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Our View: Attorney general rules need an update
Who could forget the circus surrounding the race for attorney general last year? And who would want to have a repeat performance?
The lawyer behind the $10B haul for Madoff victims
Everyone's mad at Irving Picard. To be fair, his job is thankless: He's the court-appointed bloodhound in charge of hunting down money for the victims of Bernard Madoff, a man who was so skilled at hiding money that he kept the biggest scam in the history of American finance going for at least two decades.
Commission: Lawyer should lose his license
The state Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission is recommending that a local bankruptcy lawyer lose his law license for a year because of multiple instances of wrongdoing.  
Lawyer hunting $10B for Madoff victims hated
NEW YORK — Everyone’s mad at Irving Picard.
OH attorney general 'blasts' alcoholic energy drink
Ohio Attorney General Michael Dewine and his counterparts from 15 states are taking a shot at Blast, the energy drink with 12 percent alcohol.
Kalmadi's lawyer denies report of his arrest
New Delhi, Apr.25 (ANI): Sacked Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organizing Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi' lawyer has denied reports of his arrest in connection with his role in the AM Films and TSR scams.
The lawyer behind the $10B haul for Madoff victims
Everyone's mad at Irving Picard.
The lawyer behind the $10B haul for Madoff victims
Everyone's mad at Irving Picard. To be fair, his job is thankless: He's the court-appointed bloodhound in charge of hunting down money for the victims of Bernard Madoff, a man who was so skilled at hiding money that he kept the biggest scam in the history of American finance going for at least two decades.
The lawyer behind the $10B haul for Madoff victims
Everyone's mad at Irving Picard.
India police charges former minister with taking bribes: lawyer
Indian police on Monday charged former telecoms minister Andimuthu Raja with receiving bribes, a police lawyer said, in connection with a multi-billion dollar telecoms corruption scandal that has rocked governance and investor sentiment in Asia's third-largest economy.
Irving Picard: The Lawyer Behind The $10B Haul For Madoff Victims
NEW YORK — Everyone's mad at Irving Picard.
Lawyer behind Madoff victim recovery is study in contrasts
NEW YORK #8212; Everyone #8217;s mad at Irving Picard.
Top lawyer joins opposition, will contest election
He will contest the May 7 election on the Workers' Party ticket. -Reuters
Hancock County attorney appointed as judge
The Hancock County Board of Supervisors has appointed county attorney Ronnie Artigues to a justice court judge post.
Atlanta attorney in fraud case surrenders to Baldwin authorities
An Atlanta attorney accused in a securities fraud scheme involving a Robertsdale company was booked into the Baldwin County Corrections Center last week. Samuel Williams Jr., 50, was processed into jail Tuesday.
Hancock County attorney appointed to fill judge post
BAY ST. LOUIS - The Hancock County Board of Supervisors has appointed county attorney Ronnie Artigues to a justice court judge post.
Paras: Damages and attorney’s fees
Seafarer's corner Juan Javier F. Paras (Know your Rights Under the POEA Standard Employment Contract) UNDER what circumstances can a seafarer file a claim against his foreign employer for payment of damages and attorney’s fees after separation from his employment? In filing suits against a foreign employer and its corresponding manning agency for payment of the unexpired portion of an employment ...
Lawyer In Big Gay Marriage And NFL Cases Resigns From His Firm
Paul Clement, the lawyer who was preparing the defend the Defense of Marriage Act on behalf of the House of Representatives, resigned from his law firm today , after the firm decided to drop the controversial case.
Hernando School Board attorney gets Broward position
By Tony Marrero, Times Staff Writer Monday, April 25, 2011 BROOKSVILLE — Hernando School Board attorney Paul Carland is headed home again. Carland, 45, was tapped Monday morning to serve as general counsel for the Broward County School District, beating out the district's current interim attorney and a top executive for Atlanta Public Schools. A West Palm Beach native who was raised in Broward ...
Lawyer Appointed In Case Of Eugene Cop Killing
The state office that chooses death-penalty attorneys has selected a Silverton lawyer to defend a woman accused of shooting to death a Eugene police officer.
Cebuano lawyer joins Aquino’s appointees
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Lawyer appointed for woman charged in slaying of EPD Officer Kilcullen
The state office that chooses death-penalty attorneys has selected a Silverton lawyer to defend a woman accused of shooting to death a Eugene police officer.
Time for a new School Board attorney in Hernando County
The Hernando County School Board needs a new lawyer. J. Paul Carland II, the board's attorney for the past six years, is headed to Broward County, where he'll become legal counsel to the School Board there. Broward was on its second attempt to replace longtime board attorney Ed Marko, who retired then tried to hang on to a post before ultimately agreeing to leave. "I certainly appreciate the ...
Lawyer quits firm in clash over marriage case
The well-known lawyer hired by congressional Republicans to defend the federal marriage law resigned from his Washington firm Monday after the firm announced it was dropping the politically charged case. Paul D. Clement, a former U.S. solicitor general, revealed he was leaving his position at King & Spalding and joining ...
Brewer lawyer Kanefield departing for private firm
PHOENIX (AP) - The top lawyer in Gov. Jan Brewer's office is leaving her staff to join a private law firm, and he's being replaced by another lawyer already in state government.
Governor Picks New Lawyer
The top lawyer in Gov. Jan Brewer's office is leaving her staff to join a private law firm, and he's being replaced by another lawyer already in state government.
