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Hernando County attorney's job on the line despite study calling office understaffed
By Barbara Behrendt, Times Staff Writer Friday, May 27, 2011 BROOKSVILLE — A study requested by the county has concluded that the county attorney's office operates efficiently, is run by loyal and skilled employees — and is understaffed. The study by the Florida Bar's Law Office Management Assistance Service was delivered to the county Monday, just three days after Hernando County Commission ...
Attorney General’s Minn. Visit Marred By Protests
  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited Minneapolis Friday to praise the city for its program to reduce youth violence, but was interrupted several times by outbursts from protesters who claim the [...]
Attorney General lauds Mpls. youth violence program
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is praising a Minneapolis program to reduce youth violence and pledged support from the Justice Department
Attorney calls for Justice Department probe of Hasidic community “hate crimes”
GOSHEN – Civil rights attorney Michael Sussman is asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Gov. Andrew Cuomo what he says are “hate crimes” committed against Aron Rottenberg and his family, who were the recent victim of a vicious attack in their home, last Sunday, May 22.
Defying his lawyer, ex-guard testifies at his murder trial
Albert Turner said he had left Texas before the slayings to escape from two men, including a mayor who had threatened him.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kelly takes oath
Attorney General Linda L. Kelly took the oath of office during a private ceremony in Harrisburg on Friday, officially becoming the state's top law enforcement officer.
giving backManatee attorney offers help to Haitians
BRADENTON -- Attorney Tom Goldman is relatively new to Bradenton, so he thought offering a “give back” to the community would be a good way to introduce himself.
Judge, lawyer nominated for federal appeals court
President Obama gets to choose either Justice Jon Levy or lawyer William Kayatta Jr. for the post.
Lawyer to challenge Colorado pot law
DENVER -- A prominent attorney who has represented medical marijuana dispensaries and patients in Colorado sent notice to the state`s top prosecutor on Friday that he intends to challenge the nation`s most sweeping pot oversight law.
Attorney General Abbott Supports Signing Of Human Trafficking Prevention Legislation
AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today joined Gov. Rick Perry today at a ceremony where the governor signed human trafficking prevention legislation into law.
Attorney reviewing P.R. issue is familiar at Sweetwater
The former U.S. attorney selected by Sweetwater district trustees to conduct an independent review of public-relations bills incurred by the district’s general counsel has worked for the district before.
Eliot hires attorney who specializes in fights against strip clubs
ELIOT, Maine — Selectmen this week hired an attorney from Chattanooga, Tenn., with a national reputation of drafting ordinances to regulate sexually oriented businesses and defending their appeals.
Convicted lawyer to testify in corruption case
A politically connected lawyer is expected to testify against former Yonkers Councilwoman Sandy Annabi and her cousin as part of a cooperation agreement he reached last year with federal prosecutors.
St. Louis, Missouri Personal Injury Lawyer Stephen Schultz Receives Highest Competency Rating Available
St. Louis lawyer Stephen Schultz was recently awarded Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer-review rating available. Mr. Schultz was honored with an "AV-Preeminent" rating, which is reserved for lawyers who are rated 5 out of 5 in five separate categories of legal competency. Only a select few Missouri personal injury lawyers obtain preeminent status. Those who do are regarded as experienced ...
Attorney: Suit challenging Chesapeake Bay restoration strategy mischaracterized
ANNAPOLIS — An attorney for the American Farm Bureau Federation says environmental groups are mischaracterizing their court challenge of the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay restoration strategy.
NLR attorney hit with $500 penalty
Attorney Walter Craig Lambert of North Little Rock was cautioned and fined $500 by the state Supreme Court’s Committee on Professional Conduct, in a ruling released Thursday.
Attorney charged in Morrow County sex sting operation
EDISON - A senior civilian attorney for the U.S. Department of Defense, who has high security clearance, has been charged with importuning in a case involving a 15-year-old Edison girl.
Attorney General proves love is possible
THERE are few candlelit dinners for WA's Attorney General and his lawyer wife who spend their evenings preparing for the demands of the following day.
Defense lawyer: Ratko Mladic knows he will be extradited to UN war crimes tribunal
BELGRADE, Serbia — Defense lawyer: Ratko Mladic knows he will be extradited to UN war crimes tribunal. Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Read full article >>
Lawyer: Mladic knows he's headed to the Hague
Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic knows he will be extradited to a U.N. war crimes tribunal but wants time to rest before the trip, his lawyer said Saturday.
Lawyer: Ratko Mladic Knows He's Headed to the Hague
Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic knows he will be extradited to a U.N. war crimes tribunal but wants time to rest before the trip, his lawyer said Saturday.
Lawyer: Mladic knows he will be extradited to the Hague
Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic knows he will be extradited to a UN war crimes tribunal but wants time to rest before the trip, his lawyer said Saturday.
Woman lawyer stabbed in Mathura collectorate
Unidentified assailants stabbed and assaulted a woman lawyer in the district collectorate premises here Saturday, police said. The lawyer is battling for her life in a hospital.
Lawyer sorry as girl traumatised
A Crown prosecutor has apologised for any "distress" he caused the family of a traumatised disabled girl who complained of being indecently assaulted.
Prosecutors seek to oust Tijuana drug kingpin's lead attorney
Jan Ronis, lawyer for Benjamin Arellano Felix, committed an ethical breach in an earlier case, they say, and also has a conflict of interest. Reporting from San Diego -- Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to disqualify the lead defense attorney for Mexican drug kingpin Benjamin Arellano Felix, saying the lawyer once worked on behalf of the Arellano Felix drug cartel to dissuade a witness ...
