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Lawyer for man accused of plotting slashing wants press tossed from court
The lawyer for the Queens man accused of plotting the vicious slashing of a 16-year-old Chinese exchange student last December asked the judge to throw the press out of the courtroom during his arraignment Tuesday, citing “the issues and the ...
Messi lawyer plans 'counter-attack' in trial
Lionel Messi's lawyer said the strategy is "counter-attack" as the Barcelona and Argentina forward's trial for tax fraud began in Spain. Prosecutors maintain that Messi and his father, Jorge, used tax havens in Belize and Uruguay, as well as shell ...
Council says charter commission can have its own lawyer
WESTERLY — The Charter Revision Commission will be given the option of working with an independent lawyer following action Tuesday by the Town Council. The council voted 6-1 to notify the commission that a lawyer would be made available should the ...
Tim Bosma trial: Mark Smich's lawyer makes his closing argument
Mark Smich's lawyer, Thomas Dungey, starts his closing argument Wednesday in defending his client, one of two men accused of killing Hamilton resident Tim Bosma. On the first day of closing arguments Tuesday, jurors heard the lawyer for co-accused ...
Uganda: Mbabazi Lawyer Sues Facebook in Ireland
The High court in the Republic of Ireland is this Wednesday set to start hearing a suit filed by Ugandan lawyer Fred Muwema, accusing Facebook Ireland Ltd of defamation. Through Lavelle solicitors, based in the Irish capital Dublin, Muwema says that ...
Rocket Lawyer's Charley Moore sees lawyer collaboration as the future
Moore spent a couple of years as a lawyer at the Venture Law Group, a Menlo Park, California, firm that later merged with the now-defunct Heller Ehrman. At Venture, among other matters, he represented a then-small startup consisting of about 10 ...
Lebanon police arrest lawyer over sex ring allegations
Lebanese police have arrested a prominent lawyer after he accused government officials of possible complicity in a sex trafficking ring broken up in March, Human Rights Watch said. Police detained Nabeel Al Halabi in a dawn raid on his home on Sunday ...
LIVE UPDATES: Mark Smich's lawyer makes closing argument
Mark Smich is “no boy scout,” but that doesn't make him guilty of murder, his lawyer argued Wednesday. Thomas Dungey presented his final argument to jurors at the murder trial of Smich and Dellen Millard, both of whom have pleaded not guilty to murder ...
Lawyer says ISIL defendant was just a bragging teenager; prosecutor replies: "They're not children''
Attorneys completed their closing arguments in Minnesota's ISIL recruitment trial at noon Wednesday, and jurors were expected to begin deliberating later in the afternoon. An attorney for one of the three defendants asserted earlier in the day that his ...
Did A Biglaw Lawyer Just Get Slapped By A Summer Associate?
Have you ever tried talking to a young lawyer from, say, Skadden? They're insufferably slap-worthy. But left to our imagination, we're assuming they'd just seen Hamilton — the kind of thing this firm might have the clout to pull off for its summers ...
Has becoming a lawyer changed how you go…
“Before I was an attorney, the world was riddled with rainbows and butterflies. Bad people only lived on Melrose Place, and nobody habitually lied or cheated,” Florida lawyer Jennifer Burby writes at her Champagne Supernova blog. “Being a lawyer has ...
Old Lady Lawyer: What Is An SOH?
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer In dinosaur days — those days before the Internet ruled our lives, both for good and for not so good — one way to possibly find a date, a relationship, or even marriage, was to peruse ...
Bennett Boskey, Washington lawyer, dies at 99
Bennett Boskey, whose legal career in Washington spanned 75 years beginning with a U.S. Supreme Court clerkship in 1940 and ending with the 2015 closing of his law office, died May 11 at his home in Bethesda. He was 99. The cause was congestive ...
Smich's lawyer tells Bosma trial only a 'lunatic' would kill for a truck
Only a “lunatic” would kill someone for a truck, Mark Smich's lawyer argues. In his closing arguments Wednesday, Thomas Dungey said there is no evidence to support the Crown's theory that the murder of a man over a truck had been planned for more than ...
Lebanese lawyer briefly detained for implicating officials in sex ring
Lebanese police have briefly detained a prominent lawyer after he accused government officials of possible complicity in a sex trafficking ring broken up in March, Human Rights Watch said. Police detained Nabil al-Halabi, executive director of the ...
Knoxville lawyer Stephen Burroughs arrested on boating under the influence charge
A well-known Knoxville lawyer was arrested over the weekend on a charge of boating under the influence. Stephen A. Burroughs, known for the advertisement of his law practice on more than 40 billboards and buses and hosting a "Swagfest" several years ...
