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Lawyer creates Web app to help felons
LOUISVILLE — Mike Schultz admits it. He was a deadbeat dad. In 1996, he was so far behind in child support — $11,000, in fact — he pleaded guilty to flagrant non-support, a felony. “It's like a scarlet letter,” he said. “No matter what you do, you ...
Sacked Nine producer hires top lawyer
FORMER 60 Minutes producer Stephen Rice is fighting his sacking by the Nine Entertainment Co, hiring high-profile workplace lawyer John Laxon — who represented ex-Nine news boss Mark Llewellyn in his famous case against the network — ahead of a ...
Lawyer fined for swearing at police prosecutor
A lawyer who swore and insulted a police prosecutor while in court has been censured and fined $500. The man, whose name was not disclosed by a Law Society standards committee, said his comments were made "in the heat of the battle" but accepted ...
60 Minutes producer Stephen Rice hires lawyer John Laxon over Beirut saga
The 60 Minutes producer has taken the fall despite an internal review into the program's disastrous child-kidnapping story explicitly recommending against sacking any of the journalists involved. Workplace lawyer John Laxon, who represented former Nine ...
60 Minutes producer Stephen Rice was a scapegoat, says lawyer John Laxon
Stephen Rice's lawyer has attacked the Nine Network's "egregious" and "diabolical" dismissal of the 60 Minutes producer, calling Rice a "scapegoat" in light of the child-snatching fiasco. What's happened to Stephen is diabolical from my perspective, ...
Young lawyer Briana Ioannides arrested in drug raid with alleged bikie
A drug raid has led to the arrest of a young criminal lawyer who was among a group of bikini-clad women found partying at a luxury apartment with an alleged bikie. Criminal lawyer Briana Ioannides was arrested last Thursday afternoon alongside alleged ...
Chinese human rights lawyer's five-year jail term after subversion conviction 'likely to be upheld by appeal verdict'
A Chinese former human rights lawyer is likely to have his five-year jail term upheld after a provincial high court heard an appeal into the case that saw him convicted of “inciting subversion of state power”, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Tang Jingling ...
Bogus lawyer to confess to crimes
Johannesburg - A man alleged to have masqueraded as a lawyer for years and fleeced his victims of more than R1.5 million intends to plead guilty to charges against him. Makhetha Mathumba was supposed to apply for bail when he appeared in the ...
Tambo and Mandela lawyer Jules Browde dies‚ aged 98
In the course of a career stretching over more than half a century‚ Browde acted for Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo‚ as well as a number of other anti-apartheid activists‚ and was a founder member of Lawyers for Human Rights. The South African Jewish ...
EU's top lawyer backs work headscarf ban
The opinion expressed by the advocate general to the European Court of Justice is only an initial view and not a binding ruling, but usually the court follows the senior lawyer's advice when eventually giving its judgment. “A ban on wearing headscarves ...
Panama Papers Fallout: What If Your Lawyer Gets Hacked?
In March 2016, American Lawyer reported that two of America's most prestigious M&A law firms, Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Weil, Gotshal & Manges, had been hacked for insider trading purposes. Cravath was the only firm to comment publicly on the ...
Messi's Lawyer Says Player and Father 'Calm' About Trial
Lionel Messi's lawyer said the Argentina star and his father were both feeling calm and ready to counter the charges against them as their tax fraud trial opened on Tuesday in a Barcelona court. Messi has had to leave Argentina's preparations for the ...
Amber Heard Lawyer Says ... 'Amber is the Victim ... Amber is a Hero'
Amber Heard took the high road by not calling the cops after Johnny Depp allegedly brutalized her, but Johnny's "relentless attacks and outright lies" has now forced her to file a police report ... so says her lawyer. Attorney Samantha Spector has come ...
From Tehran to Atlanta, Lawyer Azadeh Shahshahani Fighting for Human Rights
Azadeh Shahshahani is a human rights lawyer who has worked for over a decade in the US South. She was the first woman of color to lead the National Lawyers Guild and as a social justice lawyer has been deeply involved in the movements for immigrants' ...
Troy Ave Lawyer Says Accused Rapper 'Is the Real Victim Here'
Troy Ave will have to spend at least the next two weeks in the infirmary at Riker's Island, although his lawyer told Billboard on Tuesday (May 31) that the rapper is the real victim in the shooting last Wednesday (May 25) at Irving Plaza that took the ...
Lawyer creates app to help ex-offenders expunge records
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A lawyer in Kentucky has created a web app to help ex-offenders who are looking to erase their records and restore their rights. The Courier-Journal ( (link) 24hK4aD ) reports that Brad Clark started the web app called ...
Lawyer withdraws from case, threatened by murder suspect
(WHAS11) --There were tense moments inside a Louisville courtroom Tuesday morning as a lawyer for the man accused in a double murder stepped down from his case. His client, Brice Rhodes, was not happy about the move and made it clear in front of the ...
Miami lawyer gets 25 months for stealing $700000, not paying clients back
Guy Bailey, the once-prominent Coconut Grove lawyer convicted of stealing $700,000 from his clients, is headed to prison for 25 months after failing to pay any restitution. A Miami-Dade judge on Tuesday sentenced the 77-year-old, who shuffled gingerly ...
Amber Heard's lawyer addresses Johnny Depp domestic violence claims
Amber Heard is explaining why she didn't tell police about her alleged abuse from Johnny Depp. In a new statement, Heard's lawyers say she is “simply a victim of domestic violence” who decided not report her alleged abuse to police who responded to a ...
Lawyer bribed court staffer to send him rich clients
A criminal defense lawyer and a paralegal were convicted of bribery Tuesday for paying a court staffer thousands of dollars to steer wealthy clients their way. It took jurors less than a day to find ​attorney Benjamin Yu, 37, and legal assistant Jose ...
Senior EU lawyer backs workplace ban on Muslim headscarves
Companies should be free to ban Muslim women from wearing headscarves at work if they have a general policy barring all religious and political symbols, a senior EU lawyer has said. A headscarf should be seen no differently to a Jewish kippa, a Sikh ...
Lawyer says Dellen Millard too smart to commit crime of killing Tim Bosma
The lawyer for one of the men accused of killing Tim Bosma three years ago said his client didn't kill the Hamilton father because he is too smart to commit such a dumb crime. Dellen Millard's lawyer, Ravin Pillay, said in closing arguments at the ...
Kristol Eyes Conservative Lawyer David French for Independent Presidential Run
According to the website of National Review, where French is a staff writer, he is a constitutional lawyer, a recipient of the Bronze Star, and an author of several books who lives in Columbia, Tenn., with his wife Nancy and three children. Reached in ...
Conservative Writer and Lawyer David French Eyed for Independent Run, Source Says
A source involved in the effort to draft a third-party candidate tells ABC News that Iraq War veteran and constitutional lawyer David French has had serious discussions about agreeing to run. The news was first reported by Bloomberg. The possibility of ...
Millard murder accusation 'incomprehensible': Lawyer
It “defies common sense” that aviation heir Dellen Millard would risk everything to kill Tim Bosma so he could steal his truck, a defence lawyer said Tuesday. Millard's lawyer, Ravin Pillay, said the Crown's theory that Millard and his co-accused, Mark ...
Ethics complaint filed against Las Vegas judge who had lawyer handcuffed
Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Conrad Hafen showed “a complete disregard for the law” when he ordered a deputy public defender handcuffed in court and sent her client to jail for six months, a group of defense lawyers wrote in a complaint to the Nevada ...