Attorney General's Office Mulls Asking Court To Clarify Ruling On Funds
CARSON CITY - The attorney general's office has not yet decided whether to ask the Supreme Court to clarify whether its decision taking $62 million in Clean Water Coalition funds applies to all $657 million in funds Gov. Brian Sandoval wants to take from
US attorney in NM hiring tribal prosecutor
JERI CLAUSING Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Three-fifths of Native American women have been assaulted by their spouses or intimate partners and one-third of Indian women will be raped during their lifetimes. In some tribal areas, Native American women are murdered at a rate more than 10 times the national average. That's according to figures from Justice Department's Office of Violence ...
Lawyer: Mladic knows he's headed to the Hague
Serb authorities have stepped up security ahead of a nationalist rally opposing the extradition of former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic to face war crimes charges before an international court.
Defence lawyer: Ratko Mladic knows he will be extradited to UN war crimes tribunal
Serb authorities have stepped up security ahead of a nationalist rally opposing the extradition of former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic to face war crimes charges before an international court.
Defense lawyer: Ratko Mladic knows he will be extradited to UN war crimes tribunal
BELGRADE, Serbia — Serb authorities have stepped up security ahead of a nationalist rally opposing the extradition of former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic to face war crimes charges before an international court. Extreme right-wing groups urged their supporters, mostly soccer hooligans, to join Sunday’s planned rally in front of parliament in downtown Belgrade. Organized by the ultranationalist ...
Attorney General Harris announces plan to crack down on mortgage fraud
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Monday announced the creation of the California Attorney General's Mortgage Fraud Strike Force, staffed by Department of Justice attorneys and investigators charged with protecting innocent homeowners and bringing to justice those who defraud them.
US attorney hires tribal prosecutor
The statistics are staggering, but far from new: Three-fifths of Native women have been assaulted by their spouses or intimate partners and one-third of Indian women will be raped during their lifetimes.
Attorney General's Minn. visit marred by protests
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited Minneapolis Friday to praise the city for its program to reduce youth violence, but was interrupted several times by outbursts from protesters
Lawyer: New Holstein ex-superintendent 'damaged'
Associated Press - May 28, 2011 6:35 PM ET MILWAUKEE (AP) - The lawyer for a former school superintendent in New Holstein says his client's life has been "damaged" by his conviction of using a...
Pro-Medical Marijuana Attorney To Sue State Of Colorado
A pro-medical marijuana attorney is planning to sue the state of Colorado over a measure just weeks away from becoming law.
Lawyer claims cockpit rammer on SFO-bound flight not al-Qaida
Stephanie Rice Special to The Examiner The lawyer for a man accused of trying to break down the cockpit door of a San Francisco-bound flight while yelling “God is great” in Arabic says his client is not a terrorist and had a psychological breakdown mid-flight. The Muslim faith the man practices is absolutely against violence, and he rejects al-Qaida and its philosophy, attorney Chris Morales ...
County attorney defends Freedom of Information decision
In December 2008, a letter landed on Beaufort County attorney Lad Howell's desk seeking informa
Lawyer: New Holstein ex-superintendent 'damaged'
The lawyer for a former school superintendent in New Holstein says his client's life has been "damaged" by his conviction of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime.
Attorney says Preston's land buy invalid; referendum needed
Preston - The recent town meeting vote that approved the purchase of two large wooded lots off Route 2 for open space is invalid, and the issue will have to be voted on at a referendum, the town
Attorney General Abbott charges distributors with unlawfully marketing dietary supplement as antibiotic
AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott obtained a temporary restraining order Thursday against Georgia-based Multimex Distributions Inc. and Houston-based San Martin Distributing Inc. for unlawfully marketing and dispensing a dietary supplement.
Attorney General Abbott Supports Signing Of Human Trafficking Prevention Legislation
AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today joined Gov. Rick Perry today at a ceremony where the governor signed human trafficking prevention legislation into law.
Attorney general wants ruling on United Keetoowah Band casino
Attorney General Scott Pruitt wants to know why it has taken federal officials more than five years to decide an issue they have already decided once.
Attorney General proves it is possible
THERE are few candlelit dinners for WA's Attorney General and his lawyer wife who spend their evenings preparing for the demands of the following day.
Attorney becomes envoy for Komen
TODAY'S SUBJECT: Rodger D. Young, global ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. (Young & Susser)
Attorney General Won't Seek Clarification Of Budget Ruling
CARSON CITY - Democratic Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto refused GOP Gov. Brian Sandoval's request to seek clarification from the state Supreme Court on its controversial Thursday decision, which seriously impacts his proposed state budget. Dale
Lawyer: Former New Holstein superintendent Christopher Nelson damaged
MILWAUKEE The lawyer for a former school superintendent in New Holstein says his clients life has been damaged by his conviction of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime.
Lawyer: New Holstein ex-superintendent damaged
MILWAUKEE The lawyer for a former school superintendent in New Holstein says his clients life has been damaged by his conviction of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime.
Lawyer: New Holstein ex-superintendent damaged
MILWAUKEE The lawyer for a former school superintendent in New Holstein says his clients life has been damaged by his conviction of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime.
Attorney general: ‘Economic development only happens when streets are safe'
Attorney General Bill Schuette said public safety is job No. 1 and the first priority for his office.
Lawyer: Mladic mental state 'alarming'
A defense lawyer says Ratko Mladic's mental state is "alarming" and he should not be extradited to a U.N. war crimes tribunal.