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Judge sides with Portland lawyer in 'robo-signing' appeal
The Board of Overseers of the Bar issued the reprimand last April after concluding that lawyer Paul E. Peck continued with several foreclosure cases after a GMAC Mortgage official admitted that he had not reviewed mortgage documents, didn't have ...
Watch lawyer destroy Tony Perkins on Fox after he says gay marriage leads to ...
Watch lawyer destroy Tony Perkins on Fox after he says gay marriage leads to ...
Lawyer's YouTube ad with 'Miss Naughty' draws fans, foes
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — A California defense lawyer is getting both laughs and criticism for a YouTube advertisement that shows him interacting with a stuffed "Miss Naughty" doll that is supposed to represent a prostitute seeking his services. The Santa ...
Santa Rosa lawyer's YouTube ad with 'Miss Naughty' doll draws fans, foes
SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- A California defense lawyer is getting both laughs and criticism for a YouTube advertisement that shows him interacting with a stuffed "Miss Naughty" doll that is supposed to represent a prostitute seeking his services. The Santa ...
Judge: Lawyer guilty of criminal mischief in taxi sex report
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An Orleans Parish Criminal Court judge has convicted a lawyer of criminal mischief for accusing a taxi driver of trying to extort money by sending her attorney cellphone video of her sexual advances toward him. Judge Arthur Hunter ...
Lawyer says daughter in alleged parental kidnapping case suffers from PTSD
LANCASTER — Last week ended with a flurry of motions filed in the case of accused parental kidnapper Genevieve Kelley, including one to let her daughter provide videotaped testimony because a court appearance would traumatize the 18-year-old and ...
Blogging as a lawyer requires a commitment
Building relationships. Enhancing your word of mouth reputation. Professional development. Growing a network of colleagues and others with similar interests. Contribution to the public. Advancing the law through open dialogue. Enjoyment. Like anything ...
Queens lawyer joins legal fight to overhaul teacher tenure
A Queens lawyer whose children's school was rocked by a corporal punishment scandal has joined his high-powered law firm in the legal fight to overhaul teacher tenure. Adam Masin, a partner at Reed Smith, said he was inspired to take on tenure laws ...
Gülen's lawyer appeals arrest warrant
Nurullah Albayrak, the lawyer of Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, has appealed the decision of the İstanbul 1st Penal Court of Peace to issue an arrest warrant for Gülen, citing illegality. In his 13 point appeal, Albayrak stated the reasons why both ...
Russian Antifascists Commemorate Slain Lawyer, Journalist
Antifascist activists are holding marches in Russian cities to honor human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova, who were gunned down in Moscow six years ago. Dozens of people marched in the Siberian city of Irkutsk on ...
Prince Andrew hires lawyer to help with 'sex slave' claims
Prince Andrew has hired the best lawyer royalty can buy to help handle accusations he slept with an underage American “sex slave” more than a decade ago. William Clegg is reportedly representing the Duke of York against allegations that he bedded a ...
Sheriff: Lakeland lawyer arrested after threatening deputies
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida lawyer is being held without bail after sheriff's deputies say he threatened them with a gun, knife and baseball bat. Polk County Sheriff's officials say 48-year-old Eduardo Pujol was arrested Sunday after ...
Lawyer: Mexican City Allows Same-Sex Wedding After Long Fight
MEXICALI, Mexico — The first same-sex marriage was held Saturday in this city on the border with California, after officials ended an 18-month fight that led to a Mexican Supreme Court order to permit the wedding, a lawyer for the couple said ...
Sheriff: Lawyer arrested after threatening deputies
A central Florida lawyer is being held without bail after sheriff's deputies say he threatened them with a gun, knife and baseball bat. Polk County Sheriff's officials say 48-year-old Eduardo Pujol was arrested Sunday after deputies were dispatched to ...
Orleans Judge: Lawyer Guilty of Criminal Mischief in Taxi Sex Report
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An Orleans Parish Criminal Court judge has convicted a lawyer of criminal mischief for accusing a taxi driver of trying to extort money by sending her attorney cellphone video of her sexual advances toward him. Judge Arthur Hunter ...
MLK's 'Dream' speech honored with a song by Charlotte lawyer
In the wake of last year's controversy over the shooting death of a black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., by a white police officer, and other contemporary divides, Howard says the combined words of a once-young, white lawyer and a slain civil rights icon ...
