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Justice system 'falling apart': lawyer
A prominent Canadian lawyer says this country's broken justice system needs to undergo radical reform to regain the public's respect.
Lawyer worries Israel ex-leader may kill himself
A lawyer for a former Israeli president convicted of rape said Thursday he fears his client may commit suicide if forced to serve his seven-year sentence.
Lawyer Charged In Scheme To Hide Drug Money
A prominent Boston defense attorney was charged Wednesday with conspiracy and money laundering in what federal prosecutors say was a plot to conceal the source of more than $225,000 in drug money.
Attorney Jason Byrd Becomes Certified Member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Beaumont attorney recognized for winning millions of dollars for clients. (PRWeb March 24, 2011) Read the full story at (link) 20
Lawyer: NYC Bus Driver Sober, Awake Before Crash
In a published report, attorney Sean H. Rooney said Ophadell Williams was in control of the bus until a tractor-trailer veered toward it on a highway. He said the driver claims he lost control after swerving to avoid the truck.
LiLo's lawyer confident
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer is confident she will be acquitted of felony grand theft.
Metallica - Metallica Lawyer Warns Fans About Concert Film
A lawyer for Metallica has warned fans about unauthorised concert footage allegedly set to go on sale, insisting the band "owns and controls" all its performances. Bosses at Writers Group Film Corp. announced on Tuesday (22Mar11)...
Former Bush lawyer to challenge health care law
A former Bush administration top lawyer will help 26 states argue against the constitutionality of the nation's year-old health care law.
Metallica lawyer warns fans about concert film
A lawyer for Metallica has warned fans about unauthorised concert footage allegedly set to go on sale insisting the band "owns and controls" all its performances.
Lawyer: NYC bus driver sober, awake before crash
The driver of a tour bus that crashed on a highway while returning from a casino, killing 15 people, claims he was sober, rested and fully awake when the accident happened, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Attorney: Bronx Bus Crash Driver Was Awake And Sober
An attorney for the driver behind the wheel in the deadly bus crash on the New York Thruway in the Bronx earlier this month says his client was awake and sober at the time of the crash.
Chicago lawyer fined $5,000; 'menace to his clients'
Appellate court: Greco 'a menace to his clients' The federal court of appeals in Chicago reprimanded a lawyer for unprofessional behavior during a lawsuit and fined him $5,000.
US activist lawyer Leonard Weinglass dies
Leonard Weinglass, a lawyer who gained notoriety representing US left-wing activists including the Chicago Seven and Pentagon Papers defendant Daniel Ellsberg, has died at 78, his law associate said Thursday.
Attorney: Bronx Bus Crash Driver Was Awake And Sober
An attorney for the driver behind the wheel in the deadly bus crash on the New York Thruway in the Bronx earlier this month says his client was awake and sober at the time of the crash.
Tampa city attorney adds to list of resignations
Chip Fletcher has been the city attorney since 2008; he's leaving to return to private practice.
Lawyer fears ex-Israeli president is suicidal
Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav is so distraught over an impending prison sentence for rape that he is at risk of committing suicide, his lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer: Speed Didn't Cause Train to Crash
Columbia, Sc (The Greenville News) - The lawyer for the conductor of a miniature train that crashed in a Spartanburg park Saturday killing a 6­year-old boy says that a train pin connecting the wheels may be the cause, not the train's speed.
Defense lawyer is accused of laundering drug money
Robert A. George, a prominent defense lawyer who has represented a who's who of clients from members of the New England Mafia to the trash collector convicted in a notorious Cape Cod murder, was arrested yesterday on federal charges of laundering drug money.
Lawyer faces prison time for theft
A Derby lawyer who had a Stratford-based law firm faces up to 10 years in prison for bilking clients out of hundreds of thousands of dollars to support his Oxycontin addiction.
Good Lawyer, Bad Alien
THE LINCOLN LAWYER. I have been an avid fan of Michael Connelly since reading his first book The Black Echo , published in 1992. This put me two books ahead of Bill Clinton who apparently discovered Connelly when The Concrete Blonde was published in 1994, back when Clinton still had good taste.
Judge appoints lawyer for Provo man seeking murder plea withdrawal
Judge appoints lawyer for Provo man seeking murder plea withdrawal By Stephen hunt The Salt Lake Tribune Published Mar 24, 2011 09:15AM MDT A judge on Thursday appointed a new defense attorney for Damien Candland, the Provo man seeking to withdraw a guilty plea to the strangulation death of his aunt. Fourth District Judge James Taylor chose Ed Brass to represent Candland, 23, who had pleaded ...
Attorney in notable radical cases dies in NY at 78
Leonard Weinglass, an attorney who represented clients in high-profile political cases ranging from the Chicago Seven in the 1960s to the so-called Cuban Five in recent years, has died in New York City.
Provo man seeking to withdraw murder plea given lawyer
Provo man seeking to withdraw murder plea given lawyer By Stephen hunt The Salt Lake Tribune Published Mar 24, 2011 11:49AM MDT A judge on Thursday appointed a new defense attorney for Damien Candland, a Provo man seeking to withdraw his guilty plea in the strangulation death of his aunt last year. Fourth District Judge James Taylor said Edward Brass will represent Candland, 23, who had pleaded ...
Attorney in notable radical cases dies in NY at 77
Leonard Weinglass, an attorney who represented clients in high-profile political cases ranging from the Chicago Seven in the 1960s to the so-called Cuban Five in recent years, has died in New York City. He was 77.
