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Three-way primary to pick Dems' attorney general nominee
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - None of the state's three Democratic candidates for attorney general secured a party endorsement Saturday, setting up a fractured primary as their party seeks to gain control of the office for the first time in three decades.
Fla. Bar seeks non-lawyer member for board
The Florida Bar is seeking a new non-lawyer member of the public to serve on its 52-member governing board.
Three-way primary to pick Dems' attorney general nominee
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - None of the state's three Democratic candidates for attorney general secured a party endorsement Saturday, setting up a fractured primary as their party seeks to gain control of the office for the first time in three decades.
Demjanjuk's Lawyer to Defend Israeli President
Lawyer for accused concentration camp guard joins Israeli president's legal team
Lawyer lowers fees request tied to actions in fraud case
New legal bills were submitted Thursday afternoon in response to a federal judge’s order Jan. 5 limiting the amounts that can be assessed against a local lawyer and the U.S. attorney’s office for improper actions in a fraud case.
Demjanjuk's lawyer to defend Israeli president
An Israeli attorney who defended an accused Nazi-era war criminal has joined the legal team of the disgraced former president, Moshe Katsav, an associate of the lawyer said Sunday.
Demjanjuk's Lawyer to Defend Israeli President
Lawyer for accused concentration camp guard joins Israeli president's legal team
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 to begin preparing recall appeal
Cliff Shepard, lawyer for the Haines City Recall Committee, said Friday he can now begin preparing the first appeal brief in the case where two commissioners filed suit to stop a recall effort against them.
Ask a Lawyer Today: 1st News Sunday
The Indiana State Bar Association ( ISBA ) will sponsor “Talk to a Lawyer Today,” a pro bono program to provide legal assistance to those who can't otherwise afford it.
Attorney General proposes new Open Meeting Law regulation
Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office is proposing a regulation that, if adopted, would clarify the standard for a finding by the AG’s Office of an intentional violation of the Open Meeting Law.
Iowa Attorney General lends support to health-care act
DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller has joined nine other attorneys general in signing a legal brief in support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The brief, which was expected to be filed by the end of business on Friday, specifically supports the authority of the U.S. Congress to require people to [...]
Maritime Attorney Brett Rivkind Expresses Shock Over Costa Concordia Deadly Crash
  MIAMI , Jan. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Brett Rivkind has been handling maritime cases for almost 30 years and thought he had seen it all. "I am shocked a modern day cruise liner like this can strike ...
Yakima lawyer guilty of theft disbarred
YAKIMA -- The state Supreme Court has disbarred a Yakima lawyer who was convicted of theft.Kimber
Attorney: Plea deal coming in DC corruption case
The Associated Press The Associated Press WASHINGTON A Washington attorney says another plea deal is coming in the corruption case that has led to resignation of a D.C. Council member. Attorney Vandy Jamison says James Garvin will sign a plea deal next week, but declined to comment further. Jamison made the comments as another client he represents, 71-year-old Marshall D. Banks, pleaded guilty ...
CFT: Alleged tree poisoner's lawyer asks for new judge
The drawn-out case of Harvey Updyke and the Toomer's Corner tree-poisoning allegations has potentially hit another road bump. Updyke has had a hard time keeping lawyers to represent him, and now, might have another judge to oversee his case.
Former SEC lawyer settles Justice Department case
NEW YORK: Former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawyer Spencer Barasch agreed to pay a US$50,000 fine to resolve civil and criminal claims that he inappropriately represented alleged Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford.
Nazi's lawyer helps Katsav
An Israeli lawyer who defended the convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk has joined the legal team of the disgraced former President, Moshe Katsav.
16. Former SEC lawyer settles Justice Department case
NEW YORK: Former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawyer Spencer Barasch agreed to pay a US$50,000 fine to resolve civil and criminal claims that he inappropriately represented alleged Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford.     ...
Juror alleges she was coerced into murder verdict in Christopher Lewis trial
Lawyer to ask judge to question woman over allegation she was coerced into convicting a man of second-degree murder.
Ohio taking death penalty case to US Supreme Court
Ohio's governor and attorney general said Sunday the state is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for a ruling that Ohio's protocol for carrying out the death penalty is constitutional.
Lawyer fights museum on Kevorkian paintings
An attorney and friend of Kevorkian will be in Oakland Circuit Court on Wednesday, fighting efforts by a Boston-area museum to dismiss a lawsuit here that seeks the return of 17 of Kevorkian's paintings entrusted to the museum 12 years ago.
Three-way primary to pick Dems' attorney general nominee
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - None of the state's three Democratic candidates for attorney general secured a party endorsement Saturday, setting up a fractured primary as their party seeks to gain control of the office for the first time in three decades.
Attorney General attends Supreme Court Argument on Texas’ Redistricting Maps
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott attended an oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, which granted the state’s emergency stay request after a federal district court improperly redrew redistricting maps enacted by the Texas Legislature.
Attorney General attends Supreme Court Argument on Texas’ Redistricting Maps
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott attended an oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, which granted the state’s emergency stay request after a federal district court improperly redrew redistricting maps enacted by the Texas Legislature.
Raleigh Bankruptcy Lawyer Announces Launch of New Website
The Chetson Firm, a Raleigh Bankruptcy law firm, announces the launch of a new website designed to help people who are considering filing for bankruptcy.Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 16, 2012 Raleigh Bankruptcy lawyer Damon Chetson announced today that his firm has launched a new and expanded website focusing on bankruptcy issues for people living in Raleigh, Cary, Apex and the rest of North ...
Northampton County assistant district attorney wants to make a difference
A Northampton County assistant district attorney has landed in another public service role. James Augustine , 36, joined the Upper Nazareth Township supervisors earlier this month after running unopposed for a two-year seat.
