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Bashara ordered to trial in alleged hit man scheme
Robert Bashara appears in court during his preliminary examination in front of Chief Judge Kenneth King at 36th District Court in Detroit on Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Bashara is charged with trying to kill Joe Gentz, a handyman awaiting trial in the ...
Lawyer: Colo. shooters family asks for privacy
Lawyer Lisa Damiani said her client Arlene Holmes knew nothing about the mass murder in Denver when she was awakened about 5:45 am PDT Friday by ABC News. Damiani said the reporter asked whether she was Arlene Holmes and whether her son was James ...
Criminal Defense Attorney from Foster, Graham, Milstein & Calisher Appears on ...
Criminal Defense Attorney from Foster, Graham, Milstein & Calisher Appears on ...
In the trial of son accused of killing mother, defense attorney suggests ...
In the trial of son accused of killing mother, defense attorney suggests ...
Monsignor Lynn sentenced to prison
"He did the best he could under absolute awful circumstances," lawyer Thomas Bergstrom said after the hearing. "If he wanted to play the game, he wouldn't have met with (victims) at all." FILE - In this June 19 , 2012 file photo , Monsignor William ...
Houston Criminal Defense Attorney Wins Jury Acquittal in Strangulation ...
Houston Criminal Defense Attorney Wins Jury Acquittal in Strangulation ...
Griem explains quitting Bob Bashara, Stephen Grant cases
By Jameson Cook Defense attorney David Griem on Tuesday acknowledged criticism for withdrawing as Bob Bashara's defense attorney. A few years ago, Griem quit another high-profile murder defendant, Stephen Grant. Griem said outside 36th District Court ...
English lawyers have nothing on China's legal pomp and ceremony
Veteran US lawyer Owen Nee became the first foreigner to practise law in China following the legal purge, working semi-officially from a suite in The Peking Hotel from 1979. In order to secure a visa, he describes having to do a deal with the Beijing ...
RTA forced to rehire lawyer in $1.5m case
THE state government has been forced to reinstate a senior RTA lawyer after illegally sacking her for questioning the pay scales of colleagues, in a case that has cost taxpayers $1.5 million. After one of the most expensive legal defences mounted by a ...
Appeals court tosses lawyer's sanction on procedural ground
By Leigh JonesContactAll Articles A federal appeals court has thrown out a $25000 sanction against a Colorado attorney even while expressing concern about his role in a client's "breathtaking" misconduct. The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ...
Defence attorney questions police investigation
SUMMERSIDE — A Summerside defence attorney is alleging police did not properly investigate an armed robbery for which her client is awaiting sentencing. Attorney Trish Cheverie made the allegations during a court appearance Tuesday where her client, ...
Cost-Effective Medical Treatments Bringing Out the Trial Lawyers
One of my first employers after I moved to Washington, DC, enrolled us in a Kaiser health maintenance organization. I loved it. I thought it was effective and efficient, convenient and caring. I was young then. I didn't know a doctor and didn't want to ...
DeSantis - Successful Trial Attorney vs. Miller - Successful Businessman
Two candidates have separated themselves from the rest of the hopefuls in the Republican primary race for Florida's newly drawn Congressional District 6. Trial Attorney Ron DeSantis and Businessman Craig Miller are making their final push in a fiercely ...
From football to animal science to litigation
When Khampee Kells faced deportation to her native Thailand after the sudden death of her American husband, Armstrong Teasdale's Darryl Chatman was there to ease her mind and give her legal counsel. As a member of the firm's litigation team providing ...
It's essential to find a place for paralegals
THIS whole week I've been hearing and writing about angry responses from sections of the legal profession to the government's proposed Legal Practice Bill. So it was something of a surprise when, on Tuesday, I was approached by organisations ...
Defense attorney of accused Brockton madam 'very confident' in jury system
Terry Mussari, 45, of Stoughton is arraigned Monday in Brockton District Court on charges of deriving support from prostitution. By Maria Papadopoulos Prosecutors are preparing their case against a Stoughton woman accused of running a pay-for-sex ...
Injury claimants could lose out says Mersey lawyer
Published Thu 26 Jul 2012 13:33 The “radical” new law affecting the management of personal injury claims could see genuine victims lose access to justice, says a Merseyside lawyer. The Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishments of Offenders Act became law in ...
