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Mass. attorney charged with shredding case papers
A Massachusetts judge has ordered additional mental evaluation for a Lynn attorney accused of shredding documents related to a murder case.
Mich. asst. AG accused of harassing student fired
An assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan was fired Monday.
Race for attorney general still too close to call
Republican Steve Cooley maintained his lead in the tight race for California attorney general Monday, although the last unresolved contest for statewide office remained too close to call nearly a week after Election Day.
Mumia Abu-Jamal's lawyer quits as appeal-hearing nears
PHILADELPHIA | The lead lawyer for death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has quit the case just days before a key appeals court hearing and amid a rift with his famous client over strategy. Lawyer Robert R. Bryan stepped down after Abu-Jamal asked him to sit silent in court while another lawyer ...
Attorney: Closed meeting may have violated law
Lake County solid waste officials may have convened what shouldhave been a public meeting when they discussed a contract issue ina meeting they closed to the public, a media-law attorney says.
Creque, Hartwig Compete for Houston District Attorney's Job
Arthur Creque and George Hartwig edged out a third opponent, current District Attorney Rabb Wilkerson, in the general election.
Attorney General raises concerns over alcohol reform bill
The "coherence" of the Government's alcohol reform bill has been questioned by its own chief lawyer.
Emmer Attorney: No Thought To Waiving Recount
Republican Tom Emmer plans to see a recount through despite trailing Democrat Mark Dayton by almost 8,750 votes in the undeclared race for Minnesota governor, Emmer's attorney said Monday.
ASK THE LAWYER: Legal recourse to an abusive boss
I am being subjected to near constant antagonisms, and mean remarks at work by my boss.
Duke fires Indiana chief, lawyer after ethics flap
Duke Energy has fired the president of its Indiana operations and a staff attorney following an ethics flap over its dealings with state utility regulators.
Lawyer's clients sought
WELLAND — The Law Society of Upper Canada has been trying to reach active clients of lawyer Paul Taylor since the society was appointed as trustee of his Welland law practice on Oct. 22.[...]
County attorney warns of scam
The county attorney is cautioning people about a scam involving bogus checks and purported lottery winnings.  
Jerry Brown: Tax attorney Deutch a fraud
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Months after Jerry Brown sued California tax lawyer Roni Lynn Deutch for allegedly bilking clients, her book sales are rising, her publisher says.
Mich. official accused of harassing gay student fired
An assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan has been fired.
District Attorney Steve Cooley holds lead in Attorney General race
District Attorney Steve Cooley held a narrow lead today as elections officials continued tallying votes in the race for state attorney general.
Duke fires Indiana chief, lawyer after ethics flap
(AP:INDIANAPOLIS) Duke Energy has fired the president of its Indiana operations and a staff attorney following an ethics flap over its dealings with state utility regulators.
Christie's travel as US attorney criticized by IG
WASHINGTON — Gov. Chris Christie engaged in a pattern of abuse when he was U.S. attorney by billing taxpayers to stay at luxury hotels, the Justice Department's inspector general said in a report Monday.
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.
Houston County District Attorney Race
Arthur Creque and George Hartwig will face off on November 30 for the Houston County District Attorney position. Creque has been a prosecutor for the last twelve years. His opponent, Hartwig began his career in law enforcement and has worked for the Houston County District Attorney's office for nine years. Both candidates feel they have the most qualified track record to handle the job. Hartwig ...
Duke fires Indiana chief, lawyer after ethics flap
Duke Energy has fired the president of its Indiana operations and a staff attorney following an ethics flap over its dealings with state utility regulators.
Mich. prosecutor fired for 'stalking'
LANSING, Mich., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A state prosecutor in Michigan has been fired for online attacks on a gay University of Michigan student government officer, the attorney general's office said.
Henry's parents meet with DA
The parents of a college football player shot to death by police met for the first time Monday with the district attorney coordinating the investigation.
Duke Fires Ind. Chief, Lawyer After Ethics Flap
Duke Energy fires the president of its Indiana operations and a staff lawyer following an ethical flap over its dealings with state utility regulators.
Duke Fires Indiana Chief, Lawyer After Ethics Flap
Duke Energy fires top Ind. executive, attorney after ethics flap over dealings with regulators
Harris Remains Slightly Behind In Attorney General Race
Republican Steve Cooley maintained his lead in the tight race for California attorney general Monday, although the last unresolved contest for statewide office remained too close to call.
Masked refugee could be in danger from China's communist government: lawyer
VANCOUVER - The lawyer for a Chinese refugee claimant who snuck into Canada wearing an elaborate latex disguise wants the media banned from the hearings.
Cost-Cutting Christie Bilked Taxpayers, IG Says
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is raising his national political profile as a government cost-cutter, engaged in a pattern of abuse when he was U.S. attorney by billing taxpayers to stay at luxury hotels, the Justice Department's inspector general said in a report Monday.
