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Inmate charged with attacking lawyer during meeting attacks new lawyer in ...
Inmate charged with attacking lawyer during meeting attacks new lawyer in ...
Batshit Lawyer Who Stalked His Ex, Posted Revenge Porn Gets Disbarred
But as a lawyer, I encourage you to try. I tell you it will be too late. Tonight will be too late. I want to die if there are people in the world like you. Do you understand that you love me? Apologize and fix this, or win in the way that you do not ...
The 10 Law Schools Most Likely to Make You a Lawyer
Job prospects finally look a bit better for new law graduates, as we reported Wednesday, although the sunny news is partly due to fewer people enrolling in, and graduating from, law school, leaving less competition for the best jobs. At some schools ...
Watch: He's a Pulitzer finalist; She runs pot shops; He's a pot lawyer
Here's what's happening on The Cannabist Show, episode No. 6, featuring guests John Ingold of The Denver Post, Caitlin Murphy of the Emerald Fields cannaboutiques and Josh Kappel of the Vicente Sederberg law firm. Top cannabis news: In the aftermath ...
Live Coverage | Wildstein's Lawyer Says Christie Knew of Lane Closings
There will be a “proceeding of interest in a criminal matter” at 11 a.m. today over the 2013 lane closings at the George Washington Bridge, the United States attorney for New Jersey said this morning. David Wildstein, a former projects director at the ...
Lawyer: Pasco ex-cop not guilty in 1986 prostitute slaying
Lawyer: Pasco ex-cop not guilty in 1986 prostitute slaying. Ruby J. Doss. PASCO, Wash. (AP) - The attorney for a former Pasco police officer who's been named as a suspect in the 1986 death of a Spokane prostitute said his client denies killing the ...
Lawyer: Russell did his job to protect other officers from “dangerous” man
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The lawyer for a Huntsville police officer facing federal charges of excessive use of force says Brett Russell is a different man than what has been portrayed so far, and asks the public to let the story unfold in court ...
Prosecutor has ties to Gray family lawyer, comes from police family
Warren Brown, a veteran Baltimore defense lawyer who supported Mosby's opponent in the 2014 election, said her handling of the Gray case was linked to her political ambitions and those of her husband, Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby. “She is a ...
Family, lawyer of girl injured in city vehicle crash speak
The lawyer and family said Baldwin and the two other passengers had their seat belts on at the time of the crash. Baldwin's sister, Ajuana Baldwin was injured in the wreck and spoke about the aftermath of the crash. Ajuana said she asked repeatedly for ...
Serial rape suspect's lawyer drops case
WE'LL STAY ON TOP OF THIS AND BRING YOU MORE INFO AS WE GET IT. TONIGHT, NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN A SERIAL RAPE INVESTIGATION AS THE SUSPECT'S LAWYER DROPPED THE CASE. TONIGHT, MORE ALLEGED VICTIMS ARE ...
Kilpatrick: Too poor to hire lawyer to defend against suit
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick needs another lawyer again — but he says he can't afford one or find one to help him. In a letter to a federal judge, the imprisoned Kilpatrick says that he doesn't have the money to hire a lawyer to defend him in ...
Missouri lawyer said former hospital may have stolen black babies
(Reuters) - A lawyer for a long-separated mother and daughter said on Friday he is investigating whether staff at a now-closed St. Louis hospital may have taken babies from impoverished young black women to put them up for adoption. Melanie Gilmore was ...
Top county lawyer bows out of Marin pension probe
An independent attorney will be called in to analyze grand jury disclosures of procedural wrongdoing that kept the public in the dark about pension hikes. The move came as County Counsel Steve Woodside, the county's top civil lawyer, said he will step ...
Justice Alito Shuts Down Gay Marriage Lawyer With One Perfect Question
During oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Justice Samuel Alito raised a revealing question to attorney Mary Bonauto, who was arguing in favor of same-sex marriage before the justices. Bonauto argued before the court that homosexuals are ...
The American Lawyer publisher to cut 61 jobs
The publisher of The American Lawyer and other publications, which changed hands last year after repeatedly downsizing, is about to lay off 61 employees. ALM Media will make the cuts in phases from the end of July through September, according to the ...
Risk Pays Off For Corporate Lawyer Who Left To Form ICS Group
Medina Jett quit a corporate management job at The Hartford to launch her own firm, Integrated Compliant Solutions (ICS) Group, in 2009. This year, after landing a contract with the treasurer's office, she hired three staffers to help find clients and ...
