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Young Indian lawyer elected to UN's International Law Commission
A young Indian lawyer was elected to the UN International Law Commission, bagging the highest number of votes in the Asia-Pacific group. 33-year-old Aniruddha Rajput is among 34 individuals elected by the UN General Assembly as members of the ...
GOP Lawyer Denies Dem Claims That He Hinted At RNC Ballot Security Efforts
A Republican lawyer is denying Democrats' claim that he insinuated that the Republican National Committee was involved in potentially illegal local poll watcher training in Virginia. The denial came in a court filing Friday in a case where the ...
Love Your Lawyer Day is Upon Us
We were reminded of this by the day's creator Nader Anise, Esq., executive director of the American Lawyer Public Image Association, a non-profit that holds itself up as a promoter of the positive public image of lawyers. “FYI, Love Your Lawyer Day is ...
Ask the lawyer: Sex Offenders
Ask the lawyer: Sex Offenders. Updated: 1:09 PM EDT Nov 4, 2016. Advertisement. Advertisement. Share. Copy Link. Copy. {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! Margaret Johnson · Reporter, Noon Anchor. Ask the lawyer: Sex Offenders. Updated: 1:09 PM ...
Drunk businessman accused of bribery duped by FBI agents: lawyer
A businessman accused of bribing cops to get gun permits is an alcoholic who drank during an entire two-hour interview with FBI agents before he was arrested, the man's lawyer says in papers filed Thursday in Manhattan federal court. Alex "Shaya" ...
Suspect in Denver hit-and-run that killed promising young lawyer turns himself in
A 27-year-old man suspected in a Denver hit-and-run early Sunday at the intersection of 13th Avenue and Broadway that killed a promising young lawyer surrendered to police Thursday night. Norlan Estrada-Reyes was sought on suspicion of felony ...
A Republican lawyer says the party can't control what Donald Trump says about monitoring polls
For months, Donald Trump has whipped up supporters by directing them to go into cities with sizable minority populations to make sure the presidential election is fair. “So important that you watch other communities, because we don't want this election ...
Change of venue denied for San Antonio lawyer facing more sex accusations
San Antonio lawyer Mark Benavides, facing new charges this week accusing him of having sex with a minor while still awaiting trial on charges of compelling prostitution from female clients, was denied a request Friday to have the trial moved to another ...
A Lawyer Who Loves Her Job
Doris Bobadilla is a lawyer (and part-owner of her firm) in Louisiana. She is licensed in four states and she was the first self-identifying Hispanic female to be licensed to practice law in the state of Mississippi. For The Atlantic's ongoing series ...
Lawyer: Chelsea Manning Made 2nd Suicide Attempt
(Newser) – Chelsea Manning tried to kill herself on the first day of a term in solitary confinement imposed as punishment for an earlier suicide attempt, her lawyers say. In a statement provided to the New York Times, the transgender soldier says she ...
A Lawyer With a Taste for Soy Sauce and a High Tolerance for Pain
In 2014, Jonathan Blum, a corporate lawyer in the Bay Area, rented a U-Haul truck and loaded it with three pallets of soy sauce bottles. Mr. Blum, 49, had recently begun importing the sauce from Japan for his new business, Shiso Soy. This should have ...
'Must Act Immediately': Clinton Charity Lawyer Told Execs They Were Breaking The Law
The review pointed to a high-ranking but unnamed foundation executive who was “being paid by [fomer President Clinton], the government and the foundation” who “allowed the foundation to host what may have been (or may have been viewed as) a political ...
Police lawyer threatens reporter: don't report smirking cop's corpse selfie
A St. Louis-area police officer was photographed posing with a murder victim's corpse, and a police lawyer threatened the newsroom to whom the image was leaked. KMOV, far from being impressed by the attempt to intimidate it, posted Lauren Trager's ...
John Roska: Only lawyers can go to court for you
Q: A friend asked me to cover a court date for him, because he was out of town. It was just a "status check," to set the next court date. The judge refused to let me do anything because I'm not a lawyer. So, my friend got defaulted and lost his case. I ...
Cesar Vargas Is New York's First Openly Undocumented Lawyer
This year, Cesar Vargas became New York State's first openly undocumented lawyer. After a four-year fight in the courts, a five-judge panel found "no rational basis" for prohibiting Vargas from practicing law based on his immigration status alone ...
Espinosa lawyer seeks police protection, fears for life
The lawyer of slain Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. has sought security protection from the government following the death of her client. READ: Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa killed in 'firefight' inside jail. “Due to the gravity and ...
Ex-Lawyer On Tape: “Kill That F****** B****”
CHICAGO (CBS) — Prosecutors in Will County have released audio secretly recorded in jail – a tape they say features a whispering inmate trying to arrange the murder of his ex-wife. Former attorney Robert Gold-Smith, 54, of Homer Glen, was convicted of ...
