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Lawyer: Kane's accusers 'will say whatever they need to protect themselves'
Kane's lawyers insist she had no direct involvement in the illegal leak of confidential documents from a 2009 investigation of a Philadelphia civil rights leader, J. Whyatt Mondesire - documents that prosecutors say she believed would suggest that Fina ...
'Making A Murderer': Steven Avery's Lawyer Says He'll Have His Conviction Overturned As Well
Avery's appeal lawyer and wrongful conviction specialist Kathleen Zellner also saw him that day and told WISN News “We fully expected this outcome from an unbiased court that carefully examined his confession. I was just visiting Steven Avery, and he ...
North Carolina Shooting Victim's Family Hires Lawyer
The family of a black North Carolina man shot to death in a neighborhood confrontation in Raleigh has hired the lawyer representing two other black men who were killed by white police officers. State Rep. Justin Bamberg of South Carolina says he is ...
North Carolina shooting victim's family hires lawyer
RALEIGH, N.C. – The family of a black North Carolina man shot to death in a neighborhood confrontation in Raleigh has hired the lawyer representing two other black men who were killed by white police officers. State Rep. Justin Bamberg of South ...
This Lawyer Bot Will Be Happy to Solve Your Housing Problems
Remember the DoNotPay bot? The world's first “robot lawyer” (that we know of, I have questions about some of the attorneys I've met) made a name for itself disputing hundreds and thousands of parking tickets in London and New York City. Creator Joshua ...
Report: Lawyer's HOF Game settlement offer includes $450 per fan
Lawyer Tom Avenatti is doing his best to make sure fans are properly compensated for losses that stemmed from the NFL's bungling of the Hall of Fame Game earlier this month. The annual preseason exhibition was supposed to be played between the Green ...
Alleged fake teen doctor's lawyer eyeing insanity defense
Alleged fake teen doctor's lawyer eyeing insanity defense. By Associated Press Monday, August 15th 2016. Malachi_Love_Robinson_2.PNG. The trial of a Florida teenager accused of pretending to be a doctor and stealing money from an elderly patient is ...
Conviction tossed for 'Making a Murderer' suspect; lawyer's conduct was 'inexcusable,' judge says
Duffin also said the conduct of Dassey's initial defense lawyer, Leonard Kachinsky,was “inexcusable both tactically and ethically.” But Dassey's lawyers had not pressed a claim of ineffective assistance on the initial appeal, Duffin said, and he could ...
After 21 of his clients received the death penalty, lawyer won't take any more capital cases
Houston lawyer Jerry Guerinot says he is tired of being pilloried over his work in capital cases. After four decades of handling death-penalty trials, 71-year-old Guerinot tells the Associated Press he won't be taking any more of those cases. And there ...
John Wiley Price lawyer says prosecutor's latest allegation could taint jury pool and stymie defense
Junker said the government has provided defense lawyers with its evidence and that the defendants have "sought to delay their obligations." He said Price and Nealy have yet to give the government "a single page." Baccus-Lobel said the government had no ...
SJC rules drunken drivers have no right to lawyer before Breathalyzer test
A driver does not have the right to consult a lawyer before taking a Breathalyzer test, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled Monday in a Berkshire County case. "There is no right to counsel... at the time an individual is deciding whether to submit to a ...
Now Can We Talk About Solutions To Lawyer Misery?
Lawyers are fantastic at researching, studying, and thinking about problems. We love forming committees, subcommittees, and sub-subcommittees to further discuss the best way to address a problem. This also happens when thinking about addressing the ...
Lawyer for Rasheem Dubose faces 91-day suspension for conduct in case
A prominent Jacksonville lawyer is facing a 91-day suspension for his conduct in the case of Rasheem Dubose, sentenced to death for the death of 8-year-old DreShawna Davis. Richard Kuritz, one of the most well-known criminal defense attorneys in ...
Lawyer for Rasheem Dubose, man sentenced to death in 2006 killing of DreShawna Davis, facing suspension
A prominent Jacksonville lawyer is facing a 91-day suspension for his conduct in the case of Rasheem Dubose, sentenced to death for the killing of 8-year-old DreShawna Davis. Richard Kuritz, one of the most well-known criminal defense attorneys in ...
Prosecutors obtained video recordings of lawyer-inmate meetings, hearing reveals
Prosecutors obtained video recordings of lawyers meeting with their prisoner clients that were made by the Corrections Corporation of America and turned over in response to a grand jury subpoena, testimony revealed at a hearing before a federal judge ...
Attorney: FBI conned engineer into talking without a lawyer
"Ho repeatedly attempted to justify his situation, at which point agents reminded Ho he had preferred to speak with a lawyer and prohibited Ho from making incriminating statements," the report stated. The agents then went on to list things Ho allegedly ...
