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UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019

Cheney man who allegedly killed wife with ice cream moves to Oklahoma, pleads not guilty to new murder charge

A man suspected of killing his wife last year at their Cheney home with poisoned ice cream pleaded not guilty to a new murder charge in Spokane County Superior Court …


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019

Investigation of attack on attorney intern in Public Safety Building continues; victim calls for better surveillance

Surveillance cameras in a lobby of the Public Safety Building were not working, preventing investigators from identifying a suspect.


Attorney: Parents are in fragile state for asylum interviews

Some immigrants complain that they stumbled through their first asylum interviews when they were deeply distraught over losing their children. The interviews can have life-changing consequences because they are critical …


Attorney Rick Eichstaedt to step down as Center for Justice director this month

Eichstaedt, 45, has led the nonprofit legal team since 2012. He created a legal defense for the Spokane River in his 13 years with the Center for Justice, and also …


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018

Sources: Raid related to payments to women accusing Trump

Federal agents who raided the office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, were looking for information about payments to a former Playboy playmate and a porn actress who …


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018

Craig Swapp, the personal injury attorney known for his ‘One call, that’s all’ ads, roasted on Reddit

Whether it’s on TV or plastered across one of Spokane’s many billboards, attorney Craig Swapp is there. In a suit, and smiling – his teeth pearly white. Sometimes he asks …


UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017

Irrepressible in life, Spokane attorney Pat Stiley memorialized in stories

Longtime Spokane attorney Pat Stiley was one of a kind, and so was his memorial gathering Saturday at the Satellite Diner and Lounge in downtown Spokane.


Idaho State Bar rebukes attorney over campaign accusations

The Idaho State Bar has reprimanded a former Twin Falls County prosecutor candidate for comments he made against a political opponent.


Jose Baez: Hernandez acquittal burnishes lawyer’s reputation

During Aaron Hernandez’s double murder trial, the former NFL star’s lawyer wanted to drive home his point that the prosecution’s star witness was a “three-legged pony” whose testimony could not …


North Idaho murder-for-hire case reset

The attorney who unsuccessfully defended the Aryan Nations in the landmark 2000 case that bankrupted the racist organization was due to appear Monday in U.S. District Court in Coeur d’Alene …


$50,000 Bill Lands Lawyer In Doghouse

Lawyers are often criticized for charging for work they didn’t do. Laurence S. Fordham got in trouble for doing too much work. Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court publicly censured Fordham, saying …


Law Schools: Hatchery For Vultures

Whether or not you have ever hired a lawyer, the behavior of lawyers is taking money out of your pocket. It is also putting you into a kind of prison …


Dees: ‘Deep Passion For Justice’ Key Southern Poverty Law Center Co-Founder Speaks At UI

Morris Dees, the first lawyer to sue the Ku Klux Klan and a leading voice against America’s militia movement, testified in defense of his profession Saturday to 76 of its …


Crash Kills Prominent Civil Rights Lawyer

A prominent U.S. civil rights lawyer and a law professor were killed in a traffic accident near Cape Town, medical officials said Wednesday. W. Haywood Burns, 55, former dean of …


Bar Association Takes Years To Investigate Lawyers No Lawyer Has Been Disciplined For Bad Billing In Last Five Years

It takes an average of 3-1/2 years before a grievance against a lawyer can result in formal discipline from the Washington State Bar Association, a newspaper report says. Moreover, a …


Resignations Worry Judges, Inmates Three Of 7 Public Defenders Leaving, Meaning Case Backlog Likely To Grow

Kootenai County public defenders face a double whammy - or maybe it’s a triple. First, the office’s chief defender announced his resignation in May. Then two deputy public defenders handed …


Idaho State Bar Honors Miller

The Idaho State Bar has awarded a Coeur d’Alene lawyer the highest recognition given by the state’s legal profession. The bar named Eugene L. Miller the 1995 Distinguished Lawyer.


Prosecution Of Juveniles Plummets Prosecutors Say Lack Of Staff Means There’s Often No Punishment For Crimes

Six months after they begged taxpayers to spend $11 million enlarging the Spokane County Juvenile Detention Center, justice officials suddenly have plenty of space. Nearly half the beds are empty.


Lawyer Convicted Of Welfare Fraud Suspended From Practicing

Spokane Valley lawyer Brad Plumb, convicted of welfare fraud in 1993, has been suspended from practicing law for another year. The Washington Supreme Court ordered the suspension, accepting the recommendation …


Spokane Gets Law And New Order Prosecutor Has Implemented Modern Managerial Concepts

Spokane County Prosecutor Jim Sweetser over the pages of his departments’s mission statement for various teams of attorneys. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review


Denver Bankruptcy Judge Sends Van Camp Packing

The controversial Spokane lawyer planning to sue a hospital over the Baby Ryan case is seeking personal bankruptcy protection. Ten days before Ryan Nguyen was born, Russell Van Camp was …


Lawyers Fight For Fairness, Not Fees But Businesses Battle Back By Trying To Kill Funding For Free Legal Services

Attorney John Kennedy interviews Connie Thompson and her son Blayne. Photo by Shawn Jacobson/The Spokesman-Review


Spokane Attorney On Smith Defense S.C. Woman On Trial For Drowning Children By Driving Car Into Lake

1. Susan Smith gets a pat on the back from attorney Judy Clarke Wednesday. Photo by Tim Dominick/Associated Press 2. Susan Smith sits in court Wednesday with attorney Judy Clarke. …


Aba Says No To School Prayer

The American Bar Association went on record Tuesday against a Republican-led attempt in Congress to return officially sanctioned prayers to the nation’s public schools. However, the 370,000-lawyer group chose as …


Shapiro To Take Backseat In Simpson Murder Trial Johnnie Cochran, F. Lee Bailey Will Take On Expanded Duties

O.J. Simpson’s all-star legal defense team emerged from a tense jailhouse session Monday with a new lineup. As reported in the Daily News Monday, under the revised set of positions, …