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Fletcher Selected As New Ojai City Attorney
The Ojai City Council has selected Joseph Fletcher of Tustin to serve as city attorney after a six‐month search to replace Monte Widders, who retired in May after nearly 30 years in the post. The decision is pending final approval by the Ojai City Council on January 10, when it will consider to approve a [...]
City Attorney Wants to Sue Occupy L.A.
The office of City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is considering filing a civil suit against Occupy L.A. protesters. Protesters could find themselves on the hook for damage to city property, the costs of remediation and clean-up, lost business opportunities and the loss of film permits. [ more › ]
Kailua Attorney Builds Shelters For The Homeless
Kailua attorney Tony Locricchio thinks he has a solution for Hawaii's growing homeless population.
Attorney Brian Premo questions, criticizes Special Prosecutor Trey Smith's decisions
TROY — Two letters written by attorney Brian Premo for Board of Elections Commissioner Ed McDonough were sent to Judge George Pulver last week, both of which not only contain criticisms of how the case has been handled but also his plan to subpoena several people involved in the 2009 Working Families Party voter fraud case.
NY attorney general, BNY Mellon settle probe into manipulative trading by subsidiary for $1.3M
ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York attorney general’s office and the Bank of New York Mellon Corp. have agreed on a $1.3 million settlement of an investigation into manipulative trading of auction rate securities facilitated by employees at one of the company’s subsidiaries. Under the agreement, BNY Mellon says it will cease any further violations of New York’s Martin Act, which prohibits deception in ...
City attorney, treasurer races could sync up with mayor race
The battles to become city attorney or the treasurer could soon end up on the prime-time election ballot when the mayor’s race is decided instead of going before voters during an off-year. That’s the idea in two charter amendments proposed for the June ballot. One is part of a larger measure introduced by Supervisor David Campos to preserve ranked-choice voting and the other, introduced by ...
Soldier’s attorney responds to police
The attorney for a Bogalusa man charged with attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon in relation to a post-Thanksgiving shooting outside a local nightclub claims that his client was not attempting to elude police when he reported for duty at Fort Campbell in Kentucky days after the incident.
Texas Attorney General Receives Shared Hope International's Pathbreaker Award for his Human Trafficking Prevention ...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was recognized by Shared Hope International for his efforts to combat human trafficking.
Sharpe named US attorney for Virgin Island
Ronald W. Sharpe, whose extended family has deep roots in this area, has been named as the U.S. attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands by President Barack Obama.
Attorney sentencing continued
WILLIAMSBURG — A scheduling problem forced a continuance Wednesday in the sentencing of Stephen Harris, the Williamsburg attorney whose drinking and driving appeal has prompted a Virginia State Bar investigation into the top prosecutors in two jurisdictions.
CHESTERFIELD: Chesterfield attorney honored
CHESTERFIELD Chesterfield Township Attorney John C. Gillespie was awarded the 2011 Michael Pane Award at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Convention in Atlantic City on Nov. 17. .
Attorney general orders man to stop doing business
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota attorney general has ordered a man wanted on fraud charges to stop doing business in the state. Wayne Stenehjem on Thursday issued a cease and desist order against Jonathan Lee Oliver and his business, Western Steel Structures, Inc.
Attorney General Bondi's ascent has been meteoric
In September , when Mitt Romney opened his Tampa campaign headquarters, one other speaker shared his stage, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
Lawyer Morvillo, Martha Stewart defender, dies
(Reuters) - Lawyer Robert Morvillo, who led the courtroom battle of media celebrity Martha Stewart and other high-profile white-collar criminal defendants, has died at the age of 73, according to a notice on his firm's website on Sunday. Morvillo was regarded as one of New York's savviest criminal-defense attorneys, a master of establishing a kind of just us-folks rapport with jurors. The ...
Former Burke County Attorney dies at 81
Former Burke County attorney Preston B. Lewis Jr. died Sunday morning at the age of 81.
Lawyer relishes tough and unpopular cases before Supreme Court
Paul D. Clement is taking on the Obama administration in politically charged disputes over healthcare, immigration and redistricting. This year, Paul D. Clement walked away from a multimillion-dollar salary with a national law firm after some partners objected when he signed on with House Republicans to defend the law that forbids the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages.
Landowner big loser in Dy Proem case: lawyer | National news | The Phnom Penh Post - Cambodia's Newspaper of Record
A lawyer in the case against Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cousin Dy Proem will today file a formal complaint against an “unjust” verdict issued by Phnom Penh Municipal Court late last month.
Sacramento city attorney's office says justice served in protest cases
Arrests and prosecution of local Occupy protesters attempting to remain in Sacramento's Cesar Chavez Plaza have been as much the story as the activists' demands.
Lawyer Snapshot: Michael Kendall
Family: Mom, stepdad, sister, two nieces and two nephews in Indianapolis. Pets: Yellow lab named Grounder, who was born on Groundhog Day. Education: B.S., University of Southern Indiana, 1993; J.D., University of Dayton School of Law, 2000.
CHESTERFIELD: Chesterfield attorney honored
CHESTERFIELD Chesterfield Township Attorney John C. Gillespie was awarded the 2011 Michael Pane Award at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Convention in Atlantic City on Nov. 17. .
