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Lawyer: Detective too burned out for child abuse cases
OREGON CITY — A former Oregon detective has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors for failing to investigate reports of child abuse, behavior his lawyer said was caused by burnout. Ex-Clackamas County sheriff's Detective Jeffrey Allen Green, 59, pleaded ...
Trumpworld's white collar lawyer hiring spree
Mark Kasowitz: He has represented Trump for more than 15 years and is Trump's go-to guy and the lead lawyer on the president's outside legal team for the Russia investigation. Jay Sekulow: Chief counsel for the conservative American Center for Law and ...
Don't be taken in by phony (or funny) lawyer ads
I am a retired attorney. I have practiced in Springfield since 1960. I no longer "have any skin in the game," as they say. For most of my active years, lawyer advertising was not allowed. Most good lawyers and judges were opposed to it as unseemly and ...
Suspected money man arrested in connection with slaying of Southlake lawyer
Luis Lauro Ramirez Bautista searched and funded the search for Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa, a lawyer for a one-time leader of the Gulf drug cartel and an informant for the United States government. After four years of searching, Ramirez Bautista was ...
Lawyer wants more punishment for officers accused of excessive ...
Lawyer wants more punishment for officers accused of excessive ...
Lawyer Who Says Palestinians Don't Exist Sues San Francisco University
A lawyer who denies that Palestinians exist is suing San Francisco State University, alleging the administration there fosters a hostile environment for Jewish students. But faculty and civil rights lawyers say the lawsuit, filed on behalf of six ...
Trump Foot Soldier Sidelined Under Glare of Russia Inquiry
Faced with accusations of financial impropriety and an affront to his authority, Mr. Trump turned to Michael D. Cohen, a former personal injury lawyer who helped run a taxi fleet. Mr. Cohen did not seem to have extensive expertise in the arcana of New ...
Local lawyer prioritizes fitness during his busy day
When you are 45 years old, running your own law firm, active in your community, in great physical health, working out five to six days a week in high-intensity Crossfit classes, and an avid surfer, you have got to be doing something right. Personal ...
Lawyer: House bill punishing sanctuary cities is unconstitutional
LAWRENCE -- Last week's vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to cut off federal aid to communities that declare themselves sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants – which includes Lawrence – is “plainly unconstitutional,” said a lawyer ...
Pierre lawyer closing practice after almost 30 years
“A friend told me law school takes three years and I thought ' those three years pass anyway, but I'll be a lawyer by the end of it',” Damon said. During the time, Damon said there were very few women in private practice at the time. She sent her ...
Latest Legal Woes for 'El Chapo': Paying for a Lawyer
Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is accused of amassing billions of dollars as the leader of the world's biggest drug-trafficking organization. Now he is struggling to pay for a private lawyer. It's not that he can't afford one. But Mr. Guzmán, from his ...
Church of Scientology lawyer to Clearwater: Don't let religious bias affect land deal
CLEARWATER, Fla. – A Church of Scientology lawyer says the city's recent decision to back away from a land swap with the church was "unfounded.” The lawyer, Monique Yingling, signaled in a letter that her clients will be watching to see if religious ...
TV star defense lawyer looks at run for D.A. in Contra Costa - San ...
TV star defense lawyer looks at run for D.A. in Contra Costa - San ...
Child abuse inquiry staff raised concerns about lawyer
Concerns about the senior barrister on the independent child abuse inquiry had been raised a year before he resigned. A report says two members of staff "took exception" to Ben Emmerson QC's interactions with them in 2015, though neither accused him of ...
I asked to interview Michael Strahan. His lawyer used the request to try to avoid a deposition.
And then, two weeks ago, my emails turned up in a surprising place: a court filing, written by Strahan's lawyer. My emails, attorney Alison Greenberg wrote, are evidence that if Strahan has to testify in a deposition in this case, it could become a ...
Finding An Illinois Lawyer Who Only Gets Paid If They Win
I get calls all of the time from people who don't have money for a lawyer or don't want to spend money on attorney. So I often hear some variation of, "Can you recommend an attorney who only gets paid if they win my case?", or "Is there a way to make ...
Texas' Loudest Lawyer Celebrates Fourth of July With Exploding Hat of Fireworks
Fort Worth criminal defense attorney Bryan E. Wilson blew up the internet in October 2015 when the young, mini dirt-bike riding lawyer launched his first television ad in which he yells his trademark "TEXAS LAW HAWK!" and other gems like "DUE PROCESS, ...
Former lawyer accused of trading legal services for sex
A former San Antonio lawyer – who once ran for state district judge – was busted for trading legal services for sex, according to a new report. Mark Benavides was indicted this week on fresh sex-trafficking charges alleging that he used “force, fraud ...