Talk to a Lawyer Day helps soothe legal woes
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Indiana State Bar Association sponsored its annual Talk to a Lawyer Day. Members of the public were able to talk to a lawyer and ask legal questions for free on Monday. The event was held at the Indiana Legal Services ...
Lawyer's fiery passion for her work endured
The fiery redhead announced she would be a lawyer in elementary school. Just days after her bar exam, she began work at Orlando's Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue & McLain. "She was absolutely on fire, in everything she did, and had a wonderful passion ...
Lawyer: Insanity defense in Wal-Mart stabbing
MUNCIE – An attorney for a Muncie man accused of stabbing a Wal-Mart manager will ask that her client be found not guilty by reason of insanity. Public defender Amber Neal — who represents Rodney G. Patterson, also known as Kenan Fortune Abraham ...
How One Trip Abroad Totally Changed This Lawyer's Career Path
The organization worked with women in the sex trade, including sexually exploited and trafficked women, and was in need of a lawyer who could help with research and advocacy. They asked if she wanted to be that lawyer. “I said I'd think about it, but I ...
Ackman Brings Veteran M&A Lawyer on Board
William Ackman 's activist fund Pershing Square Capital Management LP is hiring a veteran merger lawyer to be one of its top officials, in the latest sign of the increasing prominence and allure of such investors. Stephen Fraidin, a partner at Kirkland ...
Snowden shuns iPhones for security reasons – lawyer
In December, the lawyer also revealed that Snowden was planning to spend Christmas with friends in Moscow. “He's not the kind of person who wants to be on television or to be a public figure. He prefers a modest life,” the lawyer said. Snowden's ...
VIDEO: Santa Rosa Lawyer's Racy Ad Raises Eyebrows
(AP) — A California defense lawyer is getting both laughs and criticism for a YouTube advertisement that shows him interacting with a stuffed “Miss Naughty” doll that is supposed to represent a prostitute seeking his services. The Santa Rosa Press ...
Northern California lawyer's YouTube ad with 'Miss Naughty' draws fans, foes
SANTA ROSA -- A California defense lawyer is getting both laughs and criticism for a YouTube advertisement that shows him interacting with a stuffed "Miss Naughty" doll that is supposed to represent a prostitute seeking his services. The Santa Rosa ...
Pa. county sends trial lawyer's checks to man with same name
(AP) — Checks meant for a lawyer in a northeastern Pennsylvania double-murder trial have been going to a different man with the same name. The Citizens' Voice reports Tuesday ( (link) 1yEDr80 ) that Luzerne County sent more than $40,000 in ...
Who needs lawyers?
Maybe it's all the courtroom dramas on TV that make people think they can act as their own lawyer. It's certainly not the amateurs' long list of acquittals. We've seen 62-year-old ex-Philadelphia sportscaster Don Tollefson burning calories as he ...
Lawyer leaves Beck Redden firm to start boutique shop
Houston commercial trial lawyer Murray Fogler announced Tuesday that he has left Beck Redden, a commercial litigation powerhouse in Texas, to start his own law firm. Fogler is joined at the new litigation boutique by four former Beck Redden associates ...
Innovation More Than Another App: How Wilson Sonsini Lawyer Turned YC ...
Innovation More Than Another App: How Wilson Sonsini Lawyer Turned YC ...
Defense lawyer wants prosecutors thrown off sex abuse case
As prosecutors continue to negotiate with two women charged with participating in videotaped sexual attacks on several children in Las Vegas, one defense lawyer said Tuesday that she's still trying to get the Clark County District Attorney's removed ...
Lawyer For Man Charged In Highland Park Child Rape Says 'They've Got The ...
Lawyer For Man Charged In Highland Park Child Rape Says 'They've Got The ...
Vero lawyer files to run for open House seat
Tom Goodson of Titusville defeated her after a Florida Chamber of Commerce political committee ran attack ads calling her a "greedy lawyer." She said one of her main goals if elected will be cleaning the Indian River Lagoon and improving early ...
Erie lawyer declares candidacy for Erie County judge
This is a Dec. 2014 file photo of attorney Elvage Murphy, candidate for Erie County judge, who plans to seek both the Republican and Democratic nominations in the May 19 municipal primary. Murphy currently serves as a professor of political science, ...
