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Georgia Plea Has Ramifications for Ex-Trump Lawyer Jenna Ellis

Her home state of Colorado bans her from practicing law for 3 years

(Newser) - Colorado legal officials on Tuesday approved an agreement with Jenna Ellis, a onetime attorney for former President Trump, barring her from practicing law in the state for three years after she pleaded guilty to helping Trump try to overturn the 2020 election. Ellis tearfully pleaded guilty to felony charges of...

Delta Jet's Emergency Slide Turns Up in Fitting Spot

It washes up by the beachfront home of a lawyer whose firm is suing Boeing

(Newser) - In the strange coincidence department: The emergency slide that fell off one of Delta's Boeing jets on Friday washed up in front of the oceanfront home of an attorney suing the manufacturer for a similar incident, reports the New York Post . The slide fell off the Boeing 767 as...

'Come Early': Navalny's Funeral Set for Friday
'Come Early': Navalny's
Funeral Set for Friday

'Come Early': Navalny's Funeral Set for Friday

Meanwhile, attorney who aided opposition leader's mother says he was briefly detained in Moscow

(Newser) - Alexei Navalny's funeral is set for Friday on the outskirts of Moscow, and his spokesperson has two words of advice for anyone hoping to attend, per the New York Times . "Come early," Kira Yarmysh wrote on X , noting that Navalny would be buried in Borisovskoye Cemetery after...

Spotlight Shines Hot on Trump Prosecutor in Georgia

Focus turns to Nathan Wade, who a court filing complains was improperly hired by DA Fani Willis

(Newser) - A co-defendant in the Georgia election interference case against former President Trump filed a motion this week making a "bombshell" allegation: that Fulton County DA Fani Willis hired her romantic partner as the special prosecutor in the case against Trump, and that she and Nathan Wade both benefited financially...

Lawyer Accused of Bringing More Than Papers to Jail

Ronald Lewis, 77, is accused of smuggling drug-laced documents to inmates in Texas facility

(Newser) - A good attorney will have your back as you navigate all the legalities of your case. An even better attorney knows that "having your back" doesn't translate to sneaking narcotics into the facility where you're incarcerated. That's exactly what lawyer Ronald Henry Lewis is accused of...

You Can Soon Practice Law Here Without Taking Bar Exam

In 2024, Oregon will offer an apprenticeship alternative to law school students

(Newser) - If you're a law school student who breaks out in a cold sweat at the thought of taking the bar exam, good news if you live in the Beaver State: A "more inclusive" way to becoming an attorney is here, according to the head of the Oregon Board...

Bad News for Former Trump Lawyer John Eastman

Calif. judge finds the alleged author of the Jan. 6 memo preliminarily culpable of misconduct

(Newser) - Multiple defendants have already made guilty pleas regarding the Georgia case that alleges former President Trump tried to overturn the 2020 election. There are quite a few stragglers who haven't yet been offered plea deals, including ex-Trump attorney John Eastman, who now finds himself getting some not-great news in...

Another Trump Attorney Pleads Guilty in Georgia

Jenna Ellis reaches a deal with prosecutors over 2020 election

(Newser) - Jenna Ellis, an attorney and prominent conservative media figure, reached a deal with prosecutors Tuesday and pleaded guilty to reduced charges over efforts to overturn Donald Trump's 2020 election loss in Georgia, per the AP . Ellis, the fourth defendant in the case to enter into a plea deal, was...

Powell Took the Plea Deal. Looks Like He Didn't

Sources: Kenneth Chesebro, co-defendant in Georgia election interference case, rebuffed offer

(Newser) - Attorney Sidney Powell accepted a plea deal from Georgia prosecutors on Thursday over efforts to overturn the 2020 election in favor of former President Trump. Powell was supposed to stand trial with another co-defendant, attorney Kenneth Chesebro, but he'll apparently be going it solo now: A source tells NBC...

Sidney Powell Takes a Plea, Must Apologize to Georgians

She gets 6 years of probation, must testify in the election interference case

(Newser) - Lawyer Sidney Powell pleaded guilty to reduced charges Thursday over efforts to overturn former President Donald Trump's loss in the 2020 election in Georgia, becoming the second defendant in the sprawling case to reach a deal with prosecutors. Powell, who was charged alongside Trump and 17 others with violating...

