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High Court suspends lawyer
The Supreme Court (SC) suspended a lawyer from practice of law for two years for violating the Code of Professional Responsibility when he misrepresented himself as the owner of a parcel of lot and did not return the money to the buyer who subsequently discovered his conduct. The SC en banc sustained the findings of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Commissioner on Bar Discipline (IBP-CBD ...

Harrison PBA attorney slams Town Board
HARRISON The Harrison PBA attorney is blasting the Town Board for its decision to hire a Police Department adviser, and one board member may be backing away from the idea.

VB city attorney duties redefined
Effective Jan. 1, the Van Buren city attorney's position will be a part-time job. Upon the recommendation of Mayor Bob Freeman, the city council voted 6-0 Monday night to scale back the duties of the elected city attorney.

Ohio ex-attorney general pleads guilty to 2 counts
COLUMBUS (AP) -- Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, who preached against corruption then succumbed to scandal, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts -- improperly paying two aides from political and office accounts and failing to disclose campaign expen

Disbarred lawyer Richard Birchall allowed to leave state
ORLEANS - A disbarred lawyer is now free to move about the country while an ex-client still pursues millions of...

Human rights attorney Rhonda Copelon dies
NEW YORK - Rhonda Copelon was a pioneering human rights attorney who helped open U.S. courts to victims of international...

Van Buren Makes City Attorney Part Time
The city of Van Buren will have a part-time city attorney beginning Jan. 1.

State Attorney To Have Role in Oil Spill Class-Action Suits
Spartanburg, SC (Greenville Online/WLTX) -- Spartanburg attorney has joined a nationwide group of lawyers in a class-action lawsuit against BP in the huge oil spill that has created an environmental emergency after one of the company's oil rigs sunk off the Gulf Coast two weeks ago.

Colo. attorney general objects to keeping locations of medical marijuana grows secret
DENVER (AP) Colorado's attorney general is objecting to plans to keep the locations of medical marijuana grows secret.

Disgraced ex-cop Rickards starts work as court lawyer
Disgraced ex-police chief Clint Rickards has started work as a lawyer at the same Auckland court where the woman he was cleared of sexually violating assists victims of crime. read more

Disgraced ex-cop starts as criminal court lawyer
Disgraced ex-police chief Clint Rickards has started work as a lawyer at the same Auckland court where the woman he was cleared of sexually violating assists victims of crime.

Sanitary District insurance agent appoints lawyer
MICHIGAN CITY The Sanitary Districts insurance carrier has appointed a lawyer to deal with Ron Meers complaints against the district.

Bruce lawyer requests trial date be pushed back
MICHIGAN CITY The lawyer for a woman whose 4-year-old daughter was found dead after being beaten, tied up and left in a sleeping bag without medical care said a psychological evaluation will be key to his clients defense.

Fund reimburses victims of Erie lawyer's fraud
A statewide fund set up by lawyers has stepped up to reimburse the victims of one Erie lawyer's fraud. The Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security has paid a total of $208,380 to two estates that had been drained by Erie lawyer J. Gregory Moore in 2007 and 2008.

Marblehead lawyer indicted in $1.3M scam
MARBLEHEAD - A Marblehead lawyer has been indicted for his alleged role in a $1.3 million mortgage scam. Leon Gelfgatt, 49, stands accused of using false documents to make it seem that several Massachusetts properties slated for pending sale had been transferred to a phony company he created.

Local lawyer helps the wrongfully convicted
There has been a common denominator with the righting of wrongful conviction cases in Rochester: defense lawyer Donald Thompson.

State attorney is a man of convictions
I can't remember the last time the state attorney's office lost a high-profile, violent-crime case.

Hackensack lawyer doubles as softball chairman to help in Newark Fresh Air Fund
Tim Farrell/The Star-LedgerGreater Newark Fresh Air Fund chairman Warren Usatine, is in his second year with the charity. He is lawyer with Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard in Hackensack, but he is also dedicated to helping kids in inner...

Aminulrasyid's Investigation Papers Resent To Attorney-general's Chambers :: Bernama.com
SHAH ALAM, May 9 (Bernama) -- Investigation papers on Aminulrasyid Amzah,15, who was shot dead by police on April 26, have been resent to the Attorney-General's Chambers.

Pak Taliban behind failed bomb attempt: US Attorney General
"We've now developed evidence that shows that the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attack," US Attorney General Eric Holder told ABC television's Sunday current affairs talkshow This Week.

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

Attorney General: Pakistani Taliban behind Times Square plot
Attorney General Eric Holder says the Pakistani Taliban was "intimately involved" in the failed Times Square bombing.

Tasered fan looking for lawyer
JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- A man stunned with a Taser after heckling at The Players Championship says he's looking for a lawyer.

Pakistani Taliban behind attempted Times Square car bombing, attorney general says
Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday that there is now conclusive evidence the Pakistani Taliban is to blame for last weekend's attempted car bombing in Times Square. Attorney general - Politics - Times Square - Asia - United States

Pakistan Taliban behind Times Square bomb plot, says Attorney General
The Pakistan Taliban was "intimately involved" in last week's attempted Times Square car bombing, according to Eric Holder, the US Attorney General.

