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Trump taps longtime lawyer for international negotiator
President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday named the Trump Organization's chief legal officer as his special representative for international negotiations. Trump said that Jason Greenblatt, who spent two decades at his side, will be “assisting on ...
Top Canadian Lawyer and Family Killed in Christmas Eve Fire
On Tuesday, Osler posted a memoriam on its website to Taber and his family. Taber, born in 1960, was killed in the fire along with his wife, Jacqueline Gardner, their two sons, Andrew and Scott, and two family dogs. (Gardner was also once a corporate ...
Above The Law's 2016 Lawyer Of The Year Contest: Nominations Needed
We are fortunate, however, to still have with us many great judges, lawyers, and other legal figures. Please reflect on them and consider who you would like to nominate in Above the Law's tenth annual LAWYER OF THE YEAR competition. Please submit your ...
Trump Taps His Company's Lawyer To Be 'Special Representative For International Negotiations'
Trump's decision to create a new high-level government position for the lawyer who represents Trump's private business interests is not likely to sit well with government ethics experts, who have warned for months about the potential for Trump to use ...
There's An Epic Lawyer Shortage In Middle America
To the extent rural areas are serviced by lawyers at all, legal aide often comes from aging solo practitioners who fill multiple roles for remote jurisdictions. Some local governments are forced to pay lawyers, prosecutors, and judges to staff their ...
Last legal battle looms for fake lawyer
Celis, who for a while owned his own law firm in Corpus Christi, was charged with pretending to be a lawyer as well as other crimes. He remains a free man, trying to avoid incarceration and clear his name. Looming just ahead is his most serious legal ...
Freed Nigerian schoolgirls not allowed to spend Christmas with families, lawyer says
The Bring Back Our Girls movement, Human Rights Watch and lawyers like Ogebe, who has organized scholarships in the United States for some of the girls who escaped the night of the abduction, are asking if the traumatized girls have escaped one form of ...
Chinese investors were defrauded by Orange County lawyer, SEC says
The SEC alleges that Newport Beach lawyer Emilio Francisco misspent at least $9.5 million from 131 investors who wanted to participate in the federal EB-5 visa program, which promises permanent U.S. residency in exchange for investments that create ...
Roof Has Death Penalty Case Hearing Acting as Own Lawyer
Dylann Roof may soon show how hard he intends to fight to save his life as prosecutors seek the death penalty for killing nine black worshippers in a hate crime at a Charleston church. A judge scheduled a hearing Wednesday in federal court to hear ...
Roof has death penalty case hearing acting as own lawyer
Roof is now acting as his own lawyer after letting go of his defense attorneys after a jury convicted him of 33 counts of hate crimes and obstruction of justice earlier this month. Roof's lawyers say they think he got rid of them because they wanted to ...
George W. Bush's Ethics Lawyer: Trump Will Be in Violation of Constitution on Day One
... Trump's businesses owe hundreds of millions of dollars to foreign banks, including Deutsche Bank, UBS and Bank of China. We speak to Richard Painter, professor of corporate law at the University of Minnesota. He was the chief White House ethics ...
Aluminum Billionaire Planning Escape From China: Lawyer
A giant stockpile of aluminum that has crisscrossed the globe remains a puzzle for American executives and investigators trying to unravel the logic behind its movements. A Dallas attorney's correspondence suggests a surprising possibility: that the ...
Roseland lawyer releases book
The book, written for trial lawyers, provides a step-by-step framework for how to demonstrate any case to a jury, from discovery through closing arguments. Although written primarily for new trial lawyers, “The Domino Theory” also offers insight for ...
Lawyer Releases Video of Fort Worth, Texas, Police Officer Shooting Black Man in Back
However, as NBCDFW notes, the police and the man's lawyer are not seeing eye to eye on whether the July shooting, which left the man paralyzed, was justified. David Collie released the video of his shooting through his attorney, Nate Washington, after ...
When Finding the Right Lawyer Seems Daunting, Crowdsource One
Now, an online service offers crowdsourcing to hire a lawyer, an effort that if broadly adopted could make it easier for people trying to cope with turmoil like divorce and personal injury. Matt Panzino started looking for a lawyer when his former ...
