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Attorney general expects KU audit to be made public (49 ABC News Topeka)
Attorney General Steve Six’s office said Tuesday that a Kansas University audit should be made public once its finished.

Frank Garcia to Get New Attorney (13WHAM Rochester)
Rochester, N.Y.- The Hamlin man accused of killing four people in two counties on Valentine’s Day will be appointed a new attorney for his Monroe County case.

Local attorney co-authors Estate Planning Strategies (Dayton Daily News)
Local attorney co-authors Estate Planning Strategies

Lawyer Edward Fagan is disbarred in N.J. for misusing Holocaust victims's funds (The Star-Ledger)
TRENTON -- A lawyer who represented Holocaust victims and has been accused of misusing their money has been disbarred in New Jersey. Aaron Houston/For The Star-LedgerEdward Fagan contests his disbarment in front of the New Jersey Supreme Court in Trenton...

Ponzi Scheme Suspect's Wife Stunned, Lawyer Says (CBS 2 Chicago)
Blindsided that her accused Ponzi-scheming husband was living a "double life," Gina Hernandez is now so distraught she refuses to go to the grocery store, her lawyer says. Her husband David Hernandez -- wanted on charges he stole nearly $12 million from 100 investors in 12 states -- was captured by federal authorities Monday.

Diaz, Wife Suing Ex-U.S. Attorney Lampton (WAPT Jackson)
Former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Oliver Diaz and his wife are suing former U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton, accusing him of conspiring to ruin the couples lives.

Northampton County district attorney calls on police departments for unsolved homicide files (The Express-Times)
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli has requested case files from every county police department that has an unsolved homicide on the books, according to a memo sent Tuesday. Morganelli sent the memo in order to begin the process of...

Jeff Attorney Resigns Over Trash Can Photos (WLKY Louisville)
Jeffersonville City Council and school board attorney Larry Wilder has resigned from his positions.

Diaz, wife suing ex-US Attorney Lampton (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
JACKSON, MS (AP) - The last time they faced off in a legal battle, Dunn Lampton was a U.S. attorney and Oliver Diaz was a Mississippi Supreme Court justice accused of bribery and tax evasion.

Closed door lese majeste trial for Daranee makes lawyer despair (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
A defence lawyer for alleged lese majeste offender Daranee Charncherngsilpakul expressed concern yesterday that his client may suffer a negative outcome because she faces a closed-door trial.

Jeffersonville City Council lawyer resigns (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Larry Wilder, the embattled lawyer for the Jeffersonville City Council, has resigned following the release of photographs of him sleeping in a garbage can after a night of drinking.

Attorney general wants review of cocaine sentences (AP via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Eric Holder sought support Wednesday for erasing the gap in prison sentences for crack and powder cocaine crimes, a disparity that hits black defendants the hardest.

Stanford Deserves Bail, Won’t Flee, Lawyer Says (Update2) (Bloomberg)
June 24 (Bloomberg) -- R. Allen Stanford should be released on bond because he has no intention of fleeing before he can be tried on charges he swindled $7 billion from investors, his lawyer said.

Stanford Won’t Flee If Granted Bail in Fraud Case, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
June 25 (Bloomberg) -- R. Allen Stanford , the Texas financier charged with swindling $7 billion from investors, should be released on bond because he has no intention of fleeing before a trial, his lawyer told a federal judge.

Lawyer: U.S. hot over Canadian in Sudan (UPI)
OTTAWA, June 25 (UPI) -- The lawyer for a Canadian man stranded in Sudan for six years claims the U.S. government has taken renewed interest in the man as a suspected terrorist.

TRENTON, N.J. -- A lawyer who won judgments for Holocaust survivors and victims of South African apartheid has been disbarred in a second state. The New Jersey Supreme Court agreed that Edward Fagan knowingly misused client and escrow trust...

Lawyer for Holocaust victims disbarred in NJ (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
A lawyer who won judgments for Holocaust survivors and victims of South African apartheid has been disbarred in a second state.

Garcia will get new defense lawyer (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Frank Garcia will get a new lawyer to represent him on charges that he killed two people and wounded another in Brockport.

Conaty, prominent area defense lawyer, dies at 72 (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Longtime Rochester defense lawyer George W. Conaty Jr. has died.

Attorney general wants hate crimes law to include sexual orientation, gender or disability (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder wants Congress to pass a new hate crimes law to include attacks that are based on sexual orientation, gender or disability.

Lawyer upset at ruling in whistle-blower case (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer for a paramedic, who said he saw a woman who alleged she had been assaulted by Carlita Kilpatrick, said today he's upset with a judge's decision to allow a whistle-blower lawsuit to proceed.

Supreme Court reprimands Dakota County Attorney (Minnesota Public Radio)
The Minnesota Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded and fined Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom.

Chris Christie faces questions about U.S. Attorney contracts amid release of documents (The Star-Ledger)
WASHINGTON -- National Republicans hurried to the aid of New Jersey GOP candidate Chris Christie today, lavishing praise on his work as U.S. attorney and dismissing criticism over his choices of federal monitors as baseless and partisan. "Chris Christie deserves...

State high court reprimands County Attorney Backstrom (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom got an official reprimand this morning from the Minnesota Supreme Court over his efforts to discourage public medical examiners from testifying as defense witnesses.

Minnesota Supreme Court reprimands Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom (Pioneer Press)
The Minnesota Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom for discouraging a medical examiner from letting a co-worker to testify in a Washington County murder trial.

Chris Christie defends contracts awarded while U.S. attorney during congressional hearing (The Star-Ledger)
WASHINGTON -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie today defended his awarding of lucrative monitoring contracts while U.S. attorney, telling a congressional subcommittee that the deals were used "to achieve results of justice for the public." "There is absolutely zero --...

