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Fake Lawyer, Tahir Malik, Arrested
Tahir Malik was arrested for being a fake lawyer in Cook County, Chicago! Yeah, it looks like this Skokie, Illinois man was as criminal as those he defended! Tahir somehow managed to be a fake lawyer . . .

AP Exclusive: Missing Chinese lawyer told of abuse
The police stripped Gao Zhisheng bare and pummeled him with handguns in holsters. For two days and nights, they took turns beating him and did things he refused to describe. When all three officers tired, they bound his arms and legs with plastic bags and threw him to the floor until they caught their breath to resume the abuse.

Mayor Bateman Announces Appointment Of Assistant City Attorney
Mayor Randolph F. Bateman is pleased to announce the appointment of Lou Anne Rucynski Coleman, Esq., as the new assistant city attorney for the city of Oswego.

Lawyer goes for sack in 'spygate' case
A New York Jets fan and season ticket-holder just won't take no for an answer.

SFPD chief as new district attorney surprises many
Outgoing Mayor Gavin Newsom tapped police Chief George Gascón to replace Kamala Harris as district attorney Sunday, in a surprise selection that apparently materialized just a day earlier. By selecting the chief as one of his last official acts in office, Newsom instantly transformed the upcoming race to fill the...

Unabomber lawyer may represent Arizona rampage suspect
A lawyer who once defended the Unabomber may represent the man accused of gunning down U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords when he appears in court on Monday.

Iran convicts prominent human rights lawyer
A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer who defended opposition activists has been convicted of security offenses and sentenced to 11 years in prison, her husband said Monday.

Iran rights lawyer sentenced for 11 years
TEHRAN - Iran sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer to 11 years in prison on Sunday, highlighting an intensifying crackdown on lawyers that appears focused on people connected with 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi.

Lawyer services like 411-PAIN flourish — but legal experts urge caution
Lawyer-referral services can help consumers find a lawyer, but legal experts urge you to do your homework Consumers should take precaution before making that first call to a lawyer referral service, legal experts say. Callers are typically referred to a lawyer in these companies' directories, but attorneys need to follow the proper ethical, legal guidelines.

Attorney marks quarter century of serving local governments
City Attorney John Huff has been on the job for the City of East Grand Rapids long before any of the current staff or commission members arrived. On Jan. 20 he will mark 25 years in the position of acting legal counsel for the city. He started as a deputy city attorney under Bob Richardson in 1986.

Iranian human rights lawyer sentenced to 11-year jail term
Tehran - Iranian lawyer and human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh was sentenced to an 11-year jail term for alleged propaganda against the Islamic establishment, opposition websites reported Monday.

Attorney Who Practiced In SD To Represent Rampage Suspect
Judy Clarke, a high profile federal defense attorney who once practiced in San Diego, will represent Jared Loughner, the suspect in the shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz.

New top Ga. lawyer will join suit over health care
Georgia's next attorney general plans to follow through on a pledge to participate with other states in a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's health care overhaul after he's sworn in.

Iran rights lawyer 'jailed for 11 years'
Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to 11 years in jail and banned for 20 years from working as an attorney and leaving the country, her husband told AFP on Monday.

Attorney: lawsuit likely in clemency flip-flop
From the Associated Press DETROIT — The attorney for a man convicted in a Dearborn murder whose release from prison was granted and then reversed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm said that a lawsuit challenging the dramatic about-face is “almost a certainty.”

'Gurney attorney' convicted of theft from clients
A former attorney wheeled into court on a gurney will be sentenced in March after being convicted of stealing $99,000 from two elderly couples he represented.

Top Iran rights lawyer jailed- family
A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer has been sentenced to 11 years in jail and banned from leaving Iran.

Attorney General's office loses three key staffers
Three high-level staffers have offered Attorney General Jack Conway their resignation in the last month.

Top Iranian Lawyer Unjustly Sentenced to 11 years in Prison
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran called the 11-year prison sentence of leading human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh a "gross miscarriage of justice" and said that it should be overturned by an appeals court. Sotoudeh was sentenced to 11 years in jail, and banned from practicing law and traveling for 20 years.

Iran human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh jailed
Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been jailed for 11 years. Campaigners in the UK have told Channel 4 News she should be freed immediately.

Missing Chinese human rights lawyer describes being tortured by police
Gao Zhisheng said his account of the abuse should be released if he went missing again – which he now has A Chinese human rights lawyer who has been missing for almost two years said that police had beaten and threatened to kill him, Associated Press reported today. Gao Zhisheng gave a detailed description of abuse eight months ago, during a brief and mysterious reappearance , but asked the news ...

Lawyer quits Fifa's ethics commission
• German ethics commission member resigns over Fifa inaction • Top officials accused of being unwilling to instigate a clean-up A leading German lawyer has resigned from Fifa's ethics commission in protest at the apparent failure of football's world governing body to tackle alleged corruption in its ranks. Günter Hirsch wrote in a letter to the ethics commission's president, Claudio Sulser, that ...

Lawyer services such as 411-PAIN, 828-HURT flourish in Florida — but caution is urged
Lawyer services such as 411-PAIN, 828-HURT flourish in Florida — but caution is urged

Iran Sentences Human Rights Lawyer
Nasrin Sotoudeh, a female human rights lawyer, has been sentenced to 11 years in jail for crimes that include “activities against national security” and “propaganda against the regime.”

Man 'used TV legal dramas to impersonate lawyer'
A man has been accused of impersonating a lawyer in more than 50 court cases after watching TV legal dramas including 'The Good Wife' and 'Boston Legal'for tips.