Roundup: Ore. Gov. Suggests Malpractice Reform; Mass. Gov. Proposes New ...
Roundup: Ore. Gov. Suggests Malpractice Reform; Mass. Gov. Proposes New ...
No increase in lawsuits against Ottawa police after Stacy Bonds case, city ...
No increase in lawsuits against Ottawa police after Stacy Bonds case, city ...
The second voicemail asks whether Victim 2 would like to attend Penn State's ...
The second voicemail asks whether Victim 2 would like to attend Penn State's ...
Arkansas man convicted in police officer's murder
AP PARAGOULD, Ark. -- An Arkansas man was convicted of capital murder Thursday for killing a police officer who begged him not to shoot. After deliberating for less than an hour, a jury found Jerry Lard, 38, guilty of killing Trumann police officer ...
Civil lawsuits inevitable in Colorado shootings, lawyers say
Under Colorado law, businesses such as theaters must make their property safe under "conditions that you either knew of or should have known of," says Phil Harding, a Denver trial lawyer. For example, lawyers could try to show that theater operators ...
Norfolk lawyer charged with obstructing justice
By Louis Hansen A defense attorney was arrested Thursday on a felony charge of obstructing justice over comments made outside the courtroom. Herman C. Smith III is being held without bond in the Norfolk City Jail. He is in protective custody in a ...
Lawyer challenges trial for Modesto woman in infant's death
A defense attorney Thursday challenged a judge's ruling that a 25-year-old Modesto mother must stand trial, accused of murder in the death of her infant daughter three years ago. At the end of Christine Marie Rocco's preliminary hearing in January ...
Lawyer to seek dismissal of case in which officer's daughter died
Lawyer to seek dismissal of case in which officer's daughter died. By Diana Hefley, Herald Writer. Everett News · Marysville News · Local news. advertisement | your ad here. EVERETT -- A Seattle defense attorney plans to ask a judge to dismiss the ...
Attorney Boost Creates Twitter Lists of Attorneys
AttorneyBoost.com created twitter lists so consumers and lawyers can easily find, follow and engage legal professionals on twitter. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 27, 2012. Attorney Boost's Twitter lists make it easy for consumers and lawyers to find ...
Panday falls out with lawyer
Businessman Thoshan Panday, right, with his lawyer Tashya Giyapersad, left, and a relative leave the Durban Regional Court. Durban - Fraud and corruption accused, wealthy uMhlanga businessman Thoshan Panday, has had a major fallout with his ...
Former Penn State legal counsel Cynthia Baldwin's role in scandal questioned
A former state Supreme Court justice who once served as president of Penn State's board of trustees, Baldwin became the university's top lawyer in 2010 just as the Sandusky investigation began to reach its climax. And throughout, De Monaco argued, “she ...
Lawyer: Shower Abuse Victim To Sue Penn State
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- For months, the identity of the boy who was sexually assaulted in the locker room showers by Jerry Sandusky was one of the biggest mysteries of the Penn State scandal. Now, for the first time, a man has come forward to claim he was ...
Lawyer interested in moving Deblase trial
Lawyer interested in moving Deblase trial. Updated: Friday, 27 Jul 2012, 5:28 PM CDT Published : Friday, 27 Jul 2012, 10:31 AM CDT. April Douglas; Photojournalist: Marcus Powe. MOBILE, Ala. (WALA - Defense Attorney Jim Sears said he hopes the trial for ...
Farmer recognized by trial lawyers group
James E. Farmer, an associate attorney with the law office of James F. Farmer in Waldorf, has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, a professional organization of America's top young trial attorneys. Membership into the group ...
The Gomez Law Firm Launches New Website Representing Victims Of Defective ...
The Gomez Law Firm Launches New Website Representing Victims Of Defective ...
Houston lawyer's ex-mistress given 20-year prison term in failed plot to ...
Houston lawyer's ex-mistress given 20-year prison term in failed plot to ...
Nomination deadline extended for Law Society Excellence Awards
Individuals are invited to enter the following categories: Solicitor Advocate of the Year, Junior Lawyer of the Year, Solicitor of the Year - In-house, Solicitor of the Year - Private Practice and Legal Executive of the Year. Entries to the category of ...
