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Human Rights Lawyer: Sweden Dropping Investigation of WikiLeaks' Assange is "Long Overdue Decision"
"This is a small victory, but in this long road to free Julian Assange and all the people working for WikiLeaks," says our guest Renata Avila, a Courage Foundation trustee and human rights lawyer. "But it will finally help us lawyers to focus on the ...
Steven Avery's lawyer scores a victory
Zellner, the Chicago lawyer leading Avery's fight for freedom, helped a man named Clyde Ray Spencer catch a $9 million jury award for his wrongful sexual abuse conviction in 1985. A former Vancouver, Washington, police officer, Spencer spent nearly 20 ...
Trump lawyer asked to submit financial disclosure without his signature
President Trump allegedly sought to submit federal ethics forms that detail his wealth without signing them, which could shield him from trouble if they prove to be inaccurate. Trump's lawyer, Sheri Dillon, reportedly told the Office of Government ...
Contrarion judge denied appeals lawyer in civil rights suit over
The only Harris County criminal court-at-law judge to speak out against the county's legal defense of its bail practices has been denied his own appellate lawyer in the case. Judge Darrell Jordan is one of 16 county court-at-law judges who are being ...
That Time James Comey Dropped A Sick Burn On Another Lawyer
“The analysis is flawed—in fact, fatally flawed. No lawyer reading that could reasonably rely on it,” Comey said, his hand sweeping across the table dismissively. Cheney's counsel, the famously aggressive David Addington, standing in the back of the ...
Sources: White House lawyers research impeachment
Washington (CNN) White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment procedures in an effort to prepare for what officials still believe is a distant possibility that President Donald Trump could have to fend off attempts to remove him from office ...
Of Course Donald Trump's Lawyer Didn't Want Him to Certify His Financial Disclosures Were True
At this point, the odds that Donald Trump is going to release his tax returns seem quite low. The president is, however, submitting personal financial disclosures for 2016, though you may or may not be surprised to hear that his lawyer didn't think he ...
Priest's Defense Lawyer Back In Court For Possible Gag Order Violation
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — While the re-trial of Monsignor William Lynn in the church sex-abuse scandal may be a year away, lawyers were back in court for a hearing on whether his defense lawyer violated the judge's gag order. After a routine hearing ...
Judge denies insulting lawyer, refuses to transfer murder trial
At a hearing Wednesday, Washington's defense lawyers said they were told that Cannon had mocked them behind their backs — calling Jeffrey Urdangen "Mr. Underpants" and Alison Flaum "Ms. Phlegm" while they were out of the room. Cannon denied it ...
Trump, West Wing staff lawyer up for Russia probe
White House staff are seeking legal counsel to protect themselves while working with federal investigators probing alleged ties between the Russian government and the Trump campaign. For many, this could be a major financial strain, as conflict-of ...
View From the Left: Better lawyer up team Trump
While Flynn's lawyers originally sold his "story" as a sizzler, offering all the juicy details in exchange for immunity, that deal never gelled. This week, Flynn wasn't feeling very chatty—his lawyers declined to honor a subpoena sent to him by the ...
Lawyer: PPS finalist's background report could cause 'serious harm' to reputation
The lawyer for Portland Public Schools (PPS) failed superintendent finalist Dr. Donyall Dickey won't release Dickey's background report, saying that doing so could cause "potentially serious harm" to his professional reputation. After numerous public ...
Lawyer up: Exploring the costs of government attorneys
(Editor's note: The second part of “Lawyer up” will be published in the Monday, May 22, edition of the Daily Citizen-News.) Across the region, city and county governments spend mountains of cash every year on lawyers. Governments use attorneys for a ...
AG alleges lawyer used deceptive practices in debt collection
Neither Onwuteaka nor his lawyer responded to requests for comment. In court filings, however, Onwuteaka argued that the attorney general's lawsuit should be dismissed because neither he nor his company are involved in trade or commerce and the ...
Lawyer Up: Exploring the costs of government attorneys | Local ...
Lawyer Up: Exploring the costs of government attorneys | Local ...
Can defense lawyer Krasner switch sides and be a good DA?
Call it Seth William's legacy: a demoralized District Attorney's Office on the verge of being taken over by a frequent courtroom antagonist who now promises to hire new lawyers from outside the city who would not work “in the culture that this DA's ...
