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Mo. attorney general will appeal Helmig murder case reversal
Chris Koster isn't saying whether he agrees with the jury thatconvicted Dale Helmig in 1996, or with the judge who last weekcalled Helmig "the victim of a fundamental miscarriage of justice"and ordered his conviction overturned.
Retired Hillsborough school board attorney Crosby Few was dedicated to his work
By Janet Zink, Times Staff Writer Monday, November 8, 2010 TAMPA — Crosby Few spent almost four decades as the attorney for the Hillsborough County School District, one of the longest tenures in Florida's history. He died Saturday at the age of 77. "Mr. Few was just very much an icon to our school district," said Earl Lennard, Hillsborough's supervisor of elections and a former school ...
State Attorney Fired for Harassment of Gay College Student
Attorney General says Andrew Shirvell's conduct amounted to "borderline stalking."
Viewpoints: Outcome of attorney general's race may affect gay marriage case
The too-close-to-call state attorney general race has been a scene of political drama this year, with San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris and Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley both declaring victory within a day of each other.
Time for School Board attorney to find the door
School Board loses new attorney as Ed Marko keeps hanging on Does anyone remember the classic "Saturday Night Live" sketch "The Thing That Wouldn't Leave?" John Belushi played a houseguest who couldn't take the hint about when it was time to go.
State's attorney warns of phone scams
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez on Monday warnedresidents to beware telephone scams. They can take many forms,Alvarez said.
DeLay attorney alleges bias against ex-DA
Lawyers for former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on Monday appeared to be laying the groundwork to turn his trial on political money laundering charges into a case of political bias by former Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle.
Nobel winner's lawyer says barred from leaving China
A lawyer whose firm represents jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo said he was stopped from leaving China on Tuesday and that others had been blocked to prevent them attending the Oslo prize ceremony.
Nobel winner's lawyer barred from leaving China
A rights lawyer whose firm represents jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo said he was stopped from leaving China Tuesday amid reports Beijing wants to block people attending the Oslo prize ceremony.
Attorney: Assistant AG who wrote anti-gay blog fired
LANSING -- The attorney for Andrew Shirvell, the assistant attorney general under fire for his attacks on a University of Michigan student, says his client has been fired.
Mount Pleasant lawyer disbarred
The state Supreme Court on Monday disbarred a onetime Mount Pleasant attorney for professional misconduct while steering a client into a real estate venture that later soured.
Lawyer for disguised man on flight wants media ban
The lawyer for a Chinese asylum seeker who boarded a flight from Hong Kong to Canada disguised as an elderly white man requested Monday that the media be banned from covering his client's immigration hearings to protect his identity.
Oksana Slaps Former Lawyer with Subpoena
Filed under: Oksana Grigorieva , Mel Gibson , Celebrity Justice Oksana Grigorieva may be playing with fire, because TMZ has learned her lawyers have fired off a subpoena to her former lawyer, who could blow the lid off the case. TMZ has obtained the subpoena sent to Eric George , who repped Oksana during her… Read more
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.
Lawyer of Nobel winner barred from leaving China
A rights lawyer whose firm represents jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo said he was stopped from leaving China Tuesday amid reports Beijing wants to block people attending the Oslo prize ceremony.
Former City Attorney Says Bankruptcy Best Option for City
Mike Aguirre invokes Prop D campaign as proof of insolvency.
Lawyer for disguised man on flight wants media ban
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The lawyer for a Chinese asylum seeker who boarded a flight from Hong Kong to Canada disguised as an elderly white man requested Monday that the media be banned from covering his client's immigration hearings to protect his identity.
Lawyer for disguised man on flight wants media ban
The lawyer for a Chinese asylum seeker who boarded a flight from Hong Kong to Canada disguised as an elderly white man requested Monday that the media be banned from covering his client's immigration hearings to protect...
Michigan assistant attorney general fired after allegedly harassing student
LANSING, Mich. — An assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan has been fired.
Liu Xiaobo's lawyer blocked from visiting Britain
David Cameron's visit to China has been overshadowed by human rights concerns after China barred the lawyer of Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace prize winner, from leaving the country.
Taxpayer tab rises as AG, auditor fight
A secret battle between the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office and the New Mexico State Auditor’s Office is costing taxpayers lots of money.
Texas attorney general wants lower penalty for teen 'sexting'
AUSTIN -- A state lawmaker and the attorney general hope to pass new laws for teens and sexting during the next legislative session. Right now, under Texas law, some sexting can actually be considered child pornography, so anyone, including a teenager, who is caught with those pictures can face two to 20 years in prison. This new law would have teens face a Class A misdemeanor instead, and those ...
Disguised man's lawyer wants media ban
The lawyer for a Chinese asylum seeker who boarded a flight to Canada in a disguise wants a media ban on the case to protect his client's identity.
Disguised man's lawyer wants media ban
THE lawyer for a Chinese asylum seeker who boarded a flight from Hong Kong to Canada disguised as an elderly white man has requested that the media be banned from covering his client's immigration hearings to protect his identity.
Disguised man's lawyer wants media ban
THE lawyer for a Chinese asylum seeker who boarded a flight from Hong Kong to Canada disguised as an elderly white man has requested that the media be banned from covering his client's immigration hearings to protect his identity.
