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Lawyer: Hood ad prevents fair trial
The lawyer for a man accused of killing a Catholic priest before setting out on a Disney vacation says his client can' t get a fair trial in Mississippi because a campaign ad for the state's attorney general had called the suspect a cold-blooded murderer.
Report: Paterno contacts defense lawyer?
JOE PATERNO has contacted a Washington criminal-defense lawyer who once represented President George H.W. Bush in the Iran-Contra affair, according to NBC News.
Attorney's Needed To Join The U.S. Department Of State's Hague Convention Attorney Network
The International Child Abduction Research & Education Foundation (I CARE Foundation) has launched a recruitment campaign urging attorneys to join The United States Department Of State's Hague Convention Attorney Network ("Attorney Network") - and help protect innocent children victimized or targeted for international parental child abduction. Presently, there is a growing epidemic of ...
Son denies Paterno hired defense lawyer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Joe Paterno's son denied the fired head coach hired a top Washington criminal defense lawyer to represent him in the Penn State child sex-abuse case.
Attorney General Issues Opinion On Michigan Marijuana Law
Michigan's attorney general says police can seize pot from medical marijuana patients.
Lawyer urges fugitive to contact him
A FORMER Big Brother contestant turned Sydney lawyer has been hired to represent Frankston fugitive Rebecca Michels.
Cain defamation lawyer hired to monitor accusations
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has hired a high-profile defamation lawyer to keep an eye on the sexual harassment accusations made public by two women this week.
County Attorney Settles Political Retaliation Suit
The Pulaski County Attorney and six former employees have settled a lawsuit alleging they were fired for supporting someone else for the job in the 2010 elections.
Bride in Fenn Center controversy quits job as assistant county attorney | Photo Gallery
Assistant County Attorney Heather Smith, whose wedding sparked recent allegations of misuse of taxpayer money, has resigned.
Bride in Fenn Center controversy quits job as assistant county attorney | Photo Gallery
Assistant County Attorney Heather Smith, whose wedding sparked recent allegations of misuse of taxpayer money, has resigned.
Attorney: Cops Call Baby Lisa's Parents Suspects
The parents of missing Missouri baby Lisa Irwin have been called suspects by police investigating the girl's disappearance, an attorney for the family said Friday.
Attorney files last-minute appeal for Oba Chandler
The attorney for death row inmate Oba Chandler has filed a last-minute request for a stay of execution for his client, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Tuesday.
Case against ex-Davies lawyer was made 'crystal clear': OSC
Accused stock tipper's argument he was not fully informed 'disingenuous,' regulator says
Paterno hires lawyer, McQueary placed on administrative leave
Trustee Kenneth Frazier, Pa. Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis will head university panel to investigate Sandusky sex scandal. Assistant football coach Mike McQueary has been placed on administrative leave, and fired coach Joe Paterno has hired a lawyer, the latest steps in the unfolding Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal that has rocked Penn State.
NJ attorney general Paula Dow to step down, sources say
Rumors about Dow's imminent departure have circulated for months, and she has expressed interest in becoming a judge. The source declined to be identified before a public announcement, which has not been scheduled.
REGION: Deputy district attorney commits suicide during traffic stop, police say
Deputy District Attorney Christine Trevino shot herself to death Thursday evening during a traffic stop in Oceanside, police said Friday.
Commissioner responds to attorney about recall situation
YORK — After Commissioner Chairman Kurt Bulgrin and recall proponents, including local attorney Charlie Campbell, alleged this week that York County Attorney Bill Sutter has been making excessively lenient plea bargains in felony cases, to avoid going to trial, Sutter and his attorney, Lyle Koenig responded.
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.
OSC interview in tipping case 'unlawful,' lawyer says
Former Bay Street lawyer faces allegations he fed information to illegal insider-trading ring
Suffolk City Attorney to retire
SUFFOLK   Longtime city attorney Edward Roettger announced today that he will retire. Roettger has been the city's attorney for the past 18 years. Six and a half of those years were spent also acting as the City Council Clerk.  In all, Roettger has served as a city attorney for 33 1/2 years. He was in Colonial Heights before coming to Suffolk.  
Ousted Coach Paterno Hires Washington Lawyer Amid Scandal
Ousted Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has hired high profile Washington lawyer J. Sedgwick (Wick) Sollers to represent him in the sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant to Paterno, the coach's son Scott said in a statement.
Lawyer: Alleged victim doesn't want to be associated with downfall of Penn State football
Ben Andreozzi, lawyer for one of the alleged victims of sexual abuse, says client wants focus on Jerry Sandusky, not Joe Paterno
Deputy district attorney fatally shoots herself during traffic stop in Oceanside
A San Diego County Deputy District Attorney died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound during a traffic stop in Oceanside, police said Friday.
Kris Humphries hires divorce lawyer
Kris Humphries has hired a lawyer to represent him in divorce proceedings from Kim Kardashian. Humphries is once again looking to Minnesota attorney Lee Hutton...
REGION: Deputy district attorney commits suicide during traffic stop, police say
Deputy District Attorney Christine Trevino shot herself to death Thursday evening during a traffic stop in Oceanside, police said Friday.
