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Battle of the Lawyer Bands no-cost legal aid fundraiser planned
Five of their groups will compete to raise money for the program — and to earn bragging rights — in the third annual Battle of the Lawyer Bands. Bands will earn points as fans vote with their wallets, but the final award of a sparkly trophy guitar ...
Texas lawyer says he would 'be ok' if Betsy DeVos were sexually assaulted
A lawyer in Texas who disagrees with the Trump administration's plan to reform how accusations of of sexual assault are adjudicated on campus said he would “be ok” if Education Secretary Betsy DeVos were sexually assaulted. Rob Ranco, a partner at the ...
Report: Hope Hicks hires lawyer as Mueller expands Russia probe
Hope Hicks, who was recently named interim White House communications director, has reportedly hired an attorney amid the ongoing Russia-related investigation. According to Politico, the 28-year-old has retained the services of lawyer Robert Trout ...
Craig Carton's Lawyer: Feds Have 'Gross Misunderstanding' Of Alleged Ponzi Scheme
A PR firm issued a statement from his lawyer Robert Gottlieb which read, "The government's allegations against Craig Carton demonstrate a gross misunderstanding of what happened. Craig is a victim who was deceived, manipulated and used by individuals ...
'I certainly didn't care for her:' Birmingham lawyer releases book on Judith Ann Neelley
A Birmingham lawyer has written a new book about one of the most infamous trials in Alabama history. Robert French Jr. released his book, Beaten, Battered, and Damned: The Drano Murder Trial last month. The book focuses on the trial of Judith Ann ...
Former JBS Chairman Ready to Surrender to Authorities, Lawyer Says
SÃO PAULO—Joesley Batista, the former chairman of meatpacking giant JBS SA, is ready to turn himself over to Brazil's legal authorities after the country's Supreme Court approved his arrest for allegedly reneging on the terms of a plea-bargain ...
Priebus, McGahn hire lawyer amid Mueller probe: report
President Trump's former chief of staff Reince Priebus and White House counsel Don McGahn have reportedly both hired a lawyer amid the investigation into Russian election meddling. The two hired William Burck, a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart ...
Priebus, McGahn lawyer up for Russia probe
Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and current White House Counsel Don McGahn have both hired white collar lawyer William Bruck of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Law360 reports. Last week, the Washington Post reported that ...
Priebus, McGahn lawyer up as Mueller's investigation escalates ...
Priebus, McGahn lawyer up as Mueller's investigation escalates ...
Lawyer for Democratic IT staffer Imran Awan downplays bank fraud charges, says loans were repaid
The attorney for Imran Awan, a former tech staffer for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and other House Democrats, said his client has paid back all the home equity loans he took out on two properties that are the basis for federal charges of ...
TCBA names Paul Naylor as Outstanding Senior Lawyer
Paul Naylor didn't know he would receive the Tulsa County Bar Association's 2016-17 Outstanding Senior Lawyer Award. He also was recognized by the Oklahoma Bar Association for his 50 years of service as a lawyer. Naylor's thoughts from the bottom of ...
Sleeve length evidence doesn't match up claims lawyer for NJ man charged in murder coverup
A man accused of covering up a murder was not covered up himself in a long-sleeved T-shirt as police stated — and his lawyer says that means he was indicted on flawed evidence. Max Gemma, 29, of Jersey City, was seen on surveillance video wearing a ...
Cheyenne city engineer's lawyer accuses contractor of misconduct
CHEYENNE – An attorney representing City Engineer Jim Voeller sent a prominent local contractor a scathing letter late last month, accusing him of botching major civic projects, berating a city employee and trying to get Voeller fired. The target was ...
Victims want tough sentence for Las Vegas lawyer who stole millions
Las Vegas lawyer Bruce Gale, who lost more than $522,000 from the special needs trust of his late brother Matthew, said Graham's crimes warrant the maximum sentence. “That's what he deserves at best,” Gale said. “He's wreaked havoc with so many ...
Reince Priebus And WH Counsel Don McGahn Lawyer Up: Report ...
Reince Priebus And WH Counsel Don McGahn Lawyer Up: Report ...
Lawyer: Betsy DeVos took away my moment of justice
Laura L. Dunn is the founder and executive director of SurvJustice, a national nonprofit which represents sexual-assault victims on campuses across the country. After hearing the speech Education Secretary Betsy DeVos gave Thursday on campus sexual ...
When Will Disruption Hit the Legal Industry?
Figure 1 shows how revenue-per-lawyer (RPL) has varied with U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) since 1994 (the first year of reliable data gathering). The early years of the timelines are not surprising: a very strong linkage between the economy (U.S ...
