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J&K Judicial Academy enlightened advocates on professional ethics and conduct
There are certain duties and responsibilities cast upon them by the statute as to the manner in which they should conduct themselves as a professional lawyer. Their conduct, discipline, rights and duties are regulated by a Statute known as Advocates ...
Clarify role of inquiry counsel
In July, in hearings in Winnipeg, after the inquiry committee's own lawyer, George Macintosh, vigorously cross-examined Justice Douglas's husband, Winnipeg lawyer Jack King, as to what his wife knew about King's plan to have a client, Alex Chapman ...
James Holmes Called Hospital Before Colorado Theater Shooting: Lawyer
James Holmes Called Hospital Before Colorado Theater Shooting: Lawyer. E-MAIL · SHARE. FONT-SIZE. jamesholmes-072612_01Sep12.jpg. 9/1/2012 11:51 AM ET (RTTNews) - James Holmes, the 24-year-old neuroscience student accused of carrying out ...
Segrato was gifted trial lawyer
He was a lawyer's lawyer, a litigator so respected that other attorneys said they would pick him to represent them. “He's the finest lawyer that I've ever known,” said Richard Reynolds, one of his law partners. “If I had a case where personally I ...
Henderson County High School offers students glimpse of criminal law
And she's more sure than ever that she wants to be a public defender or an injury lawyer. © 2012 Evansville Courier & Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Discuss; Print · Share this on ...
Respected Thunder Bay lawyer dies in plane crash
“We are all shocked by this, it is very tragic, he will be missed,” said fellow lawyer Gil Labine in an interview on Saturday. “He leaves a big hole to fill.” Mrowiec was one of two certified criminal litigation lawyers in the region. Labine is the ...
Carlo Fusco, Lawyer For Paolo Gabriele, Pope's Former Butler Quits
13, 2012 file photo Paolo Gabriele's lawyer Carlo Fusco is interviewed near St. Peter's square at the Vatican. Fusco's lawyer for the pope's ex-butler, who is facing trial for his role in the Vatican leaks scandal, has resigned. Attorney Carlo Fusco ...
Letter: Soares takes cases personally
District Attorney David Soares, desperately seeking ammunition to attack his challenger, Lee Kindlon, resorts to criticizing Kindlon's father, defense attorney Terry Kindlon, for accepting Christopher Porco as a client in 2004. Mr. Soares reveals his ...
OpenText introduces enterprise information management solution for legal ...
OpenText introduces enterprise information management solution for legal ...
The System Exonerates Jonathan Evans
Originally published at freeconcord.org: It is not often that an active duty law enforcement officer faces trial for a criminal complaint. But there is little that is typical of the recent case of Jonathan Evans, a Hill, New Hampshire police sergeant ...
Changes and challenges
In light of the sea change occurring in the profession, Canadian Lawyer gathered together five experts in law firm management — lawyers and non-lawyers at firms of various shapes and sizes — to discuss the management issues facing their firms. We ...
Lawyer wants charges dismissed against Thomaston businessman in ...
Lawyer wants charges dismissed against Thomaston businessman in ...
Sean Quinn Loses Legal Counsel
Sean Quinn's legal team has applied to the High Court to withdraw from representing them in two legal actions involving the former Anglo Irish Bank. Barrister Brian O'Moore informed the court on Friday that Eversheds solicitors will apply to officially ...
Local lawyer spins another yarn in his new thriller
Over the past three decades, he has worked as a trial lawyer in British Columbia, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. During those years, he prosecuted and defended hundreds of cases of murder, sexual assault and other serious crimes. He currently holds ...
Peterson Defense Team 'Anxious' As Closing Arguments Approach
In the trial's most controversial decision, the defense called a divorce lawyer who represented Savio and consulted with Stacy Peterson. Harry Smith said Stacy told him Drew killed Savio. He also said, she hoped to use that information to gain ...
Obama lawyer warned against certifying eligibility
Bob Unruh joined WND in 2006 after spending nearly three decades writing on a wide range of issues for several Upper Midwest newspapers and the Associated Press. Sports, tornadoes, homicidal survivalists, and legislative battles all fell within his ...
Kalamazoo criminal defense attorney prevails for clients.
Kalamazoo Defense Lawyers Fight for Their Clients with Aggressive Defense. Kalamazoo criminal defense attorney prevails for clients. KALAMAZOO, MI, September 04, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Kalamazoo criminal defense law firm Aggressive Criminal ...
