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Lawyer defends Roats' candidacy, questions Seales'
The lawyer for a Bend City Council candidate whose candidacy qualifications have been called into question has fired back with a letter defending his client and accusing a ballot competitor of having a similarly fuzzy recent Bend residency history ...
Springfield biomass project: City Council to consider retaining free lawyer ... - The Republican
Springfield biomass project: City Council to consider retaining free lawyer ...
Sarasota lawyer, developer Merrill dies at 84
Prominent Sarasota lawyer William Wallace Merrill died recently at the age of 84 after decades of work and building one of the region's largest law practices. Merrill teamed up with attorney Tom Icard in 1954 to form Icard Merrill, according to the ...
Oklahoma City lawyer due in court in sex trafficking case
Michael Dean Billings, 59, was arrested at his law office Friday. A three count federal grand jury indictment has been unsealed. According to the FBI and federal prosecutors, Billings has been charged with conspiracy involving traveling to Peru where ...
Decide as an International Lawyer Which LL.M. Program is the Best Fit
Lawyers who are trained abroad but want to practice in the U.S. typically have a direct path for continuing their career here: Enroll in a yearlong LL.M. program, a degree option for lawyers trained in the U.S. or elsewhere to advance their legal ...
A Divorce Lawyer's Advice Before You Say 'I Do'
"Stay the hell out of my office" seems an unlikely mantra for a 20-year veteran of the practice of family law. My job, after all, is to get you out of an often-giant mess as quickly and as painlessly as possible. The older I get, the clearer the ...
The Rule of Law in China: Lessons From China's 'Top Lawyer'
When the new government was established in 1949, Zhang became the first judge in Beijing. Later, though, Zhang chose to pursue China's least wanted and most powerless profession: a lawyer. During the Cultural Revolution, he suffered along with all of ...
Lawyer says renowned jihadi ideologue arrested by Jordanian security forces
AMMAN, Jordan – Jordanian security forces arrested a renowned jihadi ideologue Monday on charges that he violated the country's anti-terrorism law, his defense lawyer and a government official said. Abu Mohammed al-Maqdesi was detained after urging ...
Gowdy tackles insanity of 'dadgum lawyer for Ebola czar'; will Obama pick ...
Gowdy tackles insanity of 'dadgum lawyer for Ebola czar'; will Obama pick ...
Frequent Filing No Basis to Bar Fla. ADA Lawyer's Admission
A U.S. district judge in Newark has overruled a magistrate judge who barred a Florida lawyer from practicing in New Jersey federal court over his record of multiple pro hac vice admissions in the past. U.S. District Judge Stanley Chesler reversed an ...
'Benched,' a New Lawyer Comedy on USA
And Nina's slick, impossibly handsome ex-fiancé, Trent (Carter MacIntyre), turns up at her first case as the opposing lawyer: He has recently become deputy district attorney, presumably on his way to a political career. This may all seem assembled from ...
Detroit Bankruptcy Is Marked by Speed, City's Lawyer Says
“A consensual plan is remarkable and all of Michigan should be proud,” said lawyer Robert Gordon, who represents the pension system supporting a majority of the city's retirees. Judge Rhodes still must rule on whether the complex debt-cutting plan will ...
Iran: Stop Targeting Rights Lawyer
The government's well-documented harassment of Nasrin Sotoudeh, including her recent detention and previous unlawful conviction and imprisonment, suggests they are heavily invested in preventing her from doing her job as a lawyer. Harassing a ...
Kreuziger's lawyer responds to UCI/WADA appeal in doping case
Roman Kreuziger and his legal team are fighting doping allegations stemming from his biological passport. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com. Less than a week after the UCI and WADA announced they will appeal a ruling that cleared Roman Kreuziger in ...
Disbarred NY Lawyer Sentenced for Stealing Client Funds
A New Jersey judge has decided that a disbarred New York City lawyer will not have to serve a prison term for stealing funds from a client. Instead, 48-year-old Jeffrey Squitieri must serve five years of probation and pay $88,000 in restitution. Bergen ...
Gregg wants to be 'Iowa's lawyer'
“There's nothing inherently wrong with going to Washington,” Gregg said, “but it's like he's become more Obama's lawyer than Iowa's lawyer.” Unlike Miller, Gregg said he would have defended Iowa interests from what he considers overreach by the ...