Terror Suspect's Lawyer Says Client Is Being Held Illegally ...
Terror Suspect's Lawyer Says Client Is Being Held Illegally ...
Trump considering lawyer for White House Russia role: sources
President Donald Trump is considering adding a veteran Washington lawyer to the White House counsel's office to deal with Russia-related issues, people familiar with the matter said. Ty Cobb, a white-collar defense lawyer with the firm of Hogan Lovells ...
Latham Partner's Lawyer Cites 'Dog Racism' in Condo Dispute
Luna, the five-year-old pit bull mix in question, has lived in Kelban-Carteron's unit along with the Latham lawyer's husband, Gregory, since they bought into the condo in 2012. In June, Luna allegedly attacked a small Havanese mix named Kinje—who once ...
Trump considering lawyer Ty Cobb for WH Russia position: report
President Trump is weighing whether to tap Ty Cobb, a longtime D.C. lawyer, to serve in a position within the White House counsel's office, where he would handle issues arising from the multiple ongoing Russia investigations, Reuters reported Monday, ...
For Avvo, Rocket Lawyer, LegalZoom, Pa. Ethics Rules Uncertain
In a recent opinion by three New Jersey Supreme Court committees, guidance from the Pennsylvania Bar Association played a part in the decision to blacklist three legal services websites—Avvo, Rocket Lawyer and LegalZoom. In the joint opinion, the ...
Could Trump Go on Trial? Lawyer Says It Is a 'Real Possibility' President Could Face Jury Over University Fraud Case
Donald Trump may have settled a lawsuit over his Trump University seminar program, but the case into the alleged fraud is far from over. Indeed, a lawyer representing one of the plaintiffs, who has refused to accept the $25 million settlement Trump ...
Lawyer intends to sue Valley Center over cop's hiring
The attorney for one of the teens who allegedly were victims of sex-related crimes they say were committed by a Valley Center police sergeant says he will file a lawsuit against the city by next week. The lawsuit will contend that the Valley Center ...
Norman Dorsen, lawyer who led ACLU, dies at 86
Norman Dorsen, a passionate human-rights advocate who led the American Civil Liberties Union for 15 years and was involved in some of the biggest civil-liberties cases of the second half of the 20th century, died Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He ...
EU states have right to ban Uber: top lawyer
The ECJ's advocate generals—its top lawyers—are regularly called on to provide initial guidance to the court which in most instances follows their advice in its final rulings. The French authorities banned Uber after violent protests by traditional ...
Cosby Retrial 'A Waste of Time'
Mesereau, one of the best criminal defense lawyers in the country, makes it clear ... he believes the case against Cosby is "weak" and its ultimately a loser for prosecutors. The attorney, who was leaving a restaurant in L.A. Monday, thinks prosecutors ...
Martin Shkreli's lawyer objects to gag order, blames media and client's 'frail emotional state' for courthouse rant
Shkreli's "comments are clearly not designed" to affect the "integrity of the judicial process," of the trial in Brooklyn, New York, federal court, wrote his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, to Judge Kiyo Matsumoto on Monday night. "Rather his comments are ...
Attacker kills policeman, injures lawyer, takes one hostage in northwestern Turkey
An unidentified attacker killed a police officer, injured a lawyer and took one person hostage in Gemlik district of northwestern Bursa province late Tuesday. The police killed in the attack was identified as desk sergeant İdris Büyükdönme, Anadolu ...
Experts: Lawyer's Representation of Jailed Pastor, Trump Poses No Ethics Issue
A Washington lawyer's simultaneous representation of President Donald Trump and a jailed American pastor in Turkey doesn't pose an ethical issue as long as his work for one doesn't undermine the other, legal experts say. Jay Sekulow, founder and chief ...
Lost records of lawsuit claiming Trump Tower exploited undocumented workers have been found
But last week Lewis Steel, a lawyer on the long-dormant case, wrote Manhattan Federal Judge Loretta Preska that his colleague Wendy Sloan had found the papers. “She has the missing transcript and brief,” Steel wrote. “Ms. Sloan informs me that at all ...
All the President's Lawyers
But it's the lawyers who get the work done, and Trump has an eye for a particular kind of talent. Goldberg led me to his dining-room table and told me about his first encounter with Trump. It happened on Valentine's Day in 1990. As Goldberg tells the ...
Confused About Your Career? Try Your Firm's Career Coach
At most firms, these coaches were practicing lawyers first before moving into the career coach role, experience they say gives them morecredibility with the attorneys. Coaches typically work under the growing talent development arms of law firms, and ...
