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Law Firms Split Over Nonlawyer Investors
Opponents worry that non-lawyer partners could push law firms to maximize profits at the expense of their obligations to clients. "Let's keep remembering the story of Arthur Andersen and Enron—how great firms can lose their way by chasing monetary ...
Gippsland faces lawyer recruitment challenge
The Victoria Law Foundation says attracting high-quality legal professionals to Gippsland is a major challenge. The community legal education group visited Sale last week to meet Gippsland lawyers, magistrates and judges. Joh Kirby from the foundation ...
Disqualified trans contestant takes on Miss Universe
(CTV) The buxom, blond beauty pageant contestant who was kicked out of the Miss Universe Canada competition after it was discovered she was born male has hired a lawyer. Jenna Talackova of Vancouver landed a spot among the 65 finalists set to compete ...
Legaco Express Interview Series - Information Lawyer James Sherer
by James Sherer on 3/31/2012 I spoke with the Legaco Express for Paralegals, and shared my views on the ever-changing field of information law and the opportunities paralegals may explore within this evolving field. We discussed the skills excellent ...
More top lawyers are being rumbled for financial wrongdoing
In all lines of business there will be people who decide to abuse their position for personal gain, but when it is a lawyer doing so, it just feels that much more heinous - like hearing a vicar swear. Between 2010 and 2011, an unusually high number of ...
Polish up your retention policy - private practice lawyers are increasingly ...
Polish up your retention policy - private practice lawyers are increasingly ...
Attorney Claims OJ's Lawyer Owes him $250K
By NICK DIVITO LAS VEGAS (CN) - Yale Galanter, OJ Simpson's lead defense attorney in the 2008 robbery trial, did not pay a local lawyer the $250000 flat he promised for helping to represent Simpson, the attorney, Gabriel Grasso, claims in Clark County ...
DRUG WAR: Mexican kingpin fires lawyer right before sentencing
By Elliot Spagat AP SAN DIEGO - Benjamin Arellano Felix seemed to get off easy considering he was one of the world's most powerful drug traffickers in the 1990s. He pleaded guilty in January to crimes that would give him no more than 25 years in prison ...
Longtime Maine Lawyer Is Reprimanded re 'Crusade' Concerning Ex-Client He ...
Longtime Maine Lawyer Is Reprimanded re 'Crusade' Concerning Ex-Client He ...
Judge slams STC lawyer for 'mockery,' bows out
The judge said the school's lawyer made a “mockery” of the court by defying his order that would have let two students join their commencement exercise last Friday. The Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge said he was so upset, he was inhibiting himself ...
Supreme Court declines Porco Appeal
"A criminal defense lawyer cannot call himself or herself a criminal defense lawyer if he or she gives up easily," Kindlon said. But District Attorney David Soares says Kindlon can file appeal after appeal with whatever court he wants, ...
Trial lawyers refuse to act as duty counsel
By Walter Cordery, Daily News April 3, 2012 People who can't afford a lawyer, and are going to court to face charges this month, will have to represent themselves. The BC Trial Lawyers Association is increasing pressure on the provincial government to ...
Professional Ethics
by Geng Chen on Apr 3, 2012 • 7:00 am No Comments What does it mean to behave ethically as a lawyer? A few weeks ago, I attended an event sponsored by the new Harvard Law School “Living Well in the Law” program. It was a talk by Harvard psychologist ...
Casey Anthony Prosecutor Seeks Donations From Casey's Defense Lawyer
Tags: casey anthony, defense attorney, donations, lawyer, prosecutor What a treat!!! Such a special way to end a special day in New York City yesterday! We took Momma Perez to see Ricky Martin in Evita, playing Broadway for the first since the musical ...
Lawyer for Henry Banda Comments on Politically Motivated Persecution by ...
Lawyer for Henry Banda Comments on Politically Motivated Persecution by ...
Bilzin Sumberg Acquires Premier Trial Team
He was recognized as Miami's “Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America 2012, in addition to being recognized as one of the Top 10 lawyers by Florida Super Lawyers. Mr. Steinberg will serve as co-chair of Bilzin ...
