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Lawyer Emily Boutard quit corporate firm to make tiny furniture
I don't think you have to be genius to be a lawyer, you just have to be persistent – just work through everything and have an end point in mind.” Boutard's technique differs form miniature “purists” in that her pieces are not made from the same ...
King & Spalding taps prominent energy lawyer to lead Houston office
More than a decade before it was trendy for national law firms to invade the Houston legal market, King & Spalding opened a Texas outpost with three lawyers transplanted from its Atlanta office at the request of one of its biggest clients, Texaco ...
Syracuse man who lost baby to gunfire gets 2nd lawyer in his own murder case
Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse man accused of murder five years after his own son was murdered has retained a second lawyer for what could be a long court battle. Rashaad Walker, 24, is accused of gunning down Tony "TJ" Guyton outside the Clinton Plaza ...
Lawyer: Steven Avery has an 'airtight alibi'
Since she began representing Steven Avery, Kathleen Zellner hasn't been shy about using Twitter to share her theories and feelings about her client's conviction in the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. Sunday's tweet, though, took her efforts ...
Bergdahl Lawyer to Trump: Put Up or Shut Up
A military lawyer representing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to interview and potentially depose Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump over comments calling for the missing soldier's execution — comments that the attorney says jeopardize the ...
National Review Smears Possible SCOTUS Nominee Jane Kelly For Being A Lawyer
National Review's Carrie Severino is smearing 8th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jane Kelly for performing her basic legal duty when representing a client in 2005 as a public defender. Kelly is reported to be under consideration by President Obama to ...
Defense lawyer gets 90 days behind bars in courthouse fraud
Defense lawyer Brian Bloomfield looks through the crowd for his parents while addressing the court during a sentencing hearing at the Regional Justice Center for his role in a courthouse counseling scheme on Monday, March 7, 2016 in Las Vegas. Benjamin ...
Gawker lawyer invokes Holocaust at Hulk Hogan trial
Lawyer Shane Vogt said ​the news and gossip site “wanted to inflict harm, and they wanted to make money” by exploiting the moment of weakness when Hogan “gave in to temptation” and bedded the wife of radio host “Bubba the Love Sponge,” ​who was, ...
Retrial of Pedro Hernandez delayed due to lawyer's surgery
The retrial of Pedro Hernandez on charges that he kidnapped and murdered 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979 was postoponed for six months on Monday. Hernandez, whose first trial ended in a jury that deadlocked 11-1 for conviction last year, will now go on ...
3 Reasons Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a Lawyer
Lawyers are often not cheap. So, many people believe that they can do just fine without one. A lifestyle entrepreneur may argue that it would be a wasted expense to have a lawyer when their business is nothing more than a podcast that is monetized with ...
Lawyer's back injury delays retrial of Etan Patz's accused killer
The retrial of 6-year-old Etan Patz's accused killer will be pushed back six months after the defense lawyer injured his back, a judge ruled Monday in court. Attorney Harvey Fishbein asked for the lengthy adjournment in the 36-year-old murder case ...
China Releases Dissident Lawyer and Has Him Flown to US
BEIJING—A Chinese lawyer detained in a nationwide sweep of legal activists last year was released and flown to the U.S., in a rare act of leniency that contrasts with the treatment of a dozen other lawyers and legal assistants still being held. Chen ...
In Rare Act of Leniency, Chinese Dissident Lawyer Is Released, Flown to US
A Chinese lawyer detained in a nationwide sweep of legal activists last year was released and flown to the U.S., in a rare act of leniency that contrasts with the treatment of a dozen other lawyers and legal assistants still being held. As WSJ's Josh ...
Paul Thomas' lawyer to ask judge to exclude evidence in trial
The judge is expected to first consider a motion filed by his lawyer, Lindsay Honeycutt, to keep the commonwealth's attorney from introducing any evidence or testimony that makes any reference to the search and death of Noah. Honeycutt is also asking ...
Buffalo lawyer named state bar president elect
Sharon Stern Gerstman, a widely known Buffalo lawyer, has been named president-elect designee of the New York State Bar Association, officials confirmed Monday. The House of Delegates, the bar association's governing body, elected Gerstman during its ...
'Making a Murderer' Lawyer Writing Book About 'Dysfunctional' Legal System
Making a Murderer fans will have something to read while they await a second season of the Netflix series as Jerry Buting, one of Steven Avery's defense lawyers during the murder trial, announced Monday that he is working on a book about the case and ...
