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Kane County state's attorney named judge
Kane County State's Attorney John Barsanti will take on a new role in the courtroom after being named a judge by the Illinois Supreme Court.Beginning Dec. 1, the 58-year-old career prosecutor will fill a vacancy on the bench in the 16th Judicial Circuit, which includes Kane County.Barsanti said Thursday he's looking forward to his new post as a circuit court judge, but he doesn't doubt he'll ...
Attorney General candidate stresses experience, roots
The Albany Rotary Club heard from the Democratic candidate for Georgia Attorney General on Thursday. Former Dougherty County District Attorney Ken Hodges stressed his Southwest Georgia roots and his ability to work with Democrats and Republicans.
Attorney for man charged in 1992 Jim Burns' slaying seeks reduced bond
The man accused of fatally stabbing then-Muscogee School Superintendent Jim Burns in 1992 will be back in court today as his attorney tries to persuade Judge Frank Jordan to reduce his $750,000 bond.
Human rights lawyer who fled Iran is reunited with family
A human rights lawyer who defended a woman sentenced to death in Iran for adultery enjoyed a tearful reunion with his wife and daughter Thursday after they flew from Tehran to Oslo, Norway.
County seeks new deputy attorney
The Hill County Attorney’s Office is looking for a new deputy attorney. A job listing on the Havre Job Service Workforce Center website says the county office has one full-time deputy county attorney position open.
Defense attorney questions partner of suspended West Covina cop in molestation trial
POMONA - A defense attorney Wednesday questioned why a suspended West Covina police officer and his partner declined to investigate several leads during their investigation of claims that his client molested a 12-year-old relative.
Jury: Disbarred Attorney Not Guilty
A Houston jury passed a not guilty verdict for a disbarred attorney accused of delivering drugs to his now-deceased girlfriend on Thursday.
Lawyer Marketing Experts, CEPAC to Appear at 28th Annual CAALA Convention
CEPAC law firm marketing, renowned for bringing big brand advertising and marketing to the legal field, is returning to Las Vegas for the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles 28th Annual Convention.
Sands attorney: Businessman did 'virtually nothing' to help win Macau contract
CARSON CITY -- An attorney representing Las Vegas Sands Corp. told the Nevada Supreme Court today a Hong Kong businessman "did virtually nothing" to help the casino operator win a lucrative gaming license in Macau.
Search Still On For Local Lawyer Who Disappeared On Camping Trip
SEATTLE -- Park rangers in the Cascade Mountains are searching for a local lawyer and son of boxing promoter Bob Arum, who disappeared while on a camping trip to Storm King Peak over the weekend.
Lawyer: Ford, Mets prospect family settle in player crash death
JACKSON, Miss. -- Ford Motor Co. on Thursday settled a Mississippi lawsuit over a 2001 accident in which a New York Mets prospect was killed when his SUV crashed in the Florida Panhandle, a lawyer for the player's family said. The settlement came shortly after the jury in Jasper...
State Attorney Refuses To Be Taken Off Commissioner Case
ORANGE CITY, Fla. -- State Attorney Lawson Lamar flatly rejected the notion he should be taken off the bribery case of former Orange County Commissioner Mildred Fernandez.
Lawyer: Ford, family settle in player crash death
Ford Motor Co. on Thursday settled a Mississippi lawsuit over a 2001 accident in which a New York Mets prospect was killed when his SUV crashed in the Florida Panhandle, a lawyer for the player's family said. The settlement came shortly after the jury in Jasper County had awarded $131 million in actual damages to Cole's family and before it was to consider possible punitive damages, Tab...
Lawyer: Ford, family settle in player crash death
Ford Motor Co. on Thursday settled a Mississippi lawsuit over a 2001 accident in which a New York Mets prospect was killed when his SUV crashed in the Florida Panhandle, a lawyer for the player's family said.
Lawyer: Ford, family settle in player crash death
JACKSON, Miss.-Ford Motor Co. on Thursday settled a Mississippi lawsuit over a 2001 accident in which a New York Mets prospect was killed when his SUV crashed in the Florida Panhandle, a lawyer for the player's family said.
