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District Attorney: Too close to call
Alexander holds the lead by only 93 votes After months of campaigning and heated debate, the race for Del Norte County district attorney is still too close to call. In ballots counted Tuesday night, defense attorney Jon Alexander was leading former DA Robert Drossel 3,556 votes to 3,463 votes. However, there are still 500–1,000 ballots left to tally, according to County Clerk/Recorder Alissia ...
Kamala Harris: attorney general race's long wait
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris squeezed past her GOP opponent Wednesday to take a narrow lead in the race for state attorney general, but with tens of thousands of absentee and provisional ballots still...
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 ...
Fears grow for Iran stoning case lawyer and son
Amnesty International today called on the Iranian authorities to immediately release the lawyer and son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman who is at risk of execution by stoning, if they are held solely for trying to pass on information about her case
Kamala Harris: attorney general race's long wait
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris squeezed past her GOP opponent Wednesday to take a narrow lead in the race for state attorney general, but with tens of thousands of absentee and provisional ballots still...
Lawyer: home invasion defendant not "rabid dog"
A defense attorney says a Connecticut man convicted of killing three people in a home invasion is not "a rabid dog who needs to be put down."
Attorney and Law Firm Mobile Website Development & Mobile Application Development
Attorney and Law Firm Mobile Website Development & Mobile Application Development OGRP, Inc. a Texas online web media company, announced today the release of “Law Appz” the only mobile phone website for attorneys and law firms with a “Call Now” button. Rockwall, TX (PRWEB) November 3, 2010 The growth of wireless devices is changing our society. It is estimated there is over 241 million mobile ...
Dugard case: Nancy 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 Lee Dugard case, saying his client could not get a fair trail if the grand jury transcript is made public.
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.
Attorney: Man should be moved
By Dennis Sherer, Staff Writer The attorney for a Franklin County man whose capital murder conviction was overturned on a technicality is asking that his client be held in a local jail while awaiting a new trial.
Anderson shares plans for district attorney's office
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Lake County's district attorney-elect said he's preparing for the transition into his new office early next year.
Incoming NY attorney general promises independence
NEW YORK CITY -- New York's next attorney general promises to do more than simply follow the footsteps of the last one -- Democratic running mate Andrew Cuomo who will be the state's next governor.
Dugard case: Nancy 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 Lee Dugard case, saying his client could not get a fair trail if the grand jury transcript is made public.
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.
London Banking Lawyer Sweeting Named as Clifford Chance's Top Partner
Malcolm Sweeting , a London lawyer who advises clients on financing restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, was elected as the senior partner of Clifford Chance LLP , the highest-grossing U.K. law firm.
Pastor's lawyer objects to moving case from Westmoreland court
WESTERN BUREAU:"Not at this time!" outspoken defence attorney Keith Bishop said yesterday in response to the likelihood of transferring the carnal abuse trial of international pastor, the Reverend Dr Paul Lewis, outside ...
Attorney Seeks FBI Probe Of Police Shooting
An attorney for a man injured in an Ohio police shooting wants the FBI to investigate the incident videotaped by a sheriff's cruiser camera.
Ear-biter acting in self-defence: lawyer
The lawyer for a convicted drug dealer accused of biting off part of a St. John's bartender's ear said his client was defending himself and his girlfriend when the incident happened.
Lawyer John Cirando to sub for Judge Mordue in Garrow murder case talk
John Cirando Syracuse, NY - Syracuse lawyer John A. Cirando will be stepping in for Chief U.S. District Judge Norman Mordue at a panel discussion today about the 1970s Robert Garrow murder case. Cirando, the former second-in-command at the Onondaga...
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.[...]
Afghan attorney general probes poll complaints
Afghanistan's top prosecutor has opened an investigation into the country's electoral authorities, saying they have not clearly explained their reasoning for throwing out nearly a quarter of the votes cast in September's parliamentary polls, an official said Thursday.
Lawyer aims to force Waterloo County league to send team to regional football playoffs
A legal application has been filed to force the Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA) to send a team to the regional football playoffs.
Sharpe holds lead in district attorney's race, but it's tight
The race for Alamance County District Attorney was almost too close to call Tuesday night, although defense attorney Rob Sharpe was the apparent winner. Sharpe was ahead of District Attorney Pat Nadolski by a slight margin, according to unofficial...
Lawyer lashes out at Armstrong jury
Ukrainian cyclist Yaroslav Popovych, a teammate of Lance Armstrong, testified for about two hours Wednesday before a federal grand jury that is investigating doping in the sport.
Lawyer: Client ‘good man having bad day'
The defense attorney for a Canton man accused of firing his rifle into the fireplace of his home is hoping to convince Wayne County prosecutors to drop a felony firearm charge against the defendant.
Winnipeg lawyer King charged with misconduct
Winnipeg lawyer Jack King has been charged with professional misconduct for soliciting a client to have sex with his wife.
