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Trent Christopher Birthisel's lawyer says woman made up Mackay policeman rape claim
A woman allegedly raped by an on-duty policeman may have made false complaints after fearing she'd behaved like a 'common slut', his lawyer claims. Trent Christopher Birthisel is accused of raping the then 20-year-old in the back of a police car after ...
Partner of murdered lawyer Joseph 'Pino' Acquaro says he was her 'soulmate'
The devastated partner of a gangland lawyer gunned down in a 'contract execution' has said she will meet her 'soulmate' again in the afterlife. Underworld figures have claimed that Joseph 'Pino' Acquaro, 55, was shot up to five times outside his gelato ...
Old Lady Lawyer: How Much Should Lawyers Fear The Future?
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer As if newbie lawyers don't have enough to worry about, what with student loan debt, escalating tuition, and a dearth of jobs, the Pew Research Center has come out with a study that ...
One resource you should always use before hiring a lawyer
If you have legal concerns, from personal injury or adoption to wills or wrongful termination, you might start by researching online. Because finding a good lawyer can be overwhelming, Avvo.com was created to simplify the process. The website boasts ...
Merrick Garland, National Security Lawyer
Judge Merrick Garland has some experience with what he is about to go through: being stonewalled by senators who profess to have nothing against him. Back in 1995, when he was nominated to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Senator Charles ...
Bessie Margolin: a lawyer, feminist and mentor
Just in time for Women's History Month, Baltimore lawyer Marlene Trestman — a Goucher College graduate and former special assistant to the Maryland attorney general — presents us with a biography of Bessie Margolin, a pioneering advocate in the ...
Sumner Redstone Hires New Lawyer In Battle Over His Healthcare
Sumner Redstone has a new lawyer in his battle with ex-companion Manuela Herzer, who seeks to be reappointed the 92-year-old media mogul's healthcare agent. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Robert Klieger at Hueston Hennigan is coming ...
Read: McVeigh's lawyer praises Garland in letter to Obama
Merrick Garland, who on Wednesday was tapped by President Obama as his pick to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, found an unlikely ally en route to his nomination. Stephen Jones, who was Timothy McVeigh's lawyer, ...
St. Cloud lawyer updates Minnesota on drones
As the popularity of drones flying above the U.S. rises, the emerging technology keeps changing professional paths on the ground. Lawyers are no exception. One in St. Cloud has begun to present on the topic around Minnesota. Sarah Jewell works at ...
Lawyer Says Chicago Police Beat This Woman After The Donald Trump Rally
NEAR WEST SIDE — A Michigan woman, through her lawyer, says she was badly beaten by Chicago Police after the Donald Trump rally at the UIC Pavilion was canceled on Friday. Kathleen Griffin was "peacefully protesting" the rally with her 13-year-old ...
New lawyer at human resources cabinet
FRANKFORT, Ky.--The Cabinet for Health and Family Services has appointed Louisville lawyer Justin D. Clark as its new general counsel. Clark, formerly a lawyer with the Stoll Keenon Ogden law firm in Louisville also is the son-in-law of M. Stephen Pitt ...
The Latest: Lawyer Says Driver Innocent of DWI in Limo Crash
The attorney for the driver of a pickup truck that collided with a limousine in Long Island wine country, killing four passengers, says his client maintains he wasn't driving drunk at the time. Steven Romeo's attorney maintains in a statement Wednesday ...
Trained in the art of calling a lawyer
One of the joys of my job is the amount of time I get to spend in the company of lawyers. I mentioned this only last month and, bang on cue, a law firm contacts me to say an article I'd written is defamatory. It demanded an apology, compensation ...
Nooksack leaders disbar lawyer fighting tribal disenrollments
Those appearing before the court might or might not have to be lawyers. There's one consistency, Eberhard said: When lawyers or other advocates are disciplined, “There'd be notice and an opportunity to be heard.” Eberhard called the Nooksack attempt at ...
Deguito lawyer alleges AMLC, RCBC 'cover-up'
It's because of this money laundering case filed by the AMLC before the Department of Justice that has prevented Deguito from spilling the beans, lawyer Ferdinand Topacio said in a press statement on Thursday. The case was filed on Friday, the day ...
Gangland lawyer Joe Acquaro spoke of bitter falling-out with Madafferi family before murder
Murdered gangland lawyer Joe Acquaro. Picture: Supplied. Frank Madafferi is serving a long prison term. Being incarcerated in a maximum-security prison would have made that task even more difficult. “Frank would have loved to have got this done, but he ...
How About a Non-Lawyer on the Supreme Court?: Instapundit
(In addition, a recent book by my University of Tennessee colleague Ben Barton makes a pretty strong case that lawyer-judges systematically favor the sort of legal complexity that, shockingly, makes lawyers rich. He, too, recommends non-lawyer judges, ...
