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Sapulpa Man Wants To Fire Lawyer, Seek Insanity Defense For Murder Charge
In motions filed with the court, Creech also wants to fire his lawyer and represent himself. In his motion seeking an insanity defense, Creech says he wants the court to allow him to use State funds to consult with his own psychological expert for an ...
Lawyer shares hilarious list of 'typical responses' displayed at Sydney police station
Celebrity lawyer Christopher Murphy has shared a hilarious list of 'typical' answers that was displayed at the front desk of a Sydney police station. Mr Murphy posted a picture of a sign he said hung at Paddington police station for more than a decade ...
Lawyer: Port Chester firefighters to sue over petition
PORT CHESTER - Whether the public gets to vote on the abolishment of the paid fire department will likely be decided in the courts. Eight career firefighters who lost their jobs in May handed the village clerk a 485-page petition with 4,354 signatures ...
Detained Chinese lawyer wins Ludovic Trarieux rights prize
Chinese lawyer Wang Yu, facing a possible life sentence in China, was on Saturday awarded the prestigious Ludovic Trarieux Prize for her work defending human rights, organisers announced in Athens on Saturday. Wang, arrested in July 2015, is one of an ...
Thomas McCloskey dies; school athlete, lawyer was 70
Thomas McCloskey, a standout athlete during his school years, and a successful lawyer who spent most of his life in Lloyd Harbor, died in Virginia in Apri. (Credit: Thomas McCloskey, a standout athlete during his school years, and a successful lawyer ...
Marco Rubio recommends Obama nominate this lawyer for federal judge – then blocks her when he does
Mary Barzee Flores, a lawyer from Miami and former state judge, was tapped by President Barack Obama to fill a federal bench vacancy more than a year ago. And while Rubio has only months left before he leaves the U.S. Senate, he now refuses to clear ...
Old-fashioned Courtesies Between a Judge and Lawyer Are Allowed
I am a district judge. A lawyer who appears frequently in my courtroom has received several parking tickets and has failed to pay them. They are now about to go to a warrant. Is it improper for me to call the lawyer and ask him to come in and pay the ...
Charlottesville Lawyer Reflects on Friendship with Muhammad Ali
For a time the boxer lived in Nelson County and his lawyer said Ali always loved coming back to visit. “He came here and had a place, he really was renting a place in Nelson County,” said Ronald Tweel, Ali's lawyer and friend. Charlottesville native ...
Detained Chinese lawyer wins Ludovic Trarieux human rights prize
Her husband, a lawyer, is also in custody while her 16-year-old son is under police surveillance. In choosing Wang, the jury wanted to “hail the courage” of a woman who “decided that she could no longer keep her mouth shut” despite the danger of ...
Obama's Supreme Court Lawyer Helped Take Down DOMA And End Marriage Bans
WASHINGTON — After arguing 33 cases at the Supreme Court as the federal government's top appellate lawyer, Donald Verrilli Jr. will be stepping down later this month. A major part of his legacy will be the role he played in helping to bring down the ...
Prosecution of human rights lawyer continues over anti-torture bill
“On my way to North Giza court to be investigated by a judge over drafting an anti-torture bill, [I am] accused of founding an illegitimate group among other [charges],” tweeted human rights lawyer Negad El-Borai on Sunday. This was the sixth time El ...
Nairobi lawyer rejects plea to drop tycoon's case
A lawyer has declined to disqualify himself from representing a couple in a multi-billion shilling property row at the Milimani law courts. Lawyer Karathe Wandugi is acting for Mr Mohan Galot and his wife Santosh Galot in case where the family is ...
Jawahar Bagh: 'Delhi lawyer' tops list in cost records kept by cult
A large part of its expenditure comprised fees of a “Vakeel Dilliwale (Delhi lawyer)”, as cases were slapped against the Sena by the local police. In just over a week in 2014, the book says, the organisation paid Rs 84,000, Rs 25,000, Rs 7,000 and Rs 4 ...
The Lawyer Awards: Meet the Litigation Team of the Year shortlist
The Lawyer Awards' Litigation Team of the Year is one of the most coveted prizes in the UK disputes market. In just a few short weeks a new team will be crowned champions, joining an impressive list of previous victors. Clyde & Co triumphed last year ...
Wilson-Raybould's assisted dying warnings don't tell full story: lawyer
But the federal justice minister hasn't told the full story of how E.F. -- a 58-year-old Alberta woman who died last week --obtained judicial approval to end her suffering with medical help, according to the woman's lawyer, Trista Caley. To hear Wilson ...
Human Rights Lawyer Amal Clooney To Speak At Women World Changers Summit In October
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is scheduled to visit Sydney and speak at the Women World Changers Summit at The Star hotel on Oct. 12. For a meet and greet with the lawyer, a VIP fee of $2,200 is being charged, while $1,100 is the price for a regular ...
