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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.
Ex-Monroe attorney gets jail for theft
GOSHEN — Former Village of Monroe attorney J. Bennett Farrell pleaded guilty Thursday to third-degree grand larceny.
State charges disbarred Bellevue attorney with illegally practicing immigration law
The state Attorney General's Office has charged a disbarred Bellevue attorney and a business partner with illegally practicing immigration law. According to a press release from the Attorney General's Office, Grosvenor Anschell, owner of Jona Immigration Services in Bellevue, was charged under the Consumer Protection Act and the Immigration Assistant Practices Act in the case.
Lawyer: Dugard kidnapping case won't find impartial jury
Attorney says story would bias jurors in Jaycee Dugard case
Lawyer: Dugard kidnapping case won't find impartial jury
Attorney says story would bias jurors in Jaycee Dugard case
Attorney general race hangs in the balance as 2 million votes remain uncounted
The laborious task of tallying the ballots begins in earnest. Democrat Kamala Harris is leading Republican Steve Cooley by just one-tenth of a percentage point, or 9,364 votes. Nearly 2 million ballots across California remain uncounted in the wake of Tuesday's general election, with the state attorney general race hanging in the balance as the slow process of tallying the outstanding votes ...
Attorney general's lawsuit against Bell officials could be in jeopardy
An L.A. County judge says Jerry Brown may have overreached his authority in the case, which seeks to force city leaders to pay back thousands in salaries and take cuts in pensions. Rizzo's attorney says the case is dead. In a blow to the state's civil lawsuit charging eight current and former Bell city leaders with plotting to enrich themselves at taxpayer expense, a Los Angeles County Superior ...
Lawyer admits stealing $66K from client's account
Associated Press - November 5, 2010 3:05 AM ET GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) - A lawyer admits he stole $66,000 from a client's real estate escrow account in Orange County.
5 police officers received awards from state attorney general
Attorney General Chris Koster on Oct. 28 presented five local police officers with an award recognizing their extraordinary commitment to justice.
Court records detail sexual allegations against Western Slope district attorney
Newly released court records show the 7th Judicial District's top prosecutor allegedly made a habit of exposing himself to, and requesting sexual favors from, some of the women who worked in his office.
Attorney says he's been pulled over 4 times for no reason
From any angle, Mahari Bailey is a success. He has worked long hours as a lawyer specializing in commercial real estate since 2007, the year he graduated from Georgetown Law School.
Police investigation finds no evidence of threat made by council attorney
A Tulsa police investigation found no evidence that City Council Attorney Drew Rees threatened the mayor during an exchange between Rees and mayoral Press Secretary Lloyd Wright.
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 general's office warns parents about cyber bullying
Elaine Surma, special agent with the state Attorney General's office, made a presentation on Thursday evening, at Titusville High School, regarding cyber bullying and the consequences that come with it.
Activist lawyer arrested in Vietnam
Hanoi - A prominent lawyer who had sued Vietnam's prime minister over environmental issues was arrested Friday, the lawyer's uncle said. Cu Huy Ha Vu was arrested at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City early morning, his uncle Cu Huy Chu told the German Press Agency dpa.
Nevada Attorney General warns of telemarketing scam
The Nevada Attorney General's office is warning consumers of pre-recorded telemarketing calls offering credit repair or loan modification services.
Local lawyer, Dara Baird dances to maintain health and destress
Best Revenge: A personal look at living well.
Ashland city attorney quits, citing health
The Ashland City Council has accepted City Attorney Richard Appicello's resignation. Appicello cited health reasons as the cause for his departure.
State attorney general announces three indicted in foreclosure scam
Three people alleged to have operated a foreclosure scam in 2008 and 2009 were indicted Thursday, according to the Nevada attorney general's office.
Attorney: Judge is biased toward her
A local judge has exhibited demeaning, rude and hostile attitudes toward a Fowlerville attorney, who wants the judge to recuse herself from the attorney's cases, according to testimony Thursday.
Orange County lawyer admits stealing $66K from client's account
GOSHEN -- A lawyer admits he stole $66,000 from a client's real estate escrow account in Orange County. J. Bennett Farrell pleaded guilty to grand larceny Thursday in Orange County Court.
DOJ Sues Chicago Tax Lawyer to Stop Tax Shelters
The Justice Department has asked a federal court in Chicago to permanently bar tax lawyer John E. Rogers, a former partner at the law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP, from promoting tax shelters.
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.
Former lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from client account
GOSHEN – A disbarred former Monroe attorney Thursday pled guilty in Orange County Court to grand larceny in the third degree, admitted that he stole money from a client’s escrow account.
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.
Assistant state AG in dispute with gay student faces hearing today
Lansing— An assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan is due to appear at a disciplinary hearing.
