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Arias lawyer to jurors: You don't have to like her
PHOENIX — Jodi Arias' lawyer implored jurors on Friday to take an impartial view of the case and his client — even if they don't like her — as the murder trial neared an end after four months of testimony. Arias smiled broadly when defense lawyer ...
Raleigh lawyer Gene Boyce witnessed Watergate history
Ervin needed a trial lawyer who knew about investigations, documentary evidence and chain of custody. In May 1973, Boyce joined the investigation, doing legal spadework for the hearings that transfixed the nation. The lawyers divided up the witnesses ...
JODI ARIAS' LAWYER: '9 Days Out Of 10 I Don't Like Jodi Arias'
Given the signs that at least some of the jurors don't like Arias, her lawyer was probably pretty smart to concede that she's not likable. He also made some good points to rebut the theory that she planned her attack. In doing so, Numi might at least ...
Local lawyer a force for fracking
Karen Bulich Moreau, executive director of the New York Petroleum Council and a force behind hydrofracking, is a New Scotland lawyer is known as passionate, proud of her roots and someone who doesn't mince words. What's behind her rise? For the full ...
Massachusetts Bar Association plans Dial-a-Lawyer program for Western ...
Massachusetts Bar Association plans Dial-a-Lawyer program for Western ...
Panic Street Lawyer: Not the last splash
Hydraulic fracturing involves the use of liquid pressure to create fractures in underground rock that allow oil and natural gas it contains to escape and flow out of a well. While fracturing fluid includes sand and chemicals, it consists primarily of ...
MORENO VALLEY: Workers consult lawyer about threats to their jobs
The deputy city attorney for Moreno Valley who was placed on leave after issuing unpopular his legal opinions about a massive warehouse project is consulting a lawyer to prevent the city from taking away his job. Deputy City Attorney Paul Early, along ...
Algeria court sentences two Islamists to death, lawyer says
“Kouri has already been sentenced to death for some of the charges against him, but sought acquittal on the other counts,” said Brahim Behloul, the court-appointed lawyer for both accused. “Antar Ali asked to be considered under the Civil Concord law ...
Lawyer relishes Supreme Court role
I guess they went through all the phone numbers for Northern Kentucky lawyers, and no one was home." It was a little more complicated than that. The Kentucky Supreme Court consists of seven justices. A special justice is appointed when two or more of ...
Lawyer wants to delay trial in Natchez prison riot
The three Republican contenders for Clinton mayor are running keenly aware that they're in a very...- 10:38 pm. Lawyer wants to delay trial in Natchez prison riot. An attorney has asked to delay the trial of an inmate accused of participating in a ...
Lawyer wants to delay trial in prison riot
Lawyer wants to delay trial in prison riot. Associated Press; Posted May 5, 2013 at 2:22 p.m.. Discuss; Print; A; A; A. Share this on Facebook · Tweet this · Email this to a friend. Search our databases. NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — An attorney has asked to ...
'The Drug Lawyer': Tulsa attorney puts his opposition to marijuana laws into ...
'The Drug Lawyer': Tulsa attorney puts his opposition to marijuana laws into ...
The Rule of Lawyers
But is the "Profession in Crisis," as the subtitle of Stephen J. Harper's "The Lawyer Bubble" has it? The answer is no. A bubble may have burst, but not for the high end of the profession or for the thousands of attorneys working in specialized niches ...
A startup lawyer's take on winning over a venture capitalist
As a lawyer who advises startups, I'm increasingly asked by clients how to make the company more appealing to venture capitalists. This doesn't surprise me, given the industry's navel gazing over the so-called “Series A Crunch.” And it's true that the ...
Giordano contends lawyer botched child sex case - Newsday
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - (AP) -- A lawyer for Phillip Giordano has asked a federal judge for another chance to overturn the former Waterbury mayor's federal conviction on child sex charges. The Connecticut Post reports ( (link) 15p6JZu ) legal papers ...
Skandalakis reinstated as lawyer
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday reinstated former Fulton County Commission chairman Mitch Skandalakis, who served prison time for making false statements to an FBI agent, as a lawyer. Skandalakis ran unsuccessfully to be lieutenant governor in ...
Soccer-Bosman lawyer challenges UEFA ban on overspending
BRUSSELS, May 6 (Reuters) - A lawyer involved in the landmark Bosman ruling 18 years ago lodged a European Commission complaint on Monday against UEFA rules aimed at limiting the spending of top clubs. European soccer's ruling body UEFA will ...
