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The ethics of a lawyer's use of marijuana
Various states have legalized the use marijuana; many for medicinal purposes, and a few for recreational use. The cultivation, possession, transportation, or use of marijuana remains illegal under federal law, which raises multiple ethical issues for ...
NCAA, you probably survived O'Bannon. Can you survive a lawyer who just beat ...
NCAA, you probably survived O'Bannon. Can you survive a lawyer who just beat ...
Did alleged sex assault victim cry on cue? Lawyer is ordered jailed for ...
Did alleged sex assault victim cry on cue? Lawyer is ordered jailed for ...
We Need to Talk About Empire's Crazy Lawyer Mr. Thirsty
A proud graduate of the University of Guam, the lawyer introduces himself by leaning back in his chair, extending a business card, and announcing: "MY FRIENDS CALL ME THIRSTY.” All lawyers, right? Anyway, Thirsty the Attorney manages to get Lucius out ...
Lawyer is reprimanded for Google ads linked to opposing lawyers in timeshare ...
Lawyer is reprimanded for Google ads linked to opposing lawyers in timeshare ...
Arkansas court grants lawyer's bid to surrender law license
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A central Arkansas lawyer whose relationship with former Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel led him to withdraw from the race for governor is being allowed to voluntarily surrender her law license. The Arkansas Supreme ...
Lawyer for Leonte Carroo pressing for quick resolution to assault charge
PISCATAWAY — The lawyer for suspended Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo is trying to get his assault case resolved as quickly as possible. "Otherwise, the season could be over for Leonte," said Peter Gilbreth after Carroo's arraignment Thursday in ...
5 Reasons to Hire a Divorce Lawyer
Choosing to represent yourself in court instead of hiring a divorce lawyer could be a costly mistake. Here's why. If you're at the beginning of your divorce process, you may be considering representing yourself instead of hiring a lawyer, thinking you ...
Judge reaffirms sentence of disbarred Vegas lawyer
Levinson's lawyer, Brent Bryson, argued in court that Levinson should have had an opportunity to withdraw his plea after District Judge Michael Villani indicated he would not follow an agreement struck with prosecutors. Levinson had pleaded guilty to ...
ABA and Rocket Lawyer launch on-demand legal advice pilot program
First announced in August 2014, ABA Law Connect utilizes Rocket Lawyer's cloud-based computing system to allow small-business owners or their representatives to pay $4.95 to post a legal question online and have an ABA member-lawyer answer it (plus ...
Legal aid offers Lawyer in Library Program
"When they told me that anybody from any walk of life, who could come into the library, could be serviced, have one-on-one consultations with a lawyer, I thought, that's was wonderful. It's a way of breaking down barriers and I think that's what need ...
Clinton lawyer suggested stiff drink needed to deal with Burton
One of the interesting nuggets among the thousands of pages of emails released recently from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state was her reaction to an old nemesis — former Indiana Rep. Dan Burton — being named to head a subcommittee of the ...
Deputies' lawyer say man they shot was not surrendering
“In our view, it was a justified shooting,” Charles Frigerio, the county-retained lawyer representing deputies Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez, said of the shooting of Gilbert Flores. Flores, 41, was shot Aug. 28 outside his parents' Northwest Side ...
Hedquist lawyer says new evidence discredits city's bid explanation
New evidence uncovered in former Casper City Councilman Craig Hedquist's lawsuit calls into question the city's explanation for rejecting low bids from Hedquist's construction company, his lawyer said. The Council maintains Hedquist Construction's ...
Davis' lawyer disputes Vatican description of meeting
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky. Davis, who spent five days in jail for ...
Kim Davis' lawyer disputes Vatican description of meeting
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, center, with her son Nathan Davis standing by her side, makes a statement in Morehead, Ky. on Sept. 14, 2015. (Timothy D. Easley). AP. Friday, October 02, 2015 10:16AM. LOUISVILLE, KY --. Kim Davis' attorney is disputing ...
Lawyer: Negligence by utilities led to wildfire
Tri-State spokesman Lee Boughey and the transmission company's lawyers dismissed claims that the two were joint ventures and should share responsibility. Boughey said New Mexico's rural co-ops are independent, governed by their own boards and ...
