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Drew Peterson Lawyer Attacks Dead Wife as Trial Opens
Giovanni Rufino/NBC NewsWire(JOLIET, Ill.) -- Drew Peterson's lawyer told the jury in his murder trial Tuesday that the woman he is accused of killing was bossy, lied, had a terrible temper and went to therapy. Lawyer Joel Brodsky, Peterson's lead ...
Defense attorney says DA has identified skeletal remains as those of client's ...
Defense attorney says DA has identified skeletal remains as those of client's ...
BONNIE SQUIRES: Bala Cynwyd lawyer Michael Boni stands up for Penn State ...
BONNIE SQUIRES: Bala Cynwyd lawyer Michael Boni stands up for Penn State ...
New Attorneys Join McCarthy Fingar, LLP As Mediation Counsel To Mediation ...
New Attorneys Join McCarthy Fingar, LLP As Mediation Counsel To Mediation ...
Drew Peterson Lawyer Attacks Dead Wife as Trial Opens
Drew Peterson's lawyer told the jury in his murder trial today that the woman he is accused of killing was bossy, lied, had a furious temper and went to therapy. Lawyer Joel Brodsky, Peterson's lead defense attorney, attacked the character of Kathleen ...
American Association for Justice Announces Mary Alice McLarty as President for ...
American Association for Justice Announces Mary Alice McLarty as President for ...
Baron and Budd Proud to Be a Finalist for Public Justice "Trial Lawyer of the ...
Baron and Budd Proud to Be a Finalist for Public Justice "Trial Lawyer of the ...
Lawyer: Sandusky upset over Penn State sanctions
Jerry Sandusky's defense lawyer says his client is distraught over the NCAA penalties issued to Penn State's football program and that he maintains his innocence as he awaits sentencing. Defense attorney Joe Amendola made the comments in a phone ...
First California Confirms Engagement of Investment Banker and Legal Counsel ...
First California Confirms Engagement of Investment Banker and Legal Counsel ...
eFax® Brings Order to the Business of Law
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 01, 2012. August 1, 2012 The halls of justice are increasingly being taken to the streets as legal professionals use cloud computing and mobile solutions to un-tether from the traditional law office. According to ...
Lesotho judiciary confirms need for change
While SA lawyers and politicians argue over the best way forward for the legal profession, a similar debate has emerged in the Lesotho courts. Earlier this year, an advocate practising there approached the High Court's constitutional division to ...
Virtual Law Practitioner Must Go Extra Mile to Ensure That Ethical Duties Are ...
Virtual Law Practitioner Must Go Extra Mile to Ensure That Ethical Duties Are ...
American Association for Justice Announces Mary Alice McLarty as President for ...
American Association for Justice Announces Mary Alice McLarty as President for ...
Suspect in Milwaukee shooting plans insanity plea
MILWAUKEE — The lawyer for a Milwaukee man accused of shooting and killing his teenage neighbor over allegedly stolen guns has entered an insanity plea on his client's behalf. Defense attorney Franklyn Gimbel entered the plea Thursday on behalf of ...
Lawyer: Suspect in Milwaukee shooting plans insanity plea
MILWAUKEE (AP) - The lawyer for a Milwaukee man accused of shooting and killing his teenage neighbor over allegedly stolen guns says his client plans to use an insanity defense. The suspect is 75-year-old John Spooner. His lawyer appeared on ...
Lawyer Holdings, LLC Launches 1-800 ATTORNEY National Attorney Network
Lawyer Holdings, LLC announces the official launch of their national attorney network consisting of the website www.1800Attorney.com and the phone number 1-800 ATTORNEY. 1-800 ATTORNEY is an exclusive attorney network which leverages cutting ...
Apple Lawyer Asks Judge For Legal Win In Wake Of Samsung's Questionable ...
Apple Lawyer Asks Judge For Legal Win In Wake Of Samsung's Questionable ...
Feds oppose bid by immigrant to be lawyer in Calif
SAN FRANCISCO—Federal officials have opposed the attempt of a Mexican immigrant living in the U.S. without legal permission to become a lawyer in California. The Department of Justice issued its opinion in a brief released Thursday in the case of ...
