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Dugard case: Garrido's lawyer attempting to block RGJ's request to unseal grand jury transcript
Nancy Garrido’s lawyer has filed documents opposing the Reno Gazette-Journal’s request to unseal records in the Jaycee Dugard case, saying his client could not get a fair trail if the grand jury transcript is made public.
Pennsylvania Academy of Music lawyer called out over fees
A bankruptcy court watchdog has a pretty long list of tasks that it thinks the Pennsylvania Academy of Music's attorney can get paid to do. But suing donors isn't on it. The U.S. Trustee's Office wants to stop PAM's attorney from getting paid for time spent preparing its lawsuit against two donors...
Lawyer: Jail guards harass Allgier, read his mail
Lawyer: Jail guards harass Allgier, read his mail By melinda Rogers The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Nov 3, 2010 05:59PM MDT Attorneys for Curtis Michael Allgier on Wednesday alleged the murder suspect is being unfairly targeted by guards at the Salt Lake County jail and that his attorney-client privileges are being violated by officers who are reading his mail and possibly providing videotaped ...
DuPage County State’s Attorney Appointed To Appellate Court
DuPage County State’s Attorney Joseph Birkett has been appointed to the Second District Appellate Court effective Dec. 13.
Kamala Harris winning attorney general race, but it's not over yet
We know you're all sick of hearing about this election, but it looks like one race -- for attorney general -- still is not over . And it won't be for weeks to come. Democrat Kamala Harris has pulled ahead of her GOP...
Dugard case: Garrido's lawyer attempting to block RGJ's request to unseal grand jury transcript
Nancy Garrido’s lawyer has filed documents opposing the Reno Gazette-Journal’s request to unseal records in the Jaycee Dugard case, saying his client could not get a fair trail if the grand jury transcript is made public.
Desai Lawyer: Stroke Incapacitated Doctor
A lawyer for the doctor facing criminal charges in a 2007 hepatitis outbreak says the doctor isn't competent to help in his defense if he stands trial.
James Neal: Lawyer who put Jimmy Hoffa in jail and prosecuted the perpetrators of the Watergate cover-up
James Neal, a stocky, cigar-chomping ex-Marine, won victories on both sides of the courtroom and was involved in some of America's biggest legal battles. He successfully prosecuted the Teamsters' boss Jimmy Hoffa, as well as key Nixon administration officials for conspiracy during the Watergate scandal. He also acted for the defence for the film-maker John Landis and in the Ford Pinto and Exxon ...
Attorney general, others push Kansas to right
Kansas voters have shoved their state government hard to the right after nearly two decades of governors who followed a more moderate course, vetoing anti-abortion legislation and raising taxes to forestall deep budget cuts. Derek Schmidt, the new GOP attorney general, though not seen has a hard-core social conservative, has promised to join other states’ legal challenges of the federal health ...
'Hiccup girl' lawyer exploring brain disorder role in killing
The lawyer for the Florida teenager who gained fame three years ago as the "hiccup girl" and is now accused of murder said Wednesday that he will look into whether Tourette Syndrome or another brain disorder may have contributed to the crime.
Attorney General Race Too Close to Call; Results Could Be Weeks Away
Californians can expect to hurry up and wait for final results in the undisputed nail-biter statewide election of 2010, the attorney general's race between San Francisco District Attorney...
Brock defeats Edmondson for County Attorney seat
For the first time in 12 years, a new Washington County Attorney will be seated on Jan. 4 after Republican contender Larry Brock defeated incumbent county attorney Barbara Edmondson during Tuesday’s election.
Cop should have been charged:lawyer
VANCOUVER - A Vancouver police officer should have been charged with manslaughter for leaving an intoxicated homeless man in an alley where he froze to death, a lawyer for the man's family told a public inquiry.
David Garrett's lawyer says passport scandal "truly trivial"
David Garrett's lawyer has decribed his passport scandal as "truly trivial" in court today.
DuPage state's attorney Birkett named to Appellate Court
DuPage state's attorney will join bench in December DuPage County State's Attorney Joseph Birkett said Wednesday that he has accepted a spot on the 2nd District Appellate Court bench.
Attorney is twice a witness to Lake Republican history
SCHERERVILLE | Dennis Stanton, 74, a Schererville attorney, haspersonally know the only two Republicans to win a countywideelection in Lake County in the last 60 years.
DuPage state's attorney Birkett named to Appellate Court
DuPage state's attorney will join bench in December DuPage County State's Attorney Joseph Birkett said Wednesday that he has accepted a spot on the 2nd District Appellate Court bench.
Female lawyer offers herself as 'bait' to nab Gary Ng
A FEMALE lawyer has revealed how she offered herself as a "bait" to lure a Singapore man who posts self-made videos of his sexual encounters on the Internet.
Corby lawyer: 'Less talk, more action'
SCHAPELLE Corby’s Australian lawyer has called on Julia Gillard to “finish the job” and bring Corby home from Bali.
Defense attorney in Dugard case seeks to keep seal
Associated Press - November 3, 2010 9:04 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The attorney representing 1 of 2 people charged in the Jaycee Lee Dugard kidnapping case is seeking to keep the documents in...
Attorney asks to sever Mortensen murder trials
The defense attorney for Roger Mortensen has filed a motion to sever Mortensen's murder trial from his wife's case.
