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Chief Justice Censures Lawyer
CHIEF Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku has called for more stringent measures to stop lawyers from disrespecting the courts through reckless utterances. He made the remarks while commenting on statements ascribed to one of the lawyers representing the 29 ...
Law school grads find supply exceeds demand for new lawyers
While not every new JD seeks employment as a lawyer, it is safe to say that planning to work as an attorney is not rare among law students. But perhaps it should be. Data from the National Association of Legal Career Professionals indicate that since ...
The Professional Ethics of Lawyers Prohibit the Covering Up of ...
The Professional Ethics of Lawyers Prohibit the Covering Up of ...
BNP Cleared Porsche Loan Without Data on Options, Lawyer Says
BNP Paribas SA (BNP) cleared a loan for Porsche SE without requiring details about options the carmaker was using to prepare a hostile bid for Volkswagen AG (VOW) in 2009, a defense lawyer argued in a German trial over the issue. “Information about the ...
Bradley Manning offers to plead guilty to some charges, lawyer says
[Updated at 11:54 a.m. ET] The Army private accused of leaking millions of government files has offered to plead guilty to some of the charges against him, his attorney announced Thursday. Pfc. Bradley Manning has been jailed for more than two years on ...
Think of Olive Garden when hiring a lawyer
Most people have a legal situation once every three years, but some fortunate ones will go 20 years or more in between needing to talk to an attorney. The first thing many of those people will do is track down their old lawyer that helped them two ...
Texas lawyer, former Carnegie Mellon trustee, pleads not guilty to laundering ...
Texas lawyer, former Carnegie Mellon trustee, pleads not guilty to laundering ...
Lawyers representing Army general work to discredit female officer who accused ...
Lawyers representing Army general work to discredit female officer who accused ...
Lawyer: Manning offering to plead out
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Army PFC. Bradley Manning, who could face life in prison if he is convicted of espionage, has offered prosecutors a plea deal, his lawyer says. The lawyer, David Coombs, described the proposal in a blog post Wednesday ...
Lawyer: Court gives torture victims few options
Donald Vance and Nathan Ertel's lawyer says the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could have decided the issue more narrowly. But he says it conveyed sweeping immunity on military all along the command chain in torture cases. Michael Kanovitz said ...
Lawyer: Woman wasn't trying to commit voter fraud
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada woman accused of trying to vote twice during the presidential election was trying to see if screening processes worked and wasn't trying to commit voter fraud, her lawyer said Thursday. "It was not a political move," said ...
Disbarred lawyer jailed after admitting he stole about $1 million from clients
A recently disbarred lawyer who admits he stole about $1 million – including money from the widow and three young children of a friend who died in an accident – was jailed Thursday on a fraud charge. Scott Rovenger, 59, who practiced in Fort Lauderdale ...
Harpers Ferry lawyer makes history with election as W.Va. attorney general
By denying West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw a sixth term in Tuesday's election, Patrick Morrisey became the first Eastern Panhandle resident in state history to win an elected office on the Board of Public Works, according to the state ...
Woman claims Waffle House CEO required her to perform sex acts. Lawyer ...
Woman claims Waffle House CEO required her to perform sex acts. Lawyer ...
Lawyer denies laundering cartel money
El Paso, Texas -- A Texas lawyer and former Carnegie Mellon University trustee pleaded not guilty Thursday to laundering more than $600 million for a Mexican drug cartel. Marco Antonio Delgado waived his arraignment Thursday, essentially entering a not ...
Texas lawyer pleads not guilty to aiding cartel
EL PASO, Texas — In public, Marco Antonio Delgado was a philanthropist, a prominent El Paso businessman and a trustee at Carnegie Mellon University. But secretly, investigators say, he was trying to launder more than half a billion dollars for a ...
Lawyer: Lead cop in sex case must go
KENNEBUNK, Maine — Daniel Lilley, the attorney for the Thomaston man charged with 57 counts related to an alleged prostitution operation, is calling for the police officer investigating his client to step down from the case because she was once ...
Meet The Texas Lawyer Suing Hundreds Of Companies For Using Basic Web ...
Meet The Texas Lawyer Suing Hundreds Of Companies For Using Basic Web ...
