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Lawyer loses appeal over right to practise
PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court has reaffirmed the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board's decision to bar a lawyer from practising after he released RM750,000 belonging to a client to "unauthorised" people. Judge Tan Sri Raus Sharif , who led a ...
New effort filed to free OJ Simpson from Nevada prison; document faults work ...
New effort filed to free OJ Simpson from Nevada prison; document faults work ...
Defense attorney won't say whether John Edwards, ex-mistress will testify at ...
Defense attorney won't say whether John Edwards, ex-mistress will testify at ...
Lawyer Says John Travolta Has Been Vindicated, Do You Agree?
John Doe #1 may have set the entire John Travolta media circus into motion, but he's decided to step away from the fight. In the face of irrefutable proof the actor was in New York when the Los Angeles incident supposedly happened, the anonymous ...
Bangor lawyer says he has 50 ways to save federal funds
By Andrew Neff, BDN Staff BANGOR, Maine — According to former mayor and longtime Bangor trial lawyer Lawrence Willey, there must be 50 ways to cut federal spending. A member of Gov. John McKernan's state restructuring commission in the 1990s, ...
Expanding the Lawyer's Role
SZ: It's very important to make sure the clients understand when the lawyer is stepping out of the legal role and into the business role. And it's important for the lawyers to make sure the clients understand that when the lawyer is not functioning as ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Applauds Co ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Applauds Co ...
Lawyer Suspended Partly for Phone Insults; Panel Discounts His Claim Woman ...
Lawyer Suspended Partly for Phone Insults; Panel Discounts His Claim Woman ...
Blomberg jury back at work
( Michael Paulsen / Houston Chronicle ) (Michael Paulsen / Chronicle) Chad Holley (second from right) stands beside his mother, Joyce Holley (right) as Minister Quanell X (left) talks with lawyer Wilvin Carter about the alleged beating of Chad Holley ...
Penn State Scandal: Jerry Sandusky's Lawyer Asks For Some Charges To Be Dropped
Joe Amendola, the defense attorney for former Penn St. Nittany Lions defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is asking the judge of Sandusky's child molestation case to drop some of the charges. In an article published by Sara Ganim of The Patriot-News, ...
Lawyer to Brian McNamee: 'Do you sometimes make stuff up?'
By Seth Livingstone, USA TODAY WASHINGTON -- Defense attorney Rusty Hardin asked star government witness Brian McNamee: "Do you sometimes make stuff up?" But jurors in the Roger Clemens perjury trial got precious little to chew on Wednesday as lawyers ...
Jury finds ex-HPD officer not guilty in teen beating case
( Michael Paulsen / Houston Chronicle ) (Michael Paulsen / Chronicle) Chad Holley (second from right) stands beside his mother, Joyce Holley (right) as Minister Quanell X (left) talks with lawyer Wilvin Carter about the alleged beating of Chad Holley ...
Accused child-killer could lose third lawyer
QUEENSBURY -- The legal representation for an accused child killer took another twist Wednesday when prosecutors sought to disqualify a third defense lawyer because he represented the victim's mother. Two lawyers for Gary L. Waite have already been ...
Lawyer wants Bar EGM declared null and void
KUALA LUMPUR (May 16, 2012): A lawyer has filed a suit against the Bar Council, Malaysian Bar and the council's president Lim Chee Wee and secretary Tony Woon Yeow Thong, seeking a declaration that an extraordinary general meeting held last Friday is ...
Sandusky lawyer files new request to dismiss charges
Sandusky's lawyer argued the defense hasn't had time to adequately prepare to defend Sandusky on all 52 counts of child sexual abuse, saying the state failed to provide information requested, including background on all accusers from state agencies and ...
Libya says Gaddafi's son refusing defense lawyer
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son has refused to appoint a Libyan lawyer to defend him against accusations of murder and torture during a crackdown on a revolt against his father's rule, the country said on Wednesday ...
