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Corbell urged to 'clear the air' on Cahill
The ACT Opposition is calling on the Attorney General to release the advice that prompted him to establish a judicial commission into former chief magistrate Ron Cahill.
Lawyer continuing fight to allow guns in Lee parks
The debate is heating up over whether to allow guns in public parks. As a local attorney files a lawsuit that challenges Lee County's ban, one commissioner is promising he will fight to keep guns out of parks. He says he might even take the fight to Tallahassee.
Att'y: Son in NY Dead Sea Scroll case not criminal
A defense attorney said Tuesday that a man accused of posing as a Judaic studies professor to avenge his scholar father in a nasty online debate about the Dead Sea scrolls didn't play nice and his critics responded by wrongly tattling to police.
Lawyer sues ex-firm for naked male retreat
MAN "pressured" to attend a retreat that involved passing around a wooden phallus.
Abortion Key Issue in New York Attorney General Race Between Eric Schneiderman and Dan Donovan
ALBANY - The issue of abortion rights is becoming a key debate in the race for attorney general.
Broderick's attorney says charges lack sufficient evidence, probable cause
Lt. Jim Broderick's attorney plans to fight the perjury charges against him saying the 8-count indictment lacks sufficient evidence and probable cause.
Larimer County District Attorney charges 3 with multiple counts of identity theft
The Larimer County District Attorney's Office has filed charges against three people who committed burglaries, thefts and identity thefts between April 2009 and June 2009 in Northern Colorado following a joint investigation by the Fort Collins and Loveland police departments, said Fort Collins...
Ohio AG to hold summit over parishioner killings
Ohio's attorney general said Tuesday that his office plans to convene a community summit to address concerns about violence in a northeastern Ohio city where two members of a church were killed.
Young Arizona mayor accused of taking bribes
The mayor of Nogales, Arizona, was arrested Tuesday on charges he took bribes to protect contracts or obtain business contracts with the city, the state attorney general said.
Oksana's Team Hires Domestic Violence Lawyer
Filed under: Oksana Grigorieva , Mel Gibson , Dan O'Malley , Celebrity Justice Oksana Grigorieva has just hired a new lawyer -- one who happens to be a retired judge, former prosecutor and current candidate for District Attorney of Contra Costa County, CA ... who specializes in domestic violence. But here's the catch -- if he wins… Read more
Grove Manufacturing leader, Waynesboro lawyer dies
WAYNESBORO, Pa. A longtime Waynesboro lawyer and Grove Manufacturing leader who was involved in many area organizations has died. Thomas Tom MacBride was 88.
Two Women On Madison County District Attorney's Most Wanted List Are Arrested
Investigators arrested two women for writing thousands of dollars worth of bad checks in Madison County The Madison County District Attorney's Office has crossed off two names from one of their most wanted lists. The women are accused of writing nearly $30,000 worth of bad checks. Investigators with the Madison County DA's Office say they put two of Madison County's top ten most wanted bad check ...
Two Women On Madison County District Attorney's Most Wanted List Are Arrested
Investigators arrested two women for writing thousands of dollars worth of bad checks in Madison County The Madison County District Attorney's Office has crossed off two names from one of their most wanted lists. The women are accused of writing nearly $30,000 worth of bad checks. Investigators with the Madison County DA's Office say they put two of Madison County's top ten most wanted bad check ...
Former Miss Lexington, attorney in Chandler's office dies at age 30
Nicole Lynn Anderson, 30, who was an attorney in Congressman Ben Chandler 's Washington office a
District Attorney Holds Meeting About Cyber Bullying, Sexting
Alamance County District Attorney Pat Nadolski warned parents and teenagers about the dangers of cyber bullying and sexting during a meeting Tuesday.
Williamson County to stop using county attorney's office for legal advice
Williamson County to stop using county attorney's office for legal advice
State Supreme Court suspends Ottawa attorney's law license
The Illinois Supreme Court suspended Ottawa attorney Melvin H. Hoffman's law license for six months and "until further order of the court" for violating professional rules of conduct. The suspension was announced in filings of disciplinary orders from the court
Conrad Black's appeal to be heard in Chicago
Conrad Black's lawyer will enter a Chicago appeals court Wednesday, hoping to get fraud and obstruction of justice convictions against the former media mogul dropped.
City attorney targets law firm's contract for police cases
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes wants to end a long-standing contract with a law firm that has handled cases involving police. The proposal would result in hiring more staff for the City Attorney's Office to handle cases.
Lawyer confirms alleged cult leader has fled
A lawyer for the alleged fugitive leader of Agape Ministries has faced court in Adelaide to respond to charges against his client, including assault.
Wally Oppal fends off attacks over his role as head of Pickton probe
Former attorney-general says he sees no conflict arising from his new assignment
Lawyer raises 'victim' issue in sex-trafficking case
Lawyers representing defendants in a federal sex-trafficking case are preparing to argue that a woman described by prosecutors as a “victim” actually consented to her treatment.
Lawyer: Jesus' mom 'sick about' Giovanni
LYNN - As soon as she heard about Giovanni Gonzalez' disappearance, Magdalena Rodriguez asked Michael MacDonald to reach out to his police contacts with an urgent request.
NBA dissatisfied with SC verdict on Sobhjraj's lawyer
Nepal Bar Association (NBA) has expressed dissatisfaction over the Supreme Court (SC) ruling on the contempt of court charge against Charles Sobhraj's lawyer Shakuntala Thapa.
Swaggerty gets new attorney
SYCAMORE – A man accused in a 2005 Genoa homicide has hired a new attorney.