Ex-lawyer gets probation for acting as attorney in Morris
Achmetov did not profit from his representation of a veteran in a special civil part hearing on May 13 before Judge Stephen Taylor in Morristown, and his status as a disbarred lawyer was discovered before the landlord-tenant matter concluded, Morris ...
Iran: Indecency trial of jailed cartoonist and her lawyer for shaking hands absurd
The trial of satirical cartoonist Atena Farghadani and her lawyer on a charge of “illegitimate sexual relations falling short of adultery” after they shook hands is not only absurd and extreme but clearly politically motivated, said Amnesty ...
Apparently This Is How You Cook Like A Lawyer
May I suggest LegalEats, A Lawyer's Lite Cookbook (affiliate link) for aspiring lawyerchefs and lovers of puns. (Or maybe you just have a lawyer on your holiday gift list.) The offerings are designed for folks trying to combat the effects of a ...
Lawyer admits to 'fake' client in Munich neo-Nazi trial
Lawyer Ralph Willms had been representing the client, Meral K. since the beginning of the trial against the NSU (National Socialist Underground) in May 2013, German "Der Spiegel" reported on Friday. According to the German magazine, Willms is believed ...
Hulk Hogan's lawyer claims victory in motions leading up to sex tape trial ...
Hulk Hogan's lawyer claims victory in motions leading up to sex tape trial ...
Candidates overlook 'Trial Lawyer Underground'
In defense of the candidates, the media have paid scant attention to many waiting-to-be-told stories about how the trial lawyers, represented primarily by the American Association for Justice (AAJ), have been granted extraordinary access to and ...
Kim Davis' Lawyers Dispute Vatican's Claims That Pope Francis Meeting Was Not ...
Kim Davis' Lawyers Dispute Vatican's Claims That Pope Francis Meeting Was Not ...
N.Y. defendant in Springfield cocaine trafficking case wants local lawyer ...
N.Y. defendant in Springfield cocaine trafficking case wants local lawyer ...
Judge Nixes Lawyer's Bid to Appeal Sanctions Order
A Fulton County judge has refused to order another judge to close a case stalled by the General Motors bankruptcy so that a lawyer who was sanctioned when the matter was active can appeal his punishment—which the lawyer said is making it hard on his ...
Obama taps DC lawyer Michael Missal as new Veterans Affairs' watchdog
The White House official said Missal has extensive management and leadership experience. He is a co-leader of his company's policy and regulatory practices overseeing 200 lawyers and a member of the firm's management committee that governs 2,000 ...
Government Trying to Discredit Critical Report on Disappeared Students, Lawyer ...
Government Trying to Discredit Critical Report on Disappeared Students, Lawyer ...
Lawyer: Spill damaged mobile home park
A lawyer told a jury Friday that the Enbridge Inc. oil spill five years ago destroyed his client's business. “It is their fault and you have to decide did it result in damage to our property and business,” Eugene Boyle told a Calhoun County Circuit ...
Ex-U of L hoops staffer's lawyer slams book
In a hastily assembled press conference on Friday night, the lawyer for a former University of Louisville basketball staffer slammed a new book filled with salacious allegations that the staffer paid thousands of dollars for prostitutes to have sexual ...
Hot Jobs: Meet lawyer Emma A. Rabideau
Emma A. Rabideau confirms the conventional image of lawyers as motivated Type-A personalities who want their opinions heard. "But we're also always thinking about what (the other side) is going to say in response to our arguments," explained the ...
California Lawyer, major legal magazine, ceases publication
California Lawyer, one of the nation's foremost legal magazines, has ceased publication after 35 years. An editor at the magazine's San Francisco headquarters said a representative of the publishing company, the Daily Journal Corp., told staff members ...
'Fool' ex-lawyer still refuses to hire attorney for custody trial
Manhattan Judge Matthew Cooper wrote in a publicly released decision earlier this month that Zappin, 30, is the poster child for the adage “A lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client.” Cooper fined the Columbia Law grad $10,000 for ...
Four-time convicted drug defendant succeeds in replacing latest court ...
