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AFTERNOON UPDATE: Local attorney’s trial wraps up (Walla Walla Union-Bulletin)
WALLA WALLA — The trial of local attorney William McCool has ended, but the outcome is in doubt.

No Charges For Former US Attorney Schlozman (KCTV 5 Kansas City)
Former U.S. attorney Bradley Schlozman will not face criminal charges.

Attorney For Alleged Rape Victim Cites Conflict Of Interest At Prosecutor's Office (KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville)
The attorney for an alleged University of Arkansas rape victim cites a conflict of interest at Washington County Prosecutor's Office.

No crime shredding Stanford papers: defense lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The security chief accused of illegally shredding documents at Stanford Financial Group was simply "taking out the garbage" and committed no crime, his lawyer said in a court filing.

7 arrested in Guatemala in lawyer killing scandal (AP via Yahoo! News)
Authorities in Guatemala have arrested seven men, including five police officers, for the killing of a prominent lawyer who accused the country's president in a posthumously released video.

San Diego district attorney closes case against Merriman (NFL.com)
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has dismissed reality TV star Tila Tequila's accusations that San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman choked her and threw her to the ground early Sunday.

Guatemala arrests 7 in lawyer-killing scandal (AP via Yahoo! News)
Authorities in Guatemala arrested seven suspects Friday, including five police officers, in the killing of a prominent lawyer who accused President Alvaro Colom of involvement in his death in a posthumously released video.

Seven arrested for murder of Guatemalan lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Six police officers and a former soldier were arrested in Guatemala for the murder of a lawyer who sparked political turmoil by accusing the country's president of plotting his death.

Guatemala arrests 9 in lawyer-killing scandal (AP via Yahoo! News)
Authorities in Guatemala arrested nine suspects Friday, including five police officers, in the killing of a prominent lawyer who accused President Alvaro Colom of involvement in his death in a posthumously released video.

Former U.S. attorney in KC won’t be charged with lying to Congress (The Kansas City Star)
The Justice Department on Friday said career professionals properly decided not to charge Bradley Schlozman, the former U.S. attorney in Kansas City, with lying to Congress. The department told Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York in a letter that a complete review that was “transparent” supported the decision not to prosecute. But a department official noted that “nothing ... should be ...

Early release possible for Iraqi shoe-thrower, attorney says (CNN)
The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at then-President George W. Bush at a news conference in December could be released from jail as early as next week, his attorney told CNN on Friday.

Suspect in Adenhart death might get new attorney (The Press-Enterprise)
A Superior Court judge will rule Monday whether a former Riverside man should have a new attorney to defend him against charges he was driving drunk when he crashed into another car, killing Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two friends. Defense attorney Randall Longwith has been representing Andrew Thomas Gallo, 22, who is charged with three counts of second-degree murder and related drunken ...

Obituary: Thomas Smail Jr., tax attorney and art lover (The Sacramento Bee)
Thomas E. Smail Jr., who was an art lover, avid golfer and prominent tax attorney in Sacramento for more than 40 years, died Sept. 5 at age 81.

Lawyer: Denver cops planted drugs on 10-year-old (Denver Post)
A lawyer for Leo Cisneros accused the Denver police Friday of planting drugs in a child's pocket and of conducting sloppy investigative work, and criticized them for focusing on the victim of a crime rather than the perpetrators.

Ogle County state’s attorney named to juvenile task force (SaukValley.com)
OREGON – Ogle County State’s Attorney John B. “Ben” Roe has been appointed to a new state task force to study if 17-year-olds charged with felony offenses should be tried as juveniles or as adults.

Sturgis city attorney resigns (Rapid City Journal)
Sturgis is in search of a new city attorney after Candi Thomson tendered her resignation at Tuesday's city council meeting.

Seven held in Guatemalan lawyer's death (CNN)
Guatemalan authorities said they arrested seven men Friday in connection with the May 10 slaying of lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg, who left behind a videotape saying that if anything happened to him, President Alvaro Colom would be responsible.

