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Attorney general warns of synthetic drug products
Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota citizens of the dangers of using synthetic drug products for the purpose of intoxication and requesting the assistance of retailers. The substances are labeled as "bath salts," K2, Spice, Posh or Blaze and caused harm, including death. As of July 1, state law bars the possession, selling or distributing of substances for the specific purpose ...
Santa Cruz attorney faces burglary, drug charges
SANTA CRUZ -- A former attorney with a history of legal problems was arraigned in city court Friday morning.
Lawyer admits barter for drugs
A Westerville lawyer who traded legal services for pain pills has pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs.
Court rejects lawyer suspension secrecy
The Iowa Supreme Court has rejected a proposal that would have blocked the public from knowing the reason attorneys had their licenses suspended.
Rights activist sentenced to prison in Azerbaijan
A lawyer says a human rights activist has been sentenced to three years in prison for interfering in parliamentary elections in the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan.
Lawyer: Toss Kidnapping Charge From Missing Baby Case
A lawyer for a man who authorities say kidnapped a baby who has been missing since late June in western Michigan is asking a judge to toss out the criminal case.
Defence lawyer fails to appear in Benazir Bhutto case
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) A Pakistani court that was supposed to conduct hearing in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case Saturday could not do so because the defence lawyer failed to appear in court as he had gone into a religious retreat during Ramadan.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Brief in Support of Federal Health Care Law
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has filed a brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit supporting the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and urging the court to affirm the states' rights to protect the health and safety of their citizens.
Reno Attorney Appointed To Nevada Board Of Regents
Reno attorney Rick Trachok is the newest appointment to the state's Board of Regents, which governs Nevada's public higher education system. Trachok will replace William Cobb, a Reno attorney who is leaving the board after his appointment as a U.S. magistrate
Marion attorney arrested
Marion attorney Shane Beal was arrested on Thursday and faces a felony charge of maintaining a common nuisance.
Lawyer in damaged mirror row
A lawyer banned from legal aid work and later convicted of drink-driving and resisting arrest has now been embroiled in a legal battle over an Auckland cocktail bar - with his business partner claiming he damaged the bar's $20,000...
Lawyer to finish swim across Lake Ontario
A London, Ont. lawyer is expected to finish his marathon swim across Lake Ontario Saturday evening in an effort to raise awareness about mental health.
Salem lawyer pleads not guilty to intimidating ice cream shop owner
By Justin A. Rice, Town Correspondent A veteran Salem defense attorney who was charged with stealing signs from a local...
Centerville attorney goes for fourth Senior Metro victory
Bob Jones will attempt to become the first four-time winner of the Miami Valley Senior Metropolitan Championship when the seniors play at the Golf Club at Yankee Trace on Monday and Tuesday.Jones, a Centerville attorney, has won three straight since turning 50 in November of 1957. The only other three-time winner is Karl Heffner, who won three in a row in 1996, 1997 and 1999. No tournament was ...
Convicted Leewood killer testifies against lawyer in disciplinary hearing
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Convicted killer Dana December Smith told a disciplinary board Friday that his former lawyer had an inappropriate relationship with a witness while she handled his West Virginia Supreme Court appeal seven years ago. Smith, along with ...
District's Lawyer Use Questioned
Officials say those with knowledge of labor law are necessary during contract talks.
Porn mogul James Mitchell, ex-lawyer in dispute
SAN RAFAEL Imprisoned porn mogul Mitchell on the outs with former lawyer Convicted murderer James Mitchell, the scion of a porn empire, isn't only getting 35 years to life in prison - he's on the hook to his ex-lawyer,...
Lawyer who killed Bucks hunter fights to lighten sentence
Victim's family asks court not to allow David Manilla to hire lawyer for appeal. Seven weeks into life as State Inmate No. KB9956, Montgomery County lawyer David Manilla fights on.
RI lawyer to annouce state's attorney candidacy
Rock Island lawyer Tom Skorepa will announce his candidacy Tuesday for the Democratic nomination for Rock Island County state’s attorney, the Rock Island Democratic Central Committee said Saturday.
Attorney looking at lawsuit over redistricting
Any decision on whether Raleigh County will file a legal challenge against the controversial House of Delegates redistricting plan will have to wait while the county commission’s attorney, Bill Roop, examines the bill and explores all the options. Roop said he hopes to have his homework completed and in position to provide the commission a report early next week.
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler Obtains Guilty Plea in Food Stamp, Medical Assistance Fraud Case
Social services case worker ordered to make restitutionBALTIMORE, MD - Attorney General Douglas F. G...
Lawyer for 2 Americans jailed in Iran appeals
The lawyer for two American men sentenced to 8-year prison sentences on charges of espionage and illegal entry says he has filed an appeal.
Lawyer for 2 American men jailed in Iran appeals their 8-year sentences
TEHRAN, Iran - The lawyer for two American men sentenced to 8-year prison sentences on charges of espionage and illegal entry says he has filed an appeal.
Attorney General Warns Of Dangers Of Synthetic Drugs Being Sold In S.D.
PIERRE — Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota citizens of the dangers of using synthetic drug products for the purpose of intoxication and requesting local retailers’ assistance.
OJ Simpson trial lawyer planning first online service in UK
An online legal service founded by Robert Shapiro, the lawyer who defended OJ Simpson during his murder trial, has unveiled plans to launch in the UK in a bid that could bring about a major overhaul of ...
