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PORTLAND, Maine -- Lawyers disagreed Friday on an appropriate sentence for a man convicted of mailing fatal cyanide, with prosecutors portraying him as a calculated killer and the defense calling him a victim of his own mental illness. Sidney Kilmartin, 50, of Windham, Maine, was found guilty in 2016 ...
Washington Wrap is a weekly look at the biggest legal industry news and Big Law moves shaping the legal business in Washington, D.C. Send tips and lateral moves to Ryan Lovelace at rlovelace@alm.com. The state of lawyers' mental and emotional health took center stage at the American ...

"Any time a lawyer's client speaks publicly and it's not completely scripted, the lawyers are nervous. Any lawyer will want to make sure his or her client is well-scripted before going public. That's tough to do, I guess, when your client is the president and he's interacting off-the-cuff with press all the time.".
FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at a news conference in Jefferson City, Mo., about allegations related to his extramarital affair with his hairdresser. A lawyer for Greitens is arguing at a court hearing, Thursday, April 26, 2018, that Attorney General Josh ...
Prosecutors will soon start turning over evidence to the legal team of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz as a judge on Friday nudged attorneys to start scheduling depositions of witnesses. "I don't want this case treading water," Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer told lawyers during a brief ...
A previously unpublicized court filing by House attorneys says lawyers for the woman and St. Louis prosecutor's office agreed to provide the deposition but Greitens' attorneys have not yet done so. The deposition was taken this month in preparation for Greitens' May 14 trial on an invasion-of-privacy ...

Three farmers recently filed a class action against the very Texas plaintiff firm that represented them in the Syngenta MIR162 corn case, according to Reuters. They contend Watts Guerra 'duped' nearly 60,000 farmers into agreeing to a 40% contingency fee and then excluded their clients from state ...
Pruitt: EPA lawyers said privacy booth was legal ... from using body cams | Macron thinks US will return to Paris agreement MORE on Thursday blamed the agency's career, non-political lawyers for the controversy over his $43,000 soundproof privacy booth, saying that the attorneys believed it was legal.
On July 9, 2005 in Smith County, Williams entered into the residence of a 93 year old white female, stabbed, beat and strangled her, and burned her body. Williams then stole her purse and car and fled the ... more. Photo: Texas Department Of Criminal Justice. Image 2 of 42. Name: Raymond Riles.
WARWICK, R.I. — The $1-billion power plant proposed by Invenergy in Burrillville would be among the most efficient fossil fuel-burning generators in New England, Michael Blazer, chief legal counsel for the Chicago-based company told state regulators on Wednesday. The plant would displace older, ...
Lawyers who have worked with two new members of President Donald Trump's legal team describe them as experienced, skilled and humble, a striking ... Martin and Jane Raskin are longtime Miami lawyers and former Justice Department officials who were announced last week as new additions to the ...
That's when the county decided to shift control of the indigent defense system away from the elected judges, who had historically decided which lawyers got appointed to represent poor defendants — leading to widespread allegations of favoritism and concerns that overloaded attorneys were providing ...
There is a really important reason that criminal defense lawyers on television constantly remind their clients to keep quiet: Clients have a nasty habit of saying dumb things that make the already complex task of mounting a legal defense into an even more difficult one. And in what is probably not a ...
Among differing age groups, lawyers who were 70 to 74 provided the most hours of pro bono service on average, followed by lawyers who were 75 to 79. Private practice lawyers had higher pro bono averages than corporate and government lawyers. Within private practice, lawyers in law firms with more ...
Several weeks ago, I published an article on this website discussing how doctors have it worse than lawyers when it comes to student loans. I wrote the piece because my brother recently began blogging about his student debt situation as a young doctor, and his writing demonstrates that doctors oftentimes ...
Lawyers for the family of Stephon Clark told CBS News they plan to file a federal lawsuit as soon as Friday over his death in a police shooting. He was unarmed when two officers killed him on March 18. Hundreds attended the 22-year-old's funeral on Thursday and protesters again took to the streets.
In reports released late Wednesday, Tunis recommended disbarment for both Roman and Herrera. The lawyers' fate now rests with the Florida Supreme Court, which has the final word on attorney discipline. Roman, who faces permanent disbarment, did not respond to a request for comment by deadline.

