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Brooklyn college student fears that her dream of becoming lawyer is over without DACA
Flor Reyes worries she will no longer be able to help support her five younger siblings — and that her dream of becoming a lawyer will be permanently dashed due to President Trump's move to end the DACA program. Reyes, 20, who came to the U.S. from ...
Fall River lawyer suspended for 2 years
A Fall River lawyer who allowed a former Worcester lawyer to improperly use a special bank account has been suspended from the bar for two years, according to the Board of Bar Overseers. The Aug. 18 decision, signed by Supreme Judicial Court Associate ...
Labor lawyer tapped for civil rights post worries advocates
WASHINGTON (AP) — Observers seeking glimpses into how a Washington labor lawyer would serve as the Trump administration's top civil rights attorney often look to his defense of clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch against a Muslim woman's claim she ...
Need an immigration lawyer? Some LA schools can refer you
Volunteers from The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) protest with banners and placards over a freeway in Los Angeles, California on August 28, 2017. Volunteers protested in support and defense of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ...
"Shut up," judge tells Menendez lawyer
NEWARK — U.S. District Court Judge William H. Walls told a lawyer for Sen. Robert Menendez to "shut up for a moment" as the two engaged in a heated argument during the first moments of the New Jersey Democrat's corruption trial. Shortly after court ...
'Shut up,' judge tells Menendez lawyer
“I'm not a lawyer. I'm a big supporter of Senator Menendez. I think we should see how this plays out,” Murphy said when asked by reporters if a sitting U.S. senator convicted of a federal crime should resign. “I haven't really thought about it, to be ...
Recognizing National Suicide Prevention Month: Former Lawyer Speaks Out On Overcoming Addiction
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In order to raise awareness around the dangers of substance abuse, Brian Cuban, a former “Addicted Lawyer” and author of the book, The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow and ...
Russian Lawyer in Trump Tower Meeting Says Mueller Hasn't Called
But one person who has not reached out to her is the man investigating any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Special Counsel Robert Mueller — or anybody working for him, she told NBC News in an exclusive interview. In fact, no U.S. ...
Top Trump lawyer in private email exchange: 'Me and Kelly' are the 'adults in the room'
White House special counsel Ty Cobb on Tuesday engaged in a lengthy email exchange in which he defended his decision to join President Donald Trump's legal team and appeared to refer to himself and White House chief of staff John Kelly as the "adults ...
Lawyer: Classroom keys were missing on day of Sandy Hook ...
Lawyer: Classroom keys were missing on day of Sandy Hook ...
Bay Area boxer charged in rape inquiry; lawyer denies allegations
A Marin boxer arrested in a sexual assault investigation was arraigned Tuesday on charges of forcible rape and rape by a foreign object. Related Articles. Bay Area boxer accused of rape at Marin mall. Izell Lewis, 25, of San Rafael, declined to comment ...
Wilhelm ordered held without bail, has new lawyer
Wilhelm, 28, of Charlotte Street, Glens Falls, spoke only to acknowledge his address and to say he had a new lawyer, prominent Albany-area defense counsel Peter Moschetti. Moschetti entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. Moschetti told Hall he would ...
Immigration Lawyer Weighs In On Trump's Decision To End DACA
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with immigration lawyer David Leopold about the many questions that so-called Dreamers have now that the Trump administration has announced the end of DACA. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Our next guest has been busy since the ...
Gawker-killing lawyer couldn't kill TechDirt too
Revered tech law and policy blog TechDirt scored a big legal win today. It's been fighting a $15 million defamation suit against Shiva Ayyadurai, a man who claims to have invented email–a claim that TechDirt systematically debunked. Ayyadurai is being ...
Olsen twins' lawyer offloads his fuller house
The man who monetized the young Olsen twins, an entertainment lawyer named Robert Thorne, has sold his own Full House at One Morton Square in the West Village after just several months on the market. The 25-foot-wide, three-story, 3,662 square foot ...
Top Trump lawyer in private email exchange: 'Me and Kelly' are the ...
Top Trump lawyer in private email exchange: 'Me and Kelly' are the ...
Gawker-Killing Lawyer Charles Harder Fails to Kill Techdirt
The intimidating winning streak of lawyer Charles Harder—who gained fame and fortune by suing media outlets large and small on behalf of Hulk Hogan, Melania Trump and other clients unhappy with their press clippings—came to an abrupt end on ...
