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Old Lady Lawyer: Who Are The Best And The Brightest?
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer In 1972, David Halberstam (Google him) wrote a Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Best and the Brightest (affiliate link), about the fiasco that was the Vietnam War (look that up) for the ...
Can an On-Demand Lawyer Startup Transform the Legal Business?
A perfect illustration of how he plans to do it can be found in a bland office building in Pasadena, Calif., that is headquarters to the Arroyo Law Group. You could be forgiven for confusing Arroyo, at which a group of lawyers helps small businesses ...
We Asked A Lawyer What to Do if You've Been Screwed by an Arbitration Clause
The clause is the work of a shady cabal of Philly based corporate lawyers—along with Chief Justice John Roberts—who crafted it over a decade ago and have been shoehorning it into virtually every type of contract you sign with any business who ...
Partners Report Lawyer to Conn. Officials, Allege $3 Million Theft From Client ...
Partners Report Lawyer to Conn. Officials, Allege $3 Million Theft From Client ...
Canada to release ex-Guantanamo inmate for return to France: lawyer
Benchellali was set to attend a conference in Canada on preventing radicalization in prisons, but authorities arrested him because of concerns about the time he spent in Afghanistan, his lawyer said. "What they were saying is that he was in a training ...
Lawyer of officer who shot teen not afraid of investigation
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A lawyer said Wednesday that he does not fear a possible federal investigation into the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old black man by his client, a white police officer, during a fight after a traffic stop in Memphis. Art Quinn ...
OSU crash suspect lawyer presents mental evaluation stating Chambers is ...
OSU crash suspect lawyer presents mental evaluation stating Chambers is ...
Lawyer identifies himself as "John Roe" in grand jury controversy
ST. LOUIS • Grant Doty, a lawyer for a federal agency, identified himself Wednesday as the "John Roe" who had been removed from the St. Louis County Grand Jury. Doty filed suit last month under the pseudonym, alleging that Circuit Judge Steven Goldman ...
Ranking TV lawyers for Love Your Lawyer Day
She's a fictional TV lawyer in Illinois but the home turf advantage didn't help get her to the top of the class in this survey, which situated Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) from CBS's "The Good Wife" as a B- lawyer. Among those who fared better ...
Trash company lawyer claims Allentown broke bid law
Mayor Ed Pawlowski's administration has been accused of breaking the law by a lawyer for a trash-hauling company. William Fox Jr., general counsel for J.P. Mascaro & Sons, laid his charges against the administration before Allentown City Council ...
Friday is 'Love Your Lawyer Day'; legal marketer's creation gains some support
Lawyers should be commended rather than condemned, according to a legal marketer who has been celebrating “Love Your Lawyer Day” since 2001. The event takes place Friday. Lawyer marketer Nader Anise says the day, created by the group he founded ...
Lawyer: Pain relief clinic operator denies fraud allegations
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A defense lawyer says a woman who runs a Des Moines pain relief clinic will fight accusations that she defrauded Medicare and Medicaid. Polk County prosecutors have filed theft, fraud and other charges against Louann Hart, who ...
Lawyer identifies himself as 'John Roe' in St. Louis County grand jury controversy
ST. LOUIS • Grant Doty, a lawyer for a federal agency, identified himself Wednesday as the “John Roe” who had been removed from the St. Louis County Grand Jury. Doty filed suit last month under the pseudonym, alleging that Circuit Judge Steven Goldman ...
How copyright lawyer Marc Randazza got famous, lost friends—and went broke
Instead, he claimed that the relationship between Liberty and its lawyer actually fell apart later, in August 2012, when Gibson first suspected that Randazza might be ripping him off. Randazza had recently wrapped up a legal settlement against a ...
Voiceless lawyer halts Muskegon vs. Heights gang murder trial for a day
Lamontate Burnley of Detroit testifies Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2015, at the gang murder trial of Maurtice Poole-Knight of Muskegon. John S. Hausman | jhausman@mlive.com. Print Email · John S. Hausman | jhausman@mlive.com By John S. Hausman ...
Audit: Branstad administration lawyer overpaid $22000
Lamb left the administration last year. He played a role in a scandal involving settlement agreements given to state employees. Mosiman's report found that Lamb was allowed to keep working as the chief DAS lawyer during a nearly four-month period in ...
Power Wars Symposium: The Ascendancy of the Lawyer
Charlie Savage's new — and quite excellent — book reads as a vindication of the decision to go to law school. It tells the story of the ascendancy of law — and hence lawyers — in the upper echelons of the Obama administration. This is, after all ...