Four-time convicted drug defendant succeeds in replacing latest court ...
Morocco violating State Department assurances for former Guantanamo prisoner ...
Morocco violating State Department assurances for former Guantanamo prisoner ...
Local lawyer recognized for service to State Bar's Board of Governors
He seems to embody the image of a country lawyer—sharp, smart and laid back. Stories, one after the other, pour out of his memory as he talks. Surrounded by things that reveal a lot about him—Bulldog signs, a portrait of Winston Churchill, statues of ...
Minnesota's first black woman lawyer fought issues familiar today
Hubert Humphrey, who became vice president that day, invited Lena Olive Smith, Minnesota's first black woman lawyer and the feisty leader of the Minneapolis NAACP branch in the 1930s. Smith would die the year after LBJ's inauguration, but likely smiled ...
Hillary Clinton's legal adviser warns her — Time to lawyer up
His advice to Hillary: lawyer up now before it's too late.“Hillary needs to secure the services of an expert legal counsel—preferably a big-league defense attorney from the Republican side of the aisle,” the adviser said. “She needs someone to find ...
Alleged victims talk about lawyer's “revolutionary” asylum program
The attorney general's office has included in its lawsuit allegations against Juan Carlos Peñaflor, a Dallas lawyer who says he owns Esquivel's old practice, and Olvia Martinez, Esquivel's former office manager who prosecutors say actually is owner of ...
Lawyer Compensation: Billing Rates Remain Firm With Limited Increases
An overview of law firm compensation may show that a lawyer in South Florida probably has less of a chance at a substantial raise than a fast-food worker. "Our rates are still the same," said Robert C. Furr, founding partner of Furr Cohen. "I haven't ...
Business snapshots: New lawyer at Poore, Roth, Robinson; Toast Hall Manor ...
Business snapshots: New lawyer at Poore, Roth, Robinson; Toast Hall Manor ...
Honor for gaming lawyer Frank Schreck is well-deserved
Two things Frank said stuck out in my mind as he rattled off the many accomplishments he was able to achieve, both as a commission regulator and, afterward, as the gaming lawyer's lawyer. The first was his leadership in writing the rules and ...
'Gentle Giant's' Lawyer Endorsing Ben Carson?
Benjamin Crump, the race-baiting attorney representing the families of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, among others, really likes presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson. In a third Time magazine article in two days to profile the retired neurosurgeon, ...
A Lawyer Questioned Terry Bean in a Washington County Sex-Crime Case. Listen ...
A Lawyer Questioned Terry Bean in a Washington County Sex-Crime Case. Listen ...
Andrée Blumstein: Law wasn't first choice for top TN lawyer
Becoming a lawyer was not on Andrée Blumstein's radar. "I had two prior ambitions. I might fulfill one of them, but probably not the second," she says with an easy smile. "The first was to be a novelist. The second was to be an architect. That's ...
NAACP Has Questions About Redding Lawyer's Death Being Ruled A Suicide
REDDING — Connecticut NAACP officials say they will be meeting with police as they conduct their own investigation into the death of a 35-year-old black attorney found shot in the head in a wrecked car near his home in Redding last year. Members of ...
David Rozenholc, the most feared tenant lawyer in the city, just won $25 ...
David Rozenholc, the most feared tenant lawyer in the city, just won $25 ...
Legislation: Transfer counties' indigent lawyer service costs to New York state
Fifty-seven counties statewide feeling pinched by the cost of legal services for the poor have a number of reasons why the state should assume those costs. In fact, they have an estimated nearly half-billion of them. Representatives from more than 45 ...
Thomas Bell Rutter, 79, trial lawyer
Thomas Bell Rutter, 79, of Center City, a trial lawyer in Philadelphia, died Sunday, Sept. 27, at his vacation home in Avalon, N.J., due to complications from a heart ailment. Born in Clayton, N.J., Mr. Rutter was raised in Pottstown. In 1952, he ...
Lawyer: boil order sign of prison's 'aging' infrastructure
PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) - Last week's boil order at the State Penitentiary at Parchman is another sign of the prison's aging, unstable infrastructure, says an attorney for state prison inmates. “We will most likely continue to see serious problems with ...