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New ethics rule to restrain lawyer-client relations
1, 2016, the New Mexico Supreme Court promulgated a revision to Rule of Professional Conduct 16-108, which sets forth ethical rules dealing with conflicts of interest between lawyers and their clients. The revision goes into effect Dec. 31, 2016 ...
Lawyer looks back in time by penning books about presidents
His great-grandfather, William W. Durbin, was a small-town Ohio lawyer from Kenton in the early 20th century and a behind-the-scenes Democratic activist who played a role in the presidential elections of Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt. He also ...
Clinton campaign will participate in Wisconsin recount, with an eye on 'outside interference,' lawyer says
In a Medium post, Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias said that the campaign had received “hundreds of messages, emails, and calls urging us to do something, anything, to investigate claims that the election results were hacked and altered in a way to ...
Greek refugee lawyer targeted by police
An activist began to highlight what was happening on Facebook, and human rights lawyer Electra Koutra was invited to become involved by assisting the parents and children in their reporting of what happened. According to a statement on her own Facebook ...
Lawyer who argued for landmark SCOTUS privacy decision says Trump “is a moron”
The whole process, it's the lawyer's job to educate the judge in those subjects. The judge can't possibly know everything about everything. If it were me and I was asked to sign a warrant, I would be asking lots of questions, but not everybody would ...
Portsmouth lawyer travels to North Dakota to join protesters
A former Strafford County Attorney, moved by the fear of climate change and the presidential election, left his home in Portsmouth to join the oil pipeline protests in North Dakota. Lincoln Soldati, a lawyer near retirement, told the Union Leader by ...
California considers ban on sex between lawyers and clients
SAN FRANCISCO – The nation's largest state bar association is overhauling ethics rules for attorneys for the first time in 30 years, and some lawyers are unhappy about a proposal that would open them up to discipline for having sex with clients ...
South Korea's Park 'can't be questioned by Tuesday' as prosecutors have re...
South Korea's Park 'can't be questioned by Tuesday' as prosecutors have re...
South Korea scandal: President too busy to take questions, lawyer says
(CNN) South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has once again refused to be questioned by prosecutors in a corruption scandal that has prompted mass street protests. In an SMS message to the prosecutors' office, Park's attorney Yoo Yeong-ha said the ...
Honigman Adds Leading Corporate Lawyer
DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tracy T. Larsen has joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as co-chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions practice of the firm's Corporate Department. He will be based in, and the managing partner of, the firm's Grand ...
Suspension recommended for lawyer who sought up to $24M in fees, didn't produce computer
A 30-day suspension is being recommended for a lawyer who said she couldn't produce computer metadata of time records supporting a multimillion-dollar fee request because she used a wipe-and-delete program each day. The State Bar of California's ...
Dylann Roof will be his own lawyer in Charleston church murder trial, judge rules
The lawyers can stand by and help Roof if he asks. Police say Roof hurled racist insults at the six women and three men he's accused of killing and the three people he left alive in the June 2015 attack at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in ...
Clinton lawyer pushes back at Trump's attacks in response to recount
"We are getting attacked for participating in a recount that we didn't ask for by the man who won election but thinks there was massive fraud," Elias tweeted. The president-elect went on a tweet storm Sunday afternoon over the news that the Clinton ...
Art professor, cyclist was mentor to lawyer, cyclist who settled her fatality claim
TOPEKA — A Colorado lawyer who litigated a civil settlement for the widower of a Washburn University art professor, who was killed in 2015 when her bicycle was struck by a pickup as she rode on a Crawford County road, had a series of ties to the ...
Dylann Roof to act as own lawyer
A federal judge has approved Dylann Roof's request to act as his own lawyer in his federal hate crimes trial, just days after a team of medical professionals determined that he was sufficiently competent to stand trial at all. Roof's self ...
Accused SC church shooter to be own lawyer in his trial
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Against the advice of a federal judge, accused church shooter Dylann Storm Roof will represent himself in a death penalty trial that began Monday. Roof filed a motion under seal Sunday to represent himself. Judge Richard Gergel of ...
ADA lawyer to go before federal judge, may face ethics charges
A federal judge is ordering a controversial attorney who sued more than 1,000 businesses over alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act to prove how his actions do not violate the Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct. The rules govern ...
Judge grants Pittsburgh lawyer bond from jail, sets conditions
I don't believe there's any issue,” said lawyer Leonard Berger, who is partners with Mr. Urbano in a civil practice. "I'm quite confident that those tests will all come back negative, and that's not an issue.” Judge Ignelzi is expected to handle the ...
