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Lawyer for Duke lacrosse players wants PR info
A lawyer for three members of the Duke Lacrosse team that had its season canceled after unfounded rape allegations were leveled against others on the team wants the records of two public relations firms the university...
Bronx defense lawyer Elliott Shapiro sings the blues
He's got a law degree — and a mean case of the blues. Veteran Bronx defense attorney Elliott Shapiro, 67, has turned 42 years of courthouse heartbreak and triumph into a series of blues ballads that chronicle day-to-day life in the Hall of Justice.
Anthony prosecutor running for State Attorney
Retired prosecutor from Casey Anthony trial is running for the state attorney's office in central Florida.
Lawyer for Duke lacrosse players wants PR info
A lawyer for three members of the Duke Lacrosse team that had its season canceled after unfounded rape allegations were leveled against others on the team wants the records of two public relations firms the university consulted.
Attorney General Jack Conway sworn in for second term
He promises to work on cybersafety, prescription pill legislation.
State Attorney General Paula T. Dow will be guest speaker at Temple Beth-El's Dr. Martin Luter King celebration in ...
Patti Sapone/The Star Ledger Paula T. Dow State Attorney General Paula T. Dow will be the featured speaker at the Temple Beth-El celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month. Dow, who has been nominated for an Essex County...
Lawyer: state workers should repay aid
A lawyer who represents 17 Connecticut state employees suspected of fraudulently receiving federal food stamp benefits should be allowed to repay the money.
Ex-Lawyer Rothstein Says Funds Didn’t Warn Investors
Scott Rothstein, the Florida lawyer sentenced to 50 years in prison for running a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme, said officials at three Manhattan hedge funds helped him prop up the fraud in its final months, according to transcripts of a court deposition.
'Ace Attorney' Cast Photos Show Off Characters, Magnificent Hair
Director Takashi Miike gets that a well-coiffed attorney is an Ace Attorney in the Japanese adaptation of the Capcom series. Japanese film site Eiga.com released a batch of exclusive cast photos from the live action Ace Attorney film over the weekend, providing our first detailed look at the characters before the movie hits in February. Directed [...]
Jeff Ashton announces state attorney bid Tuesday
Retired prosecutor Jeff Ashton is expected to formally announce his candidacy for the office of Orange-Osceola State Attorney on Tuesday.
Lawyer: Conn. state workers should repay food aid
A lawyer who represents 17 Connecticut state employees suspected of fraudulently receiving federal food stamp benefits following the remnants of Hurricane Irene says those who didn't intend to break the law should be allowed to repay the money.
Retired Helena City Attorney To Take Kalispell Job
Helena's longtime city attorney has accepted a new job as Kalispell's interim city manager. David Nielsen retired as Helena city attorney on Dec. 30 after nearly 16 years.
Dairy's attorney claims positive bacteria test was caused by lab
An attorney is claiming state officials told Brunton Dairy a positive test result for bacteria in the Beaver County company's milk probably was caused by lab contamination, according to court document
Lawyer suggests repayment option for state workers accused of food stamp fraud
HARTFORD — A lawyer for 17 Connecticut state employees suspected of fraudulently receiving special federal food stamps after Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast said Monday he is suggesting to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration that workers who didn’t intend to break the law should be allowed to repay the money they received.
Lawyer suggests repayment option for state workers accused of food stamp fraud
HARTFORD — A lawyer for 17 Connecticut state employees suspected of fraudulently receiving special federal food stamps after Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast said Monday he is suggesting to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration that workers who didn’t intend to break the law should be allowed to repay the money they received.
Hitler-loving Topacio gets flak
MANILA, Philippines - A leftist lawyer and known critic of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Tuesday criticized Arroyo's lawyer, Ferdinand Topacio, for saying that Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was a good leader.
NZ lawyer to defend Fijian on politics charges
New Zealand lawyer Peter Williams QC has travelled to Fiji to defend a 74-year-old grandmother accused of trying to overthrow the government there.
Attorney: Blanchard Mother Has The Right To Shoot Intruder
A lawyer says the young mother who shot and killed an intruder this weekend was in the right, and police say so far, they have no reason to question her actions.
Lawyer suggests repayment option for state workers accused of food stamp fraud
HARTFORD — A lawyer for 17 Connecticut state employees suspected of fraudulently receiving special federal food stamps after Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast said Monday he is suggesting to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration that workers who didn’t intend to break the law should be allowed to repay the money they received.
Chinese Rights Lawyer Gao Imprisoned in Far Western China
Gao Zhisheng, the human rights lawyer who has been persecuted by China’s communist authorities since late 2006, will spend the next three years in a remote prison, according [...]
Convicted Ex-Lawyer Scott Rothstein Says That Funds Didn’t Warn Investors
Scott Rothstein, the Florida lawyer sentenced to 50 years in prison for running a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme, said officials at three Manhattan hedge funds helped him prop up the fraud in its final months, according to transcripts of a court deposition.
Local briefs: DA gets grant for younger DUI cases
The Fresno County District Attorney's Office will work with police agencies across the county t
Attorney general to resign this week
ATTORNEY General Ransford Braham will be stepping down from the post this week, becoming the first major casualty of last Thursday’s crushing defeat of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party in national elections.
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.
Dissident lawyer, husband tried in China
BEIJING, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A disbarred Chinese human rights lawyer and her husband were tried last week on charges including fraud, with their family and supporters barred from court.
Requests for letter denied under OPRA
Bond attorney explains position on athletic fields
Mark W. Bidwell, Attorney at Law, Opens New Office in Irvine, California
Mark W. Bidwell, http://www.BidwellLaw.com, provides legal representation in Orange County and Long Beach probate courts; attorney prepared living trusts, wills and estate plans; corporate legal counsel for the small business owner and marital settlement agreements for divorce and dissolution of marriage.Mark W. Bidwell’s new office is located at 18831 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 270, Irvine ...