Lawyer admits advising on land transfers
A Perth lawyer has admitted he advised a man about transferring property to avoid its seizure under.
Mingo lawyer sentenced for fraud
HUNTINGTON - A Mingo County lawyer has been sentenced in Federal court for defrauding West Virginia Public Defender Services. William Duty, Jr., a self-employed attorney in Williamson, was ordered...
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.
Judge: Disbarred attorney has means to repay debt
ORLEANS - There is clear and convincing evidence that a disbarred Orleans attorney has successfully hidden millions...
Lawyer in dispute with gay student faces hearing
An assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan is due to appear at a disciplinary hearing.
Lawyer makes final plea for Steven J. Hayes' life
NEW HAVEN -- While prosecutors projected a photo of the three victims of the Cheshire home invasion Thursday to...
Syria must investigate assault on jailed rights lawyer
Friday 5 November 2010 Award-winning activist Muhannad al-Hassani, currently serving a three-year prison sentence, was severely beaten by his cellmate last month. Amnesty International has called on the Syrian authorities to investigate an assault on an award-winning human rights activist and lawyer in prison by another inmate and whether prison officials were complicit in the attack. Muhannad ...
Lawyer's affairs taken over
WELLAND -- The Law Society of Upper Canada has stepped in and taken over the affairs of a Welland lawyer. In a ruling on Oct.[...]
Top Syrian lawyer beaten in jail, rights groups say
International human rights groups said a leading Syrian lawyer was attacked in prison last week, and called on authorities in Damascus to guarantee his safety.
US ATTORNEY ESTABLISHES ELECTION DAY HOTLINE
NEWARK, N.J. - New Jersey United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced that the U.S. Attorney's Office has established an Election Day Hotline to receive and respond to reports of election irregularities, voter intimidation or any other activities that would interfere with a citizen's right to vote on November 2, 2010. The Election Hotline - (609) 656-2558 - is available for both English and ...
New police Act limits misconduct complaints: lawyer
Fewer police will be prosecuted for misconduct if the province passes Bill 27 now before the legislature, warns Edmonton lawyer Tom Engel.
Top Syrian lawyer beaten in jail, rights groups say
LONDON (Reuters) - International human rights groups said a leading Syrian lawyer was attacked in prison last week, and called on authorities in Damascus to guarantee his safety.
Summit Lawyer Sentenced For Bilking Clients
A lawyer who admits he "let everyone down" could spend the next 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of fraud.
Lawyer faces misconduct charges
THE future of a Winnipeg lawyer who allegedly tried to entice a former client to have sex with his wife -- now a Manitoba judge -- is being put under a microscope by the province's legal governing body.
Bisard’s attorney asks for change of venue
4:36 p.m. It was only a matter of time, given the extensive publicity of suspended Indianapolis police officer David Bisard’s fatal crash with two motorcycles. ...
Birmingham airport board stands free from council, lawyer says
Birmingham airport lawyer says board stands free of council.
Imprisoned Attorney Oscar Stilley Disbarred
Fort Smith attorney Oscar Stilley, who is serving a 15-year federal prison term for fraud and tax evasion, was disbarred Thursday by the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Greensboro hires new city attorney
GREENSBORO — A chamber of commerce attorney from Cincinnati is the new Greensboro city attorney. The city announced today that Julia McNeil Danish will start Dec. 16 as the new city attorney. She replaces Terry Wood, who came out of retirement in 2008 and served until he retired again in August. read more
Attorney suspended over missing phrase
A Bedford County attorney and former state legislator has been suspended from the practice of law for 60 days. Clarence W. Phillips was suspended by the Tennessee Supreme Court on Oct. 26, according...
Iran: Life of Jailed Human Rights Lawyer at Great Risk
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, should immediately intervene with Iranian authorities to ensure the physical well being of detained human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today
County attorney’s office loses prosecutor in election
Canda Harbaugh/The Western News Volunteer Rocke Gifford places a completed ballot in the box on Election Day.
Syria urged to probe 'assault' of jailed rights lawyer
Leading international human rights groups have alleged a Syrian lawyer was assaulted in prison two weeks after he was due to have received an award in Geneva for his record as a rights defender.
Shirvell appears before attorney general's office for disciplinary hearing
This is a developing story. Continue checking MichiganDaily.com throughout the day for updates. A disciplinary hearing for Andrew Shirvell, the Michigan assistant attorney general who has come under fire for his actions against Michigan Student Assembly President Chris Armstrong, was held this morning, though no official ruling has been announced. read more
Suge Knight's attorney to appeal, lawsuit tossed
Associated Press - November 5, 2010 11:54 AM ET MIAMI (AP) - The attorney for rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight says he plans to appeal a judge's decision to toss out a lawsuit Knight filed...