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Stanley Rothenberg, 76, Lawyer and Ex-Chief of Copyright Group, Dies (New York Times)
Stanley Rothenberg was a lawyer who was an expert in copyright and entertainment law and a past president of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.

Longtime village attorney Jerome Klos a ‘great advocate’ for West Salem (La Crosse Tribune)
WEST SALEM, Wis. — Phrases such as “quiet generosity,” “great advocate” and “extremely community-minded” were being used Monday to remember Jerome Klos, West Salem’s longtime village attorney who was active in regional affairs for nearly half a century.

There’s a hotly contested race for district attorney (Waldo Independent)
By Toni Mailloux Once he started law school in 1976, Geoff Rushlau knew he wanted to be a prosecutor. “It was the only part of law school that interested me,†he says today. And indeed, Rushlau served as an assistant district attorney for 13 years and has been the district attorney for the four-county area of Waldo, Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties for the last 13 years.

County attorney to draft ambulance ordinance (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Adams County may soon have an ordinance to regulate ambulance services. County Attorney Bob Latham said he was planning to have an ordinance that would regulate ambulance services to the board of supervisors this week.

Slaughter In Iraq Astounded Tampa Lawyer (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA - Tampa lawyer Greg Kehoe spent a year in Iraq helping establish the nation's court system, training judges and coordinating the investigation that culminated with former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's death sentence Sunday.

Correction: Attorney Todd Weiler (Deseret Morning News)
Todd Weiler was the attorney representing two legislative candidates who were placed back on the ballot Friday. His last name was misspelled in the story that ran Saturday.

Coakley, Frisoli face off in race for Attorney General (WRGB Albany)
The contest for attorney general in Massachusetts pits a veteran prosecutor against a private practice lawyer making his first foray into elective politics.

Albany lawyer faces charges (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
A case is pending against an Albany lawyer accused of impersonating a police officer in Columbus.

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (Reel.com)
For baby boomers who spent their formative years glued to the television set—especially on Saturday mornings when Hanna-Barbera cartoons dominated the airwaves—Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim" series Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law offers a cheerfully subversive stroll down memory lane.

Defense lawyer withdraws in windshield attack case (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
EAST BROOKFIELD - The court-appointed lawyer for a former Hubbardston man accused of throwing rocks and bottles from his car at vehicles on Route 49 in September has been removed from the case.

Lawyer denies driver was drunk (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
CLINTON - The lawyer for a Leominster man accused in the drunken driving death of an Atlantic Union College student struck on Route 70 in Lancaster Friday evening says his client, Michael P. Duprey, had not been drinking or using drugs, but simply did not see the man until it was too late.

City lawyer in court veil row (Coventry Evening Telegraph)
A MUSLIM lawyer from Coventry was involved in an extraordinary courtroom incident when a judge asked her to remove her veil. The woman refused and walked out.

Shawano/Menominee County District Attorney Q&A (The Shawano Leader)
The following is a Q&A the Shawano Leader did with Shawano/Menominee County District Attorney candidates Greg Parker and Mary Harper in August. The text originally ran in the Aug. 29 edition.

A lawyer on campus (Nevada Appeal)
P. Mark Ghan, 53, was recently appointed as the new Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel for Western Nevada Community College. During his 21 years as a lawyer Ghan has worked with the Nevada Attorney General's Office doing civil and...

Manager, Attorney Get 7% Raise (The Ledger)
LAKELAND - Lakeland city commissioners gave City Manager Doug Thomas and City Attorney Tim McCausland 7 percent salary increases Monday. Thomas, already the highest-paid administrator at City Hall, will now make $171,665 annually. McCausland's increase means he will make $158,267 a year.

Delay to keep attorney jailed through holidays (The Clarion-Ledger)
Mississippi Gulf Coast attorney Paul S. Minor will spend the holiday season in jail after his trial was pushed back Monday until January. Minor's attorney said they didn't want to have the trial during the holiday season, fearing jurors may be preoccupied.