ALM Releases New Version of Smart Litigator for New York and New Jersey Lawyers
ALM's market-leading brands include The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, GlobeSt.com, Insight Conferences, Law.com, Law Journal Press, Law Technology News, LegalTech, The National Law Journal and Real Estate Forum. Headquartered in New York City, ...
Trayvon Martin Case: Lawyer Alleges Police Chief, Prosecutor Met the Night of ...
Trayvon Martin Case: Lawyer Alleges Police Chief, Prosecutor Met the Night of ...
Former OJ Simpson trial lawyer in Vegas alleges Florida-based co-counsel ...
Former OJ Simpson trial lawyer in Vegas alleges Florida-based co-counsel ...
Former OJ Simpson trial lawyer in Vegas alleges Florida-based co-counsel ...
Former OJ Simpson trial lawyer in Vegas alleges Florida-based co-counsel ...
Out of your area of expertise? Hundreds of lawyers are a phone call away
Lawyer-to-Lawyer is a time saver. When I need to make a referral for a non-litigation matter, I usually consult the Lawyer-to-Lawyer Directory first. – Beth Ermatinger Hanan, Milwaukee April 4, 2012 – You are a real estate practitioner and your client ...
April 11 Program in St. Louis To Address Diversity and Inclusion Challenges ...
April 11 Program in St. Louis To Address Diversity and Inclusion Challenges ...
School lawyer faces IBP inquiry
By Ador Vincent Mayol, Jhunnex Napallacan AFTER being censured by a judge, lawyer Romeo Balili has to face his peers in the legal profession. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Cebu City chapter yesterday said they will discuss the request of ...
Zimmerman's lawyer: Cub Scout leader, martial-arts expert, one-man law firm
By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel Craig Sonner has never defended a client accused in a homicide, but he now represents George Zimmerman, the man at the center of one of the nation's most racially divisive shootings in years. And Sonner predicts he'll ...
Marty Lasley Gets Into Soddy Daisy Judge Race
Attorney Lasley stated, “I love the law, enjoy people and have known since my days at Soddy Daisy Jr. High that I wanted to be a trial lawyer, and perhaps one day, a judge. In my 25 years as a trial lawyer and public servant, I've handled many high ...
Seven attorneys seek vacant seat on Circuit Court bench
She is a 16-year criminal defense lawyer who enrolled in law school at 40 after a previous career as a defense contracts administrator. Her interests include the criminal justice system's treatment of people with psychiatric disabilities and greater ...
Bill Nemitz: Lawyer driven to wrongs by a killer
By Bill Nemitz [email protected] What do you call a lawyer who's convinced that one of his former clients is a serial killer? Rory Holland is serving life sentences for two 2009 murders in Biddeford, but he still was able to settle a score with ...
Lawyer who scammed $542000 from county sentenced to 5 years
By Bruce Vielmetti of the Journal Sentinel A Brookfield lawyer who scammed more than a half million dollars from the Milwaukee County Clerk of Courts was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison, but the question how much restitution he might pay, ...
Mirlande Wilson is now a diva. Promises to hold press conference with lawyer ...
Mirlande Wilson is now a diva. Promises to hold press conference with lawyer ...
Zimmerman's lawyer: Scout leader, martial-arts expert, one-man law firm
Sonner has been a lawyer since 2001. Before that, he worked 10 years as a highway engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation, where he designed bridges and resurfacing projects, managed road-sign-inspection paperwork and oversaw permits in ...
Dewey Have A Problem With Defections? Or With Math? (Plus information on ...
Dewey Have A Problem With Defections? Or With Math? (Plus information on ...
John P. Cardillo invited to be National Trial Lawyer
Attorney John P. Cardillo, partner in the Naples law firm of Cardillo, Keith & Bonaquist, PA, has been ranked as a National Trial Lawyer. The national organization is comprised of the top 100 trial lawyers from each state. Membership is obtained by ...
Food safety lawyer, author discuss illness, legislation
By Hope Belli Tinney, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. - If you've worried about pink slime in your hamburger, you don't know the half of it. Jeff Benedict, author of the book "Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. Coli Outbreak That Changed the Way ...