Attorney General Eric Holder "sorry" for Terry family loss
Holder says he's "sorry" in a letter after guns from controversial ATF "Gunwalking" strategy were linked to Terry's murder scene
Attorney General Eric Holder apologizes to family of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry
Holder says he's "sorry" in a letter after guns from controversial ATF "Gunwalking" strategy were linked to Terry's murder scene
Ousted coach Paterno hires Washington lawyer amid scandal
STATE COLLEGE, Pa (Reuters) - Ousted Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has hired high profile Washington lawyer J. Sedgwick (Wick) Sollers to represent him in the sex abuse scandal involving a former assistant to Paterno, the coach's son Scott said in a statement.
Attorney: City will weigh policy changes after pit bull euthanized
Detroit — An attorney who tried unsuccessfully to save a stray pit bull from euthanasia says city officials have agreed to meet with animal advocates Monday to discuss possible changes in city policy.
Lawyer seeks to keep PPSMI
KOTA KINABALU: A Sabah lawyer is seeking a judicial review to stop the Government from abolishing the teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI).
CFT: JoePa hires attorney, 'is absolutely distraught'
It was reported late Thursday night that Joe Paterno had either retained the services of a high-powered Washington D.C. attorney or was in the process of doing so.
Woman found naked, drunk in her car may have been drugged, attorney says
The attorney for a Charlotte woman whose blood alcohol level was almost three times the legal limit says she may have actually been a victim in the case that landed her in jail charged with DWI.
Lawyer seeks judicial review of PPSMI decision
KOTA KINABALU: A senior practicing lawyer filed an application for judicial review at the High Court here yesterday [...]
Attorney: City will weigh policy changes after pit bull euthanized
Detroit — An attorney who tried unsuccessfully to save a stray pit bull from euthanasia says city officials have agreed to meet with animal advocates Monday to discuss possible changes in city policy.
Attorney complains about anti-Righthaven campaign
A Las Vegas lawyer for copyright company Righthaven LLC complained Friday that opposing attorneys are engaged in “scorched-earth, anti-Righthaven litigation tactics.”
Cellini's lawyer cites juror's felony record in seeking mistrial
Woman allegedly concealed 2 convictions during jury selection Lawyers for Springfield power broker William Cellini say they will file for a mistrial as soon as Monday based on a report in the Tribune that a juror apparently concealed two felony convictions from court officials during jury selection.
Attorney Stephen Graffam inspired by Marine Corps principles
The motto "Once a Marine, always a Marine" was the driving force behind the professional and humanitarian efforts of lawyer Stephen Graffam.
Cellini's lawyer seeking mistrial
Woman allegedly concealed 2 convictions during jury selection Lawyers for Springfield power broker William Cellini say they will file for a mistrial as soon as Monday based on a report in the Tribune that a juror apparently concealed two felony convictions from court officials during jury selection.
Commissioner responds to attorney about recall situation
YORK — After Commissioner Chairman Kurt Bulgrin and recall proponents, including local attorney Charlie Campbell, alleged this week that York County Attorney Bill Sutter has been making excessively lenient plea bargains in felony cases, to avoid going to trial, Sutter and his attorney, Lyle Koenig responded.
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.
Lawyer seeks to keep PPSMI
KOTA KINABALU: A Sabah lawyer is seeking a judicial review to stop the Government from abolishing the teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI).
Former attorney general Scott Harshbarger goes to bat for ex-Chelsea housing chief
Former Massachusetts Attorney General L. Scott Harshbarger, who has long positioned himself as a champion of honest and open government, has emerged as an unlikely ally of Michael E. McLaughlin, the former Chelsea Housing Authority executive director, who abruptly quit after his $360,000 annual compensation was revealed.
Attorney: Cops Call Baby Lisa's Parents Suspects
Attorney says Kansas City police told parents they're suspects in daughter's case, but police refute the claim
Lawyer, hunter, poet: Acampo's Randy Thomas is 'Hemingway-esque'
Walk into attorney Randy Thomas' home in Acampo, and your eyes immediately shift to a large brown bear lunging at you with its claws.
Attorney awarded Sword of Justice
The Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association awarded 3rd Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce of Newport with the Sidney S. McMath Sword of Justice Award during the association’s fall conference in Hot Springs.
Lawyer's uni days drug raid
GANGLAND lawyer Nicola Gobbo was charged with drug trafficking while at university during a police raid on her accommodation.
New Orleans district attorney's office could get $300,000 for collecting $1.5 million gambling debt
Jackpot: A state law allows a district attorney to charge a 20 percent fee for collecting on worthless checks over $500
Attorney for baby Lisa Irwin's parents explains their cooperation situation with police
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An attorney for the parents of missing baby Lisa Irwin said Friday that his clients will not...
Celebrity Lawyer Takes Spotlight In Cain Case
It seems like hardly a month goes by without seeing celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred on television. This week, Allred was in the news again, representing one of presidential candidate Herman Cain's sexual harassment accusers. Her bold use of media to call attention to her clients' causes has earned the respect of some, but the irritation of others. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates has a profile.
Celebrity Lawyer Takes Spotlight In Cain Case
It seems like hardly a month goes by without seeing celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred on television. This week, Allred was in the news again, representing one of presidential candidate Herman Cain's sexual harassment accusers. Her bold use of media to call attention to her clients' causes has earned the respect of some, but the irritation of others. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates has a profile.