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Lawyer for man convicted of rape but not sent to jail ponders new trial
ATHENS, Alabama -- A day after seeing his client have his sentence for rape reduced to probation, a lawyer said he's pondering the possibility of requesting a new trial, the Associated Press reports. Austin Clem.jpg Austin Clem (Contributed by Athens ...
Los Angeles lawyer feeds 500 homeless at Hometown Buffet in Westchester
She was there because of Douglas Weitzman, a Los Angeles lawyer, who, several weeks ago, simply decided he wanted to buy Christmas dinner for 500 people he did not know. He contacted leaders of several area churches with strong community programs ...
Las Vegas lawyer scratches dormant itch leading adult acting class
Williams, 43, is a Harvard-trained lawyer who caught the acting bug as a toddler when she stole the show as Chicken Little's younger sister in a community production. The itch never left her. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Williams grew up performing, guided ...
Montco defense lawyer's drug arrest may snarl case
NORRISTOWN The arrest last week of Norristown lawyer Gregory R. Noonan on drug charges isn't just your ordinary case of an attorney being accused of dealing drugs. At the same time that Montgomery County prosecutors were investigating Noonan for ...
Greenfield woman charged with embezzling $450G from lawyer
Greenfield woman charged with embezzling $450G from lawyer. The Lowell Sun. Updated: 12/26/2013 06:49:18 AM EST. GREENFIELD (AP) -- A bookkeeper who worked for a Greenfield attorney has been charged with stealing about $450,000 from his law ...
Lawyer for convicted Ala. rapist says he may seek new trial
Lawyer for convicted Ala. rapist says he may seek new trial. Austin Clem Limestone County Sheriff's Office. Shares. Tweets; Stumble. Email; More +. ATHENS, Ala. - A lawyer for Austin Clem, an Alabama man who was convicted of three counts of rape but ...
DOJ Lawyer Disciplined for Lapsed Bar Membership
From 1990 to 2011, a U.S. Department of Justice lawyer practiced law without an active bar membership, according to a letter issued last month by District of Columbia attorney disciplinary officials. Laura Heiser received an informal admonition—the ...
Syracuse lawyer Rick Guy plans January announcement on campaign for ...
Syracuse lawyer Rick Guy plans January announcement on campaign for ...
Clerkships to address rural lawyer shortage
DICKINSON, N.D. — A partnership of the North Dakota state courts, the bar association and the University of North Dakota law school is looking to address a shortage of lawyers in rural counties with clerkships for law students. Judge Gail Hagerty ...
Detroit pension funds lawyer to fight $165M bank deal
Detroit — A lawyer for the city's pension funds said he will fight plans to pay $165 million to two banks and terminate a troubled pension debt deal blamed on Detroit's plunge into bankruptcy, calling the agreement “far too rich.” The new agreement ...
Above the Law's 2013 Lawyer of the Year Contest: The Finalists!
Back in 2011, the hot young lawyer was merely accused of prostitution. Down she went in 2012, after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge. In 2013, she was accused by a lawyer ethics commission of trading sex for office supplies (possibly the saddest ...
Probe into Harrisburg lawyer Ellison grows as he prepares to exit firm
The investigation into Harrisburg lawyer James Ellison's work for a school district 70 miles from the capital city has expanded pending his exit from law firm Rhoads & Sinon. Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan confirmed Thursday that the ...
Lawyer says pastor will plead guilty to sex charge
(AP) - A defense lawyer says a Memphis pastor is pleading guilty to sexual battery of a teenage girl and his church will shut down. Attorney Art Horne tells WMC-TV ( (link) 1edRliS ) that he and prosecutors have worked out a plea agreement for ...
Lawyer says TN pastor will plead guilty to sex charge, church will close
MEMPHIS — A defense lawyer says a Memphis pastor is pleading guilty to sexual battery of a teenage girl and his church will shut down. Attorney Art Horne tells WMC-TV that he and prosecutors have worked out a plea agreement for Michael Bryant, pastor ...
Lawyer refuses to represent suspect in NJ killing of Syracuse law grad, report ...
Lawyer refuses to represent suspect in NJ killing of Syracuse law grad, report ...
Lawyer who had been general counsel for Alex and Ani files wrongful ...
Lawyer who had been general counsel for Alex and Ani files wrongful ...
