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Attorney files to run for Lake Worth mayor
Attorney files to run for Lake Worth mayor
Arielle Ford: Do I Really Need a Literary Attorney?
"Though publishers use lawyers to write the publishing contracts that authors sign, authors don't seem to realize they, too, need a lawyer to understand those same contracts."
Lawyer proud of wage case win
LAWYER Perry Russell says the landmark wage rise his firm won for Queensland Police Service officers could lead to increased wages for public sector workers.
Attorney wants backpack bones case dropped
Attorney for man accused of murder and carrying around his victim's bones says charges should be dropped
Pottawatomie County District Attorney Blast DHS's Handling Of Serenity Deal Case
The Pottawatomie County District Attorney is blasting The Oklahoma Department of Human Services for its handling of the Serenity Deal case.
Prosecutors ‘skeptical’ of attorney’s reported death
Prosecutors ‘skeptical’ of attorney’s reported death By Aaron Falk The Salt Lake Tribune Published Aug 15, 2011 05:09PM MDT Davis County prosecutors aren’t willing to recall the arrest warrant for a Salt Lake City attorney charged with stealing money from a client — even though members of the man’s family say he is dead. In June, Thomas R. Blonquist, 72, told prosecutors that by Monday he could ...
Candidate alleges ethics violation by state’s attorney
Joliet defense attorney David Carlson wants an independent investigator to decide whether Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow and his spokesman broke local ethics laws when Carlson announced his own campaign for Glasgow’s office.Carlson accused Glasgow spokesman Chuck Pelkie of making political statements to reporters while serving as a county employee in June. But Pelkie said Carlson’s ...
Lawyer says no-fly list is unconstitutional
McLEAN, Va. — The calls have reached a point of repetitive regularity for civil rights lawyer Gadeir Abbas: A young Muslim American, somewhere in the world, is barred from boarding an airplane. The exact reasons are never fully articulated, but the reality is clear. The traveler has been placed on the government’s terror watchlist — [...]
Lawyer: Arroyo's condition improving
MANILA -- The camp of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Sunday denied what it called the massive disinformation campaigns about her condition. "It is brazen disregard of good manners and right conduct for detractors of the Arroyo family to embark on a massive disinformation campaign on former President Arroyo's medical condition," said lawyer Raul Lambino, Arroyo's legal spokesperson ...
State's attorney comtemplates congressional run
CARROLLTON - Greene County State's Attorney Matt Goetten is considering a run for the U.S. House in the newly redrawn 13th Congressional District, which includes much of Springfield.
Attorney says tests back Stephen Nodine's claims of innocence in Angel Downs shooting
BAY MINETTE, Alabama -- The attorney for Stephen Nodine says that recent testing of clothing supports Nodine's claims that he did not shoot Angel Downs.
Lawyer has eye on fair investigation
The family of one victim of Saturday’s night’s State Fair stage collapse has hired a lawyer who plans to enlist a set of investigative eyes independent of the government or businesses involved. Read more at www.WISHTV.com
Lawyer with kidnapping conviction admitted to bar
A Toronto man once convicted of helping kidnap a woman and hold her captive has been granted admission to the bar by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
City attorney to resign effective Sept. 9
City Attorney Jason Green will resign, effective Sept. 9, to pursue other career opportunities, making him the second Rapid City department director to leave this summer.
Slidell City Council approves new attorney
The city of Slidell now has a new city attorney as of Tuesday night.
Attorney wants civil trial pushed back because of November election
The attorney representing Fayette County in a lawsuit filed by its former Election Bureau director wants the trial postponed until after the Nov. 8 general election.
Attorney maintains innocence for Nevada County man charged in Miami bomb threat
A local man is set to be arraigned next week after being indicted on false bomb threat charges by a federal grand jury. His attorney maintains his innocence and said the charges are negatively affecting his work.
Attorney suggests woman killed boyfriend in self-defense
An attorney for a 45-year-old Jackson woman accused of shooting to death her live-in boyfriend suggests the woman acted in self-defense.
Lawyer minds Salinas habitat
BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya—Lawyer Edgardo Bagos Jr., former three-term provincial boardmember, has taken the case of Salinas watershed that sustains irrigation in food-producing sections of the entire region and hosts endemic wildlife as well.
Ky. attorney's testimony wanted in tobacco case
A one-time attorney for the tobacco industry who testified against his employers and has a criminal record is at the center of two Canadian lawsuits alleging tobacco companies hid the dangers of their products.
Family of missing China rights lawyer seeks news on whereabouts
BEIJING (Reuters) - The brother of missing Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has issued a plea for news about his whereabouts, and believes that he remains in extra-judicial detention despite recently ending a five-year probationary period.
St. Petersburg Rotary Club elects attorney James Thompson Jr. president
Times staff Monday, August 15, 2011 ST. PETERSBURG Rotary Club elects attorney as newest leader The Rotary Club, the city's oldest and largest civic group, has elected James Thompson Jr. as the club's 91st president. Thompson is a managing partner and civil trial attorney at Thompson Goodis. He is also on the board of directors and a past chairman of the St. Petersburg Free Clinic. The Rotary ...
Victim's attorney is witness in Kan. capital case
An attorney who represented a murdered Missouri woman in a divorce case was expected to be called as a witness Tuesday in the...
Attorney to probe judge altercation
Wisconsin judge David Prosser is accused of putting his female colleague into a “choke hold.”  
Attorney: tests exonerate Ala. ex-commissioner
An attorney for former Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine says recent tests on clothing supports Nodine's claims that he did not shoot his girlfriend, Angel Downs.
CITY INSIDER / U.S. attorney probes 'Run, Ed, Run' group
Call it what you will - inquiry, preliminary investigation or full-blown inquest - but the U.S. attorney's office has begun gathering information about Progress for All, the now-disbanded group behind the "Run, Ed, Run"...
