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Defense attorney files motion to dismiss charges in Meredith Nilan hit-and-run ...
Defense attorney files motion to dismiss charges in Meredith Nilan hit-and-run ...
ALM's CLECenter.com Partners with ExecSense to Deliver Exclusive New ...
ALM's CLECenter.com Partners with ExecSense to Deliver Exclusive New ...
Lawyer chosen to oversee state medical facilities
Michelle J. Long, the former lawyer for the Tennessee Hospital Association, now has the responsibility of making sure all the state's health care facilities comply with regulations. Health Commissioner Dr. John Dreyzehner announced this week that he ...
Strategic Capital Endorsed by Trial Lawyer Association
In a letter sent to its members this month, the NHAJ notes that the association does not generally endorse or recommend specific companies but that, due to the benefits that Strategic Capital provides, the trial lawyer association has made an exception ...
Lawyer: Lockhart knows nothing about slaying
By Steve Fry Co-defendants Monroe E. Lockhart III and Anthony Fitzgerald Talbert Jr. don't know anything about a home invasion they are charged with, and Lockhart doesn't know anything about a homicide under investigation, their defense attorney said ...
Theresa Erickson's Surrogacy Scheme Should Have Been Avoided
The recent conviction of renowned surrogacy lawyer Theresa Erickson is a disheartening reminder of the vulnerabilities faced both by hopeful parents and surrogates who choose to pursue a surrogacy agreement. The absence of federal regulation in the US ...
Texas Criminal Law Attorney Kevin L. Collins Invited to Speak at Two Legal Events
The first speech, which is set for 10:30 am, will be to the University of Texas-San Antonio and is entitled, “The Life of a Criminal Trial Lawyer.” In this lecture and multi-media presentation, Mr. Collins will reflect on his 25 years of criminal ...
Amidu's Statement Is A Red Herring And Inconsistent - Woyome's Lawyer
So you as an Attorney General you wouldn't have the opportunity to prosecute this matter, and you failed to do so and then when you exit the state, you metamorphose yourself into a public interest lawyer to say that let us form a vigilante group and ...
New Texas Drug Laws Recently Went Into Effect; Georgetown Criminal Defense ...
New Texas Drug Laws Recently Went Into Effect; Georgetown Criminal Defense ...
Lawyer: LoPorto did nothing wrong
By Kenneth C. Crowe II Edward McDonough appears in court before final summations in his ballot fraud case in the Rensselaer County Courthouse in Troy, NY March 2. 2012. (Skip Dickstein / Times Union) Defense Attorney Michael Feit who represents Michael ...
Lawyer for suspect in killing of firefighter from Orange City claims self-defense
By PATRICIO G. BALONA, STAFF WRITER A Maine man accused of killing a firefighter from Orange City is distressed, his defense attorney said Friday after the suspect appeared in court. Daniel Porter, 24, went before a judge at the Waldo County Superior ...
SC penalizes lawyer for notarizing SPA despite absence of one of parties
by Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr. MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) has penalized a lawyer who notarized a special power of attorney (SPA) despite the absence of one of the parties. In a decision promulgated on Feb. 15, 2012 and penned by Associate Justice ...
'Desperate Housewives' Trial: Nicollette Sheridan Grilled in Heated Cross ...
'Desperate Housewives' Trial: Nicollette Sheridan Grilled in Heated Cross ...
DUI defense attorney says MS sentencing law unconstitutional
By Danielle Thomas - bio | email A drunk driving case in Gulfport could end up challenging the constitutionality of Mississippi's DUI laws. Defense attorney Michael Crosby said he's prepared to carry the Darrell Blappert case all the way to the State ...
Lawyer for suspect in killing of firefighter from Orange City claims self-defense
By patricio Balona, staff writer Daniel Porter shouts out "It's good to see you!" to supporters as he is escorted from a state police car by Trooper Jonathan Russell. (Kevin Bennett/Bango Daily News) Wearing a bullet proof vest, Daniel Porter talks ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on Crane ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on Crane ...