Nobel winner's lawyer says barred from leaving China
A lawyer whose firm represents jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo said he was stopped from leaving China on Tuesday and that others had been blocked to prevent them attending the Oslo prize ceremony.
Nobel winner's lawyer says barred from leaving China
A lawyer whose firm represents jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo said he was stopped from leaving China on Tuesday and that others had been blocked to prevent them attending the Oslo prize ceremony.
Nobel winner's lawyer says barred from leaving China
A lawyer whose firm represents jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo said he was stopped from leaving China on Tuesday and that others had been blocked to prevent them attending the Oslo prize ceremony.
Disguised man's lawyer wants media ban
The lawyer for a Chinese asylum seeker who boarded a flight to Canada in a disguise wants a media ban on the case to protect his client's identity.
Disguised man's lawyer wants media ban
The lawyer for a Chinese asylum seeker who boarded a flight to Canada in a disguise wants a media ban on the case to protect his client's identity.
Emmer's attorney seeks dismissal of legal malpractice lawsuit
An attorney for GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer asked a judge Monday to throw out a legal malpractice lawsuit filed by a former client shortly before the election.
China Nobel winner lawyer says cannot leave China
BEIJING (AFP) - A rights lawyer whose firm represents jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo said he was stopped from leaving China Tuesday amid reports Beijing wants to block people attending the Oslo prize ceremony.
Nobel winner's lawyer barred from leaving
A LAWYER whose firm represents jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo says he was stopped from leaving China today and that others had been blocked to prevent them attending the Oslo prize ceremony.
Nobel winner's lawyer barred from leaving
A LAWYER whose firm represents jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo says he was stopped from leaving China today and that others had been blocked to prevent them attending the Oslo prize ceremony.
Nobel winner's lawyer barred from leaving
A LAWYER whose firm represents jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo says he was stopped from leaving China today and that others had been blocked to prevent them attending the Oslo prize ceremony.
Nobel winner's lawyer barred from leaving
A lawyer whose firm represents jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo says he was stopped from leaving China to prevent them attending the Oslo ceremony.
DeLay's attorney: Charges due to bias
AUSTIN -- Attorneys for Tom DeLay suggested to jurors Monday that a money laundering case against the former U.S. House majority leader was the result of a prejudice against corporate donations held by the former prosecutor who originally brought the ...
Attorney general fired for attacking student
DETROIT - Andrew Shirvell, the assistant state attorney general under fire for his attacks on a University of Michigan student, has been fired. A hearing that was supposed to be held Tuesday was moved up to Monday afternoon.
Nobel winner's lawyer barred from leaving
A lawyer whose firm represents jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo says he was stopped from leaving China to prevent them attending the Oslo ceremony.
Lawyer cited for role in sister's divorce - www.roanoke.com
The Roanoke lawyer ignored a mix-up and tried to get money from his former brother-in-law. A Roanoke lawyer was reprimanded by the Virginia State Bar for wrongly trying to garnish the wages of his sister's ex-husband. Richard McGarry violated bar association standards of truthfulness and fairness, the association said in a rebuke that has no effect on his law license.
Salem lawyer seeks to fill House seat - www.roanoke.com
Area Republicans turned out to support Greg Habeeb and his bid for the 8th District. Scores of happy Republicans ignored a nippy breeze in Salem on Monday morning to cheer on their candidate to fill Morgan Griffith's seat in the House of Delegates. Greg Habeeb, a lawyer and Salem political activist, announced his candidacy to succeed Griffith from the steps of the old Roanoke County Courthouse ...
Lawyer linked to Nobel winner says barred from leaving China
BEIJING, Tuesday 9 November 2010 (AFP) - A rights lawyer whose firm represents jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo said he was stopped from leaving China Tuesday amid reports Beijing wants to block people attending the Oslo prize ceremony.
Lawyer struck off after multiple convictions discovered
An employment lawyer has been struck off after failing to declare numerous criminal convictions, including burglary and police assault, as well as several stints in prison.
Nobel winner's lawyer barred
A lawyer whose firm represents Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo says he was stopped from leaving China.
California Attorney General Will Be…1 Of These 2
First, he was ahead. Then she pulled away with it. Then he crept back into the lead. Then she had it...solid. And was declared the winner by some. And he declared he was the winner. But...not so fast!
Mesa attorney, accountant sentenced in fraud case
Both were involved in a complex foreign trust scheme designed to help clients avoid taxes
Lawyer: Many Mehserle protesters cited, released
Associated Press - November 9, 2010 1:44 AM ET OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - An attorney says a majority of 152 protesters arrested over the sentencing of a white former San Francisco Bay area transit...
Lawyer to undergo psychological tests
A Lynn lawyer who was arraigned on larceny and record tampering charges in Salem District Court yesterday was found to be legally incompetent and ordered hospitalized for further evaluation. Ilya Ablavsky, 32, was arrested after he allegedly confessed to Boston lawyer Jeffrey T. Karp that he destroyed a file on one of Karp’s clients, who is accused of murder, said ...
Lawyer: Many Mehserle protesters cited, released
An attorney says a majority of 152 protesters arrested over the sentencing of a white former San Francisco Bay area transit officer in the killing of an unarmed black man have been released.
Juror shortage, lawyer dispute spark case backlog
Several cases set for trial this week in the Home Circuit Court had to be put off because of insufficient jurors and the recent decision by defence lawyers not to accept legal-aid assignments because the Government owes them...