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Winona murder suspect gets new lawyer
A Winona man awaiting trial on a charge of murder was given a new lawyer Wednesday. Alejandro Garcia, 22, requested Friday to replace the attorney of record on his case, Thomas P. Tibiletti, with Gilmer attorney Tim Cone. Garcia was arrested in ...
Lawyer for girl in Slenderman case wants mental reports on co-defendant
Suspects Morgan E. Geyser (left) and Anissa E. Weier are due in a Waukesha County courtroom Friday. The pre-teens attempted murder, they told police, to pay homage to a fictional character who they believed was real after reading about him on a website ...
Turning your lawyer into an imam
The question some lawyers are asking is how far their profession should go in facilitating the use of Islam in settling family affairs. In March, the Law Society (the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales) issued what it called a ...
US top lawyer calls for greater transparency over execution drugs
(Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder is calling on states to be more transparent about the drug cocktails used in executions in the wake of a series of botched lethal injections that have renewed a national debate over the death penalty. States ...
Lawyer Pleads Guilty in DUI Crash That Killed Ashburn Couple
Mark Sgarlata pleaded guilty to two counts of manslaughter and one count of DUI in the Loudoun County crash that killed Patrick and Leia Wrenn. The Wrenns were killed as they rode together on their Harley Davidson motorcycle in the early-morning hours ...
'Halliburton' Lawyer: Case Typifies Problems With Class Securities Suits
July 28 — Fresh from representing Halliburton Co. before the U.S. Supreme Court in a dispute over class certification, Houston attorney Aaron Streett, Baker Botts LLP, July 24 called the controversy “emblematic of the problems with class securities ...
Cuomo gets new lawyer as controversy swirls
His previous lawyer, Mylan Denerstein, has retained his own counsel according to the New York Daily News. Replacing Denerstein is Elkan Abramowitz, a prominent criminal defense attorney specializing in white collar crimes. "Our goal is to make sure we ...
Lawyer Convicted of Drug Charge Involving 935 lbs of Marijuana Faces Possible ...
Lawyer Convicted of Drug Charge Involving 935 lbs of Marijuana Faces Possible ...
Lawyer removed from Walmart murder case
“I will grant the motion to withdraw,” Bragg said, adding another lawyer will be appointed to represent Demetrius Coleman at a later date. After the motion hearing, Assistant District Attorney J. Paul Newman said the public defender's office may ...
Gov. Cuomo's campaign will pay for lawyer representing executive chamber in ...
Gov. Cuomo's campaign will pay for lawyer representing executive chamber in ...
Milwaukee man charged with battery, accused of attacking county lawyer after ...
Milwaukee man charged with battery, accused of attacking county lawyer after ...
Everyone Needs To Watch This Insane And Awesome Lawyer Ad
It's not every day that a lawyer ad features a caber toss by the attorney. But then again, it's not everyday you find this kind of lawyer. A Scottish gent who worked for an Australian law firm and practiced in New York before pulling up stakes and ...
Bristol Palin Broke?! Lawyer Says Court Docs Citing Zero Income Were Filed by ...
Bristol Palin Broke?! Lawyer Says Court Docs Citing Zero Income Were Filed by ...
Arrest, No Arraignment in Lawyer's Death
People were slated to gather on July 31 to pay tribute to Steve Wallace. The Lubbock attorney was murdered at his law office in the early morning hours of July 23, according to a police report. "Steve was an assistant county attorney in Parker County ...
Ex-CIA lawyer defends interrogation program, as Obama says looming report ...
Ex-CIA lawyer defends interrogation program, as Obama says looming report ...
Lawyers go digital to solicit biz at Vibes
BRIDGEPORT -- Some local lawyers have jumped on the Gathering of the Vibes' bandwagon, hoping to cash in on a few sour notes. Shelton lawyer Jay Ruane is among them. Never shy about blowing his own horn -- his billboards along Route 8 attest to that ...
The Global Lawyer: The Real Yukos Shocker
It's been a week of record judgments against Russia for its lawless treatment of OAS Yukos Oil Company. On Monday, Yukos' former owners announced they'd won $50 billion from an arbitral tribunal in The Hague. On Thursday news broke that the European ...
