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Defense attorney has history of public service (The Yuma Sun)
Cid Kallen by his nature must be a protector, having gone from protecting this country as a U.S. Marine to now protecting the rights of the accused as a defense attorney for the Yuma County Legal Defender's Office.

Lawyer in Lakeland Man's Steroids Case Asks to Withdraw (The Lakeland Ledger)
A lawyer for a Lakeland man facing federal charges of selling steroids has asked to withdraw from the case, court records show. Richard "Andy" Thomas pleaded guilty Nov. 10 to possession with intent to distribute anabolic steroids, a charge that carries a maximum of 5 years in prison.

Attorney General Says Execution Likely To Proceed (Arkansas News Bureau)
LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Friday he expects a judge’s ruling staying the execution of condemned killer Jack Harold Jones Jr. to be overturned and the execution to take place next week as previously scheduled.

Iranian-American scholar temporarily freed: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Iranian-American scholar Kian Tajbakhsh, who is serving a five year jail term, has been freed temporarily to celebrate the Persian New Year, his lawyer told AFP on Sunday.

Attorney General says colleges can’t protect gays (The Virginia Gazette)
RICHMOND – State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is asking the state’s public colleges and universities to rescind their policies banning discrimination based on sexual orientation.

British kissing couple awaits jail verdict in Dubai lawyer (Hindustan Times)
A British couple accused of kissing in public in the Muslim emirate of Dubai will find out next month if an appeals court will uphold their one-month prison sentence, their lawyer said on Sunday.

Lawyer: DeWeese won't testify in corruption trial (King of Prussia Courier)
HARRISBURG (AP) — The man who was the top-ranking Democrat in the state House of Representatives until a little more than a year ago will not be testifying in the Harrisburg public-corruption trial, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Planet Election Guide: With expertise in hand, attorney wants to join back in (Telluride Daily Planet)
Jenny Russell is an attorney, boater and runner who has lived and played in Telluride since 1995. As she’s carved out a life here, she has also accrued a bit of experience with town government.

Lawyer’s arguments for free prostate screening tests to be weighed by Canada’s highest court (Victoria News)
Lawyer Laurence Armstrong whet his whistle for Human Rights cases when he took on the federal government pension policy. He’s now fighting to make prostate cancerscreening tests free for men.

District Attorney Race (KPSP Local 2)
At least one challenger has filed papers to run against Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco in the June 8 primary election. Paul Zellerbach, a judge on unpaid leave and a former prosecutor, turned in the paperwork at the registrar of voters office last week, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported. Michael Flory, a Norco resident and prosecutor in the Orange County district attorney's ...

Lawyer defends Prius driver's story of stuck pedal (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer representing a driver who reports his Toyota Prius sped out of control on a California freeway is sticking by his client's story despite a congressional memo that raises questions about what happened.

Floyd County attorney battles ethics complaints (The Des Moines Register)
Charles City, Ia. - Since becoming Floyd County attorney three years ago, Jesse Marzen has worked under a cloud: His law license could be suspended or revoked because of an ethics complaint pending before the Iowa Supreme Court.

Prince Charles - Cheryl Cole Gets Royal Lawyer (ContactMusic)
Cheryl Cole has met with Prince Charles' former divorce lawyer to discuss her separation from her husband.The 'Fight for This Love' singer - who met with her...

Attorney General, citing vacation rapes, urges university students to be vigilant (49 ABC News Topeka)
Kansas Attorney General Steve Six is urging university students and others to remain vigilant over spring break after a string of rapes during previous breaks from classes.

Cheryl Cole Gets Prince Charles’ Divorce Lawyer (The Inquisitr)
Cheryl Cole has met with Prince Charles’ former divorce lawyer to discuss her separation from her husband. The ‘Fight for This Love’ singer, who met with her soccer player spouse Ashley Cole last Friday, March 12, for the first time since his alleged infidelities was revealed, has reportedly visited Fiona Shackleton in a bid to legally [...]

Ga. attorney general plans Augusta visit (The Augusta Chronicle)
Georgia's attorney general will visit Augusta next week to discuss youth violence intervention.

Attorney, horse owner Bob Stallings dies at 67 (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Louisville attorney Bob Stallings died Monday morning at his home after battling brain cancer, his son, Steve said. He was 67.