Lawyer holding up Arsenal-linked Karamoh's Caen exit
Caen have accepted an offer from an unnamed club, but his lawyer has an agreement with both Saint-Etienne and Red Bull Leipzig, with the player set to choose between both in January. The French club would, however, rather sell the teenager now, and ...
Lawyer says he missed deposition because email notice went to his junk folder
A Wisconsin lawyer has informed a federal court that he and his client missed a June 6 deposition because the email notice went to the lawyer's junk email folder. Stan Davis of the Madison-based Davis Group argues that dismissal of his client's suit ...
The American is coming! Why a West Palm Beach lawyer is handling a major UK case
Kaufman said his represenation of Jenkins reflects the globalization of law, and the fact that lawyers can and do handle matters around the globe — and not just lawyers from New York or London but West Palm Beach, too. “This is a real life example of ...
This Is Probably The Twitter Account Of Melania Trump's Lawyer
Once a Hollywood-based celebrity lawyer who represented the likes of Lena Dunham and Sandra Bullock, the Harder Mirell & Abrams LLP partner is now more commonly known as the attorney who secretly took money from billionaire Peter Thiel to represent ...
Defending Martin Shkreli: How His Lawyer Aims To Win
Is there a defense for Martin Shkreli, widely regarded as an unsympathetic and publicly vilified hedge fund figure in a criminal trial, for whom the consequences of a guilty verdict may be up to 20 years in prison? A guilty verdict, if that is what a ...
This Chicago lawyer's life was saved by 2 Israeli Nobel Prize winners
A busy immigration lawyer whose Chicago firm helps immigrants and asylum seekers gain lawful status in the United States, Kriezelman also was an avid athlete who had spent many seasons playing outfield in a men's senior baseball league. Between ...
Allentown mayor bills city $5640 for lawyer hired during budget dispute
“If Pawlowski chose to get a lawyer, which he did, then he should pay for that lawyer out of his own personal expenses instead of taxpayers' expenses,” O'Connell said. "I think it's a total misuse of taxpayer dollars." — Daryl Hendricks, Allentown ...
Clark Hill Heads West After Absorbing 100-Lawyer California Firm
Detroit-founded Clark Hill expanded to the East Coast through a merger in 2013. Now the firm is heading west in the same way, as it is poised to announce its acquisition of Morris Polich & Purdy, a nearly 100-lawyer firm with offices in Las Vegas, Los ...
Lawyer: Suspect was drunk during Yorktown standoff
A man who was taken into custody after a standoff at his Yorktown home on Tuesday evening was drunk at the time of the incident, according to his lawyer. David Grolz, 40, was arraigned Wednesday a day after police in heavy artillery converged on his ...
Lawyer group files federal complaint against Kobach
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law claims Secretary of State Kris Kobach violated the Hatch Act by promoting his work as vice chair of President Donald Trump's election integrity commission in appearances and on websites related to his ...
Lawyer for Brazil's Temer Derides Corruption Case as 'Fiction'
Antonio Claudio Mariz de Oliveira, Lawyer for Brazil President Michel Temer arrives at the commission of constitution and justice, for presents his defense in Lower House, in Brasilia, Brazil July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino Reuters. By Ricardo ...
Blac Chyna is 'considering all legal options' against Rob Kardashian, her lawyer says
Hours after reality TV star Rob Kardashian leaked explicit photos of his former fiancée, Blac Chyna, on social media, her attorney told ABC News that they may be gearing up for a legal battle. Kardashian's Instagram account was deactivated on Wednesday ...
Beautiful Brazilian Lawyer Acted as Messenger for Dangerous Drug Cartel
A journalist lawyer in Brazil was alleging using her position as a lawyer to deliver messages from cartel members in jail to those outside. Luana de Almeida Domingos, known professionally as Luana Don, was arrested at a beach resort in Sao Paulo for ...
Former DOJ Lawyer On Prosecuting Corporate Crime Under Trump
Hui Chen, a former lawyer in the Justice Department's fraud division, tells Rachel Martin why she resigned from her position last month. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email. Get The Stories That Grabbed Us This Week. Delivered to your inbox every Sunday, ...
Northampton trial lawyer attends Massachusetts Bar Association leadership academy
NORTHAMPTON -- Lawyer Jesse Adams said it's "an absolute honor" to defend unpopular clients charged with serious crimes in Massachusetts. "I've always believed it's important to fight for the underdog," he said. "The person who the odds are stacked ...
How fugitive lawyer's scheme shut down disability benefits for nearly 1600 clients
But today, he said he struggles to make ends meet after filing for bankruptcy because of the fallout from a sprawling and complex legal case involving his former disabilities lawyer, Eric Conn. On March 24, Conn pleaded guilty to one count of theft of ...