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How bad can a lawyer be and still be deemed “effective”? Pretty bad
One of the most common questions I get at Law of Self Defense Seminars is, “How do I pick a good self-defense lawyer if I've had to use force in defense of myself (or my family, my home, business, etc.)?” That's too lengthy a topic for a forum post ...
Prominent Chinese Pastor Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison; Lawyer Claims ...
Prominent Chinese Pastor Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison; Lawyer Claims ...
Volunteer Lawyer leader McCaffrey found passion in helping others
A lifelong resident of Fort Wayne except for the years he attended Indiana University, McCaffrey had been the executive director of the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana for the past five years. The organization was formed in 2002 and does ...
Lafayette lawyer takes heat handling oil spill claims
Settlement terms were negotiated by BP and a committee of plaintiffs' lawyers. Company officials and Judge Barbier approved the settlement in 2012. Yet Juneau, recruited to be settlement administrator in spring 2012, remembers BP began challenging ...
Matthew Dolman, Esq. Named 2014 Florida Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine selects Super Lawyers through their patented three-phase process, which involves peer nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation. Mr. Dolman was selected from the top five percent of nominees in the personal injury ...
Christian Myer, Esq. Named 2014 Florida Super Lawyer
Dolman Law Group Partner Christian Myer, Esq. , has been named, for the second year in a row, a 2014 Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine . Super Lawyers Magazine selects Super Lawyers from a national pool of lawyers nominated by their ...
Tax or real estate lawyer can explain exemption changes
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Anza lawyer: Property screening proves innocence
NORTHBOROUGH – The attorney for Northborough farmer Santo Anza Jr. said Saturday that ongoing scrutiny of the material on the Whitney Street farm is continuing to prove Anza's innocence. "The proof is in the pudding," said Mark Miliotis, labeling the ...
Saudi rights lawyer jailed for 15 years
A Saudi court has sentenced a prominent rights lawyer described by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience to 15 years in jail, relatives said in a statement posted on Twitter. The tweet on Sunday said that Waleed Abulkhair, who has had many ...
Lawyer for woman beaten by cop: "It's unacceptable"
A graphic incident in Los Angeles is under investigation after video emerged of a police officer beating a woman on the side of a highway. The video was recorded along the Santa Monica freeway last Tuesday during the afternoon rush hour. In it, 51-year ...
Former White House lawyer to be tried in absentia
Farren explained that attending the trial could cause significant psychological problems for the hard-charging lawyer who served under both George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. During the hour-long hearing in state Superior Court in Stamford, Judge ...
Lawyer: Oscar Pistorius re-enactment video 'unlawfully' obtained by TV show
(CNN) -- Video of Oscar Pistorius re-enacting how he says he killed his girlfriend was illegally obtained by the Australian television network that aired it Sunday, a lawyer for the former Olympian said. The network says that isn't so. Channel Seven's ...
Shelly Sterling's lawyer accuses Donald of 'cynical abuse' of court process
LOS ANGELES — Shelly Sterling's lawyers filed an emergency brief in federal court Sunday night opposing her husband Donald Sterling's attempt to get their probate trial, which could authorize or kill the proposed $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles ...
Lawyer: Pistorius video 'unlawfully' obtained
Video of Oscar Pistorius re-enacting how he says he killed his girlfriend was illegally obtained by the Australian television network that aired it Sunday, a lawyer for the former Olympian said. The network says that isn't so. Channel Seven's "Sunday ...
Lawyer finds complex dealings fascinating
This week's Monday Q&A features Jennifer Ferris, an account executive at Holmes Murphy & Associates. An Iowa native, she is a Simpson College graduate who earned her law degree at the University of South Dakota. She previously was in private practice ...
Lawyer Charged After Trying to Defend June 4 Commemorators
A meeting on May 3 in Beijing to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen democracy movement led to the detentions of several participants and criminal charges against a prominent lawyer, Pu Zhiqiang, in events widely reported abroad ...
Columbus Lawyer Found Guilty On Half Of Charges In Sexual Assault Cases
After a jury returned a mixed verdict for a central Ohio attorney charged with rape, two of his accusers talk only to 10TV. It was an extraordinary trial from start to finish, including testimony from five accusers, a Franklin County judge, and ...