Kansas Attorney General Issues Campus Rape Warning (FOX 4 Kansas City)
Kansas Attorney General Steve Six is urging university students and others to remain vigilant over spring break after a string of rapes during previous breaks from classes. The University of Kansas, Kansas State and other schools are out this week, and Six is encouraging people to report anything suspicious.

Man accused of luring teens for sex requests lawyer (WTVM 9 Columbus)
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The man accused of paying underage girls for sex acts was in court Monday. John Przenkop has requested his own lawyer and his hearing will be moved to Tuesday.

Cheryl Cole meets with Prince Charles' former lawyer (The Arizona Republic)
'Fight for This Love' singer Cheryl Cole has reportedly met with Prince Charles' former divorce lawyer Fiona Shackleton to discuss her separation from husband Ashley Cole.

12:35 pm: GT County sues former BPW attorney (Traverse City Record-Eagle)
TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County filed a lawsuit against its former board of public works attorney in an ownership dispute over almost 30 years worth of accumulated documents.

Lawyer pleads guilty to grand theft (The Suncoast News Pasco)
With her trial scheduled to begin Monday, former Port Richey lawyer Jessica K. Miller decided not to leave her fate up to a jury. She pleaded guilty Friday to four counts of grand theft.

Lawyer looks to oust Senator Gillibrand (WIVB Buffalo)
A Big Apple lawyer is looking to oust New York's Junior US Senator and become the first republican in that seat in a decade.

Attorney general: government is engaging in greater public disclosure of information (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder says the government is well on the way to fulfilling a commitment by the Obama administration for greater disclosure of information to the public.

U.S. Attorney, Not Cuomo, to Take Lead on W.F.P. Probe (The New York Observer)
Andrew Cuomo's office received a request from the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York to "stand down" and not open a probe into the Working Families Party while the U.S. Attorney conducts a criminal probe, according to a law-enforcement source. The source said this kind of request is common, noting the U.S. Attorney's investigation is a criminal matter, and the A.G.'s would be a ...

Cheryl Cole Meets Prince Charles' Former Lawyer (MTV UK)
Cheryl Cole has allegedly met with the former lawyer of Prince Charles to talk divorce proceedings from love rat hubby Ashley Cole.    Reports suggest the Parachute singer had an...

Cruz wants airport to use staff attorney (Pacific Daily News)
Some local government agencies could save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in legal fees if they hired a staff attorney or had Guam's attorney general's office represent them, according to proposed legislation.

Ex-McGuireWoods Lawyer Pleads Guilty in PIPEs Case (Update2) (Bloomberg)
March 15 (Bloomberg) -- A former lawyer at McGuireWoods LLP pleaded guilty to securities fraud for trading unregistered private-placement shares of companies that were his clients.

Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia Attorney General, Calls Obama Birther Charges Within 'The Realm Of Possibility' (The Huffington Post)
What's Your Reaction? Not only did Cuccinelli appear to stand up for birther claims, but the Virginia Attorney General went on to lay the groundwork for a potential court case challenging President Obama's birth certificate.

Vietnam frees ailing dissident priest: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Vietnam on Monday freed a Catholic priest who has been an outspoken democracy advocate after he suffered debilitating strokes in his nearly three years in prison, his lawyer said.

Fifth Attorney Charged in Insurance Fraud Probe (Law.com)
An attorney suspected in an automobile insurance fraud ring was arrested on Thursday by investigators for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Vadim Schar has been charged with 16 counts of insurance fraud and four counts of possession of illegal narcotics. Schar, who faces 15 years in state prison, pleaded not guilty to the charges. He is the fifth attorney charged in a widespread ...

Newark man charged in fatal shooting seeks to be own attorney in murder trial (The Star-Ledger)
Courtesy of Newark PoliceVincent Trevino, 21, of Newark, is charged with the fatal shooting of Nicolas Roldan, 18, outside Crown Fried Chicken on Bloomfield Avenue.NEWARK -- Vincent Trevino never finished high school but wants to serve as his own attorney...

Mystery of Chinese lawyer deepens (BBC News)
Comments by China's foreign minister shed no light on the location of missing human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng.

China says missing lawyer sentenced for subversion (AP via Yahoo! News)
China's foreign minister added to the mystery surrounding missing lawyer Gao Zhisheng on Tuesday, saying he had been sentenced on subversion charges but offering no details on his present status or whereabouts.

