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Peterson lawyer to lead legal center (The Herald-Sun)
The directorship of the Durham-based Center for Death Penalty Litigation will pass on July 17 to lawyer Thomas Maher, who helped defend convicted killer Michael Peterson and prepared Peterson's still-undecided appeal.

Clark Hill PLC Grows National Litigation Management Practice; Team to be Led by Attorney Jacqueline H. Sellers (The Auto Channel)
DETROIT--July 5, 2006--Clark Hill PLC has announced the expansion of its national Litigation Management Practice, led by attorney Jacqueline H. Sellers, effective immediately. Sellers will lead the expanded practice group, which has added attorneys Althea L. Simpson, Celia Banks Washington and case managers Eugene J. Turner, Angela M. Carroll, LaShonda T. Neely, Elaine Gregory-McKenzie, Jenean

Sanders to be named as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Natchez attorney Everett Sanders is expected to get the nod as new city attorney when the Board of Aldermen meets at 6 p.m. today at the Council Chamber building on South Pearl Street.

Al-Arian Lawyer Takes Case of Man Accused of Aiding Hamas (The New York Sun)
A defense lawyer who won the partial acquittal of a Florida college professor accused of ties to Palestinian Islamic Jihad is taking on the case of a Palestinian Arab activist charged in Chicago with illegally aiding another terrorist group, Hamas. The Washington-area attorney, William Moffitt, agreed last month to represent Abdelhaleem Ashqar, who is facing trial in October on charges of

R.I. attorney general faces ethics complaint (Boston Globe)
PROVIDENCE -- The state Ethics Commission agreed yesterday to look into a complaint brought against Attorney General Patrick Lynch over campaign donations he accepted from a lawyer for DuPont Co. when he was negotiating to drop the company from the state's lawsuit against former makers of lead paint.

Juventus lawyer seeks lighter punishment (ESPN Soccernet.com)
Juventus lawyer seeks lighter punishment by Europe

UN rights lawyer slams Israel (News 24 South Africa)
A South African lawyer heading a UN panel has criticised Israel for violating human rights in Gaza, saying its conduct is "morally indefensible".

Berkeley grad, S.F. attorney Pardini, 73, dies Self-description in recent interview — 'tenacious' (San Mateo County Times)
SAN FRANCISCO — A memorial Mass is set Friday for longtime San Francisco attorney Julian A. Pardini, who died Saturday of complications from multiple myeloma. He was 73 years old.

New lawyer and strategy for Jaramillo (Orange County Register)
Former Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo hires a new lawyer who says he wants the case settled by September.

Attorney-General asks Court to dissolve five parties (MCOT)
BANGKOK, July 6 (TNA) - Thailand's attorney general filed election fraud charges before the Constitution Court Thursday, asking it to dissolve the ruling Thai Rak Thai party and its main rival, the Democrat Party, over election law violations in the April 2 snap poll nullified by the country's top court.

Tarek Aziz starts hunger strike, says lawyer (Middle East Times)
AMMAN -- Former Iraqi deputy prime minister Tarek Aziz has begun a hunger strike to protest against the refusal by prison authorities holding him in Iraq to allow him to see a lawyer, his attorney said on Thursday.

Judge calls lawyer's motion in the Malite case 'frivolous' (Saipan Tribune)
Superior Court Associate Judge Juan T. Lizama has trashed attorney Stephen Nutting's motion to stop the proceedings in the Remedio Malite estate's probate, describing the lawyer's motion as "frivolous."

Husani's attorney says his name was forged (The Herald-Tribune)
SARASOTA -- Attorney Michael Moran says he isn't corporate representative for Neil Husani.

Rhode Island attorney general investigated (AP via Yahoo! News)
The state Ethics Commission has agreed to look into a complaint against Rhode Island's attorney general about campaign donations he accepted from a lawyer for DuPont Co. while he was negotiating to drop the company from a lawsuit.

Rhode Island Attorney General Investigated (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
The state Ethics Commission has agreed to look into a complaint against Rhode Island's attorney general about campaign donations he accepted from a lawyer for DuPont Co. while he was negotiating to drop the company from a lawsuit.

Kenya: Lawyer At Pains to Explain Which Artur He Represents (AllAfrica.com)
Lawyer Oscar Avedi rose to seek leave to appear for the Artur brothers after tea break.

Kenya: Comedy As a Lawyer Turns Out for Arturs (AllAfrica.com)
The confusion surrounding the identity of the alleged Artur brothers turned comical on Wednesday, when a commission investigating their activities turned their lawyer away.