Taking the law out of the old firm
"Does a lawyer in India have the same safeguards, the same client privilege, the same privacy laws as we do? Who else has access to that information that we would treat as being private and confidential in Australia?" As long as outsourcing stays ...
Lawyer criticizes judge for imprisoning rapist
LOCKPORT—A defense attorney protested Friday as Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas sent his client to prison in a rape case after having placed him on interim probation six months ago. Herbert L. Wooten, 44, of Willow Avenue, Niagara Falls, ...
Defense lawyer: Suspect was bullied, hit before fatal stabbing
A teen charged with killing a fellow student at a Far South Side school this week had been bullied and was struck by the victim before the fatal stabbing, the teen's lawyer claimed in court today. Christian Gonzalez, 17, was ordered held without bail ...
Meeting global cut
By SHAILA KOSHY The Bar Council has tried before to get lawyers to pass a resolution for the implementation of a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme and failed. Is it going to fare better at the Malaysian Bar annual general meeting on ...
Barnett for defense: prepared, passionate
That's John Barnett, a trial lawyer who has been arguing cases for the defense in Orange County courtrooms for nearly 40 years now. He's the lawyer who won an acquittal for one of the Los Angeles police officers involved in the Rodney King beating case ...
Raleigh Criminal Attorney M. Moseley Matheson has Been Selected to Serve as a ...
Raleigh Criminal Attorney M. Moseley Matheson has Been Selected to Serve as a ...
New York Civil Rights Violation Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Commends Port ...
New York Civil Rights Violation Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Commends Port ...
Lawyer: Frustration is evident in BC justice system
By this July, respected Queens Counsel lawyer Geoffrey Cowper is to submit a report on how to overhaul an over-burdened justice system. But he has to do it without stepping on judicial independence, while attempting to change a legal culture centuries ...
Lawyer who two men are accused of conspiring to murder dies in his sleep
The lawyer, who two men are accused of conspiring to murder along with Celtic manager Neil Lennon in an explosives plot, was in the country on a business trip with human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar. A statement issued by Jack Irvine on behalf of Mr ...
Bomb plot lawyer found dead in Pakistan
He was travelling with Aamer Anwar, a Glasgow-based human rights lawyer, who found his body after he failed to appear for breakfast at the Pearl Continental Hotel. They attended a wedding on Saturday night, along with Pakistani government ministers, ...
Attorney questions promotion of terrorist defender to head of Gitmo policy at ...
Attorney questions promotion of terrorist defender to head of Gitmo policy at ...
Lawyer who defended 'American Taliban' fighter appointed to Justice Department ...
Lawyer who defended 'American Taliban' fighter appointed to Justice Department ...
Fearing killers, 'runaway' lawyer goes on YouTube
A lawyer, who fled the country following accusations of embezzling his own company's funds, says that he has received death threats from those linked to the Johor royalty. PETALING JAYA: Fearing that he would be assassinated on orders from an ...
Divorce: how not to turn your ex into your enemy
How different it would have been if I'd taken the advice of the lawyer I went to see when we first split. Given that I had a decent pension and certain savings – more than my husband, in fact – he informed me that my husband could, if he wanted to, ...
Be the better person
I'm going to put this out there as a universal truth in the legal profession: at one point, everyone's been on the other side of the table to another lawyer who's not been civil. Perhaps it's been in the courtroom, perhaps just in the hallway, ...
New tricks
“It allows for the transitioning of clients to younger lawyers, so the firm is able to offer continuity to a client even as the lawyer gets older,” he says. “If lawyers keep hanging onto their clients over time, the clients themselves change — there ...
Alumnus Attorney Accepted to ABOTA
CONWAY, Ark. (March 5, 2012) - Hendrix College alumnus Don McKinney was recently accepted as a member of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national association of trial lawyers with significant jury trial practice ...
2nd Circuit strikes down NY limits on lawyer advertising
Buffalo trial lawyer J. Michael Hayes had sued the State of New York Attorney Grievance Committee over a rule regarding advertising. The rule required lawyers who identify themselves as certified specialists to include a prominent disclaimer stating ...