Hochul begins first week as new U. S. attorney (The Buffalo News)
Nearly 10 months after his name was first proposed to President Obama, William J. Hochul Jr. is on the job as U. S. attorney for Western New York.

Dean to announce run for Conn. attorney general (Boston Globe)
Avon lawyer Martha Dean is set to announce that she's seeking the Republican nomination for Connecticut attorney general.

Mexico's attorney general leads probe (UPI)
JUAREZ, Mexico, March 16 (UPI) -- Mexico's attorney general has arrived in Juarez to oversee the investigation into the killings of three people linked to the U.S. consulate, officials said.

China: Missing lawyer in prison (UPI)
BEIJING, March 16 (UPI) -- A human rights lawyer who vanished more than a year ago has been sentenced for plotting against the Chinese government, China's foreign minister said.

Judge lashes out at lawyer (Barrie Examiner)
A Barrie judge said he is considering laying contempt charges against a legal aid lawyer who has left a string of clients stranded over the past several months because he doesn't show up for court.[...]

Baha Mousa inquiry: Attorney general 'blocked' system to stop prisoner abuse (Guardian Unlimited)
Abuse of Iraqi prisoners by British troops would have been prevented if the former attorney general Lord Goldsmith had not blocked a British judge being appointed to oversee the handling of detainees, a public inquiry heard today.

Nimby factor leads quarry opposition, lawyer claims (Timaru Herald)
Much of the opposition to a planned quarry at Seadown was a case of "not in my back yard" Rooney's lawyer says.

Attorney says he's ready to defend Scott Doll in murder trial (The Batavian)
BATAVIA, NY -- Scott Doll didn't kill Joseph Benaquist. That's the defense attorney Paul Cambria said he will present at the Corfu man's murder trial starting May 3. Cambria won't rely on expert psychological testimony to try and explain Doll's actions or statements, Cambria said at a hearing in Genesee County Court this morning. "There is no such defense," Cambria told Judge Robert Noonan after ...

County stateâs attorney seeks re-election (Williston Herald)
Continuing to have the prosecution of area cases flowing in an efficient and productive manner is key to having the State's Attorney's office running as it needs to be.

Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Securities Fraud Involving Ethanol Transactions (DTN / The Progressive Farmer)
A former lawyer at Richmond, Va.-based McGuireWoods LLP pleaded guilty to securities fraud for trading unregistered private-placement shares of companies that were his clients, including ethanol companies Alternative Energy Sources Inc., an ethanol startup company in Kansas City, Mo.

Bristol County District Attorney Sutter announces bid for re-election (Norton Mirror)
Knocking off a list of accomplishments made during his first term in office, Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter vowed to keep the momentum going as he announced his candidacy for re-election Monday at the Wamsutta Club.

Ponzi lawyer helped nab mafia man (UPI)
MIAMI, March 16 (UPI) -- A Miami lawyer who orchestrated a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme helped federal agents nab a reputed Italian mafia figure living in Florida, authorities said.

Lawyer accused of visa fraud to remain in jail until trial (The Salt Lake Tribune)
A federal magistrate on Tuesday ordered a Salt Lake City lawyer to remain in jail until visa fraud charges against him are resolved. James Hector Alcala had been free pending trial but violated the terms of his pretrial release by traveling to Mexico, Magistrate David Nuffer said.

Attorney: BB Pierced Boy's Heart, Causing Death (The Kentucky Post)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- An attorney says an 11-year-old boy shot with a BB gun died because the BB pierced his heart. Attorney John DeCamillis is representing the mother and stepfather of Dallas Barnes, who was shot Sunday by his 16-year-old uncle. No criminal charges were expected to be filed.

Kahui lawyer cites progress (Newstalk ZB via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Chris Kahui's lawyer is confident strict rules requiring the 25-year-old to be constantly supervised while around his young daughter will soon be lifted.

11th Circuit Affirms $20,000 Sanction Against 'Birther' Lawyer (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The 11th Circuit has affirmed a $20,000 sanction that a federal judge in Georgia levied against Orly Taitz, the California dentist-lawyer who has filed suits across the country challenging the legitimacy of Barack Obama's presidency, claiming he was born in Kenya.