When Finding the Right Lawyer Seems Daunting, Crowdsource One
To resolve a legal dispute, the first thing many do is try to hire a lawyer. Too often, that is easier said than done. Now, an online service offers crowdsourcing to hire a lawyer, an effort that if broadly adopted could make it easier for people ...
Lawyer Wants Charges Dropped Against Arrest 'Victims,' Filed Against Neighbor, Fort Worth Police Officer
Attorney Lee Merritt and social activist Cory Hughes are asking for charges against Jacqueline Craig and her two daughters to be dropped and for charges to be filed against a Fort Worth police officer and resident following the arrest last week that ...
Lawyer argues suspected drunk driver was targeted
Carlos Fierro's lawyer argued that the state police officer didn't have cause to pull Fierro over and for that reason the evidence, including dash-cam footage should not be shown to a jury. Advertisement. WEBVTT P>> THE ATTORNEY FOR CARLOSPFIERRO ...
Barack Obama: President and Lawyer-in-Chief
As a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, Barack Obama was a favorite of his students, though his pedagogy was not that suggested by his background as a community activist, civil rights lawyer and politician representing a largely ...
Whitewater lawyer with history of suspensions faces another reprimand
MADISON—A Whitewater lawyer with a history of suspensions and reprimands is accused of failing to adequately communicate fees with a client. Attorney John Dade of Dade & Penwell Law Office, LLC, is facing reprimand-level discipline from a case he ...
Lawyer: 3 Nigerian death row inmates secretly executed
ABRAKA, Nigeria – A human rights lawyer says three convicted criminals have been secretly executed in the first hangings in Nigeria since 2003. The executions breach a seven-year moratorium on the death penalty here. Chino Obiagwu of the Legal ...
Local lawyer competes on 'Wheel of Fortune'
A local lawyer's appearance on the classic game show Wheel of Fortune will air Thursday. Lauren Fritz, 27, of LeRoy, Genesee County, attended a taping of the show in November in Los Angeles, and her episode will air on WROC-TV (Channel 8) at 7 p.m. ...
Whitewater lawyer facing reprimand
MADISON—A Whitewater lawyer with a history of suspensions and reprimands is accused of failing to adequately communicate fees with a client. Attorney John Dade of Dade & Penwell Law Office, LLC, is facing reprimand-level discipline from a case he ...
When Defendants Cannot Afford a Lawyer, and Neither Can New Mexico
HOBBS, N.M. — When Bennett J. Baur, New Mexico's chief public defender, took office in April, he set out to review the workload of every lawyer on his team, ahead of another year of belt-tightening in a state whose budget has been crippled by the ...
Lawyer renews fight for her old job with Northampton County
Months after a federal appeals court upheld a jury that found Northampton County used a “sham” process to fire Jill Mancini, the attorney is fighting to get her old job back. Months after a federal appeals court upheld a jury that found Northampton ...
Prominent San Antonio attorney Van Hilley was a lawyer with an 'ethical rudder'
“He was a great father who was heavily invested in our lives, attending events that we were participating in,,” said Derek Hilley, himself a lawyer. “He was always present, always there for us as kids, but I didn't know my dad was such a great attorney ...
New accusations against controversial lawyer Paul Hansmeier
(KMSP) - There are new accusations leveled against Paul Hansmeier, a controversial lawyer facing federal charges. New documents reveal the FBI is investigating the suspended lawyer for his past work representing a nonprofit suing businesses for ...
Local lawyer faces charges, couple claims he never provided services
Knightdale, N.C. — Local lawyer, Adam Baker, faces charges after a couple claims he took their money and never pursued their lawsuit. Charles and Robin Rampani contacted Baker a year and a half ago when they discovered the concrete foundation of their ...
Nixon's lawyer accuses Trump of lying
John Dean, who served as White House Counsel to the former president and was directly involved in the Watergate scandal, says he's troubled by Trump's lack of knowledge and penchant for lies. "It is deeply troubling when you realize that the president ...