Full-time female lawyers earn 77 percent…
Median pay for full-time female lawyers was 77.4 percent of the pay earned by their male counterparts, according to data for 2014 released earlier this month by the U.S. Census Bureau. In all law-related jobs, median pay for female workers in 2014 was ...
Lawyer: Turing Execs Warned Shkreli Against Price Hike
The former top lawyer for Turing Pharmaceuticals says he and other executives warned Martin Shkreli against the drastic price hike that triggered a national backlash against the company and its 32-year-old CEO. Turing's former general counsel will tell ...
Lawyer: Turing execs warned Shkreli against price hike - US News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former top lawyer for Turing Pharmaceuticals says he and other executives warned Martin Shkreli against the drastic price hike that ...
Businessman suspected of placing bounty on slain Melbourne lawyer
A Melbourne businessman with alleged mafia links is suspected of being behind the $500,000 bounty on the head of Joseph Acquaro after fearing the gangland lawyer was behind media leaks. But sources close to the businessman have denied he was ...
Immigrant scammed by lawyer still hopes for citizenship
He sought the help of an immigration lawyer after reading online about how difficult applying for citizenship can be -- there are dozens of forms, legal language to understand, and he didn't want to take any chances. The lawyer wanted the total cost ...
Wilmington lawyer to challenge NCCo Exec Thomas Gordon
Wilmington attorney Matt Meyer on Thursday said he plans to challenge incumbent New Castle County Executive Thomas P. Gordon in September's Democratic primary. Meyer announced his campaign for county executive in a press release Thursday, but ...
What Eastside lawyer calls 'chutzpah' jury deems theft, barratry
An Eastside attorney convicted of fleecing his former employer while posing as a properly licensed lawyer has been sentenced to house arrest and community service. Philip Kong was convicted at trial of felony theft and barratry – practicing law without ...
Judge recuses himself from lawyer Jim Woolley's case
A preliminary hearing for James William "Jim" Woolley was cancelled Thursday after the judge recused himself from the case at the request of a defense attorney. Jefferson County District Court Judge Shelly Watkins said he was recusing himself from ...
What You Can Do While You're A Lawyer (Part 2): Small Businessperson
As I mentioned last week in the discussion on lawyers teaching, law gives us the opportunity to do different things within the boundaries of a legal career. We all want to do different things. With the exception of certain potheads back when I was in ...
Top Democratic Lawyer Pushed Pentagon To End U. of Phoenix Suspension
Lawyer Jamie Gorelick, who served in the Bill Clinton Administration as general counsel of the Department of Defense and later as Deputy Attorney General, this year successfully pressed the Pentagon on behalf of the nation's biggest for-profit college ...
Lawyer says Labrie missed curfew for attorney, educational meetings
Owen Labrie's lawyers said he missed his curfew to attend educational meetings, because of a bus-scheduling problem and for approved meetings with his attorneys. Labrie, 20, has been living with his mother in Tunbridge, Vermont, as he appeals his ...
Encouraged by longshot DA bid, Manlius lawyer Irene Flores vies for County Court judge
Manlius, NY -- Manlius lawyer Irene Aurora Flores knows she waited too long -- only six months before election day -- to seriously challenge William Fitzpatrick in last year's district attorney's race. So Flores, 52, a Democrat, announced her candidacy ...
Lawyer: Deputies used stun guns excessively on man who died
ATLANTA – A lawyer for the family of a Florida man who died after a confrontation with sheriff's deputies in Georgia says records show deputies used stun guns excessively. Attorney Chris Stewart on Thursday provided records from the Nov. 20 death of ...
A former gangster morphs into a lawyer who helps troubled kids
Yet the drug dealer and larcenist who had been arrested 13 times by his 20th birthday – and who once faced 15 years in a Florida state penitentiary for felony aggravated assault – has morphed into one of Atlanta's hottest young lawyers. Only four years ...
The Lawyer Who Hated Cops
I learned early in my police career that when an arrest has been made and a case gets presented in court, it becomes as much a matter of theater as it is of the facts and the law. When putting a case before a jury, presentation and persuasion are every ...
WPP Lawyer to Court: Don't Allow Video Into Evidence
The lawsuit, filed on March 10 by Erin Johnson against Mr. Martinez and JWT, charges Mr. Martinez with making racial and sexist slurs. The original filing said that some of the evidence was taped. Ms. Johnson's lawyers on March 14 filed an amended ...
