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Lawyer explains why Michael Flynn's immunity request changes everything
Michael Flynn's unusual immunity request suggests the Trump administration has been involved in a "criminal conspiracy", according to a US legal commentator. The former national security adviser, who was forced to step down for failing to disclose the ...
Wisc. man accused of killing wife's divorce lawyer dies
MADISON, Wis. — A northern Wisconsin man suspected in a string of fatal shootings that ended in a shootout with police died of his wounds Saturday. Nengmy Vang, 45, died at around 1:30 a.m., state Department of Justice spokesman Johnny Koremenos ...
White House lawyer's ex-client list includes a convicted terrorist
White House lawyer James Burnham had an unusual client list last year, including Donald Trump, Mitt Romney and a Saudi national spending his life in prison for plotting a terrorist attack in the U.S.. In a financial disclosure form released by the ...
William Coleman, lawyer, ex-Cabinet member, died
FILE - In this Jan. 18, 1977, file photo, then-Secretary of Transportation William T. Coleman, Jr., speaks at a news conference in Washington. The prominent civil rights lawyer and former U.S. Transportation Secretary has died according to Lovida ...
Lightening a lawyer's litigation load
It started as a way to get her foot in the door. After a brief stint in a nursing program, Amber Cavanaugh decided she would ease her way into the legal world by taking a few online paralegal courses at Rasmussen College. "Becoming an attorney is a big ...
Fake Pasco lawyer agrees to pay victims who sought immigration help
A Pasco man who bilked people out of money by claiming to be an immigration attorney agreed Thursday to pay $140,468 in restitution. The restitution order in the case against Jose Antonio Martinez was determined in Franklin County Superior Court on the ...
A name-calling divorce lawyer, loan work woes, and a man with 50 complaints
The two hired non-lawyers to do the loan modification work and handle most of the communication with clients. One of the non-lawyers snagged a client in Maryland and charged an upfront fee, illegal as neither Ehrlich or Franz were licensed to practice ...
Sidley, Bay Area Boutique Among Top Baseball Billers
Fannell is a former in-house lawyer with the MLBPA who has also done some collective bargaining work for the union, while McCarter & English is representing the organization in a royalties and trademark dispute with mobile app developer OneUp Games ...
Lawyer for Bill O'Reilly accuser calls for independent investigation into Fox News
An attorney for one of the women who accused Fox News host Bill O'Reilly of sexual harassment is calling for an independent investigation into the network. Lisa Bloom, a civil rights attorney and advocate, made the appeal on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on ...
Lawyer for Bill O'Reilly accuser calls for investigation into Fox News
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - An attorney for one of the women who accused Fox News host Bill O'Reilly of sexual harassment is calling for an independent investigation into the network. Lisa Bloom, a civil rights attorney and advocate, made the appeal on ...
Elizabeth Thomas' family lawyer creates fund to raise money for Tad Cummins' capture; here's how you can help
The lawyer representing the Thomas family is hoping donations from concerned citizens will lead to the capture of former Tennessee teacher, Tad Cummins, who remains on the run with 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas. Jason Whatley, Tennessee lawyer and ...
Immigration lawyer shortage nearing crisis
Amid the current political climate, the demand for immigration lawyers is skyrocketing. It's creating a significant shortage of experts qualified to represent immigrants, families and employers. Lewis & Clark law professor Juliet Stumpf says supply of ...
Lawyer tapped for Education role helped Trump campaign attack Clinton: report
Candace E. Jackson has been picked as a deputy assistant secretary for civil rights at the Department of Education, The Washington Post reported, citing a release from Pepperdine University law school. Jackson is the lawyer who advised President Trump ...
Lawyer urges NZ court to block extradition of murder suspect to China
"We might have assurances that someone's not going to be put to death, but can (Justice Minister Amy Adams) really believe those assurances when there's evidence that people disappear," said Tony Ellis, a lawyer acting for the man facing extradition ...
Stanford adds three attorneys to embattled Title IX lawyer panel
Stanford has added three more lawyers to its panel of attorneys assembled to advise students involved in University-mediated Title IX cases, for a total of eight. But the expanded panel continues to stoke doubts from previous critics of the program ...
Egypt Lawyer Appeals Court Ruling Backing Islands Transfer to Saudi
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian human rights lawyer said on Monday he had launched an appeal against a court ruling which backed Cairo's proposed transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's government announced ...
Lawyer Seeks to Create Brexit Escape Clause in Irish Court
A lawyer and a trio of Green party politicians filed an Irish lawsuit seeking to give the U.K. a last-minute Brexit escape clause if public sympathy turns against leaving the European Union during two years of negotiations triggered last week. Lawyer ...