Lawyer for ex-Chicopee mayor Mike Bissonnette: Criminal charges 'classic ...
Lawyer for ex-Chicopee mayor Mike Bissonnette: Criminal charges 'classic ...
A lawyer's worst fears: Losing a case, failing to prepare, elevators?
Atlanta lawyer Mike Caplan, who specializes in business litigation, said he does not suffer from one of the most common fears on the list: giving clients bad news. “It brings me no pleasure to do that,” he said. “But it's something I feel compelled to ...
Key Branstad administration lawyer was overpaid, unqualified
A key lawyer in Gov. Terry Branstad's administration wasn't qualified for his position and was paid $22,600 that he shouldn't have received while on military leave, according to a report released Thursday. Department of Administrative Services chief ...
Lawyer: Prosecutor cites no knowledge of Sandusky case leaks
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after a hearing Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at the Pennsylvania Judicial Center in Harrisburg, Pa. Judge John Cleland ordered Kane to attend a closed-door hearing to be questioned under oath about any ...
What Are You Doing to Love Your Lawyer?
4, otherwise known as “Love Your Lawyer Day”? Yesterday, the American Lawyer Public Image Association announced it would celebrate this special day, which encourages lawyers around the world to do good — to donate to charity and offer pro bono help ...
AG: Lawyer tampered with case against reputed Syracuse slumlord who fled to Canada
Lefkowitz and March are also accused of impersonating various people, including other lawyers, and sending out forged "judicial subpoenas" that appeared to have been authorized by state Supreme Court judges. In 2008, before the criminal charges, March ...
Louisville near top in lawyer television ads
Feeling overwhelmed by the “Hammer,” the “Tiger” and other lawyers who seem to relentlessly hawk their services on TV? It is not your imagination. A new study shows that the airwaves in Louisville are saturated with spot ads for attorneys. There were ...
Lawyer: Kane cites no knowledge of Sandusky leaks
Pennsylvania's embattled top prosecutor told a judge Thursday she had no knowledge of grand jury leaks during the investigation into Jerry Sandusky, according to a lawyer for the former Penn State assistant football coach. Defense attorney Al Lindsay ...
American Apparel Founder Says He's Broke and Can't Afford Lawyer
Charney is now representing himself in a lawsuit filed against him by the hedge fund Standard General, a backer of American Apparel. The 46-year-old told a Delaware judge that if he can't raise money to hire a new lawyer, he'll continue doing his own ...
Sheldon Silver's Lawyer Looks to Undercut Star Witness Doctor's Testimony
On day three of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's corruption trial, the politician's defense team looked to portray key witness Dr. Robert Taub as a man ratting out a friend in a bid to avoid jail time himself—while prosecutors tried to ...
Lawyer says loss of job, pension is ample penalty for NYPD cop convicted of ...
Lawyer says loss of job, pension is ample penalty for NYPD cop convicted of ...
On Friday, the First Thing We Do, Let's Love All the Lawyers
For a profession sometimes held in contempt, it was a plaintive plea: Lawyers were looking for love. “WHEREAS, Lawyers have consistently been the target of verbal bashing, derogatory portrayals and literature is rife with lawyer bashing dated back ...
Former Arpaio lawyer asks county to cover his legal costs
PHOENIX - Sheriff Joe Arpaio's former lawyer has asked Maricopa County to reimburse his law firm $116,000 to cover his costs in hiring an attorney to represent him as a witness in the lawman's racial profiling case. Tim Casey defended the sheriff in ...
Former Branstad Lawyer Overpaid And Under-qualified
A former top lawyer for the Branstad administration is under the microscope after an audit shows he was overpaid and under-qualified for his job. Because of a whistle blower's tip, the state auditor's office looked into the Department of Administrative ...
Silver lawyer quizzes doctor about statement
Silver, 71, who was arrested in January, has pleaded not guilty to charges that he amassed $5 million in illicit income through extortion and bribery in the two decades he was speaker before resigning from the post. His lawyers claim overzealous ...
Lawyer: Man who flew gyrocopter from Gettysburg to Capitol to plead guilty to ...
Lawyer: Man who flew gyrocopter from Gettysburg to Capitol to plead guilty to ...
Lawyer: IRS destroyed evidence in tax case
Swid has acknowledged that some income was not reported and contends there is an innocent explanation, according to a court filing by one of his defense attorneys, prominent Madison lawyer Dean Strang. Strang did not go into detail about what that ...