Philly lawyer, 74, ready to hit the streets as cop
With almost 50 years of experience as a lawyer to assist him in the academy, Binns said he picked up a lot being around officers for the past 10 years and learning from them was a “good part” of his education. An avid biker, he wasn't worried about the ...
Governor appoints ABQ lawyer to judgeship
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Albuquerque lawyer Nancy Franchini to a district court judgeship in Bernalillo County. The governor announced Friday that Franchini will replace District Judge Ted Baca, who retired. Franchini ...
Man convicted of killing Wilson Borough 3-year-old says lawyer wouldn't let ...
Man convicted of killing Wilson Borough 3-year-old says lawyer wouldn't let ...
Ex-CIA lawyer defends interrogation program, as Obama says looming report ...
Ex-CIA lawyer defends interrogation program, as Obama says looming report ...
Andrew Cuomo's $35M campaign account will pay criminal lawyer representing ...
Andrew Cuomo's $35M campaign account will pay criminal lawyer representing ...
Lawyer: Case's flaws merit retrial of death-row ex-cop
A lawyer for former Mascotte police Officer James Duckett, on death row for raping and strangling an 11-year-old girl, thinks the ex-lawman could get a new trial because flawed FBI forensics testimony was used to convict him. But others familiar with ...
Jackson lawyer suspended from practice for three years
The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled Friday that an attorney in Jackson be suspended from practicing law for three years for violating court orders. The court ruled that Andrea L. Richard had incurred unnecessary expenses for her clients and subjected them ...
Lawyer accuses state attorney of influencing judge's removal from docket
Lawyer accuses state attorney of influencing judge's removal from docket. By April Warren Staff writer. Published: Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10:35 p.m.. Last Modified: Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10:35 p.m.. Ocala attorney Henry Ferro is accusing ...
Scooter Braun Attacks Photog's Lawyer -- You're a FAME WHORE!!!
Scooter was being deposed by the lawyer for a photog who accused Bieber's bodyguards of beating him. TMZ got hold of the transcript, and it's pretty epic. As the camera is trained on Scooter, he turns the tables, asking the photog's lawyer, "Why is the ...
Serialization: Prominent lawyer had a dark side
John A. Collier of Binghamton has the honor of a downtown city street named in his memory. He was a figure of some note in the 19th century as a prominent lawyer and politician. When he died on March 24, 1873, a glowing obituary in the Binghamton Daily ...
Visually impaired Wilmington Trust lawyer offers students career advice
Visually impaired Wilmington Trust lawyer offers students career advice. He urged the students from the Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired's pre-college, work-prep summer camp to believe in themselves, follow their passions and work hard to be ...
Lawyer-Client Emails
The Sixth Amendment's right to counsel should protect attorney-client emails from the prying eyes of prosecutors and other law enforcement officials. Federal prosecutors already have enormous advantages over criminal defendants. A lawyer's need to ...
Elderly woman in Va. cheated out of savings by lawyer she trusted, family alleges
Buckley's lawyer told them that he had power of attorney, or broad legal authority to manage her affairs and finances under an agreement she signed years earlier. He was also the executor of the couple's wills. James Kincheloe slowly took over every ...
Use math and a Canadian lawyer to solve division problem
The information in this column is not intended as legal advice but to provide a general understanding of the law. Readers with legal problems, including those whose questions are addressed here, should consult attorneys for advice on their particular ...
Celebrated Trial Lawyer to Head Group Challenging Teacher Tenure
David Boies, the star trial lawyer who helped lead the legal charge that overturned California's same-sex marriage ban, is becoming chairman of the Partnership for Educational Justice, a group that former CNN anchor Campbell Brown founded in part to ...
How to Become a Lawyer Without a Law Degree
In Virginia, Vermont, Washington, and California, aspiring lawyers can complete law apprenticeships, receiving on-the-job training under the guidance of mentors instead of studying law at a university for three years. New York, Maine, and Wyoming ...
Lawyer: American imprisoned in Cuba says prison life not worth living, has ...
Lawyer: American imprisoned in Cuba says prison life not worth living, has ...
