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Lawyer’s courtroom Hail Mary could get Amite football back into playoffs

BATON ROUGE – A lawyer for the Tangipahoa Parish School System will argue the Louisiana High School Athletic Association is unfairly enforcing its rule dealing with fights during football games Friday morning.

This week, the LHSAA banned Amite High School from participating in its playoff game against St. James.  The game is set for Friday night at the Superdome. Amite won its last semifinal game against Bogalusa but is facing a season-ending punishment for a fight that happened during the game a week ago.

Following a touchdown by Amite last Friday, football players gathered on the field in what was reported as a “bench-clearing brawl.” The LHSAA did not find out about the altercation until Sunday and announced Amite could not participate in the playoffs.

But, the lawyer representing the school system believes the fight was exaggerated and said Amite High School players never struck opposing players. Chris Moody will

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Ojibwa lawyer seeks $55M in damages from law firm

An Ojibwa lawyer claims she lost her confidence and her livelihood after being replaced on the Indian day school class-action lawsuit.

Joan Jack, originally of Berens River First Nation in Manitoba, makes the allegations in a statement of claim filed Sept. 10 against Canada and international law firm Gowling WLG.

Jack is seeking $55 million along with unspecified punitive damages.

Gowling’s Ottawa office took over from Jack in 2019 and successfully certified the suit, which led to a multi-billion-dollar settlement from the federal government, for an estimated 200,000 survivors forced to attend the federally run schools.

Simone Hughes, director of business development and marketing at Gowling WLG, said in a statement that Jack’s allegations are “without merit” and will be “vigorously defended…

“Our continued focus and commitment is to supporting Class Members and ensuring they receive the long-awaited compensation they deserve. As this matter is before the Courts, we will

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Mike Lallier pleads guilty to providing alcohol to 15-year-old Fayetteville boy


The victim is disappointed by the outcome, his lawyer said

By Paul Woolverton
 |  USA TODAY Network

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. — In a plea bargain that allowed him to avoid a conviction as a sex offender, Mike Lallier of Fayetteville’s Reed-Lallier Chevrolet car dealership was convicted Friday of contributing to the delinquency of a minor for giving alcohol to a 15-year-old Fayetteville boy four years ago.

“I plead guilty, your honor,” Lallier told Judge Roger Henderson.

The boy, who is now 19, and his family are unhappy with the outcome, said their lawyer, Michael Porter.

“He is disappointed that Mike Lallier will not have to register as a sex offender because he’s hoped that any plea agreement would force Lallier to register so that another young boy would not have to go down the same path that he went down,” Porter said.

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Raila Odinga, Atwoli join Sossion in celebrating lawyer daughter

– Rosemary Chepkorir graduated with a post-graduate diploma in law from the Kenya School of Law and was admitted to the bar

– Chepkorir became the first female lawyer in her village, an achievement that could not go unnoticed

– In 2018, the Kenya National Union of Teachers secretary-general gifted the daughter with a brand new car on her graduation

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The quiet Motigo village in Bomet county was brought to life when helicopter and high end vehicles landed at the home of the nominated MP Wilson Sossion.

Dignitaries arrived one after the other as local residents snaked their way to assemble at Sossion’s garden to witness the celebration of his daughter’s academic success.

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Raila Odinga.

Raila and CS Wamalwa as well as Francis Atwoli were some

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Lawyer X: Victoria police admit use of Nicola Gobbo as informer was ‘profoundly wrong’ | Lawyer X

Victoria police has admitted an “indefensible interference” in the lawyer-client relationship by using gangland barrister Nicola Gobbo as a police informer.

The admission, made in a submission to the Lawyer X inquiry, throws into question convictions of a number of gangland figures including Tony Mokbel.

Mokbel is serving a 30-year sentence for drug trafficking, but senior lawyers assisting a royal commission into the Lawyer X scandal have revealed all three of his convictions could have been tainted.

And while Mokbel and others might walk from prison, police and Gobbo should not face criminal charges, the royal commission has found, despite widespread and damning revelations against the force and lawyer.

In more than 2,000 pages of submissions released late Tuesday, Chris Winneke QC, Andrew Woods and Megan Tittensor, said the relationship Gobbo had with police had adverse consequences on the criminal justice system and may continue to do so.

