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Yes, You Should Think about Your Post-Law Career
I think loads of lawyers want something more meaningful but are clueless about what to do. And I'm not talking only about lawyer-malcontents like myself. From what I've seen, even those who like law and are wildly successful at it want more out of life ...
Lawyer: Mother killed for threatening to tell cops daughter was a prostitute
BLOOMINGTON — An East Peoria woman was strangled and stabbed by her daughter and left to die at Funks Gove because she threatened to tell police her daughter was a prostitute, according to statements made Friday by the lawyer for a co-defendant in ...
Feds: Lawyer stole $2M in settlement funds from minor
An attorney from Smithtown has been indicted on charges he stole more than $2 million in settlement funds from a minor and used the money to invest in a Patchogue nightclub and buy luxury cars, officials said on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. A 19-count ...
Lawyer Killed On His Front Porch; Police Are Looking At Connections To His Cases
A personal injury lawyer from Kansas City, Missouri, 39-year-old Tom Pickert, was killed earlier this week while sitting on his front porch. He'd just walked his two sons to school when he was shot. The Kansas City Star reports the assailant may have ...
Judge boots lawyer for former Dale Chihuly worker off case
U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik removed Bremner from the case this week at the request of Chihuly's lawyers, who argued that she previously represented others who sued the artist. During those cases, they said, she obtained confidential information ...
NYC's chief lawyer argues sanctuary city rules comply with federal law in letter to Justice Dept.
In a letter to the Department of Justice on Friday, the city's top lawyer argued there's no legal basis to strip the city's federal funding over its sanctuary city status. The policies “exist in harmony with federal law and bedrock principles of local ...
Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Grilled on Russia Tower Deal
WASHINGTON — Congressional investigators this week grilled President Donald Trump's personal attorney over a scuttled plan to open a new tower in Moscow, as lawmakers again expanded the scope of various inquiries into Russian meddling in the 2016 ...
With killer still on the loose, associates of slain lawyer from Brookside are fearful
Within minutes of attorney Tom Pickert's murder Wednesday morning at his Brookside home, his colleagues in a recent case started worrying about their own safety. One lawyer had assisted Pickert in an effort to secure assets from the defendant in a ...
Mississippi's State Motto Is Basically 'White Supremacy Forever,' Black Lawyer Tells Supreme Court
Mississippi sends the message that black Americans need to “toughen up” or “move out of the state,” if they are offended by the Confederate flag, according to a legal brief filed to the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday. In a legal brief to the High Court ...
High Court Delays Voter-Purge Case Due to Lawyer's Medical Leave
The U.S. Supreme Court is delaying arguments in a dispute over Ohio's system for dropping people from voter-registration rolls because one of the lawyers in the case is on medical leave. Another attorney will take over arguing the case for the people ...
Mexico's Rafa Marquez currently barred from playing in US - lawyer
But even aside from Marquez not being allowed to travel to the United States, ESPN Mexico is reporting that the Mexican federation's relationship with American companies, such as Coca Cola, may complicate the issue, something Marquez's lawyer admitted ...
Coney Island Detectives Indicted for Raping Teen, Lawyer Says
15, driving her in a van to a nearby Chipotle parking lot, and forcing her to perform oral sex on them while handcuffed, according to her lawyer, Michael David, who is representing her in a lawsuit against the city. During the stop the detectives found ...
Clinton lawyer kept Russian dossier project closely held
The 48-year-old lawyer and his firm, Perkins Coie, represent many of the party's political committees and candidates. Elias also has worked on behalf of companies such as Facebook, fighting in 2011 to exempt the social media network from disclaimer ...
Lawyer Says Dead Man's Switch Not Best Option for Digital Asset Inheritance
Most seek out estate planning advice after major life events like marriage, childbirth and loss of a loved one...or increasing Bitcoin prices. According to Pamela Morgan, CEO of ThirdKey Solutions LLC, the number of clients seeking estate planning ...
'He's the recent father of twins,' lawyer for suspected Springfield heroin dealer tells judge
SPRINGFIELD -- At 32, Brandon Blanks is more than a convicted drug dealer facing new heroin distribution charges, his lawyer explained Friday. He works as a landscaper, has plumbing skills and earned a GED in 2012, attorney Juan R. Rivera said during a ...
Meet Allison Schoenthal, the Lawyer Representing Wall Street Banks In Big Fights
She started the practice during the financial crisis of the late 2000s as banks faced a wave of complaints from regulators and customers over alleged mortgage-lending abuses. The group now encompasses about 40 lawyers within Hogan Lovells, which has ...