California State Bar Considers Banning Lawyers From Having Sex With Clients
Under the current rules of the state's bar association — the largest such group in the country, according to its website — sex between attorneys and their clients is allowed as long the lawyer does not "employ coercion, intimidation, or undue ...
Clinton lawyer wants GOP to stop North Carolina recount
Democratic super-lawyer Marc Elias, known for his expertise in recount and election law, has demanded Republican Gov. Pat McCrory drop his calls for a North Carolina recount, on behalf of the apparently victorious Democrat Roy Cooper. Meanwhile, Elias ...
Lawyer: Driver Likely to Plead Not Guilty in Fatal Bus Crash
The driver in a Chattanooga school bus crash last week that killed six children will likely plead not guilty to related charges, according to his lawyer. Defense attorney Amanda Dunn said she anticipates 24-year-old Johnthony Walker will plead not ...
While presidential recount continues, Clinton lawyer wants GOP to stop North Carolina recount
Democratic super-lawyer Marc Elias, known for his expertise in recount and election law, has demanded Republican Gov. Pat McCrory drop his calls for a North Carolina recount, on behalf of the apparently victorious Democrat Roy Cooper. Meanwhile, Elias ...
Why Jodi Arias' lawyer wanted to be disbarred
Why Jodi Arias' lawyer wanted to be disbarred. After cancer treatment, Kirk Nurmi reflected on his passion and life purpose, ending his law career. William Pitts, KPNX 7:10 PM. MST November 28, 2016. Kirk Nurmi during the Jodi Arias trial. (Photo: 12 ...
Ex-lawyer for Casey Anthony busted on drug trafficking charges - NY ...
Ex-lawyer for Casey Anthony busted on drug trafficking charges - NY ...
Houston's Legge Farrow Inks Merger With Leading UK Firm
Houston's Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown has agreed to merge with London-based Holman Fenwick Willan, one of the U.K.'s 30 largest law firms by revenue, according to leaders at both firms. HFW is a 450-lawyer firm with leading shipping and ...
Judge allows Roof to act as own lawyer
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a church was allowed Monday to act as his own attorney, opening the door to courtroom spectacles at his death penalty trial, including Dylann Roof questioning ...
Donald Trump is hiring Tom DeLay's lawyer as White House counsel: There are no words
In fact he went out of his way to name as his chief counsel one of the most notorious lawyers in Washington, Don McGahn, the man best known as the ethics lawyer to corrupt former House whip Tom “The Hammer” DeLay, a man who pretty much filled the ...
Lawyer: Shooting death of 15-year-old girl was accidental
Jeffrey Brown, a lawyer for 18-year-old Anthony Diaz, told a judge Monday that the April shooting of Daneyshkalis (DAY'-nish-kuh-lees) Davila was accidental and there was insufficient evidence presented to the grand jury to support a second-degree ...
Two appellate judges, one lawyer on short list for Florida Supreme Court justice
A lawyer who once worked to keep David Duke off the presidential ballot in Florida and two appellate judges who pledged to use judicial restraint are on a short list of replacements for retiring Florida Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry. The ...
Melania Trump Hired a Lawyer Over False Claims That Her Son has Autism
Melania Trump is not taking public claims that her 10-year-old son, Barron, has autism lightly. The future first lady recently hired a lawyer to demand that a YouTube video titled “Is Barron Trump Austistic? #StopTheBullying” be removed. The video ...
How Does an Immigration Lawyer Work?
This season on Working, we're speaking to individuals employed in fields potentially imperiled by Donald Trump's presidency. These are the stories of people doing difficult but important jobs—jobs that may get much more difficult and much more ...
Lawyer withdraws from Portland schools job after conviction becomes public
An attorney who was convicted of violating Florida's public records law rescinded his acceptance of a conditional job offer to be the top lawyer for Portland Public Schools. The withdrawal comes after shock in Portland over the lawyer's criminal ...
Casey Anthony's disbarred lawyer jailed in cocaine smuggling case
Todd Macaluso, a California lawyer who was one of several defense attorneys in the Casey Anthony murder case, is now jailed on charges that two weeks ago, he conspired to fly at least 3,300 pounds of cocaine from Ecuador to Honduras for eventual ...
Lawyer to dance in “Nutcracker”
This time, the tall, skinny lawyer gets to wear a tie and glide along the stage for 26 minutes, instead of having to stoop over as he did in 2008 — with his face tucked under the costume of the dancer playing the horse's front end and only his legs ...
