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Lawyer who had sex with family law client in joint retainer in hot water for ...
Lawyer who had sex with family law client in joint retainer in hot water for ...
Tennessee Heritage: Carter's favorite son survives jail and war to become ...
Tennessee Heritage: Carter's favorite son survives jail and war to become ...
Thompson Hine, David J. Hooker Receive Inaugural Diversity Awards From ...
Thompson Hine, David J. Hooker Receive Inaugural Diversity Awards From ...
Tax? Penalty? Even Obama's Lawyer Is Confused In Court Argument
So the court hired its own lawyer to argue that point, veteran Covington & Burling litigator Robert A. Long. At various points during his arguments the justices seemed to take pity on him, pointing out weaknesses in his case and suggesting stronger ...
Public campaign launched to defend Zimmerman
obviously, zimmerman has been getting pounded in the court of public opinion so his attorney, perhaps, very appropriate way. if you're the defendants lawyer, you're trying to level the playing field . and the defense is mounting a counter campaign and ...
Competition Law, Policy and the Apparent Oversupply of Lawyers in the US
Although no lawyer, of course, has monopoly power, the state bars (sort of, as we'll see) control the supply of legal services, and through unauthorized-practice-of-law prosecutions enforce the profession's entry barrier. But the bars are a curious ...
Reflections on 30-Plus Years As an Out Gay Lawyer
In 1973 another lawyer and I opened our own law firm. With some luck and hard work, the firm prospered and grew to eight lawyers. But by 1981 I realized that ultimately I would regret not owning up to who I am and that I could no longer live a ...
Lawyer involved with HOA scandal found dead
By Joyce Lupiani Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Criminal defense attorney David Amesbury, who was involved in the local HOA scandal, was found dead in Sacramento yesterday. 57-year-old Amesbury pleaded guilty on Oct. 24 for his role in a scheme to ...
Lawyer: Throw out confession in Mallove slaying in Norwich
Chad M. Schaffer, 32, is charged with felony murder, murder and first-degree robbery in the beating death of Eugene Mallove. By GREG SMITH Key evidence for the prosecution against Norwich murder suspect Chad M. Schaffer is the subject of a continuing ...
Atlanta Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney Christopher Simon Named Georgia ...
Atlanta Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney Christopher Simon Named Georgia ...
Clergy sex-abuse trial takes a sharply sanitized turn
The lawyer also suggested that the victim had "disavowed" a second allegation that the priest later masturbated in front of the teen in a shed at a suburban parish. Neither side gave the jury an indication about what was behind the new narrative, ...
Man who fired lawyer gets 25 years for kidnapping, home invasion
ELYRIA — Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski sentenced Kareem “Kill” Tucker to 25 years in prison Monday for a July 2010 kidnapping and home invasion. Kareem “Kill” Tucker tells Lorain County Common Pleas Judge Mark Betleski that he expects ...
MF Global's Top Lawyer Will Break Her Silence
MF Global's top lawyer will break her five-month silence on Wednesday to tell Congress that she was unaware of a gaping shortfall in customer money until hours before the brokerage firm filed for bankruptcy on Oct. 31. Laurie Ferber, MF Global's ...
Morning Take-Out
By WILLIAM ALDEN MF Global's Top Lawyer to Break Her Silence | MF Global's top lawyer is expected to break her five-month silence on Wednesday to tell Congress that she was unaware of a gaping shortfall in customer money until hours before the ...
Tax-Lien Probe Wins Sixth N.J. Plea as Lawyer Admits Guilt
A lawyer became the sixth person to plead guilty in New Jersey in a federal antitrust probe of rigged auctions of municipal tax liens. Robert E. Rothman, a New York man who owns a New Jersey real estate business, pleaded guilty today in federal court ...
Ex-Fitness committee lawyer suspended for groping client
NEW YORK, March 27 (Reuters) - A lawyer who previously served on a state attorney ethics committee received a nine-month suspension on Tuesday for sexual misconduct against a client. The Appellate Division, First Department, suspended personal injury ...
Barristers' Society researching issue of lawyer scarcity in rural areas
In some areas of the province, he said, the youngest lawyer in the area is 50 years old. The problem was highlighted recently in Lunenburg, where up to 20 lawyers are expected to retire in the next few years. That prompted a conference in the area a ...