Lawyer: Man in gyrocopter flight to Capitol to plead guilty
Hughes, who flew a gyrocopter through some of America's most restricted airspace before landing outside the U.S. Capitol earlier this year, will plead guilty in connection with the incident, his lawyer says on Nov. 5. Hughes is expected to plead guilty ...
Today Is 'Love Your Lawyer Day' — And It's Completely Stupid
Were you aware of the entirely made up holiday that is “Love Your Lawyer Day”? Because it's today. Don't you feel more loved already? The brainchild of a legal marketer way back in 2001 and now championed by the American Bar Association Law Practice ...
Love Your Lawyer Day
The calendar is filled with unofficial holidays that celebrate particular groups of people ( National Teacher Appreciation Day, National Grandparents Day, Secretaries Day), animals (National Dog Day) and things (National Doughnut Day). Now lawyers have ...
'Love Your Lawyer Day' Greeted With Affection and Objections
The calendar is filled with unofficial holidays that celebrate particular groups of people ( National Teacher Appreciation Day, National Grandparents Day, Secretaries Day), animals (National Dog Day) and things (National Doughnut Day). Now lawyers have ...
Hug a lawyer to mark National Love Your Lawyer Day
In a observance that may have escaped the attention of most people, including attorneys, today has been designated National Love Your Lawyer Day by the American Bar Association – 14 years after was created by the Fort Lauderdale-based American ...
Lawyer Elizabeth Embry to run for mayor
Standing on the steps of City College High School on Friday, Elizabeth Embry said she will turn the lessons of "hustle and hard work" learned at her alma mater into progress as Baltimore's next mayor. The 38-year-old lawyer from Waverly launched her ...
A lawyer's worst fears: Losing a case, failing to prepare, elevators?
Atlanta criminal defense attorney Don Samuel is widely regarded as one of the best trial lawyers in Georgia, both for his knowledge of the law and his skill in the courtroom. “I feel very comfortable when I'm in court, more so than just about any other ...
Bryan Cave lawyer named as chief counsel to St. Louis Board of Aldermen
ST. LOUIS • The city's Board of Aldermen has a new lawyer. Timothy G. O'Connell was appointed on Friday as the board's chief counsel after a closed session meeting of the 29-person body. O'Connell will leave his current job as an associate at Bryan ...
Bellingham lawyer disbarred for taking fees, abandoning cases
The state bar had opened an investigation six months earlier, when an overdraft fee on his Peoples Bank account revealed his recordkeeping wasn't up to the standards of Washington's Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers. The inquiry found ...
Adams & Diaco lawyer under investigation for brawl at Florida-Georgia game
The inquiry concerns Robert D. Adams, 46, one of three lawyers with the Adams & Diaco firm currently facing possible disbarment for their roles in a conspiracy to have an opposing attorney arrested during a trial in 2013. As he awaits a final decision ...
Adams & Diaco lawyer under investigation for brawl at Florida-Georgia game
The inquiry concerns Robert D. Adams, 46, one of three lawyers with the Adams & Diaco firm currently facing possible disbarment for their roles in a conspiracy to have an opposing attorney arrested during a trial in 2013. As he awaits a final decision ...
Million Dollar Mistakes: Lawyer spends fortune on failed project
Million Dollar Mistakes: Lawyer spends fortune on failed project. Newton County Attorney Tommy Craig's Bear Creek Reservoir project took people's homes and their dreams. His 15 year - $22 million project is now dead in the water. Loading… Post to ...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Lawyer Elizabeth Embry has announced that she plans to run ...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Lawyer Elizabeth Embry has announced that she plans to run ...
Clemens defense lawyer bemoans role of social media convicting athletes
During a speech Thursday to a collection of criminal defense attorneys in Buffalo, a group that might otherwise be sympathetic, the Houston lawyer asked the question again. And again, more than half the hands went up. “And that's from a group of ...
Brevard judge accused of berating, threatening lawyer claims to have PTSD
Some of Florida's top judges are firing back against claims that post-traumatic stress disorder turned a Brevard County courtroom into a national embarrassment. Last month, Judge John Murphy was suspended from the bench more than a year after being ...
Clemens' defense lawyer bemoans role of social media in convicting athletes
During a speech Thursday to a collection of criminal defense attorneys in Buffalo, a group that might otherwise be sympathetic, the Houston lawyer asked the question again. And again, more than half the hands went up. “And that's from a group of ...