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Montgomery Public Defender Office flexes 'legal muscle', serves nearly 2K in 8 ...Office of the Public Defender officially opens doorsPope's meeting with Kentucky clerk divides public after US visitMeet the California public defender who is 'shaking the Orange County legal ...South Bend wiretap judge denies attorney feesVictim in tenant rights attorney homicide case had criminal recordAttorney says jailed Polish suspect should be freedPort Authority's top staff attorney to retire next monthWest Allis attorney faces public reprimand for efforts to see sonAttorney General Secures Price Break On NarcanOklahoma Attorney General Takes Role in Bush CampaignPublic Defenders In Uproar Over Surveillance Cameras In New Staten Island ...Rules mean poor may have to hire own attorneyAttorney General Bill Sorrell Won't Seek ReelectionAG: drug problem a 'public health crisis'

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Attorney for officer who fatally shot man after traffic stop tries to change ...
Fox NewsSeptember 11, 2015

Attorneys for Walter Scott's family, Justin T. Bamberg answers questions during a news conference after a bail hearing for former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. Slager is being held for the ...more »

West Allis attorney faces public reprimand for efforts to see son
Wisconsin Law JournalSeptember 29, 2015

... faces public reprimand for efforts to see son. By: Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com September 29, 2015 4:06 pm. A West Allis attorney faces a public reprimand for alleged misconduct she committed in attempting to see her disabled son.more »

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Montgomery Public Defender Office flexes 'legal muscle', serves nearly 2K in 8 ...
WSFASeptember 30, 2015

Montgomery's Public Defender Office is making a significant stride in helping the “least of these” in the criminal justice system. Wednesday the office held an official ribbon cutting ceremony at its new office by the courthouse, welcoming the legal ...more »

Office of the Public Defender officially opens doors
Montgomery AdvertiserSeptember 30, 2015

The Office of the Public Defender in Montgomery County officially opening the doors to its new facility on Wednesday wasn't just for the sake of cutting a ribbon. “I think the opening of these doors is a further demonstration of the realization that ...more »

Pope's meeting with Kentucky clerk divides public after US visit
ReutersSeptember 30, 2015

Mat Staver, an attorney for Davis and founder of Liberty Counsel, a law firm that champions conservative Christian causes, told Reuters the meeting was not about sending a message to other clerks or judges who have been unwilling to issue marriage ...more »

Meet the California public defender who is 'shaking the Orange County legal ...
ABA JournalSeptember 30, 2015

A longtime public defender in California known for his lengthy “eye bleeder” motions relied on his dogged determination to unearth what he says is a secret, orchestrated effort by police to place jailhouse informants near high-value defendants in ...more »

South Bend wiretap judge denies attorney fees
South Bend TribuneSeptember 30, 2015

SOUTH BEND — The judge in the wiretap case involving the city and Common Council has denied motions for attorney's fees in the case, which also involves four local police officers. In a motion filed in January, the officers requested attorney's fees ...more »

Victim in tenant rights attorney homicide case had criminal record
San Francisco ExaminerSeptember 30, 2015

He was also arrested and convicted on narcotics-related charges in 2005 and 2008. The motion was filed by prosecutors asking that the Public Defender's Office be pulled off the case, citing a conflict of interest. Deputy Public Defender Roberto ...more »

Attorney says jailed Polish suspect should be freed
TBO.comSeptember 30, 2015

On Tuesday, his federal public defender, Dionja Dyer, filed a motion for his immediate release on the grounds he's been held more than 60 days without presentation to the court of the documents from Poland supporting his extradition, as required by treaty.more »

Port Authority's top staff attorney to retire next month
NorthJersey.comSeptember 29, 2015

The departure coincides with the recent escalation of an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and the federal Securities and Exchange Commission. Authorities are looking at whether the Port Authority deceived bondholders and ...more »

West Allis attorney faces public reprimand for efforts to see son
Wisconsin Law JournalSeptember 29, 2015

... faces public reprimand for efforts to see son. By: Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com September 29, 2015 4:06 pm. A West Allis attorney faces a public reprimand for alleged misconduct she committed in attempting to see her disabled son.more »

Attorney General Secures Price Break On Narcan
Rhode Island Public RadioSeptember 29, 2015

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says a new deal could help organizations that use or distribute the drug. “I've reached an agreement with the Narcan manufacturer Amphasatar Pharmaceuticals," said Kilmartin, "in which the company will ...more »

Oklahoma Attorney General Takes Role in Bush Campaign
Public Radio TulsaSeptember 29, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush says Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt will serve in a national role for his campaign in 2016. The former Florida governor announced in a press release Tuesday that Pruitt will serve ...more »

Public Defenders In Uproar Over Surveillance Cameras In New Staten Island ...
GothamistSeptember 29, 2015

Tina Luongo, attorney in charge of the Legal Aid Society's criminal court public defenders, said she first became aware of the cameras during a December 2014 tour of the under-construction courthouse. She says Legal Aid, the only indigent defense ...more »

Rules mean poor may have to hire own attorney
Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelSeptember 29, 2015

The financial requirements to qualify for a public defender in Maine are so restrictive that a household subsisting on food stamps may be forced to hire their own private attorney if charged with a crime. The landmark case, Gideon v. Wainwright ...more »

Attorney General Bill Sorrell Won't Seek Reelection
Vermont Public RadioSeptember 28, 2015

The longest-serving attorney general in Vermont history says he won't seek reelection in 2016. Bill Sorrell, who has won reelection nine times since being appointed to the office by then-Gov. Howard Dean in 1997, announced Monday afternoon that this ...more »

AG: drug problem a 'public health crisis'
The Sheboygan PressSeptember 26, 2015

Calling it the "the most important thing I may do as attorney general," Schimel announced a $1.7 million advertising campaign called "Dose of Reality" aimed at raising awareness for the opiate drug problem and asking the public to take simple steps ...more »

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