Family friendly - an in-depth look at the maternity policies of top UK law firms
It is clearly to the firms' advantage to have mothers returning to work as soon as possible, rather than getting out of touch with the legal market but, while the days of in-house mother and baby yoga classes are still only a distant dream, a lawyer's ...
Damned if you do – the Bar Standards Board's unwelcome place in the spotlight
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Medford Man's Arrests Raise Questions Over State's Warrant System
asset[new_asset_attachment_attributes][to_type]. Article. article[new_asset_attachment_attributes][user_id]. new_asset_attachment_attributes. A Medford man was arrested in 2010 and 2011 on warrants that should not have existed, according to his ...
Tino's murderer drops lawyer
RACINE — A Mount Pleasant man in prison for fatally shooting one and injuring another at a Racine fast-food restaurant now may have to go it alone after a judge on Thursday agreed to boot his defense attorney while he appeals. Justin J. Blakemore, 25, ...
Peterson defense lawyer: 'They haven't laid a glove on us'
Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow, second from left, said the judge “made the correct call” by declining to declare a mistrial and defended his office's conduct in the trial. “The reputation of our office, I'll put against any state's attorney ...
Lawyer enters insanity plea for man who shot teen neighbor
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The lawyer for a Milwaukee man accused of shooting and killing his teenage neighbor over allegedly stolen guns has entered an insanity plea on his client's behalf. Defense attorney Franklyn Gimbel entered the plea Thursday on behalf ...
“Right to Know” Gimmick Becomes “Right to Sue” Trial Lawyer Payday
“Right to Know” Gimmick Becomes “Right to Sue” Trial Lawyer Payday. California now sits in the number two spot of Judicial Hellholes in the nation, but they're making a play to top that list very soon. Proposition 37, which will be on the ballot this ...
Independence of legal profession under threat - SAIRR
Deterring lawyers from litigation against the State. In the early 1960s Nelson Mandela and other Rivonia trialists were defended by a team of firstrate lawyers, led by Bram Fischer. Through cogent evidence and able argument, these lawyers secured the ...
Tampa businesses linked to influential trial lawyer are major contributors to ...
Tampa businesses linked to influential trial lawyer are major contributors to ...
Criminal Lawyer AnneMarie Rizzo Negotiates All Charges to be Dropped for ...
Criminal Lawyer AnneMarie Rizzo Negotiates All Charges to be Dropped for ...
Two involved in confrontation plead guilty to larceny
ACCOMAC -- Two men pleaded guilty to larceny from a person in connection with an incident that took place in the early morning hours last October. Justin Harrison, 24, of Parksley, saw a car there that he recognized. He was mad because he had loaned ...
Right to Know” Gimmick Becomes “Right to Sue” Trial Lawyer Payday
Proposition 37, which will be on the ballot this November, will all but guarantee payday after payday for trial lawyers in the Golden State. Also known as the Right to Know Genetically Engineering Food Act, the law would require labels on foods and ...
Cloquet man pleads guilty to kidnapping son, 7
DULUTH, Minn. -- A Cloquet man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping his 7-year-old son last year, telling prosecutors he "just snapped" because he was afraid he'd never see the boy again if his estranged wife gained custody. James Leon Nordrum pleaded ...
'Zealous advocate' wanted to be lawyer from second grade
The 50-year-old native of Kannapolis, N.C., said he wanted to be a lawyer starting in the second grade. He was the first of six kids in his family to attend college -- which he did on a merit scholarship -- and he zeroed in on the Minneapolis market ...
Canton trial lawyer Howes dies at 76
Philip E. Howes, an accomplished Canton trial lawyer and man of deep Christian faith, died Wednesday of complications from cancer, his family confirmed. He was 76. A native of North Canton, he practiced law for 52 years from offices in Canton, was one ...
The Biggest Threat To Justice
The contingency fee system screens out frivolous cases; it doesn't encourage them. Contingency fee trial lawyers don't want to risk their time and money on frivolous cases, and clients who can scarcely afford a one hour consultation with a lawyer ...
George Zimmerman's Lawyer To Speak At Gun Rights Conference Two Months ...
George Zimmerman's Lawyer To Speak At Gun Rights Conference Two Months ...