Fafa E. M'Bai on "The Road to Jusice: Lord Denning, Master of the Rolls 1962 ...
Fafa E. M'Bai on "The Road to Jusice: Lord Denning, Master of the Rolls 1962 ...
EEOC Lawyer Advises Careful Navigation of Issues in the Workplace
Social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter can provide recruiters, employers, and human resources professionals with a lot of useful tools and information but also present a significant risk, Edward Loughlin, a trial attorney with the Equal ...
How to find the right lawyer when you or your company needs one
“In that instance, if a company or individual is being sued and the insurance carrier picks up the defense, sometimes the insurance carrier will help in the selection of the lawyer that will be defending the client's claim.” If a claim is being ...
Replacing Lawyers With Computers
But as far as I'm concerned, there's no substitute for the cumulative experience of a seasoned trial lawyer who's stared down countless witnesses or looked into the eyes of hundreds of jurors over the years, and the insight that comes from doing that ...
JOBS Act Update: SEC Releases Proposed Rules
MM Comment: The following is courtesy of our legal counsel, Cott Law Group, P.C. If you have further questions about the JOBS Act or any other legal counsel needs, feel free to contact them directly. Kevin Cott Cott Law Group, P.C. · kevin@cottlawgroup ...
Pictured: Top lawyer, 43, who was crushed to death by window that fell on her ...
Pictured: Top lawyer, 43, who was crushed to death by window that fell on her ...
Defense attorney accuses prosecutors of reneging on plea for Ponzi schemer
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Federal prosecutors have reneged on two key terms of a plea deal for Ponzi schemer Doug Vaughan, his defense attorney says, which could make the difference between whether the 65-year-old gets sentenced to a minimum ...
Tamaki law wins two excellence awards
Blaine Tamaki of Tamaki law in Yakima and Kennewick has been named "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by The Washington State Association for Justice, and a Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics. The trial lawyer award usually goes to an attorney from ...
Competency evaluation for Wis. woman in '57 death
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Sheboygan woman accused of killing her infant daughter 55 years ago must undergo mental tests to see if she is competent to stand trial, a judge ruled Tuesday. The defense attorney for 76-year-old Ruby Klokow requested the ...
Lawyer: NM gov aide recorded on state email use
Lawyer: NM gov aide recorded on state email use. Updated: Tuesday, 04 Sep 2012, 3:21 PM MDT Published : Tuesday, 04 Sep 2012, 3:21 PM MDT. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque attorney says he has a recording of the governor's top aide ...
Defense attorney: housing 'super shopliter' would cost $500k
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sentencing Mark Lucas to consecutive prison terms for stealing from a discount store that would rack up more than 20 years in prison would cost tax payers ...
Defense attorney: Housing 'super shoplifter' would cost $500K
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sentencing Mark Lucas to consecutive prison terms for stealing from a discount store that would rack up more than 20 years in prison would cost tax payers ...
Judiciary Committee backs nomination of Orono lawyer as judge
AUGUSTA, Maine — The Legislature's Judiciary Committee on Tuesday unanimously recommended that an Orono lawyer be confirmed as a District Court judge. John B. Lucy, 47, told members of the committee that he expected the skills he has used over the ...
Lawyer: Driver in fatal S. Richmond crash feared gunfire
Lawyer: Driver in fatal S. Richmond crash feared gunfire. Related. R0905 HITR CONWAY.JPG. Conway. By: Reed Williams | Times-Dispatch Published: September 05, 2012 Updated: September 05, 2012 - 12:00 AM. » Comments | Post a Comment ...
WilmerHale, Jenner, Hunton, Skadden: Business of Law
“I'm hopeful I can have an impact on the court's thinking in a positive way,” said Kohn, a lawyer who has written on music licensing. RoyaltyShare, based in San Diego, provides Web-based royalty processing and content management services to the ...
Deaths in lawyer's family delay sexual abuse trial of priest and teacher
Deaths in lawyer's family delay sexual abuse trial of priest and teacher. Tuesday's scheduled start of jury selection in the trial of a former Philadelphia priest and a Catholic schoolteacher on charges they sexually abused a 10-year-old altar boy was ...