Gregg campaigning to be 'Iowa's lawyer'
“There's nothing inherently wrong with going to Washington,” Gregg said, “but it's like he's become more Obama's lawyer than Iowa's lawyer.” Unlike Miller, Gregg said he would have defended Iowa interests from what he considers overreach by the ...
The state Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended Oregon lawyer Michael Briggs ...
The state Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended Oregon lawyer Michael Briggs ...
Lawyer Banned From Representing Women Says He Didn't Know He Couldn't ...
Lawyer Banned From Representing Women Says He Didn't Know He Couldn't ...
HRW to Iran: stop harassing human rights lawyer
[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] urged Iran Tuesday to stop detaining and harassing human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh [JURIST news archive]. HRW also urged Iranian officials to end interference in the internal affairs of Iran's ...
Lawyer Dodges Disbarment for Accounting Gaffes
A New Jersey attorney who deposited settlement proceeds in his business account, paid his client from his trust account and spent funds intended to satisfy a workers' compensation lien, narrowly avoided losing his law license because evidence of ...
Nassau lawyer stole $1.4M from escrow account, own firm, says prosecutor
advertisement | advertise on newsday. A Roslyn Heights attorney was arrested Tuesday in the theft of more than $1.4 million, according to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. Steve Weinstock, 48, stole $720,000 held in an escrow account and ...
Kitsap lawyer guilty of false swearing
TACOMA — Calling it a "momentary lapse in judgment," a Kitsap defense attorney pleaded guilty Tuesday to submitting a document to a judge knowing it contained lies about his overtures toward a client's wife. Dennis X. Goss, 61, was charged in January ...
'They tried everything under the sun'
Two Mount Vernon police officers had no choice but to open fire during last week's confrontation with an emotionally disturbed man wielding a knife and scissors, a lawyer for the city police union said Tuesday. "They tried everything under the sun to ...
Lawyer: Aina Haina burglary suspect embarrassed, apologetic
The woman arrested for a brazen burglary in Aina Haina feels regretful and embarrassed, her lawyer told KHON2. Surveillance video taken on Friday, Oct. 17, showed Randi Wolff entering an Aina Haina home uninvited while the homeowners were outside ...
Kaci Hickox Won't Follow Maine Ebola Quarantine Rule, Lawyer Says
Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital despite exhibiting no Ebola symptoms after arriving from West Africa, won't follow the quarantine imposed by Maine officials, her attorney said tonight. "Going forward she does not ...
Have Ebola? Know someone who does? Need a lawyer?
Lawyers are prepared to answer any number of Ebola-related legal quandaries. Not sure what those would be? The firm has prepped a list of questions they suggest you may want to ask. Such as: How do you treat an employee who has been quarantined by ...
Maine nurse won't submit to Ebola quarantine, lawyer says
(CNN) -- A nurse who was quarantined against her will in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa will not obey officials' instructions to seclude herself at home in Maine, she and her lawyers said on the "Today" show and in the Bangor ...
Chris Coleman's lawyer seeking to get conviction overturned
A lawyer representing Chris Coleman, a former Columbia resident who was found guilty in 2009 of murdering his wife and two children, will be in court Wednesday to try to get Coleman's conviction overturned. According to his attorney, Coleman received ...
Former Patton Lawyer Named Polsinelli Managing Partner
A former Patton Boggs partner is the new managing partner of Polsinelli's Washington office, the firm said Tuesday. Philip Feigen, a small business banking and securities lawyer, will take on the administrative role Nov. 1. He departed Patton Boggs at ...
Maine nurse without symptoms won't submit to Ebola quarantine, lawyer says
(CNN) — A nurse who was quarantined against her will in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa will not obey officials' instructions to seclude herself at home in Maine, her lawyer told the Bangor Daily News. The nurse, Kaci Hickox ...
Lawyer Urges Ethics Panel To View Nude Photos Of Judge Lori Douglas
You are obliged to see the pictures to come to a conclusion. You cannot simply ignore what it is that these images depict. – Suzanne Cote, independent counsel to the Canadian Judicial Council commission investigating Justice Lori Douglas, urging the ...
Ex-Clients Sue Lawyers, Allege They 'Abandoned' Them at Trial
A Washington County man and a Houston company seek more than $3 million in actual damages from Houston lawyers Robert Pendergraft and William Haddock, alleging that the lawyers were negligent and breached their fiduciary duties when representing ...