James Culp: Military Massacre Lawyer
If Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is found guilty of killing any or all of the 17 Afghan villagers he's accused of massacring, he could be eligible for parole within 10 years, says James Culp, one of the nation's top civilian military lawyers and the ...
Gov. Perdue Appoints Lawyer To Superior Court Bench After Judge Retired
Gov. Bev Perdue has appointed W. Douglas Parsons to the Superior Court bench for the 4A Judicial District, which covers Duplin, Jones, and Sampson Counties. He will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Russell Lanier, Jr. Parsons is ...
Lady SAN Turns 80
In 1981, she became the first female lawyer to be conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria. In 1994, she became the first African, non-caucasian, President of Zonta International, a global organisation that advances the status of women ...
Bobby Brown Was 'Not Driving Erratically': Lawyer
Days after Bobby Brown was arrested for driving under the influence, the R&B singer's attorney is defending his actions behind the wheel. "Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and Mr. Brown was not driving erratically," Tiffany Feder, ...
White House Defends Verrilli's Supreme Court Performance
The chief White House lawyer vouched for him, saying, “Mr. Verrilli is an extraordinarily talented advocate who possesses a sharp mind, keen judgment and unquestionable integrity.” Ruemmler and Deputy White House Chief of Staff Nancy-Ann DeParle were ...
Baylor Law Students Sweep Top Honors at National Trial Competition
Teams from Baylor Law School captured both first and second place at the National Trial Competition finals held March 24 in Austin. In the final round, the Baylor Law team of Mark Walraven and Steven Lopez defeated Joel Towner and Chaille Graft ...
Defense lawyer fends off celebrity
“It's a strange experience to walk down the street and suddenly be recognized,” defense attorney Geir Lippestad told foreign correspondents in Oslo this week. But that's exactly what's happened since Lippestad agreed to defend one of the worst ...
Lawyer tagged in Ortega slay falls; ex-gov, 3 others hunted
CALAPAN CITY, Philippines – A lawyer tagged as one of the principal suspects in last year's killing of broadcaster and environmentalist Gerardo “Gerry'' Ortega fell into the hands of the police Tuesday night in Palawan. Chief Inspector Reynaldo Ramos, ...
US Senate takes up vote today on appointing Reno lawyer to federal bench
The US Senate plans to consider today the nomination of Reno lawyer Miranda Du for the US District Court in Nevada. If confirmed, Du will become Nevada's first Asian-American federal judge. The US Senate is scheduled to meet in executive session at 5 ...
On Winnable Versus Unwinnable Cases
By GERT K. HIRSCHBERG (The writer is a retired trial lawyer, an American Board of Trial Advocates member since 1978 and a former professor of torts at five California law schools. He counts 4000 of his former students among California's lawyers and ...
Retired judge will sort secrets from evidence in perjury case against Detroit ...
Retired judge will sort secrets from evidence in perjury case against Detroit ...
Onit Executives to Speak at Texas Lawyer In-House Counsel Summit
... a leading provider of business productivity and process management Apps, today announced that its CEO Eric M. Elfman and Customer Development Executive Paul Zengilowski will present at the Texas Lawyer In-House Counsel Summit in Dallas on March 29, ...
Lawyer urges caution in John Doe probe of police searches
By John Diedrich of the Journal Sentinel An attorney for one of the Milwaukee police officers under investigation for breaking the law during strip searches cautioned against drawing conclusions so soon. Martin Kohler, a prominent Milwaukee defense ...
Lawyer for notorious Russian arms dealer is fighting to overturn conviction
Bout's lawyer, Albert Dayan, in a letter filed Wednesday in federal court in New York, is now asking Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, who presided over the trial and will set Bout's sentence, not to "become an unwilling party" in what Dayan calls a "wrongful ...
Lawyer-client confidentiality often violated
It is a tradition and universal public knowledge that the relationship between a lawyer and his client(s) imports obligations of confidentiality. The first duty of a lawyer is to keep secrets of his client. In many cases, the distinction between the ...
The US Senate confirmed today the nomination of Reno lawyer Miranda Du to the ...