Attorney charged with forging documents (Greater Milwaukee Today)
WAUKESHA - An attorney behind in her paperwork allegedly filed fraudulent documents to close out several estates she had been handling, according to a criminal complaint filed this week in Waukesha County Circuit Court.

Soccer: AC Milan has 'respect for the rules,' its lawyer says (International Herald Tribune)
AC Milan is innocent of match-fixing charges, its lawyer said Thursday at a sports trial in Rome's Olympic Stadium.

Rhode Island Attorney General Investigated (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The state Ethics Commission has agreed to look into a complaint against Rhode Island's attorney general about campaign donations he accepted from a lawyer for DuPont Co. while he was negotiating to drop the company from a lawsuit. The commission will conduct a preliminary investigation to decide if there is evidence to launch a full-scale probe of Attorney General Patrick

City lawyer says Cecil referendum 'legally defective' (BizJournals)
The city's top lawyer has concluded the proposed charter amendment to give Cecil Commerce Center to the Navy is legally flawed and shouldn't be put on the September ballot.

Commission to examine donation from lawyer for DuPont Co. (The News Journal)
The Rhode Island Ethics Commission has agreed to look into a complaint against Rhode Island's attorney general about campaign donations he accepted from a lawyer for DuPont Co. while he was negotiating to drop the company from a lawsuit. The commission will conduct a preliminary investigation to decide if there is evidence to launch a full-scale probe of Attorney General Patrick Lynch, Dianne

Speaking through attorney, Polk asks for sentencing delay (San Francisco Chronicle)
Convicted murderer Susan Polk returned to court with an attorney today and immediately delayed her sentencing for next week on the grounds that she wants a new trial in the killing of her husband. Contra Costa County sheriff's deputies escorted a...

Simms sets sights on race for attorney general seat (Gazette.Net)
With his sights newly trained on attorney general, Stuart O. Simms is hoping to tap into some of the support he garnered in the Washington region during his brief run for lieutenant governor.

Polk's New Attorney Could Request New Trial (CBS 5 Bay Area)
Susan Polk, who was scheduled to be sentenced next week for the murder of her psychotherapist husband Felix Polk, appeared in Contra Costa County Superior Court Thursday with a new attorney who said he might ask for a new trial. Previous Coverage Polk Has Questions For Jury Polk Jurors Speak Jurors Find Polk Guilty

Iraq's ex-deputy premier goes on hunger strike to protest lack of access to lawyer (The Daily Star Lebannon)
Former Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz has begun a hunger strike to protest the refusal by prison authorities in Iraq to allow him to see a lawyer, his attorney said Thursday. But a spokesman for US detainee operations in Baghdad denied it.

State Ethics Commission Looks at R.I. Attorney General (Fox News)
Republican Bill Harsch accuses incumbent Patrick Lynch of improperly taking campaign contributions from DuPont attorney who was trying to get state to drop case against company.

Uganda: Lawyer Kasirye is New UWA Board Chairman (AllAfrica.com)
LAWYER Andrew Kasirye has been appointed chairperson of the board of trustees of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).

Office of "Gang Leader's" Attorney Hit With Red Paintballs (News Channel 9 Chattanooga)
Red paint balls splattered the office of an attorney representing a man charged with murder and police describe as a gang leader.

BREAKING - Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney Receives report on Darden shooting (WAVY 10)
Norfolk Commonwealth's attorney Jack Doyle sent out a news release today informing media that his office was in possession of the report from the Virginia State Police on their investigation into the shooting death of Officer Seneca Darden.

Texas Lawsuit Filed Against Andrew Jones Dallas Attorney for Defamation & Subornation of Perjury (SYS-CON Media)
Keith Houser, Chairman & CEO of BioTech Medics,Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BTMD), announced that as an individual he has filed anAmended Complaint in the Dallas 68th District Court against Adam E. Barnettof Miami and Andrew L. Jones, a Dallas attorney for Defamation. TheComplaint also lists 6 counts of perjury by Adam Barnett and 6 counts ofsubornation of perjury by Jones.

Attorney General charges Wal-Mart, AutoZone with inaccurate pricing (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard filed complaints Thursday against retailers Wal-Mart and AutoZone over price displays and postings.

Six Magdalo men, lawyer fall in QC raid (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Six members of the so-called Magdalo group and a lawyer were arrested by police and military agents in a raid in Quezon City before dawn Friday, ABS-CBN News learned.