Savannah attorney Toby Buttimer killed in Statesboro wreck
Savannah attorney Edward M. "Toby" Buttimer Jr. was killed Monday night in a two-car wreck near Statesboro, a Georgia State Patrol official said Tuesday. The 42-year-old attorney was driving a 2009 Toyota Corolla south on Lakeview Road in Bulloch County about 7:45 p.m. when his car was struck in the passenger's side by a 2006 Nissan Exterra driven by Tammy Ann Johnson, 49, of Gwinn, Mich., said ...
District Attorney: Cuts cost crime-fighting
Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley said plummeting budgets have led to crippling crime-fighting cuts, including...
2 fight for attorney-general post
By DAVID SKOLNICK [email protected] YOUNGSTOWN Attorney General Richard Cordray said he’s
Matthew Richardson hopes to be state’s next attorney general
The law has always been a part of attorney Matthew Richardson’s life. He is now hoping to take his knowledge of the law and apply it on another level as the state’s attorney general.
EOC board approves lawyer pay without knowing amount
GEORGETOWN | Board members of the Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council late Tuesday night unanimous
Lawyer in Toyota case takes on Minneapolis police shooting
The Texas lawyer who helped win Koua Fong Lee's freedom now says he wants to take up the case of Fong Lee, the teen shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer in 2006.
Lawyer in home invasion case ordered to explain comments
A judge has ordered a lawyer for one of two men charged with killing a mother and her two daughters in the 2007 home invasion in Cheshire to explain why he shouldn’t face criminal contempt proceedings for speaking out about the case.
Attorney-General rings in Cyber Storm III
Rung in by Attorney General Robert McClelland, the four day long international cybersecurity exercise Cyber Storm III - a simulation to test response times and show up public and private sector exploits - launched in Australia today. Major Australian private sectors and government sectors joining in the furor as either participants or as passive observers. Attorney General Robert McClelland ...
College sought to keep attorney from renting room
Critics complained when an attorney who is suing BP rented out space at College of the Mainland for an information meeting.
Attorney general hopefuls make case
The candidates for Colorado attorney general traded barbs at a Sept. 21 forum hosted in Centennial by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.
Attorney General reveals CERT workload
First stats on new response team.
Lawyer's death ruled an accident
Farmington Hills attorney Lloyd Johnson's death was an accident, caused by trauma from an old boating accident and other factors, including morbid obesity and diabetes, the Oakland County Medical Examiner said this morning.
Dead lawyer's wife back in court today
Laura Johnson could learn today whether she remains accused of murder, some lesser offense or is a free woman after her husband's death was ruled an accident Tuesday by autopsy investigators in Oakland County.
Assistant attorney general blogs against gay student body president
For nearly six months, Andrew Shirvell, an assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan, has waged an internet campaign against college student Chris Armstrong, the openly gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Kennedy kin Skakel says attorney was incompetent
NEW HAVEN (AP) — Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel filed another appeal of his 2002 murder conviction late Monday, this time arguing his high-profile trial attorney was incompetent.
Attorney-General rings in Cyber Storm III
Rung in by Attorney General Robert McClelland, the four day long international cybersecurity exercise Cyber Storm III - a simulation to test response times and show up public and private sector exploits - launched in Australia today. Major Australian private sectors and government sectors joining in the furor as either participants or as passive observers. Attorney General Robert McClelland ...
Sunrise mayor moves to fire City Attorney Stuart Michelson
If Mayor Mike Ryan gets his way, City Attorney Stuart Michelson's contract with Sunrise may end sooner than anyone thought.
Attorney general candidate Harris benefiting from Hollywood donors
Stephanie Rice In the attorney general’s race, Los Angeles County may be GOP candidate and L.A. District Attorney Steve Cooley’s home turf, but it appears Hollywood has fallen for his opponent, San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris. Campaign records show Harris (who has some star power of her own – she recently posed for an Oprah magazine shoot featuring the talk show host's picks for ...
Former Miss Lexington, attorney in Chandler's office, dies at age 30
Nicole Lynn Anderson, 30, an attorney in U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler 's Washington office and a forme
Attorney general candidate benefiting from Hollywood donors
Stephanie Rice In the attorney general’s race, Los Angeles County may be GOP candidate and L.A. District Attorney Steve Cooley’s home turf, but it appears Hollywood has fallen for his opponent, San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris. Campaign records show Harris (who has some star power of her own – she recently posed for an Oprah magazine shoot featuring the talk show host's picks for ...
Dead lawyer's wife back in court today
Laura Johnson could learn today whether she remains accused of murder, some lesser offense or is a free woman after her husband's death was ruled an accident Tuesday by autopsy investigators in Oakland County.
Lawyer earns spot on reality finale
Tuscaloosa attorney and former Mrs. America Julie Love Templeton is one of four contestants to make it to the final episode of the reality TV show “She's Got the Look,” airing tonight on the TV Land network.
Lawyer off Drew Peterson's case
Former Bolingbrook Police Sgt. Drew Peterson has lost one of his lawyers.Reem Odeh was one of eight lawyers on the team defending Peterson against charges he murdered his third wife. She filed court papers on Monday quitting the case, citing "irreconcilable differences with defense counsel Joel Brodsky," Peterson's lead attorney.Odeh wouldn't elaborate.Brodsky described the split: "I guess it's ...
Lakeside City Resident Hire Attorney
Residents of Lakeside City have hired an attorney to help them clear up some property disputes with the City of Wichita Falls.
Kiefer Sutherland praised by lawyer
Lindsay Lohan's former lawyer has praised her client Kiefer Sutherland for his "selfless" decision to spend time in jail on a drink-driving charge, so as not to disrupt the production of his hit series 24.