Lake City mourns passing of former prosecuting attorney (Cadillac News)
LAKE CITY - Gary C. Hoffman, former prosecuting attorney of Lake City from 1964 to 1988 and one of Michigan’s longest acting prosecuting attorneys passed away peacefully at his home in Lake City on Friday at the age of 74.

Long-time Pontiac attorney dies (Pontiac Daily Leader)
Long-time Pontiac attorney James Herr passed away Friday morning. He was 79 and living at Brighton Gardens, Burr Ridge, at the time of his death. Pontiac attorney Ronald Fellheimer reminisced Friday about Herr and his lengthy career in Pontiac.

Iraqi 'shoe-thrower' to be freed on Monday: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi reporter who shot to fame when he threw his shoes at then US president George W. Bush, is set to be released from jail on Monday, his lawyer said on Saturday.

Court raps lawyer for giving wrong undertakings (Calcutta News)
Worried about the sanctity of statements made in court, the Delhi High Court has rapped a lawyer for giving wrong undertakings to delay proceedings, and slapped a fine of RS.25,000 on the petitioner.

State Attorney General to probe Paolo dealings (Yamhill Valley News-Register)
The Attorney General's Office has been asked to conduct a criminal investigation into allegations that Murray Paolo, former director of the county air support program, used county resources to obtain a private helicopter pilot's rating and illegally sold surplus federal helicopter parts to private citizens.

Local attorney faces charges in 2 counties (Seguin Gazette-Enterprise)
SEGUIN — Legal problems have mounted for a local attorney whose husband was indicted last July on federal wire fraud charges.

Peruvian nanny's attorney hopes DA will retry case (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
The attorney of a Peruvian nanny who had her capital murder conviction overturned by an appeals court said she hopes the Collin County District Attorney's Office don't plan on bringing their case to a higher court.

Coppell Chamber hears Texas Attorney General (Coppell Gazette)
Combating identity theft, protecting consumers and warning youngsters of the consequences of “sexting” are among the priorities of the Texas Attorney General’s office.

Senate committee advances Rapid City lawyer's nomination for federal judgeship (Rapid City Journal)
The Senate Judiciary Committee has sent the federal judgeship nomination of Rapid City lawyer Jeffrey Viken to the full Senate floor.

Sturgis city attorney resigns (Rapid City Journal)
Sturgis is in search of a new city attorney after Candi Thomson tendered her resignation at Tuesday's city council meeting.

Attorney for Anoka-Hennepin teacher in harassment case says some facts distorted (Brooklyn Park Sun-Post)
Allegations against a teacher on unpaid leave from the Anoka-Hennepin School District following a student harassment case may have been "somewhat distorted," her attorney says.

District Attorney’s Office will have new senior attorney Oct. 1 (The Steamboat Pilot & Today)
Fourteenth Judicial District Attorney Elizabeth Oldham, who oversees Routt, Moffat and Grand county offices, said a new deputy DA will start working in Routt County on Oct. 1 as a senior attorney.

Success & Service - Modesto attorney Gianelli inducted into law school hall of fame (Modesto Bee)
The late Modesto attorney Louis F. "Bud" Gianelli was among four people inducted into the

Curry joins Saunders County attorney’s office (The Ashland Gazette)
WAHOO – It’s official: Carolyn Curry has joined is the new Saunders County deputy attorney.

MIC assembly: Lawyer S. Murugesan named sec gen (The Star)
KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer S. Murugesan has been named the secretary-general of MIC by party supremo Datuk S. Samy Vellu at the general assembly here Sunday.

District attorney candidate promises more grant money (The Intelligencer)
Fighting crime costs money, and Democratic district attorney candidate Chris Asplen says he knows how to bring more of it to the DA's office.

Top lawyer to get accused out of Africa (icWales)
A HIGH-PROFILE lawyer who won a reprieve for the Cardiff Three has taken on the case of a Welshman locked up in a notorious African jail for a crime he insists he did not commit.