Debt-Collecting Houston Lawyer Facing Trial | Texas News | US News
A Houston lawyer specializing in lawsuits against consumers for old debts is set for trial Monday on a lawsuit alleging he uses deceptive trade and debt ...
Debt-collecting Houston lawyer facing trial
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston lawyer specializing in lawsuits against consumers for old debts is set for trial Monday on a lawsuit alleging he uses deceptive trade and debt collection practices. The Houston Chronicle reports hundreds of consumers weren't ...
Lawyer up: Government officials defend use of outside attorneys
Showing up at meetings to keep the commissioners on the straight and narrow and address the public's questions is only part of the job for such lawyers. Hardly a week goes by without a county department head, county commissioner or someone else in ...
Wang Quanzhang: The lawyer who 'simply vanished'
In that he was not alone. The nationwide series of raids that summer saw more than 200 lawyers, legal assistants and human rights activists brought in for questioning. But almost two years on, Mr Wang is the only lawyer from whom nothing has been heard ...
Lawyer group votes in favor of Brazilian president's impeachment
The council of Brazil's Order of Lawyers voted 25-1 in favor of an impeachment hearing, and will file its request in the lower house of Congress in coming days, it said Sunday. The council said Temer did not denounce criminal activities, broke with ...
Lawyer disputes charge that school employee choked student
(AP) — The lawyer for a Pennsylvania school worker charged with assault says his client did not choke a 13-year-old student, but lifted him off the ground by his chin. The attorney told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ( (link) 2qMYvYZ ) that Joseph ...
Turkish Police Detain Two Hunger-Striking Teachers in Raids: Lawyers
ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police detained two teachers overnight who have been on hunger strike for more than two months protesting against a government crackdown in which they lost their jobs following last year's failed coup, their lawyers ...
Littler Lawyer Looks at Cases From Viewpoint of Both Sides
Melissa Judd knew from a young age that she wanted to be a lawyer, and despite some hardships in her early years, she succeeded in becoming a shareholder at labor and employment law firm Littler Mendelson in Houston. “I just feel incredibly blessed ...
Syracuse lawyer Joe Heath aided Pulitzer-winning author on Attica book
He was one of four lawyers who represented 1,283 inmates in a lawsuit against the state that settled for $8 million in 2000. Heath, 71, was thrilled to get the news last month that Thompson's book, "Blood in the Water," had won the Pulitzer Prize for ...
Lawyer Argues Female Genital Mutilation Is A Religious Right
Lawyers defending the Michigan doctors charged with female genital mutilation in April plan to argue that the practice is a religious right in the upcoming trial. Defense lawyers will try to show that the doctors did not actually cut the young girls ...
The Power Look: Tank Tops, Tattoos and Flip-Flops
I can understand the temptation to wear flip-flops in the office (hey, if Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan lawyers wear them with impunity, why not the rest of us?), but I'm not sure I'm ready for big tattoos in Big Law. Weiss says, however, they're ...
Rebel Wilson devastated by mag articles: lawyer
At the opening of the trial in the Supreme Court of Victoria on Monday, Wilson's lawyer, Matthew Collins, said his client was “cut to the core” when she learned 1.5 million people had read an article online that said she had lied about her name, age ...
STL lawyer to work with White House on community service
Local lawyer Tim Noelker will ankle his position as senior counsel at Thompson Coburn to become general counsel of the Corporation for National & Community Service. Noelker will serve as the contact person with the White House for the $1 billion agency ...
Bretzmann receives Citizen Lawyer award
A. Doyle Early Jr., a High Point family lawyer who met Bretzmann in 1974 at the courthouse while the two were representing their respective clients, nominated Bretzmann for the Citizen Lawyer Award. Early says Bretzmann has done well in his private ...
Bob Beckel Accuser Retains Lawyer Behind Fox News Discrimination Suits
A Fox News Channel IT department employee who was the target of racially insensitive remarks from The Five co-host Bob Beckel that eventually led to his firing, has joined the roster of a legal firm repping several current and former employees in ...
Lawyers Are the Big Winners in the Inquiry Into the Election
The multiple investigations during the Clinton administration taught an important lesson to lower-level workers — that they needed to get their own lawyers to navigate the dangerous shoals of a potentially wide-ranging investigation. That will end up ...
Copyright troll lawyer is finally disbarred for fraud
While it is illegal to download copyrighted files from file-sharing sites, it is also against the law to extort downloaders. John L. Steele, a Chicago lawyer who pled guilty to perjury, fraud and money laundering resulting from alleged "honeypot ...