Unemployed lawyer sues her former law school
SAN DIEGO — An unusual trial is scheduled in San Diego Superior Court Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by a former student against her law school, charging that it inflated employment data for its graduates as a way to lure students to enroll. Anna Alaburda ...
Toronto defence lawyer to be tried again for drug smuggling
“We are obviously disappointed that the Crown has insisted on pursuing this matter after the Court of Appeal set aside the conviction,” said Gravesande's lawyer, Scott Hutchison, who also represented him at the Court of Appeal with law partner Marie ...
Conservative lawyer says Scalia might never be replaced: 'There's nothing magical' about nine justices
A conservative legal activist is promoting the idea that the U.S. Senate can hold off indefinitely in naming a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Dean Reuter, vice president of the Federalist Society, hinted that there might ...
Suspect in 2012 Wilmington killing wants lawyer replaced
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - The man accused of killing a man in Wilmington nearly four years ago wants his attorney replaced. The StarNews of Wilmington reported ( (link) 1THqhRK ) that 38-year-old Nashid Porter on Monday asked that New Hanover ...
Making A Murderer lawyer Jerry Buting writing a book
Buting isn't the only lawyer who participated in the who with plans for a book. Prosecutor Ken Krantz told ABC's Action 2 News that he would write about the case as well “because the one voice forgotten to this point is Teresa Halbach.” (Avery was ...
Legal insurance, capped fees: Options if you can't afford a lawyer
In Ontario, those who make too much to qualify for a publicly-funded lawyer — for a single person that's annual income of between $12,135 and $14,045 for a Legal Aid certificate — may still qualify for JusticeNet, a non-profit organization that ...
Lawyer: I didn't kill my girlfriend in Mexico, she overdosed
It's unclear whether Loveless, who was detained at the Cancun airport before he was to board a flight to Atlanta, has a lawyer. A woman who answered the telephone Monday at his law office in St. Clair near St. Louis said there was no comment. Appearing ...
Judge tosses lawyer's defamation suit against Nevada bar
A federal judge in Nevada has tossed a lawsuit by a Las Vegas lawyer that claimed the State Bar of Nevada defamed him by leaking information to the press about pending bar probes against him. In a March 3 order (PDF), U.S. District Judge James Mahan ...
Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Will Not Come to Court, Says Lawyer
Pro-Biafra activist Nnamdi Kanu with his lawyer. Pro-Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu speaks to his counsel at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria, January 20. Kanu's lawyer says he has advised his client not to come to court on Wednesday over fears his ...
Do You Really Want To Be A Public Interest Lawyer?
Once upon a time, I wrote about what I deemed The Single Most Important Piece of Advice for Aspiring Public Interest Lawyers. In that post, I led off with a few assumptions, the first of which was this: you do in fact want to be a public interest ...
In Louisiana, People Are Going to Jail Without Ever Getting a Lawyer
Everyone knows that in America, you have a right to an attorney. Rich, poor, no matter what. If you're facing a criminal trial, you'll have a lawyer to represent you, if you want one. Except, it turns out, if you live in Louisiana. The press has ...
Supreme Court Justices Sued!… By Lawyer With Nonsensical Complaint About The Gays.
Supreme Court Justices Sued!… By Lawyer With Nonsensical Complaint About The Gays. By Joe Patrice · 37 Comments /. Share. / at 12:20 PM. (Ted Eytan / Flickr). In the immediate aftermath of the Obergefell decision, the media fell all over itself to ...
Lawyer accused of killing wife looks like hell in court
“This case is tragedy for everybody that's involved,” said Reich's lawyer, John Pappalardo, who asked the press to respect the family's privacy and declined to answer questions. Reich was returned to jail after the hearing. His attorneys tried to free ...
Austin lawyer headed to prison for aiding stock scammer
An Austin attorney was sentenced in Houston on Monday to 17 years in federal prison for harboring and concealing his client who was a fugitive in Mexico and for conspiring to commit wire fraud in the client's stock sale scam. Patrick Lanier, 67 ...
7 On Your Side: Lawyer who delayed settlement money to face grand larceny charges
A lawyer accused of withholding settlements from his clients has surrendered to authorities in Nassau County, and the suspect is not new Eyewitness News. Last week, 7 On Your Side told you about 59-year-old Steven Morelli after one of his clients ...
Steven Avery's new lawyer says the 'Making a Murderer' subject has an 'airtight alibi'
Maybe Steven Avery's legal team has been listening to “Serial.” Cell phone tower records are proving vital in the post-conviction trial of Adnan Syed, the subject of the popular NPR podcast. Now, according to Avery's new lawyer Kathleen Zellner, the ...
