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'Dial-A-Lawyer' program to offer free legal advice in Hampshire County
The Hampshire County Bar Association will host a "Dial-A-Lawyer" call-in program on Sept. 9 from 5-7 p.m.. Those with legal concerns or questions may call (413) 586-8729 during that period to speak with a volunteer attorney. If a caller gets a busy ...
Defense lawyer charged with contempt of court
Petersen's law license is still listed as in "good standing" with the state's Office of Lawyer Regulation and no public disciplinary history is listed. According to the complaint: The father of Petersen's client told Petersen during the case he wanted ...
Kim Davis' lawyer says giving gays a license to marry is like to turning over ...
Kim Davis' lawyer says giving gays a license to marry is like to turning over ...
Court suspends license of Iowa City lawyer
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa Supreme Court suspended the license of an Iowa City lawyer for 30 days for violating client account procedures and other rules in connection with his representation of one client. Frank Santiago, who has practiced personal ...
Watch the Lawyer for Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Take Questions
The head of the pro-religious freedom law firm representing Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, will speak to the press Friday afternoon. Mat Staver met with Davis in the jail ...
Lawyer Arrested for Conspiracy Against Nationwide Law Firms
A Texas attorney was arrested and removed to Florida after being charged for allegedly conspiring to defraud lawyers and law firms across the nation out of at least $8.8 million. Perry Don Cortese of Little River and a nonlawyer codefendant, Priscilla ...
Marin immigration lawyer convicted of hate crime against Farsi speaker
Frank Russell Wilson, a San Rafael-based immigration lawyer, doesn't deny yelling at a man outside a Corte Madera restaurant because he was speaking Farsi, not English. He doesn't deny using profanities with the police who arrested him. Nor does he ...
Kim Davis's Lawyer Compares the Jailed Homophobe to a Jew Living in Nazi Germany
Kim Davis has finally been punished for her refusal to uphold laws that grant others civil rights. If she wants to get out of jail anytime soon, she should probably fire her lawyer from Liberty Counsel, because he just unironically compared her to a ...
Jailed Clerk Kim Davis' Lawyer Calls Her 'A Prisoner of Her Conscience'
The Kentucky court clerk who chose jail over issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples remains unswayed by a night behind bars and remains hopeful that a judge, the governor or lawmakers will grant her an exemption based on her claims of religious ...
Tom Brady's lawyer could sue US Soccer if talks don't work out
Fresh off his win for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady against the National Football League (NFL), attorney Jeffrey Kessler is seeking to shake up another sports entity: the governing body of professional soccer in the United States. Kessler ...
Citizens United Hires DC Lawyer to Help Gain Access to Clinton Emails
The conservative group Citizens United has retained a top-flight Washington attorney to help in its fight to gain quicker access to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's records. Citizens United has brought on Theodore Olson, the former U.S ...
Lawyer: 'Ridiculous' claims of Carter's Twitter account
Michelle Carter listens to defense attorney Joseph P. Cataldo argue for the involuntary manslaughter charge against her to be dismissed, citing five separate arguments at Juvenile Court in New Bedford, Mass., Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (Peter Pereira/The ...
Lawyer suing transportation facility designer questions mayoral contributions
The lawyer suing the firm that designed the James F. Conahan Intermodal Transportation Facility said in court Friday that the firm has made repeated campaign contributions to Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton and suggested it knew it would land the ...
Fake lawyer jailed, fined
Prosecutor Wayne Jones said none of victims objected to the sentence, but he related a message from Karla Stirling, the lawyer whose name Carbo used. Jones said the situation had been a painful, frustrating ordeal for Stirling both professionally and ...
Kim Davis's lawyer compares her to Martin Luther King
Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is currently in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but that doesn't mean her legal team can't speak on her behalf. And boy, have they been speaking. One man in particular, Mat Staver, has been making ...
Smarts, hard work pay off for Energy Future Holdings lawyer
NEW YORK — Thirty lawyers, investment bankers and financial advisers packed into a 50th-floor conference room at Kirkland & Ellis' New York office in June. A dozen more were on speakerphone. Each had a stake in the massive Energy Future Holdings ...
Lynn Walker Huntley, civil rights lawyer and advocate, dies at 69
Lynn Walker Huntley, a civil rights lawyer who became a behind-the-scenes force for racial equality and human rights as a program manager at the Ford Foundation and as the leader of an education foundation, died Aug. 30 at her home in Atlanta. She was ...
