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Model Rules Could Encourage Lawyers To Make Diversity A Professional ...
Model Rules Could Encourage Lawyers To Make Diversity A Professional ...
Trial begins for woman accused of stomping her toddler
Doctors testified Monday that extensive skull fractures Imani Bowers received when she was 17 months old likely saved her life. The girl's mother, Ebonee Bowers, is on trial on charges of child abuse and child neglect, accused of stomping her child and ...
Tax crackdown aims to recover millions from London's lawyers
The specialist team will visit members of the legal profession to examine their records and carry out other investigations. David Gauke, the Exchequer Secretary, said: "We have made it clear that we will not tolerate tax evasion and we are determined ...
Model Rules Could Encourage Lawyers To Make Diversity A Professional ...
Model Rules Could Encourage Lawyers To Make Diversity A Professional ...
Defense attorney, judge and prosecutor in triple murder are former co-workers
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NH Supreme Court upholds lawyer disbarment
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court is upholding the disbarment of a personal injury lawyer who made a settlement demand without his clients' consent and threatened to drop the case on the morning of mediation unless they paid ...
Clemons' lawyer grills prosecutor from 1991 Chain of Rocks murder trial
Clemons' lawyer grills prosecutor from 1991 Chain of Rocks murder trial. Print Email. « Reginald Clemons evidentiary hearing Buy Now · Reginald Clemons evidentiary hearing Buy Now; Reginald Clemons evidentiary hearing Buy Now · Julie Kerry and ...
Lawyer to face Court of Three Judges
SINGAPORE: A lawyer found guilty of breaching legal profession rules by a tribunal last week is set to face disciplinary action by the Court of Three Judges. Mr James Wan had failed to advise his client, Mdm Chiang Choy Peng, to seek independent legal ...
HMRC launching crackdown on tax evaders in the legal profession
“Lawyers are professionals, regulated tightly by their professional bodies, and a conviction for tax fraud would put an end to their careers. Whilst every walk of life has its bad eggs, only an exceptionally unusual lawyer would risk their livelihood ...
WENDY MURPHY: Seeing through the haze of the drug lab story
The Massachusetts crime lab is under attack, reportedly because one of the techs violated protocol for proper testing procedures. Allegations include that the tech manipulated samples by mixing substances to produce a false result, and/or changed the ...
Defense argues intent in Wis. fetal abduction case
In opening statements, defense lawyer Debra Patterson acknowledged that evidence shows her client, 34-year-old Annette Morales-Rodriguez, found a young woman in the late stages of pregnancy and used a blade to slice out the fetus. But Patterson said ...
Lawyer Fights Own Fee Dispute Simultaneously With PI Client's Case, Earns ...
Lawyer Fights Own Fee Dispute Simultaneously With PI Client's Case, Earns ...
The Gavel: Murder trial goes away, 2 attempted murder trials begin in Duval
A murder case was set to begin Tuesday in Jacksonville but the defense attorney was granted a postponement to pick a new jury and select them based on new questions regarding Stand Your Ground and other self-defense statutes. The jury was dismissed ...
College starts courses for lawyers, legal professionals
College starts courses for lawyers, legal professionals. Qatar University's College of Law (LAWC) has begun its Advanced Intensive Skills Courses for new lawyers and legal professionals in Qatar. The programme is held in conjunction with the American ...
Wisconsin Law Foundation's Goldberg Award Recipient James D. Friedman ...
Wisconsin Law Foundation's Goldberg Award Recipient James D. Friedman ...
Lawyer: Client couldn't have killed girl
Lawyer: Client couldn't have killed girl. Trajectory of shot that hit the victim rules it out, he says. Print Email. 2012-09-19T00:00:00Z Lawyer: Client couldn't have killed girlKim Smith Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star. 52 minutes ago • Kim ...
Lawyer in Reyes brothers' escape faces disbarment suit
MANILA, Philippines—The family of slain broadcaster and environmentalist Gerry Ortega filed disbarment complaint against a lawyer who allegedly accompanied former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes out of the country last March. In a 14-page ...