Adoboli Blamed for UBS Layoffs, Bad Reputation, Lawyer Says
Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS AG (UBSN) trader on trial over a $2.3 billion loss, is being wrongly blamed for the bank's layoffs and poor reputation, his lawyer said today in closing arguments. “He has had to bear the brunt of the problems at UBS,” his ...
Lawyer Says Man Shot by Trooper May Sue
PINELLAS PARK | Although a Florida Highway Patrol trooper who shot a cemetery owner on his property was cleared by state officials, the man's lawyer said his client should never have been shot. "We still have very, very large concerns about whether or ...
Lawyer Threatened By Supreme Court
A human rights lawyer has been threatened by a Supreme Court judge this week, in what observers say is deliberate intimidation. Charles Kwaramba from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) was threatened with contempt of court charges by ...
Social Media Users Condemn Iran Lawyer's Imprisonment
Several Iranian social media users have called for more efforts to secure the release of jailed human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotudeh and accused the authorities of killing blogger Sattar Beheshti. Sotudeh went on a hunger strike in mid October in protest ...
WCHA picks: Is a lawyer smarter than a sportswriter? We'll see
Stepping up -- actually e-mailing up -- was Joe Van Thomme, a lawyer and Gophers season-ticket holder from St. Paul. He knew who I picked and why, so that gave him a bit of advantage. But he may not have needed it. See for yourself. He seems to know ...
Adoboli Encouraged by UBS Superiors to Exceed Limit, Lawyer Says
Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS AG (UBSN) trader on trial over a $2.3 billion loss, was encouraged by superiors to exceed risk limits as he made record profits from unauthorized trades, his lawyer said. Adoboli, 32, shared the process he used for such ...
Ceglia Lawyer Loses Appeal in Child Porn Case
By Joe Palazzolo. A federal appeals court has upheld a $300,000 judgment against Lakewood, Ohio lawyer and technology expert Dean Boland, who was sued after allegedly manipulating photos that depicted minors engaged in sex acts. If the name rings a ...
Dean Gits, lawyer in McMartin case, dies at 68
LOS ANGELES—Dean Gits, a defense lawyer who won acquittal for his client during the infamous McMartin child molestation trial of the 1980s, has died. He was 68. His wife, Christina, tells the Los Angeles Times ( (link) UdMRgy) that Gits died ...
Gloria Allred, lawyer for Bernie Fine accusers, says prosecutors did not ...
Gloria Allred, lawyer for Bernie Fine accusers, says prosecutors did not ...
Tennis referee Lois Goodman's DNA not on alledged murder weapon, lawyer says
(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - A lawyer for professional tennis referee Lois Ann Goodman says his client's DNA was not found on the coffee mug she allegedly used to beat her 80-year-old husband to death. According to CBS Los Angeles, defense lawyer ...
Stateless in Bahrain: Lawyer mulls loss of citizenship after latest Gulf crackdown
MUHARRAQ, Bahrain – Off a road guarded by three police checkpoints, Bahraini lawyer Taimoor Karimi wonders about his future in a country that no longer considers him a citizen. He and 30 other Shiites were stripped of their nationalities this week in ...
Ariel Winter Is 'Doing Well' Amid Family Drama, Says Lawyer
Ariel Winter Is 'Doing Well' Amid Family Drama, Says Lawyer. By Howard Breuer. 11/09/2012 at 03:30 PM EST. Facebook · Tweet; Comments. Ariel Winter. David Livingston/Getty. Despite her family's courtroom tug-of-war over where and how she should live, ...
Lawyer for DC police department to get his own attorney in lawsuit over ...
Lawyer for DC police department to get his own attorney in lawsuit over ...
Orleans Parish defense lawyer arrested in courtroom, charged with stalking
Orleans Parish defense lawyer arrested in courtroom, charged with stalking. John Simerman, NOLA.com|The Times-Picayune By John Simerman, NOLA.com|The Times-Picayune The Times-Picayune on November 09, 2012 at 2:26 PM, updated November ...
Lawyers in Sandy's Path Offer Free Help to Storm Victims
As the lights come back on and building repairs commence, life is gradually returning to normal at many of the big law firms whose offices got slammed by Superstorm Sandy. Bar associations across the tri-state area are setting up free legal clinics to ...
SEC Fires Investigator Who Alleged Ethics Lapses, Lawyer Says
David Weber, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission internal watchdog who was put on leave after co-workers accused him of being a security threat, has been fired by the agency, his lawyer said. Weber, who was chief investigator in the inspector ...