Your next text message might be from a lawyer trying to get work
There are restrictions on the content of the texts, which have to begin with the word “advertisement” and include a statement of the lawyer's qualifications and how the recipient's information was obtained. The texts also have to instruct the recipient ...
Ask the Lawyer: Will 'hot' urinalysis always get you fired?
A. A positive urinalysis spells trouble for any service member who produced it, but such test results will not always turn into government ammunition for court-martial proceedings or administrative actions. I previously addressed the two main ...
Know when you need to hire a lawyer for personal injury claim
You should consider calling the NCBA Lawyer Referral line at 800-662-7660. An attorney in the private practice has already agreed to talk or meet with you for 30 minutes for no more than $50. This attorney will be knowledgeable about the complexities ...
Ortley Beach lawyer helps with warplane mystery
It's called the Photo Queen. And the mystery surrounding the missing war plane is beyond intriguing to a Gloucester County doctor and an Ocean County lawyer. Determined to find out what happened to the Queen, a B-24 bomber of World War II with an ...
Lawyer: Morales Opponent Freed by Judge in Bolivia
The lawyer for a top Bolivian indigenous opposition leader says client Adolfo Chavez has been released from detention by a judge who threw out a corruption case against him. Otto Richter says Judge Romy Peredo ruled on Saturday night — two days after ...
Longtime Fargo lawyer, entrepreneur, Democrat activist Gorman King dies
As a lawyer, he specialized in medical product liability cases, and made a name for himself in legal battles against A.H. Robins Co, the maker of the Dalkon Shield intrauterine device. He was named to a five-member claimants commission, which ...
It's Impossible to Torrent Anonymously, Lawyer Says
Hollywood lawyer Carl Crowell has filed numerous lawsuits against online pirates in Oregon. He works on behalf of the makers of Dallas Buyers Club, among others, and has been active for years. These cases never go to trial but are typically settled for ...
Lynn Walker Huntley, Lawyer in Prominent Civil Rights Issues, Dies at 69
Lynn Walker Huntley, a lawyer who was deeply involved in a wide spectrum of civil rights cases and causes, including capital punishment, race relations and employment discrimination, died Aug. 30 at her home in Atlanta. She was 69. The cause was ...
Lawyer in bloody U-Va. arrest says he can't get state investigative report
RICHMOND — The attorney for a black University of Virginia student who was bloodied during an arrest by white state alcohol agents says he has been given only limited access to a report on the incident. Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) ordered state police to ...
Lawyer: former football player acted in self-defense
SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The lawyer for a former Willamette University football player accused of killing a 66-year-old Salem man in November says his client acted in self-defense. The Statesman Journal reports ( (link) 1g4dVks ) that lawyer Walter ...
Copyright Lawyer Calls Aretha Franklin Injunction 'Outrageous'
An expert in intellectual property called the emergency injunction blocking the Aretha Franklin documentary “Amazing Grace” at Telluride Film Festival “outrageous” and “unjustified by any measure of the law.” In an interview with TheWrap, Lincoln ...
T. Eugene Thompson, 88; lawyer convicted of killing wife
6, 1963, after deliberating for 12 hours, a jury of six men and six women convicted Mr. Thompson, a leading local criminal defense lawyer, of first-degree murder after a bungling hit man killed his wife, Carol, in their St. Paul home. At the trial, the ...
Gordon mayor's lawyer submits nearly $95000 invoice to city for his services
An attorney representing Gordon's mayor in her fight to remain in office has submitted an invoice of nearly $95,000 to the city for his services. Last year, two city councilmen and members of the Concerned Citizens of Gordon group filed suit, seeking ...
Lawyer claims WilCo Commissioners want Baptist employees only
"Everybody knows those are illegal employment questions and they never should have been asked," said Lloyd's lawyer, Wayne Krause Yang, who is also the director of the Texas Civil Rights Project. In a deposition video obtained by KVUE through Krause ...
The Worst of the Worst
“We meet in the most tragic of circumstances,” Judy Clarke, the lead defense lawyer representing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, began. She stood at a lectern, facing the jurors, in a dark suit accented by a blue-and-purple scarf that she wears so often it seems ...
Lawyer sold tech firm to Microsoft
Toledo had LaValley — Richard LaValley, Sr., the Sylvania lawyer who died Friday. Mr. LaValley provided the financial and business acumen for a software firm that started in Perrysburg and ended up being bought by computer giant Microsoft for about ...
