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LAWRENCE: Council appoints its new attorney
Township Council approved Michael W. Herbert to become the municipal attorney by a 3-2 vote at a special meeting Tuesday night. He replaces former Municipal Attorney Kevin Nerwinski, who was elevated by the council to become the Municipal Court judge.
Recount: Bucks lawyer wins Pa. court primary
HARRISBURG - A Bucks County lawyer was declared the winner Wednesday in the Democratic primary for Commonwealth Court, with the result nearly the same as what was reported shortly after last month's balloting.
Attorney General: Gang sweep in Merced, Madera counties nets 101
Dozens of young men, many covered in gang tattoos, were led away in handcuffs at sites in Merced and Madera counties Tuesday, as agents from numerous law enforcement agencies conducted a gang sweep resulting in 101 arrests -- including five high-ranking members of the notorious Nuestra Familia gang.Code-named "Operation Red Zone," the largest ever gang sweep in Merced County was conducted by ...
Lawyer faults man's neighbor for child porn
SALEM — The lawyer for a former Salem man charged with downloading more than 700 images of child pornography found on his computer suggested yesterday that an unknown neighbor may have been secretly using Mark McConnell's unsecured wireless Internet connection.
Attorney says Wisconsin court ruling could hurt authority of police and fire commissions
WAUKESHA A Fox Valley attorney thinks local police and fire commissions may lose some of their longstanding authority to handle disciplinary matters under an appeals court decision announced Wednesday.
Lawyer: Feds balk at sale of Barefoot Bandit story
A young man accused in the "Barefoot Bandit" crime spree across several states is expected to plead not guilty after federal prosecutors balked during plea talks at allowing him to sell the rights to the sensational, two-year tale.
Powers of Attorney
What is one? An attorney is quite literally someone legally authorised to act on behalf of someone else. There are various forms of powers and this has led to a great deal of confusion in recent years but I will attempt to set out the two most common powers and their uses.
Dr David Kelly: Attorney General refuses full inquest into weapons inspector's death
A group of doctors campaigning for an inquest into the weapons inspector's death have called for Dominic Grieve to resign amid allegations of a government cover-up.
Loughner's lawyer facing hurdles
The lawyer for Tucson shooting rampage suspect Jared Lee Loughner -- who is being held at the Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield -- says she's unable to provide discovery requested by prosecutors until her client is declared competent to stand trial.
Lawyer: Lauren Spierer's companion beaten before her disappearance
Loading ... Shawn Cohen and Ned P. Rauch / Journal News (Westchester N.Y.) A volunteer reaches for a flyer as they continue to search for Lauren Spierer, 20, in Bloomington, Ind., Wednesday. Spierer disappeared Friday about 4:30am.
Attorney seeking change of venue
The attorney for a Tipton County man charged in the November 2010 death of 4-year-old Dylan Cast has filed a motion to move the trial to another county.
Cossi named new chief deputy county attorney
Dave Cossi is new to the Anoka County Attorney’s Office, but no stranger to its functions.
LAWRENCE: Council appoints its new attorney
Township Council approved Michael W. Herbert to become the municipal attorney by a 3-2 vote at a special meeting Tuesday night. He replaces former Municipal Attorney Kevin Nerwinski, who was elevated by the council to become the Municipal Court judge.
Attorney asks for funds to hire expert in appeal of murder case
Defense attorney Derrick Whitson has a problem. He is facing a Catch-22 situation in his post-conviction appeal of a Jefferson County man who was convicted in 2005 of first-degree murder.
Lawyer: Spierer's companion beaten before she vanished
Missing IU student was helping friend back to apartment, attorney says.
David Kelly inquest ruled out by Attorney General
Attorney General Dominic Grieve will not ask the High Court to order an inquest into the death of David Kelly.
Attorney General has deputy at W&M
WILLIAMSBURG — When Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli decided to assign a full-time deputy to the College of William & Mary campus, he took work from three people and cost Sen. Tommy Norment (R-3rd) more than $100,000 in income.
David Kelly inquest ruled out by Attorney General
Attorney General Dominic Grieve will not ask the High Court to order an inquest into the death of David Kelly.
Attorney General rules out David Kelly inquest
Attorney General Dominic Grieve on Thursday ruled out asking the High Court to order an inquest into the death of weapons inspector David Kelly.
ICC lawyer: Gadhafi used rape as weapon
TRIPOLI, Libya, June 9 (UPI) -- Evidence indicates Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi used rape as a weapon and gave Viagra-type pills to troops, the International Criminal Court prosecutor said.
Payment by attorney general in MCI case at issue
The Associated Press The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. A group of lawyers awarded $14 million for their work to collect more than $100 million for the state has told the Mississippi Supreme Court that no attorney would work for the state if they had to depend on the Legislature for compensation. The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that attacks a law that allows the ...
ATTORNEY GENERAL DEPOSES FORMER BP CEO IN LONDON
(MONTGOMERY)— Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange questioned former BP Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward in London regarding the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill. Attorney General Strange deposed Hayward in his role as the Coordinating Counsel for the Gulf States, a position granted him by the federal district court overseeing the national litigation resulting from the spill. Attorney General ...
Ala. attorney general queries Heyward about spill
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has questioned former BP CEO Tony Heyward about last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Attorney for Blagojevich tells jurors ousted governor made no shakedowns or demands
CHICAGO - Rod Blagojevich's attorney began making his final arguments to jurors Thursday, telling them that the ousted Illinois governor accused of political corruption never made one shakedown or demand.
Attorney Bill Marler Sends Poisoned to Washington
On Friday, June 10, every member of Congress will receive a copy of the newly released book Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. Coli Outbreak that Changed the Way Americans Eat.
