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Nigerians Mourn Passing of Fiery Lawyer, Activist and Presidential Hopeful, Tunji Braithwaite
Family, friends, political associates and legal luminaries monday thronged the Teslim Elias residence of the late fiery lawyer, politician and human rights activist, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite, 82, who died at 5.55 am monday. The second son of the deceased ...
McDermott's lawyer goes wild
Lawyers for David Philip McDermott aka David Smith, the 42-year-old British national being held by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) over an alleged £71 million cocaine scandal in the United Kingdom (UK), are incensed over the arrest of their ...
Top Niger opposition figure Hama Amadou granted bail – Lawyer
“The decision is clear: the Court (of Appeal) has ordered the provisional release of the candidate Hama Amadou who is free from today,” Mossi Boubacar, a lawyer for Hama Amadou said. He run his entire presidential campaign for the February polls behind ...
Release Of Jailed Azerbaijani Lawyer Welcomed
International organizations have welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan to release jailed human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev after nearly a year in prison. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said in a ...
Corey Lewandowski's Florida Lawyer Lost His Job for Allegedly Biting a Stripper
One of the Florida lawyers representing Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski against the charges that he assaulted a female reporter was once accused of assaulting women himself. In a statement to the press, the Trump campaign ...
Lawyer who filed late appeal showed 'obstinate…
Judge Alex Kozinski criticized lawyer Gregory Mitts while concurring in a decision (PDF) to give Mitts' client a chance to show he was entitled to pursue a habeas appeal, though Mitts filed it 10 months late, report Courthouse News Service and the Los ...
Pa. court revives baby selling charges against lawyer
The ruling, outlined in a recent opinion by Judge Victor P. Stabile, overturns a county judge's dismissal of the charges against Potter County lawyer Jarrett Smith. The dismissal was based on the county judge's finding that prosecutors had taken too ...
Trump Campaign Manager's Defense Lawyer is a Former US Attorney Who Resigned Because People Found Out He ...
Trump Campaign Manager's Defense Lawyer is a Former US Attorney Who Resigned Because People Found Out He ...
Gov. Abbott appoints local lawyer to Texas Animal Health Commission
He frequently writes for and speaks to continuing legal education groups of lawyers on farm and ranch topics. He has served on the State Bar of Texas' Real Estate Legislative Affairs Committee and the Texas Board of Legal Specialization's Real Estate ...
Lawyer in scheme against Bielinski builders back in legal cross hairs
The former Michael Best & Friedrich lawyer went to prison in 2006 for defrauding a major client, Bielinski Brothers Builders, as part of scheme led by Bielinski's CEO, from 2000 to 2004. He served less than two years and has repaid more than $2 million ...
SEC Says Former Vanguard Lawyer Deserves Whistleblower Protection
The Securities and Exchange Commission has intervened in a legal battle between mutual fund giant Vanguard Group and one of the company's former lawyers, claiming the ex-employee should qualify for U.S. whistleblower protections. The agency on ...
NY lawyer accused of cheating immigrant clients is acquitted
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City lawyer accused of cheating 30 immigrant clients has been acquitted of all criminal charges. The Manhattan district attorney's office said Tuesday that Owolabi Salis was acquitted after a jury trial in state Supreme Court ...
Mexican cartel lawyer slain in Southlake was warned 'to be on his guard,' feds say
Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa received phone calls from “others” warning him that he was being stalked and that he “needed to be on his guard,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua T. Burgess said in court documents filed Monday. The documents didn't say when ...
McCullough to get lawyer to prove innocence in 1957 Sycamore murder
DeKalb County Judge William Brady said at the hearing that he would appoint a lawyer for McCullough in what is considered a civil suit by the end of the week. He set a status hearing on the matter for April 15, a hearing at which the judge will set a ...
Marie Henein, Jian Ghomeshi's lawyer, denies she has betrayed women
A 20-minute excerpt of this exclusive interview will air on The National tonight on both CBCNN at 9 p.m. ET and CBC-TV. Marie Henein, the lawyer who successfully represented former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi, is rejecting any accusations that she has ...
Slain lawyer for Russian fighter 'promised' to give up case in video released by Ukraine prosecutor
Kiev's military prosecutor has made public a video showing lawyer Yury Grabovsky “admitting his mistake” of defending a Russian citizen. The lawyer was killed in Ukraine this month, with Amnesty International calling his murder “a chilling blow to ...
Attorney group says get defendants a public lawyer or release them
Metzger argues that the U.S. Constitution guarantees the defendants a state-funded attorney, whether through the public defender's office or appointed lawyers paid by the state. For these seven defendants, she argues, they've had representation from ...
Steven Avery's New Lawyer Says There Are New Suspects In His Murder Case!