Shark Tank Preview: Lawyer Brews Solution To Beer Problem
By day attorney Michael Robb seeks justice for victims of asbestos exposure in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. By nights and weekends, he saves victims from warm-beer exposure with his invention — the Beer Blizzard — launched on Kickstarter in May ...
Fed Lawyer Who Helped Bail Out, and Regulate, Wall St. Will Retire
Thomas C. Baxter Jr., a long-serving Federal Reserve lawyer who helped shape Wall Street bailouts during the financial crisis of 2008, is retiring from his post at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Mr. Baxter, who is 61 and has worked at the New ...
Lawyer for Turing Said He Warned Against Drug Price Increase
In testimony to a Senate committee, the lawyer, Howard Dorfman, said he had told Mr. Shkreli that the move “would have a severely negative impact on Turing's business and reputation” and was “not justified” because the company had not spent anything ...
Ex-legislator Kelsey hires new lawyer for sex abuse case
Former Dutchess County Legislator Michael Kelsey, accused of sexually abusing two Boy Scouts, has hired a new lawyer after he had previously decided to represent himself. And Kelsey's new lawyer, Richard Portale, is no stranger to local, high-profile ...
Lawyer: City Attorney Lied, Violated Open Records Law
DENVER (CBS4)– The Denver City Attorney's Office apparently violated state open records law, which states knowingly withholding records is a misdemeanor, when officials either withheld or destroyed a critical document and said it did not exist. CBS4 ...
Chinese Columnist Traveling From Beijing Goes Missing: Lawyer
A well-known Chinese columnist has gone missing after warning former colleagues of the danger of re-publishing an open letter calling for President Xi Jinping to resign, the journalist's lawyer said on Thursday. Jia Jia, who writes a regular column for ...
In 4 decades, Twin City lawyer has seen it all
As part of the first generation of lawyers certified to handle death penalty cases in Illinois, Skelton represented clients in some of the most heinous capital cases, including Andrew Urdiales, convicted of murder in Chicago and Pontiac and now ...
Lawyer: Deputies Used Stun Guns Excessively on Man Who Died
Georgia deputies used their stun guns excessively in a confrontation with a Florida man who later died, an attorney said Thursday, citing police records that show how many times the weapons were used, and for how long. However, it's not clear from the ...
US Lawyer: Jailed Washington Woman to Be Freed in Mexico
A Seattle attorney representing a community police leader who has been jailed in Mexico says she is expected to be released from prison Friday. Thomas Antkowiak says courts in Mexico cleared Nestora Salgado of remaining charges Thursday night and ...
Radovan Karadžić's lawyer 'preparing for worst' in war crimes trial
Radovan Karadžić's lawyer says he expects a UN tribunal to find the former Bosnian Serb war leader guilty of war crimes and is planning to launch an appeal after it delivers its verdict in The Hague next week. Peter Robinson said Karadžić's five-year ...
Gawker's lawyer implies Hulk Hogan sex tape, lawsuit a 'publicity stunt'
Lawyers for Hulk Hogan and the gossip site Gawker took turns presenting closing arguments to the jury on their trial's tenth day in Pinellas County, Fla. Hogan's lawyer slammed the site for not contacting the WWE legend ahead of publishing a clip of a ...
The Latest: Defense Lawyer Says Friar Will Plead Not Guilty
An attorney for one of three Franciscan friar accused of allowing a sexual predator to hold jobs where he molested more than 100 children in Pennsylvania says he'll plead not guilty. Otherwise, attorney Charles Porter, his client and the other friars ...
Lawyer: Yale basketball case shows the difficulty of campus sexual assault investigations
Last week, Montague spoke out, through his lawyer, saying that the alleged sexual misconduct was, in fact, a consensual encounter. “We strongly believe that the decision to expel Jack Montague was wrong, unfairly determined, arbitrary, and excessive by ...
Cosby lawyer asked to detail donation, ties to ex-prosecutor
Cosby's civil lawyers, seeking to quash the subpoena, called the requests "a blatant attempt to disrupt Mr. Cosby's criminal defense and harass his attorney." They said that McMonagle's donation to Castor's campaign has nothing to do with the ...
Lawyer-Client Relationships: Healthy Or Tinder?
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From The Career Files: Does Competition Make You A Better Lawyer?
It's a true statement about flowers, for sure, but I've found that in the moments when I've been the best version of myself, whether in my capacity as lawyer, coach, or teacher, it's because I'm not at all focused on what anyone else in my field is ...
Ex-Lawyer Shamed By Victim, Judge At Sentencing For Stealing From Disabled Man
NEW BRITAIN — Former lawyer Michael Schless received a 10-year suspended sentence Friday for stealing $47,746 from a disabled man whose finances he managed as a court-appointed conservator – but first he heard his victim tell how badly the theft ...