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'Lawyer-leaders' pioneer way to success
The Elon University School of Law opened its doors in downtown Greensboro in 2006. Five years later, emphasis is placed on leadership and legal preparation. Photo by Al Drago.
TRENDING: Kraushaar attorney: Joint news conference likely
Washington (CNN) - The attorney for Karen Kraushaar told reporters Wednesday evening it is likely but not certain a joint press conference will proceed with at least two women who have accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment. Kraushaar, who has accused Cain of sexual harassment over an incident in the 1990s, and [...]
Attorney charged in million-dollar NJ theft arrested in Alabama
An attorney charged this week by state authorities for allegedly stealing more than $1 million from an elderly woman in Cherry Hill was arrested in Alabama after three days on the lam, the Attorney General's Office said.
Bernie Ecclestone's ex-lawyer to testify in bribery trial
Stephen Mullens, the former lawyer and business partner of Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, is to be called to testify in the bribery trial of German investment banker Gerhard Gribkowsky.
Attorney wanted for stealing more than $1M from Cherry Hill woman arrested after 3 days on lam
An attorney charged this week by state authorities for allegedly stealing more than $1 million from an elderly woman in Cherry Hill was arrested in Alabama after three days on the lam
Lawyer's attempt to take on OSC a 'Hail Mary play'
Mitchell Finkelstein, a former partner at Toronto law firm Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, has lobbed a grenade at the Ontario Securities Commission. The question now is, can he win?
Attorney: 87-year-old accused of drug running will make court date
MICHIGAN CITY — The attorney for the 87-year-old Michigan City man accused of transporting 104 bricks of cocaine Oct. 21 said his client is abiding by the terms of his bond agreement and will be at his next court date in Detroit on Thursday, Nov. 10.
Lawyer Pleads Guilty In Mortgage Scam
Faces more than three years in prison for conspiracy Get Business Mobile Text Alerts New Haven lawyer David Kinney faces more than three years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to participating in a conspiracy that used fraudulent real estate transactions to bilk lenders out of mortgage loans.
Aldermen pick New York lawyer to be watchdog on a leash
Eighteen months after creating the post of City Council inspector general, aldermen Wednesday finally named a New York attorney to fill the job—at a part-time salary of $60,000.
Miami Companions lawyer snares another sex-ring defendant client
Tampa attorney Paul DeCailly, who represented the ringleader in the high profile Miami Companions case, is representing David Kilvington, 47, of Sterling Heights, charged with running an online prostitution ring that threw parties across metro Detroit and offered customers goodie bags filled with chocolates, panties and coupons good for sexual favors.
Attorney: Houston doctor convicted in Jackson’s death ‘devastated’ by verdict
HOUSTON -- Attorney who defended Dr. Conrad Murray says the Houston cardiologist was caught off guard by the guilty verdict. “I can tell you that he’s devastated and it’s hard to see him that way. It’s hard to see him in jail,” attorney Ed Chernoff said in his first television interview since the verdict. On Monday, a Los Angeles County jury found the doctor guilty of involuntary manslaughter in ...
Philly lawyer sought in NJ is captured in Alabama
Philly lawyer sought in NJ is captured in Alabama
Lawyer: Former Portland emergency planner plans to sue city
The former head of Portland emergency preparedness planning programs has filed notice that she intends to sue the city for violating state whistle blowing laws. A lawyer representing Lisa Vasquez filed the tort claim notice on Nov. 8. 2011. Lawyer Mitra Shahri claims Vasquez was fired for ...
New U.S. attorney no stranger to Houston
share: digg facebook twitter New U.S. attorney no stranger to Houston HOUSTON CHRONICLE Copyright 2011 HOUSTON CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 07:50 p.m., Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Kenneth Magidson was publicly sworn in last week as the new U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Texas, which stretches ...