CORRECTED-Defense lawyer moves to drop out of Chevron fraud suit
May 3 (Reuters) - The lawyer who has been defending controversial plaintiffs attorney Steven Donziger in a lawsuit by Chevron Corp, filed a motion on Friday to withdraw as counsel, citing Donziger's inability to pay his legal bills. Attorney John Keker ...
Gitmo detainees' lawyer describes 'brutal' force-feeding of hunger strikers
Hunger-striking detainees at the Guantanamo detention facility are being force-fed through tubes inserted into their noses twice a day -- causing them to gag for air and vomit -- during a procedure that a U.S. military defense lawyer just returned from ...
You don't need a Chicago lawyer
A very nice woman called me looking for a lawyer to defend her son who was charged with a crime up in Waukegan. She had scoured the internet and before calling me, she called an attorney in Chicago whose website said he had been practicing criminal ...
Court ruling says former Roxbury cop can sue lawyer for malpractice
Former Roxbury Police Sgt. Richard Winstock, who admitted to running a gambling facility in Dover for six months, will be allowed to sue his one-time lawyer for legal malpractice, a state appeals court panel said in a ruling released today. A Superior ...
Soccer-Bosman lawyer contests UEFA ban on overspending
BRUSSELS, May 6 (Reuters) - A lawyer involved in the landmark Bosman ruling 18 years ago lodged a European Commission complaint on Monday against UEFA rules aimed at limiting the spending of top clubs. European soccer's ruling body UEFA will ...
Bosman lawyer makes complaint over UEFA's Financial Fair Play
(CNN) -- The lawyer that helped revolutionize the way football's transfer system works has turned his sights on UEFA's new system of financial regulation. Jean-Louis Dupont, who helped Belgian footballer Jean-Marc Bosman change European law in 1995 to ...
Alabama lawyer to lead NRA
The election of Birmingham, Ala., lawyer James Porter — ensured after the endorsement of outgoing President David Keane last week — is one of many defiant signals to come out of the NRA's annual meeting in Houston over the weekend. The organization ...
European Soccer's Finance Rules Challenged by Bosman Lawyer
European soccer ruling body UEFA's regulation that big-spending teams such as Manchester City and Chelsea must come close to breaking even is being challenged by lawyer Jean-Louis Dupont, who successfully overturned rules on player transfers in ...
Veterans Charity Investigated for Internet Café Racketeering, Company Lawyer ...
Veterans Charity Investigated for Internet Café Racketeering, Company Lawyer ...
Brown Rudnick Hires Senior White-Collar Defense Lawyer
The head of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck's white-collar criminal defense and investigations group has jumped to Brown Rudnick in Washington, the lawyer's new firm announced Monday. Stephen Best, who started at Brownstein in 2010, joined Brown ...
Valley Cottage man accused of masquerading as lawyer
“This imposter claimed to be a lawyer and preyed on unsuspecting immigrants who were in desperate need of sound legal advice and stole their money,” Schneiderman said in a statement. “By repeatedly making false representations to judges about his ...
Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley PRAISED By Judge For ...
Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley PRAISED By Judge For ...
Lawyer Implies State Department Is Threatening Benghazi Whistleblower
The lawyer for Benghazi "whistleblower'' Gregory Hicks is hinting the State Department threatened her client with retaliation if he kept insisting the assault on the U.S. Embassy in Libya was known to be a terrorist attack "from the get-go.'' Victoria ...
Appeals court rules ex-Roxbury cop can sue lawyer over advice on gambling ... - Hunterdon County Democrat
Appeals court rules ex-Roxbury cop can sue lawyer over advice on gambling ...
Raleigh lawyer and former mayoral candidate disbarred for misappropriating ...
Raleigh lawyer and former mayoral candidate disbarred for misappropriating ...
George Zimmerman's lawyer challenges use of voice experts at trial
In a written motion made public on Monday, Mark O'Mara, Zimmerman's lawyer, argued against allowing voice analysts to testify. "Scientific evidence presented to the court must be interpreted by the court as "generally accepted" by a meaningful segment ...
#click3 You have the right to a lawyer, or, do you?