Jury finds lawyer Armengau guilty of rape, sexual battery
Lawyer Javier Armengau was convicted this morning by a Franklin County jury on nine of 18 counts in a sex crime trial. The jury found him guilty of one count of rape, four counts of sexual battery, two counts of gross sexual imposition, one count of ...
Lawyer: Friend didn't try to help Tsarnaev
BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for a man accused of obstructing the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings said his client isn't a terrorist and never intended to help bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Azamat Tazhayakov is charged with obstruction ...
White House Lawyer Neil Eggleston Looks Exactly Like You'd Expect
As Talking Points Memo puts it so aptly in a story this morning, “Lawyer Neil Eggleston could be looking toward a comfortable retirement on the generous nest egg he built through high-stakes representation of prominent Washington officials and ...
Wentzville lawyer admits robbing 3 banks and shooting Missouri trooper
LOUIS • A lawyer from Wentzville pleaded guilty to federal charges Monday and admitted robbing three Missouri banks and shooting a Missouri state trooper that was pursuing him after the final robbery, prosecutors said. The trooper was saved by his ...
Judge Domitrovich's lawyer calls ethics claims baseless (Updated: 4:05 p.m.)
Judicial officials in Erie County had received "numerous and consistent complaints" regarding Domitrovich's conduct, alleging she was "impatient, intemperate, belittling, overly critical, or disrespectful" toward lawyers, litigants, witnesses, Erie ...
Lawyer For UConn Dean Criticizes Investigation
The attorney for a former UConn dean facing termination for mishandling charges of sexual misconduct against a music professor says that an independent investigation is "a compendium of hearsay, conjecture and rumors.'' A one-page statement from ...
Edward 'Smitty' Smith, former federal lawyer, joins DC attorney general race
The field of D.C. attorney general candidates has grown to three: Edward H. “Smitty” Smith II, a 34-year-old former federal lawyer, is seeking to get on the ballot for the newly elected office. Smith joins lawyer-candidates Mark H. Tuohey and Paul ...
Chris McDaniel's lawyer says a new Mississippi election could be 'automatic ...
Chris McDaniel's lawyer says a new Mississippi election could be 'automatic ...
Battered wife of ex-White House lawyer testifies
STAMFORD -- Mary Margaret Farren took to the stand for a little over an hour Monday to describe a brutal beating she said she took from her then-husband, former White House counsel J. Michael Farren, as his attempted-murder trial began Monday at state ...
Oakland Civil Rights Lawyer John Burris To Represent Woman Captured On ...
Oakland Civil Rights Lawyer John Burris To Represent Woman Captured On ...
Lawyer: Senator and Dominican prostitutes story cooked up by Cuban ...
Lawyer: Senator and Dominican prostitutes story cooked up by Cuban ...
Oscar Pistorius Lawyer Complains Some Witnesses Wouldn't Testify
The live broadcast of Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius' murder trial may have scared off potential witnesses for the Blade Runner, his lawyer said today while ending the spectacular trial's testimony. Pistorius, 27, is accused of murdering his ...
Lawyer: Gulf War vet accused of savage attack on North Syracuse police officer ...
Lawyer: Gulf War vet accused of savage attack on North Syracuse police officer ...
Lawyer says Mahone not welcome at Notre Dame with pending felony charges ...
Lawyer says Mahone not welcome at Notre Dame with pending felony charges ...
Missouri Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery
A 64-year-old attorney and businessman who already had admitted to robbing three banks pleaded guilty Tuesday to a bank heist and to shooting a Missouri trooper. Warren Gladders of Wentzville pleaded guilty to five felony charges in Warren County ...
Sterling Spars With Wife's Lawyer at Trial That Will Determine Clippers Sale
Sterling testified in Superior Court for nearly an hour under examination by one of his wife's lawyers, Bert Fields. They provided captivating theater: a pair of octogenarians, one of whom struggled to hear, Sterling, and one of whom struggled to speak ...