Watch Trump's Top White House Lawyer Cover Metallica and Journey
By day, Donald F. McGahn II, who is now President Trump's top White House lawyer, was known in and around the Beltway as a buttoned-up Republican election lawyer. By night, though, he played a different role entirely: lead guitarist in a number of ...
Michael Flynn Should Listen to a Lawyer (Perspective)
Presumably, Flynn would be better off accepting advice from an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Flynn must decide how to respond to congressional and criminal investigations into whether the Trump campaign collaborated with Russian officials to try ...
Tampa attorney accused of secretly videotaping women offers to give up law license
Although he escaped prosecution, the Bar charged Stanton with violating several Bar rules including one that says "a lawyer shall not commit a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer in other ...
Deadline for Diversity Issued by Top MetLife Lawyer
Frustrated by the lack of diversity in the legal profession, MetLife's General Counsel Ricardo Anzaldua is planning to use his $100 million annual legal budget to nudge law firms in the right direction. On April 20, Anzaldua will host lawyers from all ...
Iowa Governor Defends Regulator Who Works as Private Lawyer
Iowa Governor Defends Regulator Who Works as Private Lawyer. Gov. Terry Branstad says Iowa Utilities Board chairwoman Geri Huser has done nothing wrong in maintaining a busy outside law practice while earning a $128,900 state salary. | April 3, 2017 ...
The Lawyer Who Helped Bill Clinton's Rape Accusers May Have ...
The Lawyer Who Helped Bill Clinton's Rape Accusers May Have ...
As Trump's deportation force ramps up, immigration lawyer shortage 'nearing crisis'
Immigration lawyers provide more services than only representing clients who are seeking permanent residency. Stumpf says lawyers help those who need to change their immigration status for employment or humanitarian reasons and offer basic ...
Markeith Loyd: Now I want a lawyer, but it must be my pick
Accused cop killer Markeith Loyd today reversed course and told a judge that he now wants a lawyer, but only a specific one from Miami. For weeks, Loyd had insisted that he wanted to represent himself. He did not want a lawyer, not even a stand-by ...
Parents of racist killer James Jackson to stop paying for lawyer
The parents of the Baltimore racist who admitted to slaying a 66-year-old black man with a sword in Midtown won't pay for his lawyer, court proceedings revealed on Monday. James Jackson's mom and dad — whom he had described as "typical liberal" ...
Bush ethics lawyer accuses Trump's health secretary Tom Price of “classic insider trading”
Donald Trump's nomination of then-Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to head the Department of Health and Human Services couldn't be derailed by multiple stock scandals, but fresh accusations against Price have a Republican ethics lawyer calling on the Securities ...
Lawyer, radio analyst accepted into court treatment program
A Cincinnati defense lawyer and radio legal analyst charged with drug-related offenses following a January 2016 traffic stop in Miami County was accepted for participation in a court treatment program today. Lisa Wells, 38, of West Chester called the ...
Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Joins RNC's Finance Team
The brash, New York-based lawyer is a central figure in Trump world, serving as special counsel to the Trump Organization for over a decade and sitting on the boards of the Eric Trump Foundation and Miss Universe Organization. He raised millions for ...
Cosby lawyer slams quaaludes and Spanish Fly 'smears'
Cosby's lawyers said the statements about quaaludes shouldn't be included as evidence, citing a decision made earlier this year to include only testimony from one past alleged victim, accuser No. 6. McMonagle argued Cosby admitted to using the ...
Hartford Lawyer Corey Brinson Pleads 'Naivete," Claims Was Duped In Multi-Million Dollar Fraud
In a confessional plea for leniency, Hartford lawyer and former City Councilor Corey Brinson blamed his naivete for a series of bad decisions that allowed stock manipulators to use his law office in a scheme that swindled millions of dollars from ...
This Week In Legal Tech: Stupid Lawyer Tricks, Facebook Edition
After all, what would legal-ethics speakers have to talk about if it weren't for the stupid things lawyers do on this ubiquitous social-networking site? In fact, I am doubly blessed. My presentation is for a section of the State Bar of Florida. Turns ...
Ailes lawyer: Latest sexual harassment claims are 'total hogwash'
The lawyer for former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said Monday that sexual harassment claims by Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky were “total hogwash.” “Mr. Ailes vociferously denies her allegations,” Ailes's attorney, Susan Estrich, said in ...
'If I have to get a lawyer, I will': Trump voter upset the border wall will put her house on Mexico side
Trump supporters in Texas are coming to the realization that their vote for the president may force some out them of their homes for less than they are worth, with others finding out that — if they stay — they'll be living in Mexico if his wall is ...
