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Stephen Nodine attorney says he would review request to delay retrial
An attorney for Stephen Nodine said this afternoon that he would have to review a formal request by Baldwin County prosecutors to delay the former Mobile County commissioner's retrial on murder charges before deciding whether to fight it.
Attorney General Madigan Announces New Acting Public Access Counselor
Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced she has appointed Amalia Rioja as Acting Public Access Counselor to succeed outgoing Deputy Chief of Staff and Public Access Counselor Cara Smith, who recently was named Chief of Staff for the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Lawyer: Conn. town found negligent in crash
A lawyer for a man seriously injured as a result of a high-speed chase says the town of Clinton has been found negligent and ordered to pay his client more than $14 million.
Stephen N. Shulman, lawyer who defended Watergate figure, dies at 77
Stephen N. Shulman, a Washington lawyer who in 1973 helped his client, a onetime Nixon loyalist, negotiate a guilty plea in a case that became a turning point in the Watergate scandal, died Jan. 22 of cancer at Georgetown University Hospital. He was 77.
eTERA Consulting Joins ALM / The Lawyer Invitational as Charter Sponsor for 2010 2011 Season
New York - NEW YORK, NY (January 25, 2011) – ALM / The Lawyer Invitational, the legal industry’s first national charitable golf tournament, today announced that eTERA Consulting will be a charter sponsor of the event.
Attorney Ashley Perkinson Named to the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Board
Triangle - Perkinson Law Firm announces that Ashley Matlock Perkinson, attorney-at-law, will serve on the Government Affairs Board for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.
California attorney general says religious beliefs can't trump ban on beards for prison guards
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's attorney general says religious beliefs aren't enough to trump a corrections department ban on prison guards wearing beards — a stance that drew protests Tuesday from civil rights organizations.
Attorney’s health again at issue
MICHIGAN CITY — For the second week in a row, the health of a defense attorney became a matter for discussion in La Porte Superior Court I.
Attorney Accused In Salon Peeping Case Pleads Not Guilty
A North County defense attorney accused of secretly filming women at an Escondido tanning salon, possessing child pornography and carrying a concealed weapon in his vehicle pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 11 criminal charges.
Attorney Says DUI Law Unconstitutional
Attorneys filed the first official lawsuit Tuesday challenging Tennessee's new DUI law. The suit claims the law is vague and unconstitutional.
Call girl 'terrorized' by her ex-husband, lawyer tells Ottawa jury
Former call girl Darquise Johnson was "terrorized" by her violent husband into taking part in an elaborate fraud against a disabled Ottawa man, her lawyer told an Ottawa jury Tuesday.
Lawyer: Conn. town found negligent in crash
A lawyer for a man seriously injured as a result of a high-speed chase says the town of Clinton has been found negligent and ordered to pay his client more than $14 million.
Attorney: McCourts might have to be business partners to keep Dodgers in family
Dennis Wasser, an attorney for Jamie, says, 'If this trial continues … I don't think there's any hope for the family or the Dodgers.' Frank McCourt might have to become business partners with his ex-wife in order to keep the Dodgers in the family, her attorneys said Tuesday.
Lawyer Oldham Says He's Acting on Behalf of Stanley Ho Amid Share Dispute
Gordon Oldham, the lawyer representing Stanley Ho, said he’s proceeding with the Macau casino magnate’s instructions to recover assets appropriated by Ho’s family.
Attorney: McCourts might have to be business partners to keep Dodgers in family
Dennis Wasser, an attorney for Jamie, says, 'If this trial continues … I don't think there's any hope for the family or the Dodgers.' Frank McCourt might have to become business partners with his ex-wife in order to keep the Dodgers in the family, her attorneys said Tuesday.
Lawyer for S.R. officer claims self-defense
The Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office is still investigating whether a San Rafael police officer assaulted a man at a Petaluma restaurant on New Year’s Eve.
Attorney withdraws request for padlocking funeral home
An attorney representing a plaintiff in a 2009 civil lawsuit against Scherrie McLin, owner and funeral director of McLin Funeral Home, Inc. has withdrawn a request to padlock the funeral home.Attorney Scott Liberman, who represents TBF Financial, LLC, filed the withdrawal of the Civil Writ of Execution Wednesday morning.
NY man gets life sentence in lawyer's death
A 23-year-old New York man convicted of murder in the execution-style slaying of a lawyer on a Long Island parking lot has been sentenced to life without parole.
Oklahoma attorney general's review of Feed The Children becomes criminal investigation
Oklahoma's attorney general's office “is conducting a criminal investigation into possible violations of the law” during Larry Jones' tenure as president of Feed The Children, Assistant Attorney General Julie A. Bays disclosed Monday in a legal filing.
Calif AG: Man with beard can't become prison guard
California's attorney general says religious beliefs aren't enough to trump a corrections department ban on prison guards wearing beards — a stance that drew protests Tuesday from civil rights organizations.
County attorney: Wal-Mart parcel 'not hallowed ground'
A full courtroom heard one side of the argument Tuesday over building a Wal-Mart near the Civil War battlefield at Wilderness before Judge Daniel Bouton recessed the high-profile case until this morning at 9 a.m.
Lawyer fails to intervene in trial of men involved in Banting murders
SHAH ALAM:The High Court granted the prosecution's objection to an application by a lawyer to intervene in the trial of two men convicted in the Banting murders.
Lawyer Seeks Bail For 2 Thais Still Jailed In Cambodia
BANGKOK, Jan 26 (Bernama) -- A lawyer has filed a petition in Cambodia's Supreme Court seeking bail for two other Thais who remain in Cambodia, reports Thai News Agency (TNA).