Roof's lawyer makes clear statement about client's possible mental problem
Convicted Charleston church mass killer Dylann Roof “may lack the mental capacity to assume the role of his own lawyer” in the upcoming punishment phase of Roof's death penalty trial, according to his lawyers. That phase is set to begin Tuesday in ...
GoFundMe This Lawyer's Retirement
Steven Kaplan, a lawyer with a $316,000 contract with the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, who put up a GoFundMe page seeking help “flying back and forth to my condo every weekend.” The Philadelphia Inquirer makes some snide ...
Lawyer is 'up and coming'
Jordan Acker, attorney and Director of Business Development at Goodman Acker, P.C., has received the highly regarded 'Up and Coming Lawyers Award, Class of 2016' from Michigan Lawyers Weekly. This award is given to a select few who have ...
Turkish journalist held, accused of spreading propaganda: lawyer
Ahmet Sik has been remanded in custody," lawmaker Sezgin Tanrikulu, from the main opposition party CHP, tweeted. Lawyer Efkan Bolac said Sik had been accused of spreading propaganda for the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the far-left DHKP-C ...
Turkish journalist held, accused of spreading propaganda: lawyer
Ahmet Sik has been remanded in custody," lawmaker Sezgin Tanrikulu, from the main opposition party CHP, tweeted. Lawyer Efkan Bolac said Sik had been accused of spreading propaganda for the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the far-left DHKP-C ...
Kellyanne Conway's hubby may be America's next top lawyer
George Conway, the husband of president-elect Trump's senior adviser, Kellyanne, reportedly is in the running to be the country's top appeals lawyer. Bloomberg News said George Conway, is being considered for the job of solicitor general, whose office ...
Kellyanne Conway's husband on short list for top US lawyer job
He was part of the team of lawyers in the 1990s who represented Paula Jones in her sexual harassment lawsuit against then-President Bill Clinton. He helped write the Supreme Court brief in the case that would establish a legal precedent for a sitting ...
Kellyanne Conway's husband on short list for top US lawyer job
He was part of the team of lawyers in the 1990s who represented Paula Jones in her sexual harassment lawsuit against then-President Bill Clinton. He helped write the Supreme Court brief in the case that would establish a legal precedent for a sitting ...
Amid China's Crackdown On Human Rights Lawyers, One Woman Fights On For The Future
Authorities have interrogated more than 260 rights - 60 human rights lawyers activists and their family members. Since a crackdown began in 2015, another 20 or so are in prison or detention. But as NPR's Frank Langfitt found out, sometimes government ...
McGovern: Back to slammer for Michael Skakel 'no win' for former lawyer
McGovern: Back to slammer for Michael Skakel 'no win' for former lawyer. A legal irony for Kennedy cousin's one-time defender. Bob McGovern Saturday, December 31, 2016. Credit: Associated Press. GO TO JAIL: Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, seen at left ...
Kellyanne Conway's Husband Could Become Donald Trump's Top Supreme Court Lawyer
Kellyanne Conway's Husband Could Become Donald Trump's Top Supreme Court Lawyer. The solicitor general is the country's top appellate attorney. 12/31/2016 12:38 pm ET. 980. Cristian Farias Legal Affairs Reporter, The Huffington Post ...
Ex-Fairfield lawyer pleads guilty to stealing $824000
A former Fairfield lawyer has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for stealing more than $824,000 from clients, including a terminally-ill woman. According to court documents, between April 2011 and June 2014, John O'Brien defrauded four clients by using ...
Michael Skakel's lawyer pleased court said he didn't do lousy job
The Connecticut Supreme Court decision that could send Michael Skakel back to prison is no solace to his defense lawyer. “There's no question, it's certainly comforting that the Supreme Court found that I didn't do a lousy job,” Mickey Sherman told the ...
Prominent ETX lawyer arrested
TYLER - A well-known East Texas lawyer was arrested Friday on a marijuana possession charge. According to jail records, 59-year-old Ken Keith Miller was booked into the Smith County jail on Friday by DPS on a possession of marijuana charge with a $500 ...