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What are your fees, Mr Lawyer?
Before you engage a lawyer to act for you in any property transaction, it is prudent to ask the lawyer to give you an estimate of the legal fees and disbursements that will be incurred. This will prevent any misunderstanding or dispute when the lawyer ...
Corasanti receives one year in jail
He looked straight ahead and did not speak before sentencing, on the advice of his lawyer, because of a pending civil case. And he looked straight ahead as he was sentenced to a year in jail, and led away in handcuffs. No one from his family showed up ...
Personal Injury Lawyer Trevor Sterling comments on the ambulance-chasing myth
That is the opinion of Trevor Sterling, a Principal Lawyer (Partner) here at RJW Slater & Gordon, who believes the widely-held belief that such professionals in the legal sector are immoral is proved false by recent research. What did the study find ...
TD welcomes barrister fees cut
SINN FÉIN TD Seán Crowe has welcomed a proposed 25 per cent cut in the fees barristers charge for government work, as well as the proposal to introduce a more transparent pricing system that could reduce legal fees to the State. Describing the changes ...
Derry man's spit made police vehicle unusable
A prosecution lawyer said that after McEleney spat on the vehicle it was unfit for use. The lawyer said it had to be cleaned again before it could be used. A defence solicitor said his client's behaviour was "inexplicable". He said his client had gone ...
New Scheme "Does Not Go Far Enough" Says Mesothelioma Lawyer
New Scheme "Does Not Go Far Enough" Says Mesothelioma Lawyer. By Fentons Solicitors LLP. Fentons Solicitors LLP. Last modified: 2012-08-17T11:50:04Z. Published: Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 - 4:49 am. Copyright 2012 . All rights reserved. This material may ...
Accused Rapist Will Not Get House Arrest, Judge Says
Despite the defense attorney's insistence her client would not be a risk if allowed to leave the juvenile detention center, a Morris County Superior Court Family Division judge Friday denied the request for an 18-year-old Morristown man, who is accused ...
Robert Slaughter joins Avison Young as Chief Legal Officer
TORONTO, Aug. 17, 2012 -- Highly regarded legal professional joins to drive legal and M & A best practices as part of firm's strategic growth plan. TORONTO, Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Mark E. Rose, Chair and CEO of Avison Young, Canada's largest ...
Defining pro bono
... the law: How would Batman or Captain America fare in court? Underserved middle class could sustain underemployed law graduates · Research attests to the value of diversity at law schools · Lawyer for gym chain sanctioned over 'egregious' argument ...
Steve Jobs burglary suspect hires attorney, who's not talking
Accused of stealing Apple (AAPL) products from the late Steve Jobs' home, a former San Jose State football player at the center of an international media frenzy has hired an ex-prosecutor-turned defense attorney to represent him. San Jose-based ...
suspect hires attorney, who's not talking
Click photo to enlarge. This undated photo provided by the Santa Clara County Sheriff' shows Kariem McFarlin, 35, of Alameda, who has been charged in the July 17, 2012 burglary of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs' home in Palo Alto, Calif. He remains ...
Bogus lawyer swindles client of $9 000
A 37-year-old Budiriro man yesterday appeared at the Harare Magistrates' Court charged with fraud after allegedly swindling a stand seeker of $9 000, masquerading as a lawyer in a botched stand deal. The accused, Maxwell Mano, was not asked to plead ...
Accused Rapist Denied House Arrest
A Morris County Superior Court Family Division judge on Friday denied the request for an 18-year-old Morristown man, who is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in September 2011, despite the defense attorney's insistence her client would not ...
DNA testing flaws concern attorneys
In the late 1990s, the FBI began reviewing forensic evidence in about 250 cases nationwide, focusing mostly on homicides and sexual assaults. In 107 of the cases, including Benjamin Herbert Boyle's, nobody notified defense attorneys of the reviews, ...
Ian McCall Reps Reveal Details of His Arrest
UFC flyweight Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall was arrested in Irvine, Calif., earlier this week, but the details surrounding that arrest have been confusing at best. McCall's criminal attorney, George Vargas, on Saturday clarified the facts surrounding his ...
Star Watch: Official says plant workers 'in dangerous territory'
Note: You will find excerpts of documents throughout this article. Click on an excerpt to view the full document. When officials from Sensient Flavors explain their work, they sometimes compare it to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. But working at the ...
Bombay high court celebrates 150 years of glorious existence
MUMBAI: Attorney General for India Goolam Vahanvati on Saturday said as the Bombay high court celebrates 150 years of its glorious existence, it was time to pay a tribute not merely to a select few individuals but to the efforts of all those including ...
