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Bergrin murder trial: Felon witnesses accusing well-known attorney
Attorney Paul Bergrin's high-profile murder trial ended in a hung jury just before Thanksgiving
Top lawyer acts for hack victims
No journalists from Northern Ireland have been involved in phone hacking, a media lawyer says.
McMinn seeking another term as district attorney
SEGUIN - 25th Judicial District Attorney Heather McMinn announced her bid for re-election Friday.
Attorney: Grand jury delayed in NYC bomb plot case
Prosecutors and a defense lawyer have agreed to delay having a grand jury weigh in on a terrorism case against a man accused of assembling a homemade bomb to try to blow up targets ranging from police cars to post offices, his lawyer said.
Defense Attorney Weighs In On Sandusky’s Latest Interview
Jerry Sandusky - the man accused in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of boys, which has ignited a scandal at Penn State University – is speaking out again about the allegations. The New York Times did the second interview with Sandusky, the former defensive coordinator for Penn State’s football team.
Attorney: Council, JEDCO now ‘on the same page’
The task of keeping the Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation in compliance with the Texas legal code rests on the shoulders of local government, media spokesperson Thomas Kelley from the Texas Attorney General's Office said.
Lawyer questions West Vancouver public hearing process
WEST Vancouver councillors may have breached the rules for public hearings, putting the rezoning of Hollyburn Mews on shaky legal ground, according to a lawyer experienced with municipal procedure.
Langley to consider keeping Weed as city attorney
The law firm that was roundly criticized inside and outside Langley City Hall for its clumsy handling of the mayor’s salary controversy is being offered a new contract by the city.
Ex Miss USA Fakih cited for drunken driving, attorney confirms
Dearborn— An attorney for Rima Fakih said the former Miss USA exercised a "poor lapse of judgment" when she decided to drive a friend's car and was pulled over for suspicion of drunken driving early Saturday.
Lawyer: Former Miss USA arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after appointing herself designated driver
Former Miss USA Rima Fakih appointed herself designated driver after deciding her companion was too drunk to drive, only to realize that she too was intoxicated, her attorney said today, the day after she was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
Attorney General gives tips on giving to charitable organizations during holiday season
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has released data showing that commercial fundraisers in California raised $362.9 million in 2010, of which charitable organizations received less than 45 percent.
Lawyer: Mich. police arrest ex-Miss USA Rima Fakih, 26, on drunken driving charge
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. — A lawyer for ex-Miss USA Rima Fakih says police in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park arrested his client on a drunken driving charge. Doraid Elder tells the Detroit Free Press ( (link) tTiwn0 ) that Fakih is “very saddened and very apologetic for the situation that she is in right now.” Read full article >>
Lawyer: Police arrest former Miss USA Rima Fakih on drunken driving charge
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. - A lawyer for former Miss USA Rima Fakih says police in Michigan arrested his client on a drunken driving charge.
Gavare gets a new lawyer for appeal
Angelika Gavare has launched a challenge to her conviction for murdering and dismembering an Adelaide pensioner after a new lawyer took on her case.
Lawyer hired to investigate hotel 'suicide'
PETER Roebuck's family claim he would not have committed suicide and have sent a British lawyer to investigate.
Attorney General: Tahoe chairman violated open meeting law
INCLINE VILLAGE — The Nevada Attorney General’s office says the chairman of a Lake Tahoe governmental board violated the state Open Meeting Law when he cut off the comments of two citizen activists during meetings.
State denies conflict between cases
While Attorney General Roy Cooper 's office defends the state's decision to fire former SBI agent Duane Deaver, lawyers from Cooper's staff are willing to defend Deaver's work in winning the 2003 murder conviction of Durham novelist Michael Peterson.
Lawyer of Alleged Victim Responds to Jerry Sandusky Interview
Michael Boni is one of the attorneys that's representing "Victim 1," in the Attorney General's Grand Jury report.
Attorney: My clients were injured
While workers compensation payouts seem disproportionately large and frequent in Southern Illinois, one of the attorneys pursuing such claims argues his winning record shows his clients' injuries are legitimate.
Hempfield attorney bestowed prestigious honor
Only 282 individuals have received the Yale Medal, awarded to a person who has given a lifetime of distinguished service to the school.
Lawyer questions West Vancouver public hearing process
WEST Vancouver councillors may have breached the rules for public hearings, putting the rezoning of Hollyburn Mews on shaky legal ground, according to a lawyer experienced with municipal procedure.
NY Attorney General investigating foreclosures on military
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating whether lenders illegally foreclosed on the homes of active-duty members of the military.
Top lawyer to help killer Gavare
ONE of the state's top criminal barristers has taken on Angelika Gavare's appeal but won't say whether he is working for free.
Ex Miss USA Fakih cited for drunken driving, attorney confirms
Dearborn— An attorney for Rima Fakih said the former Miss USA exercised a "poor lapse of judgment" when she decided to drive a friend's car and was pulled over for suspicion of drunken driving early Saturday.
Attorney for WikiLeaks suspect Manning wants Obama and Clinton to testify at trial
When a military court opens one of the biggest national security trials in years late next week — that of WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning — the defense would like some very big names to testify: President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Manning’s attorney, David Coombs, filed his request for witnesses on Friday and released it publicly over the weekend. Read full article >>
Schurick's attorney says robocall was a 'faux pas,' not a crime
Prosecutors say primary evidence against Schurick is the robocall's 'message itself' Prosecutors say primary evidence vs. aide is call's 'message itself'
State Attorney General blocks motions to release documents in spa case
The state Attorney General is refusing to release documents detailing why her office requested to impound search warrants stemming from an October raid of three area spas, arguing the motions themselves are sealed.