Lawyer: Man in murder trial says he stabbed cousin in self-defense
A Waukegan man went on trial Monday in the stabbing death of his cousin, but his lawyer claims he acted in self-defense when his cousin "went off on him" in a cocaine- and alcohol-fueled rage. No one has disputed that Juan Guajardo fatally stabbed ...
Lawyer for Man Accused of Killing 3 Women Allowed to Quit | New ...
Lawyer for Man Accused of Killing 3 Women Allowed to Quit | New ...
Lawyer fee ruling overturned in international custody case
Rinfret's lawyer, Carlo Forzani, said the appellate court made the right decision. "He didn't do this in bad faith," Forzani said. "The child is a citizen of Connecticut. He did it because the child had been detained in England and he wanted the child ...
A Message From Our Lawyer
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Lawyer Up: Exploring the cost of government attorneys
Similar to most government lawyers, Wilmot has a hodgepodge of duties: drafting ordinances, reviewing contracts, providing consultation on zoning issues and code violations, representing the city in personnel matters, and offering legal guidance at ...
Lawyer: Trooper was too close to trailer in fatal crash
Pontiac – A Michigan State trooper who died in August 2015 after being dragged down Interstate 75 beneath a trailer likely was following too close behind on his motorcycle to avoid the deadly crash, a defense attorney told an Oakland Circuit Court jury ...
Lawyer says UMD stabbing suspect was intoxicated and incoherent
His lawyer says he was intoxicated and incoherent at the time of the fatal stabbing. Urbanski's parents were in court, but had nothing to say either, even after reporters asked if their son was a white supremacist. Urbanski is a contributor to a ...
WV Supreme Court suspends lawyer, former arts and education secretary
The court also ordered Harmon-Schamberger to practice for two years under the supervision of an attorney in good standing, who both she and the state Lawyer Disciplinary Board can agree on, once her law license is reinstated. Harmon-Schamberger must ...
La La Anthony calls famed divorce lawyer
Another source close to La La told us she's met with a few lawyers. “She's trying to figure it out. She doesn't want anyone saying she's going through a divorce. She hasn't signed anything, but they are separated. She's literally just having ...
WPB lawyer wins battle to sue disgraced comedian Bill Cosby
A West Palm Beach lawyer has gotten the go-ahead to continue to sue Bill Cosby in California on behalf of a model who claims the disgraced actor sexually assaulted her at a 2008 party at the Playboy Mansion. A California judge ruled a civil lawsuit ...
Lawyer: Passenger took cocaine before disrupting flight
An attorney says a Canadian man took cocaine before boarding a flight where he allegedly attacked the crew with coffee pots and tried to open a cabin door. The Orlando Sentinel reports ( (link) 2q7fND0 ) that 34-year-old Brandon Michael ...
Millions go to Madoff fund lawyer, nothing for investors
A firm hired by the U.S. to distribute $4 billion to victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme has racked up $38.8 million in billings over four years. The investors are still waiting for their first checks, though. The Justice Department disclosed its ...
Egypt orders detention of ex-presidential candidate: lawyer
Khalid Ali, 45, a prominent human rights lawyer who ran in Egypt's 2012 election, has suggested he might run against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a presidential election slated for 2018. His detention order follows a spate of recent arrests that ...
Nixon's lawyer: Trump's involvement in White House cover-up “has surpassed Nixon”
John Dean, who served as Richard Nixon's White House counsel and went to prison for his role in the Watergate break-in and cover-up, says Donald Trump's attempts to obstruct justice are even worse than Nixon's. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). John Dean, who ...
Egypt orders detention of ex-presidential candidate - lawyer
(Adds background) By Ahmed AbouleneinCAIRO, May 23 (Reuters) - A prominent Egyptian opposition leader was ordered detained on Tuesday for "offending public decency" amid what rights lawyers say is a wave of arrests of potential presidential ...
Michigan State Football Players Violated Policy in Sexual Assault, Says Lawyer
The three unnamed Michigan State football players accused in February of sexual assault "were found to have violated university policy, according to an attorney who represents the alleged victim," per Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press. "They have ...
Chris Christie warned Jared Kushner that Trump 'better lawyer up and keep his mouth shut': report
Gov. Chris Christie privately recommended to Jared Kushner that President Donald Trump should hire an outside lawyer to deal with the ongoing Russia investigation that threatens to swallow his administration. Christie, who helped put together the ...