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Book Details Inconsistent Attorney Admission Requirements in U.S. Federal Courts
U.S. Federal Courts Attorney Admission Requirements provides valuable information on how to become a member of the bar of each federal court. The book also highlights many inconsistent rules and requirements that are increasingly coming under fire.
Kratz case shows changes to lawyer oversight needed
Governor Jim Doyle issued a statement Monday saying "serious questions remain" with regards to the state's layer oversight board, the Office of Lawyer Regulation. State officials and victims advocacy groups are calling increased scrutiny and changes to the OLR.
Attorney seeks retrial in BART shooting case
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The attorney representing a white former San Francisco Bay Area rapid transit officer convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed black passenger is asking a Los Angeles judge for a new trial. Defense lawyer Michael Rains said in a 134-page filing Friday that Johannes Mehserle's involuntary manslaughter conviction should be overturned because jurors did not hear a similar case ...
Attorney for Hayes' Co-Defendant Gets a Continuance (Web First)
NEW HAVEN — Attorney Jeremiah Donovan, and the attorney representing him, will have an extra 13 days to prepare for a show-cause hearing to explain why Mr. Donovan shouldn’t be held in criminal contempt of court.
Federal issues key in Ga. attorney general race
This year's race for Georgia attorney general — the first since World War II without an incumbent seeking re-election — may hinge less on state law enforcement than on how the rivals plan to tackle federal issues like health care reform and immigration policy.
REGION: District attorney finishes year in red
Most Riverside County departments stayed within budget last year, but the district attorney's office exceeded its budget by about $1 million and the registrar of voters office finished $341,590 in the
Winters' attorney files for new sentencing
The North Platte Telegraph On Aug. 16, 21-year-old Ryan Winters was sentenced to spend the next 5-10 years in prison after being convicted for attempted sexual assault of a child. On Monday, his attorney, Stephen Potter called the sentencing excessive.
Lee Evans, accused in 1978 Newark slayings, gets new attorney
John O'Boyle/The Star-LedgerLee Evans (center) in court for a hearing at the Essex County Courthouse. NEWARK — The Irvington man accused in the killing of five Newark teenagers in 1978 has changed his defense attorney. Noted criminal defense attorney Michael...
Attorney asks that DA be removed from Ersland's case
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney for a pharmacist charged with first-degree murder in the death of a teenage robber has asked a judge to remove the prosecutor in the case.
Texas AG calls for statewide foreclosure freeze
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott asked loan servicing companies on Monday to suspend all foreclosure activities over concerns about the accuracy of foreclosure documents.
Colantuono receives Public Lawyer of Year award
California Chief Justice Ronald M. George presents Penn Valley resident Michael Colantuono with the 2010 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year Award from the California Bar Association.
Lawyer wants McCollum off whistleblower lawsuit
The attorney for the Wellcare whistle blower is asking the Florida Supreme Court to disqualify Attorney General Bill McCollum from making any decisions involving the proposed multi-million dollar settlement in the case.
Informant: Bar McCollum from Medicare settlement
A whistle blower wants the Florida Supreme Court to bar Attorney General Bill McCollum from participating in a multimillion-dollar health care fraud settlement because of campaign contributions he received from the company that stole the money.
Idaho US Attorney Collects $9.7M In Fines, Debts
The U.S. Attorney's office in Idaho has collected more than $9.7 million in fines, assessments, restitution and other payments for the fiscal year.
Porn studios' copyright lawyer: 'I will sue' (Q&A)
Kenneth Ford is launching a copyright fight against people who illegally share X-rated films online. "I think that I have everything in our favor," he tells CNET.
Man accused in teens' 1978 deaths gets new lawyer
A new attorney has been assigned for one of two men charged in the deaths of five New Jersey teens who disappeared in 1978.
Attorney says McCollum gave WellCare a break in fraud case
Attorney Barry Cohen claims in a new court petition that Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is so tainted by campaign cash from WellCare Health Plans that he shouldn't be involved in a massive settlement with the insurer.