Lawyer: Mayor should sign all consultancy contracts
Mayor Michael Rama, and no one else, should sign all consultancy contracts for the Cebu City Government even if the consultant works for the legislative department, according to City Legal Officer Joseph Bernaldez.
Lawyer arrested on forgery charge in Pinellas courtroom
By Curtis Krueger, Times Staff Writer Thursday, June 9, 2011 LARGO — In an unusual event, lawyer Ronald Kurpiers was arrested on a warrant Thursday while he was in court on an unrelated case. Pinellas Jail records indicated that Kurpiers was arrested on a charge of forgery and on another charge of "false or fraudulent acknowledgement," both felonies. He was given bail of $2,000 for each charge ...
Former Howard County Attorney to be GI City Attorney
GRAND ISLAND - Former Howard County Attorney Robert Sivick, who also is a former Omaha city councilman and former member of the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission, has been selected to be Grand Island's next city attorney.
Lawyer: Pryor is not interested in playing in CFL
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Terrelle Pryor isn't interested in playing in the Canadian Football League. He's also not interested in speaking to the NCAA.
Mahwah township attorney facing Senate vote
Next stop: Superior Court bench?
Attorney: Plea deal close in 'Barefoot Bandit' case
The attorney representing Colton Harris-Moore said Thursday that he is "within a day"of finalizing a plea agreement that will satisfy all of the dozens of jurisdictions where the so-called "Barefoot Bandit" is believed to have committed crimes during his years as a fugitive.
VIDEO: Attorney general rules out Dr David Kelly inquest
Attorney General Dominic Grieve has ruled out asking the High Court to order a new inquest into the death of weapons expert Dr David Kelly.
Defense lawyer: Blagojevich made no shakedowns
Rod Blagojevich's attorney began making his final arguments to jurors Thursday, telling them that the ousted Illinois governor accused of political corruption never made one shakedown or demand.
Attorney Gives Local Homeowner's Perspective On Eminent Domain
An attorney for a local homeowner involved with eminent domain court proceedings in Wheeling is asking locals to put themselves in her clients shoes.
Lawyer: Pryor not interested in CFL
It's not certain where former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor will be playing football next season, but at this stage it won't be in the CFL.
Seattle attorney admits to keying badly parked cars
A Seattle attorney accused of keying and leaving threatening notes on improperly parked cars at a downtown parking garage has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge.
Report: Assange lawyer issued warning in Sweden
Swedish Radio says one of Julian Assange's lawyers has received a disciplinary warning from the Nordic country's bar association after a British judge said he gave misleading information in the WikiLeaks founder's extradition proceedings.
Report: Assange lawyer warned by Swedish Bar Association for misleading British court
STOCKHOLM — Swedish Radio says one of Julian Assange’s lawyers has received a disciplinary warning from the Nordic country’s bar association after a British judge said he gave misleading information in the WikiLeaks founder’s extradition proceedings. The broadcaster Thursday cites the association’s Secretary General Anne Ramberg who says the jury voted unanimously in favor of issuing Bjorn ...
Attorney says Pryor not interested in CFL
The attorney for Terrelle Pryor says the former Ohio State quarterback has reviewed material from the Saskatchewan Roughriders and is not interested in playing in the CFL.
Terri Moore resigns post as top assistant to Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins
First Assistant District Attorney Terri Moore is among several parting ways with D.A. after joining him in 2007.
Deputy District Attorney
In what ways would you change the approach of the District Attorney’s Office? The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office represents the tip of the spear when it comes to crime fighting in California.
CFT: Pryor's attorney makes NCAA-slave connection
And, yes, I'm fully aware of the fact that this will not end well in the comments section below the post, but please attempt to behave with some semblance of maturity.
Defense lawyer: Blagojevich talk not a crime
Rod Blagojevich's attorney told jurors during closing arguments at his corruption retrial Thursday that the ousted Illinois governor said nothing and did nothing that could be construed as a crime.
Pryor's lawyer: autograph claims 'bogus'
The attorney for Terrelle Pryor said Thursday an ESPN report about the former Ohio State quarterback receiving cash in exchange for signing memorabilia was "bogus," CBS Sports reported.
Miss. chancellor who punished lawyer over Pledge of Allegiance to be publicly reprimanded
JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi judge will be publicly reprimanded for jailing an attorney who refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in his courtroom. Chancellor Talmadge Littlejohn of New Albany will also be fined $100. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that on Thursday, the Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed the recommendation from the state Commission on Judicial Performance ...
Attorney Kurpiers arrested in Pinellas court on forgery charge
A former federal prosecutor who taught at the FBI and won accolades for busting motorcycle gangs has a new role in the justice system: felony suspect.
Lawyer for a former city aide: Video is misleading
A lawyer for a former city aide says he's concerned about FBI surveillance videos that show his client accepting a wad of cash from a business executive.
Attorney for sweepstakes café says client will remain open
An attorney for a Pinellas County sweepstakes café will let a petition for an injunction expire and will represent his client in criminal court if the client is arrested.
Lawyer: Lauren Spierer's companion beaten before her disappearance
Loading ... Shawn Cohen and Ned P. Rauch / Journal News (Westchester N.Y.) A volunteer reaches for a flyer as they continue to search for Lauren Spierer, 20, in Bloomington, Ind., Wednesday. Spierer disappeared Friday about 4:30am.
Attorney General Koster obtains restraining order against towing company for defrauding consumers in Joplin
According to a press release, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced today that his office obtained a temporary restraining order against a Kansas City towing company for violations of Missouri's Merchandising Practices Act in the...