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Review: 'The Lincoln Lawyer' is fun on paper but generic on screen
Matthew McConaughey plays a slick Los Angeles criminal defense attorney in the movie adaptation of Michael Connelly's legal thriller "The Lincoln Lawyer".
'The Lincoln Lawyer': Real Stories From Real Lawyers
“The Lincoln Lawyer,” starring Matthew McConaughey in his first courtroom-centric role since “A Time to Kill,” throttles its way into theaters today. And, frankly, it’s good to see McConaughey back in business suits (and, alright, the errant wife beater – but who’s complaining?) He proves charismatic and commanding in the role of smooth-talking criminal [...]
State attorney proceeded correctly in Czech TV case - Rampula
Muzik´s superior, Prague State Attorney's Office head Jana Hercegova, stood up for him on Wednesday. Rampula as well as Hercegova called Muzik´s steps in the case lawful and substantiated.
Lawyer: Nubarashen jail administration kills prisoners with its regime
Lawyer Narine Rshtuni has applied to the RA President’s Administration, Ombudsman, Ministry of Justice, as well as Yerevan offices of the OSCE and ICRC, but has not received answers.
Judge removes lawyer of Pa. abortion doc's wife
A judge has removed a lawyer defending the wife of a Philadelphia abortion doctor in a high-profile murder and conspiracy case, though the client wanted to keep her.
Trustees hire new attorney
The Parlier Unified School District governing board hired a new attorney, Mary Hernandez, after dismissing its former attorney of nearly 20 years, Mike Smith of Lozano Smith Attorneys at Law in Fresno.
County attorney lays off 20
Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan's office laid off 20 people last week after the county passed its tightest budget in years. Four more employees will retire. The losses bring Ryan's total staff to 170, down a fifth from the 210...
Trace Adkins passes 'Lincoln Lawyer' screen test
Trace Adkins summed up his role in the new film "The Lincoln Lawyer" in his own succinct way when he gathered friends and media for a screening of it recently.
'The Lincoln Lawyer': The Reviews Are In!
Should viewers flock to Matthew McConaughey's legal drama? The critics weigh in.
Defense Attorney: Hataway Is Ready For Trial
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. -- A high-profile attempted murder suspect is ready for trial. That's what the defense in the James Hataway case told a Seminole County Judge on Friday.
Attorney general seeks DWI trial for ex-state cop
A hearing resumes today on efforts by the state Attorney General's Office to prosecute a drunken-driving case against an off-duty state police officer who refused to take a breath-alcohol test, was released without being jailed and then had his DWI case tossed by a Rio Arriba County magistrate.
Attorney general will appeal ruling that blocks anti-union bill
The state Attorney's General Office will appeal the temporary restraining order placed on Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining bill by a circuit court judge Friday morning.
Santa Clara District Attorney Fulfills Campaign Promise With New Integrity Unit
Perhaps the most egregious case of alleged prosecutorial misconduct involved a former prosecutor who has been suspended by the California State Bar Association for violating defendants' rights.
Video: The Showbuzz: The Lincoln Lawyer
Matthew McConaughey returns to form with Marisa Tomei in "The Lincoln Lawyer." Plus, "Paul," "Limitless," and "The Source Code." CBSNews.com's Karina Mitchell reports.
Video: The Showbuzz: The Lincoln Lawyer
Matthew McConaughey returns to form with Marisa Tomei in "The Lincoln Lawyer." Plus, "Paul," "Limitless," and "The Source Code." CBSNews.com's Karina Mitchell reports.
Judge removes lawyer of Pa. abortion doc's wife
A woman charged with helping her physician-husband operate a deadly abortion clinic lost her lawyer Friday after a judge learned the attorney had visited the doctor in prison.
Critical Mass: 'The Lincoln Lawyer' keeps his shirt on (mostly)
Critics across the country can't help but be charmed by Matthew McConaughey.
Attorney General rebukes 'OVOV,' again
California's Attorney General released a letter rebuking Los Angeles County's revised version of "One Valley, One Vision."
Hackensack lawyer is sentenced to five years in prison in fraud scheme
A Bergen County lawyer was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for diverting millions of dollars from the public and private clients of a payroll services company to cover the payrolls and tax obligations of other clients
Birthplace lawyer loses unrelated election suit
Laguna Niguel attorney and dentist Orly Taitz, best known for her legal challenges regarding Barack Obama 's birthplace, has had a lawsuit regarding her candidacy for secretary of state thrown out....