Uganda: Lawyer Accused of Forging Documents
Kampala — Prosecution witnesses last Friday testified in court that a lawyer, Mr Ronald Munyani, forged documents to claim pay for work he reportedly never did. Mr Pierluigi Floretta, the country director of International Group for Technical ...
Married City lawyer accused of sexually assaulting barrister outside train station 'has charges dropped'
A married City lawyer who was accused of sexually assaulting a female barrister outside a London train station will allegedly face no further action. Graeme Stening, 52, was arrested by police alongside the woman after members of the public claimed ...
Trial lawyer Michael Steinger raises $211500 in 3 weeks for state Senate bid
As one might expect from a personal injury lawyer, Steinger raised $25,250 from chiropractors, $12,500 from MRI centers and more than $50,000 from other physicians and medical service providers. He got $37,280 from other lawyers. Democrats hold a ...
Bar Association to Pursue Action Against Sara Netanyahu's Lawyer
A statement by the ethics committee on Sunday declared that Cohen's comments were inconsistent with the code of ethics that applies to lawyers, and noted that disciplinary action against him was being considered, subject to a hearing. Cohen was given ...
Bar association summons Netanyahus' lawyer for disciplinary hearing
The association, which has legal authority to discipline and disbar lawyers over ethical matters, said it would not tolerate such statements toward a judge. “Incitement and slander toward [Proginin], who has no way of responding, cannot be accepted ...
Sorry, #NeverTrumpers: Local lawyer won't run for president
"Here's a sentence I never thought I'd type: After days of prayer, reflection and serious study of the possibilities, I am not going to run as an independent candidate for president of the United States," French wrote. With many conservatives ...
Yeshivas won't voluntarily allow inspections: Lawyer
The 16 yeshivas targeted for fire and safety inspections today will not consent, setting the stage for a confrontation with the Rockland county executive, who has vowed to seek court orders to enter the buildings. Dennis Lynch, the attorney for the ...
Lawyer exits partnership at 275-attorney firm to take lead role in consumer law practice
After a decade defending institutional clients in lending and debt-collection cases, Florida lawyer George Andrews decided it was time for a change. So he gave up his partnership in 275-attorney Shutts & Bowen and his 21st-floor office. Last month he ...
Leading Questions: A Chat with PETA Lawyer Jeff Kerr
As the top lawyer for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Jeff Kerr, 53, has spent the past two decades trying to using the law to create a safer world for animals. Law Blog spoke with Washington, D.C.-based Mr. Kerr about how his 20-lawyer ...
Detained Chinese Lawyer Wins Award Amid Calls For Pressure on Human Rights
As U.S. and Chinese officials met in Beijing to discuss human rights amid calls for greater pressure on the ruling Chinese Communist Party, detained lawyer Wang Yu was awarded a European prize for her work defending the rights of her clients. Wang Yu ...
Kenyan woman died taking 'selfies with a gun', says lawyer of Briton arrested on suspicion of her murder
A woman who died at the mansion of a wealthy British businessman in Kenya accidentally shot herself while taking selfies with his gun, his lawyer has claimed. Former Deloitte executive Richard Alden, 52, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and ...
Lawyer for accused murderer gets dressed down in Guelph court
The lawyer for a Guelph man accused of first-degree murder got a dressing down in a Guelph courtroom Monday. But he wasn't there to witness it. The accused, Sean Wade Haverty, 49, made an appearance in Guelph Superior Court to set a date for a ...
Lawyer: Man loses eye after being stunned in face by police
MIAMI – The attorney for a man being investigated in the disappearance of his girlfriend and her daughter says his client has lost his right eye after being stunned in the face by police. Miami Beach attorney Michael Grieco told The Miami Herald ...
Lawyer: Man Loses Eye After Being Stunned in Face by Police
The attorney for a man being investigated in the disappearance of his girlfriend and her daughter says his client has lost his right eye after being stunned in the face by police. Miami Beach attorney Michael Grieco told The Miami Herald (http://goo.gl ...
Man Charged With Killing Officer Trying to Hire Lawyer
Welch said his family was working on hiring a lawyer, and the judge set a Wednesday hearing to find out who the lawyer is. Welch, of Memphis, is being held without bond on charges including first-degree murder, vehicular homicide, attempted first ...
Shkreli smirks through eighth “not guilty” as lawyer successfully delays trial
Martin Shkreli, the infamous ex-pharmaceutical executive known for hiking the price of a life-saving drug, pled not guilty Monday to yet another criminal charge. The charge stems from an alleged Ponzi-like scheme in which he swindled his former ...
Running a Brexit Poll? Call Your Lawyer First, Says Watchdog
Any banks or hedge funds thinking of commissioning voting-day polls into Britain's referendum on membership of the European Union should speak to a lawyer first, the woman in charge of running the referendum warned. Polling companies have said ...
