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New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Achieves Certification as a Civil Trial Attorney
On February 8, the Court's Board of Attorney Certification notified the New Jersey personal injury lawyer that she had passed the examination and met all requirements to be certified as a civil trial attorney. She joins the less than 2 percent of all ...
Former TV news announcer embarks on new road as lawyer
Over time, instead of the TV announcer well-versed in the law she had set out to become, she felt a strengthening desire to be a lawyer full-time. To push herself, she left her television job and threw herself into her studies 15 hours a day, ...
A lawyer's idea of marketing
By Walter Rubel / [email protected] Of all the reasons given by all the New Mexico legislators for all of their votes this session, none are as absurd as the one offered by Sen. Lisa Curtis, who claimed that her vote against a bill to offer limited ...
Judge in Gulf oil spill trial can handle the numbingly complex trial ahead ...
Judge in Gulf oil spill trial can handle the numbingly complex trial ahead ...
Lawyer for Gitmo Detainee Challenges Mail-reading Rule
Connell, a lawyer based in Washington, DC, also charges that the correspondence guidelines infringe upon the privacy legally afforded all mail exchanged between private citizens. As reported by the Washington Post, Connell explained, “The Supreme Court ...
Hit-run lawyer should be banned: Xenophon
The state's attorney-general John Rau said there was nothing he could do, but Senator Xenophon now says McGee should not be working as a lawyer. "For a whole range of reasons, including public confidence in the legal profession, I don't think Mr McGee ...
Mary Alexander Elected to California State Bar Association's Trial Lawyer Hall ...
Mary Alexander Elected to California State Bar Association's Trial Lawyer Hall ...
Demjanjuk trial lawyer: Germany lacks funds to go after Nazi criminals
Cornelius Nestler, who represented the families of Demjanjuk victims, says: If these kind of cases are not prosecuted in the next two to four years, they will never happen. By Ofer Aderet "A small fish" is one expression whose literal meaning is ...
The heart of being a lawyer
'THE first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers,” says Dick the Butcher in one of the most memorable lines in Shakespeare's Henry VI. Some may be thinking of lawyers along such denigratory, though hopefully less extreme, lines especially with the ...
Top litigators depart Dechert to join Weil, Gotshal & Manges
"It was a very difficult decision, but it's a terrific opportunity to be an even better trial lawyer," she said. O'Connor, 46, also focuses on complex commercial disputes, consumer fraud, mass torts and product liability. She was assistant in-house ...
King & Spalding Adds Tobacco Litigator Jason Keefhus as Counsel
ATLANTA, GA -- Jason E. Keefhus, a trial lawyer specializing in tobacco litigation, has joined the product liability practice of King & Spalding as a counsel in the Atlanta office, the firm announced today. Keefhus joined King & Spalding from Jones Day ...
Curley appointed Utica's new corporation counsel
“Mark is an accomplished courtroom lawyer whose skills as a criminal attorney will prove indispensible as my administration strives to bring transparency and trust back to City Hall.” Curley completed law school at the University of Texas in Austin, ...
Litigator Diane Sullivan Bolts Dechert for Weil
Veteran trial lawyer Diane Sullivan has taken her practice from Dechert to Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York, joining the firm Monday along with fellow litigator Kathleen O'Connor. Sullivan, who joined Dechert in 2001 from Lowenstein Sandler, ...
The experiences of one lawyer-juror
Last fall, I had a special opportunity presented to me. I was selected as a juror for a criminal trial in state court. I say “special” because though most citizens have had the experience of receiving a jury summons, many fewer actually get selected ...
Citing pneumonia and need for lawyer, Cline gets more time
Suspended Durham District Attorney Tracey Cline packs her files after an hour-long hearing on whether she should be removed from office. A judge granted Cline, who is recovering from pneumonia, a continuance to Feb. 20. Her voice cracking and swerving ...
Top trial lawyer departs Dechert for Weil, Gotshal
By Leigh Jones (Reuters) - Top product liability trial lawyer Diane Sullivan has joined the elite law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges from Dechert. Sullivan, who focuses on class actions, consumer fraud, life sciences, and other complex commercial disputes ...