Q&A: Lawyer really did her homework
Q&A: Lawyer really did her homework HOUSTON CHRONICLE Copyright 2012 HOUSTON CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 01:41 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2012 Getting a chance to work with someone well-regarded in the industry is attractive to lawyers at any stage of their careers. With that in mind, Jennifer Mosley was ...
NBC Lawyer Defends SOPA on MSNBC
An interesting debate took place on MSNBC yesterday, when the the chief counsel for NBC Universal went on the air to vigorously defend the Stop Online Piracy Act. The appearance was not simply a staged press release however, as lawyer and NBC Executive VP Richard Cotton faced heated questions from host Chris Hayes and his guests, including a co-founder of anti-SOPA battleground Reddit.
Michigan Attorney Wants Public to Be Smart About the Law
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. , Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- His firm specializes in accident law, and local lawyer Michael Morse has been settling cases in this area for over 20 years.  Six months ago, he decided ...
Los Angeles DUI Attorney, Amir Soleimanian, is Offering Free Consultation for DUI Cases for the New Year
LOS ANGELES -- After the fireworks, parades, and other holiday revelry has come to an end, many begin looking towards the New Year with hope and excitement. 2012 could potentially be a year of great changes ...
Updyke Attorney Wants Judge Off Case
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The attorney for a man accused of poisoning the Toomer's Corner oak trees at Auburn University is requesting that the judge recuse himself, citing possible ties to the school.
Lawyer for tree poisoning suspect wants new judge
The attorney for a man accused of poisoning the Toomer's Corner oak trees at Auburn University is requesting that the judge recuse himself, citing possible ties to the school.
Cohen & Grigsby Attorney Named "Attorney of the Month" by Legal Aid Service of Collier County
PITTSBURGH , Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Bonita Springs, FL , is pleased to announce that Florida -based attorney Thad Kirkpatrick ...
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files U.S. Supreme Court Brief in Support of Constitutionality of Health Care Reform
SACRAMENTO --- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the constitutionality of federal health care reform and urging the high court to uphold the landmark law.
Lawyer Snapshot: Christopher Greene
Family: Wife, Shirley; three children, Anna (18 years), Brett (15 years) and Ian (9 years). Pets: One dog, two cats, and one beta fish. Education: Stetson University, B.A.; University of Miami School of Law, J.D.
Lawyer for Auburn tree-poisoning suspect wants new judge
The attorney for a man accused of poisoning the Toomer's Corner oak trees at Auburn University is requesting that the judge recuse himself, citing possible ties to the school.
Lawyer rejects petition to try Turangi accused as adult
A petition to have a 16-year-old sentenced as an adult has been criticised by a leading barrister.
Kingsley teen's attorney objects to adult court
An attorney for a Kingsley teen charged in the shooting death of his stepbrother is objecting to a prosecutor's request to handle court matters in adult court.
In South Carolina, attorney general says voting rights at risk
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, appearing at a Martin Luther King holiday rally in South Carolina, warned on Monday that voting rights laws are still at risk and said aggressive enforcement of those laws is "a moral imperative." Weeks after his Justice Department blocked a South Carolina voter identification law it said would make it harder for tens of ...
In S.Carolina, attorney general says voting rights at risk
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, appearing at a Martin Luther King holiday rally in South Carolina, warned on Monday that voting rights laws are still at risk and said aggressive enforcement of those laws is "a moral imperative." Weeks after his Justice Department blocked a South Carolina voter identification law it said would make it harder for tens of ...
Court firm on punishing lawyer for assaulting woman colleague
The Delhi High Court Monday refused to recall its order, sending a lawyer to seven days in judicial custody and restraining him from entering the court premises, for assaulting a female lawyer during an hearing.
Lawyer for tree poisoning suspect wants new judge
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The attorney for a man accused of poisoning the Toomer's Corner oak trees at Auburn University is requesting that the judge recuse himself, citing possible ties to the school. The Opelika-Auburn News reports ( (link) yHigbU) that attorney Everett W. Wess asked Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob A. Walker III to disclose any ties to Auburn University. The lawyer for Harvey ...
Marine's 'Honest Mistake' Leads to Handgun Arrest
Attorney urges against prison time for Ryan Jerome, who tried to check his Indiana-registered handgun in NYC Ex-Marine Suspected in Homeless Killings Warned Father of Danger
Lawyer fights museum for Kevorkian art
TROY, Mich., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A lawyer for the late "Dr. Death," Jack Kevorkian, is fighting to have 17 of the doctor's paintings returned to his Michigan estate from a Boston-area museum.
Lawyer on trial
A council of misdemeanour court judges in Athens has ruled that lawyer Nikolas Gorgias should stand trial for allegedly swindling his former client, businessman Constantinos Angelopoulos, out of 27.3 million euros.
New bill addresses power of Wash. attorney general
RACHEL LA CORTE Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. A bill introduced Monday by a group of Senate Democrats would prohibit the state's attorney general from unilaterally taking legal action against the wishes of the governor or other agency heads. Attorney General Rob McKenna angered state Democrats, including Gov. Chris Gregoire, by signing onto a multistate challenge to the national health care ...
Crime to kill healthy big cats - lawyer
A move to put down dozens of endangered big cats at the troubled Zion Wildlife Garden is a tragedy and a crime, the lawyer for the park's operator says.The Northland wildlife park was placed into liquidation in August after the...
Zion big cats could be put down - lawyer
The lawyer for Zion Wildlife Garden says he will fight an application by the receivers, Rabobank, to have the 36 remaining cats either removed from the park or put down.
New bill addresses power of Wash. attorney general
A bill introduced Monday by a group of Senate Democrats would prohibit the state's attorney general from unilaterally taking legal action against the wishes of the governor or other agency heads.