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Lawyer won't say if Rafferty will take the stand
Rafferty's lawyer, Dirk Derstine, has not revealed whether his client will take the stand. Whether he does or doesn't testify will certainly alter the length and course of the proceedings, which began on March 5. Prominent Toronto defence attorney ...
Zimmerman's lawyer wants to delay document release
The lawyer for the neighborhood watch volunteer charged with second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin wants to delay the release of documents in the case. Attorney Mark O'Mara said on his website Monday that he's concerned that making the ...
Roger Clemens' lawyer attacks '08 hearing
By Seth Livingstone, USA Today May 1, 2012 10:28 AM WASHINGTON - Prosecutors relied heavily on recordings of Roger Clemens' 2008 deposition to Congress and his testimony to Congress, focusing on possible inconsistencies, as testimony in the former ...
Lawyer in Afghan murder case hopes to put the war on trial
SEATTLE _ John Henry Browne's first brush with the US military was during the Vietnam War. The lanky attorney, then a student who drove a purple hippie van, was rejected for the draft because he was too tall. "I had done research, and I knew if you ...
Husband of murdered mother Allison Baden-Clay hires legal counsel
Now "devastated" Gerard Baden-Clay has hired a second lawyer as police continue to investigate how the mother of three's body ended up in a bush creek on Brisbane's western fringe. With police yesterday searching rugged bushland around Kholo Bridge in ...
Lawyer: 73-year-old South Dakota suspect in grudge killing to plead guilty but ...
Lawyer: 73-year-old South Dakota suspect in grudge killing to plead guilty but ...
The 2012 Am Law 100: Revenue and Profits Continue To Climb
By David Lat As we mentioned last week, the American Lawyer recently released its highly influential, closely watched Am Law 100 law firm rankings. And despite all the doom and gloom permeating the legal profession, as well as the stagnant bonuses for ...
Fines could go up as BC law society seeks changes to Legal Profession Act
The legislation was requested by the Law Society of British Columbia, which wanted more authority to investigate disputes and act on concerns about a lawyer's dealings with their clients. Maximum fines for lawyers found guilty of misconduct would ...
Former Senator Edwards' lawyer targets key gov't witness
By Colleen Jenkins GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - A lawyer for former Senator John Edwards attacked the credibility of the government's star witness on Tuesday, getting Andrew Young's wife to admit that her husband drank heavily when served as ...
State Supreme Court disciplines area lawyers
Each lawyer's case file may be reviewed on The Florida Bar website, http://www.floridabar.org, on the lawyer's individual Florida Bar profile page: •Paul William Moses II, 1000 N. Magnolia Ave., Orlando, was suspended for 91 days, effective 30 days ...
Divorce Trifecta Results in Discipline for Counsel, Attorney Client and Lawyer ...
Divorce Trifecta Results in Discipline for Counsel, Attorney Client and Lawyer ...
Longtime Lawyer in City of F.C. L. Farnum Johnson Jr. Dies
By FCNP.com L. Farnum Johnson, Jr. died March 31 in Littleton, Colo. of complications from congestive heart failure and diabetes. He had lived in suburban Denver since 2007. He was 82. Mr. Johnson was a sole practitioner who maintained a law office in ...
A New Lawyer's Duty
New York State's chief judge, Jonathan Lippman, announced on Tuesday a change in the state's bar admission process that is both simple and potentially revolutionary. Beginning next year, the 10000 or so prospective lawyers who pass the New York State ...
Defense attorney questions role of FBI informant in case against alleged Ohio ...
Defense attorney questions role of FBI informant in case against alleged Ohio ...
LC: Speech by SJ in moving Second Reading of Statute Law (Miscellaneous ...
LC: Speech by SJ in moving Second Reading of Statute Law (Miscellaneous ...
State will require would-be lawyers to provide 50 hours of free service to poor
“Before you can call yourself a lawyer in New York, you must demonstrate in a very tangible way your commitment to the ideals of our great profession.” Lippman said New York and the nation are facing a crisis in the ability to provide legal services ...