Lawyer suggests repayment option for state workers accused of food stamp fraud
HARTFORD — A lawyer for 17 Connecticut state employees suspected of fraudulently receiving special federal food stamps after Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast said Monday he is suggesting to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration that workers who didn’t intend to break the law should be allowed to repay the money they received.
NZ lawyer in Suva court
New Zealand lawyer Peter Williams has been in court in Suva today representing a woman accused of conspiring to overthrow Fiji's military regime.
Lawyer suggests repayment option for state workers accused of food stamp fraud
HARTFORD — A lawyer for 17 Connecticut state employees suspected of fraudulently receiving special federal food stamps after Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast said Monday he is suggesting to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration that workers who didn’t intend to break the law should be allowed to repay the money they received.
Lawyer suggests repayment option for state workers accused of food stamp fraud
HARTFORD — A lawyer for 17 Connecticut state employees suspected of fraudulently receiving special federal food stamps after Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast said Monday he is suggesting to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration that workers who didn’t intend to break the law should be allowed to repay the money they received.
Jeff Ashton To Make State Attorney Run Official
Jeff Ashton will speak at the Orange County Courthouse.
N.J. Attorney General Paula Dow leaves office after nearly 2 stressful, sometimes frustrating, years
Despite her share of critics, Dow had some solid achievements, from prosecuting corruption and indicting gang members to formulating new police policies and mentoring students
Ashton announces state attorney bid today | Video
Retired prosecutor Jeff Ashton is expected to formally announce his candidacy for the office of Orange-Osceola State Attorney on Tuesday.
Jeff Ashton announces state attorney bid Tuesday
Retired prosecutor Jeff Ashton is expected to formally announce his candidacy for the office of Orange-Osceola State Attorney on Tuesday.
Jeff Ashton to announce run for state attorney
One of the former prosecutors in Casey Anthony's murder trial is expected to formally announce his plans to run for state attorney on Tuesday. Jeff Ashton will make the special announcement at the Orange County Courthouse at 11 a.m.   Ashton, 54, is challenging his former boss, Lawson Lamar, to be the Orange-Osceola State Attorney. According to his campaign website, Electjeffashton.com , which ...
State Attorney General Paula T. Dow to speak at Temple Beth-El's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Jersey City
State Attorney General Paula T. Dow will be the featured speaker at the Temple Beth-El celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month, The Jersey Journal reports.
Attorney expects verdict before Jan. 25
Prosecutors began presenting their case Tuesday in the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who is accused of ordering protesters killed during the country's uprising last year.
White Powder Found In Envelope Addressed To State Attorney
Three employees at the Palm Beach County state attorney's office are taken to the hospital after they were exposed to a suspicious white powder found in an envelope addressed to state attorney Michael McAuliffe.
Local judge making career move
WEIRTON - Local attorney and Weirton Municipal Judge Steven Dragisich is making a career move that will take him to the West Virginia Attorney General's Office.
Attorney Daniel Ostrach Joins Scott & Bush Ltd.
Scott & Bush Ltd., a Providence, RI law firm specializing in intellectual property and business litigation, today announced that attorney Daniel E. Ostrach has joined the firm
Leading Project, Islamic Finance Lawyer Christopher Aylward Joins Middle East Practice of Baker Botts L.L.P.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates , Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recognized leader in project and Islamic finance, Christopher Aylward , joined Baker Botts L.L.P. today as a partner in the firm's Middle East ...
Lawyer: Conn. state workers should repay food aid
A lawyer for 17 Connecticut state employees suspected of fraudulently receiving special federal food stamps after Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast said Monday he is suggesting to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration that workers who didn't intend to break the law should be allowed to repay the money they received.
Lawyer: Conn. state workers should repay food aid
A lawyer for 17 Connecticut state employees suspected of fraudulently receiving special federal food stamps after Hurricane Irene hit the East Coast said Monday he is suggesting to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's ...
The American Lawyer Names Gibson, Dunn as Litigation Department of the Year
ALM's The American Lawyer has awarded a second consecutive Litigation Department of the Year award to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher – unprecedented in the decade-old competition -- citing the firm’s extraordinary string of significant victories in landmark cases.
Jeff Ashton announces State Attorney bid
Former Orlando Police officer Eddie Diaz praised Ashton before the retired prosecutor announced his bid for State Attorney. Supporters clapped outside the Orange County Courthouse this morning as retired prosecutor Jeff Ashton announced his bid for State Attorney, challenging his former boss and long-time incumbent Lawson Lamar.
Jeff Ashton announces state attorney bid | Video
Former Orlando Police officer Eddie Diaz praised Ashton before the retired prosecutor announced his bid for State Attorney. Within the hour, retired prosecutor Jeff Ashton is expected to formally announce his bid for State Attorney, challenging his former boss and long-time incumbent Lawson Lamar.
Alamogordo Lawyer Accused of B&E
ALAMOGORDO (AP) — A New Mexico divorce lawyer is facing charges after authorities said he broke into his client's estranged husband's house. The Alamogordo Daily Times reports that Raymond Van... Read more »
New district attorney plans big changes beginning Tuesday
For the first time in 26 years, Hancock, Harrison and Stone counties have a new district attorney. Joel Smith succeeds longtime district attorney Cono Caranna, who retired from office. Smith plans to make big changes and it all starts Tuesday, his first day on the job.
Research and Markets: The Best Ways to Market Yourself as a Lawyer in 2012
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "The Best Ways to Market Yourself as a Lawyer in 2012"