Portland lawyer accused of meth, heroin possession has history of misconduct complaints
A Portland defense attorney accused of meth and heroin possession in Lincoln City denied any drug use took place while he was parked outside a casino with his client and another passenger, even after officers explained there was surveillance video of ...
LAWSUIT: University lets rape accuser bring experienced lawyer, won't let accused bring one
Lynn University let a sexual-assault accuser bring her lawyer and repeatedly “intervene” in a conduct hearing, while the accused student's adviser – his mother – had to remain silent, according to a federal lawsuit filed against the South Florida ...
Peabody's Australian mines in jeopardy despite minister's advice, says lawyer
A conveyor belt moves underground mined coal to the surface at Peabody Energy's Illinois operation near Coulterville. The bankruptcy filing of Peabody Energy raises questions about its Australian arm, an environmental lawyer says. Photograph: Seth ...
Actor. Lawyer. Lover of the arts. Her uncle defied category.
In early July of last year I received a call from Dr. Fouad, a man I didn't know, informing me that Paul Danquah, my uncle in Tangier, had been non-responsive for days, not speaking and not eating. Dr. Fouad, who'd been connected with me through the ...
Lyle Howe disciplinary hearing continues with lawyer Stan MacDonald on stand
The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society disciplinary hearing of lawyer Lyle Howe continues today. Howe has alleged he is a victim of systemic racism. He says the complaints that form the basis of the society's hearing are unfair, because other lawyers do ...
Lawyer Alan Koslow due in court today to face money-laundering charge
Broward lawyer and lobbyist Alan Koslow is due in court this morning to face a federal money-laundering conspiracy charge. Prosecutors say Koslow, 62, of Hollywood, and Susan Mohr, 57, of Delray Beach, laundered what they thought was $220,000 linked ...
I got me a Philadelphia lawyer!
I had not heard that phrase in some time. She assured me she meant well. My momentary confusion grew out of the late 20th century morphing of the term to mean a sneaky, tricky or perhaps unscrupulous lawyer. The original meaning was an attorney who ...
Justice Lawyer Who Defended Obamacare at High Court Leaving
The top Justice Department official who defended the president's health care law at the Supreme Court is leaving his job. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. is ending his five-year tenure as the administration's chief lawyer at the high court ...
A Exciting Opportunity for a Young Lawyer to Work with Hoover and Lawfare
The National Security and Law Associate is a one-year term position for an aspiring lawyer seeking to jumpstart a career in the national security field. This position will serve as the Washington DC coordinator for the activities of the Hoover ...
Lawyer: Texas Teen Recorded Rape, Fatal Attack on Girlfriend
A teenage suspect is accused of raping and fatally choking his 15-year-old girlfriend then stuffing her body in a kitchen cabinet in an abandoned Houston-area apartment. The Houston Chronicle reports ( (link) 1WYP3xL ) that court records show ...
In 1977, the CIA's top lawyer said Espionage Act shouldn't be applied to press leaks
Yesterday, the State Department declassified and released Organization and Management of Foreign Policy: 1977-80, volume 28, a Carter-era document that includes startling statements by CIA General Counsel Anthony Lapham on the role of the WWI-era ...
The Best Lawyer In The Country Will No Longer Be Your Lawyer
The Solicitor General of the United States may have the most difficult job in the legal profession. They speak with the voice of the United States of America, even though America itself speaks with a cacophony of over 300 million different voices. They ...
Bay Area Uber drivers in a worker misclassification lawsuit ask lead lawyer to step down
A group of angry Uber drivers say they've been screwed over by their own lawyers in a worker misclassification lawsuit and are asking lead attorney representing the drivers in the case, ShannonLiss-Riordan, to step down. Uber drivers filed a class ...
Troy Ave's Lawyer Pleads With The Public: 'Help Me Defend Troy'
In the aftermath of last week's shooting at a T.I. concert in New York, Troy Ave, who was shot in the leg, was arrested and charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon. As the rapper sits in the infirmary unit of Rikers Island ...
Lawyer Suspended for False Denial of Disrupting CLE Class
May 24 — A lawyer who fell asleep and started snoring during a continuing legal education program deserves the same sanction he got in Virginia—a six-month suspension—for denying it to a Virginia bar investigator, the District of Columbia Court ...
Hillary Lawyer: Don't Use DNA Evidence
The lawyer for accused killer Oral "Nick" Hillary is trying to block DNA evidence from being used against Hillary at his upcoming trial. The lawyer, Earl Ward, argues there's no real proof connecting DNA from the body of Garrett Phillips to Hillary ...
Lawyer: Campaign rhetoric not hurting Trump hotels and restaurants
A lawyer for Donald Trump says the U.S. hotels that bear his name and their premier restaurants are going strong, despite Trump's polarizing presidential campaign and his controversial public statements last year referring to illegal immigrants as ...
