A former senior Department of Justice lawyer who wrote the so-called “torture memos” authorizing harsh treatment of suspected terrorists is protected from lawsuits, according to an appeals court ruling.
A New York attorney will spend time in federal prison for a scheme in which he transferred more than $1 million from a dead Bay Area friend’s bank accounts to his own.
Santa Cruz city officials Wednesday expressed grief over the murder of a local attorney in Hawaii last week.
A Marin County Superior Court judge Friday morning granted accused serial killer Joseph Naso the right to represent himself on charges of murdering four Northern California women.
A man accused of killing four Northern California women appeared in court Thursday for a hearing on his request to act as his own attorney.
A Nevada man charged with killing four women whose bodies were found across Northern California between the 1970s and 1990s is asking to represent himself in court.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and City Attorney John Russo traded barbs Tuesday over her decision to have her longtime friend and lawyer Dan Siegel act as an unpaid legal adviser for the city.
The defense lawyer for former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle says his client deserves a new trial.