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Benjamin Lerner.
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Pat Loeb
January 04, 2020 - 4:00 am
When Benjamin Lerner became Philadelphia's chief public defender in 1975, he faced a stacked deck. Most Common Pleas judges were former assistant district attorneys or leaned heavily toward the prosecution. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House.
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AP News
October 06, 2019 - 1:40 pm
A second whistleblower has spoken to the intelligence community's internal watchdog and has information that backs the original whistleblower's complaint about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, according to the lawyer for the two.
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Patrick Bradley
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
April 19, 2019 - 3:32 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A lawyer from Collegeville who pleaded guilty to stealing from trust funds set up for people with special needs has been sentenced. The 17- to 34-year prison sentence for Patrick Bradley represents one year for each of his 17 victims, according to prosecutor Kelli...
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Clare Bronfman, a member of Nxivm, an organization charged in sex trafficking, leaves Brooklyn Federal Court with her lawyer Mark Geragos after she received medical attention while in court.
Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo
March 27, 2019 - 7:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An already bizarre case accusing a secretive self-help group in upstate New York of engaging in sex-trafficking took another strange turn Wednesday thanks to firebrand attorney Michael Avenatti and a courtroom scene caused by a wealthy defendant he's tried to represent. At a hearing...
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Philadelphia police
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Andrew Kramer
March 14, 2019 - 8:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police have released a new surveillance video of a man they are calling a "robber" in West Philadelphia who shot a lawyer during one of his attempts. The person who was shot is 37-year-old attorney Spencer Hill. Police say Hill got off a bus at 52nd and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, reads an opening statement as he testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo, File
February 28, 2019 - 9:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With prison looming, Michael Cohen now says he's in "constant contact" with federal prosecutors in New York, providing them with information in an attempt to get his sentence reduced. That would be a big turnaround from three months ago, when prosecutors told a judge that President...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles.
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February 25, 2019 - 9:52 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago judge says "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett can travel out-of-state to meet his lawyers while he's free on bond on charges he falsely reported being attacked by two masked men. Anne Kavanagh is a spokeswoman for Smollett's attorneys, who say he's innocent. READ : 'Empire'...
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Dreamstime
February 13, 2019 - 3:15 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Lawyers will tell you that you shouldn't act as your own attorney. But can you? A lawyer who apparently underpaid his ex-paralegal by $300 now has to pay $100,000 because he represented himself after the paralegal filed a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves his apartment building in New York.
AP Photo/Richard Drew, File
January 20, 2019 - 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani left open Sunday the possibility that Trump and former personal attorney Michael Cohen might have discussed Cohen's congressional testimony. But, he added, "so what" if he did? Giuliani appeared Sunday on CNN, where he said he did not...
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A recent study by the Philadelphia bar association found that the city's high eviction rate could be reduced if tenants had lawyers in eviction proceedings, just as most landlords do.
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Pat Loeb
November 26, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Landlord-Tenant Court is on the 6th floor of a Center City office building. Each morning and afternoon, a court officer calls a list of several dozen cases. But most of the work happens through a side door that leads to a series of rooms where the...
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