Clinton's Lawyer, Under Oath
Judicial Watch was granted permission to depose seven central figures, including Ms. Mills, who served as Hillary's aide at the State Department and later as her private lawyer. Mrs. Clinton claims she set up the home-brew server in an innocent act ...
Lawyer for Gold Trader From Turkey Asks Judge Not to Punish Him for Being Rich
In the eyes of his lawyer, Reza Zarrab, a wealthy gold trader from Turkey, was a prominent businessman and philanthropist who stood accused of ill-founded charges in Manhattan, and was certainly no threat to flee. But prosecutors in the office of Preet ...
Lawyer: Gophers' J Robinson did 'the right thing'
So I asked one of the top lawyers in the nation, Joe Friedberg of Minneapolis, how he sizes up the situation. “I'm afraid there's going to be a difference in my mind of what should happen and what will happen,” Friedberg said. “The law is pretty over ...
Toronto judge halts charges against man until government pays for lawyer
Nordheimer put a halt to the charges against Moodie until the government picks up the tab for his lawyer, which court heard could cost a minimum of $11,000. “It should be obvious to any outside observer that the income thresholds being used by Legal ...
Lawyer who created expungement app sees other…
When he was still a law student, Matthew Stubenberg used his programming skills to create an app that helps Maryland residents expunge their criminal records. Then when he became a lawyer and began working at Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, ...
George W. Bush's torture-justifying lawyer is worried about Trump's respect for the law
There are other precedents, said John C. Yoo, a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who took an expansive view of executive power as a lawyer in the Bush administration. “The only two other presidents I can think of who were so ...
Lawyer charged in coffee-tossing, punch-throwing incident outside a Center City Starbucks
Yvonne Montgomery, a lawyer at the Tucker Law Group, was charged with simple assault, terroristic threats and related offenses in connection with an April 25, 2016, incident outside the Starbucks at 1600 Arch Street in Center City in which she ...
Lawyer: Egypt can't be trusted to respect hijacker's rights
NICOSIA, Cyprus — A lawyer for an Egyptian airline hijacker fighting extradition from Cyprus argued Friday that his client would not receive a fair trial in Egypt because its government was undemocratic and could not be trusted. Seif Eddin Mustafa ...
Aspiring lawyer caught with £45000-worth of high-strength cocaine grins outside court and wipes away tears as she is ...
Aspiring lawyer caught with £45000-worth of high-strength cocaine grins outside court and wipes away tears as she is ...
How a South Florida lawyer rose in clout before federal sting snared him
The Florida Supreme Court suspended Koslow from practicing law for 45 days and required him to pass a legal ethics exam before he could resume working as a lawyer. He said he learned from the experience and the Florida Bar has taken no disciplinary ...
Paula Simons: Suspended Edmonton lawyer puts Alberta legal system to the test
Beaver was one of the city's leading criminal lawyers, with a practice so lucrative that when he and his common-law wife separated in 2014 he was ordered to pay her $12,000 a month of support. His prominent clients ranged from a Conservative MP to a TV ...
I'm Not A Lawyer, But I Play One On TV
Though the show only lasted one season on Fox, in what TV show did Fred Savage (yup, that's Kevin Arnold from The Wonder Years) play a lawyer? Hint: Savage plays Stewart Sanderson, a lawyer with a more artistic brother, who works at a small law ...
Taxi driver killer's lawyer wants him removed from death row
A high-profile murder case will go before the state Supreme Court in Tallahassee Thursday. Paul Durousseau's new lawyer wants him to be removed from death row, based on the U.S. Supreme Court's Hurst ruling that found Florida's death penalty law ...
Lawyer asks judge to reconsider decision to oust her in Labrie case
CONCORD — The lawyer disqualified from representing Owen Labrie, the former St. Paul's School senior convicted of sexually assaulting a freshman girl, in his quest for a new trial, has asked the judge to reconsider kicking her off the case. Attorney ...
Lawyer for Convicted Terror Defendant Disappointed By Result
Just like any lawyer who just lost a case he's disappointed with the result. "I really felt and I think most of the defendants in this case really felt like there was a lot of overreaching by the government. In particular the conspiracy to commit ...
Defence lawyer compares man on trial for alleged student sex attacks to 'accused celebrity'
The lawyer defending a man accused of sex attacks on two students compared his plight to that of an accused celebrity as he urged jurors not to 'condemn him on suspicion alone'. Zubair Pervez, 21, is accused of going into a teenager's room at a ...
Bass Berry lures Baker Donelson lawyer
They looked at who was available, and narrowed their focus to two lawyers. One was Oscar Thomas, a former Bass Berry securities lawyer who had left to become business affairs vice president for a tech company located near Los Angeles. And the other was ...