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Charges Against Top Chinese Rights Lawyer Based on Seven Tweets
Rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, who has been held on questionable charges since May 2014, in an undated file photo. AFP. Authorities in the Chinese capital on Tuesday indicated for the first time that racial hatred and public order charges against a top ...
Lawyer in phone smuggling case arrested again
A Lake Mary lawyer who pleaded no contest to conspiring to smuggle a cell phone into the Seminole County jail for his client — a convicted con man — has been arrested again. This time Marlon Smikle is accused of practicing law while his license was ...
Late lawyer Elçi remembered at hearing for missing villagers
Lawyer Hasan Anlar took a moment to pay tribute to the memory of human rights lawyer Tahir Elçi during a hearing on Tuesday concerning 11 villagers from Kulp who went missing in 1993 as Elçi, killed last Saturday, was one of the lawyers following the ...
Dublin lawyer's victims to be reimbursed $36420
Thirteen victims of a Dublin lawyer serving a federal prison sentence for a kickback scheme involving the state treasurer's office will be reimbursed $36,420 for legal services they failed to receive. The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers' Fund for ...
A Lawyer's Guide to Social Media (Part 2): Facebook
The best way to get clients is to build a reputation as a really good lawyer by winning lots of big cases. Then comes networking, then maybe SEO-optimized websites, and then probably social media. Winning cases is great, but it takes a lot of effort ...
Testy exchanges as lawyer questions lawyer in Troy hearing
Kessler questioned the decision by Kindlon, an Albany lawyer of 42 years, to discuss the indictment of Terrence Battiste and Bryan Berry, who were initially charged in the killings, in his opening statement but not direct any blame at the men for the ...
Rizzo is Florida's first female 'lawyer-scientist'
As a result, the 34-year-old former prosecutor recently earned the American Chemical Society - Chemistry and Law's "Forensic Lawyer-Scientist" certification. The program that led to the designation consisted mostly of graduate-level analytical ...
Judge takes back order hitting lawyer in El Rukn case with $68000 bill
U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly ordered David O'Callaghan's lawyer in October to pay $63,000 in attorney's fees and $5,618 in expenses to counsel for former El Rukn gang member Nathson Fields. He did so because O'Callaghan gave testimony last ...
Who is behind the 'grassroots' campaign against trial lawyer ads?
(Reuters) – Trial lawyers' television ads are, as a genre, so over-the-top that you might think they're parody proof. If you watch late-night TV you know what I'm talking about: “Toxic drug warning!” “Legal Alert!” “Attention: You may be entitled to ...
Top lawyer Alan Dershowitz won't sue after UES tumble
Legal eagle Alan Dershowitz showed up to be honored at the Brooklyn Bar Association's annual dinner Monday in a sling, a cast and with a medical boot on his foot — the result of a bad fall from uneven pavement on the Upper East Side. But the lawyer ...
Lawyer accused of aiding Maxim 'scammer' denies wrongdoing
Federal prosecutors took their turn grilling former Bryan Cave lawyer Harvey Newkirk, who is on criminal trial for allegedly duping investors into bankrolling a failed bid to buy Maxim magazine. During their cross examination on Tuesday, prosecutors ...
Turkey Murders Greatest Kurdish Lawyer
While working as a lawyer in Cizre in 1990s, Elci was arrested, tortured by Turkish "security" forces, and the recipient of repeated death threats. He moved to Diyarbakir, where he continued working as a human rights lawyer. As chairman of Diyarbakır ...
Death penalty overturned after lawyer suggests it's God's will to kill murderer
A federal judge has overturned the death penalty for a man convicted of killing a Southern California housewife because the prosecutor implied it was God's will to execute him. The San Diego Union-Tribune says the judge ruled last week that the ...
Old Lady Lawyer: Lessons From San Bernardino
In addition to learning how to try cases, I also learned how to be a lawyer, that is, how to work with defense counsel, with witnesses, with law enforcement, and citizens in need of help that only a prosecution could provide. Invaluable lessons for a ...
The Game My Lawyer's Like ... Freakin' Michael Jordan in Court
The Game scored a small legal victory because he and his lawyer are the '95-'96 Chicago Bulls of the L.A. court system ... at least that's how Game sees it. As we previously reported, Game's facing a slew of criminal charges for punching an off-duty ...
Lawyer Representing Convicted Contractor In Building Collapse Trial Claims ...
Lawyer Representing Convicted Contractor In Building Collapse Trial Claims ...
