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Attorney becomes fifth candidate for Indian River school board seat
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY A local attorney has become the fifth person to file for election to a county School Board seat for which incumbent Debbie MacKay says she will not seek re-election.

Court reprimands Nevada lawyer for ads
LAS VEGAS -- The Nevada Supreme Court has reprimanded a lawyer for an advertising campaign.

Pro Bono Attorney of the Month: Valarie Linnen
Attorney Valarie Linnen received a pretty special Christmas card last year. Among the holiday well-wishes were the words: Thank you so much for helping to keep us in our home for Christmas.

THEY WERE ASLEEP: Palcuto's lawyer denies accusations of mauling
The lawyer of the vice mayoralty candidate in Cebu City, whose alleged goons and son we reported to have mauled a partylist bet, denied the accusations hurled against his client.

EXCLUSIVE: Kate Gosselin's Lawyer Asks Court To Dismiss Jon's Custody Request
Kate Gosselin is fighting back! As she heads to work in Los Angeles for Dancing With the Stars , Kates lawyer filed papers on Monday in Pennsylanvia refuting her ex-husbands custody request. Kates lawyer Mark Momjian exclusively told RadarOnline.com that Jon s filing was cleary defective, and has filed papers asking the court to dismiss Jons request.

U.S. Attorney's Office Not Investigating Mine Explosion, Might in Future
U.S. Attorney Charles T. Miller announced Monday that his office stands ready to investigate the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion.

Hecker's New Attorney Will Cost Taxpayers
Fallen auto mogul Denny Hecker's new attorney will cost taxpayers.

Harvard Names Lawyer Lee to Board, Replacing Houghton (Update1)
April 12 (Bloomberg) -- Harvard University, the oldest and richest U.S. college, named intellectual property lawyer William F. Lee to its seven-member board of trustees.

Attorney: Roethlisberger accuser didn't want trial
The attorney for a college student who accused Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of sexual assault says the woman asked prosecutors not to pursue the case to avoid an intrusive trial. The 20-year-old woman's attorney, David Walbert, said in a letter to Ocmulgee Circuit District Attorney Fred Bright that his client was not recanting her accusation.

Attorney: Roethlisberger accuser didn't want trial
The attorney for a college student who accused Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of sexual assault says the woman asked prosecutors not to pursue the case to avoid an intrusive trial.

N.Z. Regulator Takes Proceedings Against Former Attorney General
April 13 (Bloomberg) -- New Zealands securities regulator has taken civil proceedings against the directors of failed Lombard Finance & Investments Ltd., who include former Attorney General Doug Graham.

Lawyer threatens suit over canceled Ayers speech
A Denver lawyer says he'll sue the University of Wyoming unless it lets former 1960s radical William Ayers speak on campus.

Attorney general Eric Holder to attend hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee
Last month, Attorney General Eric Holder narrowly escaped a grilling before the Senate Judiciary Committee -- thanks to the signing of President Obama's health-care reform package on March 22, which preempted all other activity on the Hill.

State Sen. West withdraws as constable's civil lawyer
State Sen. Royce West said Monday that he is withdrawing as Constable Derick Evans' civil lawyer to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest given his close relationship with District Attorney Craig Watkins, whose office is investigating constables.

Briton's lawyer tells Dubai court ex-lover faked death
A lawyer for a Briton accused of killing his South African ex-girlfriend and dumping her body in the sea off Dubai claims she is alive and faking her death to frame her ex-lover, a report said Tuesday.

Lawyer first A(H1N1) casualty this year
PUTRAJAYA (April 13, 2010): A 42-year-old lawyer from Johor Baru died from A(H1N1) influenza yesterday, making him the first casualty of the disease so far this year.

Rwandan opposition figure refused bail: lawyer
A Rwandan court has refused to grant bail to Deo Mushayidi, a political opposition figure held on a charge of breaching state security, a lawyer said Tuesday.

Conservatives pressure N.J. Gov. Christie, attorney general to join health reform challenge
New Jersey conservatives are trying to ratchet up the pressure on Governor Christie and Attorney General Paula Dow to join a number of other states in challenging the constitutionality of the recently signed federal health care bill.

Attorney Collapses In China Arnold Case
China Arnold is appealing her conviction in the death of her baby. In this photo, her attorney, Jon Paul Rion, collapsed in the courtroom Tuesday morning, and the case was delayed for several hours.

Tsai lawyer denies report of hefty fine for burial plot
A lawyer retained by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairperson Tsai Ing-wens () brother yesterday denied media allegations that the Tsai family could face potentially costly fines over the burial plot of Tsais father, Tsai Chie-sheng ().

13 people seek interim county attorney post
When the deadline passed on Monday evening, 13 attorneys had applied to be named interim Maricopa County attorney to fill the vacancy created by Andrew Thomas' departure from the office last week.

Boston Lawyer: Ben Roethlisberger Involved In Another Incident
Boston lawyer Harry Manion told WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Show on Tuesday that Manion was involved in an investigation regarding another Ben Roethlisberger incident, separate from but similar to the ones that have already been made public. Manion, a partner at the firm of Cooley Manion Jones, brings up an incident that allegedly occurred in 2009 in Nevada. "Six months ago I was retained by a ...

Family law attorney named judge in Sonoma
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has named a Santa Rosa family law attorney to the Sonoma County Superior Court bench. Shelly Averill, 44, has been in private practice since 1996 and has served as a professor of law at Empire College of Law in Santa Rosa, her alma...

Lawyer: 2nd Roethlisberger Nevada Incident Investigated
A lawyer who appeared on a WEEI radio show in Boston on Tuesday said he was involved in a third and separate investigation regarding Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Attorney wants murder suspect's bail lowered
SEGUIN The attorney representing a Seguin man accused of stabbing his wife to death last month says there is evidence his client didnt do it and he wants him out of jail.

