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Pedro Nava, Alberto Torrico Jump Into Attorney General Race to Replace Jerry Brown (HispanicBusiness.com)
The politics surrounding the high-stakes race to replace California Attorney General Jerry Brown took a new twist on Thursday after state assemblyman and former prosecutor Pedro Nava jumped into the campaign, a move that further complicates what is expected to be a competitve and expensive 2010 election.

Stebic's Attorney Takes Peterson As Client (CBS 2 Chicago)
Drew Peterson is adding an attorney to his legal team, and he's also a lawyer with another high profile client whose wife has been missing for years.

Lawyer in identity theft case charged with tax fraud (The Post-Standard)
Syracuse, NY - A local lawyer already facing charges she stole her law partner’s husband’s identity to open a fraudulent credit card account was charged today with felony tax fraud as well.

Casey asks attorney general to investigate Campbell's assessment conflicts (The Darien Times)
Darienite Walter Casey has asked the state attorney general’s office to look into potential conflicts of interest involving the new first selectman, David Campbell, and property tax assessments.

Fed lawyer blames CIA, GHQ for instability (Dawn)
The federal govt, however, distanced itself from the claim as the Acting Attorney General told the Supreme Court that the statement of the federation’s lawyer was his personal view.

Judge orders local attorney to pay county $62,000 (KLTV 7 Tyler)
A judge has ruled that a local attorney must pay Smith County $62,000 as partial reimbursement for attorneys' fees that the County incurred after his lawsuit against a Smith County Judge and former Commissioner.

Deputy county attorney resigns (Scottsbluff Star-Herald)
A longtime attorney with the Scotts Bluff County Attorney’s Office resigned Thursday. Scotts Bluff County Deputy Attorney John Childress confirmed that he had tendered his resignation, effective immediately.

Fed lawyer blames CIA, GHQ for instability (Pakistani Newspaper)
ISLAMABAD, Dec 14: A lawyer of the federation on Monday accused the Pakistani army headquarters and an American intelligence agency of trying to destabilise Pakistan.

ASK THE LAWYER: Dealing with a deposition (Daily Breeze)
Q: I just had my deposition taken. Our lawyer told me I should not volunteer information, and if possible to give brief answers (yes, no, I don't know).

Husband of missing Utah woman retains attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
The husband of a 28-year-old woman who went missing a week ago without taking her purse or cell phone has retained an attorney.

Villafuerte withdraws as nominee for Colorado U.S. attorney (Denver Post)
Faced with persistent questions from a leading Republican senator, Stephanie Villafuerte on Monday withdrew her name from consideration to become Colorado's next U.S. attorney.

Gov.-elect Christie chooses Essex County Prosecutor Paula Dow as attorney general (The Record and Herald News)
TRENTON -- Gov.-elect Chris Christie is to begin introducing his cabinet today by announcing Essex County Prosecutor Paula Dow as the state's next attorney general, according to an official familiar with Christie's decision.

Lawyer now magistrate (The Age)
A lawyer with extensive experience at various state tribunals is now a magistrate.

Asheville lawyer leaves legacy of compassion (Asheville Citizen-Times)
ASHEVILLE — Bruce A. Elmore Sr. will go down in the history books for being among the first lawyers in the country to score a $1 million verdict. But most of the Asheville lawyer's career involved less extravagant rewards.

Source: Christie to name Essex Co. prosecutor as state attorney general (Asbury Park Press)
TRENTON — A source says Republican Gov.-elect Chris Christie has chosen a Democrat to be New Jersey's next attorney general.

Sheikh was drugged: Lawyer (Straits Times)
DUBAI - A MEMBER of the Abu Dhabi ruling family who is on trial for allegedly torturing an Afghan was drugged against his will when the incident took place, his lawyer told AFP on Tuesday. Sheikh Issa bin Zayed, who is the brother of UAE president and Abu Dhabi emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan, pleaded not guilty at a hearing on Monday before a court in the Abu Dhabi oasis town of Al-Ain ...