Anthony Hardeman's Attorney Files Brief for Murder Conviction Appeal
The attorney of a man convicted of murder has filed a brief in Fort Worth stating his grounds for an appeal.
Judge bans lawyer from federal court practice after he misses 2 hearings
A federal judge here has banned a local lawyer from practicing in U.S. District Court after he missed two scheduled court hearings. John Wayne Boone, who was representing a defendant in a drug case, asked U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose today to reconsider her decision. The order affects defendants in five or six other federal cases he is handling.
Lawyer: Ford, family settle lawsuit over player's death in rollover crash
JACKSON, Miss. - Ford Motor Co. settled a Mississippi lawsuit Thursday over a 2001 accident in which a New York Mets prospect was killed when his SUV crashed in the Florida Panhandle, a lawyer for the player's family said.
Gillies' lawyer enters 'not guilty' plea
Gillies' lawyer enters 'not guilty' plea
Grand Jury Investigating Relationship Between Waterbury Defense Attorney And State's Attorney John Connelly
FBI agents have been interviewing former and current clients of prominent Waterbury defense attorney Martin Minnella about fees they paid and whether Minnella made promises that he could "take care" of their cases because of his close relationship with State's Attorney John Connelly.
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Clark's Attorney Seeks Delay With New Motion
The defense attorney for a man accused of suffocating his wife during a botched exorcism attempt is seeking to delay his client's trial. Jan David Clark was arrested in 2008, when police say he killed his 59-year-old wife. 
State Bar reprimands attorney who gave inmate short shrift
VIRGINIA BEACH A Virginia State Bar subcommittee has publicly reprimanded a Virginia Beach attorney for misconduct, according to a news release sent out Thursday. The subcommittee found that Robert Charles Neeley Jr. violated State Bar rules governing diligence and communication with a client.
Marion Attorney Now Faces Federal Charges
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Marion attorney, who admitted taking illegal drugs into a prison, now faces federal charges. Police in Indiana arrested Robert Drew, 68, of Marion, last Saturday.
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Alachua signs city attorney to new, 2-year contract after she lowers fee to $120,000
Alachua signs city attorney to new, 2-year contract after she lowers fee to $120,000 By Ronald Dupont Jr. Herald Editor
District Attorney s Office Obtains Manslaughter Plea in Murder Case in Less Than Six Months of Killing
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office obtained the conviction of Robere Nguyen Monday afternoon. The defendant pled guilty to Manslaughter for killing Michael Nguyen (n.b. the victim and the defendant were not related) on February 26,2010, in New Orleans East. Pursuant to the terms of the plea agreement the defendant will serve the maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. Additionally, the ...
ClearOne's Attorney Fees for CEO Undecided
Judge's order requiring ClearOne to pay attorney fees for CEO overturned by appellate court Appellate court - Law - United States - Services - Lawyers and Law Firms
Attorney General to speak at Candidates Night
Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray will be the featured speaker at the Candidates Night meeting of the Butler County Progressive Political Action Committee Thursday, Sept. 9.
Attorney General Reviewing Bill Allen Investigation Reports
Associated Press Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan says his office is reviewing police reports compiled in a child sex abuse investigation involving former VECO chief Bill Allen. The federal government has said it won’t pursue charges in the case. Allen was the government’s star witness in the corruption trial of the late Senator [...]
Lawyer: Ford, family settle in Mets prospect's crash death
Jackson, Miss. -- Ford Motor Co. on Thursday settled a Mississippi lawsuit over a 2001 accident in which a New York Mets prospect was killed when his SUV crashed in the Florida Panhandle, a lawyer for the player's family said.
Attorney general asked to investigate issues involving Oklahoma County judge
Oklahoma City criminal defense attorney said he wants to clear his name in case where judge was asked to step down after allegedly mentioning the lawyer's name to a drug court participant.
EXCLUSIVE: Attorney General's emails suggest Killpack may have sought special treatment from Shurtleff
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Attorney: Impound family slay details
The Winchester sales executive accused of slaughtering his wife, toddler children and mother-in-law agreed to remain...
