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Stewart L. Cohen, a trial lawyer with Cohen, Placitella & Roth P.C., Philadelphia, has been appointed chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Patricia M. Hastie has been named to a three-year term on the board, filling one ...
Luzerne refuses to provide Piazza emails
Luzerne County has acknowledged possessing thousands of emails excluded from an open-records release because of an assumption the emails were deleted. The emails were from Leonard Piazza, the ousted director of elections fired April 11. The county ...
REVIEW OF LAWYER PENALTIES ORDERED
A lawyer in Berkeley who represented a man charged with murdering a journalist smuggled a letter out of jail for him, then lied about it to police. Prosecutors said the letter was a hit list for witnesses against him in his upcoming trial. The bar ...
Ben DuBose recognized by Thompson Reuters as a "Super Lawyer" of Texas
DALLAS, Oct. 1, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Thompson Reuters, as published in Texas Monthly, recognized Ben DuBose, of DuBose Law Firm, PLLC as a "Texas Super Lawyer" for the fourth consecutive year in the October, 2011 Texas Monthly "Texas Super ...
Legal Insight: The Commercial Leasing Environment
Quality Function Deployment and Lean-Six Sigma Applications in Public Health. Manufacturing and most service businesses lease dedicated space for their operations. Commercial landlords and tenants (hereinafter “parties”) memorialize their agreements in ...
To the power of one
Previously, a lawyer could be employed by a firm of accountants but could not be called a solicitor or work in a client-facing role. ABS changes all that, and could include estate agents, financial advisers and a whole range of other professional ...
Okla. pharmacist files appeal of murder conviction
OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma pharmacist is appealing his murder conviction and life sentence in the shooting of a teenager during an attempted robbery. Jerome Ersland's supporters filed the appeal on his behalf Monday with the Oklahoma Court of ...
Judge: Lawyer may leave case
“I don't want to (represent her). I don't think she wants me to either,” James Tarquin told Circuit Judge Sandra Edwards-Stephens. The 59-year-old defendant has a long history of fraud and was most recently arrested in Ocala last year on another ...
Aldawsari defense lawyer says Cummings' recusal was 'right thing,' but reasons ...
Aldawsari defense lawyer says Cummings' recusal was 'right thing,' but reasons ...
Pampanin to lead Mass. Bar's Immigration Law Section
He has the preeminent AV rating from Martindale-Hubbel; has been listed on the Best Lawyers, Massachusetts list since 2001 and has regularly been selected a Massachusetts Super Lawyer. Pampanin is co-editor of the Massachusetts Continuing Legal ...
Roetzel Expands Chicago Office With Addition of Six Attorneys
Mr. Shapiro is a leading bank lawyer with a distinguished background. He has previously served in the legal department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and was Regional Counsel for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), serving as ...
Brian Chase of Bisnar Chase Nominated for Prestigious CAALA Trial Lawyer of ...
Brian Chase of Bisnar Chase Nominated for Prestigious CAALA Trial Lawyer of ...
Trial begins for woman accused of killing former best friend and nursing ...
Trial begins for woman accused of killing former best friend and nursing ...
Brian Chase of Bisnar Chase Nominated for Prestigious CAALA Trial Lawyer of ...
Brian Chase of Bisnar Chase Nominated for Prestigious CAALA Trial Lawyer of ...
Lawyer: Ricketts attempted murder case to go to trial
The criminal defense attorney for Ronette Ricketts said he plans to take her case to trial, and his client had a psychiatric issue at the time she was accused of attacking another Poughkeepsie High School English teacher. Ricketts faces a top charge of ...
Costs at issue in assault case
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As controversy swirls, Chesapeake picks Webb as lawyer
Webb, who has worked on a contract basis for Chesapeake for the past four months, will be its top lawyer, the second-largest U.S. natural gas producer said in a statement Friday. He replaces Henry Hood, who held the position from April 2006 through ...
Mike McKool Honored as 2012 "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by the Dallas Bar ...
Mike McKool Honored as 2012 "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by the Dallas Bar ...
Attorney wants evidence excluded in sex slave case
The details of consensual sex that occurred between a man and his wife should not be used as evidence that the man sexually abuses women, a defense attorney in a southwest Missouri sex slave case said in court documents filed this week.</p><p>Susan ...
Lawyer wants sex evidence excluded in Kansas City sex slave case
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The details of consensual sex that occurred between a man and his wife should not be used as evidence that the man sexually abuses women, a defense attorney in a southwest Missouri sex slave case said in court documents filed this ...
Defense attorney: Collision that killed Philly police officer 'a scenario of ...
Defense attorney: Collision that killed Philly police officer 'a scenario of ...
Qld abandons national scheme for lawyers
The Newman government says the National Legal Profession Reforms will simply add a costly and unnecessary layer of bureaucracy. "Approximately 85 per cent of Queensland solicitors are sole practitioners and they have nothing to gain from these reforms ...
A Legal Tabloid - News, Gossip, and Colorful Commentary on Law Firms and the ...
A Legal Tabloid - News, Gossip, and Colorful Commentary on Law Firms and the ...
Advocates: legal gap widening
Advocates for the needy say thousands of area residents are falling through a widening economic gap as they struggle to face legal issues without an attorney. About a dozen legal professionals and several area residents spoke Tuesday to an eight-person ...
Judge will decide whether Teddy Mitchell can keep defense attorney
Judge will decide whether Teddy Mitchell can keep defense attorney. Federal prosecutors notified U.S. District Judge David Russell that the father of Teddy Mitchell's defense attorney will be a government witness in the illegal gambling case against ...