Frank Dunham -- lawyer for Moussaoui, Hamdi (San Francisco Chronicle)
Frank W. Dunham Jr., who fought for Zacarias Moussaoui and other well-known terrorism suspects as the first federal public defender in Alexandria, Va., died Nov. 3 of brain cancer at his Alexandria home. He was 64. A longtime Northern Virginia lawyer...

A lawyer's favor led to lengthy art battle (NorthJersey.com)
TEANECK -- When a Los Angeles lawyer was asked to give legal advice to a family friend about some long-lost artwork, he did not envision a seven-year odyssey during which he would sue a foreign government and argue before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Rooting out scandal key to attorney general race (Southern Illinoisan)
SPRINGFIELD - Rooting out public corruption has become the central issue in the upcoming Illinois attorney general's race. As allegations of corruption have become a major issue in this year's gubernatorial race, how to handle it is bleeding into the attorney general contest.

Man who broke into lawyer's car gets 30-day prison term (Saipan Tribune)
A man who burglarized a car belonging to a lawyer pleaded guilty yesterday in the Superior Court. Antonio I. Sablan, 44, signed a plea agreement and pleaded guilty to theft.

Cox, Williams vie for attorney general's office (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
Voters were deciding Tuesday between an ex-Marine and Army veteran for the attorney general's job. Incumbent Mike Cox, Michigan's first Republican attorney general since 1954, was...

Concord lawyer _ school board member _ disbarred (WCAX 3)
CONCORD, N.H. A Concord (New Hampshire) lawyer who is seeking re-election today as a school board member, has been disbarred.

Concord lawyer and school board member loses law license (Boston Globe)
A lawyer who was seeking reelection Tuesday as a school board member has been disbarred by the state Supreme Court.

County attorney candidates tout resumes (The Sentinel-News)
Nathan Riggs wants Hart Megibben's job as Shelby County attorney.

McDaniel, DeLay Face Off For Attorney General's Post (KTHV Little Rock)
Democrat Dustin McDaniel and Republican Gunner DeLay are facing off today for the state attorney general's post. McDaniel a state representative from Jonesboro, has proposed stricter penalties for document fraud as a way to combat illegal immigration.

Man accused of sexually assaulting child live on web can't get fair trial: lawyer (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
ST. THOMAS, Ont. (CP) - The lawyer for a man accused of sexually assaulting a young child live on the Internet says his client can't get a fair trial.

Teen's lawyer hails Nunavut court ruling (CBC North)
Nunavut lawyer Chris Debicki, who challenged the territory's Child and Family Services Act, is pleased the court has ruled in his teenage client's favour.

Attorney General debate still rolling as polls open (Arkcity.net)
TOPEKA -- A noisy debate over abortion records remained the backdrop for a bitter attorney general's race as voters decided Tuesday whether Republican incumbent Phill Kline would serve a second term.

Nigeria: Ladoja - AC Blasts Attorney-General (AllAfrica.com)
The Action Congress (AC), yesterday, condemned the declaration of the Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Bayo Ojo, staying immediate implementation of the Court of Appeal judgment nullifying the impeachment of Senator Rasheed Ladoja as Governor of Oyo State.

Darfur lawyer receives top award (BBC News)
A Darfur lawyer receives a top human rights award after 20 years representing Sudan's poor.

Lawyer calls 282 sex and child porn charges against Ontario man overblown (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
OSHAWA, Ont. (CP) - The impression created by the almost 300 sex and child pornography charges laid against an Ontario man is misleading, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Attorney for Woman Widowed at Municipal Air Show Calls Demand for Litigation Costs ‘Mean’, ‘Vile’ (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
The attorney for a widow whose husband was killed in an air show at Livermore Municipal Airport expressed outrage yesterday at the city’s recent demand for litigation costs.

Van Hollen, Falk Face Off In Attorney General Race (Channel 3000)
Voters have a choice between politician or prosecutor to be the state's next attorney general.

Garcia Defense Attorney Cross-Examines DNA Expert (KXTV Sacramento)
Defense attorney Robert Blazier picked up where he left off Monday: challenging Department of Justice DNA expert and prosecution witness Shawn Kacer on Kacer’s DNA findings and test results.

Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Child Live on Web Can't Get Fair Trial: Lawyer (RedNova)
ST. THOMAS, Ont. (CP) - The lawyer for a man accused of sexually assaulting a young child live on the Internet says his client can't get a fair trial. Lawyer Bob Upsdell says police revealed evidence to the media that should have only been heard in court. A 34-year-old man from St.

Uganda: Kasulu Takes Lawyer to Court Over Shs92 Million (AllAfrica.com)
Former proprietor of the defunct Property Masters Patrick Kasulu has taken a second lawyer, David Nyote, to the Law Council Disciplinary Committee accusing him of stealing his Shs92 million.

Lawyer lashes out at media, police (CNews)
ST. THOMAS — The lawyer for a man charged with sexually assaulting his child live on the Internet blasted the police, the community and the media today for jeopardizing his client’s right to a fair trial.

Coakley Becomes First Female State Attorney General (WCVB TheBostonChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
Middlesex County District Attorney Martha Coakley, 53, claimed victory early Tuesday, becoming the first woman attorney general elected in Massachusetts after polls showed her with 64 percent of the vote to her opponent Larry Frisoli's 36 percent with only 2 percent of the precincts reporting.

Lawyer in TV 'sting' commits suicide (Daily Telegraph)
A Texas lawyer shot himself dead after being caught by an internet paedophile sting set up by a television programme.

Coakley Becomes First Female State Attorney General (The Boston Channel)
Middlesex County District Attorney Martha Coakley, 53, claimed victory early Tuesday, becoming the first woman attorney general elected in Massachusetts

Agriculture Commissioner Bronson easily beats South Florida lawyer (Miami Herald)
In the low-key race for agriculture commissioner, incumbent Charles Bronson, a Republican and former rancher, easily beat Democratic challenger Eric Copeland, a Miami-Dade lawyer and political newcomer.

McCollum opens lead over Campbell for attorney general (Sun-Sentinel)
MIAMI -- Republican Bill McCollum, making his third try at winning statewide office, took a solid lead Tuesday over Democrat Skip Campbell in the race for Florida attorney general.

Lawyer admits stealing $800,000 from clients (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
A North Georgia lawyer on Monday pleaded guilty to federal charges that he stole $800,000 from clients to pay his bills, make home repairs and cover his girlfriend's rent and utilities. According to the U.S. Attorney's Northern District Office, Charles Femery Peebles of Flowery Branch specialized in construction litigation and represented clients who suffered physical injury and property damage

McCollum beats Campbell for Florida attorney general (Miami Herald)
Republican Bill McCollum will be Florida's attorney general, easily winning the contest against Walter ''Skip'' Campbell, a Broward County attorney.

McCollum beats Campbell for Florida attorney general (Miami Herald)
Republican Bill McCollum will be Florida's attorney general, easily winning the contest against Walter ''Skip'' Campbell, a Broward County attorney.

Gansler wins race for attorney general (Baltimore Sun)
Montgomery Co. Democrat posts comfortable victory against Rolle Douglas F. Gansler, a Montgomery County Democrat, has won the Maryland attorney general's race over Republican Scott L. Rolle.

Biden wins Delaware attorney general race (USA Today)
Beau Biden, son of Delaware's senior U.S. senator, was elected attorney general Tuesday, overcoming questions raised by Republicans about his qualifications and possibly signaling the birth of a new political dynasty.

Freeman wins back job as Hennepin County attorney (Pioneer Press)
Mike Freeman, the son of one of the historic founders of the DFL, got his old job back Tuesday when he reclaimed the office of Hennepin County Attorney, a post he had held for eight years in the 1990s.

Attorney finalists revealed (The MetroWest Daily News)
WESTBOROUGH -- The town released the names of the finalists for its new town attorney position Monday, a week after Worcester Superior Court ordered officials to do so.

Circuit Court Judge District 19: Third time's a charm for attorney Pegg (The Palm Beach Post)
After decades of work in criminal law and two failed bids for a judgeship, Vero Beach attorney Bob Pegg on Tuesday emerged as the winner of the race for the newly created 19th Circuit judge seat.