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'Making a Murderer' top defense lawyer explains what his life has been like ...
'Making a Murderer' top defense lawyer explains what his life has been like ...
Lawyer wants Bar to act against Cooper over 2000 election
The complaint filed last week by Gene Boyce in Wake County Superior Court said the North Carolina State Bar has not investigated Cooper's professional conduct because the oversight body for lawyers is represented by the attorney general's office and ...
Lawyer: Bergdahl should be awarded POW Medal, Purple Heart
FORT BRAGG, N.C.— Accused Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should be awarded several medals including the Purple Heart and Prisoner of War Medal, his military lawyer asserted Tuesday during a pre-trail hearing. Army Lt. Col. Franklin Rosenblatt ...
Augusta Co. lawyer charged with stealing money
AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - An Augusta County lawyer is accused of stealing money using false pretenses. In a news release sent Tuesday afternoon, Commonwealth's Attorney of Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg Marsha L. Garst said ...
Who Is Kathleen Zellner, Steven Avery's New Lawyer? She Is Known For One ...
Who Is Kathleen Zellner, Steven Avery's New Lawyer? She Is Known For One ...
The Latest: Lawyer Insists Bourbon St. Shooting Self-Defense
The lawyer for 22-year-old Trung Le (Lee) told jurors Tuesday that videos will show the mystery gunman as the aggressor. Earlier the lead prosecutor insisted the videos and other evidence will prove Lee was the aggressor, firing first at the man ...
Senate Panel Backs Lawyer Missal as VA Watchdog
The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has approved the nomination of Washington lawyer Michael Missal to be the new chief watchdog at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. President Barack Obama nominated Missal to be the VA's inspector ...
Lawyer: Dispute over unprotected sex led to killing of Brother Rice teacher
An argument over unprotected sex with two prostitutes escalated into a fight that left Brother Rice High School teacher Al Filan dead, the attorney for the woman held in Filan's death told jurors Tuesday. Alisha Walker and another prostitute went to ...
Lawyer says girls accused in Douglas County school murder plot were "casual ...
Lawyer says girls accused in Douglas County school murder plot were "casual ...
Amal Clooney, just another lawyer in Washington
Spies who caught sight of the lawyer/wife of A-list actor George Clooney (those descriptors come in order of importance, obviously) rushing between meetings described her as “tall” and “friendly but businesslike.” In a video interview with Amnesty ...
Obama nominates Madison lawyer for 7th Circuit vacancy
Washington — President Barack Obama has nominated Madison lawyer Donald K. Schott to fill a long-standing, politically charged vacancy on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. It is the oldest vacancy of its kind in the federal courts and has ...
Huckabee on Cruz: Country needs a 'good leader,' not a lawyer
WASHINGTON, Iowa — Mike Huckabee didn't shy away from an opportunity Tuesday to set himself apart from one of the Republican presidential front-runners. “Look, Ted's a great lawyer,” Huckabee said Tuesday about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. “But I don't think ...
Steven Avery's New Lawyer Plans to 'Present New Evidence' to Exonerate 'Making ...
Steven Avery's New Lawyer Plans to 'Present New Evidence' to Exonerate 'Making ...
A Dentons Lawyer Gets Religion, Plus More Lateral Moves
And while it fell short of another union, Dentons did announce another mass lateral hire last week by bringing on a 45-lawyer banking and finance team from the U.K.'s Matthew Arnold & Baldwin. The 11 MAB partners making the move to Dentons include TIM ...
Baroni's lawyer fights to publicize co-conspirator list in GWB lane closure ...
Baroni's lawyer fights to publicize co-conspirator list in GWB lane closure ...
China Arrests Rights Lawyer and Her Husband on Subversion Charges
BEIJING — A well-known Chinese human rights lawyer and her husband have been arrested on charges of political subversion, her lawyer said on Wednesday. The arrest of the couple followed the disclosure this week of formal charges for a number of legal ...
Lawyer faces jail in theft from dead woman's estate
Long before her death Strong hired Clark to draft her will and serve as a co-executor her estate which the lawyer determined was valued at more than $4.8 million. Strong, an Ansonia High School graduate who worked 35 years as a chemist for Anaconda ...
Lawyer: Teen Who Alleged NYC Park Rape Laughs, Smiles On Video
A lawyer for one of five teenagers accused of raping a young woman at a playground said Tuesday he has seen video evidence that shows the woman "laughing and smiling" during what she later called an attack. Four of the teens denied the allegations in ...
