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Lawyer expresses confidence that Agholor won't be charged
Criminal defense lawyers, with the exception of Al Pacino in And Justice For All, always proclaim their clients' innocence after charges are brought. As it relates to Eagles receiver Nelson Agholor, the proclamation of innocence is coming before the ...
Las Vegas jail inmate appeals sentence imposed while lawyer was handcuffed
Deputy Public Defender Zohra Bakhtary tried to argue on May 23 that Daniel Fernandez, 29, should not be put behind bars, but Hafen already had told her to “be quiet.” After Bakhtary proceeded to interject, the judge ordered a court marshal to place her ...
Ukrainian Lawyer For Russian Prisoner Says Kyiv Leaders Libeled Her
The Ukrainian lawyer for former Russian prisoner Yevgeny Yerofeyev has filed a libel lawsuit against Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Ukraine's chief military prosecutor Anatoliy Matios. The suit filed by attorney Oksana Sokolovska on June 10 ...
Lying lawyer dodged court after 'tripping on a dog bone'
A Brooklyn lawyer accused of using every excuse in the book to skip out on court — including a near-death mom and various undocumented hospital stays — has been scolded now for claiming he injured himself tripping on a dog bone. For the second time ...
'I'll be more useful in exile than prison' - Saudi rights lawyer
Faced with a hard choice: a long prison sentence in their country, or self-imposed exile, two Saudi lawyers who represented political dissidents had to make a difficult decision. They chose exile. Despite promises of more general reforms, Taha al Haji ...
Lawyer Walid Nassar assaulted, injured by police officer in Rashid
Head of the Lawyers Syndicate Sameh Ashour was ordered to form a crisis management committee following the assault of a lawyer in the city of Rashid. Walid Nassar, a lawyer based in Rashid and lawyer for one of the housing associations in Beheira, met ...
McClellan: Man works against his lawyer in court
He squinted because he has been without his glasses since he threw them at his lawyer during his trial last month for assault. He was upset with his lawyer, John Stobbs, because he wanted Stobbs to look at something and Stobbs, intent on preparing for ...
Lawyer Says Qatar Detained Dutch Woman Who Reported Rape
A Dutch woman who told Qatari police she had been drugged and raped in March has been in government detention ever since on unclear charges, a lawyer said Saturday. The Dutch Embassy in Qatar confirmed the woman remained held ahead of a ...
Child death case delayed as lawyer change occurs
QUEENSBURY — The Johnsburg man who was charged with murder in the March death of his weeks-old daughter has a new lawyer, and the change in counsel has resulted in a delay in the case proceeding. Nicholas D. Jones has a new court-appointed ...
Case Ends With Reprimand For Lawyer On Rowland's 'Fictitious Contract'
Two years after being classified as an "unindicted co-conspirator" in a campaign-financing scheme that led to former Gov. John G. Rowland's criminal conviction, the lawyer who drafted what prosecutors called a "fictitious" consulting contract that ...
How to find lawyer to handle estate planning
Clients: "What types of clients do you normally work with?" Look for assets, situations, ages and needs similar to yours. A lawyer whose practice is built around hundreds of small clients will have a different focus than a lawyer who specializes in ...
Former lawyer and civic leader given clemency hearing
Former Lake County lawyer Bruce Duncan has been granted an opportunity to plead his case for an early release from prison more than four years after being sentenced in a DUI manslaughter case. In October 2011, Circuit Judge Michael Takac stuck to state ...
Prominent lawyer Norm Cuddy dead at 66
From getting wrongfully convicted Thomas Sophonow acquitted of murder a final time to representing the family of two murdered sisters during the inquest into their deaths, lawyer Norm Cuddy was a force in and out of the courtroom. He died Monday at his ...
Politics|America's Appellate Lawyer Recaps 5 Years of Legal 'High Drama'
WASHINGTON — “I really felt like the roof had caved in on me,” Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. said the other day, recalling the low point of his five years as the Obama administration's top appellate lawyer. Mr. Verrilli, 58, is preparing to ...
Lawyer says Qatar detained Dutch woman who reported rape
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dutch woman who told Qatari police she had been drugged and raped in March has been in government detention ever since on unclear charges, a lawyer said Saturday. The Dutch Embassy in Qatar confirmed the ...
Group wants Vegas judge sanctioned for handcuffing lawyer
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A defense attorneys' group wants a judicial oversight panel to discipline a Las Vegas judge for ordering a public defender handcuffed in court last month when she wouldn't stop arguing to keep a client out of jail. Nevada Attorneys for ...
Lawyer for victim in WPI rape case challenges school on legal strategy
Rather, the school said, it is being litigated by lawyers from AIG, the school's insurance provider in 2012. Although AIG no longer insures the school, its attorney David W. McGough is the lead lawyer representing WPI in the suit, according to court ...
