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Legal Analyst Explains How Office of Lawyer Regulation Works
In light of the Ken Kratz case, many are calling on the Office of Lawyer Regulation to be more transparent with all of its cases. So why isn't it?
Inside View of the Office of Lawyer Regulation
Action 2 News talked with a retired Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who oversaw the creation of the OLR ten years ago and explains the need for secrecy.
Kratz's Attorney Not Surprised Office of Lawyer Regulation Reopens Case
Kratz's attorney believes the OLR's decision is due to pressure from the attorney general and governor and the media attention. But Stephanie Van Groll's attorney says that he  is surprised.
Attorney Says Kratz is Thinking of Victim in Decision to Resign
Ken Kratz's says the decision has nothing to do with the fact his client would have had a hard time disputing the charges.
Attorney of Kratz's Initial Accuser Say Ordeal's Not Over Yet
Stephanie Van Groll's attorney says Kratz's removal was never Van Groll's objective -- she just wanted a fair and full investigation.
Ken Kratz Intends to Resign as D.A., Attorney Says
It's a decision we learned Kratz has been thinking about even after he announced less than two weeks ago he would not be stepping down.
Tulsa City Council, Mayor Dispute Council Attorney Position
While Tulsa's Mayor and City Council have publicly expressed a desire to move on from their disagreements, privately, at least one argument continues to escalate.  That's the disagreement over whether the city council should have its own attorney, a position held by Drew Rees.
Lawyer: Whitman's husband told housekeeper to 'check this' government letter
Earlier, Meg Whitman fired back at allegations that she knew her former housekeeper was an illegal immigrant and only let her go after deciding to run for governor by calling the accusation a 'smear campaign' that is linked to Jerry Brown's campaign for governor.
Lawyer: Whitman's husband told housekeeper to 'check this' government letter
Earlier, Meg Whitman fired back at allegations that she knew her former housekeeper was an illegal immigrant and only let her go after deciding to run for governor by calling the accusation a 'smear campaign' that is linked to Jerry Brown's campaign for governor.
Attorney: Purple Heart Organization defamed him
Coast attorney Henry Cook says his integrity has been challenged by an organization called the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Cook maintains the group is not using donated funds the way it should. Jeff Lawson reports.
High profile Knoxville attorney suspended from practicing law
A high profile attorney in Knoxville is temporarily suspended from practicing law by the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.
Senate OKs Moore as U.S. attorney
Middle Georgia will soon have a new U.S. attorney on the job.
Attorney: Feds trying to quiet anti-war activists
FBI agents in Chicago took a laptop and documents from the home of a Palestinian-American anti-war activist in an attempt to silence his advocacy, an attorney said Sunday.
Top SEC attorney pleads no contest to charge of resisting arrest
Police say James Kevin Edmundson struck an officer.
DA releases attorney pro tem files to Wooten's attorney
Members of the Collin County District Attorney's Office avoided having to take the witness stand by releasing the documents that appointed an attorney pro tem to investigate a Collin County district judge.
Attorney Says ‘sexting’ US Prosecutor To Resign
A Prosecutor Facing Removal From Office Over Accusations That He Abused His Position In Seeking Relationships With Vulnerable Women Will Resign Instead, His Attorney Said Monday...
Attorney General's Office: Andrew Shirvell is taking a leave of absence
The office of Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox reported that Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell is taking a leave of absence, capping what had become a national news story after The Michigan Daily first reported in early September on Shirvell’s controversial blog that targeted Michigan Student Assembly President Chris Armstrong. read more
San Francisco District Attorney Is Tireless in State Campaign
Kamala D. Harris, the San Francisco district attorney who has been called the “female Obama,” is the Democratic nominee for state attorney general. She characterizes herself as a child of the civil rights movement.
Attorney General Sounds Off On Kratz Scandal
J.B. Van Hollen says he'll continue to move forward with removal plans until he receives Kratz's official resignation.
Adams' attorney may pursue gag order again in court today
Two weeks after being denied a gag order in the criminal case against former Columbus Parks and Recreation Director Tony Adams, an attorney representing Adams will be back in Superior Court this morning.
British authorities will not appeal Hertel extradition ruling, lawyer says
British authorities are not appealing a High Court decision rejecting Canada’s attempt to extradite former Victoria businessman Frank Hertel, his lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer arrested with prostitute agrees to censure
Associated Press - September 30, 2010 11:54 PM ET CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago attorney arrested with a prostitute last year has appeared before a disciplinary board and has agreed to be censured...