Attorney convicted in Torrance groping incidents charged with exposure on plane
An attorney convicted last year of groping two women at the Torrance courthouse has been charged with exposing himself on a Valentine's Day flight from Los Angeles to Houston. | POLICE NEWS | BLOG: SOUTH BAY CRIME, COURT NEWS | FACEBOOK
Gascon, Mirkarimi Likely Winners For SF District Attorney, Sheriff
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, former SFPD chief, held a commanding lead in his bid for election, while ranked-choice votes also showed that Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi was likely to become San Francisco's new sheriff.
Lawyer Raises Concerns for Boys in Sandusky Case
A lawyer who is advising some of the alleged sexual abuse victims of Jerry Sandusky said Penn State did not take into account how the firing of Coach Joe Paterno might affect the boys.
Lawyer for "DeeDee" Moore May Face Contempt Sanction
A judge is considering whether a civil lawyer for Dorice "DeeDee" Moore should be held in contempt and possibly face jail for going into the house where slain Lakeland lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare lived.
Former Top CIA Lawyer Under Investigation
The Justice Department is investigating whether a former top U.S. intelligence official, John Rizzo, improperly disclosed classified information about the CIA's drone campaign, one of the spy agency's most secretive and politically sensitive programs.
Cain's lawyer: Accusers need to think twice
L. Lin Wood, the lawyer hired by Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain to fend off sexual harassment accusations, has warned that any other women who might be considering coming forward with similar allegations "should think twice."
Experts: New district attorney’s staff key
WILKES-BARRE – Luzerne County District Attorney-elect Stefanie Salavantis’ lack of experience in criminal law should not preclude the office from operating efficiently, as long as she surrounds herself with experienced prosecutors, two former district attorneys said.
State attorney general takes over Nodine case
FOLEY, Alabama — Former Baldwin County district attorney David Whetstone has been asked by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office to serve as lead prosecutor in the Steve Nodine case.
Miami Companions case lawyer hired by man charged in sex ring
Tampa attorney Paul DeCailly, who represented the ringleader in the high-profile Miami Companions case, has been tapped to defend another local defendant in a sex ring case in federal court.
Lawyer talks sexual harassment amid Cain allegations
The U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received more than 11,000 sexual harassment complaints in 2010, according to agency statistics But some experts say sexual harassment in the workplace has declined in recent years thanks to widespread change in corporate training
Attorney sees similarities in PSU, church handling of abuse reports
An Altoona attorney who has spent more than two decades representing child abuse victims said Wednesday that investigations into powerful or well-known people like Penn State's Jerry Sandusky often become sidetracked because police and officials are more concerned about the alleged perpetrator's reputation than the abused children. "Instead of focusing on the victims, they focus on 'How do we ...
Ex-U.S. Attorney Burke admits to leaking whistle-blower's records
Former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke has admitted that he leaked sensitive documents about a government agent who had emerged as the leading whistle-blower against the government's controversial gun-smuggling case known as Operation Fast and Furious.
Attorney resignation delays court hearing
MANSFIELD "" A defense attorney's unexpected resignation prompted a postponement Wednesday of plans to argue pending motions to suppress evidence in the capital murder case of a Keachi man accused in the death of a Stonewall boy.
Lawyer's leave causes mistrial
A defence lawyer who was beaten up outside his home last year has been put on sick leave for at least two months, causing a mistrial Wednesday in a murder case and putting everyone in the profession on edge.
Kevin Riordan: Lawyer honors his Camden roots
Moorestown lawyer Daniel Mateo grew up a "nerdy, skinny kid" in South Camden, which he describes as excellent training for his profession.
Miami Companions case lawyer hired by man charged in sex ring
Tampa attorney Paul DeCailly, who represented the ringleader in the high-profile Miami Companions case, has been tapped to defend another local defendant in a sex ring case in federal court.
Charged in N.J., lawyer Kwasnik is arrested in Alabama
Police in Dothan, Ala., said they arrested fugitive Philadelphia lawyer Michael Kwasnik on Wednesday on charges that he had stolen $1.1 million from an elderly Cherry Hill widow.
Kevin Riordan: Lawyer honors his Camden roots
Moorestown lawyer Daniel Mateo grew up a "nerdy, skinny kid" in South Camden, which he describes as excellent training for his profession.
