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VBA young lawyers to aid domestic violence projects (access required)

The Young Lawyers Division of the Virginia Bar Association is sponsoring domestic violence projects in Richmond and Northern Virginia. The Richmond Protective Order Project is recruiting pro bono attorneys to represent domestic violence victims who are seeking protective orders in ...

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En banc Court of Appeals rejects suppression arguments (access required)

The Virginia Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, upheld convictions last week in two cases in which the defendants contended that key evidence against them should have been suppressed. In one, from Williamsburg/James City County Circuit Court, Christopher Allen Williams ...

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Peninsula Women's Bar to host charity gala April 11 (access required)

The Greater Peninsula Women’s Bar Association will hold its charity gala April 11 at 6 p.m. in the Point Plaza Conference Center in Newport News. Newport News Mayor Joe Frank will be the master of ceremonies and J Mood will ...

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Secretary charged with stealing from lawyer's estate account (access required)

The former secretary for a Richmond lawyer has been indicted on four counts of embezzling money from an estate for which the lawyer was the executor. Sheila M. Boone, 47, was arrested earlier this month in the disappearance of about ...

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Allen takes position as Reagan advocate (access required)

Former U.S. Sen. George Allen, whose affable demeanor and conservative philosophy invited comparisons to fellow Republican Ronald Reagan, has a new job traveling the country to promote the ideas and principles of the nation’s 40th president. “It couldn’t be more ...

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Henrico delegate is seventh GOP legislator to retire (access required)

Del. John S. “Jack” Reid, one of the General Assembly’s most outspoken conservative members and author of some of its most distinctive legislation the past 18 years, said Wednesday he will not seek re-election. Reid, known for a deep Dixie ...

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Two more plead guilty in Henry corruption case (access required)

ROANOKE—A former deputy sheriff and a former probation officer charged with taking part in a scheme to sell drugs seized from criminals pleaded guilty last week under agreements with prosecutors. Steven Preston, 37, the former Henry County deputy, pleaded guilty ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On March 14, 2007, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Roger J. McDonald’s license to practice law. According to the VSB, McDonald consented to the revocation. He admitted that he bounced checks to the clerks of Court in Henrico ...

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The Weekly Recap (access required)

Editor’s Note: The following selected stories appeared in the VLW Daily E-Mail Alert and as featured daily news links on the VLW website, www.valawyersweekly .com, from March 16 to March 22. The originating source of a story is indicated after ...

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Chain wrecks in tunnelresult in defense verdict (access required)

The case arose following a motor vehicle accident occurring in the Monitor/Merrimac bridge tunnel in July of 2001. A number of rear-end collisions had occurred in the tunnel ahead of the plaintiff’s vehicle. The plaintiff testified that he was struck ...

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