Lawyer objects to demand for photo ID, is arrested then sues
Attorney files lawsuit against state alleging false arrest and imprisonment, seeks $700,000 Norman Christopher Usiak was in a hurry. The attorney from Frederick had briefs to file, and in the rush, he couldn't remember where he put his wallet. He was wearing dark pants and a white T-shirt, an un-lawyerly ensemble a police officer described as "looking disheveled."
Attorney General Bullock Warns Montanans About High-Pressure Scams
Attorney General Steve Bullock says door-to-door salespeople in Helena are using high-pressure sales tactics selling household cleaning products.
District Attorney Rice Funds Free Character-Building Soccer Camp
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that more than 80 local kids are learning valuable character building and citizenship skills this summer, in addition to playing soccer, at the DA’s Soccer Leadership Camp in Westbury. The eight-week camp is operated in partnership with the Leadership Training Institute and the Town of North Hempstead, which donates the use of Martin Bunky Reid ...
Lawyer criticizes survivor in Cheshire home invasion
A lawyer for one of two men charged in a deadly 2007 home invasion criticized the sole survivor of the attack that killed his wife and two children, saying he was trying to sway the jury with frequent comments to the news media.
Judge picks new attorney in cop slaying
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A judge has appointed a new attorney to represent a man accused of killing three Pittsburgh police officers. Allegheny County Judge Jeffrey Manning appointed James DePasquale to head the defense team for Richard Poplawski.
Lawyer: DiPace has won’t resign as Democratic town chairman following arrest
ENFIELD — The Democratic town chairman has no intention of resigning his post following his arrest last week on an assault charge and plans to plead not guilty, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from trust
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A former Cape Girardeau lawyer has pleaded guilty of felony stealing for embezzling $325,000 from a deceased client's trust fund.
Killington lawyer appeals to Vt. Supreme Court, fighting accident charges
Killington lawyer and former traffic court judge asks Supreme Court to overturn convictions handed down after he left the scene of an accident. ... - By Peter Hirschfeld Vermont Press Bureau
Attorney general candidate says curbing corruption will save state money
NEWBURGH — Sean Coffey, one of five Democratic candidates for state attorney general, believes an “aggressive, independent and well-skilled attorney general can cut the cost of government by going after corruption,” he said on Wednesday.
Killington lawyer still looking to beat rap on crash charges
Killington lawyer and former traffic court judge asks Supreme Court to overturn convictions handed down after he left the scene of an accident. ... - By Peter Hirschfeld Vermont Press Bureau
Attorney General looking forward to seeing ‘the other side’ of justice
A jovial Silvio Camilleri said yesterday that although he was never bored in his job as Attorney General he was looking forward to seeing the other side of the justice system in his new role as Chief Justice.
Attorney charged with fund thefts
A prominent local attorney and non-profit board member has been arrested and charged with corrupt business influence and theft amid allegations he took more than $100,000 from his clients' trust fund accounts.
Informal letter from attorney general's office says closed ISU parking meeting was OK
An unofficial opinion by the Idaho Attorney General’s office maintains that Idaho State University’s parking advisory board did not violate the state’s open meeting law when it met behind closed doors on May 12.
Iran lawyer, kin reunited
OSLO, Norway -- The lawyer defending a woman sentenced to death by stoning in Iran has been reunited with his family in Norway. Mohammad Mostafaei, 31, says he is "pleased" that his wife and 7-year-old daughter were allowed to travel to Norway, where they arrived yesterday on tourist visas. In...
Currie indictment serves as lesson, lawyer says
The federal grand jury indictment this week of state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie on bribery charges brought a word of caution for other legislators from a lawyer who represented a former senator currently serving a seven-year sentence for similar offenses.
Attorney accused in TH prison drug-smuggling case
An FBI agent says an Illinois defense attorney facing federal charges that he tried to smuggle a heroin-filled condom into an Indiana federal prison claims to have done it repeatedly, exploiting greater privacy privileges lawyers are afforded in the lockups.