Lawyers say House Speaker J.D. Mesnard likely wouldn't have had to comply with a motion seeking to force him to release documents related to the investigation of former Rep. Don Shooter, even if it had been successful. Complete access to news articles on azcapitoltimes.com is available to Arizona ...
It's a question that's top of mind for DC lawyers: Why won't anyone represent the commander in chief? Following the departure of John Dowd from his personal legal team handling the Russia probe, President Donald Trump has reportedly struggled to find someone to take on his case alongside his only ...
One other “Strong Arm” attorney in Texas had a commercial featuring an arm wrestling match which could serve as as a guide for the lawyers on how to settle the matter out of court. CBS4's Rick Sallinger is a Peabody award winning reporter who has been with the station more than two decades doing hard ...
Like it or not, lawyers have an ethical obligation to make legal services accessible to people — not just to the impoverished, but to middle-income individuals and small business people. To do this as a lawyer, you not only need to go where the people are, but you need to establish trust by listening, sharing, ...
(CBS Philly/AP) — The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial will not recuse himself after lawyers for the comedian tried to pressure him to step aside when they lost their bid to overturn his ruling allowing up to five additional accusers to testify. The defense first demanded Judge Steven O'Neill recuse ...
Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson said Wednesday he has hired two defense lawyers, vowing "complete transparency" in the wake of reports of questionable spending of tens of thousands of dollars of public money by him and his office. "Solicitor Johnson will continue to fully cooperate with the production ...
Well-known Washington lawyers cited several reasons for declining the President in recent weeks, according to multiple sources familiar with their decisions. Among them, Trump appears to be a difficult client and has rebuked some of his lawyers' advice. He's perceived as so politically unpopular he may ...
When firm leaders see male and female lawyers alike on reduced hours, it helps de-stigmatize the idea, she said. Today, women on flex or reduced schedules end up marginalized because many firm leaders think they're not as committed. That could change if more male lawyers take up reduced hours.
Acting in the middle of the night, Kenyan authorities handcuffed and deported an opposition politician whose attempt to enter the country led to him being detained in an airport toilet for more than a day, lawyers said early Thursday. Miguna Miguna, targeted in a Kenyan government crackdown amid ...
A little-known former prosecutor with a doctorate in medieval history will play a central role on U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team. Andrew Ekonomou, 69, is one of a handful of lawyers assisting Jay Sekulow, the main attorney representing Trump in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
The legal team representing President Trump in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has seen numerous departures since its formation last summer. Several lawyers have reportedly been asked to join the team, but no new hires have been announced. Some of the potential hires cited conflicts of ...
UNC Health Care hired 13 consulting firms to help guide the Chapel Hill nonprofit through a complicated business deal with Atrium Health that fell apart earlier this month. UNC Health Care's total bill for the consulting services came to nearly $6.6 million, representing one year's worth of billable hours.
The winners are going to be the lawyers, because they're going to help you issue the token and then they're going to help you defend it. Better sometimes to focus on solving real problems for real customers, and not worry about running infrastructure for a token issue, getting listed on exchanges and all the ...
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — Lawyers for state Representative Tarah Toohil have released additional abuse allegations against a fellow GOP lawmaker—along with portions of a House investigation into the matter. Toohil's team said they want to “correct the record” on how credible House leaders have ...
How has the recruiting landscape changed for female lawyers in the light of the #MeToo movement? Natasha Innocenti, a longtime legal recruiter in the Bay Area, told The Recorder that most major changes in the legal profession occur incrementally, as female partners are still challenged by general ...
Lawyers in Australia are seeking to hold Myanmar's civil leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, directly accountable for the violent persecution of Rohingya Muslims in ... A statement from the lawyers cited the “extensive and systematic crimes against the Muslim Rohingyan population by the Myanmar security forces.”.
The organizers of the "Unite the Right" rally are being sued for conspiring to commit violence. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with attorney Roberta Kaplan, who says the rally was not about free speech. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: You can't yell fire in a crowded movie theater if there is no fire. This idea that ...