Jackson Lawyer Targets Lack of Documents (ABC News)
Michael Jackson Lawyer Targets Lack of Documentation for Money Claims Against Client

Jackson lawyer targets lack of documents (USA Today)
A former associate suing Michael Jackson testified Thursday that he never got a receipt for a $300,000 payment he claims he delivered in South America on the pop star's behalf.

Nepali lawyer stalks Charles Sobhraj (New Kerala)
By Sudeshna Sarkar, Kathmandu: There can't be a greater contrast than between Nepali lawyer Bishwa Lal Shrestha, 61, who reads the Bhagavad Gita every day and doesn't touch alcohol, and his better-known contemporary, 62-year-old Charles Sobhraj, once on the wanted list of nearly 30 countries for murder, robbery and passport forgery.

Judgment Against District Attorney in Louisiana in Race Firings (New York Times)
The administration of the Orleans Parish district attorney, Eddie Jordan, must pay $3.58 million in total awards and fees for violating the civil rights of workers whom Mr. Jordan, left, inappropriately fired after taking office, a federal judge has ruled. The judge, Stanwood R. Duval Jr. of Federal District Court, signed the final judgment June 29 in the civil rights case, which is named for

Lawyer avoids Disciplinary Commission hearing by resigning (The Herald Bulletin)
After six years of racking up violations of attorney codes of conduct, a local criminal lawyer tendered his resignation to the Indiana Supreme Court. Shawn D. Ramsey’s resignation was a response to an extensive list of complaints filed against Ramsey March 27.

Six-month term given to lawyer who forged name of judge (The Virginian-Pilot)
NORFOLK - A man who left careers as a lawyer and a stockbroker because of allegations of lying, forgery and theft will serve six months in jail for forging a judge's signature. Matthew C. Vroom, 37, . . .

'Certified sane' Sharon Anderson files again for attorney general (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Sharon Anderson, whose long quest for elective office has weathered felony charges and a mental illness commitment, is running again for state attorney general. In e-mails sent Thursday to reporters and government officials, Anderson said she has mailed filing papers and a $300 fee with the secretary of state's office to enter the Republican primary election for Minnesota's top legal post. Kent

Judge takes over as city attorney (The Journal Times)
Racine - Racine Municipal Court Judge Robert Weber is trading in his black robe to replace City Attorney Dan Wright, who is retiring Aug. 1.

Carpio's lawyer won't ask for new trial on murder charge (The Providence Journal)
PROVIDENCE -- The attorney for convicted murder Esteban Carpio will not seek new trial. Lawyer Robert L. Sheketoff faxed a notice to Superior Court Judge Robert D. Krause before the court opened yesterday saying he would not seek a review of the jury's decision.

West Palm sends state attorney information for ethics probe (The Palm Beach Post)
The city attorney's office has given information to State Attorney Barry Krischer in advance of a grand jury inquiry into the ethics of city commissioners.

Kyrgyz police hunt assailants after British lawyer is shot (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
BISHKEK, July 7 (RIA Novosti) - Police in the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan have opened an investigation into attempted murder after a British lawyer was shot in the capital in the early hours of Friday morning.

Kenner replaces chief attorney for city (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
An enthusiastic Kenner City Council Thursday unanimously approved new mayor Ed Muniz's choice to make state appellate Judge James Cannella city attorney, in a move officials said could save the city almost half a million dollars a year.

Attorney for man convicted for child porn plans appeal (The Times)
The attorney for a Shreveport Office of Family Service employee convicted Thursday in Caddo District Court for possession of child pornography plans to appeal the case.

Sarasotan withdraws as Husani attorney (The Herald-Tribune)
SARASOTA -- Sarasota attorney Michael Moran appears to be distancing himself from his client, Neil Mohamed Husani.

Lawyer: Coca-Cola Case Like a Spy Novel (The Ledger)
ATLANTA -- A secretary accused of helping two men steal trade secrets from The Coca-Cola Co. and trying to sell them to rival PepsiCo Inc. was ordered released on bail Thursday in a blockbuster case her lawyer likened to "a spy novel."

Attorney seeks new trial for woman sentenced in October for killing brother (News Journal)
MANSFIELD -- A woman convicted of killing her brother should get a new trial because of "incompetence of counsel," an attorney said Thursday. Charles Brown made the case for Tangela Taylor before the Fifth District Court of Appeals.

Lawyer Says Lay's Family Doesn't Get a Pass With His Death (WTOL News 11)
HOUSTON (AP) -- A Houston lawyer says Kenneth Lay's death doesn't mean his family automatically gets to keep the millions of dollars he made from Enron. The energy company's founder died of a heart attack Wednesday morning.