Cartoon Caption: Will this lawyer get his…
Submit your proposed caption for this cartoon about a man finding a genie who seems down in the dumpster. The winner of our December challenge will see his or her caption and credit printed in an upcoming issue of the ABA Journal. Submit the caption ...
Policing Conflicts Will Be 'Massive Undertaking' For Trump's White House Lawyer
The advice President Obama has offered his successor is mostly under wraps. But the outgoing commander-in-chief made a point of going on the record with this wisdom for President-elect Donald Trump: hire a good lawyer and listen to him. Trump has ...
Accused South Carolina church shooter, acting as own lawyer, helps pick ju...
Accused South Carolina church shooter, acting as own lawyer, helps pick ju...
Gov. Snyder appoints Capitol lawyer to appeals court
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A lawyer who works for the Michigan House of Representatives has been appointed to the state appeals court. Gov. Rick Snyder says he's picked Brock Swartzle to fill a vacancy on the court. Judge Donald Owens is resigning at the ...
Justice woman was beaten by neighbor before killing him, lawyer says
Janine Brown was "violently attacked" by her neighbor before she fatally shot him more than four years ago, her defense lawyer argued Tuesday. The Justice woman fought with 47-year-old Anthony Kingyon and shot him with a gun in a "life or death ...
Is a lawyer obligated to tell a client he made a mistake?
A Your lawyer has a fiduciary duty to you, which means a heightened obligation of loyalty and due care. Beyond the case law that comes into play on this issue, California Rule of Professional Conduct 3-500 provides that an attorney has a duty to “keep ...
Family of Chinese human rights lawyer fear he may have been secretly detained
Friends and family of a respected Christian attorney who has been missing for more than a week fear he may have fallen victim to Beijing's campaign against human rights lawyers and now languishes in secret custody. Jin Bianling, the wife of 45-year-old ...
California Weighs Ban On Lawyer-Client Relations
California's state bar association is examining its ethics standards to determine whether lawyers should be banned from sleeping with clients, a measure that some say is a violation of fundamental privacy rights. What do you think? “But it's the ...
Disbarred lawyer threatens suit; he was accused of bringing pepper spray, stun gun to deposition
A San Diego lawyer disbarred in a default judgment after walking out of his disciplinary trial says he plans to sue state officials involved in the proceedings. The former lawyer, Douglas James Crawford, was accused of bringing pepper spray and a stun ...
Lawyer in Bush v. Gore: The 2016 Recount Is a Folly
But her lawyers at the same time assert an “obligation” to her millions of supporters “to participate” in the challenge. It didn't take long for honor to metamorphize into a civic duty. Recounts should be reserved for seriously close races where there ...
Lawyer For Alleged Russian Hacker Arrested In Prague Says Client Innocent
The Czech lawyer for Yevgeny Nikulin, the 29-year-old Russian citizen arrested in Prague two months ago on U.S. charges of hacking and data theft, claims his client is innocent. Attorney Adam Kopecky told Current Time TV this week that Nikulin had no ...
Lawyer: Toss Evidence Against Mom Charged in Babies' Deaths
The attorney for a Massachusetts woman charged in the deaths of two babies is seeking to throw out physical evidence and statements obtained as a result of two searches at her home. Authorities found the skeletal remains two years ago in Erika Murray's ...
A Woman Lawyer's Hard Lesson: You Can't Have It All
Another lawyer recently lamented his decision to hire a young woman lawyer who now intends to marry and move away, even though her career is more prestigious and less transportable than his. Personally, I also have felt family and social pressures to ...
'Robot Lawyer' Gives A Voice To Underserved Communities
Australian lawyer Bill Doogue said he sees 30% of people go through the legal process unrepresented by a lawyers. As a response, he helped produce an automated template people could read in court, “This gives [unrepresented people] the ability to do ...
Pat Fitzgerald plucks cybercrimes lawyer from US Attorney's office
Former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has made his first hire from his old stomping grounds, choosing a cybercrimes specialist to join him at one of the country's elite law firms. William Ridgway, 35, deputy chief of the national security and crimes ...
Meet the Apple Lawyer Who Also Crushes Spartan Races
And Tough Mudders, and “Death Races.” Amelia Boone has been called obstacle racing's first celebrity. She's won a variety of grueling contests like the World's Toughest Mudder, the Spartan world title, and Vermont's “Death Races.” Oh, and in the ...