Lawyer sues Bar Council over EGM
By MARTIN CARVALHO, MAIZATUL NAZLINA, STEVEN DANIEL, RASHITHA A. HAMID, AUSTIN CAMOENS, JOSEPH KAOS Jr, TASHNY SUKUMARAN and MAY SALITAH KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer has filed a civil suit against Bar Council president Lim Chee Wee and three others, ...
Appeals court tosses indictment against Yuba-Sutter lawyer
By Rob Parsons/ADcrimebeat A 3-year-old indictment against a prominent Yuba-Sutter defense attorney was dismissed this week after an appellate court ruled the indicting grand jury was impaneled improperly. Criminal charges were dropped Tuesday against ...
New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Warns Teens of the Dangers of Drinking and ...
New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyer Warns Teens of the Dangers of Drinking and ...
DWI Lawyer in Raleigh Refocuses Practice, Pivoting Experience Litigating ...
DWI Lawyer in Raleigh Refocuses Practice, Pivoting Experience Litigating ...
DWI Lawyer in Raleigh Refocuses Practice, Pivoting Experience Litigating ...
DWI Lawyer in Raleigh Refocuses Practice, Pivoting Experience Litigating ...
Law & Order Actress Angie Harmon Is Ready To Play Another Lawyer: Marvel's She ...
Law & Order Actress Angie Harmon Is Ready To Play Another Lawyer: Marvel's She ...
Ohio Lawyer Disciplined For Intercepting Emails
The Ohio Supreme Court is temporarily suspending the law license of a former state lawyer who was fired for intercepting sensitive emails between Ohio public safety employees and investigators. The court on Thursday suspended Joshua Engel's law license ...
Second Travolta accuser fires lawyer
Following the path of the first indicter "John Doe #1", the second man is no longer being represented by Okorie Okorocha and has picked up legal counsel from famous lawyer Gloria Allred. According to Radar Online Gloria is confident about the strength ...
Lockhart has preliminary hearing date minus a lawyer
However, he hasn't hired a lawyer to defend him. When the hearing ended Thursday, the defendant's choices were to hire a lawyer or to represent himself. During the brief hearing, a Topeka lawyer who handles a large number of criminal defense cases was ...
Lockhart gets prelim hearing date despite no lawyer
Lockhart's choices are either to hire a lawyer or to represent himself during the preliminary hearing. During Thursday's hearing, a Topeka attorney who handles a large number of criminal defense cases was seated in the courtroom gallery, ...
Victim advocates concerned about message Sandusky's lawyer is sending
Thursday was another day of motions filed by the former coach's attorney to drop charges and delay the case. The latest motions ask the court to throw out charges related to three of the alleged victims. Legal experts say they wouldn't be surprised if ...
DA's former role as defense attorney delays criminal cases - Las Vegas Review
By Carri Geer Thevenot A fatal child abuse case was delayed again Thursday because of concerns about District Attorney Steve Wolfson's former role as the defendant's lawyer. Henderson Justice of the Peace David Gibson Sr. postponed the case of Sidney ...
Ruelas trial delayed until 2013 as murder suspect gets new lawyer
Salinas lawyer Andy Liu replaces Bud Landreth, who was forced to withdraw from the case due to health concerns two days into jury selection last month. Liu's appointment came over the vehement objection of prosecutor Jeannine Pacioni, ...
City defends hire of lawyer from firm linked to Bell charter city scandal
By Sara Seyydin Journal Staff Writer The City of Auburn hired a lawyer from the firm Best, Best and Krieger for representation in redevelopment issues. Opponents of Measure A, the initiative for Auburn to become a charter city, say the city showed poor ...
Rebekah Brooks could use prosecuting lawyer's affair with peer to challenge ...
Rebekah Brooks could use prosecuting lawyer's affair with peer to challenge ...
Travolta Scandal: Former and current lawyers for John Does 1 and 2 now ...
Travolta Scandal: Former and current lawyers for John Does 1 and 2 now ...