Several help with Centennial sponsorships
Mr. Brown is an AV-rated lawyer, the highest rating established by Martindale Hubell, the agency that provides attorneys' ratings throughout the United States. He is board certified by The Florida Bar as a civil trial lawyer. This distinction is held ...
Legal practitioners differ over ordinance related move
RSS. KATHMANDU: Legal practitioners have differed over the decision given by President Dr Ram Baran Yadav on the two ordinances related to election recommended by the Government. Speaking at a face-to-face program organised by Reporters' Club ...
Man charged in 1957 slaying must disclose alibi
SYCAMORE, Ill. -- A Washington state man charged in the slaying of an Illinois girl more than 50 years ago must disclose his alibi at a hearing on Tuesday, a judge said. Jack McCullough, 72, is charged in the 1957 kidnapping and death of 7-year-old ...
The Attorney-Client Privilege
In theory, such candor and honesty will assist the attorney in providing more accurate, well-reasoned professional advice, and the client can be secure in the knowledge that his statements to his lawyer will not be taken as an adverse admission or used ...
JTF In Messy Allegations Of Corruption, Extra-judicial Killings
Major General Johnson Ochoga, the commander of the Joint Military Task Force code named Operation Pulo Shield in the Niger Delta Region is walking on a tight rope. He now spends his quality time, these days defending the task force against rising ...
Lawyer for Yassine bars seeks to delay liquor license revocation hearing
A lawyer representing Yassine Enterprises, which operated nine downtown nightclubs that are now shuttered after their owners and several associates were arrested in March, is seeking to postpone perhaps indefinitely the state's attempt to strip the ...
Lack of available legal counsel means packed courts
She has acted as her own lawyer in state Family Court in a paternity, child support and visitation case on and off for three years, but representing herself in a courtroom full of strangers still makes her nervous. "Sometimes I get this gut feeling ...
Defense to seek dismissal in 1972 slaying
RIVERSIDE — As Riverside County prosecutors try to find evidence in a 40-year-old murder case, the defense attorney will ask a judge Tuesday to dismiss the case. Michael Jerome Hayes, 63, has pleaded not guilty to the 1972 slaying of Mary Elaine Costa ...
Access to Justice Week to Benefit Rural Community
The department's regional head in the North West, Tsietsi Malema, said that Access to Justice Week, which starts from 27 - 31 August 2012, was not just about access to a court or a lawyer, but it was about providing practical, affordable and easily ...
FMC Technologies to Acquire Pure Energy Services
HOUSTON, Aug. 20, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- FMC Technologies, Inc. ("FMC") (NYSE: FTI) and Pure Energy Services Ltd. ("Pure") (TSX: PSV) today announced execution of a definitive acquisition agreement under which FMC will acquire Pure for C$11.00 ...
Views differ on whether state malpractice law is adequate
End, the trial lawyer, counters that the doctors' argument that changing the law will make practicing medicine more expensive is "ridiculous." That, he said, is because malpractice lawsuits are actually rare: He pointed to statistics from the Office of ...
Man tries to enter guilty plea in stepson's death but is stopped by judge ...
Man tries to enter guilty plea in stepson's death but is stopped by judge ...
Toronto lawyer maintains criticisms despite Thai defamation complaint
According to a statement on Amsterdam's web site, newspaper reports suggest Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha has told Lt.-Col. Sayan Khhukhaji to report a defamation complaint against Amsterdam, who has been acting as legal counsel for former Thai prime ...
Rasta lawyer in court for dagga
Rasta lawyer in court for dagga. August 20 2012 at 06:54pm. By SAPA. Comment on this story. iol news pic gareth prince rastafarian lawyer. INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS. File picture - Gareth Prince, his wife and teenage daughter appeared in the Simon's ...
Aurora victims' kin retains Casey Anthony lawyer
Jose Baez, the former defense attorney in the Casey Anthony case, is representing victims' families in a possible lawsuit related to the Colorado theater shooting. Baez will represent Shirley Wygal, the mother of theater shooting victim Rebecca Wingo ...
LePage nominates his legal counsel for district court judge
The other is John Lucy, a lawyer from Orono. LePage re-nominated Supreme Court justices Donald Alexander and Warren Silver; Superior Court Justices Jeffrey Hjelm, Thomas Humphrey, Thomas Warren and Joyce Wheeler; Active Retired Superior Court ...
Nader Rips Inept Trial Lawyers
Ralph Nader has launched a frontal attack on American trial lawyers. In a 2500 word open letter to America's trial lawyers, Nader rips them for being “inept” in the battle against a nationwide “tort deform” juggernaut and for being “steamrolled” by ...