Attorney General to investigate rising gas prices in CNY
The state Attorney General says he's looking into why we're paying so much more for gas in Central New York.
Lawyer's bid to walk free
A lawyer facing a drink-driving charge has been able to keep her identity secret - and is fighting to keep her record clean.The woman, who has interim name suppression, is seeking a discharge without conviction.The Herald...
State Attorney General will review Syracuse gas prices, looking for gouging
If he finds price gouging, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will seek restitution, penalties or court action.
Chicago 7 attorney dies in N.Y.
Leonard Weinglass, an attorney who represented clients in high-profile political cases ranging from the Chicago Seven to the Cuban Five, dies in New York City at age 77.
Lawyer charged with drink-driving
An Auckland lawyer charged with drinking and driving has told a judge she needs name suppression to protect her career.
Lawyer on drink-driving charge seeks name suppression
An Auckland lawyer charged with drinking and driving has told a judge she needs name suppression to protect her career. read more
Former FAA lawyer: Unmanned tower needed two people
A former chief trial lawyer for the Federal Aviation Administration and a licensed commercial pilot says having only one person in the control tower at Washington's Reagan airport was a lapse, but passengers were not in danger.
Metallica lawyer warns fans about film
A lawyer for Metallica has warned fans about unauthorised concert footage allegedly set to go on sale, insisting the band owns all its performances.
Lawyer charged over use of cell phone by client
A Chicago attorney is facing felony charges after she allegedly allowed a client to make several calls with her cell phone while he was being questioned in a police station about the murders of a Chicago police evidence technician and another man.
Attorney charged for letting cop killer suspect use cell phone
A lawyer representing an alleged cop killer allowed him to use her personal cell phone to call family and friends while he was being interrogated by police last winter, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday.Records indicate that while Timothy Herring Jr. was in a detention room on Nov. 27 and Nov. 28, Sladjana Vuckovic’s mobile phone was used to receive and make calls to Herring’s relatives and ...
Lohan has 'strong defense' in necklace case, her attorney says
Lindsay Lohan's attorney has released a statement saying her client has a "strong defense" against charges she stole a necklace from a Venice, Calif., jewelry store, and that the actress does not want a plea deal.
G20 crossbow case returns to court
The lawyer representing a man charged with possessing a crossbow during the G20 summit says his client's constitutional rights were violated.
Lawyer: 'Baby Doc' Duvalier hospitalized in Haiti
Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier has been hospitalized, his attorney said Thursday, refusing to disclose the nature of the ailment or any other details about his condition.
Lawyer faces ethics probe
A Marathon lawyer, who also represents the community college, could face disbarment if found guilty of alleged ethical violations in his handling of a client's will that granted him $200,000. A... read more
NYPD: Lawyer Groped Arresting Cop
A Brooklyn lawyer busted for a sex crime later tried to get freaky at the precinct -- groping the arresting officer and trying to kiss her male sergeant, the New York Post reported Thursday.
Weinglass, attorney in radicals' cases, dies in NY
Leonard Weinglass was a modern-day Clarence Darrow, an attorney who defended people for their politics not their alleged crimes, friends said.
Kentucky's Attorney General Talks to Students about Drug Abuse
Kentucky's Attorney General, Jack Conway, delivered a life-saving message to the students of Boyd County Middle School Thursday.
Attorney charged for letting suspected cop killer use cell phone
A lawyer representing an alleged cop killer allowed him to use her personal cell phone to call family and friends while he was being interrogated by police last winter, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday.Records indicate that while Timothy Herring Jr. was in a detention room on Nov. 27 and Nov. 28, Sladjana Vuckovic’s mobile phone was used to receive and make calls to Herring’s relatives and ...
Lawyer: Agreement in Cleveland rehab hospital death
Lawyer: Agreement in Cleveland rehab hospital death
Sosilawati’s murder trial of lawyer and farmhands postponed
SHAH ALAM: The trial of lawyer N. Pathma nabhan and his three farmhands, charged with the murder of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others, has been postponed to March 31.
Attorney Let Accused Cop Killer Use Cell Phone
A defense attorney is accused of loaning her cell phone to a jail inmate who made personal calls. The detainee was eventually charged with killing a Chicago police officer and a former CHA cop.
Attorney Charged, Gave Phone to Suspect
An attorney assigned to Timothy Herring Jr., charged with the murders of a veteran Chicago Police officer and a former CHA cop, allowed her client to use her personal cell phone to make calls while he was being questioned about the brutal murders, prosecutors allege.
Attorney: Teen Client Won't Get Fair Trial
An attorney says potential Todd County jurors have already heard too much about his teen client's case.
Juror background checks bring Chicago's top attorney to court
The city of Chicago's top attorney came to federal court Thursday to address concerns raised by a judge about a recent criminal background check that the city did on a juror who had already been questioned and seated for a police misconduct trial.
Lawyer allegedly aided accused killer of cop
A lawyer representing an alleged cop killer allowed him to use her personal cell phone to call family and friends while he was being interrogated by police in the fall, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday.Records indicate that while Timothy Herring Jr. was in a detention room on Nov. 27 and 28, Sladjana Vuckovic’s mobile phone was used to receive and make calls to Herring’s relatives and ...
Attorney for suspect in cop murder faces felony charge
Lawyer accused of allowing defendant to use her cellphone An attorney since 1995, Sladjana Vuckovic had limited experience handling criminal cases when she volunteered last November to represent a parolee under investigation in the slayings of a Chicago police officer and another man.