“Over a

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US lawyer says Assange faces decades in prison if convicted | International

LONDON (AP) — An American lawyer told an extradition hearing in Britain for Julian Assange on Monday that the WikiLeaks founder faces decades in prison if he is convicted on spying charges in the United States.

U.S. prosecutors have indicted the 49-year-old Australian on 17 espionage charges, and one of computer misuse, over WikiLeaks’ publication of secret U.S. military documents a decade ago. The charges carry a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison.

Attorney Eric Lewis, appearing as a defense witness, said the scope of the indictment pointed to “a very aggressive approach to sentencing on the part of the government.”

“All signs point to a very long sentence, measured in many decades,” said Lewis, a senior partner at Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss in Washington, DC.

“We are looking at a sentence somewhere between 20 years, if everything goes brilliantly, to 175 years, which the government could easily ask

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Queens Accident Lawyer Elected as a Member of the Touro Law Alumni Association Executive Board – Press Release

Jackson Heights, Queens based K L Sanchez Law Office is pleased to offer their services to those seeking legal consultation for car accidents, construction injuries, workers compensation, criminal cases and more. K L Sanchez Law Office is a local firm that practices personal injury law, workers compensation law, criminal law and immigration law in Jackson Heights, Queens and Bronx, NY. It is run by Keetick Sanchez.

Keetick Sanchez is a Spanish-speaking Queens accident lawyer that serves one of the most diverse communities in the United States. She graduated from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law School in 2016 and has been elected as a member of the Touro Law Alumni Association Executive Board. While in law school, she worked as a trial litigation paralegal for personal injury cases. After she graduated, she became a litigator in a personal injury firm and quickly earned her reputation as a resilient and tenacious

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Ethiopian Opposition Leader Charged With Terrorism, Lawyer Says

(Bloomberg) — Ethiopian authorities charged an opposition party leader and seven other people with terrorism following violent protests that erupted in the capital earlier this year after the killing of a musician.

Eskinder Nega, the leader of the Balderas for Genuine Democracy party, was accused of inciting clashes and seeking to overthrow the government through violent means, according to his lawyer, Henok Aklilu. Four other members of Balderas are among those charged, he said.

“I believe this is politically motivated,” Henok said by phone Thursday. The charges were reported earlier by the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corp.

Authorities arrested more than 9,000 people during the protests in Addis Ababa, which were sparked by the assassination of Haacaalu Hundeessa on June 29. The singer-songwriter was a popular voice during protests by the Oromo, Ethiopia’s biggest ethnic group, for reforms in the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front that led to the

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Lawyer for Republicans argues that Johnson County auditor didn’t have discretion to disobey state directive regarding absentee ballot forms

IOWA CITY — A lawyer, arguing for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee, said Johnson County Auditor Travis Weipert didn’t have discretion to send out prefilled absentee ballot request forms for the Nov. 3 general election.

The prefilled forms — also mailed in Linn and Woodbury counties — did not follow the emergency directive sent to county auditors by Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, who is the state commissioner of elections, lawyer Alan Ostergren argued Wednesday in Johnson County District Court. .

Ostergren said Pate consulted with the 20-member Legislative Council, which approved his emergency directive to county auditors, saying they only could mail out blank absentee ballot request forms to maintain uniformity,

Pate, he said, did that after determining not every county had the financial and technical capacity to send out the prefilled forms.

The final approval of the directive by the council was

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George Bizos, human rights lawyer who fought apartheid in South Africa, dies at 92

George Bizos, a workhorse attorney who campaigned against apartheid in South Africa and defended his lifelong friend Nelson Mandela in court, died in Johannesburg on Wednesday. He was 92.



a close up of a man: George Bizos, a family friend of the late former President Nelson Mandela, listens to speeches during the memorial service for Ahmed Kathrada, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail - many of them alongside Nelson Mandela - for working to end South Africa's previous white minority rule, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old.


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George Bizos, a family friend of the late former President Nelson Mandela, listens to speeches during the memorial service for Ahmed Kathrada, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail – many of them alongside Nelson Mandela – for working to end South Africa’s previous white minority rule, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old.

Bizos died of natural causes around 5:20 p.m. local time at his home, said Luzuko Koti, a spokesperson for the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The human rights lawyer was surrounded by his family at the time of his death, Koti told the Daily News.

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