Could Steven Avery finally be let out of prison?! One of the biggest controversies surrounding Netflix's Making A Murderer is whether the Wisconsin native actually killed and raped photographer Teresa Halbach. In April's issue of Newsweek, the convict ...
Ghomeshi lawyer tells The National trial was 'devastating to many people'
Marie Henein, the lawyer who represented Jian Ghomeshi at his first sexual-assault trial, “reluctantly” appeared on CBC's The National on Tuesday night to brush off criticism that she betrayed her sex by defending him with gusto. Much of the interview ...
Former Gardner lawyer offers insight to case
"There had to have been a series of failings along the way." Castelle says, after the investigation into Zain concluded, prisoners still appealing their cases were assigned a lawyer by the judge who presided over their convictions. "Many judges around ...
State Supreme Court upholds Danbury lawyer's suspension
The suspension of a Danbury lawyer accused of causing unneccesary delays that harmed her clients has been upheld by the State Supreme Court. The Connecticut Law Tribune reports that the Supreme Court recently dismissed attorney Josephine Miller's ...
Defrauded builder claims convicted lawyer enjoys lavish lifestyle despite restitution order
A Wisconsin homebuilder defrauded by its former CEO claims a lawyer convicted in connection with the $20 million scheme is living a lavish lifestyle and moving assets to avoid paying remaining restitution. Bielinski Brothers Builders is seeking ...
Denying Basic Facts Makes You Seem Delusional: Chris Hayes Confronts Lewandowski's Lawyer
PicMonkey Collage - Hayes Last night on MSNBC's All In, Chris Hayes got into a heated discussion with a lawyer representing Donald Trump's embattled campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as he faces battery charges for allegedly grabbing and ...
Documents: Slain Southlake cartel lawyer knew 'he had been found'
The Mexican cartel lawyer fatally shot at an upscale Southlake shopping center in 2013 was in fear “because he had been found by people who wanted to kill him,” according to new court documents filed Monday. Prosecutors also alleged that conspirators ...
Katina Powell's lawyer argues lawsuit against her shouldn't go to trial
Several University of Louisville students sued Powell saying the book damages their degrees from the university. In court Wednesday, Powell's lawyer said those students' claims won't stand up in court and the case should be dismissed. “Each week, it ...
Corey Lewandowski's Lawyer: Partial Birth Abortion Advocate, Accused of Biting Stripper
Coffey is a prominent lawyer and former federal prosecutor who, as national political reporters discovered Tuesday afternoon, resigned from his U.S. attorney gig in 1996, a few months after being accused of biting a stripper on the arm. He had lost a ...
D.C. Madam's Lawyer Confirms He Has Phone Records That Could Impact Election
But there are some records that weren't released. A court order has barred Palfrey's former lawyer and the current custodian of the records, Montgomery Blair Sibley, from releasing those mysterious records, but Sibley has been hinting lately that he ...
Jian Ghomeshi's lawyer rebuffs accusations she betrayed fellow women
Henein – known as one of the toughest defence lawyers in the country – became part of the narrative, as live blogs and Twitter feeds documented her theatrical style of cross-examination and commented on the clicking of her high heels as she moved ...
Old Lady Lawyer: We Learn By Doing, Not Just By Watching
Two happenings recently confirm that I'm not alone in my concern and desire for newbie lawyers to learn how to do things by doing them, not by merely watching, carrying briefcases (or the partner's laptop, whatever) and researching. Nope, I'm talking ...
Lawyer seeks bond for alleged ISIS sympathizer
The defense attorney for a Dearborn Heights man suspected of supporting the Islamic State extremists is asking a federal judge to release him on bond with conditions after a clinical psychologist deemed him a “very low” danger. Todd Shanker, with the ...
Lawyer v. lawyer: Giant verdict spawns accusations against Denver firm
A husband-wife lawyer team is suing one of Denver's premier litigation firms alleging that they were laid off last year in order to prevent them from sharing in a $391 million jury verdict they helped land. Attorneys Wendy and Eric Fisher say in a ...
HRW urges Kiev to 'explore possibility' lawyer's murder related to his defense of Russian citizen
Human Rights Watch has called on Ukraine to “thoroughly and impartially” investigate the murder of lawyer Yury Grabovsky, saying that a theory that he might have been killed in connection with his defense of a Russian citizen should be “especially” ...
Deputies' revised reports in SF beating prompt lawyer's questions
New allegations in the case involving two Alameda County sheriff's deputies filmed beating a defenseless man in a San Francisco alley are prompting questions about why the deputies were allowed to alter their original reports on the incident after they ...
Bernie Sanders' lawyer compares Arizona primary to Florida's 2000 fiasco
... approving the final election results. Board members ignored his request. "We believe there are still unanswered questions." Sautter said. The final statewide vote canvass is April 4. A county lawyer said the vote could be legally challenged after ...