President Trump, weighing in directly on the Stephanie Clifford case for the first time, claimed in court papers filed by his lawyers on Friday that the porn actress who alleges she had an affair with him violated a confidentiality agreement at least 20 times, exposing her to damages of at least $20 million.
After several days of testimony in the trial of the former nanny charged with killing two of the children in her care, defense lawyers on Thursday began presenting their case, seeking to undercut the prosecution's contention that the nanny had a motive for murder. The nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, 55, has pleaded ...
Lawyers say they want to hold the companies accountable for that epidemic and help governments recoup the cost of combating and treating the opioid crisis in their areas. But the firms might also see the potential for a financial windfall similar to the $15 billion settlement the state won from suing tobacco ...
When Nas and Kelis go to war, their lawyers jump right in also ... according to Kelis, who says Nas' attorney is calling hers a "dick." Of course, the exes have an ongoing dispute over their child and she just filed docs, obtained by TMZ, which describe a deposition for which she recently sat. Things apparently ...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - - Thirteen Buffalo priests are accused of committing sexual offenses against minors, according to lawyers who are planning a news conference for Tuesday morning. Minnesota law firm Anderson Advocates, which specializes in cases of sexual abuse by clergy, plans to release a ...
Is the Cloud the Solution to True Work-Life Balance for Lawyers? Many law firms are still not taking full advantage of the cloud, but there are examples of leaders demonstrating the full benefit of the cloud, which includes more freedom for attorneys. By Erin Hichman | UPDATEDMar 13, 2018 at 01:57 PM. X ...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Lawyers on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the upcoming execution of an Alabama inmate who they say was mentally ill when he moved to fire his lawyers and drop his appeals. Michael Eggers is scheduled to be executed Thursday for the 2000 choking death of Bennie Francis ...
A mechanical malfunction last week at University Hospital's Ahuja Medical Center caused the destruction of about 2,000 frozen eggs and embryos, and prompted several lawsuits over the weekend. Dozens of more lawsuits are expected in the coming weeks, lawyers said.( Lynn Ischay/The Plain Dealer ).
The CBS News program “60 Minutes” was moving forward with plans to show an interview it conducted last week with the pornographic film actress who says she had an affair with Donald J. Trump as her lawyer and a lawyer for the president traded public jabs through the weekend over her right to speak.
This weekend, BuzzFeed reported that Trump's lawyers are considering a legal challenge to block 60 Minutes from airing its interview with Stormy Daniels. This legal maneuver is even less likely to succeed than the other one. The pretext for the challenge is the nondisclosure agreement Daniels signed ...
In ancient times, lawyers were forbidden to accept pay for pleading another's case. What ruler finally ended that practice, allowing lawyers to practice openly, but severely limiting their fees? Hint: Lawyers were limited to collecting 10,000 sesterces for their efforts, which should help you figure out what ...
Lawyers on both sides of a high-profile case against Hyundai, citing a circuit split, have asked an en banc appeals panel to upend a ruling that they say threatens the future of nationwide class action settlements. In dual petitions for rehearing filed on Thursday before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth ...
Mr. Torchinsky and other lawyers for the Republicans argued that the federal judges should reinstate the previous map for the 2018 elections, including the primaries in May and the general election in November. That would mean holding another election cycle under the 2011 map that was discarded in ...
Lawyers for Kazuo Okada on Friday said the Japanese businessman was blindsided by the $2.4 billion settlement reached a day earlier between Wynn Resorts and his Universal Entertainment Corp. “This came as a complete surprise to Mr. Okada. We had no information whatsoever they were engaged in ...
Blockchain technology can make legal services more efficient and less costly by establishing automated smart contracts that don't have to rely on human intermediaries to be enacted. According to David Fisher, founder and CEO at Integra Ledger, lawyers need to first understand how blockchain functions ...
Judge Hearing Lawyers in Illusionist's Bid to Undo Porn Plea. A federal judge is hearing testimony from former lawyers for an ex-Las Vegas Strip illusionist from Germany who is trying to withdraw his guilty plea in a pornography case that could get him at least 24 years in prison. March 9, 2018, at 2:02 p.m.. Judge Hearing ...


 

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