Lawyer for former Arkansas treasurer challenges possible sentence
An attorney for former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner is objecting to a presentencing report that suggests she spend at least 15 years in prison for bribery and extortion convictions. Attorney Chuck Banks filed an objection Friday to the report in ...
Baltimore prosecutor's swift action, link to victim's lawyer, raise questions
The Maryland prosecutor who brought charges Friday against six Baltimore police officers within hours of receiving a medical examiner's report on the death of Freddie Gray is facing accusations that her swift action was over zealous and perhaps ...
Lawyer "in love" with Michael Douglas' son romanticizes smuggling him drugs in ...
Lawyer "in love" with Michael Douglas' son romanticizes smuggling him drugs in ...
Eric Frein Jury Pool Tainted By DA's 'Graphic' Re-Election Campaign: Lawyer
Pointing to the district attorney's campaign materials and the considerable publicity surrounding the case, the attorney for accused cop killer Eric Frein wants his client's trial moved to another county. Michael Weinstein, the attorney defending Frein ...
Nightmare: Lawyer Says Hospital May Have Stolen Black Babies
A lawyer for a long-separated mother and daughter said on Friday he is investigating whether staff at a now-closed St. Louis hospital may have taken babies from impoverished young black women to put them up for adoption. Melanie Gilmore was reunited ...
Lawyer instrumental in Catawba Indian Nation settlement dies at 71
Bob Jones, one of the lawyers who fought for the Catawba Indian Nation settlement of 1993 that gave the York County Indian tribe federal and state standing, died Wednesday at his Rock Hill home. He was 71. The land-claim settlement over 144,000 acres ...
What have you done as a lawyer to make a difference?
As a lawyer I was struck by the ads message that serving as a lawyer is a noble calling enabling one to make their community, their country and the world better. Right there with doctors, aviators, engineers, technologists, and combat troops — lawyers ...
Lawyer-for-the-day can help in divorce filings
Q: I'm planning to file for divorce. But because I have to contribute toward my child's college education expenses, I've got no money to pay a lawyer. I heard that there is a lawyer-for-the-day in the Cambridge court house. But when I looked at the ...
Gray family lawyer: 'War on drugs' unfair to blacks
The lawyer for Freddie Gray's family on Sunday said that U.S. narcotics laws have disproportionately hurt the black community. “The war on drugs has been a war on black people suspected of drugs,” Billy Murphy, Jr. told host George Stephanopoulos on ...
Maryland police lawyer: Officers' Bill of Rights is not wrong
When's the best time to question some accused of wrongdoing? What if that person is a police officer? Those questions are at the heart of a rekindled debate over Maryland's Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights law following the death of Freddie ...
CdA environmental lawyer Scott Reed dies
In 2012 the Idaho State Bar honored Reed with its Distinguished Lawyer Award. The annual award is given to one or more attorneys who have distinguished the profession through exemplary conduct and many years of dedicated service. “Environmental law ...
Baltimore Cop Prosecutor Got $5K from Freddie Gray Family Lawyer
A Fraternal Order of Police lodge is asking Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to appoint a special prosecutor to the Freddie Gray investigation because of her personal connection to the Gray family's attorney, William H. “Billy” Murphy Jr., and ...
Florida Couple Arrested for Growing Weed Even After Lawyer Advised They Could
Scott and Marsha Yandell were growing 40 pounds of pot in a rented house in St. Augustine — but they were surprised to be arrested, because they had “patient ID cards” they thought allowed them to grow and sell weed for medical reasons. The card was ...
Teresa Giudice's Lawyer Addresses Rumors About the 'RHONJ' Star
"I can state unequivocally that I am the only lawyer that Teresa has met with since she has been in prison," Leonard told People. "While we have discussed many things, we have never discussed her divorcing Joe. If anything, as bizarre as it may seem ...
Ferguson to pay Chicago lawyer Dan Webb $1335 an hour to pursue reforms
The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson is paying Chicago lawyer Dan Webb, prominent as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, $1,335 an hour to help negotiate and possibly litigate reforms pressed by the Justice Department since Michael Brown's shooting ...
Environmental advocacy lawyer Scott Reed dies at age 87
Coeur d'Alene lawyer Scott Reed, whose long career was highlighted by cases to protect natural areas from development and maintain public access to places like Tubbs Hill and Sanders Beach, died Saturday night at home. He was 87. Reed had retired in ...