ACLU Lawyer Sounds Off on 'Islamophobia,' Blames Christian Right for Orlando Carnage
Other reports reveal that the terror cell has claimed responsibility for the mass murder. The facts haven't stopped some, however, from blaming the carnage on the "Christian right." Chase Strangio, a lawyer for the ACLU's LGBT & AIDS Project, is ...
Lawyer: Cabinet post for Marcos an admission of defeat
That was how election lawyer Romulo Macalintal described any move by Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos to accept a Cabinet position while contesting the victory of Rep. Leni Robredo in the vice presidential race. Macalintal said Marcos' acceptance ...
Timaru lawyer censured by New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal.
Gresson, Dorman and Co partner Kenneth Selwyn Grave has also been ordered to pay fines and costs totalling $38,690 by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. Although the tribunal found Grave to be "by all accounts a careful ...
Lawyer who defended Sanford tries to get license back
The attorney who convinced 14-year-old Davontae Sanford to plead guilty to four drug house murders he didn't commit is trying to get his law license back after it was suspended for breaking into his ex-girlfriend's house. Robert Slameka also lost his ...
Police in China Want Rights Lawyer Prosecuted on Subversion Charges
BEIJING — The Chinese police have recommended prosecution on a charge of subversion for Zhou Shifeng, a prominent lawyer whose arrest last year formed the focus of a campaign to discredit and dissolve networks of rights-focused defense lawyers who ...
Laverne Cox talks new role as a lawyer on CBS' 'Doubt'
Famed transgender actress Laverne Cox says a deep love for the 2001 comedy has helped her become fluent in legal jargon — which she needs while starring in a new CBS legal drama. “You know 'Legally Blonde' is one of my favorite movies of all time,” ...
How a quiet, wonky lawyer became South Africa's corruption-buster
JOHANNESBURG — It's not every day that a constitutional lawyer gets treated like a rock star. But at South African President Jacob Zuma's State of the Union address in February, reporters jostled to hear what Thulisile Madonsela had to say about it ...
Tajik Lawyer Dies After Second Son Jailed
DUSHANBE -- A Tajik lawyer who represented a prominent opposition figure has died 10 days after his second son was sent to prison on what he said were trumped-up charges. Ishoq Tabarov, 61, died in a Dushanbe clinic on June 12. His wife, Zuhro ...
Lawyer of Jailed Tajik Opposition Politician Dies
Ishoq Tabarov, a 61-year old Tajik lawyer who represented jailed businessman-cum-politician Zaid Saidov, died in Dushanbe on June 12. Tabarov's death comes only 10 days after his second son, Daler, was sentenced by a court in Vahdat to six months in ...
Robservations: Chicago Public Media adds in-house lawyer
For more than two years WBEZ FM 91.5 listeners have been waiting for new programming from the Chicago Public Media station. Instead they've seen reductions in locally produced broadcast content, cancellation of several local podcasts and expansions in ...
China Set to Prosecute Top Lawyer Amid Ongoing Crackdown
Tianjin police have passed the case of Zhou Shifeng, the detained head of the Beijing Fengrui law firm, to state prosecutors in the city, fellow rights lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan told RFA on Monday. "His family told me this, and they were told by the lawyer ...
PWC lawyer: Cary is 'giving away water that they do not have'
Keith Kapp, a lawyer for the PWC, told Overby the state commission's decision was premature and based on flawed conclusions. At the time of the decision last year, Kapp said, the state was reviewing another round of Jordan Lake water allocations and ...
Lawyer says Alvarez family in constant contact with LCSO
The family of missing 9-year-old Diana Alvarez is confident that law enforcement agencies are doing everything they can to find the San Carlos Park girl. Diana disappeared from her Unique Circle home at the Sheltering Pines mobile home neighborhood ...
Lawyer for defendant accused of murdering Amanda Plasse worried about getting fair jury
SPRINGFIELD — The lawyer for murder defendant Dennis Rosa-Roman on Monday said prospective jurors must be extensively questioned about what they have heard about his client's case. Rosa-Roman is charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of ...
Lawyer who represented freed Detroit teen wants license back
An attorney who represented a Detroit teenager when he was sent to prison for murder is trying to get his law license reinstated at a time when the convictions have been overturned and the young man is free after eight years. Robert Slameka's license ...