Corrected: Iran human rights activist jailed for 11 years
(Corrects spelling of lawyer's name to Parakand)

Lawyer: Derrion Albert attacked murder defendant
A former Fenger High School student on trial for murder in the fatal beating of a classmate during a massive street brawl was himself attacked by the victim and others as he tried to break up the fight, his attorney said today during opening statements.

Lawyer says wind farm appeal could set precedent, prehearing set for Tuesday
CHATHAM, Ont. - A lawyer says the outcome of an appeal of a wind farm planned for the Thamesville, Ont., area could be precedent-setting. Construction of the eight-turbine Kent Breeze Wind Farm is underway, despite the appeal filed with the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal.

Assistant prosecuting attorney to attend Leadership Academy
Assistant prosecuting attorney to attend Leadership Academy Attorney Margaret Boyd LaPlante, associate with Tribbie, Scott, Plummer & Padden and Guernsey County assistant prosecuting attorney, has been selected by the Ohio State Bar Association for its 20

Lawyer found dead in office
HAZARD, Ky. - Police say an eastern Kentucky lawyer was found dead on the floor of his downtown London office, but they are not searching for a suspect in his death.

Wis. to ask to join multistate health care lawsuit
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen plans to ask a judge for permission Monday to join a multistate lawsuit challenging federal health care reform, saying the federal government has overstepped its authority.

Death penalty a factor Ariz. suspect lawyer search
A public defender says a possibility of the death penalty in the Arizona shooting rampage complicates the search for lawyers to represent the suspect.

Exeter attorney suspended as alleged misuse of funds probed
EXETER — A local attorney has been temporarily suspended from practicing law in New Hampshire while his financial records are audited.

Top Iran rights lawyer jailed for 11 years: family
Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to 11 years in jail and banned for 20 years from working as an attorney and leaving the country, her husband told AFP on Monday.

Attorney General Bill Schuette names Alan Cropsey as AG's legislative director
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette named former Sen. Alan Cropsey Monday to be his legislative director.

Top Iran rights lawyer jailed - family
A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer has been sentenced to 11 years in jail and banned from leaving Iran.

KY Attorney General Files Suit Against Lexington Business
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has filed suit against a Lexington business. He announced that his Office of Consumer Protection got an injunction from a Fayette County judge against Lexington Antique Oriental Rugs. The suit alleges the store misled customers by advertising multiple going-out-of-business sales, but never closing. The injunction requires the business owners to stop all ...

County Attorney's opinion answers burning questions in charter battle
A storm of another kind is surfacing in the fight to surrender the Memphis City Schools charter. The Shelby County attorney has released a legal opinion that answers some of the most burning questions from both sides of the battle.

Baker withdraws bid for U.S. attorney for Utah
Baker withdraws bid for U.S. attorney for Utah By Tom Harvey The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Jan 10, 2011 01:09PM MDT Salt Lake City attorney Brent Baker said Monday he is withdrawing his name as a possible nominee for U.S. attorney for Utah. Baker’s name had been circulated as a possible White House nominee for the position left vacant when Brett Tolman resigned on Dec. 31, 2009, to enter private ...

District Attorney's Office Obtains Four Convictions In Jury Trials in First Full Week of 2011
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office obtained four convictions in jury trials in the first full week of 2011.

Attorney Joseph Matika lists candidacy for judge
Attorney Joseph J. Matika of the Summit Hill law firm of Velitsky and Matika, has announced his candidacy for Judge of the Common Pleas of Carbon County.

Loughner’s Lawyer Defended Unabomber, Al-Qaeda Suspect
Judy Clarke’s client list reads like a Who’s Who of America’s infamous murder and terrorism convicts, from Susan Smith, who drowned her children, to “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski, to the so-called 20th hijacker who didn’t make it onto the planes that struck on Sept. 11, 2001.

Attorney: Gregg County officials not cooperating
Gilmer Attorney Jarom Tefteller said that Gregg County officials are not cooperating in his investigation of the death of an inmate in the Gregg CountyJail Dec. 30.

Lawyer: Confidential data illegally revealed by DEC
BLACK BROOK -- The lawyer for a man charged with environmentalviolations on his property in the Adirondack Park says it appearsconfidential information about the case was illegally revealed.

Slain hunter’s kin: Lawyer-gunman has hidden assets
The family of slain Bucks County deer hunter Barry Groh filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Monday against lawyer David Manilla, who has admitted shooting Groh with a high-powered rifle on Nov. 29 near Quakertown.

Attorney wants blood results, statements thrown out in Baumia case
Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11)-  Angela Baumia’s attorney filed two motions that were heard in court Monday.   First they asked a judge to throw out Baumia's blood results from the night of the accident.  Her attorney says the LMPD officer that collected the blood samples did not follow proper procedure. Baumia's attorney also wants all the statements Baumia made to the LMPD officer that night at the ...

Russia Lawyer Risks Jail in Investor Campaign Against Transneft
Alexey Navalny says he’s trying to do to executives in Russia what WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is doing to politicians worldwide.

Prosecutors: Attorney Scammed Clients
Harris County prosecutors say Robert Greg Cochran, 47, took advantage of his clients after allegedly settling their legal cases and keeping the money.

Attorney General Mark Shurtleff begins chemotherapy treatments
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Mark Shurtleff tells ABC 4 News that, yes, there have been moments when he's been scared. Utah's attorney general is talking about his battle against cancer and Monday he began chemotherapy treatments. Shurtleff plans on being very open about his cancer struggle. Not only will he be writing a cancer blog, but Monday he talked with ABC 4 while the chemo chemicals ...

Attorney suspended, could lose license
A local attorney has been suspended from practicing law in what the Florida Bar says is one of the worst cases of misconduct the state has ever seen.