Nedrow driver's lawyer on bus crash that hurt 26: 'He didn't cause those injuries'
Defense lawyer Ralph Cognetti said the grand jury's charges went too far and vowed to take the case to trial. "My client didn't cause the crash and he didn't cause those injuries," Cognetti said after Tarbell was arraigned today. Tarbell admitted to ...
China Extends Detention of Rights Lawyer Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary
Authorities in the Chinese capital have once more extended the detention of prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, who has now spent a year behind bars without trial, after he marked the anniversary of the military crackdown on the 1989 student-led ...
Lawyer says La'el Collins met with police, answered all their questions
The attorney for La'El Collins says he met with police today and is fully cooperating in the investigation of the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend. “It went fine; we answered all their questions,” attorney Jim Boren told the Times-Picayune. “La'el ...
Lawyer asks federal judge to let Ohio terror plot suspect privately review ...
Lawyer asks federal judge to let Ohio terror plot suspect privately review ...
Judge cuts prison term for disbarred lawyer in Rothstein fraud
The former Plantation lawyer, 56, pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy and admitted he wrote fraudulent letters that helped Rothstein keep his $1.4 billion Ponzi scheme going. Douglas L. Bates hearing. Scott Fisher / Sun Sentinel. Disbarred lawyer ...
Lawyer Wants Ohio Terror Plot Suspect to Review Tapes Alone
The attorney for a man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol building asked a federal judge Monday to allow the defendant to have privately review video and audio files in the case against him. The assistant federal public defender ...
The Latest on Prophet Cartoon Case: SWAT Helped Kill Gunmen
3 p.m. CDT. A lawyer who previously represented a man who a federal official says was one of the gunmen who opened fire outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest says the man was a devout Muslim and respectful of the legal process. Arizona lawyer ...
Lawyer asks judge to unseal filings in 38 Studios lawsuit
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawyer for Rhode Island's economic development agency is asking a judge to unseal filings in its lawsuit over the failed 38 Studios deal, saying the public has a right to know. Max Wistow, who represents the former Economic ...
Lawyer Says Joni Mitchell May Be Released From Hospital Soon
Folk singer Joni Mitchell may be released from the hospital soon but still cannot confer with doctors about her medical care or long-term treatment, an attorney told a judge on Monday. The assessment by attorney Alan Watenmaker compelled a judge to ...
Top New York City lawyer takes over Dr. Robert Neulander defense
Syracuse, NY -- A top New York City attorney known for his defense of crime bosses and politicians has taken over the defense of Dr. Robert Neulander. Gerald L. Shargel, a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, has replaced local lawyer Edward Z. Menkin as ...
The Latest on Texas attack: Previous lawyer calls man devout
A lawyer who previously represented a man who a federal official says was one of the gunmen who opened fire outside a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest says the man was a devout Muslim and respectful of the legal process. Arizona lawyer Kristina ...
ICE agent's lawyer: Shooting of Detroiter was 'by the book'
A lawyer for the federal agent who fatally shot a Detroit man says his client was justified in his actions, telling the Free Press the victim had a hammer and landed on top of the agent after being shot while charging at him during a raid. In a ...
SD death row inmate can keep lawyer for appeal
Does death row inmate Rodney Berget need a new lawyer? Attorneys argued before a judge Monday on whether Berget should be able to keep the same lawyer from his trial through his appeals process. Assistant Attorney General Paul Swedlund argued ...
Philly Lawyer Joins Effort to Restore Ali's Childhood Home
A real estate investor wanting to restore Muhammad Ali's boyhood home in Kentucky has a new business partner in his corner. Philadelphia lawyer George Bochetto said Monday that he has acquired a half interest in the small frame house in Louisville ...
Lawyer: Documents list address of woman with same name as officer charged in ...
Lawyer: Documents list address of woman with same name as officer charged in ...
'Muhammad' Attack Suspect Was Peaceful, Former Lawyer Says
NBC News Attorney Kristina Sitton represented Elton Simpson in 2011 case. She said he never gave any indication of being violent in his dealings with her. Published May 5th 2015, 12:23 am. advertisement. Related Videos. (2:51) Playing Next Next ...
Clinton willing to testify once to House Benghazi panel, lawyer says
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton is willing to testify once before a special congressional panel investigating the 2012 attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, not twice as the panel's chairman has asked, her lawyer said Monday. The ...
Lawyer faces criminal sexual conduct charges involving child
MASON COUNTY, MI — A Lansing-area lawyer is in police custody, charged with being sexual involved with a minor under the age of 13, officials with the Michigan State Police Cadillac Post said. MSP.jpg MLive File Photo. David Anderson, 62, is charged ...