China releases Korean-American missionary: lawyer
BEIJING China has released a Korean-American missionary arrested last year over a non-profit school he ran near the border with North Korea, his lawyer said, resolving a case that sparked outcry from international Christian groups. A crackdown has ...
Kim Davis' lawyer files new appeal to free jailed Kentucky clerk
(Reuters) – The lawyer for a Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses said his team filed on Sunday a notice of appeal over a contempt ruling that landed her in jail. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, 49, who refused to issue ...
Texas lawyer exposes religious hiring test for peace officers: County only ...
Texas lawyer exposes religious hiring test for peace officers: County only ...
Lawyer appointed by Cuomo shot ahead of parade
A lawyer appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the state's economic development agency was shot in the head and critically wounded in Flatbush early Monday morning. Officials say the Harvard-educated lawyer was struck by a random bullet on Bedford ...
Lawyer for Gov. Cuomo shot, critically injured in NYC
Carey Gabay, a 43-year-old lawyer who was appointed First Deputy Counsel to Cuomo in January, was critically wounded in Brooklyn, New York, by what Cuomo described as a "seemingly random bullet," which struck him in the head. He was rushed to ...
Fox Host: Kim Davis' Lawyer Is 'Stunningly Obtuse'
Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed last week for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, has gotten plenty of sympathy from Republican presidential candidates like Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee. But on Fox News Monday ...
Top Lawyer for NY Governor Shot in the Head in Brooklyn
Governor Cuomo's first deputy counsel is in critical condition this afternoon. I threw shot in the head by a stray bullet. He was walking with his brother in Bedford avenue in Flatbush. When someone opened fire Eyewitness News reporter Colorado joining ...
Second country club employee says lawyer touched her inappropriately
Demet, who became the woman's lawyer last week after she rejected the $500 offer, said the woman did not call police for a week because two top club officials told her to keep the incident "between the three of us." Stadler denied the allegation ...
Cuomo Administration Lawyer Is Shot in Head Before West Indian Day Parade
Among those caught in the crossfire was Carey Gabay, a lawyer with the administration of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who had joined the festivities with his brother. Mr. Gabay, 43, was shot in the head and on Monday afternoon was described as “not doing well ...
Cuomo: Aide shot in the head is the 'American Dream'
Growing up in a violence-riddled Bronx housing project and losing a big brother to drugs, Carey Gabay vowed that he would make a difference in life — and came to personify what Gov. Cuomo on Monday called “the American Dream.” “He grew up in public ...
Torrenting is never anonymous, pirate-chasing lawyer claims
When it comes to views on anonymous browsing, Carl Crowell may be considered a few sandwiches short of a picnic -- and yet his business thrives on the ignorance he at least pretends to have. Based in Oregon, Carl Crowell is a lawyer who specializes in ...
Stumbo supports major changes in lawyer disciplinary process
The time has come for major changes in the lawyer disciplinary process so that the process is both transparent and open. The current process is too secretive and too slow. In my view, recent events in the legal community have shaken the public ...
Lawyer for NY Governor Critically Wounded in Shooting Before West Indian Day ...
Lawyer for NY Governor Critically Wounded in Shooting Before West Indian Day ...
Cuomo, After Lawyer's Shooting, Revives Call to Overhaul Gun Laws
After a lawyer with his administration was shot in the head, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday renewed his call for an overhaul of national gun laws to stanch the flow of firearms to criminals in New York City. The lawyer, Carey Gabay, who was caught in ...
Lion killing dentist is 'consulting' Joe Friedberg
Dentist Walter Palmer arrived at his dental practice on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 in Bloomington, Minn. Palmer returned to his practice after weeks out of the public eye. Defense lawyer Joe Friedberg is Palmer's 'unpaid consultant'. (Glen Stubbe/Star ...
Jailed Kentucky clerk Kim Davis 'is freer than most Americans:' lawyer, Mike ...
Jailed Kentucky clerk Kim Davis 'is freer than most Americans:' lawyer, Mike ...
House Lawyer Urges 1 Expulsion, 1 Censure in Affair Cover-Up
The top lawyer for the Michigan House recommended Tuesday that one state lawmaker be expelled and another censured for misconduct stemming from an attempt to hide their extramarital affair. Brock Swartzle, general counsel for the Republican-led ...