AG Kane's hiring of defense lawyer as top aide draws fire
"You want to avoid even the appearance of impropriety - the appearance that you will somehow use your public position to gain leverage in your private practice," said Jeffrey Lindy, a veteran Philadelphia defense lawyer. Castor could not be reached for ...
Underworld lawyer collapses in Magistrates Court
HIGH profile criminal lawyer who has represented gangland figures and bikies has collapsed in court. The well known legal figure, who has counted Toby Mitchell and Carl Williams among a host of colourful clients, collapsed while on his feet at a ...
Paris Attacks Suspect Salah Abdeslam to Cooperate With French Authorities, Says Lawyer
BRUSSELS—The accused Paris attacker captured by Belgian authorities after a four-month manhunt wants to cooperate with French authorities, his lawyer said. “ Salah Abdeslam wants to be handed over to French authorities. I can also confirm that he ...
Paris Terror Attacks Suspect Salah Abdeslam to Cooperate With French Authorities, Lawyer Says
Salah Abdeslam, the Paris terror attacks suspect who was arrested on March 18 in the Belgian capital of Brussels, has a hearing today to decide on the logistics of his return to France. The French national, who is being held in jail in Bruges, was not ...
This Game of Thrones-Loving Lawyer Explains Why He's Seeking a Trial by Combat
Late last summer in New York, modern law got a medieval request for judicial relief. Staten Island-based attorney Richard Luthmann, a very serious Game of Thrones fan, petitioned the state Supreme Court in August for a trial by combat. Luthmann wanted ...
F-word settlement refusal doesn't require tossing lawyer from case, federal judge rules
A federal judge in New Jersey has declined to toss a lawyer from a case for responding to a settlement demand with an F-word refusal. U.S. District Judge Esther Salas of Newark upheld (PDF) a magistrate judge's refusal to disqualify lawyer Wayne ...
Being A Lawyer Is A Sales Job
If you don't already have solid relationships with some number of lawyers (a pre-existing network), then you're going to have to network to get a job. And networking essentially means cold-calling. You're going to have to repeatedly introduce yourself ...
Nelson lawyer leaps in support of St John
Nelson lawyer Ian Miller celebrated the launch into his new solo career by abseiling off the four-storey Nelson Fire Station tower while also raising money for St John. The challenge, Leap for Team Green, is a fundraising event to support ambulance ...
The Latest: Lawyer Says Firing Worker Over Pot Use Too Harsh
A labor union lawyer is urging the Connecticut Supreme Court to rule that the firing of a state employee caught smoking marijuana on the job was too harsh a punishment. Justices heard arguments Thursday in the case of Gregory Linhoff, who was fired ...
'Watcher' house owners 'want this nightmare behind them,' lawyer says
WESTFIELD — The couple with three young children had just purchased what looked to be their dream house, and quickly arranged thousands of dollars in improvements. Then the letters arrived from a writer calling himself "The Watcher," who claimed he ...
Motley's Law review – level-headed US lawyer takes on Afghan courts
Shot over some time starting in 2013, this sturdy, impeccably assembled but emotionally cool film focuses on Kimberley Motley, a former US beauty queen from a tough working-class and mixed-race background who for a time was the only foreigner allowed ...
Reinventing The Law Business: You're A Lawyer But You Want To Be A Businessperson – 8 Tips On How To Get There
A lot of us lawyers aren't happy as lawyers. Some lawyers say: we work ourselves to death – we fancy ourselves as really smart – our clients don't seem to be in our league in intelligence – we have to wade through the intricacies of thousands of pages ...
State investigated accusations long ago against former Biddeford police officer, lawyer says
State investigated accusations long ago against former Biddeford police officer, lawyer says. The plaintiff in a second lawsuit filed against former officer Stephen Dodd says the state Attorney General's Office investigated sexual abuse allegations in ...
When Lawyers Choose to Defend the World's Worst Terrorists
Mary is just one of many lawyers who return time and again to defend the seemingly indefensible. Judy Clarke is perhaps the most famous, having helped defend Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, Tucson mass shooter Jared Lee Loughner and Boston bomber ...
?Making a Murderer? Lawyer Dean Strang to Fight for Justice on Reality TV
After spending decades as a criminal defense lawyer, author, law professor, and Wisconsin's first Federal Defender, the soft-spoken Strang became an instant standout of Netflix's true crime docuseries as the cameras captured him fighting to prove Avery ...
Lawyer lied about his mom dying to delay trial
In a cringeworthy twist on “a dog ate my homework,” a Brooklyn lawyer who was unprepared to go to trial convinced a federal judge that he needed more time — because his mother had died. Trouble was, the mother of lawyer John Nonnenmacher was very ...