Attorney General Madigan cals on Apple and Google to Address Mobile Device Privacy
Attorney General Lisa Madigan today called for a meeting with Apple Inc. and Google executives in the wake of reports that iPhones, iPads and Google Android devices are collecting and storing detailed information about users’ locations.
Indiana Attorney General inquiring about spike in gas prices
The Indiana Attorney General's Office is taking a closer look at why gas stations in Central Indiana raised their prices above the four-dollar mark Monday. The Indiana Attorney General's Office is taking a closer look at why gas stations in Central Indiana raised their prices above the four-dollar mark Monday.
Apple, Google Privacy Meeting Sought by Illinois Attorney General Madigan
Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google Inc. (GOOG) executives were asked to meet with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to discuss reports their products collect, store and can relay information about their users’ locations.
The lawyer behind $10B haul for Madoff victims
Irving Picard has a thankless job: Court-appointed lawyer in charge of hunting $10B for Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme victims
The lawyer behind $10B haul for Madoff victims
Irving Picard has a thankless job: Court-appointed lawyer in charge of hunting $10B for Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme victims
Michigan Attorney General to defend medical marijuana conviction
Cass County man seeks to overturn verdict The Michigan Attorney General's Office announced Monday that it has filed a brief on behalf of the Cass County Prosecutor's Office and will defend an appeal in the medical marijuana case against Howard Township resident Sylvester Vanderbutts.
Lawyer appointed for woman charged in slaying
The state office that chooses death-penalty attorneys has selected a Silverton lawyer to defend a woman accused of shooting to death a Eugene police officer.
Illinois Attorney General seeking information on iPhone user-tracking issue
Apple, Google are under fire for devices that track the movements of the users; Ill. AG Madigan is demanding answers.
Attorney: Gilley to be released Tuesday
Country Crossing developer Ronnie Gilley is expected to be released from jail at 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to his attorney, David Harrison.
Sudbury lawyer receives honour
A Greater Sudbury lawyer has been tapped to receive an Ontario Bar Association Insurance Law Award of Excellence for 2011. James Simmons, QC, will be getting the award at a dinner in the city May 3.[...]
Fatal police shooting of Chesterfield lawyer ruled justified
The fatal shooting in January by police of a Chesterfield County lawyer who fired on officers at his home was justified, a special prosecutor has determined.
AG: Pain clinic bans are illegal
The attorney general's office says local ordinances to ban pain clinics are illegal.
Team 4: Listings For Locksmiths May Not Be What They Appear
The state attorney general has a warning for anyone looking for a locksmith: that listing in the Yellow Pages may not be what it appears.
Disbarred Lewisboro lawyer, an ex-NYPD detective, charged in 31-count theft indictment
WHITE PLAINS — A disbarred lawyer from South Salem who was convicted of felony theft in 2007 now faces a 31-count indictment charging him with defrauding 10 people out of $325,000.
DOMA: Republicans lose big-money law firm but keep key lawyer
The law firm that congressional Republicans hired to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) drops out unexpectedly, though a top lawyer has quit the firm to stay on the case.
IL Attorney General to see Terronez in court
Updated 10:35am 4/26/11 Illinois's Attorney General Lisa Madigan is expected in Rock Island Tuesday morning for Jeff Terronez's court appearance.
Murder trial for evangelist's security head starts
The defense attorney for an Illinois man accused of killing his wife and two sons disputed accusations from prosecutors the...
Local lawyer bemoans pay. Can you guess who it is?
Just back from a week off to find the funniest thing I think I’ve ever read.  It’s a column in Arizona Attorney, the monthly magazine of the Arizona Bar Association. In it, the writer moans and groans about how his lot in life, as a lawyer, is to be treated basically like a slave. “People need you desperately but will choose to pay you last – because they can,” he writes. “And if you are lucky ...
Defense Attorney Charged With DUI on Easter
A well-known defense attorney in Chattanooga finds himself on the other side of the law. A Hamilton County sheriff's deputy arrested 61-year-old Hank Hill Easter Sunday on charges of driving while impaired.
Comment of the Day: Lawyer Says He Won Caption Contest Four Times
You're right about my being a "rank and file lawyer for a non-profit legal aid organization," but you're wrong about my caption contest record. Since the June 2009 Chicago Tribune article (to which you provide a link in your story) announcing my third victory, I have won a fourth contest. (I have also been a finalist in a contest I didn't win.) In any event, it's a thrill to see my name in The ...
Brookdale lawyer requests spending reports on OCC president
TOMS RIVER — A lawyer for Brookdale Community College in Middletown has requested detailed information from Ocean County College on the salary, benefits and perks OCC President Jon H. Larson has gotten since 2005 as chief executive of its sister school.
Gurnee Days honor former board attorney
Gurnee Days Corp. officials have announced this year's honoree for the longtime annual festival. Former Gurnee village board attorney Barbara Swanson will be the Gurnee Days honoree.
Attorney general's office says counties can't ban pain management clinics
County governments don't have the right to ban pain management clinics, according to a state at
Las Vegas Lawyer Booked And Released On Felony Drug Charge In Connection To Suicide Scheme
Las Vegas attorney Nancy Quon was booked and released Monday at the Clark County Detention Center on a felony drug charge in connection with allegations of a suicide scheme. Her lawyer, Thomas Pitaro, said she spent less than two hours going through the