Libel lawyer: Fluke 'definitely' has reason to sue Limbaugh
But a prominent Philadelphia trial lawyer who's been involved in a number of high-profile defamation cases still thinks the conservative talker is vulnerable to a defamation lawsuit. A number of people have urged the student, Sandra Fluke, ...
Mirkarimi's lawyer asks for a change of venue
A lawyer for Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said because of extensive press coverage he can't get a fair trial. Paul Chinn/The Chronicle Mirkarimi faces three misdemeanor counts of domestic violence battery, dissuading a witness and child endangerment related ...
Lawyer walks out of DOJ inquiry on NBP anomalies; BuCor chief no show
MANILA — Lawyer Allan Paguia, legal counsel of whistleblower Kabungsuan Makilala, on Monday walked out of the Department of Justice (DOJ) fact-finding investigation on alleged irregularities at the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) in Muntinlupa City, ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on ...
Casey Anthony: Lawyer to ask to set aside deadlines or postpone defamation trial
By Amy Pavuk, Orlando Sentinel Casey Anthony's civil attorney will ask a judge today to set aside deadlines set in her defamation case, or alternatively, to continue her trial to a later date. Jury selection is slated to begin April 10 in the case ...
Lawyer for attempted-murder suspect wants to see video
AYER -- The defense attorney for a Shirley man facing charges of attempted murder and robbery in a supermarket parking lot is seeking store security video to see if the incident was captured on tape. Blake Morris, 20, of Shirley, and co-defendant ...
My Father Did Not Persuade Me to Read Law, Says Best Law Student
"I grew up with this love for the legal profession; to like law because my father is a lawyer and currently the Acting Chief Judge (CJ) of Adamawa State and my mother also works in the Court as a Court Registrar. I grew in a family where my parents and ...
China Watch – A foreign lawyer's view from the inside
One foreign lawyer colleague in these early days wryly – and astutely – remarked that were it not for foreign corporates investing in China, there would have been no one in China, including government regulators, who really paid attention to or cared ...
Afghanistan's only foreign defence lawyer
Kimberley Motley is an unlikely candidate for Afghanistan's only foreign defence lawyer. A young mother of three and former American beauty queen, she left the US for the first time less than four years ago. In that time she has become a lifeline for ...
Lawyer, Realtor offer free seminar in Morristown for first-time homebuyers
By Independent Press This seminar is open to anyone looking to buy their first home, or those who will be ready to buy in the future. Before you begin looking, learn from real estate and legal professionals about purchasing their first home in today's ...
Letter from London: The Queen's Lawyers
By Alex Aldridge In 2003, David Wolfe, a lawyer who works alongside Cherie Blair at top London human rights shop Matrix Chambers, decided he was unhappy with the way the British legal hierarchy works. So he co-signed an open letter criticising the ...
Jefferson County Circuit Court, Place 9: All 4 Democrats making first campaign ...
Jefferson County Circuit Court, Place 9: All 4 Democrats making first campaign ...
Former Vegas mayor, mob lawyer Goodman honored with bronze bust in downtown ...
Former Vegas mayor, mob lawyer Goodman honored with bronze bust in downtown ...
Judge restricts lawyer for accused Ogden cop shooter
By Aaron Falk Amid contention and confusion in the capital murder case of Matthew David Stewart, a judge has ordered the alleged cop killer's private attorney to take a backseat to the man's court-appointed lawyers. In a ruling handed down Tuesday, ...
'Desperate Housewives' Trial: Lawyer Says Nicollette Sheridan Feared She'd Be ...
'Desperate Housewives' Trial: Lawyer Says Nicollette Sheridan Feared She'd Be ...
Allen Stanford found guilty of vast fraud
* Convicted of 13 of 14 counts he faced * Stanford lawyer says disappointed, appeal expected * Charges carry possible prison term of nearly 20 yrs By Anna Driver HOUSTON, March 6 (Reuters) - Allen Stanford was convicted on Tuesday of running a $7 ...