More Fall-Out From A Crooked Broadway Impresario/Lawyer
Some of you may recall the strange affair of disbarred Toronto lawyer Garth Drabinsky, a mystery, though much reported on, never fully explained. Garth was the head honcho of Livent, the premier theatre company in North America, which opened shows like ...
I'm a Lawyer. I Hate It. What Now?
But lawyers who consider leaving the law face plenty of psychological and societal obstacles. No one wants to feel they've wasted years pursuing an unfulfilling career, and lawyers are burdened with especially heavy sunk costs: After spending three ...
'El Chapo' lawyer says Sean Penn should testify about drug lord article
MEXICO CITY A lawyer for drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said that actor Sean Penn should be called to testify in court about an article he wrote after a meeting with the Mexican capo, adding that he would never have claimed to be world's top ...
Old Lady Lawyer: What Some Fellow Dinosaurs Are Thinking
Out here in California, between dodging El Nino rains, mudslides, debris flows, and the occasional earthquake, the California Bar Journal wanted to hear from lawyers in the state, with fifty years in practice, about what they viewed as significant ...
Defense lawyer speaks out after teens arraigned in Brooklyn gang rape
NEW YORK -- After four teens allegedly involved in the gang rape of an 18-year-old woman in a Brooklyn playground were arraigned Tuesday night, one of their lawyers began speaking out about a video he says calls the prosecution's version of events into ...
Jared Fogle My Lawyer Has Cancer ... Appeal Process Delayed
Jared Fogle's attempt to get a shorter prison sentence just hit a snag -- his lawyer's been diagnosed with cancer. Fogle just filed docs informing the court his attorney Ronald L. Berger is battling prostate cancer, and his treatments made him so ill ...
Best Lawyers names Hingham resident Lawyer of the Year
Hingham resident Andrew J. McElaney Jr., senior of counsel in Nutter's litigation department, whose practice focuses on products liability litigation, was named a Best Lawyers 2016 Lawyer of the Year in his respective practice area in the metropolitan ...
US Lawyer Charged With Forging Immigration Document
Seattle lawyer Tom Brennan, who represents Love in the civil case, did not immediately return telephone and email messages left by The Associated Press seeking comment. Lori Haley, a spokeswoman for ICE, said her agency's policies prohibit her from ...
Lawyer charged with forging Mexican man's immigration document
Matt Adams, a lawyer for the Northwest Immigration Rights Project who represented Lanuza in the civil case, said the charges against Love "are an important step in establishing accountability and sending a clear message that all people are entitled to ...
Lawyer files 'frivolous' claims to get settlement cash from city
Lawyers know the de Blasio administration folds quickly on suits against the city — and here's the proof. A Brooklyn lawyer filed “borderline frivolous” claims on behalf of a client to wring settlement cash out of the city and almost scored $15,000 ...
Ex-Politician, Lawyer John Edwards Vying for Lead Role in Volkswagen Suit
Edwards, who was a trial lawyer in North Carolina before his political career was felled by a sex scandal, sent a letter to U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer of San Francisco last Friday, asking to be appointed to the powerful plaintiffs' steering ...
Lawyer sanctioned for telling opposing counsel it's 'not becoming of a woman ...
Lawyer sanctioned for telling opposing counsel it's 'not becoming of a woman ...
Lawyer In Brutal Brooklyn Gang Rape Case Questions Charges, Says Victim Failed ...
Lawyer In Brutal Brooklyn Gang Rape Case Questions Charges, Says Victim Failed ...
Lawyer: Suspect left US woman alive after fight in Italy
Diaw acknowledged under questioning that he and Olsen had had consensual sex, were drunk and had been high on cocaine, his lawyer Antonio Voce told The Associated Press. But Diaw denied strangling her, left her alive on her bed and never intended to ...
The Lawyer's Guide To Facebook Etiquette
I expect wacky Facebook posts from a lot of people, yet it's troubling when I see it from lawyers. (Of course, if you happen to be one of my Facebook friends, there's no way I could be talking about you. I'm talking about other people's Facebook ...
Panel: Innocence Lawyer Violated Ethics in Helping Client
The North Carolina State Bar has ruled that a lawyer who advocated for the wrongly convicted committed an ethical violation while trying to prove the innocence of a client. Multiple media outlets report a State Bar disciplinary panel ruled Thursday ...