Chandler accepts appointed defense attorney
At Friday's hearing, Parrish noted that on May 14 she had approved Chandler's application seeking a court-appointed lawyer and had appointed the public defender to represent Chandler. To receive a court-appointed lawyer, a defendant must fill out a ...
Casey Anthony's Defense Attorney In Town Touting New Book
MIAMI (CBS4) – Jose Baez, the lawyer who defended Casey Anthony in her murder trial, is in South Florida opening up a law firm and promoting his new book. “What people are going to find with this book, is that this is not just a book about trial. It's ...
There's help for those who can't afford an attorney, but not enough
Abraham Lincoln is usually given credit for saying, “A lawyer's time and advice are his stock in trade.” Attorneys get paid for their time, advice and expertise in a specialized field, so I always like throwing out the Lincoln quote because being a ...
Defense attorney says his client is suspect in reporter's death
By Joe Beck and Sally Voth -- jbeck@nvdaily.com, svoth@nvdaily.com. The defense attorney for a Gainesville man who saw slain newspaper reporter Sarah Libbey Greenhalgh the night before her death said Friday police are treating his client as a suspect ...
Eagle endorsements: District Court judges
Known as a nice guy as well as a good lawyer, Dahl scored highly in the latest attorney poll and deserves to win in this race to succeed retiring six-term Judge James Burgess. He has been a small-business, employment, real estate and trial attorney and ...
Charges against Suisun City man will not be dismissed
Charges against Suisun City man will not be dismissed. By Ryan Chalk/ RChalk@TheReporter.comthereporter.com. Posted: 07/28/2012 01:08:57 AM PDT. A Solano County Superior Court Judge rejected a defense attorney's request to dismiss the murder ...
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Lawyer Marketing Update - Why Inbound Marketing is Important to Grow Your ...
Immigration Lawyer's Insight on Restaurant Closing - Christina Coleman
Immigration Lawyer's Insight on Restaurant Closing - Christina Coleman Immigration attorney Andres Perez weighed in on the temporary closure of Sushi Zushi. It's unclear exactly what caused several vital employees to not return to work after they ...
List of 5 competing for only contested race includes lawyer
A judgeship on Macomb County Probate Court is the only contested judicial race in the Aug. 7 primary -- with a five-candidate field that includes the former county prosecutor. Carl Marlinga, prosecutor turned defense attorney, is among those vying to ...
Charged With A Crime You Can Feel Alone in Shark Waters; Houston Defense ...
Charged With A Crime You Can Feel Alone in Shark Waters; Houston Defense ...
Reader's Watchdog: New trial for convict hinges on competency
Adams, Smith's lawyer, happens to be the chief of the special defense unit for the state public defender's office. He and all attorneys have a legal obligation to raise questions with judges if they “have a reasonable good faith belief” a defendant may ...
Three corrupt lawyers deregistered
Mr Chivhinge, who was registered as a lawyer in September 1992 after completing a Bachelor of Laws (Hon) degree, was taken to the LPDT over allegations of funds embezzlement, failing to pay Zimra dues on behalf of the clients and failure to pay ...
What Super PAC Donors Really Want Is A Return On Their Investment
<strong>Business:</strong> Steve Mostyn is a trial lawyer and served as president of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association in 2011. <strong>How much has he given?</strong> Mostyn, his wife and his law firm have combined to give $1.625 million so far this ...
Bill far too light on legal profession's excesses
JOHN McMANUS. BUSINESS OPINION: JUSTICE BRIAN McGovern struck a chord last week with his comments about certain professionals “feasting on the carcasses” of insolvent and semi-solvent companies. He made his comments after approving a bill for ...
The fine art of mediating life and law
CAROLINE MADDEN. AT A RECENT Irish Women Lawyers Association dinner, sole practitioner Geraldine Kelly found herself sitting next to Chief Justice Susan Denham and former president Mary Robinson, and the trio fell into a long discussion about the ...
Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer Offering Free Information on Birth Injury Claim ...
Chicago Birth Injury Lawyer Offering Free Information on Birth Injury Claim ...