Coleman lawyer: 'I try to see Jesus Christ in the face of everyone I defend' (Belleville News-Democrat)
Belleville lawyer John O'Gara, has stood beside people accused of the most heinous crimes committed in the state -- a necropheliac serial killer who targeted children, a murderer convicted of shooting a 9-week-old infant in the face with a shotgun and most recently, a Columbia father and husband accused of strangling his whole family.

Lawyer crosses over to theatrical criminal role (Otago Daily Times)
Vincent Community Board member and lawyer Tim Cadogan has turned to a life of crime - but only on stage. He is relishing being a villain, taking the role of conniving career criminal Fagin in the Alexandra Musical Society's latest production.

Iran frees Mousavi aide, human rights lawyer: report (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Iran has freed a close aide to opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi and a prominent lawyer who belongs to Nobel prize winner Shirin Ebadi?s rights group, the ILNA news agency reported on Sunday.

On His Way Out, District Attorney Keeps Close Watch on Race to Replace Him (New York Times)
Robert M. Morgenthau’s name is not on Tuesday’s election ballot for the Manhattan district attorney’s job. But he is campaigning as if it were, backing Cyrus R. Vance Jr.

Peru wants lawyer for Shining Path leader charged (AP via Yahoo! News)
Peru's justice minister says the government will ask a public prosecutor to file "apology for terrorism" charges against the lawyer for imprisoned Shining Path rebel leader Abimael Guzman.

Boulder lawyer climbs nearly all of Colorado's 14ers (Denver Post)
Boulder native Bart Miller took a seven-week sabbatical this summer from his work as a lawyer for a nonprofit group to climb to the summits of 53 of Colorado's fourteeners.

Timing of Brimble's death critical - lawyer (The Courier Mail)
THE longer Dianne Brimble was lying dead on the floor of Mark Wilhelm's cabin in a cruise ship, the less likely it was that Wilhelm was guilty of manslaughter, his lawyer has told the NSW Supreme Court.

Attorney General Corbett To Announce Run For Governor (WTAE-TV Pittsburgh)
Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett is kicking off his campaign for the 2010 Republican gubernatorial nomination.

Independence Party will vote on district attorney (The Buffalo News)
LITTLE VALLEY -- Independence Party voters will be the only ones going to the polls Tuesday in Cattaraugus County in a countywide vote for district attorney during primary elections.

N.C. attorney general to speak at chamber lunch (The Daily Reflector)
Roy Cooper, North Carolina's attorney general, will be the keynote speaker at the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce's September Power Luncheon on Tuesday at noon at Brook Valley Country Club.

Delhi lawyer jailed for month for not vacating rented house (Calcutta News)
The Delhi High court Monday sentenced a lawyer to one month in jail for not complying with its earlier order to vacate his rented apartment.

FOX13 Insiders: City Attorney's Office (FOX 13 Memphis)
FOX13's Political Insiders Joseph Kyles and Mike Fleming offer their insight on the DA's investigation of Elbert Jefferson and the city attorney's office, as well as the official candidate list for the mayoral special election with a whopping 25 hopefuls vying for city hall.

City still searching for attorney (The Bristol Press)
BRISTOL — The city is still looking for an attorney to head up its legal office.

Brooke Astor Lawyer a ‘Casualty’ in Dispute, Attorney Says (Bloomberg)
Sept. 14 (Bloomberg) -- A lawyer accused of helping Brooke Astor’s son steal millions of dollars and artwork from the late philanthropist is a “casualty” in a family dispute over her fortune, his attorney told jurors at the end of a four- month trial.

Trial for Lehigh Valley lawyer John P. Karoly under way in Philadelphia (The Express-Times)
The prominent Allentown lawyer maintains his innocence on charges of mail fraud and money laundering. In July Karoly pleaded guilty to charges he failed to pay taxes on $5.2 million income.

Pa. Attorney General Corbett kicking off gubernatorial campaign (The Scranton Times-Tribune)
PITTSBURGH - Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett is kicking off his campaign for the 2010 Republican gubernatorial nomination. Mr. Corbett is scheduled to make his announcement Monday night at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. The event is th