Actions speak louder than Trump: His own lawyer said “the judge is doing his job” in Trump U. case
Just three weeks before Donald Trump triggered a national firestorm over his claims that U.S. Judge Gonzalo Curiel was biased against him because of his Mexican heritage, his lead lawyer in the Trump University case praised Curiel for a “sound decision ...
State Department official's lawyer repeatedly objects to questions on Clinton's email during deposition
A lawyer for a top State Department official repeatedly objected to questions about Hillary Clinton's private email address during a deposition earlier this month. The transcript, released on Monday by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch ...
Richard Allen's lawyer claims 'mistress' accidentally shot herself while posing for SELFIE
The lawyer of a British businessman accused of murdering his 'mistress' at his luxury home in Kenya has protested his innocence claiming the woman accidentally shot herself while taking a selfie with a gun. Richard Alden, 53, appeared in court ...
The Chinese lawyer who had his clothes ripped off in court
Plenty of Chinese lawyers have been harassed, detained, even jailed in China but the photograph of one with his clothes reportedly torn off him by police has drawn plenty of attention in China. Wu Liangshu stood in the Qingxiu District Court wearing ...
Boyfriend of missing Doral mother loses eye to police Taser, lawyer says
The man at the center of the investigation into a missing Doral woman and her daughter lost his right eye after he was shot in the face with a police Taser stun gun, his newly hired lawyer said Monday. Last Friday, Miami-Dade police confronted a ...
Attorney John Fuller subject of Baton Rouge lawyer's ethics complaint
Prominent New Orleans defense attorney John Fuller is the subject of an ethics complaint filed by a Baton Rouge lawyer over a recent jailhouse meeting Fuller had with his client without the other lawyer's knowledge or permission. (Ken Daley, NOLA.com ...
Did Nick Gordon Kill Bobbi Kristina? Lawyer Fires Back After Bobby Brown Accuses Him Of Murder
Gordon's lawyers have responded to Bobby Brown's claims, denying their client's guilt. Jose Baez released a statement to People in which he maintained that Gordon is “innocent.” The statement called for an end to the on-going speculation about both ...
Rights group calls on Egypt to drop charges against lawyer
CAIRO – Human Rights Watch is calling on Egypt's government to drop charges against a rights lawyer and halt the investigation of two judges who jointly drafted an anti-torture law. Lawyer Negad Borai has been questioned several times by an ...
Rights Group Calls on Egypt to Drop Charges Against Lawyer
Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called on Egypt to drop charges against a rights lawyer and halt the investigation of two senior judges who jointly drafted an anti-torture law. Lawyer Negad Borai has been questioned several times by an investigating ...
Gold Coast lawyer Briana Ioannides arrested for fifth time in eight months
Ioannides, 26, was arrested in May after police stormed an apartment at Broadbeach on Queensland's Gold Coast during a drug raid. Criminal lawyer Briana Ioannides (pictured) was arrested overnight for allegedly breaking her court imposed late-night ...
IRS says Brooksville lawyer owes millions in taxes on offshore earnings
BROOKSVILLE — Brooksville lawyer Tom Hogan Jr. and a longtime business partner, R. Victor Taglia, are fighting off claims that they owe a total of about $20 million in taxes on more than $50 million dollars the Internal Revenue Service says was ...
Lawyer: Prosecutors make plea deals to in gang leader's case
RALEIGH, N.C. – Federal prosecutors say an imprisoned gang leader known as "The Godfather" ordered the kidnapping of the North Carolina assistant district attorney who put him away for life. Attorneys described their cases Tuesday in the trial of ...
Lawyer: Prosecutors Make Plea Deals to in Gang Leader's Case
Federal prosecutors say an imprisoned gang leader known as "The Godfather" ordered the kidnapping of the North Carolina assistant district attorney who put him away for life. Attorneys described their cases Tuesday in the trial of 51-year-old Kelvin ...
Post's call to Mimran's lawyer reveals he supports PM's story over his billionaire client
Maitre Schnerb, the lawyer for Arnaud Mimran, on Tuesday told The Jerusalem Post that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's version of events over a controversial fund transfer was correct and that his French billionaire client may have made a mistake in ...
Boston real estate lawyer jumps to Greenberg Traurig
A veteran real estate lawyer known for handling complicated deals has joined Greenberg Traurig LLP after more than three decades at Brown Rudnick LLP. Edward Hershfield, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig's Boston office, has built up a specialty in ...
Imprisoned NFL star Aaron Hernandez meets with Casey Anthony's lawyer
The gossip website TMZ caught up to Puerto Rican lawyer José Baez after he met with Hernandez at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center on Monday. The site claimed that Hernandez is considering appealing his life sentence for the murder of Odin ...
Lawyer vs. lawyer: John Henry Browne at war with nemesis — for all to see
Koehler, who served as the state Trial Lawyers Association's president from 2007 to 2008 and lectures at the University of Washington Law School, explained in the post that Browne's remarks, including one sent while she grieved her mother's recent ...