Longtime Arpaio lawyer Mel McDonald asks to be removed ahead of contempt trial
An attorney who leads the legal team of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to withdraw as counsel for the ex-lawman is his upcoming criminal contempt-of-court trial. Mel McDonald filed a motion Monday, saying "professional considerations ...
Lawyer: Dead Cincinnati Nightclub Shooting Suspect Is Victim
Lawyer: Dead Cincinnati Nightclub Shooting Suspect Is Victim. The family of a suspect in a deadly gunbattle at a Cincinnati nightclub hopes to clear his name in the wake of his death. | April 4, 2017, at 11:33 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon ...
Lawyer for off-duty Minneapolis cop who shot at car seeks to move trial
The motion, filed late Monday by the lawyer for Efrem Hamilton, also asks that Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman be disqualified from prosecuting the case. It cites the professional relationship Hamilton, as an officer, has had with Freeman's ...
Hollywood Lawyer John Frankenheimer of Loeb & Loeb Fights for City of Hope
Los Angeles-based entertainment attorney John T. Frankenheimer, Variety's Power of Law honoree this year, understands the devastating impact of cancer all too well. In 2013, his wife, Leslie, a multi-Emmy award-winning set decorator who worked on such ...
Lawyer 'targeted' in broad daylight killing, police say
Police in Atlanta are on the hunt for the gunman caught on camera in what they believe was the "targeted" killing of a woman, who was an attorney, in broad daylight. The shooting happened around 7:40 a.m. Monday, during rush hour in Midtown Atlanta, ...
Giuliani wants 'diplomatic' end to Turkish bank exec's fraud case, lawyer says
Giuliani and ex-U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey aimed to "structure a resolution" to charges against Reza Zarrab, lawyer Ben Brafman said, adding that they were not trying to work around federal prosecutors. The 33-year-old Zarrab has pleaded not ...
Anti-Gay Lawyer Can Lawyer (In Michigan) No More
Hold on from an update from the wayback machine. In 2010, we first brought you the story of Andrew Shirvell, and what an entertaining story it's been. While more, ahem, experienced readers may well recall his misdeeds, it doesn't hurt to take a trip ...
Judge won't appoint lawyer in Santa Rosa armed robbery trial
A judge ruled Tuesday she will not appoint a lawyer for an Oakland man on trial in the attempted robbery of Santa Rosa jewelry store in 2015. Judge Dana Simonds rejected the request from Jimmy Lee Terry, 45, who announced earlier this year he would ...
N.J. immigration lawyer: Thank you, Mr. Trump! | Opinion
For those of us who fought as President Clinton not only signed those 1996 laws which eviscerated immigrants' rights -- but also had his lawyers argue in the United States Supreme Court to narrow habeas corpus for aliens -- it has become a matter of ...
Bentley lawyer seeks changes to impeachment hearings
Robert Bentley's lawyer is urging an impeachment committee to allow full hearings and other procedures to give “fairness and due process” to the governor. Attorney Ross Garber in a press conference Tuesday repeated concerns about the procedure ...
Former lawyer stands trial for taking money from immigrants when he wasn't allowed to practice law
Lamb explained to the jury the different licensing procedures a lawyer must go through before he or she is allowed to practice law. One must be certified by a state supreme court and must pass an exam through an accredited bar association. In ...
Maryland Police Shooting Suspect's Lawyer: Client Not Responsible for Officer's Death
A Maryland man opened fire on Prince George's County police officers last year, but his lawyer argued on Tuesday that the suspect is not responsible for an officer's death. "I don't believe my client is responsible for the death of Jacai Colson ...
Disciplined Milton lawyer charged widow client more than $400000
A Milton attorney reprimanded by the Florida Bar is accused of charging her widow client more than $400,000 over a decade in fees for activities like doctor's appointments and planning the woman's birthday party. Jennifer Byrom, a practicing attorney ...
The Latest: Lawyer: LGBT work bias ruling is 'game changer'
An Indiana teacher who's the plaintiff in the case in which a federal appeals court in Chicago ruled the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination says she filed her lawsuit because she felt she was being "bullied ...
Lawyer: Dead Cincinnati nightclub shooting suspect is victim
A man wounded in a gunbattle at a Cincinnati nightclub that killed his close friend and hurt 16 people was a victim, not the assailant police allege him to be, and his family will fight to clear his name in the wake of his death Tuesday, their attorney ...
Helping the less fortunate a constant in lawyer's life
Trent Steele is a lawyer who got into the business not for the money or the prestige, he said, but because he wants to help people whose voices may otherwise not be heard. “I pretty much have always represented individuals and small businesses, so I'm ...