Deputy charged in shooting death thought he was protecting lives, his lawyer says
Broward sheriff's Deputy Peter Peraza believed that he was protecting lives that were in imminent danger when he shot and killed Jermaine McBean on July 31, 2013, his lawyer told a Broward judge Monday. Peraza's lawyer, Eric Schwartzreich, is asking ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Government Trying to Smear Congressman
Defense lawyers for a Pennsylvania congressman on trial in Philadelphia accuse the Justice Department of smearing a long-time public servant through the racketeering case. Closing arguments are underway in the monthlong trial of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Government trying to smear congressman
Justice Department lawyer Jonathan Kravis has finished his closing argument in racketeering trial of the 11-term Philadelphia Democrat. Defense lawyers are set to begin their closing arguments Monday afternoon. Kravis says businessman Herb Vederman ...
What Every Estate Planning Lawyer Wants You To Know About Death And Dying
I tend to think about death and dying quite often. Recently, several close friends were diagnosed with cancer and it brought up this topic in my mind again. However, the one event that really forced me to pause and consider this topic was a recent ...
Liberal government breaking pension pledge to injured veterans: lawyer
In documents filed with the British Columbia Court of Appeal on Monday, the lawyer for the six veterans involved in the lawsuit is asking the court to refuse the government's request that the court rule on an appeal in the case. He says the Liberal ...
Black Lives Matter lawyer fights NYPD, DA prosecution agreement
The NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney's office have agreed to let police play prosecutor in what defense lawyers say is a blatant attempt to chill the right to protest. The Daily News in January reported the NYPD was fed up with the money the ...
Axe killing suspect's lawyer also got Shrien Dewani off the hook
A 21-year-old suspect arrested a day ago in connection with the triple axe murder of the Van Breda family has arrived at court in Stellenbosch on Tuesday with his lawyer‚ advocate Pieter Botha. Botha was the junior in the Shrien Dewani trial‚ which saw ...
Lawyer of Hissene Habre calls for his immediate release
Hissene Habre's lawyer has called for his immediate release after the Extraordinary African Chambers sentenced the former Chadian president to life in prison for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The lawyer who is not among the defense lawyers ...
Incendiary Memoir by Chinese Rights Lawyer Reaches Bookshelves Abroad
HONG KONG — A book written by Gao Zhisheng, a Chinese human rights lawyer who spent years in prison, has made it out of China and been published in Taiwan. In the 446-page book, Mr. Gao describes his time as a prisoner from 2009 to 2014, when he ...
Bahrain court closes down main opposition group: lawyer
Lawyer Abdallah al-Shamlawi said the court also set an October date for a hearing into dissolving al-Wefaq. The move came a day after authorities detained one of the country's leading rights activists. Sunni-ruled Bahrain was rocked by mass protests by ...
Lawyer links shooting outside Springfield courthouse to shots fired at home of defendant's parents
But during Monday's hearing, defense lawyer Jon Helpa said the case was rooted in gang rivalries — and possibly linked to a shooting at Montgomery's parents' home six days before. Between five and seven shots were reportedly fired into 27 Ontario St ...
The Best Thing A Young Lawyer Can Do Is Learn Technology
Not long after the short-lived joy of the bump to 160, the economy tanked, and I realized that I would now be competing not just with my classmates, but with all of the underemployed first-, second-, and third-year lawyers who knew more about ...
Lawyer: Caz man can't get a fair murder trial since other suspects are all dead
Syracuse, NY -- A Cazenovia man can't get a fair trial in the 1988 murder of his ex-girlfriend because at least four other possible suspects are all dead, a lawyer argued today. It's impossible to give Hector Rivas, 64, a fair shake for a murder that ...
Limbaugh: Obama Sounds Like A 'Defense Lawyer' For Terrorists [AUDIO]
“You know, when there's a suspect, you got a defense lawyer saying, 'Well, there's no conclusive evidence here. We're still looking for a motive. We haven't found the right motive.' Obama comes out after every one of these things, every one of these ...
Forget About Calling A Lawyer Or Anyone At All If You're In An Immigration Detention Facility
When he was 10 years old, Audley Lyon moved from Jamaica to the United States. He grew up here, fell in love, married a U.S. citizen, and served honorably in the U.S. Air Force. Then Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) locked him up. It should ...
Now Peter Thiel's Lawyer Wants to Silence Reporting on Trump's Hair
Last week, Thiel's lawyer-for-hire, Charles J. Harder, sent Gawker a letter on behalf of Ivari International's owner and namesake, Edward Ivari, in which Harder claims that Feinberg's story was “false and defamatory,” invaded Ivari's privacy ...
Lawyer convicted in brutal home invasion in McLean
A Virginia attorney was convicted Tuesday of taking a law firm partner and his wife hostage in their upscale McLean home in 2014 and then slashing both of their throats as part of a revenge plot. A Fairfax County jury deliberated for over seven hours ...
Under Pressure, Lawyer For Uber Drivers Slashes Her Fees
The lawyer representing Uber drivers in the historic settlement — which could total as much as $100 million — is under attack. Critics and even the judge in the case say attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan may not be fighting hard enough, and that she may ...