Appeals court hears challenge to lawyer ad rules
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A pair of plaintiffs attorneys are asking a federal appeals court to rule that some of the Louisiana Supreme Court's new restrictions on lawyer advertising are unconstitutional and can't be enforced.
Appeals court hears challenge to lawyer ad rules
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A pair of plaintiffs attorneys are asking a federal appeals court to rule that some of the Louisiana Supreme Court's new restrictions on lawyer advertising are unconstitutional and can't be enforced.
Appeals court hears challenge to lawyer ad rules
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A pair of plaintiffs attorneys are asking a federal appeals court to rule that some of the Louisiana Supreme Court's new restrictions on lawyer advertising are unconstitutional and can't be enforced.
Lawyer: Stonewall Inn Attack Not A Hate Crime
Police said 21-year-old Matthew Francis of Staten Island told a patron, Benjamin Carver, in the bathroom that he doesn't like gays, then beat the man bloody while 17-year-old Christopher Orlando of Staten Island blocked the door.
Suu Kyi sues Myanmar junta over party dissolution: lawyer
Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi filed a lawsuit against Myanmar's junta at the Supreme Court Tuesday for dissolving her party ahead of widely criticised elections, her lawyer said.
Suu Kyi sues Myanmar junta over party dissolution: lawyer
Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi filed a lawsuit against Myanmar's junta at the Supreme Court Tuesday for dissolving her party ahead of widely criticised elections, her lawyer said.
Defense attorney: Man who posed as 14-year-old to get on peewee team was trying to relive a more stable time
By Alexandra Zayas, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, October 5, 2010 TAMPA — There's a reason 21-year-old Julious Threatts posed as a 14-year-old to join a peewee football team, his attorney told a judge Tuesday. "His intent wasn't evil at all," Catherine E. Orazi told Circuit Judge Daniel Perry. "His intent was to regain the stability he had when his father was alive." His father died when he was 14 ...
Lawyer Agrees With Dwyane Wade, Says Siohvaughn’s A Nutcase
All those divorce proceeding antics are starting to catch up to Siohvaughn Wade. Taking a cue from D-Wade’s custody petition, the lawyer appointed to represent the two junior Wades is asking that Siohvaughn’s mental state be evaluated. According to TMZ reports: Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife needs a checkup from the neck up … according to the [...]
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Lawyer: Life in jail for Eliason 'cruel and unusual'
NILES - Is it cruel and unusual punishment to sentence a juvenile to life in prison without parole?
Veteran Tampa prosecutor sworn in as U.S. attorney
Federal prosecutor Robert E. O'Neill used his lunch break from an ongoing trial to take the oath of office this afternoon, becoming U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Florida, one of the top federal law enforcement officials in Florida.
Tampa lawyer files to disqualify Florida's attorney general from WellCare whistle blower case
Times staff Tuesday, October 5, 2010 The lawyer for the lead whistle blower in the U.S. Justice Department's civil lawsuit against WellCare Health Plans Inc. has asked Florida's Supreme Court to disqualify the state's attorney general, Bill McCollum, from signing off on a proposed $137.5 million settlement. Tampa's Barry Cohen has filed the unusual motion — the first of its kind — on behalf of ...
Department of Justice files drug charges against Wausau attorney
A Wausau attorney was charged today with two misdemeanor drug crimes after he was accused of having a client purchase marijuana for him, according to court documents.
Wis. attorney charged with trying to get pot
Associated Press - October 5, 2010 1:35 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a defense attorney with using a client to obtain marijuana.
2 lawyers take new La. ad rules to appeals court
Two plaintiffs attorneys asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to rule that some of the Louisiana Supreme Court's new restrictions on lawyer advertising are unconstitutional and can't be enforced.
Tampa lawyer files to disqualify Florida's attorney general from WellCare whistle blower case
Times staff Tuesday, October 5, 2010 The lawyer for the lead whistle blower in the U.S. Justice Department's civil lawsuit against WellCare Health Plans Inc. has asked Florida's Supreme Court to disqualify the state's attorney general, Bill McCollum, from signing off on a proposed $137.5 million settlement. Tampa's Barry Cohen has filed the unusual motion — the first of its kind — on behalf of ...