Lawyer: Pension to pay out to widower in same-sex marriage case
A union pension fund has reversed course and will pay widower's benefits to a San Francisco man whose late husband was a union member, the man's lawyer says. Robert Pritchard had sued the pension plan of Stationary Engineers Local 39 of the ...
Michigan's Flint-Related Lawyer Fees Climb to $2.7 Million
Michigan's outside legal fees related to the ongoing Flint lead-contaminated water crisis could climb as high as $2.7 million, Gov. Rick Snyder's office said Tuesday. Snyder's office previously estimated its legal fees — to be paid with public money ...
Springfield lawyer joins race for Superior Court judge ...
Springfield lawyer joins race for Superior Court judge ...
Prominent Long Island Lawyer Accused Of Pocketing $200000 In Client Funds
“Somebody I know to be a good man and a good lawyer found himself in some trouble here,” Marc Gann, Morelli's defense attorney, said. “I hope it doesn't end this way. This is a guy who has fought for his clients for many years. I know the allegations ...
Cyclist lawyer claims instructor 'shattered' Highway Code when he ...
Cyclist lawyer claims instructor 'shattered' Highway Code when he ...
First wife of OJ Simpson lawyer Johnnie Cochran alleged he beat ...
First wife of OJ Simpson lawyer Johnnie Cochran alleged he beat ...
Aggie lawyer recognized with lifetime achievement award for contributions in his field
A group of Aggie attorneys recognized one of their own with a lifetime achievement award for legal accomplishments and community involvement that exemplify Texas A&M values. Douglas Barlow was named the 2016 Texas Aggie Bar Association ...
Hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot could die before Russia sentences her: lawyer
MOSCOW A hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia over the killing of two Russian journalists could die before a Russian court sentences her as the state of her health is worsening, her lawyer said. Nadezhda Savchenko, 34, was captured in ...
CompaniesPershing lawyer among additions to Valeant board
Valeant, the embattled pharmaceutical company, has added three new directors to its board, including a lawyer from one of its largest investors. Stephen Fraidin, who works at Pershing Square Capital, the hedge fund run by Bill Ackman and a top five ...
Prosecutor: Men charged with murdering Southlake cartel lawyer ...
Prosecutor: Men charged with murdering Southlake cartel lawyer ...
Making a Murderer Lawyer Inks Book Deal | GalleyCat - Adweek
Unknown Jerome Buting, one of Steven Avery's trial lawyer, has inked a book deal with HarperCollins. The lawyer who starred in the Netflix series “Making a ...
Why a Plano oil lawyer is taking on the Sandbranch clean water case for free
Donald Hadnot helps unload water for residents during a prayer vigil outside Mt. Zion Baptist Church in the unincorporated community of Sandbranch, Texas on Feb. 27, 2016. The community of Sandbranch, which lacks clear flowing taps and sewage service, ...
Black lawyer suing to take Confederate emblem off state flag faces death threats
The black civil rights lawyer who has filed a federal lawsuit to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi state flag has been forced to employ security protection after receiving a spate of death threats through social media. Carlos ...
Old Lady Lawyer: We Haven't Left The Building Yet
Still curious at my ripe old age, I trolled the Center's website (I have some understanding of technology) and came across a very interesting article that may make some newer lawyers wonder how to kill off the dinosaur lawyers without bloodshed. (I ...
The View From Up North: Angry Lawyer Disbarred In California Now Facing Discipline In Ontario
Canada View From Up North Today's column is about lines. Lines you can cross as a lawyer… and lines you can't. Meet Joel Allan Sumner. From what I can tell, he's a very angry attorney. Sumner practices tax law in Toronto. By all accounts, there have ...
Lawyer: Man accused of jamming calls on Red Line 'disturbed by people talking around him'
Lawyer: Man accused of jamming calls on Red Line 'disturbed by people talking around him'. Dennis Nicholl. Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune. Dennis Nicholl, who is accused of using a jamming device to interfere with cellphone calls on a Red Line train ...
Fake lawyer who scammed immigrants looking for legal help sentenced to four years in prison
A fake lawyer was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday for staging a legal library as his office to scam Brooklyn residents out of thousands of dollars for his assistance with getting legalized documents. Howard Seidler, 70, pleaded guilty for ...
Dr. Luke's Lawyer: Report of Sony Dropping Music Producer Is 'Not True'
A lawyer for music producer Dr. Luke is responding to a report that Sony Music Entertainment will cut ties with him amid his legal battle with pop star Kesha, who has accused him of verbal and sexual abuse. The allegations are part of an ongoing ...