How Can the Courts' Volume of Litigation Survive the Money Crunch?
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 ...
Parricide convict Ecleo lost right to appeal: prosecution lawyer
By Gerome M. Dalipe ALTHOUGH he tapped the services of topnotch lawyers from Manila, parricide convict Ruben Ecleo Jr. has lost his right to appeal his conviction of parricide, a prosecution lawyer said yesterday. Fritz Quiñanola, one of four active ...
White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Anthony Pacheco Joins Jeffer Mangels ...
White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Anthony Pacheco Joins Jeffer Mangels ...
Lawyer: Client not a berserk vigilante
Instead, his lawyer asserts, Will Lynch suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and acted out of self-defense during a confrontation with the priest he contends physically tortured him and forced him to have sex with his brother more than three ...
Shearman & Sterling, Goodwin Procter, Skadden: Business of Law
“The banks know that Chapter 11 will add another whole layer of huge expense and involve years of litigation with little gained,” said Anthony Sabino, a lawyer and professor at the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John's University in New York ...
Tim Hwang Isn't A Lawyer, But He Plays One Online
Hwang, not an actual lawyer, is a former research associate at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and the founder of ROFLCon, a real-world gathering celebrating Internet memes and the creators of viral content, and the Awesome Foundation ...
Violent Crime Increases in Dallas as Total Crime Reduces; Dallas Criminal ...
Violent Crime Increases in Dallas as Total Crime Reduces; Dallas Criminal ...
Sandusky Lawyer Defends Subpoenas
The lawyer for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky defended his use of subpoenas Thursday, saying they may help counter claims that his client caused psychological problems among the alleged victims. Defense attorney Joe Amendola ...
Sandusky lawyer defends subpoenas, seeks more info
The lawyer for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky defended his use of subpoenas Thursday, saying they may help counter claims that his client caused psychological problems among the alleged victims. Defense attorney Joe Amendola ...
Lawyer Gets Prison Time For Cheating Alzheimer's Patient
INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis lawyer who cheated an Alzheimer's patient out of tens of thousands of dollars and drained another family's trust was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison. Stacy H. Sheedy, 51, who is also an accountant, ...
Sandusky lawyer defends subpoenas, seeks more info
The lawyer for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky defended his use of subpoenas Thursday, saying they may help counter claims that his client caused psychological problems among the alleged victims. Defense attorney Joe Amendola ...
Most Highly Regarded Firms: Patents 2012
The “superlative” Trevor Cook is the most highly nominated lawyer in the research overall and is named our Patent Lawyer of the Year for the seventh time. He is “internationally revered” for his “unparalleled expertise in all aspects of patent law” and ...
Jerry Sandusky lawyer defends subpoenas, seeks more info
The lawyer for former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky defended his use of subpoenas Thursday, saying they may help counter claims that his client caused psychological problems among the alleged victims. Defense attorney Joe Amendola ...
Lawyer: Ex-soldier can't recall hospital standoff
The lawyer for 31-year-old Robert Anthony Quinones (keen-YOH-nes) gave the most detailed description yet of the ex-soldier's mental condition at a court hearing Thursday. Attorney Karl Zipperer told a judge Quinones attempted suicide, was hospitalized ...
Palestinian convicts on hunger strike must leave bed to see lawyer, Israel ...
Palestinian convicts on hunger strike must leave bed to see lawyer, Israel ...
A new Lawyer's duty
By Editorial from other land 4 minutes ago New York State's chief judge, Jonathan Lippman, announced on Tuesday a change in the state's bar admission process that is both simple and potentially revolutionary. Beginning next year, the 10000 or so ...
New DHEC chief hires McNair lawyer
By SAMMY FRETWELL - [email protected] A lawyer who represents corporations in environmental cases will become chief legal counsel at the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, an agency undergoing substantial changes under its new ...