Lawyer: Innocent man thrown in jail, mental hospital for nearly 1 year
Lawyers for a former U.S. Army soldier say they plan to sue local, state and federal officials. They said a chain of events put an innocent man in jail and in a mental institution for nearly a year. A lawyer says Kenneth Williams was brought in to the ...
Bogota hires lawyer to defend councilman
BOGOTA – Councilman Jorge Nunez says the Borough Council simply followed the advice of its legal counsel in choosing to hire an attorney to defend him in litigation with a housing developer. In a 3-2 vote on Thursday, the council majority decided the ...
Lawyer catches wife in bed with minister
MANILA, Philippines - A lawyer caught his wife having sex with their religious group's minister in a motel room in Pasig City Monday. The lawyer, 51, was accompanied by a police officer and some barangay officials when he barged into the motel room and ...
Ex-Atlanta lawyer charged with fraud
An Atlanta lawyer who earlier this year surrendered his law license amid an investigation into possible financial misconduct has been arrested on charges of securities fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud. Hendrickx Toussaint was arrested July 3 in ...
Fugitive Snowden asks to extend stay in Russia: lawyer
It expires on July 31," Interfax news agency quoted Snowden's Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, as saying. "Correspondingly, we have filed documents to extend his stay on the territory of Russia." Kucherena could not immediately be reached for comment ...
Lawyer: Snowden asks to extend stay in Russia
MOSCOW (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied to extend his stay in Russia, his lawyer said Wednesday. Anatoly Kucherena told The Associated Press that Snowden applied to Russia's migration authorities “a ...
Edward Snowden Wants to Stay in Russia Longer, His Lawyer Says
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has asked Moscow to extend his asylum in Russia, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Russia granted Snowden a one-year visa in August 2013 despite the United States wanting ...
Texas lawyer sues Tor for providing tools used by revenge porn site
Van Dyke, who bills himself as "quite possibly the meanest and most right-wing lawyer in Texas," linked to the suit this morning as part of a series of taunts on Twitter. After a critic said that suing Tor for Pink Meth's actions was like "suing an ...
Lawyer: Lerner may have printed some emails
The lawyer for ex-IRS official Lois Lerner on Wednesday walked back comments about whether she followed record-keeping laws and printed out official emails, saying she did make “some” such back-ups. William Taylor III of Zuckerman Spaeder late last ...
Is it fair to send kids before immigration judges without a lawyer?
Immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas. Immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas. (Eric Gay ...
Migrant Kids Need a Good Lawyer. But Who's Gonna Pay?
One problem: The vast majority don't have lawyers. The ACLU and several other groups, including the American Immigration Council, filed a lawsuit Wednesday to force the government to provide these kids with counsel as they deal with the wildly complex ...
Police want even more photos of 17-year-old's genitals, lawyer says
Police in Virginia investigating a sexting case have photographed the 17-year-old suspect's genitals and now they want to take pictures of his erect penis — so that they can try to prove he committed the crime of taking such pictures of himself, a ...
Lawyer Urges Sex-Crime Probe of Ex-University Official
The lawyer for three former students who allege they were sexually assaulted or harassed by a top official at a state university in the Poconos several years ago is urging Pennsylvania's attorney general to either pursue a criminal investigation of her ...
Indicted Plymouth lawyer Timothy Oliver could face more charges
Timothy Oliver, the Plymouth lawyer charged with fraud in a purported Libyan land deal, may be facing additional unspecified charges in the case, according to new court documents. Oliver last month pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he bilked a ...
Virginia Police Issued Search Warrant For Photos of Sexting Teen's Genitals ...
Virginia Police Issued Search Warrant For Photos of Sexting Teen's Genitals ...
Lawyer claims his own incompetence in murder case
MODESTO, Calif. -- A Central California defense attorney dropped his client in the middle of a murder trial, saying he's incompetent to represent the man any further. Attorney Steven O'Connor, 48, told a Stanislaus County judge on Tuesday to hold him ...
Lawyer claims own incompetence in murder case
A Central California defense attorney dropped his client in the middle of a murder trial, saying he's incompetent to represent the man any further. Attorney Steven O'Connor, 48, told a Stanislaus County judge on Tuesday to hold him in contempt of court ...