Father of New York church beating victims needs new lawyer
UTICA, N.Y. (AP) -- The case against a father of two teens beaten inside an upstate New York church is on temporarily hold until he has a new attorney. Bruce Leonard's previous attorney stepped down following a death in the family. Leonard appeared ...
Lawyer: Ex NY Senate Leader Skelos Never Sold Office
The senator's lawyer, G. Robert Gage, argued that prosecutors offered no clear evidence that the 67-year-old Long Island Republican took positions on legislation that would reward three companies — a major real estate developer, an environmental ...
Can an Iowa lawyer run for States Attorney in Illinois?
Nominating papers filed by a lawyer who wants to run for Rock Island County States Attorney are being challenged by the head of the local Democratic party, because the lawyer lives in Iowa. Jack Schwartz, of Davenport, filed his petitions to run as a ...
ECMC pays lawyer and his law firm $1.6m per year
In addition, according to his contract, if Colucci is let go by the hospital as its lawyer without good reason, he will receive a $1 million severance payout. That number is based on two years of the maximum salary Colucci can earn in a year, $525,000 ...
Lawyer for PACs Backing Jeb Bush Asks FEC to Investigate Donald Trump
The campaign finance lawyer for the outside groups supporting Jeb Bush has accused Donald J. Trump of improperly mingling his corporate business with his campaign work and has asked the Federal Election Commission to investigate. The lawyer ...
Lawyer for Chicago cop on trial for assault blasts IPRA investigation
Glenn Evans, one of the Chicago Police department's 22 district commanders, was charged and placed on paid desk duty after he allegedly chased Rickey Williams into a building, shoved the barrel of his service weapon "deep down" his throat, held a Taser ...
"Call-a-Lawyer" Volunteer lawyers offering legal advice Thursday night
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- We often receive calls at 13 NEWS from viewers who need legal assistance. We're on your side with information on where you can find it. The Kansas Bar Association and Topeka Bar Association will host their "Call-A-Lawyer" night ...
Lawyer: Client's rights violated in Allen County murder case
ALLEN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT)- The lawyer for a man charged in a 7-year-old's murder, says his client's rights were violated. Timothy Madden is accused of killing Gabbi Doolin in Allen County last month. Madden's attorney told a Louisville television ...
Chinese Rights Lawyer's Trial Over Online Comments to Begin Soon
BEIJING — One of China's feistiest and most prominent civil rights lawyers, Pu Zhiqiang, will stand trial on Monday over charges related to his combative online comments, his lawyers said on Thursday, after months of uncertainty about when the ...
Lawyer in UR abduction: 'My client was misled'
Defense lawyers for those accused of kidnapping two University of Rochester students said they have little information on the allegations being made against their clients. Five of the six defendants were in court Thursday to make arrangements for legal ...
Brunswick lawyer charged with bank fraud in taking of $80000 settlement
BRUNSWICK | A lawyer in jail since Aug. 13 on state theft and forgery charges has now faces a single count of federal bank fraud. Donald Carlton Gibson, 41, is accused of depositing an $80,000 settlement check into his own business account on Oct. 7 ...
PRINCETON: Town eyeing new lawyer in property tax-exemption challenge against ...
PRINCETON: Town eyeing new lawyer in property tax-exemption challenge against ...
Courts: Southbury lawyer allegedly charged millions in fees
WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A Southbury lawyer is currently being investigated by the state after a complaint was filed that he allegedly charged an excessive amount of fees to a local woman's estate. According to court documents, Attorney Robert Barry ...
Gray lawyer: Evidence that ex-DC mayor unaware of shadow campaign
The attorney for Vincent C. Gray said Thursday that he had provided federal prosecutors with evidence that the government's potential star witness against the former mayor was not telling the truth. The revelation from lawyer Robert S. Bennett came one ...
Alex Rodriguez's lawyer Joe Tacopina retained by luxury underwear brand in ...
Alex Rodriguez's lawyer Joe Tacopina retained by luxury underwear brand in ...
Lawyer Seeks Speedy Trial for Billionaire in UN Case
A Chinese billionaire arrested in a United Nations bribery scandal needs a speedy trial because his businesses are being damaged, his lawyer told a judge Thursday. Attorney Benjamin Brafman demanded an immediate trial for Ng Lap Seng. Ng, 67 ...
Lawyer: US agents 'turned a blind eye' to laws during arrest
SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers for a Russian man charged with hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information say federal agents who arrested him at a Maldives airport "turned a blind eye" to that country's laws. Roman Seleznev's lawyer said in ...
