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Lawyer: Miss. Sisters Will Push New Gov for Pardon
Lawyer: Sisters freed for kidney donation were disappointed Miss. gov didn't pardon them
Lawyer For Obama’s Uncle Gets Framingham Officer’s Driving Record
The defense for President Barack Obama's uncle is reviewing the driving records of the police officer who arrested him on drunken driving charges.
Attorney John Parrinello turns himself in to police
News10NBC has learned that local attorney, John Parrinello, turned himself into police Wednesday night on charges of criminal obstruction of breathing and harassment...
Attorney: Amy Senser will be cleared
The attorney for the wife of ex-Viking Joe Senser cited new evidence in a fatal hit-and-run. The claim came as she went to court and faced a new charge.
Lawyer: Dominique Strauss-Kahn did not know women were whores
PARIS, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A lawyer for Dominique Strauss-Kahn says the former International Monetary Fund chief did not know he was having sex with French and Belgian prostitutes.
Lawyer: Strauss-Kahn did not know women were whores
PARIS, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A lawyer for Dominique Strauss-Kahn says the former International Monetary Fund chief did not know he was having sex with French and Belgian prostitutes.
Senior Attorney at Centre Law to Speak at ABA Intellectual Property Law Conference
VIENNA, Va. , Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Centre Law Group's Senior Attorney, Eric Crusius, Esq. , has been officially announced as a speaker at the American Bar Association's Intellectual Property Law ...
Portland attorney Katherine Heekin joins race for state Attorney General
Heekin joins two others seeking the Democratic nomination to replace state Attorney General John Kroger, who announced last year he will not run for re-election. The other candidates are former U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Ellen Rosenblum and former U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton.
Suspended attorney could face further punishment after showing up at court
A local attorney already guilty of felony embezzlement could be facing further penalty after he showed up in a Lancaster County courtroom on Wednesday. Herbert "Hesh" Henderson II has been suspended from practicing law since October when he failed to pay his annual legal dues. He missed that payment...
ICoast remains not missing journalist: lawyer
Skeletal remains exhumed in the Ivory Coast earlier this month are not those of a French-Canadian journalist who went missing there almost eight years ago, a family lawyer said Thursday.
Portland attorney in running for AG
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An attorney in private practice is running for state Attorney General, saying she deserves the job because of her history resolving fraud-related claims. Katherine Heekin, a University of Oregon law school graduate and founder of her own Portland law firm, says her work on behalf of fraud victims qualifies her for the position. Heekin is running as a Democrat, according to ...
Lawyer: Miss. sisters will push new gov for pardon
Two sisters released from a Mississippi prison last year on condition that one donate a kidney to the other were saddened and disappointed they weren't among dozens receiving full pardons from the governor, one of the women said Thursday.
Attorney: Threats Aimed at Amy Senser
Amy Senser won't be seen in court until her April trial date in the criminal hit-and-run case, but she wasn't seen much on Thursday either as she was escorted directly to the basement to avoid the public and media. Her attorney says that's because the notoriety of the case has led to threats against her.
Lawyer gets 30 months in green-card scam
A prominent Huntingdon Valley lawyer was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in a federal lockup in connection with a scheme to fraudulently obtain "green cards" for immigration clients.
Attorney General's opinion casts doubt on slot machines for Palm Beach dog track
Attorney General's opinion casts doubt on slot machines for Palm Beach dog track
Insufficient evidence to convict Bacon's co-accused, lawyer argues
A lawyer for Jarrod Bacon's co-accused, Wayne Scott, argued Thursday that there wasn't sufficient evidence to convict his client of being involved in a cocaine conspiracy.
Michael Geraghty named Attorney General
Anchorage Attorney Michael Geraghty has gotten the nod to be the state’s next attorney general. Governor Parnell today chose him as the replacement for Fairbanks attorney John Burns, who left the office January 2.
Airport's 'aggressive actions' forced company's bankruptcy filing, attorney says
An attorney for Norton Property Management Services LLC, one of 16 companies under federal investigation in connection with an alleged corruption at San Bernardino International Airport, says aggressive actions by the airport forced the company to file bankruptcy.
Lawyer Accuses Police Over Cellphone Seizures In Courthouse Scam
A defense lawyer filed court papers Thursday seeking to unseal a police affidavit that supported the court-authorized seizure of cellphones from three defendants minutes after they had pleaded not guilty in a high-profile criminal case. The phones were
Portland attorney Katherine Heekin enters race for Oregon attorney general
Heekin becomes the third Democratic candidate to enter the race to replace Attorney General John Kroger.lthough no one has entered the race for the Republican nomination, Portland attorney Jill O'Dell confirmed Thursday that she has had discussions about a possible run.
Tribunal finds lawyer guilty of gross misconduct
A lawyer, whose client was upset over the way her divorce proceedings were handled, was found guilty of gross professional misconduct and will be dealt with by a Court of Three Judges.
Attorney may face further penalties
A local attorney already guilty of felony fraud could be facing further penalty after he showed up in a Lancaster County courtroom on Wednesday. Herbert "Hesh" Henderson II has been suspended from practicing law since October when he failed to pay his annual legal dues. He missed that payment at the...
Ex-Port Authority lawyer admitted harassment
A senior Port Authority lawyer who resigned last week with $156,000 in severance pleaded guilty in 2004 to a charge that he harassed a 22-year-old Rutgers graduate who had sought work at the bi-state agency.
Attorney General Drops Rape Charges Against Carnevale
The rape case against State Representative John Carnevale is history after the woman who accused him died.      We caught up with Carnevale at the State House right after the announcement from the Attorney General's office. State Representative John Carnevale walked into the House chambers Thursday not long after finding out  rape charges against him had been dropped.   
