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District Attorney ready to pass the torch
Jim Fox makes the office coffee every day. The dozens of attorneys under his watch as district attorney are often left to their own devices — perhaps in strong contrast to the self-professed micromanager who will succeed him shortly.
Marine City attorney excused from regular meetings
Back in February, the Marine City Commission voted to excuse City Attorney George Joachim from regular attendance at city meetings. It was a cost-cutting move, done to trim some extra dollars off the city budget.
WOODHAVEN: Trenton lawyer going back to court to defend himself
WOODHAVEN — A hung jury in a domestic violence case means a Trenton lawyer will be going back to court to defend himself.
Marine City attorney excused from regular meetings
Back in February, the Marine City Commission voted to excuse City Attorney George Joachim from regular attendance at city meetings. It was a cost-cutting move, done to trim some extra dollars off the city budget.
WOODHAVEN: Trenton lawyer going back to court to defend himself
WOODHAVEN — A hung jury in a domestic violence case means a Trenton lawyer will be going back to court to defend himself.
Police framing Javed Mozawalla, claims lawyer
On Monday Mozawalla's wife Fatima addressed the media and she claimed that her husband was not anti-national. 'I just want to tell you that he is an innocent and very simple man. He is not in any way involved in any anti-national activities. I have full faith in the Indian courts and I know that I will get justice," Fatima Mozawalla said
Alleged ISI agent''s lawyer questions police''s claim
Mumbai, Dec 27 (PTI) The lawyer of Javed Mozawala, an alleged ISI agent arrested here, today alleged that the Mumbai police had fabricated the entire case against his client in order to implicate him.
Attorney makes a living suing spammers
SAN FRANCISCO — Daniel Balsam hates spam. Most everybody does, of course. But he has acted on his hate as few have, going far beyond simply hitting the delete button. He sues them.
Condemned Iranian student's lawyer criticizes media
Saleh Nikbakht, Habibollah Latifi's lawyer spoke out against misinformation published by the media regarding the detained Kurdish student who was to be hanged today in northwestern Iran in the city of Sanandaj. -Zamaneh
Yardley man, 41, charged with possessing child porn
According to the United States Attorney’s General Office, Michael W. Scheftel of Yardley is charged with possessing child pornography and, if convicted, could face 10 years imprisonment and ordered to pay $250,000.
Downtown Lawyer Goes to the Bench
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Robert Willett, an attorney with O’Melveny & Myers, has been appointed a judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the firm announced last week.
Clinton Township attorney named Hunterdon County Lawyer of the Year
CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The state association of attorneys has named an Annandale man as Hunterdon County lawyer of the year.
Germans charged with espionage in Iran to meet with families
Two German journalists charged with espionage in Iran for interviewing the son and lawyer of a woman condemned to die by stoning will meet with their family members Monday, according to reports from both countries.
District attorney hires new investigator
After months of searching, 14th Judicial District Attorney Elizabeth Oldham has selected a new chief investigator for her three-county judicial district.
Clinton Township attorney named Hunterdon County Lawyer of the Year
CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The state association of attorneys has named an Annandale man as Hunterdon County lawyer of the year.
Former Ky. chief justice considers bid for attorney general
Former Kentucky Chief Justice Joseph Lambert said Monday that he is considering seeking the Republican nomination for attorney general in hopes of taking on Democratic incumbent Jack Conway in next year's election.
Clinton Township attorney named Hunterdon County Lawyer of the Year
CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The state association of attorneys has named an Annandale man as Hunterdon County lawyer of the year.
Senate returns nominee for Oregon's U.S. attorney to president before adjourning
The Senate returned President Barack Obama's nominee for Oregon's U.S. attorney last week before adjourning for the year. Obama will have to nominate Amanda Marshall again in January after the new Senate meets early next year. Marshall's was one of four nominations returned to the President.
State’s Attorney Announces New Staff
Newly elected State’s Attorney Deborah Riley has announced her new staff is now in place.
Indiana Attorney General seeks compensation fund for fraud victims
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller wants victims of financial scam artists to be able to recoup their legal costs through a program funded by violators of the state’s consumer protection laws. The fund, if approved by the Indiana legislature in the 2011 session, would provide up to $3,000 in compensation to wronged consumers who help Zoeller’s office go after the perpetrators.
Former Ky. chief justice considers bid for attorney general
Former Kentucky Chief Justice Joseph Lambert said Monday that he is considering seeking the Republican nomination for attorney general in hopes of taking on Democratic incumbent Jack Conway in next year's election.
Leo "Corky" Doyle, attorney and lobbyist, dies
He had worked for the insurance industry and enjoyed golf Leo W. "Corky" Doyle, a retired attorney and lobbyist who represented the insurance industry before the Maryland General Assembly, died of lung cancer Dec. 17 at his Crofton home. He was 81.
City-Parish Attorney Ottinger stepping down in January
Lafayette City-Parish Attorney Pat Ottinger is stepping down from his position, effective next month.
Alaska attorney general begins work
Alaska's new attorney general is now officially on the job.
Clinton Township attorney named Hunterdon County Lawyer of the Year
CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The state association of attorneys has named an Annandale man as Hunterdon County lawyer of the year.
Local lawyer gets nod for open Mendham board seat
MENDHAM - A 51-year-old lawyer with two children in the school system has been named to a vacancy on the K-8 Board of Education.
