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Michigan mosque plot suspect fires lawyer in court
The California man accused of plotting to blow up a Detroit-area mosque rejected his court-appointed counsel Friday, upset that the attorney is a Shiite Muslim and a "patron" of the Islamic center where he was arrested.
Washington lawyer among finalists in MPAA's long and winding job search
For those still keeping track of the dizzying search to find a new chief executive for the Motion Picture Assn. of America, here's another name to add to the short list: Antoinette Cook Bush. The veteran Washington, D.C., communications attorney,...
Pensacola attorney wins pro bono award
Pensacola attorney wins pro bono award - TALLAHASSEE -- Robert G. Kerrigan of Pensacola rec
Oakland City Attorney tells council to hire their own lawyer for pot issues
Withdrawal of legal support is latest blow to city's plans to license large medical cannabis farms.
Attorney General drops charges against suspended highway patrolman
The State Attorney General's office has dropped charges of sexual abuse against a suspended highway patrolman.
Lawyer shot by Chesterfield police had suit against county
The Chesterfield attorney killed after exchanging gunfire with police was set to file a lawsuit that same day.
Lawyer's slaying not forgotten
YORK -- Investigators still are looking for a second suspect in the killing of a lawyer a year after he was found dead outside his York home. Melvin Roberts, 79, was beaten in the head a year ago Friday, then strangled to death by someone who tightened a zip-tie around his neck, authoriti...
Attorney named to look into Joshua woman's contempt complaint against Toyota
He is to determine whether the automaker withheld documents in a lawsuit by a Joshua woman.
Attorney pleads guilty to two theft charges
Attorney Willard Hanner Jr. has been ordered into an intervention program after pleading guilty to two theft charges involving probate estates.
Lawyer: Cowboy suit settled
By DANNY ROBBINSAssociated PressDALLAS -- A former Dallas Cowboys player who was inside the team's practice facility when it collapsed in 2009 has settled a lawsuit against the company that designed the facility and companies operated by Cowboys owne ...
District Attorney Risa Ferman to speak at St. Thomas', Whitemarsh
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman give a presentation on ethics in law enforcement and the criminal justice system at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 as part of an ongoing Sunday forum series at St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh, focusing on ethics.
Attorney had a passion for stand-up comedy
Livonia— George Saba Jr. never let a congenital heart defect slow him down.
Amir lawyer 'surprised' at CPS timing
What may well be the final hearing into the spot-fixing case against three Pakistani players is now underway in Doha, Qatar
Attorney, judge asking court to reconsider acquittals in Head Start case
LORAIN — Defense attorney Jack Bradley said he and Lorain County Common Pleas Court Judge James Burge will file motions on Monday asking for the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider overturning the 2009 acquittals of Nancy Smith and Joseph Allen.
'Bully' rap on lawyer
He went from helping victims to targeting one. The former top attorney with the Administration for Children's Services on Staten Island pranked a former college associate, posting her photo and personal information on a lesbian-dating Web site, law-enforcement sources said yesterday. Sometime between May 1 and July 19, James...
Lawyer fired in bomb plot case
DEARBORN, Mich. - The California man accused of plotting to blow up a Detroit-area mosque rejected his court-appointed counsel Friday, upset that the attorney is a Shiite Muslim and a "patron" of the Islamic center where he was arrested.
Attorney, judge asking court to reconsider acquittals in Head Start case
LORAIN — Defense attorney Jack Bradley said he and Lorain County Common Pleas Court Judge James Burge will file motions on Monday asking for the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider overturning the 2009 acquittals of Nancy Smith and Joseph Allen.
Lawyer's practice suspended
"While serving as public defender for a client, (Swedick) engaged in sexual relations with the client, thereby violating" rules of professional conduct, the order stated. The woman testified Swedick told her he would work harder and prioritize her case if she engaged in sex with him. Because Swedick was an attorney on the public payroll, the allegations against him constituted criminal activity ...
Suspect in plot against mosque rejects attorney
The California man accused of plotting to blow up a Detroit-area mosque rejected his court- appointed counsel Friday, upset that the attorney is a Shiite Muslim and a "patron" of the Islamic center where he was arrested.
Judge orders abortion doctor to get a lawyer
Rejecting the claim that he was "close to destitute," a Philadelphia judge ordered abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell to get a lawyer by Wednesday and warned that the physician could face the death penalty on charges of killing a patient and seven newborn infants at his West Philadelphia clinic.
District Attorney Risa Ferman to speak at St. Thomas', Whitemarsh
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman give a presentation on ethics in law enforcement and the criminal justice system at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 as part of an ongoing Sunday forum series at St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh, focusing on ethics.
US hikers' lawyer 'denied access' before Iran trial
An Iranian lawyer representing three US hikers held by Tehran on charges of spying said on Saturday he has been denied access to the two who remain in custody, on the eve of the start of their trial.
Mobile District Attorney Ashley Rich swears in staff members
Mobile District Attorney Ashley Rich on Friday swore in her staff members -- two fewer than the number who worked under former District Attorney John Tyson Jr.
Lawyer: Trial of 3 Americans to start on time
An Iranian lawyer representing three Americans accused by Tehran of spying says he is ready for the start of their trial.
