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NM lawyer who targets drunk drivers guilty of DWI
An Albuquerque, N.M., lawyer known for suing drunken drivers has been convicted of driving while impaired.
Lawyer: Colo. Woman Will Admit Aiding Terror Cell
A defense lawyer said a U.S. woman charged with aiding foreign terror suspects she had met online will plead guilty to a terrorism charge Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Lawyer: Colo. woman will admit aiding terror cell
A woman described as a troubled single mother will plead guilty to a terrorism conspiracy charge Tuesday, her lawyer said, becoming the rare American-born woman to admit plotting with foreign terrorists.
Lawyer who targets drunk drivers guilty of DUI
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A lawyer known for suing drunken drivers has been convicted of driving while impaired.
Lawyer: US woman to appear in Philadelphia court, admit aiding terror cell in Ireland
PHILADELPHIA - A woman who moved to Ireland and married an Algerian terrorism suspect will plead guilty to a terrorism conspiracy charge Tuesday, her lawyer said, becoming the rare American-born woman to admit plotting with foreign terrorists.
Ohio attorney general to keep fugitive surrender program
COLUMBUS (AP) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said he will hire a staff member to coordinate a state program to allow fugitives to safely surrender after the U.S. Marshals Service cut funding for the program nationwide.
Attorney General's Office Warns of Grandparent Scam
The Attorney General's Office is warning seniors of scam in which someone calls, posing as a grandchild needing emergency money. The Consumer Protection Division recently received a call from a Maine grandfather. The caller claimed to be his grandson, and said he was in jail in Canada and had been . . .
Attorney for Mineola teacher reveals grand jury testimony in controversial motion
The attorney for the Mineola teacher accused of having sex with a student filed a motion in court Monday that's stirring up controversy. It attacks the district attorney, the Mineola Police Department, and the alleged victim. CBS 19's Michele Reese has more.
Attorney for Mineola teacher reveals grand jury testimony in controversial motion
MINEOLA (KYTX) -- The attorney for the Mineola teacher accused of having sex with a student filed a motion in court Monday that's stirring up controversy. It attacks the district attorney, the Mineola Police Department, and the alleged victim. CBS 19's Michele Reese has more.
Chattanooga lawyer Brian C. Smith censured over conflicting interests
Chattanooga lawyer Brian C. Smith was publicly censured by the Tennessee Supreme Court on Feb. 28 after he represented conflicting interests in an estate, according to a news release from the court.
Lawyer: Accused Shooter Will "Likely" Testify
The lawyer for the man accused of shooting an Anderson police officer says his client will "likely" testify Wednesday.
Attorney-general rejects claims that B.C. legal-aid is in crisis
Report’s author points to government funding cutbacks for situation
Hartford Lawyer Gets 2 Years In Prison For Rigged Bank Auction
HARTFORD — A Hartford lawyer accused of sharing millions in profits by rigging a bank auction of distressed loans was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday in U.S. District Court.
Denver Attorney Exposes Porn-Surfing Public Servants
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission employees in Denver and six other cities were "counseled or disciplined for accessing pornography sites" at work.
Gitmo Defense Attorney on FOX13
Army Colonel, Jon Jackson and Memphis native is a defense attorney for people accused in some of the most heinous crimes against the United States. Jackson joined Good Morning Memphis to talk about his career.
Lawyer’s protests postpone Chirac’s corruption trial
THE trial of former French president Jacques Chirac on corruption charges has been postponed until June.
Tasered Qld man wasn't armed: lawyer
The lawyer representing the family of a man who died after being repeatedly tasered has accused police of making up claims he was armed with a metal rod.
$150,000 for attorney? Poloncarz balks
Erie County Comptroller Mark C. Poloncarz, who signs the county's checks, says he will pay the new county attorney only the Legislature-authorized $99,000 a year, not the $150,000 that the county executive promised.
Clippers weren't sincere about winning, Elgin Baylor's attorney contends
In the opening of Baylor's wrongful termination lawsuit against the team, attorney Alvin J. Pittman tells jurors the Clippers were unwilling to spend money to sign key players. Elgin Baylor's wrongful-termination lawsuit against the Clippers tipped off Tuesday, with his attorney portraying the team as lacking a sincere commitment to success.
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A.J. Dudley is entering the race for commonwealth's attorney. Rocky Mount lawyer A.J. Dudley announced his intentions Tuesday to seek the Republican nomination for Franklin County commonwealth's attorney. "My background and experience have prepared me for the demands of the commonwealth's attorney's office," Dudley said.
Lawyer struggling for information over murder
Lawyers for an 81-year-old man accused of murdering a Perth woman 20 years ago, say they intend to apply for bail.
Defense attorney: Defendant in rape trial living 'a single man's nightmare'
What happened to Maksud Mahbub was "a single man's nightmare," his defense attorney said Tuesday.
Lawyer says 'mafia' warrant is speculation
A Perth lawyer has described reports that Italian police have issued a warrant for his client's arrest as "outrageous.".
Lawyer says 'mafia' warrant reports speculation
A Perth lawyer has described reports that Italian police have issued a warrant for his client's arrest as "outrageous."
Jam attorney: Documents returned by bash planner
An attorney for Bobby Willis has returned at least some of the documents at the center of a lawsuit with Country Jam. Joe Coleman, the Grand Junction attorney who represents Country Jam, said a package with “several hundred” documents arrived at his office Monday afternoon and were mailed by Kyle Finch, a New Mexico attorney representing Bobby Willis.