Attorney Mark J. O'Brien Selected As "Top 40 Trial Attorney Under 40"
If you are under investigation for suspected criminal activity or if you have already been charged with a crime, it is critical that you have a lawyer on your side who will effectively and aggressively represent your interests. To contact Mark J. O ...
Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs adds well-known litigator to its ranks
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Photo: Attorney requests manual recount in Pawtucket rep. race
Lawyer requests manual recount in Pawtucket House race/ Photo. Lawyer requests manual recount in Pawtucket House race/ Photo. Comments | Recommend. September 19, 2012 11:37 am. By Jack Perry. bdofelections.jpg. Journal photo/ Kathy Borchers ...
Lawyer disbarred for lies, threats, pressuring clients
1, the paving company's lawyer, Robert S. Davis of Philadelphia, informed O'Meara the insurer did not contest its liability, according to the court document. O'Meara sent Davis a letter Dec. 8 saying if the $11 million limit wasn't paid, “the Conant ...
'Vince (Young) needs a job' lawyer says of client's shrinking funds
'Vince (Young) needs a job' lawyer says of client's shrinking funds. Updated. Comments. DALLAS (AP) -- Six years after entering the NFL as the third player taken in the draft, Vince Young finds himself without a team and with just a fraction of the ...
Push is on to make diversity promotion every lawyer's duty
It conducts research, promotes pipeline programs and holds lawyer training sessions geared toward making the legal profession more diverse in a variety of areas, including sex, race, age and religion. The ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct guide ...
Quest to defend oneself in court can be a perilous undertaking
“He's extremely articulate and, as a lay lawyer, is probably one of the better I've ever seen,” Charron said. But even the best and most seasoned attorneys lack objectivity when representing themselves, said Kay Levine, an associate professor of law at ...
Ben B. Rubinowitz Named "New York City Best Personal Injury Litigation ...
Ben B. Rubinowitz Named "New York City Best Personal Injury Litigation ...
ABA asked to make diversity every lawyer's responsibility
The ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct guide attorneys in numerous practical areas, including the lawyer-client relationship, advertising and the structure and responsibilities of law firms. The rules stipulate that lawyers have a responsibility ...
Ben B. Rubinowitz Named “New York City Best Personal Injury Litigation ...
Ben B. Rubinowitz Named “New York City Best Personal Injury Litigation ...
Former Yale Student Accused of Threats Just "Guilty of Felony Stupid," Defense ...
Former Yale Student Accused of Threats Just "Guilty of Felony Stupid," Defense ...
The New NORML?
Say what you want about the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, it's the first—and, for most of its existence, the only—name in cannabis legalization advocacy. Founded in 1970 by attorney Keith Stroup, the organization has over ...
Litigator Mark Johnson Joins Alston & Bird's Los Angeles Office
•The Beverly Hills Bar Association's Business Law Section on Thursday, Oct. 4 presents its luncheon program called “M&A (Mergers & Acquisitions) Fundamentals—What Every Business lawyer Neds to Know About Structuring and Executing the Deal.” ...
Nationally Renowned Litigator Abbe David Lowell to Receive 2013 White Collar ...
Nationally Renowned Litigator Abbe David Lowell to Receive 2013 White Collar ...
Defense: Vaughn guilty only of wanting to leave his family
Christopher Vaughn wanted to leave his wife and three children for a life in the Canadian wilderness but he is no murderer, his defense attorney said in closing arguments this morning. In fact, the evidence proves that Vaughn's wife was the one who ...
Brothel owner gets life: Crimes 'not far removed from slavery'
Sentencing: U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco, left, speaks to reporters as Department of Justice trial attorney Jared Fishman looks on just after the sentencing of three defendants in the Blue House brothel case, yesterday. Song Ja Cha, 71, was handed a ...
Colorado prosecutors drop efforts for Holmes notebook
CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- Prosecutors in the Aurora shooting case have temporarily dropped their attempts to read a notebook sent by suspect James Holmes to a psychiatrist days before the movie theater rampage that killed 12 and wounded 57. Prosecutors ...
Dallas Attorney Charla Aldous Named One of Texas' Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Candidates are considered for membership based on superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, and their stature and profile in the trial lawyer community. The National Trial Lawyers' honor is only the most recent accolade for Ms. Aldous ...
