October 16, 1990 |
Want to know the difference between right and wrong? Steal the answer. Someone in town, obviously among the irony-impaired, did just that, slicing out dozens of pages of ethics laws from books in the city's law library with a razor blade, said its director, Regina Smith. And just to be safe, the thief also cut out the disciplinary procedures for ethics violations, she said. About 35 books at the Theodore F. Jenkins Memorial Law Library on Chestnut Street near 9th have been found vandalized over the past few months, she said.
November 17, 1999 |
The first hole, a tricky little dogleg around the law library stacks, was no piece of cake. Neither was the minimalist third hole - a long, straightaway hole that demanded deadly accuracy off the tee for any hope at par. But yesterday, on the 38th floor of the white-shoe Center City law firm of Saul, Ewing, Remick & Saul, it was the treacherous and cruel double-dogleg sixth hole - up the corridor, around the stacks, then back the other way with...
June 24, 1993 |
The Honorable Francis J. Catania Law Library is in sad shape. Less than three years ago, the county hired a Bucks County contractor to repair the leaky roof of the courthouse library. Things didn't turn out the way officials had hoped, so the county sued the contractor, ACC Roofing Inc. of Bensalem, in former Judge Catania's old haunt, Delaware County Court. Last October, the County Council awarded a $327,491 contract to Marland Roofing & Siding Co. of Glen Mills to redo the repairs on the law library, the Fronefield Building in Media and the Juvenile Detention Center in Lima.
May 11, 2004
ON MAY 12, 1986, an article appeared in the Daily News written by Dave Racher about a jailhouse lawyer by the name Robert "Bobby Irish" Cullen. Cullen was 59 at the time, serving 30 to 60 years for six robberies committed in 1973 and 1974. Dave Racher went on to say "his legal talents have helped hundreds of inmates win their freedom, some on technicalities. " He further stated that Cullen, while serving time in New Jersey, helped former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter win a new trial in a triple-murder case.
May 18, 2001 |
While in the prison's law library, Robert Rivera, accused of kidnapping and murdering his 20-month-old daughter, flinched, then blurted out, "I lost it. I did it. I killed Katelyn," a jailhouse informant testified yesterday. Rivera, 34, of Upper Chichester, is accused of snatching Katelyn Rivera-Helton from her baby-sitter's home after assaulting the baby's mother, Jennifer Helton, on Aug. 10, 1999. Katelyn was last seen with Rivera at a Chadds Ford gas station that night.
October 25, 1988 |
To a person in the habit of contemplating the science of jurisprudence, nothing is more interesting than to trace the original sources of its formation. - William Rawle, Philadelphia lawyer, 1802 It was March 1802. Thomas Jefferson was in the White House. There were 16 states in the union. And, in Philadelphia, William Rawle and 71 other lawyers made a big move. They pooled their scarce law books and other legal materials and founded a library. The Law Library Company of the City of Philadelphia.
February 26, 1997 |
Calvin Wood Corman, 76, professor emeritus at Rutgers Law School and an authority on commercial and contract law, died yesterday at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center/Cherry Hill Division. A Cherry Hill resident since 1962, he was born in Waco, Texas. A widely recognized expert on commercial and contract law, Mr. Corman helped develop international trade legislation that eventually took the form of the international contracts law adopted by Congress in the late 1980s.
June 14, 1996 |
Vincent Ziccardi, 63, of South Philadelphia, one of the city's busiest and best-known criminal defense lawyers, died Tuesday of kidney failure and cancer at the Skilled Nursing Center of the Pennsylvania Hospital. Mr. Ziccardi learned all about criminal defense during the 11 years he spent with the Philadelphia Defender Association, most it as head of the agency, which in those days (1963 to 1974) defended 85 percent of criminal cases in the city. "He was funny, witty, a generous man who understood what was best for the people that defenders represented," said Bob Scandone, who worked for him in the defender association.
August 31, 1993 |
The Delaware County Council will hire an expert to review the work of the original engineer and contractor involved in roofing repairs on three county buildings - repairs that are now the focus of a lawsuit. An agreement with Ewing Cole Cherry Brott, a well-known Philadelphia architectural and engineering firm, is expected to be approved by the council at its weekly meeting today. The firm will review design plans and work done on the Juvenile Detention Center in Lima, the Fronefield Building and the courthouse law library in Media.
October 12, 2000 |
Delaware County Councilwoman Kathrynann W. Durham of Concord has been nominated to fill a vacancy on Delaware County Court. The opening was created when R. Barclay Surrick accepted a federal judgeship this summer. Gov. Ridge nominated Durham, 49, a former state representative, on Tuesday. If the nomination is confirmed by a two-thirds vote of the state Senate, Durham, a Republican, would serve until Jan. 1, 2002. Durham was a state representative from the 160th District from 1979 to 1996, when she joined the county council.