Lawyer received 'threats' before Russian's death in prison (Financial Times)
A London-based Russian lawyer allegedly received death threats before and after the sudden death in a Moscow jail of Sergei Magnitsky, a colleague who had accused the police of involvement in a corruption case.

Banton's attorney: Reggae star denies drug charges (AP via Yahoo! News)
Reggae star Buju Banton's attorney says his client "vigorously denies" charges that he tried to buy a large amount of cocaine from an undercover police officer.

Courtney Love - Loves Lawyer Denies Guardianship Is Drug Linked (ContactMusic)
COURTNEY LOVE's lawyer has hit out at reports suggesting the rocker lost custody of her daughter due to a drug relapse, insisting she's completely "clean".Frances...

La. suspect's lawyer asks out of Ponzi scheme case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for a Louisiana businessman charged with defrauding investors out of nearly $20 million in an alleged Ponzi scheme has asked to withdraw from the case.

Love's lawyer denies guardianship is drug linked (Tiscali)
Courtney Love's lawyer has hit out at reports suggesting the rocker lost custody of her daughter due to a drug relapse, insisting she's completely "clean".

La. suspect's lawyer asks out of Ponzi scheme case (Rocky Mount Telegram)
NEW ORLEANS — A lawyer for a Louisiana businessman charged with defrauding investors out of ne...

Casey Anthony's attorney to argue for private jail visits with legal counsel, parents (The Palm Beach Post)
Casey Anthony's attorney to argue for private jail visits with legal counsel, parents

Scott's Lawyer Asks for Testimony to be Stricken (YNN Rochester)
In Tuesday's continuation of the trial of Roderick Scott, his lawyer, John Parrinello asked the judge to strike the testimony of James Cervini, saying it is riddled with inconsistencies.

ND attorney general warns about scam (The Fargo Forum)
BISMARCK, N.D. — Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says scam artists posing as state crime bureau agents are telephoning North Dakotans and offering to remove criminal charges for $500.

Christie names Essex County prosecutor as attorney general (Asbury Park Press)
TRENTON — Republican Gov.-elect Chris Christie has chosen a Democrat, Essex County Prosecutor Paula Dow, to be New Jersey's next attorney general. Dow worked with Christie in the U.S. Attorney's Office.

U.S. Attorney suing Pampy Barre' for close to $1 million (WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans)
A New Orleans businessman convicted in a City Hall corruption case is accused of transferring assets to his wife to shield them from a $1 million restitution order. A civil lawsuit filed Monday by U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's office claims Stanford "Pampy" Barre agreed to transfer roughly $1.4 million worth of property to his wife 10 days after he pleaded guilty in January 2007 to mail fraud ...

Attorney: Offutt Victim Told Friend To Pull Trigger (KETV 7 Omaha)
The defense attorney for an Offutt airman accused in a fatal shooting Friday said the victim told his client to pull the trigger.

Lawyer wants charges for Nevada hospital officials (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for a Las Vegas woman is calling for criminal charges against hospital officials who he says ignored his client in the emergency room so long that she went home and gave birth to a premature baby who died.

Attorney: Missing Utah mom's husband met with cops (AP via Yahoo! News)
The husband of a missing Utah woman has been answering questions from police on a daily basis and is not hindering an investigation into her disappearance, as police have alleged, his attorney said Tuesday.

Broadlawns board appoints retired lawyer (The Des Moines Register)
The Broadlawns Medical Center Board of Trustees has appointed a retired lawyer as its newest member.

Sports attorney picked to own Rangers baseball team (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A group led by Pittsburgh sports attorney Chuck Greenberg was picked as the lead bidder for the Texas Rangers baseball team being sold by sports tycoon Tom Hicks, but still must finalize the deal and get the approval of the league's owners and Hicks' creditors.

Abuse remarks doubtful: lawyer (The Age)
A psychologist at the Children's Court Clinic thought it was unlikely that a father had sexually abused his young daughter, the man's lawyer says.

Harrison lawyer, uncle plead guilty to violating public officers law (The Journal News)
NEW YORK — A Harrison lawyer and his uncle, a former state official, have admitted to breaking the law by illegally doing business with the state Liquor Authority.