Andrew C. Meyer, Jr. Selected Lawyer of the Year
Meyer named the Best Lawyers' 2011 Boston Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year
Attorney to serve 6 1/2 years in prison for embezzlement
An attorney who pleaded guilty to embezzling $2.5 million from clients and his law firm was sentenced this week to 6 1/2 years in prison.
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.
Scott transition team: Tallahassee vets, D.C. power lawyer, ‘Obamacare’ foe
FORT LAUDERDALE — Outsider-turned-Gov.-elect Rick Scott will get his transition advice from Tallahassee veterans, a lawyer from a powerhouse Washington firm and the head of the political committee Scott set up to oppose President Obama’s health care plan. Republican Scott, with running mate Jennifer Carroll at this side, announced his transition team this morning. A [...]
Afghan Attorney General Probes Poll Complaints
Afghanistan's top prosecutor has opened an investigation into the country's electoral authorities, saying they have not clearly explained their reasoning for throwing out nearly a quarter of the votes cast in September's parliamentary polls, an official said Thursday.
Elizabeth Smart Kidnapping Trial Halted
CAIRO -- An international rights group is urging Iran to release the son and the lawyer of an Iranian woman who has been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery.
Lawyer in dispute with gay student back at U-M
ANN ARBOR, Mich. An assistant state attorney general accused of frequently harassing a gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan has been allowed back on the Ann Arbor campus with restrictions. Twenty-one-year-old Chris Armstrong claimed Andrew Shirvell frequently harassed him over a five-month period. Shirvell started a blog in April that regularly lambasted Armstrong as a ...
Amnesty urges Iran to free stoning case detainees
An international rights group is urging Iran to release the son and the lawyer of an Iranian woman who has been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery.
US seeks to bar attorney from touting tax shelter
Authorities are seeking to stop a Chicago attorney from promoting tax shelters that have allegedly generated more than $370 million in improper tax deductions for more than 100 customers.
Lawyer bills RI city $310K for work as receiver
A lawyer who served for two months as a court-appointed receiver for Central Falls has billed the financially troubled city $310,000.
Lawyer bills RI city $310K for work as receiver
A lawyer who served for two months as a court-appointed receiver for Central Falls has billed the financially troubled city $310,000,
W.Va. lawyer gets 6 months for fraud
CHARLESTON, W. Va. -- A Mingo County lawyer has been sentenced to six months in prison for fraudulently obtaining more than $119,000 from a company that expedites payments for attorneys appointed to represent indigent defendants. William H. Duty of Delbar...
Noted Defense Attorney Looks At N.H. Home Invasion Murder Trial
A noted attorney doubts the credibility of a witness in the trial of a New Hampshire man accused in a brutal home invasion murder.
Andrew C. Meyer, Jr. Selected Lawyer of the Year
Meyer named the Best Lawyers' 2011 Boston Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year (PRWeb November 04, 2010) Read the full story at (link) be
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.
Lawyer availability delaying inquiry
The Mississauga judicial inquiry won't start up again for at least another three weeks due to the availability of the lawyers, according to inquiry officials.
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.
Ebadi Calls on UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to Act
The Iranian Judiciary should end its systematic targeting of human rights defenders and lawyers who are being sentenced to lengthy prison terms solely for their human rights work and defending their clients, Shirin Ebadi said today in a joint statement with the Iranian League for Defense of Human Rights (LDDHI) and the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.
Giles' Lawyer: 'Pretrial Discussions Were Not Fruitful'
Prosecutors and a defense lawyer for former state Rep. Abraham Giles were not able to reach a plea agreement. Giles' case is now headed for trial. Read the full story here.
Will election undermine states' foreclosure probe?
Some key attorney general offices changed hands, but the re-election of Iowa Attorney General Thomas Miller, a Democrat who is leading the multistate investigation, should help keep it on track.
Storytime With a Criminal Defense Lawyer
The practice of criminal law is, on average, more interesting than most civil work. So when I'm cruising around the legal blogosphere, fulfilling my LBW duties, I am often drawn to the musings of fellow bloggers who live and work in the criminal law world. This morning, I happened upon a post by Russ Bensing at The Briefcase. Bensing is a Cleveland lawyer and a pretty prolific writer, posting ...
Prison Sentence for WV Lawyer After Wire Fraud Plea
A Mingo County lawyer has been sentenced to six months in prison for fraudulently obtaining more than $119,000 from a company that expedites payments for attorneys appointed to represent indigent defendants.
Winnipeg lawyer King charged with misconduct
Winnipeg lawyer Jack King has been charged with professional misconduct for soliciting a client to have sex with his wife.
BCS legality questioned by Utah attorney general, who asks feds to look into it, too
Utah attorney general cites possible antitrust violations and asks Justice Department to look into BCS.