Women Lawyers: How To Interrupt Interruptions
She is the co-author of The Anxious Lawyer (affiliate link), a book written by lawyers for lawyers that makes mindfulness and meditation accessible and approachable. Jeena offers actionable change strategies for reducing stress and anxiety while ...
Disbarment for Lawyer Involved in Drug-Planting Plot
The attorney discipline action took effect on July 23 and comes after the lawyer, Kent Easter, was convicted and sent to prison in connection with the drug-planting plot. A jury found him guilty in September 2014 on a felony charge of false ...
Emma Fox lawyer: Fishkill man's death 'something she has to live with forever'
Emma Fox appeared somber in Westchester County Court, where she pleaded not guilty to charges that she drove under the influence when she struck and killed Fishkill resident Robby Schartner in White Plains last year. The 21-year-old Manhattanville ...
Lawyer recalls class-action lawsuit for Ground Zero victims
The death toll from 9/11 continues to rise 16 years later as more sick first responders lose their battles with cancer and other diseases. Their 9/11-related sicknesses prompted the largest class-action lawsuit in New York City history, which led to ...
Suge Knight Returns to Court With New Lawyer
Former rap mogul Suge Knight appeared in a downtown courtroom Monday with a new lawyer defending him against charges that he threatened the director of the movie "Straight Outta Compton." Attorney Dominique Banos is taking over for Matthew Fletcher ...
Murder case postponed, suspect hires lawyer
A fatal fire at this home at 11 North St. in Hudson Falls claimed the life of a 19-year-old Hudson Falls High School graduate. Her boyfriend was rescued from the roof of the house and is being treated at Glens Falls Hospital for non-life-threatening ...
Firm Central: The On-The-Go Lawyer's Best Friend
Attorneys who run small shops are constantly wearing two hats – lawyer and businessperson – and perfecting both roles is a delicate balancing act. Thankfully, Firm Central by Thomson Reuters was specifically designed with small practices in mind. They ...
Lawyer says extradition of oligarch tied to Trump campaign chief imminent
Billionaire Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash is at "great risk" of being brought from Austria to face justice in a Chicago courtroom "within weeks," his lawyer told a federal judge Monday. But prosecutors say they are concerned that Firtash — who is ...
Chatbot lets you sue Equifax for up to $25000 without a lawyer
If you're one of the millions affected by the breach, a chatbot can now help you sue Equifax in small claims court, potentially letting you avoid hiring a lawyer for advice. Even if you want to be part of the class action lawsuit against Equifax, you ...
Trump lawyers wanted Kushner to step down over Russia probe: report
Several of President Trump's lawyers advised him earlier this summer that White House adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner should step down from his role over potential legal complications with the ongoing Russia investigation, according to The Wall ...
State Senator's lawyer arrested on domestic violence charges
A lawyer for a veteran state Senator was arrested Monday on felony domestic violence charges. Robert Nickol, who serves as counsel to Newburgh-area Republican Sen. William Larkin, was arrested by the Albany Police Department. He was charged with ...
El Dorado lawyer named to fill prosecutor position
John Thomas Shepherd of El Dorado has been appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to serve as prosecuting attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit, according to a news release Monday from the governor's office. Shepherd replaces David Butler, who died earlier ...
Lawyer's fee request felt 'like an attempted bank robbery,' federal judge says
The most recent criticism comes from U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann, who has a knack for quotable criticism of lawyers (see here and here). In a decision last week, Brann said lawyer Cynthia Pollick of Pittston had submitted a fee request that “at ...
Trump lawyer: Ex-White House staffers trying to sabotage Kushner
Former Trump administration officials are attempting to tarnish the reputation of Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and a top White House aide, according to White House lawyer Ty Cobb. Cobb told The Washington Post that he believes senior ...
If you're single, a lawyer or Muslim, Delhi's apartments aren't for you
When Sharma refused to lie about her job, the broker told her to find another apartment, as convincing the landlords to rent to a lawyer would be impossible. Raeis Ul-Haq Ahmad Sikander has been refused apartments for being a lawyer, a single man, ...
Texas lawyer behind Betsy DeVos sex assault tweet resigns
By Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 12, 2017. A lawyer that sparked outrage after tweeting that he'd be “OK” with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos being sexually assaulted has resigned from his Texas law firm. Robert Ranco ...
Egyptian lawyer linked to slain Italian arrested in Cairo
A rights group says Egyptian authorities have arrested a lawyer who assisted the family of an Italian graduate student killed under suspicious circumstances during a police crackdown in Cairo. Dublin-based Front Line Defenders says Tuesday that Ibrahim ...
