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Republican VP pick Palin hires lawyer over Alaska inquiry (Channel NewsAsia)
JUNEAU, Alaska: Republican vice-presidential pick Sarah Palin has hired a private lawyer to represent her in an investigation that she abused her powers as Alaska governor, her office confirmed on Monday.

Lawyer M Ravi held on further remand in IMH till Sep 15 (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Singapore News)
SINGAPORE: Lawyer M Ravi will be further remanded in the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for another two weeks until September 15.

Palin hires attorney for Troopergate investigation (KTVA Anchorage)
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential candidate, has hired a private practice attorney to defend her and members of her staff in the investigation into the firing of her public safety commissioner.

District attorney gives to police department (Deer Park Broadcaster & Progress)
The Deer Park Police Department received a check from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office last week to fund the department with a new video recording system for police vehicles.

Lawyer asks Administrative Court to shoot down emergency decree (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
A lawyer filed a complaint with the Administrative Court asking it to order the government to life the state of emergency. Nitithorn Lamlua asked the court to consider annulling the state of emergency.

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 2 (Bernama) -- The High Court today ordered lawyer Datuk Muhammad Shafee Abdullah to appoint a counsel to represent him in the inter partes injunction application hearing against blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamaruddin on Oct 8.

Indonesian lawyer seeks murder suspect's release (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
An Indonesian lawyer on Tuesday demanded the release of a former intelligence official accused in the murder of a human rights activist, claiming the indictment was flawed.

Shafee Told To Appoint Lawyer In Inter Partes Injunction Hearing Against Raja Petra (Bernama)
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 2 (Bernama) -- The High Court Tuesday ordered lawyer Datuk Muhammad Shafee Abdullah to appoint a counsel to represent him in the inter partes injunction application hearing against blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamaruddin on Oct 8.

Lawyer: Hate Crime Suspect Delusional, Not Racist (Central Florida News 13)
A lawyer for a man accused of a hate crime after running down a black woman said his client is not racist -- he is delusional.

Jury picking begins in child-sex trial of lawyer (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
CLAYTON -- Jury selection was to begin this afternoon for the trial of Eric Tolen, a Town and Country lawyer accused of multiple counts of child molestation.

OJ Simpson lawyer: 'Ready for trial' in Las Vegas (The Fresno Bee)
O.J. Simpson's lawyer says he's ready for Simpson's armed robbery trial to begin next Monday in Las Vegas. Read comments

Charges dropped against Gaddafi son: Swiss lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Two domestic workers who filed assault charges against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son in Switzerland, sparking a diplomatic row, have withdrawn their complaint, their Swiss lawyer said on Tuesday.

Falls hate crime defendant 'is not a bigot,' his lawyer says (The Buffalo News)
NIAGARA FALLS A veteran city worker accused of posting a "whites only" sign above a public works drinking fountain last month wasn't trying to make a racial statement, his lawyer said today.

Servants drop charges in Hannibal Kadhafi case: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Two servants who accused the son of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi of mistreating them in a Geneva hotel have dropped their legal complaints against him and his wife, their Swiss lawyer said Tuesday.

Attorney Says Teen 'Devastated' By Bay Bridge Crash (WBAL-TV Baltimore)
An attorney said his 19-year-old client feels "just awful" and is "devastated" about the accident on the Bay Bridge that killed a tractor trailer driver Aug. 10.

Attorney: Client 'Devastated' By Bay Bridge Crash (CBS 13 Baltimore)
An attorney says his 19-year-old client feels "just awful" and is "devastated" about the accident on the Bay Bridge that killed a tractor trailer driver Aug. 10.

US Attorney General Will Not Prosecute Over Politicized Hirings (WDET-FM Detroit)
The U-S Attorney General says he will NOT prosecute any members of the Justice Department who hired employees based on their political persuasion.    WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter has more… For many months…Detroit Democratic Congressman John Conyers – head of the House Judiciary Committee – has questioned if U-S Attorneys had been fired for political reasons…rather than their qualifications.    ...