U.S. Attorney activates ‘school corruption hotline’
The United States Attorney in the Western District of Pennsylvania has activated a hotline where citizens can report “suspected possible corruption in public education.” U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton wants citizens to report on potential abuses that, his office’s website says , can include “misuse of federal funds, spending irregularities, corruption in the contract and bidding process, theft ...
Attorney: Amy Senser will be cleared
The attorney for the wife of ex-Viking Joe Senser cited new evidence in a fatal hit-and-run. The claim came as she went to court and faced a new charge.
District attorney challenger drops out of GOP primary
Cumberland County District Attorney David Freed's odds of becoming the next state attorney general have improved dramatically now that his only Republican challenger has suspended his campaign.
Virginia attorney general goes to court to get Mann records
RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday on the validity of the at
Lawyer competes in courtroom and on racetrack
Lafayette lawyer David Locke is counting down the days until he can resume his auto racing hobby in June.
Attorney disbarred for theft conviction
YAKIMA, Wash. -- A local attorney whose personal ties to gang members led to her conviction on a felony theft charge has been disbarred by the Washington State Supreme Court.
County attorney says she will run
Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk will run again. That was the message Polk shared with members of the Sedona Men’s Republican Club. Polk, who’s worked as county attorney for 11 years, met with the organization for a Thursday, Jan. 5, meeting. She told those at the meeting she particularly loves working in small counties where “you can really see change.” As of late December, Polk ran ...
Montco lawyer gets 30-month sentence in immigration fraud
Michael Choi, the lawyer convicted last year of fraudulently seeking green cards for immigrant clients, was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in prison.
Montco lawyer gets 30-month sentence in immigration fraud
Michael Choi, the lawyer convicted last year of fraudulently seeking green cards for immigrant clients, was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in prison.
Airport's 'aggressive actions' forced company's bankruptcy filing, attorney says
An attorney for Norton Property Management Services LLC, one of 16 companies under federal investigation in connection with an alleged corruption at San Bernardino International Airport, says aggressive actions by the airport forced the company to file bankruptcy.
‘Moral victory’ for lawyer in gym row
A YORK lawyer has won a “moral victory” against unfair gym membership terms.
Lawyer: Iowa should have acted sooner on Coker
University of Iowa officials should have acted sooner after learning star running back Marcus Coker was under investigation for sexual assault, an attorney familiar with the school's handling of such cases said Thursday Attorney Roxanne Conlin of Des Moines said school officials must explain what actions they took after they learned a woman named Coker in an assault complaint Oct.
UH examines Latino civil rights attorney's legacy
UH examines Latino civil rights attorney's legacy Houston Chronicle Copyright 2012 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 09:17 p.m., Thursday, January 12, 2012 Until the personal archives of Alonso S. Perales were turned over to the University of Houston in 2009, little was known about the life of an early ...
Attorney to be appointed for children in FLDS case
ST. GEORGE - A court-appointed attorney will be named to represent the interests of children who are at the center of a custody battle between an exiled member of a polygamous church and the mothers of nine of his children.
Attorney says new evidence helps Amy Senser
The attorney for the wife of former Minnesota Vikings tight end Joe Senser says new evidence will help exonerate his client in a fatal hit-and-run case.
Mississippi district attorney plans to contest pardon
PASCAGOULA, Miss. - A Mississippi district attorney is reviewing pardons from three counties and already...
State attorney general eyeing Williams case
STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL Sam Olens appointed a prosecutor Friday to look into the case against former judge Amanda Williams (above). (Tribune & Georgian file photo)
Same-sex divorce creates legal quandary, says Windsor lawyer
WINDSOR, Ont. -- A brewing legal battle over same-sex divorce has two Michigan women worried they either won't be able to get one or were never legally married in the first place.
Attorney General says no to slots outside South Florida
TALLAHASSEE (NSF) Attorney General Pam Bondi issued an opinion Thursday that will lead to the state rejecting proposals for slot machines at pari-mutuel facilities outside Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
Defence lawyer Jeff Brace charged with impaired
A well-known figure in the St. John's justice system has found himself before the courts, as an impaired driving charge was read Friday against Jeff Brace.
Attorney says new evidence helps Amy Senser
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The attorney for the wife of former Minnesota Vikings tight end Joe Senser says new evidence will help exonerate his client in a fatal hit-and-run case.
Lawyer: Iowa should have acted sooner on Coker
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- University of Iowa officials should have acted sooner after learning star running back Marcus Coker was under investigation for sexual assault, an attorney familiar with the school's handling of such cases said Thursday.
Attorney says new evidence helps Amy Senser in fatal hit-and-run case
MINNEAPOLIS - The attorney for the wife of former Minnesota Vikings tight end Joe Senser says new evidence will help exonerate his client in a fatal hit-and-run case.
Lawyer: Iowa should have done own inquiry into allegations against Coker
University of Iowa officials should have acted sooner after learning star running back Marcus Coker was under investigation for sexual assault, an attorney familiar with the school's handling of such cases said Thursday
Heekin looks to fill Oregon Attorney General post
Today Katherine Heekin announced her candidacy for the office of Oregon Attorney General. "I am running for Attorney General because I value fairness, helping others, hard work, and public service," Heekin said. "Oregon's Attorney General should be a tireless advocate...
Lawyer sent to jail for seven days jail for assaulting female lawyer
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday sent a lawyer to judicial custody for seven days after the court found him guilty of misbehaving with a female lawyer during hearing.