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Attorney comments on Davis’ indictment
First Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis was indicted Tuesday on a state jail felony charge of tampering with a governmental record.
City Attorney Highsmith Bails Out for Barstow
Former City Attorney Teresa Highsmith has taken a job with the law firm of Colontuono and Levin. The firm specializes in contracting with smaller California cities to provide them with city attorneys. As her first assignment with the firm, Highsmith will work as the city of Barstow's city attorney.
In brief: Johnstown lawyer joins defense staff
Johnstown lawyer Ryan Gleason has been appointed to a new, part-time, assistant public defender position in Cambria County.
Attorney: Miller working to meet Fairbanks borough request
JUNEAU, Alaska - Joe Miller was working to comply with a request to turn over records from his tenure with the Fairbanks North Star Borough, his attorney said Thursday. John Tiemessen said Mille...
Lawyer for Head Start manager says no ethics breach occurred
By Bill Varian, Times Staff Writer Thursday, December 30, 2010 TAMPA — An attorney for a Hillsborough County supervisor accused of having his agency purchase books written by his wife told a review panel Thursday his client had no role in the deal. He was given two more weeks to make his case. The Head Start policy council executive committee also voted against firing a second manager with the ...
Attorney says Seipler filing preposterous
WOODSTOCK – An attorney representing McHenry County in a federal civil-rights case filed by a deputy called the latest accusations against Sheriff Keith Nygren, including solicitation of murder, preposterous.
Lawyer: Convicted dentist not a threat
He says a recent court opinion goes against the denial of the rejected parole bid.
Shelby County Schools attorney 'lived through' nearby merger in Tipton
Shelby County Schools attorney Valerie Speakman has already been down this twisting road of rushed school consolidation.
Attorney comments on Davis’ indictment
First Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis was indicted Tuesday on a state jail felony charge of tampering with a governmental record.
County seeks bar investigation of defense lawyer
The Clark County district attorney's office Thursday asked the Nevada State Bar to investigate whether defense lawyer Jonathan MacArthur tried to bribe a key witness in a criminal case to change testimony.
Incoming RI AG taps new consumer division leader
Incoming Attorney General Peter Kilmartin has announced that a former manager of Arizona's Attorney General's Consumer Information and Complaints Unit will lead the consumer division for the Rhode Island Office of Attorney General.
Khodorkovsky's lawyer appeals his new sentence
A lawyer for jailed Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Friday appealed his sentence of six more years in prison, a punishment seen as payback for challenging Vladimir Putin's power and which was widely condemned in the West.
Russia tycoon appeals verdict
Lawyer for Mikhail Khodorkovsky appeals the additional six year prison sentence amid growing international criticism.
Court cuts VT lawyer's jail time
The Vermont Supreme Court has thrown out s 39-day jail sentence for a former traffic court judge for lying about an accident.
Israel denies detainees lawyer
Human rights organizations have criticized Israel for mistreating Palestinian detainees and forcing them to sign confessions in exchange for access to legal advice.
D.C. Wire: U.S. attorney general expected at Gray's inauguration
U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder and more than 60 members of the diplomatic community are expected to attend Vincent C. Gray's swearing-in as the District's next mayor Sunday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, according to sources familiar with the planning for the inauguration.
Attorney: Miller working to meet borough request
An attorney says Joe Miller is working to comply with a request to turn over all records the he either produced or received during his tenure with the Fairbanks North...
Attorney: Dentist who killed 3 patients should be released from prison
The attorney for a Costa Mesa dentist convicted of killing three people in his dentist chair more than 20 years ago expressed confidence Thursday that he can win his client's freedom even after the governor rejected a parole bid earlier...
Attorney wants fatal hit-and-run case dismissed
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The attorney for a Stevensville woman charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed a man on New Year's Day 2008 says she will try to get the case dismissed.
Moses Lake attorney disbarred
SEATTLE - A Moses Lake attorney was disbarred for allegedly taking $23,965 from clients while providing little or no services.
Town attorney responds to D.A.’s Growponics opinion
By MATT WARD PVT The Town of Pahrump officially responded to a Dec. 9 opinion from the Nye County District Attorney’s Office that could put the kibosh on the town’s deal to lease public property to a hydroponic farming development. Growponics Nevada was set to move forward with a $90 million development on 74 acres[...]
Attorney: Miller working to meet borough request
JUNEAU - An attorney says Joe Miller is working to comply with a request to turn over all records the he either produced or received during his tenure with the Fairbanks North Star Borough.
Attorney: Client not a pill mill doc
The attorney for Kimberly Daffern says she didn't overprescribe medicine. Police say otherwise.
Obama Appoints Deputy Attorney General, Bypassing Republicans
President Barack Obama installed James Cole as deputy U.S. attorney general, the nation’s second- ranking law enforcement post, by appointing him during the congressional recess to overcome Republican opposition.
First Female District Attorney Elected To Sonoma County Office
When Sonoma County’s first female district attorney takes office on Jan. 3, she’ll already be familiar with the staff and the cramped quarters on the second floor of the Sonoma County courthouse in Santa Rosa.
Jailed oil tycoon appeals extra six years on sentence
A LAWYER for jailed Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky yesterday appealed his sentence of six more years in prison, a punishment seen as payback for challenging Vladimir Putin’s power and which was widely condemned in the West.
Attorney comments on Davis’ indictment
First Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis was indicted Tuesday on a state jail felony charge of tampering with a governmental record.
Obituary: Sacramento lawyer was a Davis school trustee
Janet Kauffman Damesyn, 74, a Sacramento lawyer and former Davis school board member, died Dec. 4 of