State Bar of Arizona targets Apache County attorney
Top prosecutor, key aide accused of ethics violations in murder case.
Phoenix lawyer aids Gitmo suspect - for free
About two years ago at the U.S. Navy prison in Guantanamo, Cuba, a Muslim terrorism suspect met a Jewish lawyer from Arizona.
Clippers weren't sincere about winning, Elgin Baylor's attorney contends
In the opening of Baylor's wrongful termination lawsuit against the team, attorney Alvin J. Pittman tells jurors the Clippers were unwilling to spend money to sign key players. In the opening of Baylor's wrongful termination lawsuit against the team, attorney Alvin J. Pittman tells jurors the Clippers were unwilling to spend money to sign key players.
Attorney objects to bomb-trial delay
An attorney for a Madison County man accused of building a bomb that was found outside a Carroll County church in June said Tuesday that prosecutors are stalling for time to build their case.
Hennis lawyer asks for 2nd extension
A lawyer representing Timothy B. Hennis in his federal appeal has asked for a second extension so he can file a response to a government brief. The lawyer, Eric Allen, says a busy schedule in other court matters created the need for the 30-day extension, which he requested Tuesday.
Ecleo lawyer blasts Sandiganbayan
MANILA, Philippines – The lawyer of Dinagat Islands Rep. Ruben Ecleo, Jr. criticized the Sandiganbayan First Division on Wednesday for denying a motion to lift an arrest warrant issued against the lawmaker.
Attorney Maura Hagen to dispel immigration rumors, give advice
Michigan’s federal district courts are ramping up criminal prosecutions against people who re-enter the U.S. after they’re deported. Attorney Maura Hagen says the prosecution can result in an individual being barred from legal entry into the country for 10 years.
City attorney takes over as interim administrator
City Attorney Dale Shotkoski took over for Utility General Manager Derril Marshall Tuesday as Fremont's interim city administrator.
Charles Taylor's lawyer calls his war crimes trial case of '21st century neocolonialism'
LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands - Charles Taylor's lawyer branded the former Liberian president's trial a case of "neocolonialism" built on circumstantial evidence, as he delivered his closing statement Wednesday to a special war crimes tribunal.
Charles Taylor lawyer claims trial is 'conspiracy'
Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor's lawyer on Wednesday dismissed his war crimes trial as a political conspiracy and said Libya's Moamer Kadhafi should have been in the dock.
Dolton meeting to approve contract was legal, experts say
Village attorney says mayor was 4th person for quorum, allowing vote on contract for his daughter A confusing and heated meeting in Dolton where trustees awarded a contract to the mayor's daughter was indeed legal, the village attorney and experts said Tuesday.
The Lincoln Lawyer: Film Review
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Attorney Wants Murfreesboro Mosque E-Mails
The fight surrounding that mosque in Murfreesboro is back in court Wednesday. The attorney representing those who oppose the Islamic Center is asking for access to government e-mails between the county mayor and the planning department.
Lawyer: Accused Shooter Will "Likely" Testify
The lawyer for the man accused of shooting an Anderson police officer says his client will "likely" testify Wednesday.
Charles Taylor's lawyer asks for acquittal
Charles Taylor's lawyer branded the war crimes case against the former Liberian president "neocolonialism" built on circumstantial evidence, calling on the judges at the trial Wednesday to acquit his client on all counts.
Lawyer wants "safer" jail for Dumpit
The lawyer of the controversial police officer Adonis Dumpit plans to ask the court to allow the latter’s transfer to a safer detention facility.
The Key to Lawyer Happiness: The '2/3 Rule'
On the Slaw.ca blog, Dan Pinnington writes about a "simple and profound" rule that, if followed, can help lead to the ever-elusive concept of a "happy lawyer." Pinnington says this rule -- known as the "2/3 Rule" -- was passed on from a Belgian lawyer to an Ottawa family law lawyer he knows, and ultimately on to Pinnington as part of a presentation he did with the Ottawa lawyer many years ago ...
AP: Ohio gives condemned better attorney access
The state will insert intravenous needles into condemned inmates' arms in a more public way so that prisoners will have better access to attorneys in case something goes wrong, The Associated Press has learned.
Search at MacDill illegal, attorney says
The attorney says charges should be dropped against Scott Allen Bennett, accused of illegally storing weapons at his base apartment.
Search at MacDill illegal, attorney says
The attorney says charges should be dropped against Scott Allan Bennett, accused of illegally storing weapons at his base apartment.
Attorney considers lawsuit over use of Pawtucket athletic fields
A Pawtucket attorney is threatening legal action against the city, pertaining to the policy that allows private schools to use public athletic fields.
Lawyer: Navy inventing grounds to fire sailor - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times
CHARLESTON, S.C. — An attorney says the Navy is inventing grounds to fire a sailor in South Carolina who was found in bed with another male sailor.
Trial of Liberia's Taylor politically motivated: lawyer
A lawyer for Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor on Wednesday said the war crimes trial of his client was politically motivated and asked judges to find him not guilty.
Lawyer: Navy inventing grounds to fire sailor
The Navy is inventing grounds to fire a sailor found in a bed with another male sailor at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in South Carolina, the sailor's attorney said.
Attorney faces disbarment for sham marriage
A veteran Pacifica attorney is facing disbarment for allegedly duping an 85-year-old client into giving her $339,000, entering into a sham marriage with him and ignoring his will by having him cremated after his death....