Lawyer wants religious talk barred in nun slaying
KRQE-TV ( (link) Kuam1t) reports 20-year-old Reehahlio Carroll's lawyer filed a motion in federal court Thursday requesting that discussion of faith or the victim's position as a nun be prohibited at trial. Attorney Robert Gorence says Sister ...
Amy Senser lawyer says judge's miscue is cause for new trial
Senser's lawyer, Eric Nelson, argued that his client had a constitutional right to know about the communication as soon as the judge got it. He also argued that the note showed the jury had been confused about the law and that the trial judge had ...
Lawyer: Wife of ex-Minnesota Viking Joe Senser didn't get fair trial in fatal ...
Lawyer: Wife of ex-Minnesota Viking Joe Senser didn't get fair trial in fatal ...
Authorities Trace Mercedes Car Parts to San Francisco Lawyer, Charge Him in ...
Authorities Trace Mercedes Car Parts to San Francisco Lawyer, Charge Him in ...
Fatal Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accident in Dublin; Lawyer Arrested
While this driver is innocent until proven guilty, it seems that the parts of the car left at the scene of this bicycle death matched this lawyer's new Mercedes Benz, and that the Mercedes Benz found in this lawyer's garage had extensive damage which ...
Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorneys John M. Dodig and Mark W. Tanner ...
Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorneys John M. Dodig and Mark W. Tanner ...
Looking in the mirror
You can search hard and will probably find the occasional incident in another country involving a rowdy lawyer. But the way we are going around beating litigants, policemen, media representatives, and hurling abuse and shoes at judges, ...
Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Randall H. Scarlett to Give Lecture to Colorado ...
Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Randall H. Scarlett to Give Lecture to Colorado ...
Graduates shun legal profession
More students were taking alternative routes - including studying practical law subjects at the Leo Cussen Centre for Law and the College of Law - to become a lawyer after graduation, she said. ''Law firms are not taking on the same numbers of ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on ...
Napoleon of Courtroom Next Takes On Gupta
Now, the 42-year-old lawyer, who left private practice eight years ago to join the US Attorney's office, is hoping the high-profile trial of Rajat Gupta, an ex-director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. accused of insider trading, doesn't become his Waterloo ...
Akin, Gump, Steptoe, Gibson Dunn: Business of Law
John Dowd, a combative ex-Marine who cursed at a cameraman after court one day, was the lawyer Galleon Group LLC co-founder Raj Rajaratnam selected for his trial last year on insider-trading charges. The jury, citing overwhelming evidence, ...
Bar chart
This year's The Lawyer Awards Barrister of the Year shortlist is a picture of variety, with contestants ranging from media stars to shy, retiring clever-clogs. At the bar it is among the most prestigious awards, with previous recipients including ...
Law Firm Is Booted Off Case After Lawyer Held Dunkin Donuts Depositions ...
Law Firm Is Booted Off Case After Lawyer Held Dunkin Donuts Depositions ...
Consumers May See New Limits on Mandatory Arbitration
“The action on mandatory arbitration has shifted to the agencies,” Deepak Gupta, a former lawyer for the bureau who also argued a 2011 Supreme Court case on arbitration, said in an interview. Alan Kaplinsky, head of the consumer finance practice at ...
Empirical Evidence Continues to Mount Which Debunks the Tort Reform Myth
There are some people who think that a big problem in the health care industry is just too many lawsuits leaving poor old doctors penniless after they've been run through the litigation ringer by a trial lawyer. Well, it turns out that assertion is ...
Zoning Appeals Board Seeks Outside Legal Counsel
Alexandria's Board of Zoning Appeals is requesting that City Council give it an outside lawyer who could advise the body on matters relating to the city's appeal of the BZA's decision on the waterfront petition. The BZA in April sided with a group of ...
Lawyer says soldier doesn't remember Iraq killings
By DOUG ESSER - AP SEATTLE -- An Army sergeant charged with killing four other soldiers and a Navy officer in May 2009 at a mental health clinic in Iraq should not face a possible death penalty, his lawyer said Monday. Sgt. John Russell has no memory ...