Palestinian teen jailed 12 years for attack on Israelis: Lawyer
An Israeli court sentenced a Palestinian teenager Monday to 12 years in prison for a knife attack against two Israelis, his lawyer said. Ahmed Manasra, 14, was earlier found guilty of the attempted murder of a 20-year-old and a 12-year-old boy in the ...
No additional video coming in Will Smith case, lawyer for Cardell Hayes says
The lawyer representing Will Smith's accused shooter Cardell Hayes said in court Monday (Nov. 7) that he has no additional cellphone video favorable to his client recorded at the scene of the former Saints star's April 9 death. Attorney John Fuller ...
Papantonio's 'America's Lawyer' on Russian network seeks trial lawyer stories
Papantonio announced during the Mass Torts Made Perfect conference in Las Vegas held in late October that his new program, America's Lawyer, will air on Russia Today (RT) America starting in mid-November, and he invited trial lawyers and left-leaning ...
Lawyers begin closing arguments for three men accused in killing of Paterson's Genesis Rincon
PATERSON – Lawyers representing two of the three defendants charged in connection with the shooting death of 12-year-old Genesis Rincon in the summer of 2014 delivered their closing statements in Passaic County Superior Court Monday morning, one ...
Amber Alert dad's lawyer asks to withdraw
The lawyer for a man accused of torturing and killing his wife is asking to be removed from the case. Sharon Parrish filed a motion to withdraw as Douglas Ball Jr.'s defense lawyer Thursday. In the motion, she said her personal and court schedules ...
Martin Shkreli Blames It All on His Lawyers, Wants Documents
"Shkreli sought and received his lawyers' legal advice and he followed it," his lawyers, Ben Brafman and Marc Agnifilo, said in the request for a subpoena. The documents sought “would tend to show that he acted in good faith and without criminal intent ...
Ask the Lawyer: Presidential commutations
(WTNH)–On Friday, President Obama granted 72 more commutations for federal inmates, including a New Haven man. Just what is a commutation? We asked New Haven-based attorney Tara Knight as part of our weekly “Ask The Lawyer” segment. Of course ...
Judge tosses lawsuit over your right to a lawyer in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit alleging Utah is not doing enough to address people's constitutional right to a lawyer, if they can't afford one. In a ruling issued Monday afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Dee Benson dismissed ...
San Antonio lawyer accused of forging judges' signatures
Prins did not appear at the hearing because he was on vacation in an undisclosed country, according to the Prins' bankruptcy lawyer, Martin Seidler. Gargotta ordered Prins to appear at a Nov. 21 preliminary injunction hearing. Todd and Paula Prins ...
California Judge Denies Release of Lawyer-Race Data
A years-long fight over the release of lawyer admissions data in California could finally be over, after a state court judge ruled Monday that publicizing the information on race and exam scores runs too high a risk of violating privacy rights. UCLA ...
Lawyer targeting Portland schools critic's emails, texts has ties to district official
The lawyer seeking years of text messages and emails between Portland Public Schools and one of its most vocal critics has ties to a district official who has been in the crosshairs of that criticism. In July, attorney Jason Wright submitted a massive ...
Lawyer targets Portland Public Schools critic with massive public records request
About a year ago, the district's main lawyer and human resources director sent Sordyl a letter criticizing her in part for accusing a teacher of abuse. It suggests she's "mean-spirited and hostile" and says, "The leadership of the district will no ...
A Lawyer Explains What Kind of Trouble You Can Get in for Joking About Shooting Clinton or Trump
The 2016 presidential election has been tense to say the least, the cause of "significant stress" in more than half of Americans, according to a recent survey from the American Psychological Association. It's the kind of time when even jokes can take ...
Top lawyer mowed down outside his home
Cape Town - Well-known Cape Town criminal lawyer Noorudien Hassan died on Monday night after being gunned down outside his home in Crawford. The family of the criminal lawyer confirmed that Hassan died after he was shot six times outside his ...
The 'Watcher' house must go: Lawyer makes case for demolition plan
"This house is a celebrated house, one that is stigmatized, that has gained national notoriety," said James Foerst, the lawyer for owners Derek and Maria Broaddus. More than 60 people attended the hearing and no decision was made pending further ...
“The whole world ought to be concerned”: Hong Kong lawyers react to Beijing's “clarification” on oaths
After Beijing controversially stepped in to block two pro-independence lawmakers-elect from taking office in Hong Kong by offering its “interpretation” of the city's own laws, Hong Kong lawyers are left wondering how to clean up the mess. Yau Wai-ching ...