Ex-Ethics Commission Lawyer Files New Suit Against Agency
That trial ended with a jury awarding Kalberman $700,000 in damages and the state agreeing to pay her lawyers another $450,000 in fees. The state subsequently settled whistleblower suits filed by Murray-Obertein and two other ex-ethics commission ...
A free lawyer for the day
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – This is the third year the Indiana State Bar Association hosted the Talk-to-a-Lawyer event. Wednesday, legal experts were on hand at Indiana State University and the Vigo County Public Library. It's probably the best legal ...
Wyoming Supreme Court censures Cody lawyer
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court has censured a Cody lawyer who represented a surgeon in a defamation lawsuit filed by another doctor. The court Wednesday also ordered lawyer Laurence Stinson of Cody to pay over $15,000 to cover ...
Lawyer: Rap reference in complaint misleading
CHICAGO — A lawyer for a rapper and suspect in a bank-fraud case says some details in a federal complaint appear sensational and gratuitous. Merrillville, Indiana-based attorney Scott L. King represents Chicagoan Kevin Jones. He spoke after ...
Supreme Court censures, fines lawyer Stinson for misconduct
Supreme Court censures, fines lawyer Stinson for misconduct. Story · Comments (1). ShareShare; Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Posted: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:38 pm. Supreme Court censures ...
Federal courts beat: The jury's still out on lawyer jokes
America is awash with lawyers and lawyer jokes, and not surprisingly, many lawyers don't think they're funny. “Justice is really hard to get for people, and it's exhausting,” says Minneapolis attorney Priscilla Lord. “I think the jokes demean what we ...
New York Marathon 2014: A Lawyer by Day, a Runner Always
Some people work full time as lawyers. Some are Olympic marathon contenders. Some are fluent in Norwegian as a second language. Annie Bersagel, a 31-year-old American who will compete among the elite runners at the New York City Marathon on ...
Lawyer drops lawsuit against FSU's Chris Casher
Four weeks after it was filed, a lawsuit against a current Florida State football player is no more. According to ESPN.com, a civil lawsuit filed by Tallahassee attorney Adam Ellis against Chris Casher Oct. 1 has been voluntarily dismissed. The suit ...
After Second Attorney Quits John Boehner Can't Find A Lawyer Who Will Sue ...
After Second Attorney Quits John Boehner Can't Find A Lawyer Who Will Sue ...
San Jose: Gang member faces 210-year sentence for killing aspiring lawyer
Cobarrubias, 31, was an aspiring lawyer and ex-Marine who volunteered regularly at the social-advocacy and media collective Silicon Valley De-Bug. The group's mission is to reduce racially disproportionate incarceration rates, partly by informing ...
Former lawyer turned bank robber gets 45 more years in prison
WARRENTON • A former lawyer and police officer whose 2013 spree of bank robberies ended in a shootout with a Missouri state trooper, was sentenced to 45 years in prison on state charges Thursday morning. Earlier this month, Warren J. Gladders, now 65, ...
Q&A with Sole Lawyer on Texas Infectious Disease Preparedness and ...
Q&A with Sole Lawyer on Texas Infectious Disease Preparedness and ...
Philippines officials may press charges against lawyer of slain transgender ...
Philippines officials may press charges against lawyer of slain transgender ...
Lawyer: Bar Curtis from questioning abused girls
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer representing four current and former Lakewood High School girls who have sued ex-Detroit Tigers player Chad Curtis for sexually abusing them has asked a judge to bar Curtis from questioning them. Curtis seeks to ...
Burr Ridge lawyer named to top 10 attorney list
Leading Lawyers are recommended by their peers as top lawyers in statewide surveys. Only those lawyers who are most often recommended achieve the distinction of becoming a Leading Lawyer. Leading Lawyers Network is a division of Law Bulletin ...
Buffalo lawyer plays key role in major grant-fraud case
When Columbia University agreed to pay $9 million to settle one of the largest grant-fraud cases in history, Buffalo lawyer Daniel C. Oliverio was smack-dab in the middle of it all. And now that it's over, Oliverio thinks there's a message for the ...
The Connected Lawyer: Social Media (Not) for Zombies
A survey showed that the average managing partner is 10 years older than the average corporate chief executive officer. Older lawyers can't expect all of their clients to communicate in the way they are used to. That means getting your stuff together ...