New York Attorney General Demands Quake Study of Nuke Plant
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman demanded Friday that federal nuclear regulators investigate the earthquake readiness of a nuclear power plant just north of New York City before they renew its license to operate. The Indian Point Energy Center, 24 miles from the city in Buchanan, N.Y., has been leaking water from a safety lining since 1993.
Attorney will stand trial for embezzlement
A Howell attorney who once ran for a District Court judge's seat will stand trial on a charge she embezzled from a client, a judge ruled Thursday.
New York attorney general urges seismic study of nuclear plant
In the wake of the current nuclear crisis in Japan, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Friday that the federal government must conduct a seismic study of the Indian Point nuclear power plant before it renews its operating license.
Attorney for former AU athlete moves to withdraw from case
Jonathan K. Corley, an attorney with the law firm Whittelsey, Whittelsey & Poole, filed a motion earlier this week to withdraw legal counsel from Antonio Goodwin, stemming from a conflict of interest with Davis Whittelsey, another attorney at the law firm, already representing a co-defendant of Goodwin in the same case.
District attorney opens investigation into bribery accusations in Riverside
The Lackawanna County district attorney is looking into allegations of bribery made by the Riverside football coach who resigned unexpectedly Tuesday night.Harry Armstrong, who coached the Vikings to the state championship game, said he was quitting bec
Attorney Damon Chase: Arrested a dozen times, now he's prominent lawyer
His clients include ousted GOP Chairman Jim Greer Damon Chase is one of the most prominent attorneys in Seminole County. His clients include Jim Greer, ousted chairman of the Florida GOP, and Rep. Chris Dorworth, the man slated to become Florida's House speaker in 2014.
Matthew McConaughey on The Lincoln Lawyer
After a string of himbo comedies, Matthew McConaughey plays an attorney in The Lincoln Lawyer. He tells Chris Lee, “I want to play a different game.” Plus, a gallery of Hollywood’s legal eagles from Gregory Peck to Tom Cruise.
Attorney for former AU athlete moves to withdraw from case
Jonathan K. Corley, an attorney with the law firm Whittelsey, Whittelsey & Poole, filed a motion earlier this week to withdraw legal counsel from Antonio Goodwin, stemming from a conflict of interest with Davis Whittelsey, another attorney at the law firm, already representing a co-defendant of Goodwin in the same ...
Groupon sells 190,000 tickets to 'Lincoln Lawyer'
"The Lincoln Lawyer" has attracted about 190,000 clients through the discount e-mail service Groupon.
Lawyer guilty in mortgage fraud scheme
Lawyer guilty in mortgage fraud scheme By Tom Harvey The Salt Lake Tribune Published Mar 18, 2011 10:06AM MDT A federal jury found disbarred Salt Lake City attorney Jamis Melwood Johnson guilty Friday night on 27 federal charges related to a mortgage fraud scheme that used false loan documents and straw buyers to strip millions of dollars from lenders. The jury returned the guilty verdicts after ...
Lawyer guilty in mortgage fraud scheme
Lawyer guilty in mortgage fraud scheme By Tom Harvey The Salt Lake Tribune Published Mar 18, 2011 10:06AM MDT A federal jury found disbarred Salt Lake City attorney Jamis Melwood Johnson guilty Friday night on 27 federal charges related to a mortgage fraud scheme that used false loan documents and straw buyers to strip millions of dollars from lenders. The jury returned the guilty verdicts after ...
County attorney left in the lurch
MUSCATINE, Iowa — With the departure of yet another assistant county attorney, the office is “perilously short staffed and in critical danger of being unable to execute our mission,” according to Muscatine County Attorney Alan Ostergren.
Attorney’s sit-in halts Kalet’s demolition
Demolition work on the Kalet’s building in downtown Auburn was put on hold Friday while an attorney representing Joseph Camardo Jr. sat directly next to the work site.
Former Fayette attorney gets 18 months in prison
Despite family and friends' pleas for leniency, former Fayette County attorney Mark Morrison will spend at least the next 18 months in a state prison for misappropriating $100,000 of two retired couples' mortgage settlement payments.
