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Election-year session brings crime-fighting measures (access required)

Anti-crime proposals that would look good in campaign brochures will be plentiful during an election-year General Assembly session that begins this Wednesday, Jan. 10. With all 140 seats up for election in November, legislators will consider measures to expand Virginia’s ...

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Holton to speak at MRWBA meeting this Wednesday (access required)

Virginia’s First Lady, Anne Holton, will address the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association this Wednes-day, Jan. 10. Holton will talk about her work as an attorney and service as a Juvenile and Domestic Relations judge in City of Richmond. She ...

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Legislation would place restrictions on sludge spreading (access required)

NEWPORT NEWS—Legislation plan-ned by a Northern Neck lawmaker could place restrictions on farmers who spread treated sewage sludge onto fields as fertilizer. The legislation could call for many more random inspections at sites where sludge is being spread, and include ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Nov. 14, 2006, a three-judge panel in the Rockingham Circuit Court suspended the law license of Harrisonburg lawyer Walter F. Green IV for six months, effective Jan. 1, 2007. According to the VSB, the suspension arose from findings of ...

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Judicial Council, District Courts panel back new judgeships (access required)

The Judicial Council has recommended to the General Assembly the creation of four new circuit judgeships, all effective July 1 of this year. The new seats would be in the following circuits: * 10th Circuit, * 26th Circuit, * 27th ...

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VALS to host winter board meeting in Richmond Feb. 3 (access required)

VALS…the association for legal professionals will hold its 2007 winter board meeting, at the Holiday Inn Select/Koger South Conference Center in Richmond on Feb. 3. The winter board meeting, hosted by VALS past presidents, consists of approximately three hours of ...

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Staff turnover slows DNA testing at state lab (access required)

A year after former Gov. Mark R. Warner ordered Virginia’s crime lab to review cases in an effort to identify wrongly convicted people, critics say staff turnover is holding up progress. Virginia crime lab director Paul Ferrara retired on Dec. ...

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Arlington plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (access required)

ARLINGTON—Inspired in part by former Vice President Al Gore, Arlington County officials said they plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent over the next five years. The plan, announced by new County Board Chairman Paul Ferguson at the ...

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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 Web site, www.valawyersweekly.com, from Dec. 22 to Jan. 3. The originating source of a story is indicated after ...

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Contract – Business Sale – Restrictive Covenants – Statewide Coverage (access required)

Under the controlling Virginia law, a Richmond federal district judge upholds restrictive covenants in the sale of an insulation business that keep the sellers from participating in a competing business in any county in California and the area around Phoenix, ...

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