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Gunmen kill leading lawyer in NW Pakistan
Pakistani police say unidentified gunmen have killed a prominent attorney in an apparent targeted shooting in a northwestern town near a tribal region bordering Afghanistan. Khalid Khan, a police officer in Shabqadar, says two gunmen on a motorcycle ...
Laurinburg lawyer to speak at women's summit
PEMBROKE —A Laurinburg attorney will be among those taking part in the third annual Women's Empowerment Summit on Wednesday. This year's event, titled “Women and the Law: Same Game, Different Rules,” will feature a mix of speakers and ...
Lawyer: Officers waiting to arrest Silva
STOCKTON – A lawyer representing Anthony Silva expects the former Stockton mayor to be placed under arrest as soon as he returns from South America, perhaps as early as Sunday. Attorney N. Allen Sawyer said he believes law enforcement officers will ...
Dave Says: Seek out a lawyer for the best will
If you're trying to save money by doing it this way, I would strongly urge you to look at involving a lawyer as an investment. In most cases, having a reputable lawyer draw up a legally correct, state-specific will doesn't cost a lot of money. At the ...
How To Be A Tech-Savvy Lawyer in 2017 By Following These Key Trends
Ken Day* – Let's face facts – many lawyers 'of a certain age' are just happy where they are with their tech skills. They are close to being Luddite in their aversion to new technology. But being tech savvy is more important than ever in the hyper ...
Greenwich lawyer with history of litigation is being sued again
GREENWICH — A Greenwich lawyer with a history of litigation involving allegations of improper business practices is being sued again. Bjorn Koritz, 73, is at the center of one of the longest-running civil cases in Superior Court in Stamford. In 2009 ...
Germantown mock trial team succeeds without lawyer coach
Minutes after elimination from last month's Shelby County mock trial competition, Germantown High students approached Brian Bourne, a Millington lawyer and the event's volunteer judge, to thank him. But that wasn't all they had planned. Senior Pauline ...
Prosecutors look to get defense lawyer kicked off murder-for-hire case
Unethical and unprofessional, that's what the prosecutor is branding her lawyer and calling for the judge to remove him because he says, the defense attorney keeps talking about the case outside the courtroom. Every day he left this courtroom, his goal ...
Former DOJ Lawyer: Lynch, Comey Could Have 'Intimate Knowledge' of Alleged Wiretapping
Former Department of Justice lawyer J. Christian Adams joined "Fox & Friends Weekend" to explain the process behind applying for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court request as its relates to President Donald Trump's accusations of the Obama ...
Living in Limbo: Lawyer Navigates Trump Stance on Immigration
He admits he's gone days without shaving, and that the aromatherapy candles in his Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, office are burning to mask the smell of the cigarettes he's been smoking out of stress. It's been a long week. "Am I frustrated? I'm ...
Lawyer: Police shooting was excessive force
A lawyer for the family of Bruce Warrick, who was shot and injured in a police shooting last week, said video evidence from the scene clearly shows that the female police officer who fired the shot violated department protocols for use of force and ...
Catholic Social Services lawyer finds hope for immigration despite climate
NEW BEDFORD — Ondine Galvez Sniffin climbed atop a table in the basement of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish 10 years ago. Amid the chaos of children crying and spouses screaming, Sniffin attempted to establish some kind of order. “This is what's ...
Former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva in Police Custody, Lawyer Says
STOCKTON — Former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva is now in police custody, according to his lawyer, Mark Reichel. Silva was taken into custody at San Francisco International Airport, his lawyer said. He will be transported and booked. Silva faces ...
Lawyer for Vietnamese woman in Kim's death wants 2nd autopsy
HANOI, Vietnam — A lawyer for one of the women accused of poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader says there are serious holes in the case. In an interview published Sunday by Vietnam's state-run online newspaper Zing, attorney ...
South Korea Park's lawyer says bribery charge is 'fiction, far from truth'
SEOUL (Reuters) - A lawyer for South Korea's President Park Geun-hye said on Monday that the special prosecutor's bribery charge against Park was "an absurd fiction, far from truth". Lawyer Yoo Yeong-ha said in a statement that Park did not request ...
Anthony Silva's lawyer on arrest: 'He's ready to fight'
By Thursday, his lawyers confirmed that the San Joaquin County District Attorney's office issued search warrants for the Stockton Kid's Club and Silva's home. They also issued an arrest warrant. Charges against Silva include misappropriation of public ...
Lawyer accused of telling tenant to 'commit suicide' sued for $25M
A top Manhattan real-estate lawyer was caught on tape telling a tenant, “Now you're my b- - -h,” and “I think you should commit suicide,” a $25 million lawsuit charges. Adam Leitman Bailey, who has represented Seagram's heiress Sara Bronfman and ...