Indonesian murder charges against Chicago couple absurd, lawyer says
BALI, Indonesia – Lawyers representing an American couple charged with murdering the woman's mother argued Wednesday that indictments are absurd and inaccurate. Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, both from Chicago, are ...
Georgia high school coach accused of biting another coach's face; lawyer says ...
Georgia high school coach accused of biting another coach's face; lawyer says ...
Kenyans' lawyer says UK not interested in settlement
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.K.'s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has shown little interest in starting negotiations for a settlement with 20,000 elderly Kenyans suing the British government for alleged torture in the 1950s, a lawyer representing the ...
UH law professor, noted death penalty lawyer, sanctioned by Texas Court of ...
UH law professor, noted death penalty lawyer, sanctioned by Texas Court of ...
Kenyans' Lawyer Says UK Not Interested in Settlement
A lawyer representing 20,000 elderly Kenyans suing the British government for alleged torture in the 1950s says the U.K.'s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has shown no interest in starting negotiations for a settlement. U.K. lawyer Freddie ...
Lawyer gets 46-month prison sentence in fraud schemes
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a southern New Jersey attorney is headed to prison for his role in a scheme that defrauded investors in connection with a Facebook IPO and several real estate deals. Fred Todd, of Lakewood, received a ...
BOE Lawyer Clashes With Politicians Over Currency-Rigging Probe
In increasingly testy exchanges at a parliamentary hearing Wednesday, Treasury Select Committee members quizzed Anthony Grabiner, the lawyer who led the probe, on whether he too readily accepted a former central bank employee's version of key events ...
Report: Indigent Defense Lawyers Should Reduce Caseloads
Lawyers who represent indigent criminal defendants should drastically reduce their number of appointments annually to ensure that indigent clients get effective representation, according to a recent report, which recommended caseload limits that could ...
Basil's lawyer: 'No winners here. There's only losers'
Jeffrey Basil's attorney, Joel Daniels, said he was surprised – and disappointed– in the guilty verdict against his client. “There's no winners here. There's only losers,” he told reporters after the verdict was announced. Basil was found guilty of ...
Lawyer: Hartford Registrar Will Fight Removal Efforts
Lawyer: Hartford Registrar Will Fight Removal Efforts. Election Day. David Moran /Hartford Courant. Brianna Emmanuel, right, hands a ballot to Robin Gonzalez at City Hall in Hartford on Election Day. Brianna Emmanuel, right, hands a ballot to Robin ...
Lawyer who sold fake shares in Facebook IPO gets 46 months in prison
Some people were so desperate to get them, they wired millions of dollars to a New Jersey lawyer who claimed to have the inside track on large blocks of shares. The investment failed to pan out, however, since the lawyer, 61-year-old Fred Todd, was a ...
Hollywood killing may have been self-defense, Greenville man's lawyer says
Troy McVey, left, appears in court for his arraignment on a charge of murdering a man in Hollywood, in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday. His lawyer Arthur P. Lindars, right, said McVey's mental well-being is “surprisingly good.” Reuters. Two young ...
Murder defendant in fatal overdose case will need new lawyer
CROOKSTON -- An East Grand Forks woman facing a murder charge in the overdose death of a 26-year-old woman will have to find a new public defender. Advertisement. Advertisement. At an initial appearance and probation violation hearing held Tuesday ...
Peru lawyer pleads guilty
Charles W. Helmig III, 77, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine. In exchange, he was sentenced to 24 months of probation, to perform 30 hours of community service, to have an alcohol and drug evaluation — following any recommendations that ...
Lawyer insists gunrunner won't flip on Aaron Hernandez
A Florida gunrunner, who pleaded guilty yesterday to shipping guns to Aaron Hernandez's home, will not rat on the former New England Patriot when he stands trial for the murder of Odin L. Lloyd, his lawyer insists, even though he is listed as a ...
Scrap collector charged in Springfield housebreak had good intentions, bad ...
Scrap collector charged in Springfield housebreak had good intentions, bad ...
Lawyer who was police officer charged with fraudulently obtaining URI tuition ...
Lawyer who was police officer charged with fraudulently obtaining URI tuition ...
Sotomayor to Justice Department Lawyer: 'We Can't Keep Bending the Fourth ...
Sotomayor to Justice Department Lawyer: 'We Can't Keep Bending the Fourth ...