Top trial lawyer departs Dechert for Weil, Gotshal
(Reuters) - Top product liability trial lawyer Diane Sullivan has joined the elite law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges from Dechert. Sullivan, who focuses on class actions, consumer fraud, life sciences, and other complex commercial disputes, ...
Judge sets Nov. trial date for Bulger, lawyer says more time needed to go ...
Judge sets Nov. trial date for Bulger, lawyer says more time needed to go ...
Lawyer: Life in prison unfair for underwear bomber
AP DETROIT -- A mandatory life sentence for a Nigerian who tried to blow up a Detroit-bound plane is cruel and unfair, a defense attorney said Monday as he asked a judge to declare the punishment unconstitutional. No one aboard Northwest Airlines ...
Lawyer: Life in Prison Unfair for Underwear Bomber
A mandatory life sentence for a Nigerian who tried to blow up a Detroit-bound plane is cruel and unfair, a defense attorney said Monday as he asked a judge to declare the punishment unconstitutional. No one aboard Northwest Airlines Flight 187 except ...
Inquiry costs soar as police 'lawyer up'
The Missing Women inquiry has cost taxpayers more than $4 million so far, an amount that is expected to climb as more police officers "lawyer up" to defend against allegations that have arisen over the last four months. Many officers and former ...
Legal Profession Act changes passed
"Where then, is the space for a Singapore lawyer to learn in that environment?" Mr Shanmugam noted that Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong had addressed the challenge in 2010. "I have the views of the chief justice distilled, not only his own observations, ...
China Watch – A foreign lawyer's view from the inside
(That may explain why when I joined the firm eight years later in 2001, the Lovells Beijing office was comprised only of me, one junior lawyer recruited from our Hong Kong office and a small office staff. Remarkably, that still put us within shouting ...
$25 Billion Settlement Vindication for Homeowners, Says Foreclosure Defense ...
$25 Billion Settlement Vindication for Homeowners, Says Foreclosure Defense ...
Legal Aid Society of Orange County Announces the Formation of Legal Genie, Inc ...
Legal Aid Society of Orange County Announces the Formation of Legal Genie, Inc ...
Missing Women inquiry costs soar as police 'lawyer up'
BY NEAL HALL, VANCOUVER SUN : Tuesday, February 14, 2012 11:59 AM The Missing Women inquiry has cost taxpayers more than $4 million so far, an amount that is expected to climb as more police officers “lawyer up” to defend against allegations that have ...
Appeal Funding Partners to Provide Practical Information for Contingency Fee ...
Appeal Funding Partners to Provide Practical Information for Contingency Fee ...
Hispanic National Bar Association Celebrates 40th Anniversary
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- This year, the Hispanic National Bar Association is celebrating its 40th year as the National Voice of the Hispanic Legal Community®. Since its founding in 1972, the HNBA has grown in its mission to ...
Ruling in lawyer's claim of 'racial profiling' overturned
A well-known Toronto lawyer who alleged that a librarian “racially profiled” him at a Brampton, Ont., courthouse has seen a ruling in his favour at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario thrown out. Selwyn Pieters, and another lawyer, Brian Noble, ...
Lawyer says dozens of witnesses could testify at trial of Fort Collins arson ...
Lawyer says dozens of witnesses could testify at trial of Fort Collins arson ...
Mountie's lawyer argues arresting officer's testimony should not be considered
The lawyer for an off-duty RCMP officer accused of obstructing justice by leaving the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident and then drinking two shots of vodka to “calm his nerves” is arguing testimony about the officer's statement should be disallowed ...
San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer Daniel Gilleon Appears on Three San Diego ...
San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer Daniel Gilleon Appears on Three San Diego ...
Chicago Employment Lawyer Says Gender Violence Still Exists
The appeal court decided the Act may 'not' be retroactively applied,” explained Timothy Coffey, a Chicago employment lawyer and principal attorney for The Coffey Law Office, PC, an employment litigation firm dedicated to representing employees in the ...
Singapore to allow mergers between foreign and local firms
In addition, when there is a collaboration between a Singapore firm and a foreign firm, a lawyer will be allowed to be a partner in both practices. The six international firms that have a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licence (5 December 2008) ...