Hospital says it will help move brain-dead girl
A lawyer for Children's Hospital Oakland said in a letter made public that before the hospital will comply with Jahi McMath's family's request to move her, it needs to speak directly with officials at the nursing home to make sure they understand her ...
Lawyer charts legal moves in brain-dead girl case
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California lawyer said Friday that he is prepared to go to federal court to force a hospital to insert breathing and feeding tubes into a girl who was declared brain dead after complications from a tonsillectomy. Christopher ...
Lawyer: Concurrent trial for Richmond Hill suspects is 'gimmick'
INDIANAPOLIS - Robert Leonard, one of three suspects charged in the deadly Richmond Hill explosion, wants his own separate trial. In new court filings, his lawyer asked the court to deny the prosecutor's request for a concurrent trial. A concurrent ...
Lawyer: Embattled Judge Jones found Willardson's body
Lisa Willardson testifies at the disciplinary hearing of Family Court Judge Steven Jones at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Willardson was found dead on Thursday by Jones. Their relationship sparked disciplinary ...
Lawyer Charts Legal Moves In Brain-dead Girl Case
A California lawyer said Friday that he is prepared to go to federal court to force a hospital to insert breathing and feeding tubes into a girl who was declared brain dead after complications from a tonsillectomy. Christopher Dolan told The Associated ...
New City lawyer expected to get Day's seat on Rockland Legislature
NEW CITY — A well-known lawyer is likely to fill the county Legislature seat being vacated by Ed Day, who will be sworn in as Rockland's new county executive Wednesday. Barry S. Kantrowitz, a partner in the Chestnut Ridge-based Kantrowitz, Goldhamer ...
Brewer lawyer suspended from practicing law for four years
BREWER, Maine — A lawyer from Brewer has been suspended from practicing law for four years after violations of several provisions of the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct, according to a news release issued Friday by the Maine Board of Overseers of ...
Missing autistic teen slipped past school security desk: lawyer
Missing autistic teen Avonte Oquendo waltzed past a security desk at his Queens school and out an open door onto the city streets, according to a lawyer representing his family. An official report written by Riverview School staffers shows that Avonte ...
Lawyer says Calif. family has found 2nd nursing home to care for teen on ...
Lawyer says Calif. family has found 2nd nursing home to care for teen on ...
Lawyer Mark Schwartz sues Harrisburg officials for $290000 in legal fees from ...
Lawyer Mark Schwartz sues Harrisburg officials for $290000 in legal fees from ...
Lawyer in election lawsuit is veteran of political game
The lawyer who filed suit last week to prevent Democrat Anthony G. Brown's running mate from accepting campaign donations during the legislative session is no stranger to the world of political fundraising. Daniel M. Clements, an attorney with a ...
COMMENTARY: Keep your lawyer on speed dial through the holidays
Christmas and the New Year come but once a year. It is the lament of many a child — and not a few lawyers. These two holidays seem designed for personal injury lawyers, thanks to homes filled with combustible trees, poor wiring, acrobatic decoration ...
Lawyer For Avonte Oquendo's Family Says School's Response Was "Even ...
Lawyer For Avonte Oquendo's Family Says School's Response Was "Even ...
Kirkland lawyer guards the brand of Marlon Brando
“He did not like L.A. lawyers, said that they charged too much. And he thought they'd immediately advertise that they represented him,” says Seeley. Inside Brando's home, Seeley remembers, “Marlon comes down the hall wearing a big bathrobe. He put his ...
Donald Edwin Funk, 91, lawyer and WWII veteran
Donald Edwin Funk, 91, of Willow Grove, a lawyer and World War II veteran, died of heart failure Tuesday, Dec. 24, at home. Funk, who practiced law for more than 60 years, graduated from Temple Law School in 1951 and started a private practice ...
Lawyer who defended Franconia pill mill doctor accused of illegally selling ...
Lawyer who defended Franconia pill mill doctor accused of illegally selling ...
Snowden lawyer: Supreme Court must weigh in on NSA
The slew of possible privacy rights violations posed by the National Security Agency's bulk intelligence collection programs all but demand the nation's highest court weigh in on those issues, Edward Snowden's legal adviser said on Sunday. "It is time ...
