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NEWS UPDATE: 12:10 p.m. - U.S. Attorney's Office will help lead Election Day Program
United States Attorney Alicia A.G. Limtiaco announced yesterday that Assistant United States Attorney Marivic David will lead the efforts of her office in connection with the Justice Department's nationwide Election Day Program for the Nov. 2 General Election.
Mercy attorney came to America as young refugee from Vietnam
Mercy West Communities attorney Vi Le says her parents encouraged her to seek the American dream.
Upstart lawyer looks to upset incumbent Hevesi
Queens voters poised to choose this Tuesday in state and federal races. Alex Powietrzynski is a Republican running for state Assembly. His parents are stout Democrats. But he insists he has their full backing in his bid to unseat 28th District Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) on Nov. 2.
N.Y. Attorney General and Comptroller Races Rally Voters
Candidates for New York attorney general and state comptroller spent the weekend rallying voters.
Jerry O’Connell quits law school to play Vegas ‘Defender’
By Paige Albiniak Jerry O’Connell was studying to become a real-life lawyer when he auditioned to star in CBS’ new legal show, “The Defenders.” “I wasn’t working and felt I needed to do something part-time,” says O’Connell, 36. “Harvey Levin, who runs TMZ, cornered me and said...
Endorsements: Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney
Residents of Bibb, Crawford and Peach counties have the choice of four individuals to fill the district attorney’s position left vacant by the departure of Howard Simms. Sharell Lewis and Greg Winters are assistant district attorneys in the office now. Greg Bushway is a prosecutor in the Ocmulgee Circuit (Baldwin, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Morgan and Wilkinson counties). David Cooke ...
Attorney disputes account of pot arrest near Lake Tahoe's West Shore
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The attorney for a man accused of illegally possessing more than 100 pounds of marijuana disputed Thursday law enforcement's account of the arrest.
Visiting US lawyer included in SC plagiarism order
A visiting American lawyer and professor is among the 37 University of the Philippines College of Law faculty members ordered by the Supreme Court to explain why they should not be sanctioned for violating the Professional Code of Responsibility when they accused Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo of plagiarism
Attorney Arrested at Aggie Game for Intoxication, Drugs
A Brazos Valley attorney has been arrested and accused of trying to enter Kyle Field intoxicated and carrying drugs.
Dallas Car Accident Lawyer Helps Accident Victim Receive Large Compensation
Dallas Injury Lawyer, Attorney Amy Witherite, fought for her client whose injuries removed her life passion of horse training.
RMAF v N. Surendran & 12,500 Malaysian Bar members
By Amer Hamzah Arshad This is a clarion call for members of the Bar and fellow Malaysians to unite and stand up together. Together we must send a strong message to the powers that be that we do not accept this kind of behaviour. Yet another lawyer intimidated for doing his job. When will this end? Never …unless the people stand up, unless we see naked abuse of power for what it is and call it as ...
Obituary: John C. Pettit / Former longtime Washington County district attorney
John C. Pettit, a longtime district attorney for Washington County, died Saturday at UPMC Presbyterian. Mr. Pettit, of Canton, died of pulmonary fibrosis, a lung ailment. He was 75.
Obituary: John C. Pettit / Former longtime Washington County district attorney
John C. Pettit, a longtime district attorney for Washington County, died Saturday at UPMC Presbyterian. Mr. Pettit, of Canton, died of pulmonary fibrosis, a lung ailment. He was 75.
Tight race expected for district attorney job
SALT LAKE CITY — The race for Salt Lake County district attorney looks a lot like the race four years ago. But a few...
Our Opinion: Attorney General
Texans should re-elect Attorney General Greg Abbott to a third term in Tuesday’s election.
PATTIS BLOG: Did Komisarjevsky lawyer inspire Tom Cruise in 'A Few Good Men'?
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Lawyer, senator vie for DA
The campaign for Norfolk County district attorney is both a study in contrast and an example of politics in 2010. In the Democrats' corner is state Sen. Michael Morrissey, D-Quincy, a Beacon Hill fixture with a $640,000 campaign war chest.
PATTIS BLOG: Did Komisarjevsky lawyer inspire Tom Cruise in 'A Few Good Men'?
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McKenna sues over Berkey defeat
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Rob McKenna sued a Seattle political consultant Friday, alleging the firm deliberately concealed the source of money used in its campaign to oust state Sen. Jean Berkey, D- Everett, in the primary.
Consumer 10.0: Philadelphia lawyer finds home-loan horror stories
If you're planning to pull the lever Tuesday for a candidate who promises to fix the economy by easing the burden of regulation on business, you might want to first consider the recent education of Haddonfield lawyer Michael Gaier.
Consumer 10.0: Philadelphia lawyer finds home-loan horror stories
If you're planning to pull the lever Tuesday for a candidate who promises to fix the economy by easing the burden of regulation on business, you might want to first consider the recent education of Haddonfield lawyer Michael Gaier.
New U.S. attorney for Eastern District has wide experience
Mark Green has been the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District for a full two weeks now but has not sought any attention beyond the announcement of his swearing-in ceremony.
Consumer 10.0: Philadelphia lawyer finds home-loan horror stories
If you're planning to pull the lever Tuesday for a candidate who promises to fix the economy by easing the burden of regulation on business, you might want to first consider the recent education of Haddonfield lawyer Michael Gaier.
No need for inquiry: Ivan Henry's lawyer
VANCOUVER - The lawyer for a B.C. man who spent 27 years in prison for a series of rapes he didn't commit says she doesn't think there's a need for a public inquiry.