Google Attorney Slams ACTA Copyright Treaty
An attorney for Google slammed a controversial intellectual property treaty on Friday, saying it has "metastasized" from a proposal to address border security and counterfeit goods to an international legal framework sweeping in copyright and the Internet. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, is "something that has grown in the shadows, Gollum-like," without public scrutiny, Daphne ...

Lawyer lied about his 39 convictions
The case of a Wellington lawyer who lied about his 39 convictions has been sent to the Court of Appeal to determine his future.

John J. Duffey | 1926-2010: Lawyer was fixture in legal, civic arenas
John J. Duffey is remembered as a man of principle and dry humor. Duffey, 83, who died Saturday of complications from cancer, was a family man, lawyer, judge, professor, World War II veteran, civic leader and community activist.

New U.S. attorney sworn in
Zane David Memeger was sworn in Monday morning to become the 58th United States attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Attorney General defends CCC in light of Burke acquittal
The West Australian Attorney General has defended the state's corruption watchdog after charges against former West Australian Premier Brian Burke, his business partner and a senior public servant were thrown out.

Attorney General defends CCC in light of Burke acquittal
Attorney General Christian Porter has dismissed the idea of inquiry into the CCC in spite of the failure of the corruption case against Brian Burke and Julian Grill.

Obama nominates Ivy League woman lawyer to Supreme Court
The second woman nominated to the US Supreme Court by President Barack Obama within a year - Solicitor-General Elena Kagan - is an Ivy League-educated lawyer who has not served as a judge of any court.

Lawyer to assist court in Tihar custody death case
The Delhi High Court Monday appointed a lawyer to assist it in an alleged custodial death case in Tihar jail.

Hoboken attorney recommends firing SWAT scandal ringleader over Tampa airport incident
Photo courtesy attorney Louis A. ZayasFormer Hoboken SWAT team commander Lt. Angelo Andriani was in hot water over photos showing, among other things, him and Hooters girls posing with Hoboken weapons during a supposed mission of mercy to help survivors...

Former Houston lawyer accused of injecting girlfriend with heroin jailed before trial
HOUSTONA former lawyer accused of injecting his girlfriend with drugs was jailed Sunday, just a day before his trial was set to begin. Police had been looking for Shawn Roberts for weeks. He had been out of jail awaiting trial, but an arrest warrant was issued after prosecutors said he violated the conditions of his bond by possessing illegal drugs. Roberts is charged with delivery of a ...

Obama nominates top lawyer Kagan to US Supreme Court
President Barack Obama Monday nominated the administration's chief lawyer, Elena Kagan, to serve on the highest US court.

Connecticut U.S. Attorney Sworn In
David Fein, of Old Greenwich, is sworn in as the new U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut.

Defense attorney insists child was not gang raped
TRENTON The attorney for the first of five suspects accused of gang-raping a 7-year-old New Jersey girl says the child was not raped.

U.S. Attorney For Connecticut Takes Office
Greenwich lawyer David B. Fein has been sworn in as Connecticut's newest U.S. attorney.

PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 10, 2010): The Arizona Community Action Association (ACAA) has scheduled a forum for candidates for Arizona Attorney General at the ACAA annual conference from 9:15-10:30 a.m., Friday, May 14 at The Wigwam Resort, 300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park.

Lawyer wants Brown held in county jail
An inmate accused of killing his cellmate at State Correctional Institution Pine Grove in White Township ought to be housed at the Indiana County Jail while he awaits trial, a defense lawyer said this morning.

US attorney for Connecticut takes office
Greenwich lawyer David B. Fein (FINE') has been sworn in as Connecticut's newest U.S. attorney. Connecticut - United States - United States Attorney - History - Travel and Tourism

As solicitor general, Kagan is America's lawyer
With President Obama's pick of Solicitor General Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court comes a natural question: What's a solicitor general?

Reddy brothers' lawyer calls on Karnataka Governor
Lawyer of Reddy brothers on Monday met Karnataka Governor HD Bhardwaj to apprise him about the complaint against Reddy brothers filed by K C Kondaiah, a member of the Karnataka Legislative Council from Bellary.

U.S. Attorney's Office strengthens public corruption unit
U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade announced today that she has restructured her office, in part, to beef up her public corruption unit.

Reddy brothers' lawyer calls on Karnataka Governor
Bangalore (Karnataka), May 10 : Lawyer of Reddy brothers on Monday met Karnataka Governor HD Bhardwaj to apprise him about the complaint against Reddy brothers filed by K C Kondaiah, a member of the Karnataka Legislative Council from Bellary.

Marc Emery to be extradited, lawyer confirms
Marc Emery's lawyer says the self-described "Prince of Pot" has been ordered extradited to the United States.

Lawyer allegedly fired at census worker
GEORGETOWN, Texas, May 13 (UPI) -- A Texas lawyer was charged with aggravated assault after she allegedly fired five shots from a handgun at a census canvasser.

N.Y. Attorney General Cuomo opens probe to learn if 8 banks misled credit raters
NEW YORK -- New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo has launched a probe into eight large banks to determine whether they provided misleading information to credit-rating agencies, according to sources with knowledge of the investigation. Law - United States - Law Enforcement - Prosecuting Attorneys - Moody

Credit Suisse, UBS Gets Subpoenas From NY Attorney General
Credit Suisse, UBS Gets Subpoenas From NY Attorney General