De Blasio names former US atty as city's lawyer
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has picked a former U.S. attorney to be the city's top lawyer. De Blasio announced the appointment of Zachary Carter as corporation counsel on Sunday. He described his choice as "a fighter and a conscience ...
Time is running out for family to find new facility for California girl on ...
Time is running out for family to find new facility for California girl on ...
De Blasio picks new top lawyer
The city's new top lawyer will be Zachary Carter, a former U.S. Attorney, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced Sunday. As corporation counsel, Carter will lead an office of 700 lawyers tasked with representing the city in court and defending de Blasio ...
Jahi McMath: Mom and lawyer say only remaining option for brain-dead girl is a ...
Jahi McMath: Mom and lawyer say only remaining option for brain-dead girl is a ...
High-profile lawyer labelled fraudster by disgraced former NYPD commissioner ...
High-profile lawyer labelled fraudster by disgraced former NYPD commissioner ...
Kingston lawyer won't be objecting anymore
Kingston lawyer Richard Delong is a Ross County native and jumped into the legal profession practicing as a paralegal with his father-in-law, Don Patterson, before obtaining his law license. Delong has specialized in real estate transactions and estate ...
Dechert Lawyer Helped Keep Mergers on Track
Top antitrust lawyers constantly juggle work for clients, but for Dechert LLP lawyer Paul Denis, the art of multitasking crescendoed over the summer. Mr. Denis was meeting with lawyers and economists to put the final touches on a presentation in favor ...
De Blasio Names City's Top Lawyer, Appearing to Signal a Further Shift in Policy
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio on Sunday named his choice to be New York City's chief lawyer, appointing the man who as the United States attorney in Brooklyn oversaw the Abner Louima case, in which several police officers were charged in connection with ...
Lawyer holds onto history at Italian Market
Monday through Friday, Mr. Cambria is a lawyer with a solo practice on South Broad Street, where he represents a diverse mix of clients, many referred by family and friends. Typically, they are small business clients, or people needing assistance ...
African man, lawyer disagree in uranium plot case
MIAMI (AP) - An African man and his lawyer are disagreeing on when the man should stand trial in South Florida on charges of attempting to illegally broker uranium ore shipments to Iran. Defendant Patrick Campbell wants his trial to start as scheduled ...
Sex-Assault Reports Surge For Military; Scalia's Foresight; NYC's New Lawyer
Emerging star: Washington lawyer Paul Denis successfully juggled retail and airline mergers after regulators put the OfficeMax and US Airways cases under a spotlight. [WSJ]. Immigration enforcement: The number of immigrants jailed for deportation in ...
Lawyer: Dad didn't leave accident site until dying son taken away
... Lawyer: Dad didn't leave accident site until dying son taken away. Lawyer: Dad didn't leave accident site until dying son taken away. Crime & Safety Headlines. Lawyer: Dad didn't leave accident site until dying son taken away. Monday, December 30 ...
De Blasio's top lawyer works for Cablevision, Sampson
When Bill de Blasio introduced Zachary Carter to the press Sunday morning as the city's new corporation counsel, to fill one of the city's "most central roles," he left out a couple of professional details. De Blasio focused on Carter's tenure as a ...
What Qualities Matter Most When You're Hiring a Lawyer?
With such a wide range of prices to choose from, you'd think that the first factor people would look for in a lawyer is price -- specifically, a low price. Something closer to that $50 mark than to the $1,000, and as far away as possible from that ...
'The Drone Lawyer' Explains What's Legal
'The Drone Lawyer' Explains What's Legal. REPLAY VIDEO. Your next video will start in. Pause. Facebook Share · Tweet · LinkedIn · Google +1. SHARE. Click to email this video: Email. Copy this link and send via email or IM: Copy this code to embed this ...
Labor lawyer says Mascotte didn't violate sergeant's rights
MASCOTTE — An Altamonte Springs lawyer hired by the city to look into a police sergeant's complaints has told city officials that she could find no violations of labor law. Patricia R. Sigman, in a report to the city this month, wrote that "while the ...
Church lawyer turned whistleblower named 'person of the year'
The priests are Patrick Wall, a former Benedictine monk who now works as a victims advocate for the St. Paul law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates, and the Rev. Thomas Doyle, a Virginia-based canon lawyer who has testified on behalf of victims in ...