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Old Lady Lawyer: One Dinosaur's Point Of View On Millennials
Now I've heard from dinosaurs on the topic, one dinosaur in particular, who I will quote anonymously as Mr. A, a long-time in-house lawyer. His perception of millennials is not anomalous; it's shared by a lot of dinosaur lawyers who look at the newbie ...
Sydney lawyer James Cowled avoided a conviction for cocaine possession
A young lawyer has avoided a conviction for cocaine possession after getting a character reference from a prominent retired judge. James Cowled, who is a judge's associate at the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, pleaded guilty to the charge after he ...
Music|Friends Sought Help for Prince's Addiction, Lawyer Says
Prince, performing at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas in 2013. Credit Chris Pizzello/Invision, via Associated Press. MINNEAPOLIS — A doctor who specializes in helping people addicted to pain medication was preparing to attempt to treat Prince ...
Baguio 'sikyu' is now a lawyer
BAGUIO CITY—One of the country's 1,731 new lawyers quietly celebrated with his family on Tuesday. The following day, he reported back for work at the Commission on Audit office in La Trinidad, Benguet province, wearing his uniform. Roy Lawagan, who ...
Accused in PATH stabbing fires lawyer
Rohinie Bisesar has fired her lawyer on the same day as a psychiatrist's assessment of her fitness to stand trial was submitted to the court. Bisesar, 41 is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing Rosemarie Junor, 28, in a Shoppers Drug ...
Dana Stubblefield's lawyer calls rape allegations 'a money grab'
Dana Stubblefield's legal team came out and vehemently defended their client Wednesday, less than 24 after the former 49ers defensive lineman was hit with five felony charges for an alleged rape that occurred in April 2015. One of Stubblefield's ...
California Addiction Doctor Scheduled Meeting With Prince, Lawyer Says
A lawyer for a California addiction doctor held a press conference Wednesday. He said his client was scheduled to meet with Prince the day after the singer died, and that he had dispatched his son, who works with him, to Prince's Minnesota home ...
Hubbard lawyer says plea deal rumors are bogus
Bloggers, Facebookers and Twitterers have reported it a fact — that Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard has reached a plea deal ahead of his trial on state ethics charges later this month. But his lawyer says it just isn't true. "There's not a grain of ...
Wife of slain Southlake drug cartel lawyer testifies about husband's death threats and murder
When a defense lawyer asked her Wednesday why she didn't leave North Texas after the threats, Tijerina said she had discussed the idea with her husband but they decided against it. “He didn't want his children to go from school to school and from town ...
Rohinie Bisesar, accused in Shoppers Drug Mart stabbing, fires lawyer
Psychiatric assessment of accused filed in court, but her former lawyer would not reveal its contents. CBC News Posted: May 04, 2016 8:58 PM ET Last Updated: May 04, 2016 8:58 PM ET. Rohinie Bisesar, the accused in the fatal stabbing of a young woman ...
Florida lawyer disbarred over sex with clients, drug use
A Florida lawyer who had sex with her clients at a jail and used cocaine, crack, ecstasy and other drugs lost her law license, state bar officials said. Daytona Beach public defender Linda Dawn Hadad, 43, was disbarred because she “engaged in a pattern ...
Lawyer Who Allegedly Told City Council Members to "End Themselves" Already Facing Possible Bar Suspension
As I mentioned in Morning News today, one particularly egregious episode involves a local lawyer. An email signed "Jason M. Feldman, Esq." and sent to the five women on the council repeatedly urged the council members to "end" themselves. It read, in ...
Lawyer: Accused Walgreens Shooter Could Argue Self-Defense
“It's all gonna come down to some of the facts we don't know yet,” said Pete Schulte. Good Samaritan T.J. Antell allegedly witnessed Ricci Bradden shoot his wife in the ankle as she ran into the Arlington Walgreens, where she worked. In Bradden's ...
Prince arranged to meet addiction doctor, lawyer says
It was Andrew Kornfeld who called 911 the next morning after he and two staffers found Prince unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park studio complex, the lawyer said. Prince was declared dead shortly thereafter on April 21. He was 57. The ...
SJC to consider whether drivers have a right to a lawyer before taking breath test
Massachusetts' highest court will be asked to decide whether a drunk driver has a right to contact a lawyer before taking a breathalyzer test. "This could have a profound effect on pretty much every (drunken driving) arrest," said Berkshire County ...
Poland Charges Russian-Born Lawyer With Spying for Moscow
Poland has charged a Warsaw lawyer with dual Polish-Russian citizenship with spying for Russian military intelligence, a prosecutor said Thursday. The lawyer is identified only as Stanislaw Sz., in line with Poland's privacy law. Polish media say he is ...