NYCHA Blocks Lawyer for Tenant Advisers on Development Project
An attempt to involve residents in NYCHA's selection of the developer for income-targeted and market-rate housing at a Brooklyn site has faltered over whether tenants can bring a lawyer to meetings. That lawyer was barred from attending a meeting in ...
Liquored-up 'lawyer' causes scene at RSW
A Rhode Island man was arrested after police say he tried to board a plane while drunk Friday. Timothy Spencer, 42, was taken into custody at RSW after police say he cursed out a JetBlue employee before boarding his flight. Officers say Spencer reeked ...
Lawyer who sued Trump over first travel ban: It's 'time to go to court' again
Justin Cox, a lawyer at the National Immigration Law Center who took the Trump administration to court over the first travel ban and won a hold almost immediately from a Brooklyn federal judge, said he sees little "substantive" difference between the ...
Robot lawyer giving free advice to refugees through Facebook
... adviser having also helped people apply for emergency housing. The chatbot was created by Stanford student Joshua Browder, 20, who liaised with lawyers, as well as asylum seekers whose applications were successful, in all three countries to ...
Wells Fargo Names Cravath Partner as New Top Lawyer
Wells Fargo & Co. named a new top lawyer Monday, ending a monthslong search for a new general counsel who will be tasked with helping the bank recover from its recent sales practices scandal. Allen Parker, the recent former head of white-shoe law firm ...
Lawyer says Afghan family detained in LA will be released
An Afghan family of five who traveled to the United States on special visas and were detained by immigration officials at the Los Angeles airport will be released Monday, one of their lawyers said. The mother, father and their three young sons ...
Northbrook police seeking Aurora man in lawyer's killing
Northbrook police today asked for the public's help finding an Aurora man they said has been charged with first-degree murder in the December strangulation death of a lawyer in a village office building. Northbrook Police Chief Charles Wernick said ...
Lawyer says Afghan family detained in LA is released
SANTA ANA, Calif. - A lawyer for an Afghan family of five who traveled to the United States on special visas and was detained in Los Angeles says the family was released. Talia Inlender, a senior staff attorney at Public Counsel, says the government ...
Wells Fargo names new top lawyer following scandal
Wells Fargo & Co. named a new top lawyer Monday, ending a monthslong search for a new general counsel who will be tasked with helping the bank recover from its recent sales practices scandal. Allen Parker, the recent former head of white-shoe law firm ...
The Latest: Lawyer Describes Afghan Dad's US Military Work
A lawyer for an Afghan family of five who traveled to the United States on special visas and was detained in Los Angeles says immigration officials have agreed to release them. Talia Inlender, a senior staff attorney at Public Counsel, says the ...
Lawyer Pleads Guilty of Extorting $6 Million From Porn Pirates in Elaborate Scam
Notorious copyright trolls Paul R. Hansmeier and John L. Steele were indicted by the feds back in December on multiple charges of fraud. The two were accused of running a complicated scheme in which they preyed on people who illegally downloaded porn ...
Wake Up Call: Feds Want Shkreli and Lawyer in One Trial
White & Case formally opened its Sydney, Australia, office and said it had welcomed 10 partners from U.K. firm Herbert Smith Freehills, initially bringing them in as senior lawyers. HSF won a temporary court injunction blocking eight former partners ...
Nixon's Watergate lawyer blasts Trump's wiretapping claims
Former President Richard Nixon's White House Counsel during Watergate says President Trump's discussion of the 1970s scandal shows he may not even understand Watergate. John Dean on Monday called Trump's comparison "way off base" during an ...
Migrants Using 'Robot Lawyer' to File Asylum Applications Via Facebook
An online robot lawyer designed to help people overturn unfair parking tickets has been adapted by its creator to help migrants claim asylum in the U.S., Canada, and Britain. DoNotPay, a chatbot developed by 20-year-old Stanford student Joshua Browder, ...
Immigration Lawyer Warns of Scammers Exploiting Deportation Fears
With immigration enforcement rapidly becoming more aggressive, immigrants have a lot of questions and concerns, but they should be cautious about who they turn to for help, warns one immigration lawyer. “There's just people out there who are willing to ...
Airport Lawyer service helps fliers worried about the travel ban
A new service called Airport Lawyer is helping concerned travelers "lawyer up" in the wake of President Trump's travel ban, 2.0. Trump signed a revised executive order on Monday banning immigration from six Muslim-majority countries, and reinstating a ...
Porn Lawyer Pleads Guilty
Surfing the internet for pornography It was a clever scheme. If your law firm is based around going after people for downloading copyrighted pornography off the Internet, why waste time securing clients and splitting any award you might bleed out of a ...