Fatal boat crash suspect has new lawyer, case postponed
LAKE GEORGE — The Lake George man who faces felony charges for the July 25 boat collision that killed an 8-year-old girl on Lake George has hired a new lawyer and gotten his case postponed indefinitely, pending a grand jury review. Alexander M. West ...
Nashville lawyer gets jail time, 10 years probation
A Nashville personal injury lawyer will stay in jail until late October then serve 10 years under supervision for stealing more than $330,000 from his clients, according to a judge's order. John L. Lowery, 50, was taken into custody in late July when ...
What Brendan Dassey's first lawyer just said about his overturned conviction will upset you
You probably heard last week that Brendan Dassey, the 16-year-old cousin of Steven Avery from Netflix's Making a Murderer series, had his conviction overturned. Federal Judge William Duffin found that Dassey's constitutional rights had been violated ...
The robo-lawyer that appealed $4M in parking tickets is now helping the homeless
You may have heard of DoNotPay, the free “robot lawyer” created by 19-year-old British computer whiz Joshua Browder, which has so far helped appeal $4 million worth of parking tickets without the need for expensive legal fees. Well, Browder is at it ...
Medway: Lawyer will not suppress evidence
DEDHAM — A lawyer representing a Medway man facing dozens of weapons charges said Monday that the defense team will not submit a motion to suppress evidence that was found in his home from being used in his trial. Alexander L'Esperance, 49, faces ...
Lawyer seeks $30 million over courthouse fight - The Orange ...
Lawyer seeks $30 million over courthouse fight - The Orange ...
The Latest: Lawyer Says Kane Will Make Job Decision Soon
Defense lawyers for Pennsylvania's convicted attorney general say she'll decide within days whether to resign from office before her term expires in January. Lawyer Gerald Shargel calls the guilty verdict on all nine counts against Democratic Attorney ...
How to tell a shining knight of a lawyer from an ambulance chaser
Which takes us straight to this week's reported news that the Birmingham lawyer Phil Shiner's Public Interest Lawyers firm is closing its doors after the Legal Aid Agency ruled that it would no longer have access to legal aid funds. The move follows ...
Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania top lawyer, to face prison
The top law enforcement official in the US state of Pennsylvania has been convicted of several crimes after she leaked documents critical of a rival. Kathleen Kane, was found guilty of all nine counts including conspiracy, official oppression and ...
Robert Burton murder trial postponed while he seeks new lawyer
The murder trial of an Abbot man charged with killing his former girlfriend in 2015 and taking police on one of the longest manhunts in state history, has been postponed as he seeks a new lawyer to represent him, according to the prosecutor. Jury ...
Chinese Rights Lawyer 'Tortured' in Detention on Subversion Charges
The family of a Chinese attorney detained during a recent nationwide crackdown on human rights lawyers has accused the authorities of allowing his torture in detention. Chen Guiqiu, wife of detained rights lawyer Xie Yang, has said she has good reason ...
Lawyer for Easton murder suspect calls client 'delusional'
"You don't get to shop for lawyers free of charge," Sletvold told Hughes, 38, who could face life in prison without parole if convicted. "That's not how it works." Hughes and codefendant Omar S. Robinson are headed to trial Sept. 6 on homicide and ...
Lawyer for Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey Says He's Taking It 'One Day at a Time'
In 2006, a 16-year-old high school sophomore received a life sentence for his alleged role in the murder of 25-year-old Wisconsin photographer Teresa Halbach. Last week, a federal judge reversed Brendan Dassey's conviction, leaving the state three ...
Texas Lawyer Ordered To Watch What He 'Prays' For On Facebook
DALLAS (1080 KRLD) – Freedom of religion, freedom of speech, the right to a fair trial, and Facebook postings have stirred-up a hornet's nest in Ellis County. It starts with Waxahachie lawyer Mark Griffith, who doesn't mind telling anyone he prays for ...
Aaron Hernandez to Lawyer: Dude, You Murdered My Name
Funny moment in the Aaron Hernandez court hearing ... well, as hilarious of a moment as you can get in a double murder case. Moments after the hearing began, the lawyers in the case went around the room introducing themselves and saying who they ...
Bill Cosby Loses Another Lawyer As Monique Pressley Leaves Much-Accused Actor's Side
EXCLUSIVE: Just over two months after cutting loose Christopher Tayback as his main attorney after less than a year, Bill Cosby has lost another lawyer. Monique Pressley announced in court filings that she is no longer representing the actor after just ...
Trial for Burton gets postponed for lawyer swap | WCSH6.com
BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Robert Burton's murder trial has been postponed. Burton is the man charged with killing his former Parkman girlfriend and ...