Lawyer: Canadian to Leave Nepal After Work Visa Revoked
A Canadian man will leave Nepal on Thursday after a court failed to hear his appeal for the revocation of his work visa over critical social media posts, his lawyer said. Dipendra Jha said the Supreme Court did not have time to hear the appeal Thursday ...
Florida lawyer disbarred after admitting to rampant drug use, sex with clients behind bars and graphic phone calls ...
Florida lawyer disbarred after admitting to rampant drug use, sex with clients behind bars and graphic phone calls ...
Rensselaer County hires lawyer for DA Joel Abelove
Troy police Sgt. Randall French leaves a courtroom where he was asked about the April 17 fatal shooting of a DWI as French testified in an unrelated trial at the Rensselaer County Courthouse on Monday, May 2, 2016, in Troy, N.Y. (Lori Van Buren / Times ...
Urth Caffe owner hires lawyer to fight Muslim women's discrimination allegations
The owner of Urth Caffe has hired a law firm to counter allegations by a group of Muslim women that they were thrown out of his Laguna Beach restaurant because of discrimination. Shallom Berkman confirmed Wednesday he retained the American Freedom ...
Lawyer busted for remaining silent during traffic stop in New Jersey files suit against state police
These troopers may not watch enough TV. A lawyer who was busted for staying quiet during a traffic stop in New Jersey is making noise now with a lawsuit against the state police, NJ.com reported. At least three New Jersey troopers insisted after ...
Should law firms have non-lawyer owners? ABA reopens debate
(Reuters) – In 2012, after a bruising yearlong debate, the American Bar Association's Commission on Ethics 20/20 chose not to propose a new model rule to permit lawyers to practice in firms owned in part by non-lawyers. At the time, Washington, D.C ...
Lawyer who lied about his mom's death threatens reporters
The Brooklyn lawyer who stalled a trial by falsely claiming his mother had died threatened to sue reporters Thursday for chronicling his legal woes. “Newark, New Jersey – you know where that is?” a red-faced John Nonnenmacher snarled at a group of ...
Lawyer uses Coney Island Boardwalk to defend pyro teen
The lawyer for teen arsonist Marcell Dockery told jurors in Brooklyn Supreme Court today that his client couldn't possibly have been “bored” enough to set the fire that killed a police officer — because he lives across the street from the Coney Island ...
Greenwich lawyer honored for decades of helping children in court
Lawyer Timothy Bulger, second from left, received an award from the state court system for his work helping children in Washington County Family Court. From right, state Supreme Court Justice Stan Pritzker, Washington County Family Court Judge Adam ...
Lawyer for Navy officer accused in espionage case alleges entrapment by the FBI
The lawyers for a Navy officer accused in one of the military's highest-profile espionage cases in years said Thursday that their client is the victim of entrapment by the FBI, which arrested him after an informant who spoke Mandarin Chinese provided ...
Prominent Houston lawyer Tony Buzbee charged with DWI
The intoxicated driving case against a prominent Houston lawyer has been reset to May 31, according to Harris County criminal records. Houston police arrested Anthony "Tony" Buzbee on March 31. Buzbee — who worked on the team representing Rick ...
Lawyer wants to see Manziel and ex-girlfriend “kiss and make up”
It's a football career that has induced plenty of cringes in the last 24 months. So it makes sense that the lawyer representing unemployed quarterback Johnny Manziel would offer up a sound bite on Thursday that induced even more cringes. Asked by ...
Would-be lawyer accused of multiple scams
He wasn't a lawyer, but David E. Scher knew his way around a courtroom. He sued the City of Boston and the City of Newton. He sued the people who rented his condominium and the bank that held the mortgage. He sued a Brighton condo board over ...
Poland Charges Warsaw Lawyer With Spying For Russia
Poland has charged a Warsaw lawyer with dual Polish-Russian citizenship with spying for Russian military intelligence, a prosecutor has said. The lawyer is identified only as Stanislaw Sz. under Poland's privacy law. Polish media say he is the son of a ...
Lawyer says port was right to deny contractor's $44M bid
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A lawyer for the Mississippi State Port Authority told a judge Thursday that the board acted rightfully when it denied a $44 million contract to W.C “Cotton” Fore. The Sun Herald reports ( (link) 1Nl1a5a) that Fore took his ...
Prominent rights lawyer arrested in Egypt over protests
CAIRO — A prominent Egyptian rights lawyer who had raised a legal suit against the president's decision to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia was arrested early on Friday and ordered held in custody for 15 days, pending investigation into a list ...
Prominent Rights Lawyer Arrested in Egypt Over Protests
A prominent Egyptian rights lawyer who had raised a legal suit against the president's decision to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia was arrested early on Friday and ordered held in custody for 15 days, pending investigation into a list of ...