The Murder of an Honorable Lawyer in Myanmar
With his salt-and-pepper hair and upright bearing, Ko Ni was the consummate honorable lawyer. He persevered for decades as one of Myanmar's top constitutional experts despite living under the rule of a military junta with little respect for judicial ...
Lawyer: Pence's AOL account adds new wrinkle to civil case
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A lawyer suing Vice President Mike Pence for refusing to release public records as Indiana's governor says his case should get a fresh look after revelations that the Republican used a private AOL email account to conduct state ...
Advocates, Lawyers Head Back To Airports In Wake Of New Travel Ban
“We're infinitely better equipped,” said Takao Yamada, a Seattle-based attorney and tech entrepreneur who helped found Airport Lawyers after showing up at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on January 27. “There's a huge difference between now and ...
Lawyer For Nicki Minaj's Brother Says He Can Disprove DNA Evidence
Last week, Nicki Minaj's brother Jelani Maraj rejected the prosecution's plea deal offer of 15 years to life for the charges of predatory sexual assault against a child and sexual conduct against a child, despite the prosecutor telling his legal team ...
Lawyer: Pence's AOL Account Adds New Wrinkle to Civil Case
A lawyer suing Vice President Mike Pence for refusing to release public records as Indiana's governor says his case should get a fresh look after revelations that the Republican used a private AOL email account to conduct state business. Democratic ...
Trump To Name Noel Francisco His Top Supreme Court Lawyer
President Donald Trump will nominate Noel Francisco to serve as U.S. solicitor general, the federal government's permanent representative before the Supreme Court. Francisco is currently serving as acting SG. The news was first reported by David Lat at ...
Rockville Centre cop to be arraigned on indictment, lawyer says
Officer Anthony Federico is scheduled to surrender to Nassau prosecutors Wednesday before a criminal indictment will be unsealed in County Court, his lawyer has confirmed. The indictment against Federico, 36, is connected to an arrest he made in May, ...
Con Man's Lawyer Says He's Not Guilty (at Least in New York)
His lawyer, Robert Briere, did not dispute most of the evidence against his client in Manhattan. But, he said, under a strict reading of the law, the prosecution did not prove that Mr. Wilson committed any crimes in New York. “Mr. Wilson certainly isn ...
Lawyer: Judge says she plans to approve $209M deal in NCAA suit
U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken on Tuesday said she plans to give preliminary approval to the proposed $209 million settlement of a lawsuit related to the difference in the value of a traditional college athletic scholarship and a new version that ...
Lawyer in copyright-trolling porn shakedown pleads guilty
But the two lawyers behind Prenda Law took file-sharing infringement to a bizarre level when they uploaded porn videos and laid in wait to sue anyone who downloaded them, raking in an incredible $6 million in extracted settlement fees. Both John Steele ...
Lawyer bills New York City $520000 in hunt to find $5000 believed stolen from campaign
A New York City lawyer, for years, has billed the city $300 an hour in the case to find $5,000 believed stolen by two workers from a City Council campaign about eight years ago. Roger Bennet Adler, the lawyer, has announced that in the “interest of ...
Lynne Stewart, Lawyer Imprisoned in Terrorism Case, Dies at 77
Lynne F. Stewart, a radical-leftist lawyer who gained wide notice for representing violent, self-described revolutionaries and who spent four years in prison herself, convicted of aiding terrorism, died on Tuesday at home in Brooklyn. She was 77. The ...
Trump transition lawyer 'in the mix' for job of US attorney in Phila.
He said a panel of lawyers and non-lawyers interviewed 15 to 20 candidates and narrowed the field to three or four finalists, who then were interviewed by then-Sen. Harris Wofford. With Wofford's recommendation, Stiles then met with Attorney General ...
Lawyer: Suspect in mother's beheading 'disturbed'
ZEBULON — Authorities are evaluating the mental state of a man accused of decapitating his mother and who's been described as “profoundly disturbed” by his attorney. The grisly scene unfolded Monday afternoon in a neighborhood of one-story homes ...
Ex-Civil Rights Lawyer Dies Days After Terror Client's Death
Stewart, the outspoken civil rights lawyer who represented the downtrodden and was disbarred and jailed after being convicted of helping a terrorist client communicate with followers, died Tuesday March 7, 2017, in Brooklyn at age 77. She was released ...
Should Lawyers Try To Be Famous?
Is the future here now? As lawyers, is it better than we keep a low profile, or even no profile? Toiling in the background while clients are in the spotlight? I think that this is a difference (one of many) between dinosaur and millennial lawyers ...