Texas Attorney General Receives Shared Hope International's Pathbreaker Award for his Human Trafficking Prevention ...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was recognized by Shared Hope International for his efforts to combat human trafficking.
Attorney sentencing continued
WILLIAMSBURG — A scheduling problem forced a continuance Wednesday in the sentencing of Stephen Harris, the Williamsburg attorney whose drinking and driving appeal has prompted a Virginia State Bar investigation into the top prosecutors in two jurisdictions.
Civil rights attorney Murphy dies at 83
GREENSBORO — Greensboro civil rights attorney Romallus O. Murphy died Wednesday. He was 83. Funeral arrangements were incomplete as of Sunday night, according to Hargett Funeral Service. Murphy’s work helped  enact the Voting Rights Acts of 1965 and increase representation of black lawyers in the state court system. read more
Police documents question accuracy of B.C. breathalyzers: lawyer
VANCOUVER - News that a sober Abbotsford, B.C., police officer tried out the department's breathalyzer and failed the test is enough to send chills down the spine of any designated driver in this holiday season.
CHESTERFIELD: Chesterfield attorney honored
CHESTERFIELD Chesterfield Township Attorney John C. Gillespie was awarded the 2011 Michael Pane Award at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Convention in Atlantic City on Nov. 17. .
Thai-ASEAN News Network
The lawyer for a red-shirt hardliner has withdrawn the third bail appeal for his client given the lack of witnesses and inadequate document evidence.
Attorney general orders man to stop doing business
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota attorney general has ordered a man wanted on fraud charges to stop doing business in the state. Wayne Stenehjem on Thursday issued a cease and desist order against Jonathan Lee Oliver and his business, Western Steel Structures, Inc.
Arisman withdraws third bail bid
A lawyer for militant red-shirt leader Arisman Pongruangrong Monday withdrew a request for his temporary release in a case connected to unrest and riots in Bangkok last year.
Local attorney Devereux gets national recognition
ASHEVILLE — A local defense attorney has been admitted to the exclusive American Board of Criminal Lawyers.
House prosecutors tap 'topnotch' private lawyer vs Corona
The House of Representatives has tapped the services of one of the topnotch lawyers during the impeachment trial of former President Joseph Estrada as its lead private prosecutor.
Lawyer questions accuracy of B.C. breathalyzers
News that a sober Abbotsford, B.C., police officer tried out the department's breathalyzer and failed the test is enough to send chills down the spine of any designated driver in this holiday season.
Murdered lawyer was friends with accused
Four people have now been charged over a housefire south of Sydney in which a young female lawyer died.
Lawyer knew her accused murderer
Four people have now been charged over a housefire south of Sydney in which a young female lawyer died.
Murdered lawyer friends with accused
Four people have now been charged over a housefire south of Sydney in which a young female lawyer died.
Murdered lawyer was friends with accused
Four people have now been charged over a housefire south of Sydney in which a young female lawyer died.
Gaddafi jailed son has no lawyer
Muammar Gaddafi's son, Seif al-Islam, says he hasn't seen a lawyer or any family members while in custody.
Gaddafi's son has no lawyer
Muammar Gaddafi's son, Seif al-Islam, says he hasn't seen a lawyer or any family members while in custody.
Fourth accused in lawyer murder in court
The former lover of Wollongong lawyer Katie Foreman has faced court, charged with her murder.
Murdered lawyer's ex-lover in court
The former lover of Wollongong lawyer Katie Foreman has faced court, charged with her murder.
Murdered lawyer's ex-partner in court
The former lover of Wollongong lawyer Katie Foreman has faced court, charged with her murder.
Fourth accused in lawyer murder in court
The former lover of Wollongong lawyer Katie Foreman has faced court, charged with her murder.
UK lawyer ashamed of Berlusconi claim
A UK lawyer has told a court he wrote a letter falsely claiming the former Italian PM gave him $US600,000.
Lawyer for Arisman withdraws bail bid
A lawyer for militant red-shirt leader Arisman Pongruangrong yesterday withdrew a request for his temporary release in a case connected to unrest and riots in Bangkok last year.
$14,000 sought from 'tea tapes' newsman
The Attorney-General is seeking court costs of almost $14,000 from the cameraman at the centre of the "tea tapes" saga.Bradley Ambrose sought a declaration from the High Court at Auckland as to whether a recording he made of a...
Soldier’s attorney responds to police
The attorney for a Bogalusa man charged with attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon in relation to a post-Thanksgiving shooting outside a local nightclub claims that his client was not attempting to elude police when he reported for duty at Fort Campbell in Kentucky days after the incident.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reviews local development corporations
Initial review has uncovered the potential for self-dealing, nepotism, improper loans and exorbitant expenses at some developments corporations.
Women In Leadership: Williamsville Attorney Kathryn Jackson
A local attorney has made a name for herself with her name on her business.
Lawyer: Columbia "no profanity" ordinance could be unconstitutional
If you plan to make a trip to a Columbia park, you'd better watch your mouth. Police recently erected signs stating that using profanity could land you in trouble.
Disgraced ex-journo fights to be lawyer
A FORMER US journalist who was caught fabricating articles is now trying to become a lawyer in California.
UPDATE: Attorney says suspect in soldier shooting had been attacked
Ruben Ray Jurado is a suspect in wounding of Christopher Lawrence Sullivan, a war vet who had just returned home