Lawyer for Aaron Hernandez calls him 'Aaron Rodriguez' in double-murder hearing
It would appear that the ex-Patriot and his new lawyer still need some time to get acquainted with each other, if an episode at a hearing Tuesday is any indication. In the Suffolk (Mass.) Superior Court hearing to determine his trial date, prosecuting ...
William Barnes, lawyer and engineer
William McLellan Barnes, 88, of Philadelphia, a lawyer and engineer, died Thursday, Aug. 11, of acute kidney failure at Visiting Nurse Association Hospice in East Falls. The son of Philadelphia architect Amos W. Barnes, he was born in 1928 at Good ...
Amber Heard's Lawyer Retracts Statement About Johnny Depp Settlement
In Spector's initial statement, she and fellow lawyer Joseph P. Koenig expressed that Heard, 30, had been “vindicated in the Public Court of Opinion.” However, Spector insists that her statement was given “without the knowledge or approval” of her ...
Another Bill Cosby Lawyer, Monique Pressley, Drops Out
One of Bill Cosby's lawyers has once again dropped out of representing him in his sexual assault case. After months spent defending Cosby in the public, Monique Pressley is no longer part of his legal team, according to court documents. A spokesman for ...
WATCH: Lawyer for Aaron Hernandez forgets his client's name in court
Nothing says "great lawyer" quite like "guy who can't remember his client's name." As such, Aaron Hernandez, the former Patriots tight end being tried for double murder, should probably be a touch concerned with his representation. Hernandez appeared ...
A 19-year-old made a free robot lawyer that helps the homeless get housing
For the homeless, applying for government housing can be a complicated process. Even if they do everything right, housing is not guaranteed. They need a strong case. Depending on the case and lawyer, legal aid for a government housing application (a ...
Law Professor: ABA Discrimination Code Tramples on Lawyer Speech
As Law Blog previously reported, the new rules restrict lawyers from engaging in conduct they know or reasonably should know is harassment or discrimination “on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual ...
Board: Lawyer who defended Sanford unfit
Robert Slameka, right, who has a long history of being censured and disciplined, lost his law license last year after being convicted of larceny and breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home. It was the second time his license was suspended, in addition ...
Lawyer: Mom Accused in Drownings Dealt With Mental Illness
A lawyer for a Houston mother accused of drowning her two children in a bathtub says the woman has a history of mental illness, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Attorney Alvin Nunnery says Sheborah Thomas did not appear at a court hearing ...
Bill Cosby and lawyer Monique Pressley cut ties
Bill Cosby has lost another lawyer. A rep for Bill Cosby told FOX411 Monique Pressley is no longer the actor's lawyer. The fallen comic has gone through three attorneys -- Martin Singer, Christopher Tayback and now Pressley -- since he was first ...
Houston mom accused of drowning kids has history of mental illness, lawyer says
A Houston woman who admitted drowning two of her children in a bathtub has a history of mental illness, her lawyer says. Sheborah Thomas, 30, was undergoing a mental-health evaluation at the Harris County Jail, attorney Alvin Nunnery said after a court ...
Texas death sentence for accessory challenged by defense lawyer
If the sentence were to be carried out, it would mark the first time in the United States that an accessory with so little culpability to a murder was put to death, his lawyer said. Jeffery Wood, 42, is scheduled to be executed on Aug. 24 by lethal ...
Lawyer's Prayerful Social Media Posts Draw Judicial Warning
A Texas defense attorney is being told to refrain from revealing details about ongoing trials in his prayerful posts on social media. Attorney Mark Griffith asks online for God's providence and says he prays before and during a trial. He often invokes ...
Lawyer in Trouble for Posting Religious Prayers on Facebook
Mark Griffith via screengrab A Texas defense attorney is involved in a rather bizarre dispute with the Ellis County District Attorney over Facebook posts. Defense lawyer Mark Griffith says he is just praying for the Lord's help while he is representing ...
Judge removed after allegedly allowing lawyer to hear cases, wear robe
A veteran Cook County Circuit Court judge allegedly allowed a lawyer who is running for election to the bench to wear her robe and hear some of her cases at the Markham courthouse late last week, a breach of judicial ethics as well as a potential ...
Donald Trump's lawyer stuns CNN anchor with bizarre response to Trump's lagging poll numbers
Donald Trump's lawyer appeared taken aback on Wednesday by the idea that his client is significantly down in almost every recent public national poll. In an exchange on CNN, senior political correspondent Briana Keilar began to ask longtime Trump ...
NYC lawyer, paralegal sentenced to nine years behind bars
Paralegal Jose Nunez and attorney Benjamin Yu are sentenced up to nine years after bribing a court staffer for referral business in arraignment court. (Alec Tabak/for New York Daily News). BY Shayna Jacobs. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Wednesday, August ...