Greens hire lawyer to fight for debate spot (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
OTTAWA - The Green party has hired a lawyer to pressure the TV networks to include leader Elizabeth May in debates during the coming election campaign.

Lawyer says Myanmar opposition leader not eating (The New Zealand Herald)
Detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi had lost weight and continued to shun food deliveries, her lawyer said yesterday. He declined to confirm if she was on a hunger strike.

Judge frees man, chastises lawyer (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
A Washington County man who has been sitting in local jails more than two years after his lawyer could have gotten him released was ordered freed today, accompanied by a judge's harsh criticism of the man's lawyer.

Beebe Nominates Assistant Attorney General As Justice (KTHV Little Rock)
Gov. Mike Beebe has named a veteran lawyer from the attorney general's office to fill a seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court. Beebe on Tuesday named Elana Wills to fill the remainder of the term of Associate Justice Tom Glaze, who has announced his retirement.

Attorney General: Belknap County official stole $40,601 (New Hampshire Union Leader)
Belknap County's administrator and finance director has waived an indictment charging her with stealing $40,601.99, according to New Hampshire Attorney General Kelly A. Ayotte.

Attorney Considers Lawsuit After Losing Recount (WPBF Palm Beach)
An attorney whose bid to become a judge in Palm Beach County came up 60 votes short in a recount during the weekend is considering filing a lawsuit against the county.

Attorney Friednash switching firms (Rocky Mountain News)
Attorney Doug Friednash is leaving Fairfield & Woods to join Greenberg Traurig's litigation group.

Jackson County supervisors appoint county attorney (Quad-City Times)
MAQUOKETA, Iowa — Chris Raker, assistant Jackson County attorney, was appointed Tuesday afternoon as the new county attorney.

Beebe names deputy attorney general to Arkansas Supreme Court (KY3 Springfield)
Elana Wills worked for the governor when Beebe was the attorney general.

OJ Simpson lawyer: 'Ready for trial' in Las Vegas (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
O.J. Simpson's lawyer declared the former football star was ready for jury selection to begin next Monday in his trial stemming from allegations he robbed two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint almost a year ago.

Lawyer: OJ Simpson ready for trial in Las Vegas (The Charlotte Observer)
O.J. Simpson's lawyer on Tuesday declared the former football star all set for jury selection to begin next week in his trial on allegations of robbing two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint almost a year ago. "Ready for trial, judge," Simpson lawyer Gabriel Grasso said during the last scheduled pretrial hearing. But Robert Lucherini, lawyer for Simpson's only remaining co-defendant, ...

Prominent area attorney Al Cone Jr. remembered (The Palm Beach Post)
Attorney Al Cone Jr. was a role model for dozens of Florida lawyers, teaching that grace and charity can be part of the sometimes cutthroat legal system.

VeriSign's m-Cube Pays $500,000 To Florida Attorney General For Fradulent Ringtone Ads (paidContent.org via Yahoo! Finance)
m-Qube, a VeriSign subsidiary, has agreed to pay the Florida Attorney General's Office $500,000 for allegedly billing for ringtones that were promoted through fraudulent ads, the ClickZ Network reports.

Hearing on Springwood postponed again after attorney leaves in anger (The Patriot-News)
In a near repeat of the last attempt to hold a conditional use hearing on a proposed shopping center in North Cornwall Twp., Springwood Development's attorney again left in anger tonight and vowed to take his concerns to court.

EFF IP Attorney Wins (Another!) Award | Electronic Frontier Foundation (Electronic Frontier Foundations)
EFF Senior Staff Attorney Fred Von Lohmann just won a much-prized acknowledgment from Public Knowledge , a public interest group based in Washington, DC whose mission to promote innovation and protect consumer rights often complements our mission at EFF.

Federal Judge Rules Government Can Scour All of Lawyer's Seized Computer Records (Law.com)
A federal judge has given prosecutors the go-ahead to review computer records seized from the office of a criminal defense lawyer, even if it means looking at files of clients who were not targets of the search. U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler says the procedure proposed by prosecutors for the review of the records provided adequate safeguards to protect other client files and privileged ...