Jackson lawyer suspended for professional violations
A Jackson lawyer has been banned from practicing law for three years after the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled that she repeatedly violated the state's professional rules of conduct over the past eight years. Andrea L. Richard's license to practice was ...
Lawyer not required to report colleague's mental lapses absent ethics ...
Lawyer not required to report colleague's mental lapses absent ethics ...
Lawyer says American contractor held by Cuba bid farewell to wife, daughter
WASHINGTON – A lawyer for an American who has spent more than four years imprisoned in Cuba said Monday that his client cannot take life in prison much longer and has said his goodbyes to his wife and a daughter. Alan Gross was arrested in Cuba in ...
Cole attack defense lawyer probes judge's views
Nashiri, accused of orchestrating the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, is pressing his demand for documents detailing his treatment while he was held for several years in secret CIA prisons. His lawyers are asking a U.S. military judge Monday, Aug. 4 ...
Lawyer: Silk Road seizure may have been improper—if so, toss evidence
The defense lawyer argues that even the searches for which the government had a warrant were overbroad and based on evidence that may have been obtained illegally. The attorney writes: Here, the context includes not only everything in or accessible via ...
Gary Thibodeau's lawyer to answer questions live on Syracuse.com about Heidi ...
Gary Thibodeau's lawyer to answer questions live on Syracuse.com about Heidi ...
Lawyerly Lairs: An Entertainment Lawyer Unloads His $5.3 Million Home
Lawyers and their real estate transactions continue to make the news. Last weekend's New York Times, for example, chronicled the hunt of a former Cahill Gordon associate and her husband for an apartment large enough for themselves and their three ...
Murderer's lawyer challenges former jail officials on fairness of hearing
ELIZABETH — The lawyer for a prisoner suing corrections officials over his treatment challenged witnesses today on the fairness of a hearing that found his client had threatened to take hostages and resulted in tightened security around him. Lester ...
Scottish-Born Austin Lawyer Gets Creative With TV Ad
A lawyer scores a soccer goal with a flying jump-kick, punches a purse-snatcher to the ground to recover a stolen purse and skillfully cuts a woman's hair into a runway-worthy updo. Later that day, while wearing the same suit, he brings a jury to a ...
Texas High Court Denies Review of Suit Against Arbitrator, Lawyers
1, the Texas Supreme Court denied a petition for review in Patten, a case in which two Dallas lawyers sued Fish & Richardson, a firm client, two lawyers associated with the firm, JAMS and a JAMS arbitrator. The lawyers had appealed an April 15, 2014, ...
Silk Road Search Was Illegal, Defense Lawyer Says
NEW YORK (CBS SF/AP) — Lawyers for Ross Ulbricht, the San Francisco man charged with operating Silk Road—an online marketplace for illegal drugs, are asking a judge in New York to toss out most of the evidence against him. The lawyers say in court ...
Judge: Woman who killed ex can be own lawyer in punishment phase
Arias, who has long clashed with her defense lawyers and tried to fire them previously, asked Judge Sherry Stephens to let her serve as her own lawyer during the second penalty phase set for Sept. 8. Stephens granted the request but said there would be ...
Lawyer: Anthony Bosch transcript clears Victor Conte
The transcript has spoken, according to Victor Conte's lawyer. Mary McNamara told the Daily News Monday that tweets posted last week by writers Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts claiming that Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch testified in Rodriguez's ...
Bosworth lawyer withdraws from case
Brandon Taliaferro, whom Bosworth hired as her defense lawyer in late June, originally filed his motion to withdraw as counsel July 17. That motion was granted in a hearing late Monday afternoon after Sixth Circuit Judge John Brown said the ...
Drug task force raids home of former lawyer
FARGO — A former Fargo attorney disbarred in June for using her clients' money to support a methamphetamine habit has been charged after a weekend drug task force raid on her home. Rebecca Lee Lawler was charged Monday in Cass County District ...
In Iowa, 'Chicken Case' Tests Anti-Lawyer Populism
Not only is he a non-lawyer, but the governor makes no secret of not earning a college degree, although we might say "yet." PolitiFact reports that he intends to obtain one soon - perhaps through a credit-for-experience program he helped establish as ...