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Monthly Archives: June 2007

Immigration – Habeas Corpus – Detention Pending Removal (access required)

A district court holds that petitioner’s continued detention pending removal from the U.S. would violate petitioner’s due process rights because there is no significant likelihood of his removal in the reasonably foreseeable future, and if respondents immigration officials are unable ...

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Martin becomes new president of the VSB (access required)

Howard W. Martin Jr., the senior partner in the 12-lawyer Norfolk firm of Crenshaw, Ware & Martin PLC has long been involved in bar activities. He was a member and chairman of the Second District Disciplinary Committee in 1980s, an ...

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VSB to revisit issue of mandatory insurance (access required)

The question was whether the Virginia State Bar Council had any appetite for pursuing the issue of whether lawyers with private clients should be required to have legal malpractice insurance. Because the question was not ready to be presented formally ...

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Gov. Kaine seeks nominees, input for high court seat (access required)

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has asked those interested in filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Elizabeth B. Lacy to submit their names and supporting documentation to his staff by July 16. Mark E. Rubin, senior advisor to ...

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VWAA honors retiring administrative director Wood (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH – Voluntary bar organizations know how much they depend on their staff to serve as the central nervous system that sustains the group through leadership changes. As administrative director of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Jill Wood has ...

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High court publishes forms for fee waivers (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has developed the forms that will be used to request a waiver of the caps on court-appointed counsel fees. One, Form DC-40 with the caption “List of Allowances,” is a multi-copy document that will be ...

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Medical board seeks to cut disciplinary backlog

The state Board of Medicine has a backlog of disciplinary complaints that has reached 2,000 cases. To whittle it down, the board will streamline its disciplinary procedures, reports The Associated Press. Many of the cases in the glut do not ...

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Served with syrup, no doubt

A new suit in Norfolk federal court involves … pancakes. Actually, it involves two companies that run pancake houses, one in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and the other in Williamsburg (where pancake houses are as common as tourists), ...

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F’burg judge to city: Fix courthouse

Fredericksburg Circuit Judge John W. Scott Jr. has ordered the city council to fix unsafe conditions at the city’s courthouse, reports The Free Lance-Star. He also ordered all staff to move out of the building while repairs were made. The ...

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