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Kilmartin envisions attorney general as inspector general
PAWTUCKET - Peter F. Kilmartin envisions an attorney general's office geared toward helping Rhode Islanders root out and protect themselves against corruption, scams and other abuses.
Candidates for AG clash over abortion issue
State attorney general candidate Eric Schneiderman is focusing on the anti-abortion stance of his opponent Dan Donovan, while the Republican says the issue is inconsequential. Erin Billups has the details.
Attorney General candidate Erik B. Wallin promises nation's toughest penalties for public corruption
Erik B. Wallin decided more than a year ago that he would close his criminal defense practice and go back to where he started his legal career —– prosecuting the bad guys.
5 lawyers vie for Rhode Island attorney general post
Projo.com, the Web site of The Providence Journal: 24-hour news coverage around Rhode Island, breaking news and news from The Providence Journal
Candidate profiles: Attorney general
In the race between Gary King and Matt Chandler for state attorney general, corruption and border security have dominated discussions. Democrat incumbent King has stood behind his record and taken the position that his opponent lacks the diversity of...
5 lawyers vie for Rhode Island attorney general post
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Conman, lawyer guilty after church sold illegally
A conman and his lawyer have been blasted by a High Court judge for the illegal sale of an Auckland church from under the feet of its parishioners -- forcing out people who were living there.
Conman, lawyer guilty of selling church
A conman and his lawyer have been blasted by a NZ High Court judge for the illegal sale of an Auckland church from under the feet of its parishioners.
Conman, lawyer guilty of selling church
A conman and his lawyer have been blasted by a NZ High Court judge for the illegal sale of an Auckland church from under the feet of its parishioners.
State’s attorney clears sergeant in weapons probe
NEW BRITAIN – State’s Attorney Scott Murphy has determined that no weapons procured by a Bristol sergeant who stowed the guns in a locked cabinet within the city’s detective division were connected to pending criminal cases.
5 lawyers vie for Rhode Island attorney general post
Projo.com, the Web site of The Providence Journal: 24-hour news coverage around Rhode Island, breaking news and news from The Providence Journal
Conman, lawyer guilty after church sold illegally
A conman and his lawyer have been blasted by a High Court judge for the illegal sale of an Auckland church from under the feet of its parishioners.
City attorney seeks judge's recusal
Thelma Grimes/San Pedro Valley News-Sun After filing a motion asking Cochise County Superior Court Judge Stephen Desens to reconsider an earlier ruling that went against the city, Benson City Attorney Michael Massee followed up with a motion for the judge to recuse himself completely.
Lawyer Claims She Can Talk to the Dead
A valley lawyer could be suspended from practicing law and it all started with an unusual talent she told clients she has: talking to the dead. FOX 10's Dan Spindle has more on how this odd claim ended up getting her into trouble.
State’s attorney clears sergeant in weapons probe
NEW BRITAIN – State’s Attorney Scott Murphy has determined that no weapons procured by a Bristol sergeant who stowed the guns in a locked cabinet within the city’s detective division were connected to pending criminal cases.
Lancaster attorney honored by state group
Lancaster lawyer Clarence C. Kegel Jr. has received the 2010 President's Award for Distinguished Career Achievement in School Law from the Pennsylvania School Boards Solicitors Association.The award recognizes an attorney who has contributed to Pennsylvania school law; served the solicitors associat...
Lawyer takes on ex-state official
A Democrat lawyer and union organizer from Crescent City is challenging a Republican rice farmer and former state assemblyman from Richvale in the race for the state’s 4th District Senate seat.
Attorney General hopefuls agree health reform needs tweaking
COLUMBIA --- A politically loaded legal decision has landed in the last lap of the race for the next South Carolina attorney general, shedding light on how each of the three candidates views President Obama's health care overhaul.
Prosecutor seeks active role as county attorney
Concord Lawyer pursues first run for elected office Embed multimedia (photos, galleries, audio, map):  Ed Board With Scott Murray City Prosecutor Scott Murray has been in a courtroom for 27 years, and he says that isn't going to change if he's elected county attorney. "There's a morale associated with the top guy going into the courtroom," Murray said. "You're not asking your staff to do ...
Attorney general candidates span spectrum on health care
Attorney general candidates span spectrum on health care COLUMBIA — A politically loaded legal decision has landed in the last lap of the race for the next South Carolina attorney general, shedding light on how each of the three candidates views President Obama’s health care overhaul.
GJ attorney withdraws from Montrose DA’s case
A Grand Junction attorney retained by 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra to fight criminal allegations has dropped the case. Attorney Stephan Schweissing said Saturday he filed a motion to withdraw from the matter after what he characterized as “initial investigation” into allegations of misconduct lodged against Serra.
State’s attorney clears sergeant in weapons probe
NEW BRITAIN – State’s Attorney Scott Murphy has determined that no weapons procured by a Bristol sergeant who stowed the guns in a locked cabinet within the city’s detective division were connected to pending criminal cases.
Lawyer’s blunder leaves accident victims in the lurch
When an East Hartford man who was wounded and whose passenger was killed in a Hartford police shooting in 2005 fled and crashed his car into another vehicle at an intersection, injuring occupants of the other car, he arguably created a dream scenario for a plaintiff’s lawyer.