Lawyers may not use 'web bugs' to track email sent to opposing counsel, ethics opinion says
Lawyers should not plant “web bugs” to track the location and use of emails sent to opposing counsel, according to an Alaska ethics opinion. The Alaska Bar Association Ethics Committee is the second bar panel to address the issue, according to the ABA ...
Woman's lawyer vows appeal in murder, dismemberment case
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney says he plans to appeal a California woman's first-degree murder conviction in the 2002 slaying and dismemberment of a man whose charred remains were found in barrels at an eastern Pennsylvania waste ...
Robbery, not drug smuggling, was Venezuelan nephews'plan, lawyer says
The nephews of Venezuela's president and his wife were planning to rob two federal confidential informants and never planned to deliver any cocaine to be smuggled into the United States, the nephews' lawyer suggested in federal court Tuesday. “It is a ...
Nevada Judge Becomes Hero for Telling Trump Lawyer to “Sit Down” Over Absurd Voter Lawsuit
Clark County judge Gloria Sturman tore into Trump's lawyers on Tuesday afternoon. “Are [the votes] not to be counted?” she asked, exasperated, to Trump's lawyer during a hearing on Tuesday. “What are you saying? Why are we here? You want to preserve ...
Adelaide lawyer Gregory Morcom not fit to practise law after convictions, Supreme Court rules
The Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner told the South Australian Supreme Court Morcom was not fit to be a lawyer. The court heard Morcom had various convictions, breached a suspended sentence bond and a bail agreement, and he practised law ...
What It's Really Like to Be a Lawyer Supervising a Swing State Polling Center
To get a sense of what goes down behind the scenes at a swing state's polling center, Cosmopolitan.com spoke to a Pennsylvania-based lawyer who has volunteered to supervise polling, as she's done in many previous elections. (She wishes to remain ...
Nevada Judge Torches Trump Lawyers Over 'Offensive' Early Voting Lawsuit
“We need to preserve evidence, your honor, and the party that has that evidence is Clark County,” said Brian Hardy, the lawyer for the Trump campaign. “I'm just really puzzled by how you think you're going to use this evidence anyway to assist the ...
Grafton lawyer gets license back
A Grafton lawyer who spent 18 months in federal prison for securities fraud conspiracy was reinstated to the state bar on Tuesday. The federal courthouse at 517 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee. (Photo: Angela Peterson / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ...
Suspect in L&B Spumoni Gardens owner's murder gets new lawyer
The accused killer of pizzeria L&B Spumoni Gardens' owner was assigned a new lawyer Tuesday because the crime he is charged with is eligible for the death penalty. Andres Fernandez did not have to utter a word during his brief appearance in Brooklyn ...
Lawyer in Calgary sex assault case suggests complainant was attracted to accused
CALGARY -- The lawyer for a man being retried after a judge's controversial remarks in a sexual assault case has suggested his client's penis size may have played a role in whether the woman consented to sex. Alexander Scott Wagar's lawyer Pat Flynn ...
Lawyer group wrongly claims Broward stealing Florida election | Editorial
The Republican National Lawyers Association last week sent an attorney to camp out at the supervisor's office in Lauderhill. And Tuesday, in an e-mail to the right-leaning Sunshine State News website, the group said, "Broward is stealing Florida and it ...
E. Barrett Prettyman Jr., Lawyer Who Fortified Desegregation Ruling, Dies at 91
E. Barrett Prettyman Jr., a prominent Washington lawyer who played crucial backstage roles in the Supreme Court's unanimous school-desegregation decision, the first expulsion by Congress of one of its members in more than a century, and the release of ...
Ex-Officer's Lawyer Challenges Probe of Black Motorist Death
Prosecutors in South Carolina are still presenting their case for murder in the trial of a white ex-patrolman who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop. But Michael Slager's defense team is already trying to show that the state bungled ...
GOP lawyer Josh Hawley elected attorney general
Republican lawyer and University of Missouri associate law professor Josh Hawley has been elected as the state's next attorney general. The first-time candidate won Tuesday's general election. He beat out Democratic candidate Teresa Hensley, a former ...
Former lawyer seeks education after fleeing Mexico
Despite her experience as a lawyer, she now holds a job as a kitchen staffer in an apartment dining hall in West Campus. Perez obtained her law degree from the University of Tlaxcala and worked as a paralegal in criminal law for three years before ...
Trump presidency to be 'devastating' for immigrants: lawyer
A victory by Republican candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential race is bad news to the immigrant community in the United States, a lawyer said Wednesday. "It's going to be devastating for the immigrant community here, especially for the ...
Russian movie star thrown in the snow after 'confronting famous wife's lawyer over divorce'
This is the shocking moment that a Russian movie star gets repeatedly thrown in the snow after confronting his famous wife's lawyer over. Long-haired actor and cult icon Nikita Dzhigurda, 55, approached Sergey Zhorin, the lawyer of his wife , the ...