Judge Denies Mistrial Request During Second Day Of Spartanburg Murder Trial
SPARTANBURG, SC --. Updated October 2, 2012. A defense attorney for one of the people accused of killing Steven Duran Means asked for a mistrial Tuesday after an emotional outburst from the victim's loved ones when a dash-cam video was played in ...
Carmichael ADA lawyer sued for sexual harassment
SACRAMENTO, CA - Scott Johnson, the quadriplegic attorney who has sued more than 2,100 businesses for violating his civil rights, finds himself on the receiving end of a lawsuit that sheds harsh light on his legal practice. Four former legal assistants ...
Mike McKool Honored as 2012 "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by the Dallas Bar ...
Mike McKool Honored as 2012 "Trial Lawyer of the Year" by the Dallas Bar ...
River Birch prosecution team adds 4th Justice Department lawyer
The River Birch Inc. prosecution team added a fifth lawyer Tuesday when U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan let the Justice Department enroll another attorney from its Washington headquarters. She is Menaka Kalaskar, a trial attorney in Justice's ...
Defense attorney abandons ID of 'BePrepared' online commenter
After a four-week trial and three days of deliberation, a Shawnee County District Court jury was unable to reach verdicts in the major charges against Anceo Stovall, including the July 21, 2011, shooting death of Natalie Gibson and the wounding of her ...
Corboy & Demetrio Lawyer Elected President of The Society of Trial Lawyers
CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2012 — CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Corboy & Demetrio partner Daniel M. Kotin assumed the office of President of The Society of Trial Lawyers on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at the litigation group's annual meeting in Chicago ...
Judge sentences disbarred lawyer to a year in jail
David Dale, the disbarred Buffalo attorney and former Erie County legislator, was sentenced on Wednesday to a year in the county jail after a judge refused to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea to defrauding clients and practicing law after being ...
This lawyer's advice: learn from the mistakes of others
My father is a lawyer with his own successful practice in Scarborough. He speaks at least four Asian languages and in the Chinese community, he has a solid reputation. When I got called to the bar, I was not rehired at the firm that I articled at and ...
A reluctant transformation
THE INTERNATIONAL Bar Association could scarcely have chosen a more interesting location for its annual conference than Dublin at this time. The visitors find their Irish legal hosts undergoing a very reluctant transformation. Reform is being imposed ...
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Boulder District judge denies convicted child sex offender's request for a new ...
Boulder District judge denies convicted child sex offender's request for a new ...
Disbarred lawyer gets year in jail for defrauding clients
Disbarred lawyer gets year in jail for defrauding clients · Dixon named to top post at future training center · Hochul receives backing of national guns rights group · Catholic Health eyes 'tiered' insurance plans to control costs · Buffalo police seek ...
The Legal Professional: that clanging is the sound of doors being closed after ...
The Legal Professional: that clanging is the sound of doors being closed after ...
Trial Lawyer Pens New Manual on Medical Malpractice
The New York Times reported that the award is among the largest ever issued for a medical malpractice verdict in the state. According to author and trial lawyer Nathaniel J. Friedman, Esq., “There is a one in two chance that you will be a victim of ...
Mass gathers legal professionals
FORT WAYNE – A tradition begun in 13th-century Europe continued in downtown Fort Wayne on Wednesday evening. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception was the setting for the Red Mass for lawyers, judges, legal professionals and civil government ...
Shawano man to be tried for homicide
Defense attorney Bradley Schraven, right, speaks to his client, Daniel Schmidt, during a preliminary hearing in Oconto County Circuit Court on Wedneday. Schmidt was bound over on two counts for first degree intentional homicide for the 2009 shooting ...
U.S. Counsel to Zack Shahin Welcomes Partial Consolidation of Charges, Calls ...
U.S. Counsel to Zack Shahin Welcomes Partial Consolidation of Charges, Calls ...
How good policy was done in by confusion
In Queensland, where the population is spread more evenly throughout the state, the legal profession was also less concentrated in the state capital. Because of that history, a myth appears to have grown that the structure of the state's legal ...
ABA Preaches Diversity in the Legal Profession
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Peterson seeking additional time to consider defense team for appeal
Greenberg declined to comment outside court, but another defense team lawyer seemed to contradict Brodsky, saying Peterson may want Greenberg, an accomplished appellate lawyer, on his team. "We might get the band back together and go on a mission ...
Queensland ditches national lawyer scheme
A high-flying Manhattan-based white-collar crime defence lawyer pleaded guilty earlier this week to pilfering more than $10 million from his firm's clients and squandering the cash in strip clubs and up-market restaurants. BLOG: INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE ...
Atlantic City defense attorney and civil rights activist indicted on charges ...
Atlantic City defense attorney and civil rights activist indicted on charges ...
Lawyer: 'Melrose Place' actress chased before fatal crash
ADVERTISEMENT. Lawyer: 'Melrose Place' actress chased before fatal crash. 8:05 AM, Oct 5, 2012 |. Comments · Tweet. Email; Print; Share. LinkedIn; Tumblr; StumbleUpon; Reddit; Del.icio.us; Digg. A; A. Amy Locane-Bovenizer / Gannett/Courier News file ...
Acclaimed New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney Admitted to New York State Bar
The Hudson County personal injury attorneys at Console & Hollawell P.C. are proud to announce the admission of managing partner Richard P. Console Jr. to the New York State Bar. Newark, NJ (PRWEB) October 04, 2012. The Hudson County personal ...
Lamarcus Williamson Punches His Lawyer After Being Sentenced To 15 Years ...
Lamarcus Williamson Punches His Lawyer After Being Sentenced To 15 Years ...