Fugees Rapper Blames Conviction on Lawyer's Use of AI

Prakazrel 'Pras' Michel says David Kenner hid personal stake in 'experimental' AI program

(Newser) - Prakazrel "Pras" Michel wants his April corruption conviction thrown out, partly because his high-profile defense attorney allegedly relied on artificial intelligence to deliver his final arguments. Accused of conspiring with Malaysian businessman Jho Low to funnel money to political campaigns through straw donors and attempting to influence the Trump...

DC Panel: Giuliani Deserves Disbarment

Former Trump lawyer says he'll fight punishment over false election claims

(Newser) - "He claimed massive election fraud but had no evidence of it," a Washington, DC, bar committee said Friday of Rudy Giuliani. "By prosecuting that destructive case Mr. Giuliani, a sworn officer of the Court, forfeited his right to practice law." The three-member discipline panel thus unanimously...

Lawyers Who Prepped With ChatGPT Learn Their Fate

Steven Schwartz, Peter LoDuca fined $5K for having 'abandoned their responsibilities'

(Newser) - Two lawyers who filed error-filled court briefs with input from ChatGPT will each have to pay a $5,000 fine and notify each of the real judges whose names appeared in the filing of the outcome of the case. But Judge P. Kevin Castel of Manhattan's Federal District Court...

A Lawyer Went to the Bathroom at Work. He Never Came Back
A Lawyer Went to the Bathroom
at Work. He Never Came Back
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A Lawyer Went to the Bathroom at Work. He Never Came Back

No body has been found, but Florida plastic surgeon Tomasz Kosowski is charged with murder

(Newser) - The last time Florida attorney Steven Cozzi was seen was last Tuesday, at his office in Largo. Now, a local plastic surgeon is facing first-degree murder charges in Cozzi's death, though the lawyer's body still hasn't been located, reports FOX 13 . Police say that after executing a...

Judge: Trump's Attorney-Client Privilege May Be 'Pierced'

Sources say special counsel Jack Smith claimed Trump misled his lawyers over classified docs

(Newser) - Friday was federal Judge Beryl Howell's last day as chief judge on DC's US District Court, but before she stepped down, she entered a sealed filing with developments on the case involving classified documents seized from former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate last August. Within that filing, sources...

Judge's Sentencing Remark Shows Murdaugh Family Pull

Painting in courtroom of Alex Murdaugh's grandfather had to be removed to 'ensure a fair trial'

(Newser) - Alex Murdaugh received two life sentences Friday in South Carolina for the murder of his wife, Maggie, and 22-year-old son, Paul. But before Judge Clifton Newman handed down his decision, he mentioned the sad downfall of Murdaugh, who comes from a prominent family of attorneys in the region, and commented...

Hunter Biden's Legal Team Is Now Playing Hardball

Lawyers' aggressive new attempt to turn the tables involves urging probes of Giuliani, Bannon

(Newser) - House Republicans have started their long-sought investigation into Hunter Biden—but the legal team of the president's son has decided it's not going to settle for playing defense. CBS News reports that Biden's lawyers tag-teamed this week in an aggressive new strategy, going hard against longtime detractors...

Mom's Attempt to See Rockettes Stymied by Facial Recognition

Kelly Conlon says she was booted from Radio City Music Hall because of where she works

(Newser) - A mother and attorney from New Jersey is warning about powerful companies' use of facial recognition to target perceived enemies after the technology helped get her kicked out of a show at New York City's Radio City Music Hall. Kelly Conlon was escorting a Girl Scouts troop to a...

Judge Makes Trump Lawyers Pay for Hillary Clinton Lawsuit

Defendants were forced to hire lawyers by a 'frivolous' filing, ruling says

(Newser) - A team of Donald Trump's lawyers has been penalized and scolded by a federal judge over a conspiracy lawsuit they filed against Hillary Clinton and others. US District Judge Donald Middlebrooks ordered Alina Habba, Peter Ticktin, and associates to pay a combined $50,000 penalty, in addition to reimbursing...

Lawyer Who Flipped Bird in Parkland Court Investigated

Florida Bar confirms probe involving Tamara Curtis, assistant public defender for shooter

(Newser) - One of the assistant public defenders for the Parkland school shooter is now the subject of a probe herself. Per NBC Miami , the Florida Bar confirmed Thursday that Tamara Curtis is being investigated, though it's remaining tight-lipped on what the investigation entails. Local 10 reports that Curtis wasn't...

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