Beverly Hills City Council Hires Lawyer To Prepare For MTA Litigation
During closed session discussion, the Beverly Hills City Council decided yesterday to hire a CEQA lawyer in preparation for litigation against the Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro). “The City Council last night directed the City to engage special ...
David Barry Inducted Into International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Barry is a senior trial lawyer at SRBC and chair of the firm's Product Liability Practice Group. His product liability practice involves defending national and international manufacturers and distributors, particularly in the areas of automotive design ...
Killer's lawyer cites new US Supreme Court ruling
A lawyer for serial killer David Gore urged the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday to stay his client's April 12 execution so the justices can seek more information on how a new US Supreme Court ruling will affect the state. The decision says federal ...
Lawyer: 'No intent to kill' in Old City death
BY MICHAEL HINKELMAN Defense attorneys in the Kevin Kless murder case said Wednesday after a court hearing they think the deadly incident is a case of involuntary manslaughter rather than murder. "This was a fight, there was no intent to kill," said ...
Ohio justices debate legal counsel for juveniles
AP COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is expected to decide soon whether to require juvenile offenders facing the possibility of detention to consult with an attorney before deciding to waive their right to a lawyer. Current court rules don ...
Defense attorney: 'As we sit here, this man is a murderer'
Defense attorney Terence Lenamon, left, is representing Joshua Fulgham, inset, at a trial for the murder of his wife, Heather Strong. By Vishal Persaud Joshua Fulgham's attorneys don't deny their client played a role in the murder of his wife, ...
Lawyer gets 5 years for defrauding county
By Bruce Vielmetti of the Journal Sentinel A Brookfield lawyer who scammed more than $500000 from the Milwaukee County clerk of courts was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison, but the question of how much restitution he might pay, ...
Smart Litigator Revs Up With a Fresh Face and New Content
ALM, a news and business information provider to the legal and real estate industries, has released Smart Litigator 2.0, a legal research and case preparation service. The new version has editions for New York and New Jersey litigators with upgraded ...
Legacy Palm Beach Magazine Names Trial Attorney John Howe of Lesser, Lesser ...
Legacy Palm Beach Magazine Names Trial Attorney John Howe of Lesser, Lesser ...
Sandusky's lawyer expected to ask judge to throw out charges Thursday
Defense attorney Joe Amendola filed a motion last month to dismiss the case against Sandusky. Amendola said some of the charges are not specific enough to stand up. Judge John Cleland said the grand jury investigation is ongoing so it's too early to ...
Zimmerman hires new defense lawyer as rallies continue for Trayvon Martin
He joins Craig Sonner, a DUI lawyer who acknowledges he has yet to meet his most famous client. “Craig has been standing in there tall, trying to stand up for this guy,” Uhrig told Fox35 in Orlando. “I think it's time we have a little more effort put ...
New Film Gets Inside Head of Lawyer Who Scammed $400 Million
Simon, now an entertainment-law partner at Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard in New York, trailed Dreier for days as the disgraced lawyer waited in luxurious house arrest for his sentencing in 2009. He caught the calculating, cynical side of Dreier's ...
New York Personal Injury Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Discusses Employer ...
New York Personal Injury Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Discusses Employer ...
Lawyer Gets 5 Years for Defrauding County
(Source: Bruce Vielmetti Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (MCT) — A Brookfield lawyer who scammed more than $500000 from the Milwaukee County clerk of courts was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison, but the question of how much restitution he might ...
Lawyer spars with priest's accuser in Pa. trial
By JOANN LOVIGLIO, AP – 1 minute ago PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A second day of cross-examination of a key witness in a landmark priest abuse trial was marked by more hostile exchanges Thursday between a man who claims he was molested as a teen and the ...
New defense lawyer hired as rallies continue over Trayvon Martin's death
He joins Craig Sonner, a DUI lawyer who acknowledges he has yet to meet his most famous client. “Craig has been standing in there tall, trying to stand up for this guy,” Uhrig told Fox35 in Orlando. “I think it's time we have a little more effort put ...
Why your secrets are safe with your lawyer
Defence lawyers frequently encounter many members of the public who do not understand the meaning, application, or the rules which surround solicitor-client privilege and a lawyer's duty of strict confidentiality. The rationale for these rules has been ...