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Attorney for boat captain charged with skipping court calls it a mix-up
A North Miami boat captain facing a manslaughter charge is expected to be released from jail Saturday, one day after he was rearrested for failing to appear in court because of a paperwork mix-up, his lawyer said.
District attorney rules shooting by Henderson deputies justified
HENDERSONVILLE — District Attorney Jeff Hunt has ruled that two Henderson County deputies acted properly when they shot and killed a Mills River woman in an exchange of gunfire.
Lawyer for Butt slams ICC boss
The lawyer for suspended Pakistan captain Salman Butt lashed out at the ICC if players were acquitted.
Lawyer for Butt slams ICC boss
The lawyer for suspended Pakistan captain Salman Butt lashed out at the ICC if players were acquitted.
Lawyer for Butt slams ICC boss
The lawyer for suspended Pakistan captain Salman Butt lashed out at the ICC if players were acquitted.
Lawyer stunned by haka trademark row
A leading lawyer wants trademark issues around the "Ka Mate" haka performed by the All Blacks kicked into touch.
Lawyer shot at in Nishatganj
A neighbour of a senior lawyer allegedly shot at him in Nishatganj locality under Mahanagar police station late on Saturday night.
Lawyer for family of Danroy Henry discusses football player's final hours
YONKERS — The blood sample of the Pace University football player fatally shot by police might have been tampered with to make it seem he was drunk, the lawyer for the dead man's family said Saturday.
Lawyer stunned by haka trademark row
A leading lawyer wants trademark issues around the "Ka Mate" haka performed by the All Blacks kicked into touch.
Butte attorney sues woman who embezzled from firm
BUTTE, MT - A Butte attorney is suing a former employee who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for embezzling more than $60,000 from the law firm. The Montana Standard reports that attorney Dan Sweeney filed the lawsuit in District Court against 39-year-old Heather Wylie.
Lawyer ‘overcome by sadness’ watching strip-search victim
The final indignity for strip-search victim Stacy Bonds came shortly after 1 p.m. on Sept. 6, 2008.
Shrien Dewani's lawyer resigns from honeymoon murder probe
High-profile divorce and criminal lawyer Billy Gundelfinger said he could not disclose his reasons because of client confidentiality.
Cricket: Lawyer for ex-Pakistan captain slams ICC official
The lawyer for suspended former Pakistan captain Salman Butt on Saturday lashed out at a top cricket official who said he would be "disappointed" if players in a spot-fixing case were acquitted.Butt is facing an International...
Former EBR District Attorney Bryan Bush dies at 76
Former East Baton Rouge District Attorney Bryan Bush Jr. passed away Sunday. He was 76.
Attorney general: Brother, in-law owe $12M to Dane Cook
The Massachusetts attorney general's office has ordered comedian Dane Cook's half brother and sister-in-law to...
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.
Finding an estate attorney; transferring a will
SACRAMENTO -- From finding a trust lawyer to handling a parent's estate, our "Ask the Experts" questions this week are all about wills and trusts.
Prosecution suppressed evidence to nail Kasab, alleges lawyer
Kasab's lawyer Solkar said that some CCTV footage was suppressed by the prosecution.
New Calumet County District Attorney Jerilyn Dietz has Door County roots
Jerilyn Dietz, once a reserved Door County grade school student and now a Manitowoc County assistant district attorney, will become the new Calumet County district attorney.
Marinette school standoff questions fall to District Attorney Allen Brey
As Marinette tries to move past Mondays events, it will be up to Marinette County District Attorney Allen Brey in particular to relive the standoff, make sense of what happened and determine whether it was properly handled.
Calumet Countys new district attorney always a crusader for people
As a fifth-grader at Sunset School in Sturgeon Bay, Jerilyn Dietz was so shy a teacher told her mother, Jane, that he was concerned about her daughters quiet disposition.
Assange hunt seems politically motivated: lawyer
The pursuit of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange appears to have "political motivations", his lawyer told BBC television on Sunday.
Lawyer denounces warrant for Assange extradition
The lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange today denounced the warrant for his extradition for questioning on sex allegations in Sweden as a "political stunt".
Lawyer denounces Assange warrant
The lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has denounced the warrant for his extradition for questioning on sex allegations in Sweden as a "political stunt". Related Stories Ailing king makes birthday speech Evictions continue on Easter Island Two dead in Afghan army base blast Warrants issued over Bhutto's death Shark kills German tourist in Egypt
Lawyer denounces Assange warrant
The lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has denounced the warrant for his extradition for questioning on sex allegations in Sweden as a "political stunt".
Lawyer denounces Assange warrant
The lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has denounced the warrant for his extradition for questioning on sex allegations in Sweden as a 'political stunt'.
Hunt for Assange politically motivated: lawyer
The pursuit of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange appears to have "political motivations", his lawyer said Sunday, as the elusive boss of the whistle-blowing website is wanted on sex assault allegations.
Lawyer: Nigerian soldiers killed civilians
Nigerian soldiers who launched a raid on militants hiding in the nation's oil-rich southern delta killed civilians and purposely destroyed homes, a human rights lawyer who visited the attacked region said Sunday.