Court: Nancy Garrido's lawyer wrongly bounced (San Francisco Chronicle)
A state appeals court on Tuesday rejected a judge's decision to remove the lawyer Nancy Garrido wants to defend her against charges of helping her husband kidnap and rape Jaycee Dugard. The El Dorado County judge wrongly concluded that attorney Gilbert Maines...

Lawyer refutes allegations against Summerland council (Kelowna Capital News)
others also read... While a group of 15 Summerland residents have petitioned RCMP to investigate possible wrongdoings in the last municipal election, a prominent local government lawyer contends council members did not contravene any election laws.

Germany must pay Afghan victims of NATO raid: Lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The victims of a German-ordered NATO raid in northern Afghanistan that killed scores of civilians must be compensated for the rest of their lives by the German government, their lawyer said on Wednesday.

Attorney for Preserve Graydon Coaltion raises questions (The Record and Herald News)
Claiming they are embarking on a "treacherous path" if they continue forward with their Request for Proposal (RFP) for the possible renovation of Graydon Pool, the attorney for the Preserve Graydon Coalition (PGC) recently sent a letter to Village Council members, asking them to clarify the village’s working relationship with the Ridgewood Pool Project (RPP), a group that has led the charge in ...

Attorney Accused Of Sexual Assault Posts Bail (WCCO Minneapolis - St. Paul)
The Minneapolis attorney accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy has posted bail set at $500,000.

Attorney: Fort Hood suspect moved out of ICU (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Army psychiatrist charged in last month's deadly shooting at Fort Hood has been moved from a hospital's intensive care unit to a private room, his attorney said Wednesday.

Lawyer: Rothstein's Wife Is Innocent (Local 10 Miami)
A lawyer for Scott Rothstein, an attorney accused of stealing millions of dollars in a massive Ponzi scheme, said Rothstein's wife, Kim, has not been implicated in the allegations against her husband.

Lawyer sues state over Yar'Adua's absence (Independent Online)
A leading Nigerian human rights lawyer has launched legal action to try to force President Umaru Yar'Adua to hand executive powers to his deputy.

Attorney: Fort Hood suspect moved out of ICU (News 8 Austin)
Attorney John Galligan said Wednesday that his client, Maj. Nidal Hasan, remains under guard at a San Antonio military hospital and is doing rehabilitation.

Royce White Laptop Case Referred To City Attorney (WCCO Minneapolis - St. Paul)
The University of Minnesota Police have referred Royce White's case -- involving the potential theft of a U of M student's laptop -- to the Minneapolis city attorney's office for possible charges.

Attorney says husband of missing Utah mom complied with police request to provide DNA sample (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
SALT LAKE CITY - An attorney for the husband of a missing Utah woman says his client has complied with a police request to submit a DNA sample. Scott Williams says Josh Powell provided West Valley City police with DNA on Tuesday.

Minneapolis attorney accused of rape posts $500,000 bail, gets out of jail (Pioneer Press)
A prominent Minneapolis attorney accused of raping a 15-year-old boy posted a $500,000 bond and was released from jail early this morning.

Attorney: Husband of missing Utah mom submits DNA (AP via Yahoo! News)
The husband of a missing Utah woman has complied with a police request to submit a DNA sample, his attorney said Wednesday.

Lawyer: Client hasn't talked about UConn probe with NCAA (USA Today)
A lawyer for the man at the center of recruiting allegations against the University of Connecticut said Wednesday his client has not spoken to investigators. UConn said in March it was working with the NCAA in investigating a report by Yahoo! Sports that former team manager Josh Nochimson helped guide basketball recruit Nate Miles to Connecticut, giving him lodging, transportation, meals and ...

Lawyer: NCAA yet to talk to ex-UConn manager (Sports Illustrated)
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A lawyer for the man at the center of recruiting allegations against the University of Connecticut said Wednesday his client has not spoken to investigators.

Tapes key to Galleon case, Khan's lawyer says (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Indicted Galleon hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam and his lawyers should "listen to the tapes" of government wiretaps in a wide-ranging insider trading probe, a lawyer for government cooperator Roomy Khan said on Wednesday.