The US Senate confirmed today the nomination of Reno lawyer Miranda Du to the ...
Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer, Richard Wilner Named 2012 California Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers magazine names Los Angeles Immigration attorney Richard Wilner of Wilner & O'Reilly, APLC one of the top attorneys in California for 2012. Los Angeles, CA attorney Richard Wilner of Wilner & O'Reilly, APLC has been named by California ...
A legal precedent
As the Legal Services Regulation Bill passes through the second stage of the Dáil, the legal profession is facing independent regulation for the first time in its history. Rónán Duffy reports. The perception that the legal sector is among the most ...
Lawyer Shouldn't Have Contacted Opponent Who Said She Was Going to Change Lawyers
By Joan C. Rogers A lawyer violated the prohibition against contacting a represented party by responding to an email from a litigation opponent who complained that her attorney was acting contrary to her wishes, the Washington Court of Appeals, ...
William Houser, lawyer and former part-time judge, running for Superior Court
POULSBO — Lawyer William C. Houser of Poulsbo announced his candidacy Wednesday for Kitsap County Superior Court. Houser is running for the position being vacated by Judge M. Karlynn Haberly, who is retiring. "We can all thank Judge Haberly for her ...
Joint Ventures and Associating Counsel: Do Not Overlook the Opportunity to Put ...
Joint Ventures and Associating Counsel: Do Not Overlook the Opportunity to Put ...
Lawyer: Calif. woman accused of assisted suicide says she didn't know pills ...
Lawyer: Calif. woman accused of assisted suicide says she didn't know pills ...
Ex-Salem lawyer Helm sentenced to 2 years for fraud
By Laurence Hammack Steven Helm's life — personal injury lawyer, father of three sons, Salem civic leader — began to unravel on April 5, 2008. That was the day, he testified in a federal courtroom Thursday, that his wife found pornography in their ...
Two Firm Injury Lawyers Recognized as Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in Virginia
This is a prestigious honor that no lawyer can simply pay for. The selection process is rigorous including peer recommendations and extensive third-party research. The National Trial Lawyers has selected Virginia injury attorneys Emily Mapp Brannon and ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Discusses ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Discusses ...
Civil recovery rarely leads to court: lawyer
Legal-aid lawyer Jodi MacDonald informed Judge Wayne Gorman that Leslie, who was caught shoplifting just over six dollars worth of cosmetics, paid a civil recovery amount to the company of approximately $610. Pittman, who took just over $55 worth of ...
Bristol County Prosecutor Actions Under Scrutiny
One of the basic and ancient tenets of law protects communications between a defendant and his lawyer. But after that prosecutor sent taped conversations between a defendant and his attorney to a grand jury, the defense attorney says the judge has to ...
Prominent Lawyer's Son Arrested in Sting Operation
Fairfax County Police say that the son of a prominent defense attorney was arrested Wednesday night in an undercover sting operation. Police confirm that Jacob Greenspun, 20, was charged with three counts of distribution of marijuana and one count ...
Prosecutor, defense lawyer in contentious fatal crash case each suspended
Each side accused the other of discovery violations and trial tactics that amounted to professional misconduct, and the Office of Lawyer Responsibility started cases against both Humphery and Sommers in 2006. Humphrey was found to have made misleading ...
Lawyer: Alleged spam mastermind might plead guilty
MILWAUKEE (WTW) — The lawyer for a Russian man who's being held in Wisconsin on charges that he masterminded a worldwide spamming network says his client is considering a guilty plea. Oleg Nikolaenko of Moscow was charged in November 2010 with ...
Motley Rice, Miss. lawyer ordered to pay fees for 'frivolous' lawsuit
BY JESSICA M. KARMASEK INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge has ordered a group of law firms, including Motley Rice LLP, and a Mississippi lawyer to pay nearly $400000 in fees for pursuing a "frivolous" lawsuit against a for-profit ...
Reasonable Doubt: Lawyer-client privilege not always clear-cut
By Nancy Seto, March 30, 2012 One of the most important concepts in our legal system is that of solicitor-client privilege (which goes hand in hand with a lawyer's duty of confidentiality to their clients). It's highly important that lawyers hold ...
Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr. Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award from DePaul ...
Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr. Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award from DePaul ...