If he hadn't stalked Southlake cartel lawyer, defendant testifies, 'I'd be dead'
Jesus Gerardo Ledezma-Cepeda said an obsessive Mexican drug lord forced him to find and track a cartel lawyer living in Southlake. If he didn't, Ledezma-Cepeda said, the drug lord — a Beltran Leyva cartel leader known as El Gato — would kill him and ...
Lawyer accused of lying about mom's death facing $5K in sanctions, report says
CHATHAM — Attorney John Nonnenmacher, who's accused of lying to a federal judge about his mom's death to delay a trial and of trying to delay disciplinary proceedings by claiming he was in the hospital for a month, was in court Thursday arguing ...
Fallon: Clinton's Lawyer Is In Constant Contact with Justice Department
Fallon: Clinton's Lawyer Is In Constant Contact with Justice Department. Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said Friday that Hillary Clinton's attorney has been in contact with the Justice Department throughout the investigation into her use of a ...
Manziel lawyer reels in other Manziel lawyer's “kiss and make up” remark
On Thursday, one of the lawyers representing unemployed quarterback Johnny Manziel said that the preferred solution to his pending charge of assaulting an ex-girlfriend would be for both sides to “kiss and make up.” Many regarded that comment as ...
Mayor de Blasio defends lawyer pick amid conflict of interest claims: 'I think there is a double standard here'
De Blasio, who is in the midst of several overlapping probes into his fund-raising, said he thought there was a “double standard” when asked if it was kosher that he hired a lawyer whose firm is involved with another case with the city. “There are ...
Raleigh lawyer falls short in latest battle with Roy Cooper
Raleigh, N.C. — A Superior Court judge ruled Friday that a Raleigh lawyer cannot force the North Carolina State Bar to investigate his misconduct complaint against Attorney General Roy Cooper, the Democratic candidate for governor. The dispute in the ...
Lawyer's Arrest in Egypt Signals Determination to Quell Criticism
CAIRO — A prominent human rights lawyer was arrested here on Thursday, joining more than 1,200 people detained after protests against the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The lawyer, Malek Adly, was arrested on a raft of charges that ...
Middle East|Egypt Rights Lawyer Arrested, Another Held at Cairo Airport
CAIRO — A prominent Egyptian rights lawyer who had raised a legal suit against the president's decision to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia was arrested early on Friday and ordered held in custody for 15 days, pending investigation into a list ...
Lawyer Duane Rhyno sees all sex-crime charges dropped
All charges against a Lower Sackville lawyer who had been accused of human trafficking and sex crimes have now been dropped, after the remaining three were thrown out today in a Kentville courtroom. Charges of sexual assault and two counts of ...
The Latest: Lawyer Says DA Correct for Ruling out Charges
An attorney for the sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a mentally ill man at his Louisiana home last year is praising authorities for reaching the "correct result" and ruling out any criminal charges against his client. Attorney Pat Magee says Sgt ...
Linda Hadad: Florida Lawyer Disgraced And Disbarred For Having Inappropriate Relationships With Inmates She Was ...
Linda Hadad: Florida Lawyer Disgraced And Disbarred For Having Inappropriate Relationships With Inmates She Was ...
Former lawyer indicted in Las Vegas on tax evasion charges
A former Utah lawyer appeared in federal court Friday in Las Vegas following his arrest on felony tax evasion charges. Craig Orrock, 68, who once lived in Las Vegas, was taken into custody in Salt Lake City last week, according to Nevada U.S. Attorney ...
Lawyer of girlfriend-stabbing suspect gets testy with judge over denied motions, asks to be booted from court
The lawyer for a Brooklyn man who savagely stabbed and chocked his ex-lover's current boyfriend in a jealous rage got into a heated argument with a judge for denying his motions. Mikhail Chernyaev, 49, is expected to go to trial Tuesday for allegedly ...
Attorney-client privilege stymies lawyer's bid to get information from Colorado Springs Utilities
Attorney-client privilege was cited as the latest reason a Monument lawyer cannot obtain air-quality information from Colorado Springs Utilities, a judge ruled this week. Leslie Weise said she sought the records because her son's charter school in ...
Johnny Manziel's lawyer had the worst possible response when asked how he wanted Manziel's case to end
Former Texas A&M and Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel sits at the back of the courtroom as defense attorney Bob Hinton, standing, confers with the prosecutor Jerry Varney after he appeared before Judge Roberto Cañas at the Frank Crowley ...
Egypt arrests lawyer opposed to giving two islands to Saudis
CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian rights lawyer who had raised a legal suit against the president's decision to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia was arrested early on Friday and ordered held in custody for 15 days, pending investigation into a ...
Lawyer Ragia Omran released following brief detention at Cairo airport
National Security agents released lawyer and human rights defender Ragia Omran after holding her in detention for three hours at Cairo International Airport on Friday evening. Omran was stopped at the airport by security upon her arrival from Jordan ...