Trump's personal lawyer: 'Neither I nor the president were involved … with this Russian conspiracy'
Michael Cohen, an attorney for Donald Trump, arrives in Trump Tower in New York. Richard Drew/AP. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, reiterated that he was not involved in Russia's elaborate and multi-faceted effort to interfere ...
Louise Mensch Fires Her Lawyer On Twitter
Anti-Trump conspiracy theorist Louise Mensch fired an attorney representing her pro-bono in a Russia-related lawsuit on Wednesday, and she did it all in public view on Twitter. Mensch, a former member of the British parliament, fired Mark Zaid after he ...
Utah investment guru gave his lawyer an Iceberg Drive Inn restaurant
Mumford said in court while the jury was out of the room that he had been informed that the DOJ filed the complaint with the Utah State Bar, the self-regulating organization of lawyers. Mumford said he had no other information on the bar complaint, but ...
Menendez trial an attack on Hispanic Americans, says co-defendant's lawyer
NEWARK — An attorney for Sen. Robert Menendez's co-defendant cast the federal corruption case against the two of them as an attack on the Hispanic-American community Thursday. Kirk Ogrosky, the lead attorney for Dominican-born Florida eye doctor ...
Trump Jr. took meeting with Russian lawyer to judge Clinton's 'fitness': statement
Trump Jr.'s acknowledgement that he always intended to seek advice from his lawyers before he used any of the information he got from the Russian lawyer is the first clear indication that the president's son was aware that accepting damaging ...
NYT: Trump Jr. met with Russian lawyer for info on Clinton's 'fitness ...
NYT: Trump Jr. met with Russian lawyer for info on Clinton's 'fitness ...
Trump's son says met Russian lawyer for damaging information on Clinton
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's eldest son told Senate investigators on Thursday that he had set up a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer because she might have had damaging information about Democratic presidential ...
Hulk Hogan's lawyer sets sights on new target: Jezebel
The lawyer who brought down Gawker with Hulk Hogan is now taking aim at its sister blog, Jezebel. Hogan's attorney Charles J. Harder filed a defamation suit Thursday against the women's website for labeling a bizarre therapy group called Superstar ...
Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing $800000 from clients to fund lavish lifestyle
A Wheaton estate lawyer with an admitted "spending problem" took more than $800,000 from his clients to fund a lavish lifestyle that included almost $30,000 in monthly household expenses, prosecutors said at a Thursday hearing where the attorney ...
Wife of Trump Organization Ethics Lawyer Arrested After Alleged Tryst With Inmate
Burchfield's husband is a member of the Republican National Lawyers Association. He served on President George H.W.'s 1992 reelection campaign, worked for President George W. Bush during his 2000 effort to demand a vote recount, and later served on ...
Hulk Hogan's Lawyer Represents New Case Against Jezebel ...
Hulk Hogan's Lawyer Represents New Case Against Jezebel ...
Trump lawyer: I'd take a bullet for the president
President Trump's longtime lawyer said he would "take a bullet" for his boss in a new interview with Vanity Fair published on Thursday. Michael Cohen, Trump's personal attorney, professed his loyalty to the president and recalled a time when Breitbart ...
Las Vegas lawyer pleads guilty to stealing millions from clients
Graham's plea capped a 10-month legal saga that began when he abruptly shut down his Lawyers West office in Summerlin on Dec. 2 after years of looting client funds. Authorities estimated he may have stolen funds from hundreds of victims over the past ...
Trump lawyer Ty Cobb, fooled by 'email prankster,' asks for 'drone' in private emails slamming reporter
White House special counsel Ty Cobb engaged in a lengthy email exchange with a prankster posing as White House social media director Dan Scavino, during which Cobb asked whether there was "any drone time left" when discussing a Business Insider ...
Michael Bennett's lawyer welcomes an investigation
The Las Vegas police union wants the NFL to investigation the claims made by defensive end Michael Bennett. The NFL won't be doing it. Bennett wishes the league would. Bennett's lawyer, John Burris, told PFT by phone on Thursday that Bennett welcomes ...
Chinese Businessman Sued by HNA Seeks US Asylum, Lawyer Says
The businessman who's being sued for defamation by HNA Group Co. and sought by Chinese authorities via Interpol is seeking asylum in the U.S., in a process that will delve into political motivations for claims against him, his lawyer said. The ...