Local lawyer nominated for federal judgeship
Jimmie V. Reyna, a partner in the Richmond law firm Williams Mullen, has been nominated by President Barack Obama for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The firm said Reyna leads its International Trade & Customs Group and serves on its board of ...
Lawyer sees tough slog for Filvets suit
WASHINGTON D.C. - Lawyer Arnedo Valera concedes they face a tough, uphill fight to win additional benefits for thousands of Filipino World War II veterans.
Lawyer: Cutler Files probe illegal
The anonymity of a website targeting a candidate is protected, he tells the state.
Lawyer: Whitman's husband told housekeeper to 'check this' government letter
Earlier, Meg Whitman fired back at allegations that she knew her former housekeeper was an illegal immigrant and only let her go after deciding to run for governor by calling the accusation a 'smear campaign' that is linked to Jerry Brown's campaign for governor.
DA releases attorney pro tem files to Wooten's attorney
Members of the Collin County District Attorney's Office avoided having to take the witness stand by releasing the documents that appointed an attorney pro tem to investigate a Collin County district judge.
U.S. Senate confirms Muskogee attorney Mark Green
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Muskogee attorney Mark Fredrick Green as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. Green was nominated by President Barack Obama on July 14 and the Senate confirmed him Thursday.
Lawyer arrested with prostitute agrees to censure
CHICAGO (AP) -- A Chicago attorney arrested with a prostitute last year has appeared before a disciplinary board and has agreed to be censured for arranging to represent the woman for free.
Attorney wants Samaritan case moved
The attorney for the man accused of shooting a good Samaritan four times in Caroline County wants the trial be moved to another locality. Defense Attorney Michael Weise argued yesterday that the surveillance video of the May 8 robbery at the Mr. Fuel gas station went "viral" and was broadcast all over the local and national TV stations and YouTube....
Attorney General Cox finds Imam Abdullah's killing justified
Four FBI agents who killed a Detroit mosque leader during a raid last year were justified and broke no laws, the Michigan Attorney General's Office said in a report Thursday.
Toledo lawyer disbarred after real estate fraud
BLADE STAFF A Toledo lawyer who spent time in federal prison for his involvement in a fraudulent real estate scheme was permanently disbarred by the Supreme Court of Ohio, the court announced. Douglas J. Ritson was disbarred “for multiple violations of state attorney discipline rules.” The action was a result of Ritson’s involvement in “a criminal conspiracy that induced approximately 3,000 real ...
Friendswood begins search for City Attorney
In 1974, Richard Nixon was President of the United States, Hank Aaron passed Babe Ruth as the home run king and the law firm of Olson & Olson became the City Attorney for Friendswood.
County attorney to step down
MONTROSE - Montrose County Attorney Bob Hill submitted a resignation letter via e-mail today, said Commissioner David White. White told the Daily Press that Hill's e-mail referred to the attorney's wish to "pursue other interests," and listed a resignation date of Jan. 11, 2011.
Lawyer: Whitman's husband told housekeeper to 'check this' government letter
Earlier, Meg Whitman fired back at allegations that she knew her former housekeeper was an illegal immigrant and only let her go after deciding to run for governor by calling the accusation a 'smear campaign' that is linked to Jerry Brown's campaign for governor.
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.
Lawyer: Kratz to Resign as Calumet DA
You Ask. We Investigate. More>> With small children that she's concerned about, Jacsualen Carrasquillo contacted her landlord Barron Rentals about some problems that have gone unattended to for a long time.
Border guard's lawyer says woman made up story to help friend
A woman who says she was strip searched and touched by a border officer three years ago made up the story, the officer’s lawyer told court Thursday.
New U.S. Attorney For Eastern Oklahoma Confirmed
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Mark Green as the 28th United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.
Tulsa City Council, Mayor Dispute Council Attorney Position
While Tulsa's Mayor and City Council have publicly expressed a desire to move on from their disagreements, privately, at least one argument continues to escalate.  That's the disagreement over whether the city council should have its own attorney, a position held by Drew Rees.
'Community' recap: Best. Lawyer. Ever
“Guten Tag, homies.” Greendale is a sea of green hats. Like the kind grown men wear in public in Bavaria, with the little feathers in the brims, only in bright Kelly green. Is it the return of the Greendale Hat...
Defense lawyer cleared of charges
Clark Willes, a prominent Corvallis defense lawyer, has beenfound not guilty of charges that he tampered with two witnesses andinterfered with government administration.
Attorney General Cox finds Imam Abdullah's killing justified
Four FBI agents who killed a Detroit mosque leader during a raid last year were justified and broke no laws, the Michigan Attorney General's Office said in a report Thursday.