Trial Lawyers to Recycle Tobacco Lawsuit Briefs to Attack Your Breakfast Cereal
Just six months after Robert “No Cookies Under 18” Lustig called sugar “toxic,” a lawyer said that to some “sugar is just as deadly as poison.” Somewhere tobacco warrior John “Sue the Bastards” Banzhaf is smiling. What's next? Suing Lucky Charms for ...
Casey Anthony's Lawyer -- Hired By SECOND 'Dark Knight' Victim
Casey Anthony's Lawyer -- Hired By SECOND 'Dark Knight' Victim. 8/20/2012 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF. 'Dark Knight' Massacre SECOND Victim Hires Casey Anthony Lawyer. exclusive. 0820_jose_baez_marcus_weaver_getty_article. Casey Anthony's ...
Farriella, Christie M,, Freelanc
When Thomas Reilly was hit by a car outside a Propect Heights school more than three years ago he had no idea his supplemental insurance was capped and that he'd be stuck with limited coverage. Reilly and transportation advocates as well as the ...
'Call for universal suffrage in NBA unworkable'
... serious matters affecting the judiciary, from 1999, the NJC did not enforce this provision until the Senlong case when there was judicial pronouncement that participation of lawyer-members of the NJC in matters other than appointment was ...
Proctor, serving as own defense attorney, plans to take stand in theft trial
proctor Daniel Ray Proctor, on trial for two felony theft charges, is serving as his own defense attorney and plans to take stand Tuesday in Madison County Circuit Court. (The Huntsville Times photo/Eric Schultz). HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Daniel Ray ...
Gov. LePage nominates his chief legal counsel for district court judge
Billings, 44, has served in the high-profile post since January 2011, when LePage became governor. He worked previously on LePage's transition team, as legal counsel to the Maine Republican Party and as a legislative aide. Before working in the LePage ...
Oklahoma Q&A with Michael Avery, a trial lawyer with McAfee & Taft
Oklahoma Q&A with Michael Avery, a trial lawyer with McAfee & Taft. Is your company a joint employer with the government? | Published: August 21, 2012 Oklahoman Comment on this article Leave a comment. Q&A with Michael Avery. Is your company a joint ...
Scottish law 'will remain middle class unless ministers act'
Douglas Mill, a prominent lawyer and former chief executive of the Law Society of Scotland, now teaching at Glasgow university, is among those who are worried. He told the society's journal earlier this year: We're in danger of reverting to being an ...
No Video Footage At This Stage - Lawyer Tells Court
The State witness testifying against Anni Dewani murder accused Xolile Mngeni yesterday told the Cape High Court he was "not promised anything" by the police in exchange for turning state witness. The witness, who cannot be named on the orders of the ...
The Enemies of Our Justice System: Big Tobacco Lawyers Looking for New Victims
I am a trial lawyer and I am proud to stand up for ordinary people: That is the purpose of our civil system: Getting ordinary citizens what they deserve in front of their peers. So I fight for my clients against abusive insurance companies, drunk and ...
Statement from Slater & Gordon Managing Director
Law firm stands behind Gillard - again. Julia Gillard has received strong backing for her denials of any wrongdoing as a lawyer 17 years ago from the former Slater & Gordon senior partner who investigated her conduct, Peter Gordon. Advertisement ...
DOJ only makes 61% of legal counsel opinions public
Comment; Print · Contact Author · Reprint. Thirty-nine percent of the Justice Department's office of legal counsel opinions are partially or completely withheld from the public, according to research from the Sunlight Foundation outlined in an Aug. 15 ...
Carmel Valley resident sworn in as chair of American Bar Association section
He is recognized yearly as a “Super Lawyer” in the area of business litigation. Semerdjian says he is excited to continue his leadership commitment to TIPS: “I thoroughly enjoy helping to shape policy for our profession. And in my experience with TIPS ...
Lawyer: NJ girl charged in home arson 'distraught'
WOODBURY, N.J.—A 15-year-old girl charged with setting her home ablaze and trying to kill family members sleeping inside will be detained while she undergoes a mental health evaluation, her lawyer said Tuesday. Lawyer Richard Josselson spoke after a ...
Lawyer: NJ girl charged with trying to kill family in fire to undergo mental ...
Lawyer: NJ girl charged with trying to kill family in fire to undergo mental ...
Lawyer: NJ girl charged in home arson 'distraught'
WOODBURY, N.J. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl charged with setting her home ablaze and trying to kill family members sleeping inside will be detained while she undergoes a mental health evaluation, her lawyer said Tuesday. Lawyer Richard Josselson spoke ...