Attorney general pulls out of 34 drug, gang units
SACRAMENTO (AP) -- The state Department of Justice has notified local and federal law enforcement agencies that it is ending its involvement in two-thirds of California's 52 drug- and gang-fighting task forces next year because of budget cuts.
Lawyer: jury instructions flawed in RI mom case
A defense attorney for a Rhode Island mother convicted of strangling her 8-year-old daughter last month believes the judge's instructions to the jury were incomplete.
Arroyo lawyer: PNoy admin spreading asylum rumors
The camp of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo on Thursday denied rumors he and his wife, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, have sought political asylum in the Dominican Republic.
Charged in N.J., lawyer Kwasnik is arrested in Alabama
Police in Dothan, Ala., said they arrested fugitive Philadelphia lawyer Michael Kwasnik on Wednesday on charges that he had stolen $1.1 million from an elderly Cherry Hill widow.
Lawyer in Paxton trial questions expert's testimony
The lawyer for Dustin Paxton has suggested a prosecution expert on human captivity has drawn an incorrect conclusion in the case.
Finucane lawyer to publish classified reports
The lawyer carrying out a review of the murder of Pat Finucane says he will declassify and publish original intelligence documents.
Attorney general: Champaign school district should release Culver complaint
CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois attorney general's office has ruled that the Champaign school district should release a complaint filed against former Superintendent Arthur Culver to The News-Gazette. read more
Hancock County attorney hot over AG's ad
A day after winning re-election, Attorney General Jim Hood came under fire for one of his campaign ads.  The lawyer for a man accused of murder says that ad, seen across the state, convicted his client.
Fact-finder to unveil UK files on lawyer's killing
A fact-finder investigating British state involvement in the killing of a high-profile Belfast lawyer vowed Thursday to publish secret U.K. intelligence documents as part of his work.
Lawyer Objects To Cook Diversion
Justice is supposed to be blind.
Murdoch turns on editor, lawyer in hacking probe
LONDON (Reuters) - James Murdoch turned on his former News of the World colleagues on Thursday as he fought to survive a second grilling over phone-hacking by British lawmakers and keep his place in his father's media empire.
Attorney: All MN youth coaches must report abuse
The Associated Press The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS All Minnesota youth coaches are legally required to report incidents of child abuse and neglect, an attorney with the state court system said. In the wake of the Penn State child abuse scandal, Ann Ahlstrom, a manager with the state's Children's Justice Initiative, told the Star Tribune all youth coaches in Minnesota are "mandated reporters ...
Attorney: All MN youth coaches must report abuse
All Minnesota youth coaches are legally required to report incidents of child abuse and neglect, an attorney with the state court system said.
Trial heats up: Attorney says he found evidence Marra violated state law
BROWNSVILLE — The attorney hired to investigate the initial complaint against City Commissioner Kori Marra testified Wednesday that he found evidence Marra violated state law and the Local Government Code and committed a higher offense than what...
Grassley: Holder refusing to provide 11 witnesses for Fast and Furious interviews
Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said Thursday that Attorney General Eric Holder is continuing to stonewall congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious. This time, Holder is refusing to provide 11 of the 12 witnesses Grassley and House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa have requested be made available for interviews.
OSC should have given Finkelstein fair warning of allegations: lawyer
A lawyer for Mitchell Finkelstein, a former mergers and acquisitions specialist at a blue-chip Bay Street law firm who is now at the centre of a high-profile insider tipping and trading case, says his client should have been given months, not days, to respond before allegations against him were made public a year ago
Lawyer: Feud led to complaints against state's attorney
The attorney for Pembina County State's Attorney Stuart Askew says the complaints against his client are the result of a personal feud, and his client isn't being investigated for alleged criminal activity.
Attorney files new lawsuit in Lawrence Township swim coach case
Attorney Jonathan Little announced the filing of a new sexual abuse lawsuit against Indiana Swimming, USA Swimming, Indiana Swimming and Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township. The attorney representing a young girl sexually victimized by her swim coach held a press conference Thursday to announce a new lawsuit filing.