Longtime City lawyer retires
After weathering three decades of local politics and more than a thousand City Council meetings, Assistant City Attorney Joseph Lawrence is stepping down from the dais and heading into retirement. “If I haven't snored it's been an oversight,” Lawrence ...
Trump Unworried About What Former Aides Will Tell Mueller, Lawyer Says
Ty Cobb, the White House lawyer handling the response to the Russia investigation, said President Trump has instructed all White House staff members to cooperate with Robert S. Mueller III's team of investigators. Credit Gabriella Demczuk for The New ...
Weinstein Company Lawyer Discusses the Studio's Future and Donald Trump, the Client He Fired for a 'Disgusting ...
Weinstein Company Lawyer Discusses the Studio's Future and Donald Trump, the Client He Fired for a 'Disgusting ...
Trump's lawyer says he is unconcerned over former aides' testimonies before Mueller
President Trump is unconcerned over what his former campaign manager Paul Manafort and former national security adviser Michael Flynn have to say to special counsel Robert Mueller in their upcoming court testimonies, his lawyer says. Ty Cobb, the ...
With BP settlement claims winding down, Lafayette lawyer Patrick Juneau turns attention to Takata air bag recall
Five years and about $11 billion later, Lafayette lawyer Patrick Juneau is nearly finished with administering BP's oil spill settlement program, which compensated victims of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. But he has already begun ...
Lawyer moonlights as junk food king of Instagram
St. Paul, Minn., fitness buff Ben Passer turned his junk food obsession into a role as a social media influencer who feeds the Internet's ever-growing need for more as the creator of Snack Cellar on Instagram. (Tom Wallace/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS) ...
How a Victorian Lawyer from Wales Invented the Hydrogen Fuel Cell
The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Let us start, in the spirit of steampunk, by imagining a new and different past. One that is just a little different to that ...
Philippines' Duterte names ex-rights lawyer as spokesman
A tough-talking ex-human rights lawyer has been named Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's new spokesman, replacing a former pastor who had been one of the most vocal defenders of his deadly drug war. Duterte, whose narcotics crackdown has killed ...
Casper poverty lawyer moonlights as face painter
Poverty lawyer Mary Ann Budenske has many interests, including helping people who can't afford an attorney, assisting with Poverty Resistance -- the food pantry she founded -- and face painting. As Halloween approaches, we caught up with her to chat ...
Lawyer: Court's refusal to hear Yarnell Hill fire suit has statewide implications
Without comment, the Arizona Supreme Court has spurned a request by the lawyers for those who lost buildings in the 2013 blaze. The lawyers claimed they should be able to make their case to a jury that the state, which was trying to contain the ...
Lawyer, police officer seek Harborcreek district judge post
Ferrick said her work as an assistant district attorney and a lawyer in private practice provides her with the skills needed to rule at preliminary hearings and carry out the other duties of a district judge, including handling landlord-tenant disputes ...
Investigation involving 'trial by combat' lawyer going nowhere
The criminal investigation involving wacky “trial by combat” lawyer Richard Luthmann is moving at a snail's pace, one alleged victim complains. An attorney for Janet Materna complains that the victims of Luthmann — who allegedly impersonated political ...
Dossier revelations spotlight influence, authority of lawyer Marc Elias
The 48-year-old lawyer and his firm, Perkins Coie, represent many of the party's political committees and candidates. Elias also has worked on behalf of companies such as Facebook, fighting in 2011 to exempt the social media network from disclaimer ...
Trump meltdown “not about special counsel,” lawyer claims
Donald Trump lashed out at Hillary Clinton, the “fake dossier,” and the lack of investigation into Trump-touted ties between the Democrats and the Russian government Sunday ahead of the first arrests in Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller ...
Paul Manafort Surrenders to the FBI as the Mueller Investigation Heats Up
Manafort also attended an infamous meeting at Trump Tower, along with Donald Trump, Jr. and Jared Kushner, with a Kremlin-linked lawyer offering dirt on Hillary Clinton. The participants claim that lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, ultimately wanted to ...
He Said He Wanted a 'Lawyer[,] Dog'; The Court Ruled That Was Too Vague
Chricton's argument relies specifically on the ambiguity of what a "lawyer dog" might mean. And this alleged ambiguity is attributable entirely to the lack of a comma between "lawyer" and "dog" in the transcript. As such, the ambiguity is not the ...
BISD manager, ex-BISD lawyer vie for judgeship
Templeton, a Republican, said Thursday that his experience as a trial lawyer would be an asset to him as a judge. "There's a general perception of corruption in our county, and it blankets everything from our biggest school district to our courts. We ...