Mass. mobster's lawyer vows to be ready for trial
BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for former Boston mobster James ''Whitey'' Bulger (BUHL'-jur) says his defense team will do everything in its power to be ready for his new murder trial date. Defense attorney J.W. Carney Jr. has repeatedly sought to delay ...
Lawyer owes $300000 for showing child pornography at trial
(Reuters) - An Ohio lawyer who created sexually explicit images of children as part of a legal defense in child pornography trials must pay the children's parents $300,000, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. Dean Boland, the lawyer at the center ...
"The Jeffersons" star Hemsley's will is ruled valid - lawyer
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The will of the late actor Sherman Hemsley was ruled valid on Friday in Texas, clearing the way for the star of "The Jeffersons" to be buried more than three months after his death, the lawyer who prepared the will said. Hemsley ...
Ariel Winter Is Doing Fine Amid Real-Life Family Drama, Lawyer Says
Ariel Winter hasn't spoken a word about her feud with her mother Chrisoula Workman, but her lawyer assures that the "Modern Family" star is doing OK. The 14-year-old star did look fine when she was spotted showing up on the set of the TV series earlier ...
Mass. mobster Whitey Bulger's lawyer: Defense will do everything it can to be ...
Mass. mobster Whitey Bulger's lawyer: Defense will do everything it can to be ...
Lawyer Who Worked With Rappers Eminem, 50 Cent, Busted With Arsenal Of ...
Lawyer Who Worked With Rappers Eminem, 50 Cent, Busted With Arsenal Of ...
Lawyer Opposing Prop 8 Predicts US Supreme Court Ruling
gay_cityhall_gavel.jpg David Boies, a lawyer for two couples challenging California's Proposition 8, predicted in San Francisco Friday that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the case and will eventually rule in his clients' favor by a greater than 5 ...
Marin lawyer faces disbarment in foreclosure 'rescue' scam case
She was excoriated in a judgment Wednesday after being found "culpable of multiple counts of professional misconduct, including moral turpitude, aiding the unauthorized practice of law, sharing fees with a nonlawyer, participating in a nonlegal lawyer ...
Lawyer's passion for Dickens on display
Lawyer's passion for Dickens on display. By Shia Kapos November 12, 2012. Print | Email | Comments. -. It started with a letter signed by Charles Dickens. Michael Weinberg, a commercial litigation attorney who lives in the North Shore and a collector ...
Fired Fairview police chief's lawyer: 'No specific reason' for termination
Fired Fairview police chief's lawyer: 'No specific reason' for termination. Fairview Township has not said why it fired Chief Scott Hockenberry. His lawyer addressed community speculation. By MIKE ARGENTO Daily Record/Sunday News. Updated: 11/10/2012 ...
Former Lawyer for Eminem and 50 Cent Arrested for Weapons Stash
A former lawyer for 50 Cent and Eminem was arrested last week on felony weapons charges, the Tarrytown Daily Voice reports. Police found a huge stash of firearms, including an AK-47, a TEC-9 automatic handgun and a sawed-off shotgun, along with ...
Lawyer jailed, then freed after Havana wave of political arrests
Lawyer jailed, then freed after Havana wave of political arrests. Published November 10, 2012. EFE. Independent Cuban attorney Yaremis Flores, whose detention in Havana this week set off a wave of political arrests, was freed Friday night, the ...
Panic Street Lawyer: Whoville picks a POTUS
20121111wap_hortonhearswho_150 I would like you to assume, for purposes of the beginning of this week's PSL, that Theodor Seuss Geisel, a/k/a Dr. Seuss, wrote about a real town named Whoville. If you must insist that Whoville is located within a ...
Fighting lawyer over fees a risky move
Q After a contested divorce trial, the judge found I frivolously contested issues just to run up my wife's legal fees and ordered I pay her lawyer $100,000. And, if not paid in 30 days, interest runs at 12 percent. If I appeal but still pay the money ...
As St. Lucie County recount begins, West camp calls it a 'sham' and Murphy ...
As St. Lucie County recount begins, West camp calls it a 'sham' and Murphy ...
What I Love Most About Being a Lawyer
Back then, being a lawyer was still a noble profession. Aside from meaning you likely made a good living, lawyers and judges were respected in the community for being stand up citizens - giving back - doing something with their lives. As time has gone ...