China's Widening Crackdown on Lawyers
The Chinese government escalated its crackdown on the country's burgeoning community of human-rights lawyers this week, filing subversion charges against some of its most prominent members Tuesday and arresting a Swedish legal-aid activist on ...
Lawyer: Suspect in Ashley Olsen Murder Left Her Alive After a Fight
FLORENCE, Italy — The lawyer for the suspect in the murder of an American woman found strangled in Florence said his client fought with the woman, but left her alive and had no intention of killing her. Senegalese migrant Cheik Tidiane Diaw was ...
Lawyers for St. George's victims' demand name of lawyer who advised against ...
Lawyers for St. George's victims' demand name of lawyer who advised against ...
Panel Admonishes Innocence Lawyer for Ethics Violation
An attorney known for her advocacy of the wrongly imprisoned was admonished Thursday by a disciplinary panel for taking a water bottle from someone without their permission and having it tested for DNA. The North Carolina State Bar could have disbarred ...
Lawyer: Policy silencing council members 'unconstitutional'
He says he believes the policy is unconstitutional, and so does first amendment lawyer Frank LoMonte. “It doesn't seem like it could be conceivably constitutional for a city council to impose a fine on somebody for doing nothing more than giving the ...
Steven Avery's Ex-Lawyer Says His Former Fiancée Is Not A 'Reliable Witness' & Still Believes His Old Client Is ...
Steven Avery's Ex-Lawyer Says His Former Fiancée Is Not A 'Reliable Witness' & Still Believes His Old Client Is ...
First Amendment lawyer's big win for students came with a big loss
Only one lawyer in this town has devoted his career to defending the free speech rights of thousands of low-income students at the City University of New York on a pro bono basis. His name is Ron McGuire, and the raft of precedent-setting victories he ...
How the State Department Caved to Hillary Clintons Lawyer on Classified Emails
The State Department put up virtually no resistance when Hillary Clinton's private lawyer requested to keep copies of her emails—even though those emails contained classified information, and even though it was unclear whether the attorney was cleared ...
Lawyer: Police shooting of black teen deserves second look
CHICAGO — A lawyer for the family of a 17-year-old black carjacking suspect fatally shot by a white Chicago police officer in 2013 hopes video of the shooting just released by the city will prompt a new look at the case and possibly even lead to the ...
Fairfield lawyer, once top prosecutor, pleads guilty to stealing mobster's money
At the time, Pickerstein was Galante's defense lawyer, and the money was supposed to go back to Galante under a settlement with federal authorities who had seized his assets as a result of their investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney William Nardini ...
Lawyer Claims Chicago Police Shooting of Black Teen Should Be Reexamined After ...
Lawyer Claims Chicago Police Shooting of Black Teen Should Be Reexamined After ...
Lawyer: Video Disputes Baltimore Police Account of Shooting
A lawyer for a man shot by Baltimore police in 2013 says a newly obtained video of the encounter contradicts an officer's account of the circumstances leading up to the shooting. The Baltimore Sun ( (link) 1ZA7uLh ) reports that a police ...
Sean Penn Chapo's Lawyer Says ... He's a Liar
Sean Penn lied about his interview with El Chapo, and he might even be called to the stand in the drug lord's trial ... so says one of Chapo's lawyers. Juan Pablo Badillo is calling BS on Penn's "Rolling Stone" article, in which he says Chapo boasted ...
Embattled senator's lawyer gives proposal to prosecutor
State Sen. Virgil Smith, accused of assaulting his ex-wife and shooting at her vehicle, will be back in court for a hearing next month, as the defense works to resolve the case before it heads to trial. Godfrey Dillard, one of Smith's attorneys, told ...
Houston Trial Lawyer Files Lawsuit on Ted Cruz's Presidential Eligibility
An 85-year-old Houston trial lawyer has had enough of political debate over whether Sen. Ted Cruz's Canadian birth affects his presidential eligibility, deciding Thursday to attempt to raise the issue in court. Newton B. Schwartz, Sr. filed a complaint ...
Making a Murderer lawyer: 'Interesting' info surfacing about Steven Avery case
Steven Avery's former attorney Jerry Buting tells PEOPLE that the Netflix series Making a Murderer has breathed new life into Avery's case. “Some interesting information is surfacing,” he says, adding that “newly discovered evidence, either fact ...