Malawi:'Dissident' lawyer, Kasambara, out on bail
Prominent lawyer and activist Ralph Kasambara came out of Chichiri Prison walls on Wednesday February 15, 2012, after spending two nights in the hands of law enforcement and correctional authorities. He was nabbed by armed police on Monday after he ...
Santa Rosa lawyer on winning streak after heart surgery
It's an admirable record for any lawyer, especially someone who less than a year ago had a six-hour heart valve replacement operation. “I came back much stronger than when I left,” Turer said this week. “It's made a huge difference in my life and ...
EXCLUSIVE: Missing Women inquiry costs soar as police 'lawyer up'
The Missing Women inquiry has cost taxpayers more than $4 million so far, an amount that is expected to climb as more police officers “lawyer up” to defend against allegations that have arisen over the last four months. Many officers and former ...
Taylor Armstrong's New Reported BF Revealed: Her Married Lawyer
Taylor Armstrong is getting legal help from a 54-year-old lawyer John Bluher, who she is also dating, reports RadarOnline. “John traveled with Taylor while she was doing her book tour and the two of them hit it off, in more ways than one,” a source ...
Khan: Tribunal's lawyer is President's lawyer
By NALINEE SEELAL Thursday, February 16 2012 Israel Khan SC is questioning the appointment of Reginald Armour SC as counsel to a tribunal to probe allegations of misconduct against suspended Integrity Commission deputy chairman Gladys Gafoor as a ...
Former Walker aide to be arraigned on 3 theft charges; lawyer has said client ...
Former Walker aide to be arraigned on 3 theft charges; lawyer has said client ...
Child Molestation Victims' Rights Attorney Robert Allard Selected for ...
Child Molestation Victims' Rights Attorney Robert Allard Selected for ...
Suspended Ohio attorney still licensed in W.Va.
12 refused to accept the recommendation of its Lawyer Disciplinary Board that the Court mirror the discipline the Ohio Supreme Court meted out to Norman L. Folwell. On July 6, the Ohio high court ordered that Folwell, 46, a sole practitioner in ...
Maryland Foreclosure Defense Attorney Establishes Hotline as Foreclosure ...
Maryland Foreclosure Defense Attorney Establishes Hotline as Foreclosure ...
Judge: FIU student must stand trial in fatal stabbing of football player
A lawyer for defendant Quentin Wyche, who is charged with second-degree murder in the March 2010 stabbing death of fellow student Kendall Berry on FIU's main campus, sought to have the charges dropped on the grounds that Wyche was defending himself in ...
Shpoonkle Launches Free Service for Law Students to Trade or Sell Used Law or ...
Shpoonkle Launches Free Service for Law Students to Trade or Sell Used Law or ...
Ethics Complaint Claims Lawyer Tried to Sway Potential Jurors by Posting ...
Ethics Complaint Claims Lawyer Tried to Sway Potential Jurors by Posting ...
Surfer dude shows up with prominent lawyer, gets community service
BY KIM JANSSEN Staff Reporter [email protected] February 16, 2012 10:58AM Rex Flodstrom of Chicago rides a wave on Lake Michigan at Whiting Park in Whiting, Ind. Friday September 30, 2011. Flodstrom was among several surfers taking advantage of the ...
UVA lacrosse player's murder trial delayed by lawyer's illness
His lawyer said in an opening statement that Huguely thought Love had suffered only a nosebleed when he left. The prosecution rested its case Wednesday after a morning of testimony in which two of his friends said Huguely lied about where he had been ...
Quartzsite town lawyer accused of violating ethics
AP | Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:58 am | (0) Comments The feud that's gripping the western Arizona town of Quartzsite is turning to the courtroom after two defense attorneys filed motions in Quartzsite Magistrate Court accusing the town's ...
It's splitsville for accused Bronx ticket-fixing cop Jose Ramos and his lawyer
By Kevin Deutsch AND Corky Siemaszko / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Jose Ramos, a former NYPD officer, requested a new attorney because he could not work with lawyer John Sandleitner. The Bronx cop at the center of the police-ticket fixing scandal won a divorce ...