Defense attorney: Hosey not legally drunk before bus stop crash
The lawyer defending the man who drove into a bus stop last week, killing four people, said Thursday her client was not legally drunk prior to the crash as Las Vegas police have alleged. Kristina Wildeveld also said blood tests from her client, Gary ...
Obama as Lawyer: Defender of Slumlords
As reported by Fox News, “a document filed with the Illinois Secretary of State shows the young lawyer (Obama) represented some well-healed clients. In one case, he represented a politically connected preacher and real estate developer, Bishop Arthur ...
eLaw Chosen as Best Docketing & Calendaring Software by NYLJ Readers
NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 20, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- eLaw, the single source of critical knowledge for busy legal professionals, was recognized for the second year in a row as the best docketing and calendaring software in the third annual New York Law ...
Tax taskforces: Why lawyers and not accountants?
Ostensibly, there is not much scope for a lawyer to engage in the kind of tax dodging seen in the other industries the taskforces have patronised. Many of them - this time, groceries and retail in north and south Wales; hair and beauty in the north ...
The Cautionary Instruction: The lawyer's duty to zealously defend
A lawyer faced with the decision to take on a controversial client must legitimately ask herself, “Will I ever get any more law business in my community if I take this case?” Timothy McVeigh's attorney, Stephen Jones, shortly after accepting the case ...
READER SUBMITTED: West Hartford Native Publishes Crime Thriller
Mary Kane, a national award-winning trial lawyer, now retired in Tallahassee, has published "Southern Justice," a crime thriller based upon her twenty-seven years of court room battles. Ms. Kane was the first woman in the nation to be named a Life ...
President Aware of Public Debate On Legal Practice Bill
Pretoria — President Jacob Zuma says he is aware that the introduction of the Legal Practice Bill has elicited robust and fierce public debates within the legal profession. Addressing the 70th annual General Meeting of the Johannesburg Attorneys ...
The People's Lawyer
“With miles to go before he sleeps” was the subhead in this story/interview published in the Philippines Graphic in 2004.) It is a young man's voice, pitched low but musical. It is a donnish mien. Lawyer Romeo Capulong reclines on a lounge chair, legs ...
UPDATE 1-As controversy swirls, Chesapeake picks Webb as lawyer
By Ernest Scheyder. Sept 21 (Reuters) - Chesapeake Energy Corp has hired James Webb as its legal counsel as it tries to recover from damaging reports about controversial land deals in Michigan and personal loans taken out by its chief executive. Webb ...
Lawyer: Stepmom of 9-year-old Alabama girl run to death may seek deal with ...
Lawyer: Stepmom of 9-year-old Alabama girl run to death may seek deal with ...
Dallas Attorney Charla Aldous Named One of Texas' Top 100 Trial Lawyers
She previously has been recognized as one of Texas' top five personal injury lawyers by Texas Lawyer newspaper, and one of "Ten Winning Lawyers in America" by The National Law Journal. Ms. Aldous' landmark legal victory last year against the Episcopal ...
Lawyer: Gang disrespect was at the root of 2 Modesto killings
Friday, Sep. 21, 2012. Lawyer: Gang disrespect was at the root of 2 Modesto killings. By Rosalio Ahumada [email protected] Friday, Sep. 21, 2012 Friday, Sep. 21, 2012. By Rosalio Ahumada The Modesto Bee. Bookmark and Share. email this story ...
Novack brother-in-law Cristobal Veliz assigned new lawyer
Cristobal Veliz has a new lawyer, six weeks before he is scheduled to be sentenced for helping to orchestrate the killings of his brother-in-law, Ben Novack Jr., and Novack's elderly mother. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Karas today assigned Michael ...
3 named to court that will hear judicial selection suit
A criminal court judge, a former U.S. attorney and a hospital lawyer have been appointed to a special court that will hear a suit about judicial selection, replacing three special justices who recused themselves before the case could be heard. On ...
Lawyer: Jury acquits ex-Salinas police officer
A Monterey County jury on Friday acquitted a former Salinas police officer — on all counts of sexual battery against a woman several years ago, his lawyer said. The verdict came two days after jurors received the case in the trial of Jesus Sanchez ...