Judgment upheld in lawyer impersonation
The state Appellate Court has upheld a $73,000 judgment that Wesley S. Spears, a lawyer who formerly practiced in the Hartford area, won against another Hartford lawyer, Joseph S. Elder, based on the accusation that Elder impersonated Spears in telephone conversations with a police officer investigating possible misconduct.
Foreclosed upon? Pa. attorney general wants you to file a complaint
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Tom Corbett today urged Pennsylvania homeowners to file complaints concerning questionable mortgage foreclosures as part of an ongoing investigation by the Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection.
Cromwell says no attorney for Flanders in land sale investigation
CROWMELL – The Board of Selectmen has rejected a request from First Selectman John M. Flanders that they hire an attorney to represent Flanders in the on-going criminal investigation into a controversial land sale.
TWITTER: Hayes lawyer argues that death too expensive in Petit slayings
The defense in the trial of Steven J. Hayes this morning is arguing motions related to his sentencing hearing, which is set to begin Monday. Hayes could face the death penalty after being convicted in the July 2007 slayings of Jennifer Hawke Petit and her daughers Hayley and Michaela. Check below to follow Register North Bureau Chief Luther Turmelle's account of today's arguments as they happen ...
Election Guide: Garnett, Suthers vie for attorney general
From the attorney general website, www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov: The attorney general and the Depart­ment of Law (collectively referred to as the Colo­rado Attorney General’s Office) represents and defends the legal interests of the people of the state of Colorado and its sovereignty.
Finding a good lawyer you can afford
(ARA) - Expert legal advice can be invaluable for a wide variety of family matters, from a traffic ticket or real estate transaction, to creating a living will or incorporating a new business.
District attorney asks for simple fix, gets complications
County employees’ salaries and benefits have been a hot topic recently, and given the new adopted budget, they may have been deemed a thing of the past. But during the Collin County Commissioners’ Court meeting Monday, District Attorney John Roach addressed the court looking for a little help.
Lawyer called to bar in Drumheller
There is a new lawyer in town as Gary Wood of Schumacher Gough and Company was admitted to the Alberta Bar Association.
Attorney general s race pits DAs from opposite ends of state, political spectrum
Kamala Harris, Steve Cooley often leave issues by the wayside to trade attacks
Attorney general s race pits DAs from opposite ends of state, political spectrum
Kamala Harris, Steve Cooley often leave issues by the wayside to trade attacks
Oksana's Newest Lawyer Angry at Mel, TMZ
Filed under: Oksana Grigorieva , Mel Gibson , Lisa Bloom , Celebrity Justice Oksana Grigorieva 's latest addition to her legal team is lashing out after our story yesterday -- that Oksana has had at least 39 lawyers working for her in her legal war with Mel Gibson -- claiming Mel has an armada of lawyers and others trying to… Read more
Foreclosed upon? Pa. attorney general wants you to file a complaint
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Tom Corbett today urged Pennsylvania homeowners to file complaints concerning questionable mortgage foreclosures as part of an ongoing investigation by the Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection.
Attorney General: We'll arrest for pot, legal or not
SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is warning that the federal government will not look the other way, as it has with medical marijuana, if voters next month make California the first state to legalize pot.
District attorney candidates spar over possible cutbacks
Washoe County District Attorney Richard Gammick said that when he was forced to cut his agency's budget, he turned it into an efficiently run office with a highly motivated work force.
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.
Serra gets new attorney
MONTROSE — A conflict has led District Attorney Myrl Serra’s attorney to step aside, court records show.
Minneapolis attorney agrees to disbarment
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former assistant Hennepin County attorney has agreed to be disbarred. John Paul St. Marie was charged this July with six felony counts of promoting prostitution.
Foreclosed upon? Pa. attorney general wants you to file a complaint
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Tom Corbett today urged Pennsylvania homeowners to file complaints concerning questionable mortgage foreclosures as part of an ongoing investigation by the Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection.
County attorney candidates face off
HIBBING — Candidates for St. Louis County attorney traded barbs over endorsements during a debate Thursday at Hibbing City Hall.
State's attorney candidate rebuts attack on experience
SALISBURY -- W. Seth Mitchell portrays himself as the chiseled veteran in the race for Wicomico County state's attorney. He has 23 years of courtroom experience, including time as a prosecutor, public defender and private practice defense attorney.
Lawyer's emotion over Bloody Sunday Inquiry
One of the UK's most celebrated barristers, Michael Mansfield QC, has revealed the culmination of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry was the most emotional day of his career.
$2.7m for police assaults
UNLAWFUL arrests and police assaults have cost NSW taxpayers more than $2.7 million in payouts in the past year.
Foreclosed upon? Pa. attorney general wants you to file a complaint
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Tom Corbett today urged Pennsylvania homeowners to file complaints concerning questionable mortgage foreclosures as part of an ongoing investigation by the Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection.
Attorney general candidates debate, airs Monday on Bay News 9
Expect some heated exchanges when the candidates for attorney general square off on television.
State: AG may end up reviewing public records case in West Bridgewater
The state attorney general’s office may end up reviewing a public records case concerning a now-retired police lieutenant who had been accused of misconduct.
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.
Kuwaiti woman writer quizzed over TV comedy show
Kuwaiti writer-director Fajer al-Saeed has been questioned over accusations that she tried to overthrow the Gulf state's government through a television comedy show, her lawyer said on Sunday.