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's challenge to judges gets chilly reception
Increasing the number of criminal trials from 278 to 600 is unrealistic, some observers say
Mosque bomb plot hearing delayed after suspect rejects Muslim lawyer
Dearborn— Charges against decorated Vietnam War veteran Roger Stockham for his alleged plot to set off explosives outside the area's largest mosque were delayed today by a controversy over a mental competency test and Stockham's rejection of his court-appointed attorney, a Muslim.
Lawyer doubts jury would convict in marijuana case
Owosso— A lawyer says he'll consider appealing to the Michigan Supreme Court after drug charges were reinstated against an Owosso man who was growing medical marijuana outdoors in a dog kennel.
Commission interviews Lee County attorney candidates
The Lee County Commission met this morning to interview candidates for the vacant county attorney position.
Lindsay and Lawyer Informed of Felony Charge
Filed under: Lindsay Lohan , Celebrity Justice TMZ has learned Lindsay Lohan 's lawyer has already told her client she'll be charged with felony grand theft. TMZ broke the story ... Lindsay will be charged as early as Monday ... for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace from a Venice, CA jewelry… Read more
Lawyer says govt failed Thais held in Cambodia
The government failed to help the two Thais convicted in Cambodia of espionage, says their lawyer.
Lawyer ready for trial of three Americans in Iraq
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian lawyer representing three Americans accused by Tehran of spying says he is ready for the start of their trial. Their families say the Americans, all graduates of the University of California, Berkeley, were just travelers out on a hike in northern Iraq's Kurdish region when they were arrested in July 2009. Attorney Masoud Shafiei told The Associated Press on ...
Oakland city attorney: I won't advise on pot plan
Oakland City Attorney John Russo has decided he would no longer advise the city council about its plans to license large-scale marijuana farms.
Lawyer ‘denied access’ to hikers
An Iranian lawyer representing three US hikers held by Tehran on charges of spying said yesterday he has been denied access to the two who remain in custody, on the eve of the start of their trial.
Lohan's attorney denies actress stole necklace
Lindsay Lohan's attorney said Saturday that her client did not steal a $2,500 necklace and would fight any charges if they are filed.
Lawyer: Lohan didn’t steal necklace
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer has denied claims that the troubled actress stole a £1,550 necklace.
Oakland city attorney won't advise on pot plan
Oakland City Attorney John Russo has decided he would no longer advise the city council about its plans to license large-scale marijuana farms.
County attorney questions justice department's interview requests
County attorney questions justice department's interview requests - GRAHAM -  The standoff continues.Alamance Count
Lawyer Claude Hanks overcame odds, championed his clients
By Andrew Meacham, Times Staff Writer Saturday, February 5, 2011 ST. PETERSBURG — Claude Hanks always came to court in a well-tailored suit, a message that his clients deserved the highest regard. He had memorized each juror's name and occupation. He could chat with jurors amiably, as if over a backyard fence. He could summon anger and indignation — or weep, if necessary, into the silk ...
Lindsay Lohan denies jewelry theft, her lawyer says
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer on Saturday denied reports that the actress had stolen a necklace and said any charges against her would be fought in court.
Man accused of mosque bomb plot showed no animosity' to rejected attorney
The court-appointed attorney dismissed Friday by a man charged with terrorism for allegedly attempting to set off explosives in a Dearborn mosque said he was surprised by the outburst.
Lindsay Lohan lawyer: 'We vehemently deny these allegations'
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer "vehemently" denied that the actress stole a necklace from a Venice, California, jewelry store last month.
Lohan did not steal - attorney
Lindsay Lohan's attorney has said that her client did not steal a $A2,465 necklace.
Lawyer: Audit smells of retaliation for ethics claims
STAMFORD -- A lawyer for the city's vehicle maintenance manager has asked the Board of Finance to reconsider a recent vote to audit his department, saying it appears to be retaliation for an ethics complaint the manager filed against two Board of Finance officials last year.
Lindsay Lohan didn't steal necklace, will fight any criminal charges, attorney says
Lohan's attorney released a statement Saturday denying that the actress stole a necklace from a Venice jewelry store.
Attorney to file more motions in Durden capital murder case
ST. CLAIR COUNTY — An attorney representing a man accused of killing his grandfather and attempting to kill his grandmother told a judge Thursday he had more motions to file in the capital murder case.
Lawyer: Lohan didn't steal necklace
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Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer 'Vehemently' Denies Theft Allegations
Yoni Kaufman The troubled star's case is still under review, but her lawyer is prepared to fight the charges in court. Lindsay Lohan, 24, could be facing years in prison if she is charged and convicted of stealing a $2,500 "one of a kind" necklace from a Venice, California jewelry store. As of now, the decision has not yet been made to charge Lohan. "The case remains under review," Los Angeles ...
District Attorney Risa Ferman to speak at St. Thomas', Whitemarsh
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman give a presentation on ethics in law enforcement and the criminal justice system at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 as part of an ongoing Sunday forum series at St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh, focusing on ethics.
Lawyer: PR efforts tainted Bert Fish redo
The Bert Fish Medical Center's board voted in September to start fresh on finding a merger partner after weeks of criticism for choosing its first partner in private meetings.
Amir lawyer 'surprised' at CPS timing
The spot-fixing scandal