Shafee told to appoint lawyer in inter partes injunction hearing against Raja Petra (The Borneo Post)
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court yesterday ordered lawyer Datuk Muhammad Shafee Abdullah to appoint a counsel to represent him in the inter partes injunction application hearing against blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamaruddin on Oct 8.

Lawyer: O.J. Simpson ready for trial in Vegas (Sports Illustrated)
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- O.J. Simpson's lawyer on Tuesday declared the former football star all set for jury selection to begin next week in his trial on allegations of robbing two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint almost a year ago.

Attorney general candidates agree on two more ballots tallied (The Kansas City Star)
JEFFERSON CITY | Democratic attorney general candidates agreed Tuesday to tally two more primary ballots but to dismiss a lawsuit that asked for more than 800 to be reviewed.

BexarMet attorney is free to talk in probe (San Antonio Express-News & KENS 5)
The board of the Bexar Metropolitan Water District late Tuesday waived its attorney-client privilege for its general counsel, Adolfo Ruiz, to speak to the Bexar County district attorney’s office and a grand jury regarding their investigation into alleged criminal activities at the utility.

Erie lawyer who bilked firm retains law license (Centre Daily Times)
An Erie lawyer who says his obsessive-compulsive disorder led him to take $70,000 from his former law partners will keep his law license.

Capital murder suspect appointed an attorney (Corpus Christi Caller-Times)
A 45-year-old Corpus Christi man charged with capital murder was appointed an attorney on Tuesday. Joseph Sharpe made a brief court appearance before 148th District Judge Marisela Saldaña, who appointed attorney Richard "Rick" Rogers to represent him.

Attorney returns to prosecutor's office (The Frederick News-Post)
In August, the Frederick County State's Attorney's Office brought Ed Lulie aboard as a community prosecutor -- to fight crime in the City of Frederick

Judge erred, Tyco chief's lawyer argues (Denver Post)
Former Tyco International chief executive Dennis Koz lowski's conviction for defrauding the security systems maker should be reversed because of a judge's mistakes, a lawyer told New York's highest state court.

Lawyer gets 3-23 months in parking-lot death (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
In the end, Bucks County lawyer Richard Patton did go to prison. But not for long enough to satisfy the survivors of Patton's girlfriend, Heather Demou, who died in a fall from his truck during a parking-lot squabble last year.

Attorney general may enter pension fray (North County Times)
SANTA ANA ---- State Attorney General Jerry Brown said Tuesday he will try to enter the legal fray raging over over a pension boost given to Orange County sheriff's deputies in 2001, saying the county is wrongly working to block a clause that made the increase retroactive.

Conviction reversed; lawyer faces disbarment (Birmingham News)
The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed the Jefferson County murder conviction of Brandon McCombs, citing ineffective assistance by a lawyer recently charged with convincing McCombs to lie on the stand.

Attorney renews call to dismiss charge in prayer death (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
WAUSAU If a couple accused of killing their daughter by praying instead of seeking medical care goes to trial, the courts will wrongly become entangled in religious matters, an attorney argues.

Bucks Co. Lawyer Sentenced In Girlfriend's Death (CBS 3 Philadelphia)
A suburban Philadelphia lawyer is getting three to 23 months in the Bucks County Prison for the drunken driving and recklessness that killed his girlfriend.

County attorney Kuboviak steps down early (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
Jim Kuboviak will end a 23-year career as Brazos County attorney three months before his final term in office expires, he said Tuesday. He said he made the deci ...

Attorney: Limited curfew may pose problems (The Amherst New Era Progress)
Amherst County’s attorney advised the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to use caution in considering any curfews for minors in Old Town Madison Heights.

County attorney warns of scam operation (Abilene Reflector-Chronicle)
Dickinson County Attorney Keith Hoffman said his office has received a report of scam operations being attempted in the county.

Carrollton: State attorney general sues nursing home (The Carrollton Leader)
A Carrollton nursing home has been charged with failing to maintain minimum health and safety standards required by Texas law, according to a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.