Attorney General Brown to look into Clear Lake boating accident (North County Times)
LAKEPORT -- Attorney General Jerry Brown has agreed to look into the case of a competitive sailor sailboat charged with manslaughter in a fatal Clear Lake boating accident that also involved Lake County's chief deputy sheriff.

Attorney Steps Down In Murder Case (WTVQ Lexington)
Another set back this morning in the case against a man accused of murdering a woman and her two daughters in Carter County. For the third time, a court appointed attorney has stepped down from representing Robert Drown.

Victims proven liars - lawyer (The New Zealand Herald)
A lawyer acting for a restaurant owner who allegedly ordered his staff to attack a worker who quit over poor pay says the victims were "proven liars" who were after their boss's money. John Haigh, QC, told an Auckland District...

Attorney pleads guilty to marijuana possession (WBBM Newsradio 780 Chicago)
An area attorney could face suspension of his law license after pleading guilty to marijuana possession.

Manhattan District Attorney Endorses a Candidate to Succeed Him (New York Times)
Robert M. Morgenthau backed Cyrus R. Vance Jr., a former assistant district attorney, dismissing suggestions that it was inappropriate for him to endorse a candidate.

Kilpatrick attorney in debt (Detroit News)
The flamboyant Southern defense attorney who once chided Wayne County prosecutors that a child could defend former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has found himself in financial trouble.

City to let discipline board talk to attorney (Detroit Free Press)
The Detroit City Council waived attorney-client privilege for one of the city's lawyers Thursday so she can testify before a board investigating whether several attorneys should face professional discipline for their conduct in the text message scandal.

Ex-AIG Chief Greenberg Wasn’t Told to End Plan, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
AIG attorney Theodore Wells rested his case yesterday after Richard Beattie , chairman of New York-based Simpson Thacher, denied Greenberg’s claim that the lawyer told him in 2005 that Starr International Co. should end a deferred-compensation program for reasons of corporate governance.

Michael Jackson's lawyer voices medication fears (Independent)
Michael Jackson’s lawyer has threatened to be ‘very vocal and critical’ if the pop stars death occurred as a result of medications he was taking.

The couple that sway together, stay together... TV divorce lawyer advises ballroom dancing to save marriage (Daily Mail)
The couple that sway together, stay together... TV divorce lawyer advises ballroom dancing to save marriage

Jackson Family Attorney: Prescription Drugs May Have Caused Death (US Weekly)
Although the exact cause of Michael Jackson's death remains unknown, Brian Oxman - who has served as the family's attorney for more than 20 years - suspects prescription drug abuse may have played a role. "I don't know what caused Michael's death, and I don't want to speculate as to what the causes are," Oxmon tells Usmagazine.com. "I only know that I warned them there was the misuse of ...

Lawyer Ben Brafman Remembers Michael Jackson (Law.com)
One of Jackson's many lawyers, noted New York criminal defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman , spoke with CNN's Anderson Cooper Thursday night about his time representing the King of Pop on charges he sexually molested a teenage boy.

Lawyer to fight extradition for West Palm Beach man in Houston murder (The Palm Beach Post)
The lawyer for Anthony L. Martin, arrested this week for a Houston murder 26 years ago, told a judge this morning he will fight extradition because he's not satisfied authorities have the right man.

Third defense attorney in murder case resigns (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) - The attorney for a man accused of 3 murders in eastern Kentucky says he is stepping down from the case.

Peza to continue audit despite death of lawyer who asked for it (Sun Star)
THE audit on Kyocera Keinsiki Philippines will be conducted by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) even though lawyer Mary Jane Arada, who requested it, was killed in an ambush last week. read more

Article: Family Attorney: Michael Jackson’s Kids ‘Are Doing Fine’ (Access Hollywood)
Following Michael Jackson’s tragic sudden death on Thursday, many wondered about the state of the singer’s three children. According to Brian Oxman, an attorney for the Jackson family, they “are doing fine.”

Third Defense Attorney In Murder Case Resigns (The Kentucky Post)
GRAYSON, Ky. (AP) - The attorney for a man accused of three murders in eastern Kentucky says he is stepping down from the case.

Former Johnson & Johnson lawyer named director of state Division of Law (The Star-Ledger)
TRENTON -- A former lawyer for Johnson & Johnson was named director of the state Division of Law, officials announced today. Taysen Van Itallie, 58, served as associate general counsel at the health care and consumer products company after working...

Lawyer hired for arrested baby sitter (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
The arrested 18-year-old baby sitter of slain Jada Justice now has a lawyer.

Lawyer says death 'eerie' (The Sun)
SCENE where medics fought to revive Michael Jackson described today by former lawyer

U.S. Attorney's statement on Monica Conyers' guilty plea (Detroit Free Press)
The following is U.S. Attorney Terrence Berg's statement on City Council member Monica Conyers' guilty plea this morning. Good morning. Today Detroit City Council Member Monica Ann Conyers pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to commit bribery. According to Ms. Conyers' statements in her plea agreement and in open court, her conduct involved misuse of her positions as Detroit City ...

Jackson Family Attorney Blames Prescription Meds (CBS 5 Bay Area)
While it won't be clear for a while what caused the death of pop star Michael Jackson, a family attorney's comments Thursday pointed towards a problem with prescription drugs.

GM Has Better Arguments Against Creditors, Chrysler Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
June 26 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Corp. has better legal arguments than creditors seeking to block the sale next week of the carmaker’s best assets to a new entity, Chrysler LLC lawyer Corinne Ball said.

US Attorney: Synagro Investigation Continues (WXYZ-TV Detroit)
The conviction of Monica Conyers does not bring an end to the federal investigation of Detroit’s Synagro sludge hauling contract. Still, the U.S. Attorney made a point of admonishing other...