Trump Organization ethics lawyer's wife busted for sex with jail inmate
In addition to working for Trump, Bobby Burchfield was also a lawyer for George W. Bush during the 2000 Florida recall. Teresa Jo Burchfield was allegedly doing the deed with a 23-year-old inmate who had trustee privileges, allowing him to go outside ...
Lawyer who sued Gawker and Techdirt has a new target: Jezebel
Enlarge / LAS VEGAS - JUNE 11: Greg Scherick (L) at the CineVegas film festival in 2006. Scherick has sued Gizmodo Media Group, claiming that an article in Jezebel about his project "Superstar Machine" was libelous. Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty ...
A Trial Lawyer Is A Whiskey Drinker
Trial lawyers and litigators are not the same. If you want to be a trial lawyer, be a trial lawyer. During a school trip a couple of years ago to the Brooklyn Children's Museum, my daughter and her classmates visited a section of the museum featuring ...
Wife of top GOP lawyer is arrested after parking-lot tryst with Fauquier inmate
Teresa Jo Burchfield, the wife of a prominent GOP lawyer who has served three presidents, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly delivering contraband items to an inmate after the two had sex in a car outside the Fauquier County, Va., jail, according to ...
Judge Slams Lawyer, Equating Fee Request to 'Attempted Bank Robbery'
A federal judge has taken Luzerne County attorney Cynthia L. Pollick to task for what the judge called “outlandish” fee requests and “inflammatory conduct” in a civil rights case. In a lengthy 136-page rebuke, U.S. District Judge Matthew W. Brann of ...
STASI: Backseat tryst between wife of Trump ethics adviser and young Virginia inmate has our heads spinning
Teresa Burchfield, the unethical wife of President Trump's ethics lawyer, took time out from working with the migraine association to screw around in the backseat of a car with a prisoner almost the same age as her kid. Worse, they got caught with ...
Bennett's lawyer calls for outside investigation of Vegas cops
An attorney representing Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett is calling for an independent investigation of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department after Bennett was detained by officers last month. In a Friday statement, Oakland-based ...
Unbecoming Conduct
It was like Groundhog Day for lawyers with huge egos and seemingly no self-control. Earlier this summer, Marc Kasowitz, then the lead lawyer for Trump's outside legal team, upped his ethical lapse game when he issued an obscenity-laden late-night rant ...
Michael Bennett's lawyer calls for independent investigation of Las Vegas police
A lawyer for Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett on Friday called for an independent investigation into how Las Vegas police handled an incident with Bennett on Aug, 27. The request by John Burris, an Oakland-based attorney, comes a day after the ...
Craig Carton is the victim here, lawyer says | New York Post
The criminal charges against benched WFAN host and accused fraudster Craig Carton are based on “a gross misunderstanding of what happened,”...
The Latest: Lawyer says officer threated after nurse arrest
A lawyer for a Utah police lieutenant says he's been the target of multiple online threats since a video of a nurse being handcuffed and dragged out of the hospital by a detective received widespread attention. Attorney Ed Brass tells the Deseret News ...
The Latest: Lawyer says officer threated after nurse arrest
A lawyer for a Utah police lieutenant says he's been the target of multiple online threats since a video of a nurse being handcuffed and dragged out of the hospital by a detective received widespread attention. Attorney Ed Brass tells the Deseret News ...
'Sexually violent predator' Christopher Lawyer moves to Longmont
Christopher Lawyer, a "sexually violent predator" whose residence at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless has caused an uproar among residents of the neighborhoods surrounding the shelter, has moved to Longmont. Longmont police announced that ...
White House communications director Hope Hicks retains lawyer in Russia probe
White House communications director Hope Hicks has retained a personal attorney, as the special counsel's investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia is expected to heat up this fall. Hicks, 28, has hired Robert Trout, a highly regarded ...
Hope Hicks now has a lawyer for the Russia investigation
The aides were believed to be potential witnesses to key events that took place before Trump took office and in the first months of his presidency — including a 2016 meeting with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer, the controversial firing of FBI ...
Sebring ex-water director's lawyer to put OEPA on trial
In a small-town courthouse here, former water-department operator James V. Bates is scheduled to go on trial Nov. 6 on charges he failed to timely notify Sebring water customers of excessive amounts of lead in their drinking water. If his attorney ...
SEC May Still Approve ETFs, Waiting for More Stability: Lawyer
However, new hope that Bitcoin ETFs may soon hit the market resurfaced when one of the lawyers from the firm representing the twins was named as a manager for the SEC department in charge of ETFs. However, Moriarty's comments at an ETF event in ...