Defense attorney in Jaycee Dugard case seeks to keep documents sealed
SAN FRANCISCO - Nancy Garrido's defense attorney is seeking to keep documents in the Jaycee Dugard kidnapping case sealed. Jaycee Dugard Kidnapping Case
MURRIETA: City attorney sets closed-session meeting with City Council
The reality that Murrieta voters approved measures that the city attorney warned could "turn the system on its head" sank in Wednesday after preliminary election results showed that Measures
California attorney general's race still too close to call
Whether Kamala Harris, Steve Cooley won may not be known for weeks
California attorney general's race still too close to call
Prosecutors from California's two most prominent cities were locked in a dead heat Wednesday in their race for attorney general.
Wico. State's Attorney-Elect Maciarello Vows to Crack Down on Crime
Incoming Wicomico County State's Attorney Matt Maciarello vowed to crack down on crime, at a press conference outside the Government Office Building in Salisbury on Wednesday.
Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by GOP attorney general candidate Martha Dean
Less than a day after dominating at the polls in the attorney general race, Democrat George Jepsen has already won his first legal battle. A Superior Court judge in Hartford Wednesday granted the dismissal of Martha Dean 's lawsuit that the GOP attorney general candidate filed trying to block her opponent in the race.
L.I. Lawyer Caught in Undercover Video
An attorney licensed to practice law in New York was caught on an eye-opening undercover video. Fox 5's Andrea Day investigated the story and tried to get answers from the lawyer.
Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by GOP attorney general candidate Martha Dean
Less than a day after dominating at the polls in the attorney general race Democrat George Jepsen has already won his first legal battle. A Superior Court judge in Hartford granted Wednesday the dismissal of Martha Dean 's lawsuit that the GOP attorney general candidate had filed trying to block her opponent in the race.
Attorney general race up in air
Campaigning tirelessly in Los Angeles County and a little help from President Barack Obama might have made a difference for Kamala Harris in her run for state Attorney General, experts said Wednesday.
Attorney General race winner not determined
The contest between Democrat Kamala Harris and Republican Steve Cooley was too close to call Wednesday.
Attorney General candidates Cooley, Harris deadlocked
Prosecutors from California's two most prominent cities, who both ran bruising campaigns, were locked in a dead heat Wednesday in their race for attorney general, neither ready to declare victory a day after the polls had closed.
Republicans sweep district attorney races; 11 new district judges elected.
Republicans sweep district attorney races; 11 new district judges elected
Attorney protests mistake on search warrant
The defense attorney for a Sauk City man hopes the handwritten change of a single word on a search warrant will spare his client punishment for growing marijuana in his garage.
California attorney general's race remains too close to call
Republican Steve Cooley had declared victory on election night when early results showed him with a comfortable lead. But overnight Kamala Harris moved ahead. Thousands of provisional and mail-in ballots are uncounted. Three hours after the election polls closed, Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley strode onto a stage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and gave supporters of his campaign for ...
State’s Attorney’s office names new chief of Civil Division
ST. CHARLES – The Kane County State’s Attorney’s office has named a new chief of the Civil Division.
Ashland City Attorney submits resignation
The Ashland City Council accepted City Attorney Richard Appicello's resignation on Tuesday night.
Attorney seeks officers' records
A defense attorney whose client was arrested on drug charges by the same three officers who are accused of using excessive force in the Jordan Miles case is seeking their personnel files to potentially attack their credibility at trial.
Gary Collins' lawyer denies warrant issued for his arrest
The attorney representing actor Gary Collins said reports about an accident in Jackson Tuesday were exaggerated.  No arrest warrant is out for Gary Collins.
Defense Attorney In Dugard Case Seeks To Keep Seal
The attorney representing one of two people charged in the Jaycee Lee Dugard kidnapping case is seeking to keep the documents in the case sealed.
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.
Lawyer discusses political prejudice, hate
By Loryn Thompson / Intern – In 2009, the Southern Poverty Law Center identified 932 organizations in the U.S. as “hate groups,” defined by its website as groups that are openly prejudiced toward a class of people. Sixty-six of those are in Texas. Morris Dees, co-founder of the center and a civil rights lawyer, spoke to students and the community in the Silver Eagle Suite on Wednesday evening ...
Attorney asks FBI to look at police shooting
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ex-ARMM SolGen, Ampatuan lawyer face disbarment
MANILA, Philippines - Relatives of victims of the November 23 Maguindanao massacre filed Thursday a disbarment case against a defense lawyer of the Ampatuan clan as well as the former Solicitor General of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) before the Office of the Bar Confidant at the Supreme Court.
Saugeen Shores lawyer named a judge
Saugeen Shores lawyer Kevin Sherwood has been named a judge of the Ontario Court Of Justice. Sherwood said in an interview Wednesday he found out only very recently that he had received the provincial appointment.[...]
Obama lawyer defends school tax credit of AZ
WASHINGTON - An Obama administration lawyer defended an Arizonaprogram that funds religious schools with state tax credits andurged the Supreme Court on Wednesday to block advocates ofchurch-state separation from suing over such arrangements.
Breaking the stereotype of a typical attorney
Ronnie Baker/Staff photo - Ike Vanden Eykel has always had two main goals in his career: to be known as an honorable attorney and to be considered one of the best at what he does.
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.
Lawyer for Nancy Garrido says grand jury transcripts would destroy her chance for fair trail
In the strongest possible terms, Nancy Garrido's attorney is arguing against release of grand jury transcripts involving the kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard, saying they contain such "evil" that his client could never get a fair trial if they are made public.
Tom Horne win would break Democrats' attorney general lock
If Republican Tom Horne edges out Democrat Felicia Rotellini to win the race for attorney general, it will end the Democrats' 12-year hold on the office.