School division lawyer pushes for dismissal of Prince William chairman's lawsuit
Mary McGowan and her lawyers filed a motion in Prince William County Circuit Court earlier this month for a “demurrer,” arguing that Sawyers is off base in his claims that McGowan has been unjustly denying him access to emails she has sent to other ...
The 2017 Asia 50
It's almost 400 percent larger than it was six years ago, the first year we collected data for our annual Asia 50 lawyer head count survey. Unsurprisingly, leading our list of largest Asian firms is global giant Dentons with a worldwide head count of 7 ...
Court rules request for 'lawyer dog' too 'ambiguous'
The Louisiana Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a man who claimed he told police during an interview to "just give me a lawyer dog,” with a justice saying the request was "ambiguous." Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Scott Crichton said he agreed ...
Trump not interfering with probe, won't fire Mueller: lawyer to CNN
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will not interfere with the investigation by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller or try to fire the former FBI director, Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow said on Monday after the indictment of ...
Trump Lawyer: President Is Not Firing Mueller
President Trump's lawyer, Jay Sekulow, told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Monday afternoon that he is not planning to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. Full interview: Jay Sekulow, an attorney for President Donald Trump, says there is no relation between the ...
Billings lawyer applies to be the county's next justice of the peace
Billings lawyer Jeanne M. Walker announced Monday she has applied for appointment to replace retiring Yellowstone County Justice of the Peace Pedro Hernandez. Walker also said she will run for election to the job in 2018 if county commissioners appoint ...
Lawyer: Accused South Philly shooter, 16, denies charges
Brandon Olivieri, 16, has been charged with fatally shooting Salvatore DiNubile, 16, and Caleer Miller, 16, in South Philadelphia on Oct. 24, 2017. by Chris Palmer, Staff Writer @cs_palmer | [email protected] · Email @cs_palmer ...
The Latest: Lawyer says no decision by Puigdemont on asylum
Barcelona's coach Ernesto Valverde speaks during a news conference at Georgios Karaiskakis stadium at Piraeus port, near Athens, on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Barcelona will play against Olympiakos for the Champions League group D soccer match on ...
Manafort ordered under house arrest as his lawyer calls charges 'ridiculous'
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was ordered to be placed on house arrest Monday, following his not guilty plea in response to a 12-count indictment in federal court. Manafort and his longtime associate Rick Gates stand accused of ...
Judge tosses contract between death row exoneree and his lawyer
A federal judge voided a contract between a North Carolina death row exoneree and his lawyer last week, an unusual move in a high-profile case that has highlighted the emotional and financial vulnerability of people who go free after being wrongly ...
Why Do Lawyers Have Such A Dysfunctional Relationship With Money?
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. She is the creator of Mindful Pause, a self-paced online program for creating a more ...
Catalan independence: Carles Puigdemont in Belgium, lawyer says
Sacked Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has gone to Belgium, a lawyer he has hired there says. The lawyer, Paul Bekaert, did not comment on reports that Mr Puigdemont could be preparing an asylum claim. Spanish prosecutor have called for rebellion ...
Judge Thinks Suspect Who Asked for a 'Lawyer, Dawg,' Was Asking For a 'Lawyer Dog'
This statement was deemed inadequate by Justice Scott Crichton on grounds that “the defendant's ambiguous and equivocal reference to a 'lawyer dog' does not constitute an invocation of counsel that warrants termination of the interview.” Maybe it's ...
Mueller team won battle to force testimony from lawyer for Manafort ...
Mueller team won battle to force testimony from lawyer for Manafort ...
Linda Macklowe's lawyer calls her soon-to-be ex a 'shyster'
But the sponsor's lawyer, Ronald Greenberg, said they were contingency plans that would be used only if Linda Macklowe decided not to close. Her attorney, Adam Leitman Bailey, told the judge that Harry Macklowe “is not a man who can be trusted at his ...
'Road rage' cop's lawyer tries to blame victim again
Medical Examiner Dr. Jay Stahl-Herz had been discussing the three gunshot wounds sustained by victim Delrawn Small​ ​when attorney Stephen Worth bellowed​ ​–​ ​in front of jurors​ ​–​ ​that Small had a tattoo that read: “Go f–k yourself.” Assistant ...
Tony Podesta's lawyer warns Tucker Carlson to stop making collusion claims
Tony Podesta's lawyer issued a firm warning to Tucker Carlson and Fox News to stop claiming Podesta's lobbying company, the Podesta Group, colluded with Russia. “On behalf of Mr. Podesta, I write to demand that you and Fox News Channel immediately ...