Job watch Germany
Germany is one of the strongest economies in the Eurozone at the moment, but what is the job market like for the legal profession? “Basically the German legal market is doing well in all practice areas based on the persistent good economic climate in ...
Appeals of manslaughter convictions surge after state high court's ruling
No sentence Gillion Graham received would have ever brought Katherine Reich's son, Michael, back through her doors for Thanksgiving dinner. Still, the Delray Beach woman said she felt a sense of closure in 2009 when she watched Graham receive two life ...
Trayvon Martin case gives rise to Internet amateur sleuths
Merritt, a criminal defense lawyer in Denver, has one of the few pro-Zimmerman sites where talk of Trayvon's drug use, Twitter posts and scurrilous accusations about him are off-limits. A veteran blogger and legal analyst, she views the case through ...
Gerald Loughner's Day in Court
The Arizona shooter appears before a judge Tuesday. Defense lawyer Gerald L. Shargel breaks down his options—the likelihood of a guilty plea and the politics of the insanity defense. Print; Email; Comments. On Saturday night the Los Angeles Times and ...
NH man headed to trial for gluing lips of kidnapped boy
MANCHESTER, N.H. — The trial of a New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping and torturing a teenage boy is being postponed because his lawyer is withdrawing from the case. Jury selection was set to begin Monday morning in the case of 20-year-old ...
Murder trial begins over fatal marijuana deal
But the lawyer said the case was neither a robbery nor a murder. He said the shooting resulted "from a drug deal gone bad" and that Powe fired on West in self defense. Choyce told jurors that the West charged Powe just before the shooting and that his ...
Mobster Whitey Bulger will testify at his trial according to lawyer (+video)
Mobster Whitey Bulger will testify at his trial according to lawyer (+video). Attorney J.W. Carney Jr. said in court that Bulger will testify about his claim that he was given immunity for any crimes he committed while he was a top-echelon FBI ...
George Zimmerman lawyer to speak at Orlando gun-rights conference, group says
George Zimmerman lawyer to speak at Orlando gun-rights conference, group says. Email · print. Comments. 0. By Jeff Weiner and Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel. 5:22 p.m. EDT, August 6, 2012. Mark O'Mara, George Zimmerman's lead defense attorney, ...
Amanda Bynes Strips Twitter Account—Is Reported Hit-and-Run to Blame?
If Amanda Bynes deletes her tweets, how's she going to ask Barack Obama for help?! The 26-year-old actress stripped down her Twitter account Monday, leaving only her name, avatar picture and a link to her WhoSay page on her verified @AmandaBynes ...
The Times' college football countdown: No. 23 Utah
The offensive coordinator is 25 and the first-year cornerbacks coach is a trial lawyer who, in his new job, can't let the defense rest. That hasn't stopped us from thinking Utah, after its inaugural gantlet run through the Pac-12 Conference, is ready ...
Using utility right-of-way could cut cost of bike path plan
The city of Houston's proposed November ballot measure to spend $100 million of taxpayer money on bike paths does not tap into a single free mile of utility-owned right of way. Houston Parks Board executive director Roksan Okan-Vick said CenterPoint ...
Balentine's lawyer asks judge for stay of execution
Balentine's lawyer asks judge for stay of execution. Posted: August 6, 2012 - 10:49pm. Photos. Balentine. Advertisement. By BOBBY CERVANTES. [email protected] Balentine's lawyer asks judge for stay of execution. BOBBY CERVANTES ...
Lawyer: Nothing 'off-limits' for Whitey Bulger
At 54 years old, Steven Davis of Milton has survived a recent near-fatal gallbladder infection, the 2008 loss of his 20-year-old daughter Debra Davis in a horrific car wreck and the strangulation more than 30 years ago of his sister — in whose memory ...
GNLA chief seek's lawyer presence during interrogation
Shillong, Aug 7 — Detained Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma has sought the presence of his legal counsel during interrogation, his lawyer said. "He (Champion) has written a letter to the inspector general of special branch ...
Research Trends and Conclusions: Corporate Immigration 2012
As one lawyer remarked, corporate clients fear that the “government will come knocking on doors”, and the penalties for non-compliance of immigration rules can be ruinous for small and medium-sized companies. In addition, hiring figures have diminished ...