This particularly significant decision guaranteed those who could not afford a lawyer, the right to one. But, fifty years later there are questions about how well the system is serving its underprivileged—one man languished in jail for 5 years before ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer David Perecman Commends One ...
New York Construction Accident Lawyer David Perecman Commends One ...
Kentucky environmental lawyer eyes underdog challenge to McConnell
A longtime Kentucky environmental lawyer has emerged as a potential challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) as Democrats wait to learn if Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) will enter the race. Tom FitzGerald (D), chairman ...
Is There a 'Lawyer Bubble'?
A new book by a former litigator at Kirkland & Ellis, one of the nation's largest law firms, has delivered a frisson to the already rattled legal profession. In The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis, Steven J. Harper argues that legal jobs are ...
Judge locks up defense lawyer for being late for trial, wasting taxpayers' money
Lieberman informed attorney Basil David Marcial that his tardiness wasted a jury pool, not to mention taxpayers' money, and fined the lawyer $1,000. The judge said he had to dismiss the pool of possible jurors after the defense table sat empty Monday ...
Defense lawyer accused of bribery opts for a jury trial
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A defense lawyer accused of bribing a witness has decided to let a jury decide his fate. Gerard Donley withdrew his bid for a bench trial before Superior Court Judge Robert Krause. Donley initially questioned a jury's ability to ...
Richie Farmer's lawyer asks for February trial date
Guthrie True, a lawyer for Farmer, said in a motion filed Tuesday that federal prosecutors have given Farmer's defense team 16 compact discs containing scores of records that could be used against Farmer at trial. "This discovery includes hours of ...
One-third of former super lawyer's assets missing; feds want bond revoked
Federal authorities have asked a judge to revoke the bond of former Indianapolis “Super Lawyer” William F. Conour after he allegedly disposed of assets without court approval. Conour, once one of the state's most successful and respected construction ...
Ask the Lawyer: Biggest pet peeve? Unprofessional, rude attorneys
A: Lawyers who are rude and discourteous, and whose word is questionable. Lawyers are expected to conduct themselves in a lawful manner, to treat each other in a civil manner and to disdain misrepresentation. The good news is most lawyers (and clearly ...
Lawyer seeks Steven Brooks mental health hearing
LAS VEGAS—The lawyer for a former Nevada lawmaker charged in a car chase and a police confrontation in California asked a judge that his client be enrolled in a court program that will push him into mental health treatment. Ex-Assemblyman Steven ...
White House picks Twitter lawyer as Internet privacy officer
Choosing a Silicon Valley lawyer who has been immersed in technology issues is a reversal of the administration's previous picks for department-level chief privacy officers. Homeland Security Chief Privacy Officer Mary Ellen Callahan is a Washington ...
Lee Bird, lawyer and judge
Lee Bird, 95, a lawyer with the Office of the General Counsel of the Navy Department who retired as an administrative judge on the Armed Forces Board of Contract Appeals, died April 16 of congestive heart failure at his home in Washington, Va. His ...
Thomas F. Baker Jr., lawyer
Thomas F. Baker Jr., 65, a lawyer for 36 years for agencies in the Justice and Treasury departments, died April 29 at Inova Alexandria Hospital of cardiac pulmonary arrest. He had oral cancer for five years. He lived in Alexandria. His daughter-in-law ...
Attorney general to handle case against lawyer
The Ohio attorney general's office will handle the criminal case against a Columbus lawyer accused of sexually assaulting the mother of a client in his law office. The appointment of the special prosecutor was approved today by Franklin County Common ...
Prenda lawyer downplays devastating order, promises appeal
At the hearing (which was actually about 12 minutes), Steele and other Prenda lawyers pled the Fifth Amendment, and refused to discuss who owned Prenda-linked shell companies or where the settlement money was going. Wright's order accuses Prenda ...
Lawyer for 'Killer Nanny' insists she's crazy, unfit to stand trial
“Killer Nanny” Yoselyn Ortega is too crazy for trial, her lawyer is insisting, defying findings to the contrary. Ortega said nothing in court Tuesday, when attorney Valerie Van Leer-Greenberg said she would challenge the finding by court doctors that ...
China detains activist for subversion after pressuring leaders on wealth: lawyer
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police have detained an activist agitating for officials to disclose their assets on subversion charges, her lawyer said on Wednesday, underscoring the limits of an anti-corruption push by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Xi ...