Lawyer Seeks Bail For 2 Thais Still Jailed In Cambodia
BANGKOK, Jan 26 (Bernama) -- A lawyer has filed a petition in Cambodia's Supreme Court seeking bail for two other Thais who remain in Cambodia, reports Thai News Agency (TNA).
Oakland Mayor, City Attorney Clash Over Outside Legal Adviser
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and City Attorney John Russo traded barbs Tuesday over her decision to have her longtime friend and lawyer Dan Siegel act as an unpaid legal adviser for the city.
Lawyer quits legal aid work as bills probed
New Zealand's top-earning legal aid lawyer has quit working for public money.
Attorney general visits St. Dom's
YOUNGSTOWN - City officials and the local priest who has spearheaded an anti-crime campaign in the city's most crime-ridden neighborhood all met with the state's new attorney general for the first time on Tuesda.
Sydney lawyer heads arbitration group
A Sydney-based partner of law firm Clayton Utz, Doug Jones, has been elected president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London, a global organisation focused on alternative dispute resolution.
Idaho attorney general: Nullification is unconstitutional
Bill’s sponsors plan to go ahead with law making it illegal to enforce federal health care reformThe assistant chief deputy in the Idaho attorney general’s office left little doubt about his take on the constitutionality of “nullification.”
State attorney shuffles prosecutors
The recent appointment of veteran prosecutor Leah Case to a circuit court judgeship has prompted management changes at the State Attorney's Office, including the return of lawyer Karen Foxman to the office.
Attorney for assistant DA seeks to quash indictment as judge resigns case
Ted Steinke, attorney for Collin County Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis, filed a motion Tuesday to have Davis’ indictment quashed. Davis was indicted last week on a state jail felony charge of tampering with a governmental record.
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.
California attorney general says religious beliefs can't trump ban on beards for prison guards
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's attorney general says religious beliefs aren't enough to trump a corrections department ban on prison guards wearing beards — a stance that drew protests Tuesday from civil rights organizations.
Shooting of teen by border patrol agent was 'justified,' lawyer says
The lawyer for a U.S. Border Patrol agent who shot and killed a Juárez teenager last summer spoke out for the first time Tuesday, saying his client was defending himself.
Vietnamese dissident sentenced to 8 years in jail
A lawyer says a Vietnamese court has sentenced a former Communist Party official to eight years in jail for posting articles on the Internet calling for a multiparty system and democracy.
Attorney: McCourts might have to be business partners to keep Dodgers in family
Dennis Wasser, an attorney for Jamie, says, 'If this trial continues … I don't think there's any hope for the family or the Dodgers.' Dennis Wasser, an attorney for Jamie, says, 'If this trial continues … I don't think there's any hope for the family or the Dodgers.'
Attorney: Partnership could help McCourts keep Dodgers
An attorney for Jamie McCourt told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that his client may need to become business partners with her ex-husband, Frank, to keep the Dodgers under family control.
Fernley attorney applies for judgeship
Fernley attorney and Lyon County Public Defender Ken Ward is among seven applicants for appointment to the vacancy that currently exists in the Family Court division of the Second Judicial District Court.
Lawyer says Ho doesn't want to lose casino stake
The transfer of Stanley Ho's Macau casino holdings to family members has turned into a soap opera.
Court To Decide Feb 10 On Lawyer's Bid For Judgment Against Raja Petra
(Bernama) -- The High Court here will decide on Feb 10 the application by lawyer Datuk Seri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah's application to enter a judgment against Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin in his defamation suit against the blogger. Judge Datuk John Louis O'hara set the date after hearing submissions from Raja Petra's counsel S.Ravindran, and Jadadish Chandra for Raja Petra. Muhammad Shafee made ...
New Attorney General, Jepsen, Digs Into His Office's Challenges (Web Exclusive)
State Attorney Gen. George Jepsen (D-Ridgefield) said he met last week with representatives of the state Department of Public Utility Control to address the “complex issue” of creating a regulatory environment that will further accelerate energy conservation.
Recruit's attorney: 'No cause to arrest'
An attorney for Ole Miss football recruit Tobias Singleton says the charges against his client are false and that the names of he and his family are being "disparaged."
Immigration Attorney Faces Fraud Charges
ATLANTA -- An Alpharetta immigration attorney has been arraigned on federal fraud charges.
Lowe sees lawyer over team's claims
AUSTRALIAN rider Trent Lowe and his key adviser are expected to meet lawyers today before responding to allegations by his former American Garmin-Cervelo team that he threatened to go public about a visit to a doctor who had not been approved by its medical staff.
Attorney General promises crime crack down
The Steelers will face off against the Packers in Super Bowl XLV. More>> YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio- Ohio's new Attorney General came to the Valley Tuesday promising to partner with Youngstown city leaders to crack down on crime.
Lawyer Convicted of Child Molestation
A valley lawyer won't be serving any clients anytime soon because he has been convicted of child molestation and having child pornography on his computer.
Lawyer denied bail in property grab case
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has dismissed the bail plea of an advocate who allegedly forged documents and indulged in impersonation to grab properties.
Lawyer denied bail in property grab case
The Delhi High Court has dismissed the bail plea of an advocate who allegedly forged documents and indulged in impersonation to grab properties.
Court says convicted lawyer unfit to practice law
The New Hampshire Supreme Court has made it clear that not everyone who passes the bar exam gets to practice law.
Manlius lawyer Michael Marmor gets prison term on grand larceny, fraud charges
He stole more than $750,000 from clients and cheating on his state taxes by failing to report the extra income.