostafaie, had been missing since July 24 when Iranian police went to his office to execute an arrest warrant and failed to find him.
Attorney for Triple Homicide Defendant Argues Against Death Penalty (Web First)
NEW HAVENAn attorney for Steven J. Hayes of Winsted argued yesterday in superior court that the death penalty should no longer be applied in the Cheshire triple homicide case because of Gov. M. Jodi Rells language last year when she vetoed a capital punishment prohibition bill.
Garrard county attorney resigns
LANCASTER - Garrard County Attorney Jeff Moss has stepped down from his position in order to begin teaching at Garrard County High School.
Attorney pleads guilty to bank fraud
GREENVILLE Booneville attorney Thomas D. Keenum Sr. has pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges in U.S. District Court in Greenville.
Clausi, lawyer spar over criminal probe
Northumberland County Commissioner Vinny Clausi said he has proof that he is not the target of a criminal probe, but a defense lawyer for two fired sheriff deputies said details about the police investigation will be released soon.
Lawyer: Man Shot Step-son In Self-defense
A west Shreveport man arrested for shooting and killing his step-son acted in self-defense as he was being attacked, his lawyer said today.
Iran stoning lawyer now in Turkey
A lawyer who defended a woman sentenced to be stoned to death in Iran is now in Turkey, the UN refugee agency says.
Connecticut Attorney General Investigates Apple, Amazon Book Pricing Agreements
"According to Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, they are too high, too uniform, and the method by which they are set is too much like a violation of antitrust practices."
Oklahoma City attorney charged in theft of client's funds
An Oklahoma City attorney was accused Tuesday in an embezzlement charge of stealing $100,000 in insurance money from a client.
Taib govt confines human rights lawyer
By Keruah Usit of Malaysiakini Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud has overseen the brief confinement of prominent native land rights lawyer Harrison Ngau at Kuching airport. Taib was stung by a noisy protest against his human rights record at a recent appearance at a marketing event in Oxford, sponsored by his cousin and Tanjong Manis [...]
Va. attorney generals opinion mirrors Ariz. immigration law
A July 30 opinion by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has given law-enforcement officers in Virginia authority to question the immigration status of anyone they stop or arrest.
New Wisconsin District Attorney will be sworn in Wednesday
Wisconsin's newest federal prosecutor is set to be sworn in, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to speak at the ceremony.
Attorney Keenum pleads to federal bank fraud
GREENVILLE Thomas D. Keenum Sr., who last week asked that his name come off Northeast Mississippi Community Colleges stadium, faces up to 30 years in prison for a federal bank fraud scheme.
Archua lawyer optimistic with probe on lost checks
The lawyer of the credit officer who is facing investigation for the disappearance of checks amounting to P240,000 is optimistic that her client will be exonerated from any culpability.
Attorney, Bar Leader Matthew Sandy Rae Dies at 87
Services will take place next week for attorney Matthew Sanderson Sandy Rae Jr., who died yesterday following a lengthy illness, a daughter said yesterday.
Minnesota lawyer defends handling of Toyota crash case
ST. PAUL - A Minnesota man seeking a new trial in a fatal crash involving a Toyota might have been acquitted if his trial lawyer had properly investigated the crash and offered evidence to show his client tried to stop the car, a legal expert testified Wednesday.
Suspended lawyer charged in Wales bank robbery
A suspended lawyer awaiting sentencing in federal court for bank fraud for bilking millions from a trust account has been charged with robbing the Town Bank branch in Wales on June 12.
Governor, attorney general push for DNA tests
COLUMBUS -- DNA testing should be done on evidence collected in the cases of seven men who have served time in Ohio prisons, including one man currently on death row, the governor and attorney general said Tuesday in letters to county prosecutors.
GOP attorney general candidate Dean demands a retraction from her opponent in next week's primary
DANBURY -- GOP attorney general candidate Martha Dean said in a letter this week to her opponent, Ross Garber , that she would delay legal action until next week if he retracts statements made about her stance on the decriminalization of drugs.
Oksana's Former Lawyer to Meet with Investigators
Filed under: Oksana Grigorieva , Mel Gibson , Celebrity Justice Law enforcement sources tell TMZ L.A. County Sheriff 's deputies have contacted Oksana Grigorieva 's former lawyer ... because they want to know if Oksana said anything inconsistent or incriminating during her mediation with Mel Gibson . Sources tell us Read more
Three strong candidates vie for two slots in the Ramsey County attorney primary
Three strong candidates vie for two slots in the Ramsey County attorney primary Left to right: John Choi, Tammy Pust and David Schultz By Joe Kimball | Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010 All three are good candidates and good people, says John Wodele, who knows something about what it takes to win the Ramsey County attorney's race. He's married to the current office-holder and was the longtime assistant of ...