Montco lawyer Michael Choi guilty of green-card conspiracy
As chairman of the Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Commission on Asian-American Affairs, Korean-born Michael Choi of Huntingdon Valley was a well-connected lawyer. His Cheltenham practice grabbed headlines for class-action lawsuits about Agent Orange, the "No Gun Ri" massacre of the Korean War, and slave labor in Japan. He was a frequent guest on TV newsmagazines.
Porn mogul James Mitchell, ex-lawyer in dispute
SAN RAFAEL Imprisoned porn mogul Mitchell on the outs with former lawyer Convicted murderer James Mitchell, the scion of a porn empire, isn't only getting 35 years to life in prison - he's on the hook to his ex-lawyer,...
Hall County adds deputy county attorney
The Hall County Board of Supervisors has added another attorney to the Hall County attorney's office.
US hikers in Iran jail seek appeal
The lawyer of two American hikers sentenced to eight years in jail on charges of espionage and illegal entry told AFP Sunday he has appealed the verdict, stressing his clients are innocent.
Iran lawyer seeks appeal for jailed U.S. hikers
The lawyer of two American hikers sentenced to eight years in jail on charges of espionage said he has appealed the verdict, stressing his clients are innocent.
Lawyer for Iranian Hikers Files Appeal
Attorney representing 2 American men jailed in Iran appeals 8-year sentences.
Lawyer for 2 American Hikers Jailed in Iran Submits Appeal
The lawyer for two American men sentenced to 8-year prison sentences on charges of espionage and illegal entry says he has filed an appeal.
US "hikers" lawyer appeals Iran spying sentences
TEHRAN (Reuters) - The lawyer for two Americans convicted of spying in Iran said on Sunday he had lodged an appeal against their eight-year sentences and still hoped they might be pardoned.
U.S. "hikers" lawyer appeals Iran spying sentences
TEHRAN (Reuters) - The lawyer for two Americans convicted of spying in Iran said on Sunday he had lodged an appeal against their eight-year sentences and still hoped they might be pardoned.
Lawyer for jailed Americans appealing
The lawyer for two American men sentenced to eight-year prison sentences on charges of espionage and illegal entry says he has filed an appeal.  
Nebraska Commissioners Try to Recall County Attorney
Two York County commissioners are attempting to recall the county attorney, citing unprofessional conduct.
Fired attorney Anne Marie Vandenweghe sues Jefferson Parish
She says she suffered abuse because she was a whistleblower
Attorney says death penalty unconstitutional
An attorney for accused double murderer Tyler Michael Miller argued that Montana’s death penalty statutes are unconstitutional Tuesday during a brief hearing in Flathead District Court.
Aviation attorney weighs in on crash
Gary Robb is an attorney who specializes in helicopter crash litigation. He says the vast majority of helicopter accidents are preventable.  
Domestic violence case involving Brookline police chief’s son referred to county attorney’s office
BROOKLINE – The question of whether the town’s police chief had knowledge of a domestic violence incident involving his son and the son’s former girlfriend but failed to respond has been referred to the Merrimack County Attorney’s office, according to a spokesperson for the Hillsborough County Attorney’s office. On Friday, Patricia LaFrance of the Hillsborough County Attorney’s office said the ...
Lally Weymouth talks with Colombia’s attorney general
Colombia’s new attorney general, Vivian Morales, sat down in Bogota last week with The Post’s Lally Weymouth. Excerpts: Q. This week The Post ran a story which suggested that some of the U.S. aid for Plan Colombia intended to fight the FARC [Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia] was used by the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) to spy on [former] President [Alvaro] Uribe’s enemies ...
Roseburg attorney will do his court-ordered community service in Eugene
A well-known Roseburg attorney who was convicted last week in Douglas County of domestic violence charges will complete 160 hours of court-ordered community service in another community — at FOOD for Lane County in Eugene. The alternative arrangement — approved by a judge who handled Wayne Shammel’s case — is …
Fort Worth attorney considers challenging Supreme Court ruling for soldier
A Fort Worth attorney may challenge a U.S. Supreme Court ruling for an amputee.
Hurricane Irene price gouging warning issued by NJ Attorney General
NEWARK — Attorney General Paula T. Dow and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs warned gasoline retailers, grocers, and other merchants that price gouging is prohibited during the State of Emergency declared in advance of Hurricane Irene.
Lawyer wrongly linked to Max Brenner protest
A lawyers group has distanced itself from duelling protests held outside the Brisbane Max Brenner chocolate cafe, following a case of mistaken identity.
Lawyer: 'Misconduct' in rape case
Lawyers continue wrangling over the pending rape case against a Daytona Beach firefighter, with motions scheduled early this week.
Lawyer battles red-light tickets
The long arm of the law is reaching into local mailboxes as thousands of tickets accusing motorists of running red lights appear from a "Violation Processing Center" in Latham, N.Y. Local lawyers are fighting back.
Hall County adds deputy county attorney
The Hall County Board of Supervisors has added another attorney to the Hall County attorney's office.
Stockton attorney hopes malpractice case overturns law
STOCKTON - Attorney Stewart Tabak of Stockton thinks he's got just the case to overturn a 1975 state law that caps the amount of money patients and their loved ones collect for the pain and suffering bad doctors cause them.
Former police lawyer taken off Hells Angels case
A B.C. Supreme Court judge has removed a defence lawyer from an extortion case linked to the Hells Angels because the lawyer used to work with the B.C. police unit that targeted organized crime.