Attorney general’s dogged pursuit
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller didn’t expect his office to be in the business of “puppy protection.” But an innovative use of a tax law has put the state in the forefront of a fight to crack down on inhumane dog-breeding operations known as “puppy mills.”
Attorney: Vote would be violation
Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the fairgrounds sale say Saturday's meeting would violate the restraining order issued by Superior Court.
District Attorney alleges accountant coerced by Executive Office officials
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Lawyer to work out release of two more Morong 43 detainees
A lawyer of the Morong 43 was to meet with a DoJ prosecutor at a Manila police camp Tuesday to work out possible release of at least two health workers still detained at the Metro Manila District Jail on charges other than illegal possession of firearms which the government dropped recently.
New state’s attorney ready to tackle high-profile cases
BENTON - Franklin County Judge Thomas J. Dinn's first act as anassociate judge was to swear in his replacement as state'sattorney.
Khodorkovsky Faces More Jail in Oil-Theft Verdict, Lawyer Says
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the imprisoned former head of Yukos Oil Co., faces more jail under a new conviction for embezzling $29 billion of crude oil, a verdict that governments in the U.S. and Europe said further weakened the rule of law in Russia.
Phoenix attorney may sue over candy debacle at Gilbert courthouse
A Phoenix attorney says he was ''humiliated'' in Gilbert when security threatened to call police after he attempted to take pastries and jawbreakers into the Highland Justice Court.
S.A. lawyer receives high German honors
share: digg facebook twitter A Fulbright Scholarship that Germany helped finance sent Buecker, a self-described farm boy raised by German parents near Amarillo, to the University of Heidelberg from 1979 to 1981. Buecker established the itinerary for German Ambassador Klaus Scharioth during his two-day swing through Central Texas early this month and has helped train more than 300 German law ...
Colorado attorney general settles $13.25 million suit with DirecTV
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Dec. 15 that his office has joined a $13.25 million multi-state settlement with DirecTV to settle allegations that the satellite television provider engaged in deceptive trade practices. Colorado will receive $185,000 under the multistate settlement.
Lawyer calls cuts to state court system a crisis
CONCORD — The state's district courthouses will have judges working 20 percent less time in 2011 than this year, in addition to another dozen unpaid furlough days.
Attorney to step down from LGC
City-Parish Attorney Pat Ottinger will step down from his position next month.
Pacheco: Analyst coerced to say he was forced to cook DA books
Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco on Monday claimed that an accountant in the district attorney's office was coerced by Executive Office officials into signing an affidavit that falsely represented how a budget report was drafted.
Palestinians 'routinely denied lawyer'
Palestinians being interrogated by Israel's internal security agency Shin Bet are routinely denied access to a lawyer and are often ill treated, an Israeli rights group said on Tuesday.
Colorado attorney general settles $13.25 million suit with DirecTV
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Dec. 15 that his office has joined a $13.25 million multi-state settlement with DirecTV to settle allegations that the satellite television provider engaged in deceptive trade practices. Colorado will receive $185,000 under the multistate settlement.
UP lawyer hits court decision replacing PGH director
MANILA, Philippines - A University of the Philippines lawyer is questioning a court resolution allowing the reinstatement of Dr. Jose Gonzales as director of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH).
DirecTV customers in Vermont may get refunds over misleading offers
The Vermont Attorney General’s Office and DirecTV have reached a settlement over misleading offers to customers, Attorney General William Sorrell announced today.
Lawyer: Charges should be dropped
AYER -- A former New Hampshire man who admitted using counterfeit $50 bills at Starbucks, CVS and JoAnn Fabrics in Westford last year may find the charges against him being dropped. In Ayer District Court last Wednesday, defense attorney Frances Dallmeyer, representing William D.
Marine City attorney excused from regular meetings
Back in February, the Marine City Commission voted to excuse City Attorney George Joachim from regular attendance at city meetings. It was a cost-cutting move, done to trim some extra dollars off the city budget.
WOODHAVEN: Trenton lawyer going back to court to defend himself
WOODHAVEN — A hung jury in a domestic violence case means a Trenton lawyer will be going back to court to defend himself.
Arthur 'Larry' Abrams was distinguished N.J. lawyer, Air Force veteran -- Obituaries Today
Arthur L. "Larry" Abrams died on Dec. 23 at age 94. He was a 1937 graduate of Rutgers University class and was graduated from Harvard Law School in 1940. He spent five years as a navigator and captain in...
Marine City attorney excused from regular meetings
Back in February, the Marine City Commission voted to excuse City Attorney George Joachim from regular attendance at city meetings. It was a cost-cutting move, done to trim some extra dollars off the city budget.
Lawyer shows soft side in new hardback
“Lil’ Lady Piper’s First Trip and Other Things She Learned!” is the result of an unfulfilling trip to the children’s section of a bookstore.
Attorney General has long wish list for legislature
Attorney General Rob McKenna has a full legislative agenda for the 2011 Legislature. He proposes:
County attorney to hand over the reins
• Poweshiek County Attorney Mike Mahaffey reflects on 32-year career; last day is Dec. 31 By J.O. PARKER [email protected] Mike Mahaffey has rubbed elbows with presidents and political dignitaries from Iowa to the White House. He’s known all across the Iowa political landscape, is a regular guest on “The Insiders,” political show on WHO, [...]