Murder suspect's lawyer: Victim had imaginary friend who told him whom to hurt
Defense lawyers later in the day Thursday pointed to drugs found in Cole's system after his death as a possible link to a psychosis that they said made him invent the imaginary friend. Cole also bragged that he had killed two people in New Hampshire ...
Lawyer: DA's office faces conflict in Flores case
“The law allows that,” Thomas J. Henry, the lawyer representing the Flores family, said of the dual roles of the DA's office. “But I do not believe that's an even-handed approach.” Henry called for a change in state law to require the appointment of an ...
Illness of Chism lawyer delays closings in murder trial
Chism, 16, is being tried as an adult in the Oct. 22, 2013, killing of Ritzer, 24, his Danvers High School math teacher, in what prosecutors say was a sexually-motivated crime and defense lawyers call the result of a psychotic episode. An assistant ...
Lawyer: US Agents 'Turned a Blind Eye' to Laws During Arrest
Lawyers for a Russian man charged with hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information said Thursday that the U.S. agents who arrested him at a Maldives airport last year failed to follow that country's laws and his indictment should be ...
Cop Glenn Evans' lawyers try to portray IPRA probe as deeply flawed
Glenn Evans, one of the Chicago Police Department's 22 district commanders, is accused of chasing a suspect, Rickey Williams, into a building, shoving the barrel of his service weapon "deep down" his throat, holding a Taser to his groin and threatening ...
Bridgegate lawyer to host Christie fund-raiser
TRENTON - One of the lawyers at the firm hired by Gov. Christie to conduct an internal investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal is now cohosting a fund-raising event for his presidential campaign. The firm, Gibson, Dunn ...
Christie's Bridgegate Lawyer Is Raising Money For 'Christie 2016' Presidential Bid
One of the lawyers who issued a taxpayer-funded report exonerating Gov. Chris Christie in the Bridgegate affair is co-hosting a $2,700-a-person Los Angeles fundraiser for the governor's presidential campaign, even as her firm continues to represent his ...
Library system board picks lawyer Nate Coulter for top post
Little Rock attorney Nate Coulter will take the helm of the largest public library system in the state next year after he was chosen Thursday to be the next executive director of the Central Arkansas Library System. The system's board of trustees made ...
New Faces: A lawyer with tech-startup chops moves to Portland
As a lawyer who has worked with startups and tech companies in multiple areas, how important is it for a startup community to have members of the legal community who have expertise in the specific legal issues facing new tech-focused companies? If you ...
Providence lawyer, five others charged in alleged mortgage fraud scheme
A federal grand jury indictment unsealed this week charges lawyer Louis Marandola, 41, of Providence, with conspiring with a real estate agent, licensed loan originator, a loan processor, an investor, and others in a scheme that spanned from 2007 ...
Birmingham Water Works fires lawyer after three decades, millions of dollars
The Birmingham Water Works Board on Friday voted to notify the law firm of Waldrep, Stewart & Kendrick that it was being terminated as its legal counsel. The firm, led by Charlie Waldrep, had earned millions of dollars during its representation of the ...
In court, UR abduction suspect threatens to 'knock out' his lawyer
A court session Friday at which the six accused of kidnapping two University of Rochester students were told they'd been indicted turned momentarily volatile when one threatened to "knock out" his attorney. Lydell Strickland had to be silenced several ...
Motion For Acquittal Or New Trial By Lawyer Representing Contractor Convicted ...
Motion For Acquittal Or New Trial By Lawyer Representing Contractor Convicted ...
The Latest: Lawyer Says Florida Deputy Not Guilty in Killing
The latest developments in the arrest of a Florida deputy on charges of manslaughter in the 2013 shooting of a man carrying an air rifle. All times local. 1:55 p.m.. The attorney for a South Florida deputy says his client will be cleared of ...
LA County's former top lawyer claims supervisors coerced him into resigning
Mark Saladino, Los Angeles County's former chief attorney, claims the Board of Supervisors coerced his resignation by forcing him to issue a false press release and sign an agreement “under duress” when he stepped down from the job in June. Saladino ...
Ineffective trial lawyer leads to new shot at case for man charged with ...
Ineffective trial lawyer leads to new shot at case for man charged with ...
Two Egyptian policemen jailed for torturing lawyer to death
CAIRO Two police officers were sentenced on Saturday to five years in jail by an Egyptian court for torturing a lawyer to death in a police station in February, a rare penalty against members of the security forces. Lawyer Karim Hamdy, 27, was arrested ...