State Bar sues ADA lawyer Omar Rosales for professional misconduct
AUSTIN (KXAN) — The State Bar of Texas sued local attorney Omar Weaver Rosales on Monday for professional misconduct, after Rosales peppered healthcare providers across Texas with letters demanding $2,000 to settle unfiled lawsuits. Those lawsuits ...
Want to sue Equifax, but don't want to hire a lawyer? This chatbot does it for you.
The founder of a company that uses artificial intelligence to help people fight parking tickets online is using a similar model to help people take on another adversary: Equifax. Joshua Browder said he decided to create a free online chatbot over the ...
The Latest: Lawyer for victim's family: 'No accountability'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on a court hearing for the engineer in a deadly Amtrak derailment (all times local):. 3:05 p.m.. An attorney representing the family of one of the victims of a deadly Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment says he's ...
Nevada court disbars Las Vegas lawyer who stole millions
The State Bar moved quickly to take control of Graham's cases after he abruptly shut down his Lawyer's West office in Summerlin on Dec. 2. Several former clients filed an involuntary bankruptcy petition against Lawyers West in December seeking the firm ...
Lawyer says 'it doesn't look good' for Craig Carton, who plans to fight charges
WFAN shock jock Craig Carton has "a hard, long road" in front of him as he attempts to fight serious federal fraud charges, according to one attorney. Carton said Tuesday he is in "one of the greatest battles of my life" as he stands accused of running ...
Harvey and Irma survivors need food, water, shelter – and a lawyer
Hurricanes and other disasters strike quickly, but recovery can take months and even years. Survivors need help applying for disaster assistance to rebuild their homes, livelihoods and communities. That's where lawyers and others providing legal aid ...
Disbarment recommended for Glendale lawyer accused of embezzling Armenian Genocide benefits
The State Bar of California has recommended a Glendale-based attorney be disbarred after finding her “culpable,” or guilty, in an embezzlement scheme involving funds from a multimillion-dollar settlement relating to the Armenian Genocide. The state bar ...
Lawyer: 'Pharma Bro' joking about bounty for Clinton's hair
NEW YORK — Martin Shkreli (SHKREL'-ee)'s lawyer says his client's caustic online rants shouldn't be taken so seriously. The attorney for the convicted ex-biotech CEO argued in court papers filed Tuesday that Shkreli's recent offer to pay a $5,000 ...
The Latest: Lawyer says client has no tie to unsolved deaths
The lawyer for a carpenter convicted of murdering two prostitutes in the 1990s says a prosecutor's stance that his client may be responsible for at least one of several unsolved killings on Long Island is "laughable." Suffolk County Assistant District ...
Trump nominates Texas lawyer Trey Trainor for Federal Election ...
Trump nominates Texas lawyer Trey Trainor for Federal Election ...
Sexual Abuse Trial Looms For Boy Scouts; Lawyer Hopeful For Apology And 'A Big Check' For Clients
We cover issues that affect businesses in state and federal courts Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Post written by. Dee Thompson. I am a freelance reporter. A recent New Jersey court decision paves the way for three individuals ...
Egypt acknowledges secret arrest of rights lawyer
CAIRO — Egypt on Wednesday acknowledged the detention of a human rights lawyer who went missing on his way to a U.N. conference on forced disappearances, accusing him of disseminating fake news. Ibrahim Metwally, who was arrested at Cairo ...
My Dad Was An Addicted Lawyer
Looking back, and as a lawyer now myself, I can understand what an incredible weight that must have been on him. I think he was terrified that if he relapsed, he risked the Bar association revoking his license. If that happened, he would have been ...
Trump nominates conservative Texas lawyer to Federal Election Commission
President Trump tapped a conservative Texas lawyer who worked for his campaign to serve on the long-polarized Federal Election Commission, an appointment that comes as the panel is under pressure to examine whether a Russian company broke ...
Lawyer given 18 months in prison for fraud on NFL players, others
Former New England Patriots linebacker Adalius Thomas, seen here in 2009, said his credit was ruined by a tax fraud scheme orchestrated by then-Chicago attorney Gary Stern, who was sentenced on Sept. 13, 2017, to 18 months in prison. (Lynne Sladky ...
alt.legal: The Cross-Disciplinary Lawyer
The practice of law is changing, yet few lawyers have studied the cutting-edge information technology and business protocols which will usher in that change. Even fewer have returned back to Biglaw to apply that knowledge. Inside Davis Wright ...