Former El Paso lawyer pleads guilty to molesting girl
EL PASO - A former El Paso lawyer has pleaded guilty to charges that he molested a young female relative, then tried to bribe her into not cooperating with authorities.

Door-to-door sellers on Attorney Generals list
The Colorado Attorney Generals office reports a sharp increase in the number of complaints it has received about fraudulent magazine sales since the end of March. So far the greatest number of complaints has come from Denver and Boulder where door-to-door salespeople offering magazine subscriptions have contacted consumers. Their pitch is that they represent both known [...]

ASK THE LAWYER: Attorneys can be nice, while tough at trial
Q: It makes me very uncomfortable that my lawyer is "chummy" with the other lawyer. We have a heated dispute with a former business partner.

Attorney General says doing full review of Comcast/NBC
The Justice Department is conducting a full probe of Comcast Corp's plan to acquire a controlling stake in NBC Universal in a $30 billion joint venture, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday.

Attorney: Bush deposition set for April 23
Reggie Bush is scheduled to give a long-sought deposition next week in a lawsuit by a fledgling sports marketer who is trying to recoup nearly $300,000 in cash and gifts the star running back and his family allegedly accepted while he was playing at the University of Southern California. The deposition is scheduled for April 23 in the office of attorney Brian Watkins.

Attorney: Bush deposition set for April 23
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The attorney for a man suing Reggie Bush says the football star is scheduled to give a long-sought deposition on April 23.

Attorney General Eric Holder stands his ground at Senate hearing
Senators challenged Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Wednesday over the Obama administration's long-delayed pledge to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay and its plans to try alleged Sept. 11 co-conspirators. But Holder conceded little and emerged from the session mostly unscathed.

Attorney: Bush Deposition Set for April 23
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Panel Rebuffs Lawyer's Bid to Hold Estate Colleague Liable for Firing
A lawyer fired by an estate cannot sue a colleague based on suggestions that the other attorney had "intentionally disparaged" his work to their superior, a New York appellate court has ruled.

Obama nominates Denver lawyer John Walsh for Colorado U.S. attorney
President Barack Obama nominated Denver lawyer John F. Walsh III for the job of Colorado's U.S. attorney on Wednesday.

Texas attorney general scrutinizing towing company used by embattled Dallas County constables
The towing company used by two embattled Dallas County constables to impound thousands of vehicles has attracted scrutiny from the Texas attorney general.

Lawyer: bishop silenced ahead of court appearance
A lawyer says an ultraconservative British bishop has been silenced by his order before a court hearing regarding a denial of the Holocaust.

Bysiewicz Takes Witness Stand To Defend Her Right To Run For Attorney General
In an extraordinary and at times uncomfortable appearance on a Superior Court witness stand, Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz acknowledged Wednesday that in six of the years between 1997 and 2008 she signed state professional or tax documents certifying that she "did not work ... as an attorney" or did not "engage in the practice of law."

Attorney General won't rule out Sept. 11 trial for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in New York
Mike Theiler/EPAU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder makes remarks before the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. NEW YORK Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. told a Senate committee Wednesday he is not ruling out...

Guergis allegations 'ridiculous boasts': lawyer
The allegations against MP Helena Guergis are nothing more than "ridiculous boasts" made by a businessman facing fraud charges, her lawyer says.

Richmond lawyer nominated for U.S. District Court
President Barack Obama has nominated Richmond lawyer John A. Gibney for a U.S. District Court judgeship.

Bysiewicz lawyer says GOP questioning outrageous
A lawyer for Democratic Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz objected repeatedly Thursday to questioning of his client by a Republican Party attorney trying to show she does not have the required legal qualifications to run for attorney general.

Conyers lawyer clarifies grounds for appeal
A lawyer for former Detroit councilwoman Monica Conyers says an appeal in her criminal case will focus on a judge's refusal to allow her to withdraw her guilty plea to corruption charges.

St. Louis Lawyer Joins DOJ's List of Alleged Phony Tax Advisers
The federal government has named its latest suspect to a growing list of alleged phony tax advisers and preparers -- and this one's a lawyer. On Monday, federal prosecutors asked a court to permanently bar tax attorney Philip Kaiser of The Kaiser Law Firm in St. Louis, Mo., from promoting several allegedly fraudulent tax schemes, most of them on behalf of wealthy clients. Kaiser joins a long ...

Lawyer: Conyers denied right to withdraw plea
A lawyer for ex-Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers says in a court document that Conyers is not appealing her 37-month prison sentence, but is appealing a federal judge's refusal to allow her to withdraw her guilty plea.

Disbarred Attorney Accused Of Embezzling From Clients
A disbarred Palm Beach attorney is accused of embezzling large amounts of money from clients and, instead of depositing them into their trust accounts, funneling the money into his own accounts.

Gander judge unfair to drunk drivers: lawyer
A St. John's lawyer is criticizing a Gander Judge for sending first-time drunk drivers to prison.

Lawyer: Monica Conyers made 'compelling argument' to withdraw plea
Detroit -- A lawyer for former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers says she should be able to appeal a federal judge's refusal to allow her to withdraw her guilty plea after she made a "compelling argument" at her sentencing hearing.

Lawyer: Insanity plea coming in Vegas ax attack
A defense lawyer says the man accused of hacking a 4-month-old baby to death and critically wounding the infant's mother with a medieval-style battle ax will plead not guilty by reason of insanity.

Lawyer: Insanity plea coming in Vegas ax case
A man charged with hacking a 4-month-old baby to death and critically wounding the infant's mother with a medieval-style battle ax in his Las Vegas neighborhood will plead not guilty by reason of insanity, his lawyer said Thursday.