Lawyer for US soldier accused of Afghan massacre objects to background check
SEATTLE, May 3 (Reuters) - The lawyer representing Robert Bales, the US Army staff sergeant accused of killing 17 Afghan villagers, is objecting to a routine background check required by the military. Seattle-based attorney John Henry Browne, ...
Roger Clemens' defense lawyer Rusty Hardin squares off with federal ...
Roger Clemens' defense lawyer Rusty Hardin squares off with federal ...
I urged Slipper staffer James Ashby to get a lawyer, says Mal Brough
Despite initially being "suspicious", Mr Brough met the parliamentary adviser on three occasions in March and April - each time advising him he "needed to sit down with a lawyer". "I said to him that my strong view was that you need to make sure you ...
Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyer Marion Munley Inducted To International ...
Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyer Marion Munley Inducted To International ...
For small firms, sanctions pack big punch
Recently, the story of an attorney twice sanctioned for repeatedly bringing frivolous claims in foreclosure actions has sparked discussion of the use of sanctions, as this (apparently) small-firm lawyer was slapped first with $50000 in sanctions from ...
Vietnam Victory In A Quonset Hut
By JAY STAPLETON When Al Zakarian was a young officer and lawyer representing Air Force personnel accused of crimes in war-torn Vietnam, he had one primary concern. “I was just a scared young lawyer,” he said. “I was scared of not doing my job and not ...
Edwards Knew Checks for Mistress Helped Him, Lawyer Says
Edwards, who lost a bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, is accused of illegally using almost $1 million in contributions from Mellon and Fred Baron, a now- deceased trial lawyer, to hide his affair with Rielle Hunter, an unemployed ...
Susman Godfrey announces the recipients of its 2012 1L Women and Minority ...
Susman Godfrey announces the recipients of its 2012 1L Women and Minority ...
Dewey's Fall Underscores Law Firms' New Reality
For a young lawyer, a job at any of them was the first step to the golden ring of partnership and, with it, lifetime tenure, prestige and affluence. Maybe that's why the seemingly inevitable collapse of a firm like Dewey, since renamed Dewey & LeBoeuf ...
Shatter assures legal firms on laws
LEGISLATION BEING introduced to regulate the legal profession will ensure law firms can continue to compete internationally, the Minister for Justice has said. Speaking at the inaugural Irish Law Awards, sponsored by National Irish Bank, Alan Shatter ...
LETTER: Nash educating public ethical
This difficulty is impliedly recognized by Indiana's Rules of Professional Conduct (rules controlling lawyers), the Preamble of which recognizes that a lawyer is an officer of the legal system and is “a public citizen having special responsibility for ...
Vice President Adresses the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Bar Council of ...
Vice President Adresses the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Bar Council of ...
Introspect on dispensation of justice, Ansari urges legal profession
Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Saturday urged the legal profession to introspect on expediting the dispensation of justice. Addressing the golden jubilee celebrations of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana in Chandigarh, Ansari urged it and the Bar ...
Disbarred lawyer charged with forgery
By JEFF HARRELL South Bend Tribune SOUTH BEND -- A disbarred attorney faces criminal charges for forging names on legal documents and filing fraudulent tax returns while he was under suspension. Rodney P. Sniadecki was indicted Friday on three counts ...
Edwards acknowledged secret payments "for his benefit": heiress's lawyer
Related Edwards acknowledged secret payments "for his benefit": heiress's lawyer Cheri Young, a witness in the case against former US Senator John Edwards, leaves the federal courthouse in Greensboro Former US Senator John Edwards leaves the federal ...
A Living Lawyer Joke
By AL LEWIS I used to think this was just another lawyer joke. But now we are watching the classics of this genre come to life in the spectacular meltdown of New York law firm Dewey & Leboeuf. "Size, in and of itself, gives you greater flexibility in ...
9/11 Arraignment #12: Bormann Questions Judge Pohl
By Benjamin Wittes and Wells Bennett Mohammed's lawyer naturally isn't the only one with questions for the court. Under the rules, each defendant is entitled to ask questions, and by the looks of it, every defense attorney in the courtroom wants to ...