WikiLeaks: Julian Assange's lawyer denounces Swedish arrest warrant as 'political stunt'
Julian Assange will "certainly" fight deportation to Sweden over alleged sexual assault allegations.
Lawyer: Sweden hunting down Assange as 'political stunt'
London - The founder of the whistleblower website WikiLeaks will fight charges of sexual offences, with his lawyer saying Sunday that the accusations are a 'political stunt' being orchestrated by officials in Sweden, possibly at the behest of Washington.
Wholly Matrimony: Couple can't use same lawyer
Q: My wife and I agree on one thing: It's time to end our marriage. I saw a lawyer who said he could "sort of" represent both of us because our case is simple and we are in agreement on most issues.
Lawyer: Nigerian soldiers killed civilians
Nigerian soldiers who launched a raid on militants hiding in the nation's oil-rich southern delta killed civilians and purposely destroyed homes, a human rights lawyer who visited the attacked region said Sunday.
Lawyer: Nigerian soldiers killed civilians
Nigerian soldiers who launched a raid on militants hiding in the nation's oil-rich southern delta killed civilians and purposely destroyed homes, a human rights lawyer who visited the attacked r...
Cuomo gets rare fight from Wall Street car czar
In his four years as New York's attorney general, Andrew Cuomo had his way with Wall Street, muscling banks and bankers into paying fines, making reforms and eating crow for their errors during the financial crisis.
Lawyer: Nancy Garrido letters to friend won't hurt defense
SAN FRANCISCO - The attorney for the woman charged along with her husband with holding Jaycee Dugard captive for 18 years said jailhouse letters his client sent to a friend won't hurt her defense.
Assange hunt a political stunt: lawyer
The lawyer representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the extradition warrant issued against his client is a "political stunt".
Officials warn of conflicts in picking DuPage state's attorney
DuPage County Board Chairman Robert Schillerstrom and State's Attorney Joseph Birkett both are expressing concern about potential conflicts of interest in the selection of a replacement for Birkett. Birkett, who is resigning later this month to become a state appellate judge, issued a memorandum last week addressing, among other things, the role current County Board members could play in the ...
Officials warn of conflicts in picking DuPage state's attorney
Schillerstrom, Birkett at odds over selection process DuPage County Board Chairman Robert Schillerstrom and State's Attorney Joseph Birkett both are expressing concern about potential conflicts of interest in the selection of a replacement for Birkett.
Assange will fight return to Sweden, says lawyer
Julian Assange's lawyer has said that the WikiLeaks founder will fight attempts to have him extradited to Sweden because he fears that it will be the beginning of a process which will ultimately see him handed over to the US authorities.
Kenya: Hunter Turns Hunted As Lawyer Squares Off With MPs
Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi gave MPs a taste of what could be called his intellectual arrogance when he told the team assessing his suitability to join the Judicial Service Commission that they were "incompetent" to vet him.
Maine's new attorney general may challenge Obama's health-care law
AUGUSTA -- Maine's new attorney general believes federal health care reform is unconstitutional, and is weighing whether the state should join a pending lawsuit in Florida that is challenging it on constitutional grounds.
New Macoupin County state's attorney saw law and politics in action as child
CARLINVILLE – Jennifer Watson, recently was appointed Macoupin County state’s attorney and the first woman to hold that position there, is a product of her environment.
Attorney General Investigates Club
The Civil Rights Division of the state Attorney General’s office is joining the Boston Licensing Division to investigate Cure Lounge’s decision to shut down a party for African-American Harvard and Yale graduate students and alumni, according to an e-mail sent to students at Harvard Medical School on Thursday.
Fairhope's City Attorney may review 'executive session' policy
FAIRHOPE, Ala. - Following the City Council’s failure Monday to comply with two requirements of the state Open Meetings Act, Fairhope’s city attorney does not think any changes are needed in council procedures but is willing to review them.
WikiLeaks: More pressure on Assange as lawyer denounces 'political stunt' of prosecution
Attempts to arrest Julian Assange have been denounced as a "political stunt" by his lawyer, as pressure mounts on the the founder of WikiLeaks.
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.
State attorney keeps pushing for ethics reforms
After championing the Palm Beach County ethics reforms endorsed by voters in November, State Attorney Michael McAuliffe is readying to step up prosecutions and spread the reach of new anti-corruption efforts for scandal-plagued "Corruption County."
Lawyer says L'Oreal family dispute resolved
A French lawyer says Europe's richest woman and her daughter have resolved a legal dispute that swelled into a national scandal and raised questions about the future of the L'Oreal cosmetics fortune.
Lawyer says L'Oreal family dispute resolved
PONTOISE, France - A French lawyer says Europe's richest woman and her daughter have resolved a legal dispute that swelled into a national scandal and raised questions about the future of the L'Oreal cosmetics fortune.
Conflict Defenders Office caseload seen creating need for 7th attorney
LOCKPORT— Robert M. Pusateri, head of the Niagara County Conflict Defender’s Office, told the County Legislature last week that he is seriously considering asking for a seventh attorney because of zooming caseloads.