Attorney General to discuss scam targeting Fort Drum soldiers
New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will be in the North Country to make an announcement regarding a scam that targeted soldiers serving at Fort Drum.
Attorney: Witness offered $50K to testify against Albert Haynesworth
A witness in the Albert Haynesworth sexual abuse case was offered $50,000 by the alleged victim in exchange for testimony against the former Washington Redskin, the player’s attorney alleged in a filing with D.C. Superior Court. In the late Monday filing, Haynesworth’s attorney A. Scott Bolden requested that the judge overseeing the trial — scheduled to begin Aug. 23 — to force prosecutors to ...
Attorney General Succeeding, Quietly, Eight Months Into Job
The thing that may be most obvious about Attorney General George Jepsen, who stepped into the role after fellow Democrat Richard Blumenthal won a promotion to the U.S. Senate in the 2010 election, is that he’s not Mr. Blumenthal.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Number of Hate Crimes in California Holds Steady
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that the number of reported hate crimes in California held steady in 2010. In 2010, there were 1,107 hate crime events reported statewide, and in 2009 the number of hate crimes reported statewide was 1,100.
Defense attorney confident of Quinlanâs innocence
Defense Attorney Robert Clune said Wednesday there is currently no update on when his client, Tioga County Legislator Andy Quinlan, will be in court for a gambling charge from his June arrest.
Man accused of cutting off son's head gets lawyer
A man accused of decapitating his disabled 7-year-old son has been assigned a lawyer experienced in death-penalty cases.
'Lethargy' may stop new offshore safety body: lawyer
The lawyer representing offshore workers at the helicopter safety inquiry fears a fundamental flaw will prevent a primary recommendation from happening.
US Attorney’s Office Sentencing, Indictment Log
The following is the sentencing activity released by US Attorney Christopher A. Crofts office of the Department of Justice’s District of Wyoming.
'Lethargy' may stop new offshore safety body: lawyer
The lawyer representing offshore workers at the helicopter safety inquiry fears a fundamental flaw will prevent a primary recommendation from happening.
Woodbine: Rahy's Attorney retired with injury
ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Rahy’s Attorney, a very game second in last Saturday’s Grade 1 Sword Dancer at Saratoga, was injured during the running and has been retired.
Lawyer Tarrabain remembered at memorial service
Prominent defence lawyer Sid Tarrabain is being remembered Tuesday at a memorial service at the Edmonton Islamic Academy.
Lawyer named for man accused of decapitating son
Uniformed female sheriff's deputies held Jesslyn Lirette's hands as she walked to the courthouse Tuesday for her longtime boyfriend's first hearing on charges of killing and decapitating their disabled 7-year-old son.
Attorney for Kobe Bryant denies church assault
The man claims his wrist was injured when Bryant grabbed him when the LA Lakers star thought the man was using a cellphone to take his picture during a Sunday service at St. Thérèse of Carmel Catholic church.
Stamos considered front-runner in Arlington commonwealth’s attorney race
A 25-year veteran of the commonwealth’s attorney’s office is facing off against a criminal defense lawyer in Arlington County’s race for top prosecutor in the Aug. 23 Democratic primary. Theo Stamos , 53, chief deputy commonwealth’s attorney in Arlington, is the front-runner to succeed Arlington County Commonwealth’s Attorney Richard E. Trodden. Her opponent, David W. Deane , 39, is a native ...
Lawyer calls for reprieve in cases vs Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, husband Mike
The former election lawyer of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Tuesday reiterated calls for the suspension of all proceedings against the former President and her husband, Mike Arroyo, because of the couple’s medical condition. “Because of their present emotional and physical condition, I thinks it’s only proper that we give them the chance to recover first so [...]
Russell Armstrong's Lawyer: He Didn't Seem Depressed
"Being thrust in the spotlight didn't do any favors for Russell and Taylor," Ronald Richards tells PEOPLE
Rahy's Attorney goes out as a contender
Seven-year-old gelding places second in final race at the Sword Dancer Stakes
Rahy's Attorney goes out as a contender
Seven-year-old gelding places second in final race at the Sword Dancer Stakes
Gazette.Net: Court date moved for alleged farm equipment thief
The initial court appearance for Jan H. Lawyer, the owner of Winterbrook Farm in Thurmont who was charged with theft in June for allegedly possessing several large pieces of stolen farming equipment, has been moved to Sept. 9.
Attorney testifies Kahler proposed 'threesome' with Sunny Reese
LYNDON, Kan. — The Columbia attorney who represented Karen Kahler in her divorce from James Kraig Kahler testified on Tuesday that Kraig Kahler wanted to add another partner to his marriage, and that Sunny Reese was his choice. “My understanding was that Mr. Kahler had introduced Sunny into the marriage and wanted Sunny to participate” with them, Dan Pingelton said on the second day of testimony ...
Imam’s Lawyer: Terror Case Secrecy Motion Goes Too Far
A lawyer in the case of an elderly Muslim cleric and his two sons who are accused of providing support to the Pakistani Taliban argues a government secrecy request could give prosecutors an unfair advantage.
Attorney General: 3 Republicans to plead guilty in Pa. probe
HARRISBURG (AP) — Three ex-aides to former state House Speaker John Perzel are expected to plead guilty this week in exchange for their cooperation in prosecuting other Republican defendants in a corruption probe, the state attorney general's office said Tuesday.
Lawyer accuses EMB of pussyfooting on piggery
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Ky. attorney's testimony wanted in tobacco case
A former attorney for the tobacco industry who testified against his employers is at the center of two Canadian lawsuits alleging that tobacco companies hid the dangers of their products.