No need for public inquiry in Ivan Henry acquittal: defence lawyer
VANCOUVER - The lawyer for a B.C. man who spent 27 years in prison for a series of rapes he didn't commit says she doesn't think there's a need for a public inquiry.
No need for public inquiry in Ivan Henry acquittal: defence lawyer
VANCOUVER - The lawyer for a B.C. man who spent 27 years in prison for a series of rapes he didn't commit says she doesn't think there's a need for a public inquiry.
Yemeni lawyer: Female suspect being set up
The lawyer representing a Yemeni woman arrested Saturday over suspicions she was involved in sending explosive packages to the U.S. said Sunday that she was being set up.
Cook on county attorney ticket
WAHOO – Justin Cook says his experience would serve him well as a prosecutor. Cook is a candidate by petition for Saunders County attorney.
No need for public inquiry in Ivan Henry acquittal: defence lawyer
The lawyer for a B.C. man who spent 27 years in prison for a series of rapes he didn't commit says she doesn't think there's a need for a public inquiry.
State comptroller to be decided Tuesday; attorney general candidate is unopposed
ANNAPOLIS -- Voters on Tuesday also will elect the state's comptroller and attorney general.
Disgraced lawyer who milked £13 million from miners lives high life in Spain
Disgraced lawyer Andrew Nulty cavorts in a shower of champagne after a polo match - in an affront to the sick and dying miners he cheated out of compensation.
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.
PATTIS BLOG: Did Komisarjevsky lawyer inspire Tom Cruise in 'A Few Good Men'?
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PATTIS BLOG: Did Komisarjevsky lawyer inspire Tom Cruise in 'A Few Good Men'?
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No need for public inquiry in Henry acquittal: lawyer
The lawyer for Ivan Henry, a B.C. man who spent 27 years in prison for a series of rapes he didn't commit, says she doesn't think there's a need for a public inquiry.
County attorney candidates defend qualifications
The challenger is “unqualified” and the incumbent is “rude,” according to candidates for Story County attorney.
Benedetto to monitor NMI elections for Justice Dep't
Assistant United States Attorney Jim Benedetto will lead the efforts of the U.S. Attorney's Office in connection with the Justice Department's nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming Nov. 2, 2010 general elections.
For attorney general: McKenna looking for repeat of Brown magic
Jim McKenna sees his life right now as a roller coaster ride. He's made it to the top and is waiting for the moment where he barrels down at full speed. The problem is he isn't sure if he can raise his arms up and enjoy it, or if he should hold on for dear life. Before the Sept. 14h primary, McKenna was a private lawyer working out of the Millbury home he shares with his wife and six children ...
Lawyer opens second location in county
From the time she was young, the practice of law intrigued Jennifer Bruggeman. “I just have always found it interesting,” she said. What made her eventual career choice rather unusual was that she’d actually been pretty shy as a child.
New York Races for Attorney General, Comptroller Are Tied, Poll Indicates
The races for New York attorney general and comptroller are tied before the Nov. 2 election as Republican candidates have rebounded, a Siena Research Institute poll showed.
For Attorney General: J.B. Van Hollen
Incumbent state Attorney General J.B. VanHollen is a clear choice for re-election to a second term.He did an outstanding job cleaning up the backlog at the statecrime labs and setting up a system to ensure the labs stay on topof their case load.
McKenna sues over Berkey defeat
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Rob McKenna sued a Seattle political consultant Friday, alleging the firm deliberately concealed the source of money used in its campaign to oust state Sen. Jean Berkey, D- Everett, in the primary.
Yemen woman busted in mail-bomb plot was 'set up': lawyer
A woman busted in Yemen for sending explosives through the mail targeting Chicago synagogues was set up, her lawyer said on Sunday.
PFT: Sterger will meet with NFL, one report says
At a time when the lawyer and the manager representing former Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger say that no definitive decision has been made to meet with the NFL in connection with its investigation regarding whether former Jets quarterback Brett Favre violated the Personal Conduct Policy via his interactions with Sterger, Charley Casserly of CBS reports that Sterger has agreed to be ...
Attorney Freed On Bond After Kyle Field Arrest
A Central Texas attorney who was arrested at Texas A&M’s Kyle Field and charged with public intoxication and drug possession was free on bond Sunday.
Cuomo still leads over Carl, but battle for Controller remains tight
Democrat Andrew Cuomo still holds a commanding lead in the governor's race, but the contests for attorney general and controller are up in the air heading into Tuesday's elections, a new poll shows.
Yemenis protest detention of 'scapegoat' in Al Qaeda bomb plot
Hanan Al Samawi's lawyer and fellow students say she has no links to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which is being blamed for Friday's thwarted attempt to mail bombs to Chicago synagogues.
U.S. Attorney’s office to monitor election
The U.S. Attorney’s office in Kansas is planning to have a federal prosecutor on duty during Election Day (Nov. 4) to handle complaints of possible election fraud and voting rights violations.
Lawyer Says Female Bomb Suspect in Yemen Released, No Charges
Authorities in Yemen have released on bail a 22-year-old female engineering student whose name and phone number were on the shipping documents for the two bombs sent to the United States. A lawyer for Hanan Samawi told ABCNews.com that the young woman had returned home after being held and questioned over the last 24 hours.
Federal prosecutor to monitor RI elections
The U.S. attorney's office says a federal prosecutor will be handling any complaints of fraud or voting rights abuses on Election Day in Rhode Island.