Lawyer hit with DWI, gun charges at tavern
A local public defense attorney was arrested Friday evening outside a bar, charged with two misdemeanors, including carrying a handgun without a license. Mitchell W. Hicks, 55, of the 400 block of Union Station Drive, was arrested about 9:40 p.m ...
Criminal charges could be brought after lawyer was crushed to death by window ...
Criminal charges could be brought after lawyer was crushed to death by window ...
Sandusky lawyer weighs future options
The Patriot-News in Harrisburg looks in on Joe Amendola, the lawyer who defended former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky in his child sex abuse trial. Amendola was thrust into the spotlight defending Sandusky, who was convicted earlier ...
Final rumble for attorneys in murder trial
Joseph Lopez, left, and Joel Brodsky, attorneys with the Drew Peterson defense team, prepare to discuss the close of the trial outside the Will County Courthouse in Joliet on Tuesday. Jury deliberation begins Wednesday. (Terrence Antonio James, Chicago ...
Texas Attorney Mark Lanier Recognized in Best Lawyers in America
4, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Noted Houston trial lawyer Mark Lanier once again has earned a spot in the annual listing of The Best Lawyers in America. The 2013 Best Lawyers honor represents the ninth consecutive year that Mr. Lanier has been recognized ...
With arguments complete, case heads to the jury
Defense attorney Steven Greenberg speaks to the media outside the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Illinois, on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, after closing statements in the murder trial of his client Drew Peterson. Peterson is accused of killing his ...
Lawyer calls for accused' acquittal
Moses Kadye, representing Motukwa, who stands accused for the murder of his father Motlhankana Motukwa, said the state had failed to prove his client was guilty beyond reasonable doubt. "I call for the acquittal of our clients. If the evidence ...
Nurse charged with stealing meds from patients
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- A Minnesota nurse is charged with siphoning pain medication from patients' intravenous bags at a hospital and replacing the drugs with ...
Prosecutor accuses Bulger lawyer of breaking rules
By David Frank, Massachusetts Lawyer's Weekly. Comments ( ). Share. Print · NEXT STORY. Mother, daughter killed in raging fire ID'd. Text Size: ASmall Text; AMedium Text; ALarge Text. J.W. Carney. Boston attorney J.W. Carney was appointed to represent ...
LePage's legal counsel gets committee's OK to become judge
Billings addressed head-on during his confirmation hearing Wednesday conceptions that he's a Republican lawyer. “Someone who moves into this position has to decommission themselves from politics,” Billings told lawmakers. “I'm ready to do so. I see the ...
Mental evaluation could lead to retrial in rape case
Hatfield's lawyer argued that the woman knew he had HIV and that the sex was consensual, but a jury found Hatfield guilty in 2010 of rape and reckless conduct by a person with HIV. He was sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison. After considering a ...
WilmerHale, Jenner, Hunton, Skadden, Weil: Business of Law
Lawyer Files Five-Page Cartoon Brief in Apple E-Books Case. Bob Kohn, an expert in music-licensing law and chairman of RoyaltyShare Inc., filed a five-page brief in panel-cartoon format, urging a judge to reject a settlement in a price-fixing case over ...
Lawyer: Sandusky regrets not taking stand
Lawyer: Sandusky regrets not taking stand. Oct. sentence likely, Amendola says. Mark Scolforo Associated Press Wed Sep 05, 2012, 10:59 PM EDT. HARRISBURG — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky regrets not taking the stand at ...
Lawyer claims fraud allegation against ex-fitness club owner is 'revenge'
The owner of a now-defunct Kennewick fitness club, who charged a special fee to membership accounts without authorization, was found to have done nothing wrong criminally until an off-duty detective complained and stirred the pot in his department, ...
Lawyer claims fraud allegation against ex-fitness club owner is 'revenge'
The owner of a now-defunct Kennewick fitness club, who charged a special fee to membership accounts without authorization, was found to have done nothing wrong criminally until an off-duty detective complained and stirred the pot in his department, ...
Ga. hospital rapist may get new trial
After considering a subsequent appeal, the Appeals Court of Georgia sent the case back to the trial court to decide if Hatfield's case was damaged because the defense lawyer didn't obtain a professional opinion about whether Hatfield was delusional ...
Lawyer: Sandusky still claims innocence
STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Jerry Sandusky, convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse, is working on an appeal even as he maintains his innocence, his attorney says. His sentencing is expected soon. Convicted on June 22, Sandusky was told he ...