Masked man’s lawyer asks that Chinese media be banned from refugee proceedings
Duty counsel Dan McLeod says the Chinese-language publications could put his client’s safety at risk
Despite sentencing legal issues surrounding Mehserle will continue for years
John Burris, an attorney representing Grant's family and friends, said he has urged the justice department to pursue a criminal complaint because Perry's sentence was too lenient for the crime.
Masked man’s lawyer asks for Chinese media ban
Canada's Chinese-language publications are under Beijing's influence and could put safety of refugee claimant at risk, lawyer says
Mesa attorney, accountant sentenced in fraud case
Both were involved in a complex foreign trust scheme designed to help clients avoid taxes
Jailed lawyer's art goes under hammer
The art collection of jailed Tasmanian lawyer John Avery is expected to fetch $200,000 when it goes under the hammer in Melbourne next week.
Despite sentencing legal issues surrounding Mehserle will continue for years
John Burris, an attorney representing Grant's family and friends, said he has urged the justice department to pursue a criminal complaint because Perry's sentence was too lenient for the crime.
Report criticizes Christie's U.S. attorney travel
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie engaged in a pattern of abuse when he was U.S. attorney by billing taxpayers to stay at luxury hotels, the Justice Department's inspector general said in a report Monday.
Seattle city attorney won't pursue charges against Bill Gates' father in hit-and-run crash
SEATTLE - The Seattle City Attorney's Office has decided not to press charges against Bill Gates' father after the community leader apologized for a hit-and-run collision and paid for damages.
State assistant attorney general Shirvell fired
LANSING — An assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan has been fired.
Lawyer for masked refugee claimant asks for limited media ban at detention hearing
A lawyer for a Chinese immigrant accused of disguising himself as an elderly Caucasian man to board a flight to Canada asked Monday that three Chinese-language media outlets be barred from the man's Immigration and Refugee Board hearing.
Michigan assistant AG fired after targeting openly gay student leader
An assistant attorney general in Michigan has been fired, weeks after coming under fire for targeting an openly gay University of Michigan student online and in person, Attorney General Mike Cox said Monday.
Lawyer For Disguised Man On Flight Wants Media Ban
Lawyer For Asian Asylum Seeker Who Flew To Canada Disguised As Old Man Wants Media Barred
Masked refugee could be in danger from China's Communist government: lawyer
The lawyer for a Chinese asylum seeker who snuck into Canada wearing an elaborate disguise wants the media banned from the man's refugee hearings to protect him and his family.
Awlaqi's father mounts legal challenge to CIA 'kill list'
A US judge opened a hearing on CIA targeting of key terrorist suspects as a lawyer for the father of radical US-Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi argued a "kill list" was unconstitutional.
Oracle Lawyer Defends Efforts To Subpoena H-P’s CEO
Why is Oracle spending so much time trying to drag Hewlett-Packard's new CEO into the software company's trial against SAP? It's not what many people think--a stunt to embarrass a competitor--an Oracle lawyer insists.
Broward's pick for School Board attorney turns down job
Position would have come with mentor, earning $266,000 The Broward School Board's plan to create a new job for its outgoing attorney was stymied Monday when the lawyer picked to replace him blasted the terms of the offer and turned it down.
Lawyer for masked refugee claimant asks for limited media ban at detention hearing
A lawyer for a Chinese immigrant accused of disguising himself as an elderly Caucasian man to board a flight to Canada asked Monday that three Chinese-language media outlets be barred from the man's Immigration and Refugee Board hearing.
Christie's Travel Expenses as U.S. Attorney Questioned in Federal Report
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie , while serving as U.S. attorney, billed taxpayers for hotel costs that exceeded the federal government’s lodging rates by as much as $242 a night, according to a report by the Justice Department’s inspector general.
Asst. city attorney arrested for second DUI
SPARKS — The Sparks City Attorney’s Office is down one staff member this week as a result of the suspension of Assistant City Attorney Thomas Frank Riley, who was arrested on Friday for the second time in three years on allegations of drunken driving.
Asst. AG Shirvell fired for anti-gay crusade against U-M student president
An assistant Michigan attorney general who caused a national stir by waging a campaign against the University of Michigan's openly gay student president was fired today. Andrew Shirvell, who kept a critical blog and picketed against Chris Armstrong, was told he is fired today in a brief meeting in Lansing.
Lawyer for disguised man on flight wants media ban
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The lawyer for an Asian asylum seeker who boarded a flight from Hong Kong to Canada disguised as an elderly white man wants to ban media from attending his client's immigration hearings to protect his identity.
Parents of college player killed by police visit DA
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The parents of a college football player shot to death by police had a meeting Monday with the district attorney coordinating the investigation but still want federal prosecutors to take over.
Lynn lawyer charged with stealing file sent for evaluation
SALEM — As a Lynn lawyer charged with stealing and shredding the court file in a pending murder case was sent for a psychiatric evaluation yesterday, a court official said he's taking a look at how best to keep documents secure in the future.