Mehserle Lawyer Explains New Trial Request
Sentencing for Johannes Mehserle will come with additional drama.
John Demjanjuk's lawyer again seeks release
MUNICH - John Demjanjuk's lawyer has sought again the release of the 90-year-old defendant from custody at...
Fowlerville lawyer wants judge off her cases; jurist denies bias claims
Livingston County District Judge Theresa Brennan says there is no evidence she cannot be fair, objective and impartial when deciding cases handled by a local attorney who accused her otherwise.
Carmel victim's attorney pushes for felony charges in Hendricks County
The attorney representing one of the alleged victims in the Carmel High School assault case has sent a letter to the Hendricks County prosecutor, asking her to consider more severe, felony charges against former players of the Carmel High School basketball team accused of attacking a younger student. The attorney representing one of the alleged victims in the Carmel High School assault case has ...
Police shooting under investigation in Maine
The Maine attorney general's office says a Skowhegan man was shot in a confrontation with a member of the state police tactical squad.
Attorney: Murder defendant has alibis
An attorney for Calvin McKelton, on trial in Butler County for murder, said he was separately with two different women when attorney Margaret Allen was killed in 2008 and Germain Evans Sr. was killed in 2009.
Court rules that defendants entitled to lawyer at bail hearings
Judge stays his decision pending possible appeal by state A Baltimore City Circuit Court has ruled that defendants are entitled to an attorney when they appear before a court commissioner, who determines probable cause and whether a person should be detained.
Lawyer to undergo conduct review for failing to disclose donation to Kash Heed campaign
A lawyer appointed as special prosecutor to look into alleged irregularities during Liberal MLA Kash Heed's election campaign will undergo a conduct review for failing to disclose his law firm made a donation to Heed's campaign, the Law Society of B.C. announced today.
Wausau attorney Ronald J. Moore charged with trying to get pot
MADISON Prosecutors have charged a defense attorney with using a client to obtain marijuana.
Lawyer to undergo conduct review for failing to disclose donation to Kash Heed campaign
A lawyer appointed as special prosecutor to look into alleged irregularities during Liberal MLA Kash Heed's election campaign will undergo a conduct review for failing to disclose his law firm made a donation to Heed's campaign, the Law Society of B.C. announced today.
Lawyer alleges negligence, fraud at St. Joseph Medical Center
A Towson attorney filed a foot-high stack of claims in a state arbitration office Tuesday on behalf of 101 patients alleging conspiracy, negligence and fraud against St. Joseph Medical Center and its former star cardiologist, Dr. Mark G. Midei, who's accused of performing hundreds of unnecessary cardiac procedures.
Attorney general names man shot by police
Kemp Lybrook was despondent, armed
Ohio Attorney General Warns Sport Agents
Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray has warned Ohio's approximately 90 registered sports agents and agencies, that his office would not be happy about any misconduct that might put Ohio's college athletes and programs in the crosshairs of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Lawyer won't say who connected her to Whitman maid
Attorney Gloria Allred has refused again to disclose how she came to represent an illegal immigrant housekeeper Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman employed for nine years.
Dallas County commissioners hire private lawyer for conflict-of-interest probe of DA Craig Watkins 2:25 PM CT
The DA withdraws his request for records from Commissioner Maureen Dickey. But commissioners still want to know if he violated state rules.
Brooklyn lawyer pleads guilty to mortgage fraud scheme
A Brooklyn lawyer pleaded guilty today to orchestrating a mortgage fraud scheme that utilized straw buyers and phony property appraisals to cheat banks out of more than $10 million. Anthony Onua, 44, admitted to joining forces with two other attorneys, a pair of realtors, a couple of mortgage brokers, and...
Candidates for attorney general meet in first debate
The candidates competing to become the state's next attorney general are in the midst of their first — and perhaps only — debate. Kamala Harris, the Democratic nominee and San Francisco district attorney, will try to persuade California voters to...