Sandusky lawyer defends Times interview
STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Jerry Sandusky's lawyer said the disgraced former Penn State coach's newspaper interview was a necessary response to what he called a "one-sided" story.
Ex Miss USA Fakih cited for drunken driving, attorney confirms
Dearborn— An attorney for Rima Fakih said the former Miss USA exercised a "poor lapse of judgment" when she decided to drive a friend's car and was pulled over for suspicion of drunken driving early Saturday.
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MN Attorney General calls for statewide legislation to address school bullying
Bill would be modeled after new North Dakota law By Mindy Mateuszczyk mmateuszczyk@acnpapers.com
Mallard lawyer to face tribunal
Proceedings will be commenced against a lawyer who prosecuted Andrew Mallard for the 1994 murder of Mosman Park jeweller Pamela Lawrence by the legal professional body in the State Administrative Tribunal.
Lawyer urges City to follow up case on SRP cannon
A LAWYER is urging the Cebu City Government to follow up a 2003 letter-request he made for a client, and find out what happened to an antique cannon that Rep. Tomas Osmeña allegedly ordered brought to his house. The six-ton cannon, believed to be from the 18th century, was unearthed at the South Road Properties (SRP). Atty.
AVVO Superb Bankruptcy Attorney Lawrence ‘D’ Pew Is Valley’s Best
Phoenix area bankruptcy attorney Lawrence ‘D’ Pew achieves Avvo Inc.’s top rating of Superb, among the very best of the best in the Valley of the Sun.Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) December 04, 2011 Arizona bankruptcy attorney Lawrence ‘D’ Pew of the Pew Law Center is featured in the Top Lawyers section of the North Valley Magazine’s October/November issue. Mr. Pew has been rated “superb” by Avvo, Inc ...
Obama to Appoint Failed Former Attorney General to New Bureaucracy
COMMENTARY | President Barack Obama has announced his intention to name failed former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Former Pfizer lawyer joins Nutter McClennen & Fish
Konstantin Linnik, who was previously the lead patent counsel for Pfizer Inc. research units in the US, Canada, and Germany, has joined Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP as a partner in its intellectual property group, the Boston law firm said. Besides his legal training, Linnik has a Ph.D. in cell biology from Boston University School of Medicine. Adding Linnik to the firm “expands the biotech and ...
Attorney General Mike DeWine calls for testing of rape kits in all cases
The new guidelines are aimed at pushing law enforcement agencies into forwarding rape kits to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in every case. DeWine also called for police agencies to forward any old rape kits from previous cases not tested yet.
Kelly resigns as village attorney
Grantwood Village Attorney Emily Kelly recently resigned to spend more time with her family.
Lawyer questions West Vancouver public hearing process
A lawyer for a West Vancouver council watcher says the municipality may have breached the rules in its approach to a public hearing for the rezoning of Hollyburn Mews, putting the project on shaky ground.
Attorney General Hires Four New People To Test Rape Kits
A large number of sexual assault kits have set on shelves and not submitted for DNA testing
Minneapolis attorney, suspended by state Supreme Court, arrested on suspicion of drug possession
Steven Paul Lundeen, a defense attorney who was suspended last week and faces possible disbarment, was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony drug possession and is being held at the Hennepin County jail.
Wang lawyer quits over unpaid fees
The Ministry of Economic Development's bid to have bankrupt businesswoman May Wang convicted on false accounting charges has hit a stumbling block, after it emerged this week her lawyer had quit the case because his client hadn't...
Attorney General gives tips on giving to charitable organizations during holiday season
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has released data showing that commercial fundraisers in California raised $362.9 million in 2010, of which charitable organizations received less than 45 percent.
Experienced Chicago Environmental Attorney Interviewed by American Bar Association
Attorney Dave Scriven-Young describes his accomplished environmental practice and provides tips to young attorneys for American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s Career Development Initiative.Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) December 05, 2011 To be successful, environmental lawyers must be flexible and willing to take on different kinds of matters, including litigating cases, negotiating ...
MN Attorney General calls for statewide legislation to address school bullying
Bill would be modeled after new North Dakota law By Mindy Mateuszczyk mmateuszczyk@acnpapers.com
Experienced Chicago Environmental Attorney Interviewed by American Bar Association
Attorney Dave Scriven-Young describes his accomplished environmental practice and provides tips to young attorneys for American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s Career Development Initiative. (PRWeb December 05, 2011) Read the full story at (link) 20
Attorney General Hires Four New People To Test Rape Kits
A new unit at the state crime lab will handle old evidence kits collected from victims of suspected sexual assaults.
Schenecker's attorney: Dad should never have left kids with her
Attorneys for Julie Schenecker, who is accused of killing her two teenage children, say her ex-husband was negligent to leave the mentally ill woman alone to take care of the children while he was deployed overseas.
Judge Post holds lawyer in contempt
A lawyer who told his client that he didn't have to answer a Hudsonville District Court judge's question was held in contempt of court last week -- and put behind bars.
Amanda Knox hires DC lawyer as literary agent
Amanda Knox says she's hired a Washington, D.C., lawyer to help her land a book deal after an Italian court cleared her and her ex-boyfriend in the killing of her British roommate.