McConaughey has usual swagger as 'Lincoln Lawyer'
Matthew McConaughey stars in "The Lincoln Lawyer" as an attorney who drives around Los Angeles ... in a Lincoln. It has nothing to do with the capital of Nebraska or the former president. While you're watching it, though, you'll wish it did.
Bellefonte attorney suspended
Bellefonte attorney Bruce Manchester is suspended from practicing law for three months in a order is
34-year-old lawyer chases ‘flying’ dream
KOTA BAHARU: A 34-year-old lawyer of 11 years, Nor Azril Roslan is willing to leave his job in order to achieve his dream of becoming a pilot. The Kelantan-born Azril is willing to leave his ‘livelihood’ in order to achieve his ambition which he has harboured since childhood.
Abortion doctor Gosnell's wife ordered to get new lawyer
Pearl Gosnell entered court Friday hoping to get her bail reduced enough to go home and be with her 13-year-old daughter.
State Attorney Voices Fears Over Indian Point Plant
Fearing a nuclear crisis akin to Japan, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman voiced concerns over the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County, saying that federal officials do not take seismic activity risks into account when considering license renewals.
Attorney awarded state position
Attorney Peter M. Young, an associate working from Habush Habush Rottiers Rhinelander, Wausau and Stevens Point offices, has been named 2011 co-chair of the New Lawyers Section of the Wisconsin Association for Justice.
Attorney, Former Police Officer Face Arson, Fraud Charges
Attorney Nancy Quon and her boyfriend, former Las Vegas police officer William Ronald Webb, face indictment by a Clark County grand jury investigating a suspicious fire at their Las Vegas home. Both have received letters from the Clark Couny district attorney's
'Lincoln Lawyer' delivers smooth ride
By Lisa Kennedy The Denver Post DENVER (AP) -- Matthew McConaughey's mojo is working quite nicely in The Lincoln Lawyer, a thriller in which innocence and being found "not guilty" are not the same thing.
Attorney Aaron Sachs Partners with Jackson, Mo Boy Scout Troop to Promote Bicycle Safety
Attorney Aaron Sachs has partnered with Jackson, MO Boy Scout Troop 210 for their upcoming bike ride and camp out at Tunnel Hill – Ferne Cliff, Ill on March 18-20. On March 16, at the Cape Girardeau law office of Aaron Sachs and Associates, the entire Troop was fitted with helmets as part of Sachs’ ongoing bicycle helmet campaign.
Lawyer: Ex.-Springfield mayor misspent money
SPRINGFIELD -- A report filed in Sangamon County court says the former mayor of Springfield, who committed suicide last year, wrote himself nearly $80,000 in checks from the estate of a dead cousin.
LAKE ELSINORE: City activist defends city manager, attorney
City Hall watcher Chris Hyland is coming to the defense of City Manager Bob Brady and City Attorney Barbara Leibold after recent opposition to a contract extension for Brady and its ongoing contract w
McConaughey revisits legal roots in Lincoln Lawyer'
Matthew McConaughey was planning to be a lawyer while attending the University of Texas in the early 1990s. Then he changed to acting. One of the blond, blue-eyed actor's first starring roles was playing a defense lawyer in "A Time To Kill," a legal yarn based on the John Grisham novel. Some 15 years later, McConaughey plays another defense attorney in "The Lincoln Lawyer," based on the Michael ...
Consult an attorney when dealing with aggressive debt collectors
A collector who threatens to sue over an unpaid debt may be in violation of fair debt collection practices laws. Also, some companies other than lenders may request your Social Security number to check for creditworthiness. Dear Liz: I had a mobile home that was repossessed in 2003 after I was unable to make the payments. In 2005, I was contacted by a debt collector saying that I owed $20,000 ...
Attorney General’s office announces housing workshops
The Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force is sponsoring free statewide housing workshops on March 22 in Milford and March 23 in Wilmington to help Delawareans who are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure.
Attorney general says department has ‘aging’ legal team
JUNEAU — The Alaska Department of Law must address an aging workforce, where one-quarter of attorneys and paralegals are already eligible for retirement, incoming Attorney General John Burns told l...
Attorney honored by county bar association
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