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Nine tell VSB they want a seat on SCC (access required)

Nine candidates have told the Virginia State Bar that they are interested in the State Corporation Commission vacancy created by the retirement of Commissioner Theodore V. Morrison Jr. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine might have to fill the position because the ...

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Brownlee makes his run for AG official (access required)

ROANOKE—Stressing his conservative credentials, the former top prosecutor in western Virginia announced his candidacy last week for the Republican nomination for attorney general. John Brownlee, 43, had stepped down the previous week as U.S. attorney, a job he held for ...

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VLW Web site instruction manual: Special Features (access required)

Fifth in a series of articles on how to use to the new Virginia Lawyers Weekly Web site. Virginia Lawyers Weekly continues to take a closer look at the content available on our Web site, www.valawyersweekly. com. This week’s article ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Salem attorney Ross C. Hart received the 23rd Judicial Circuit of Virginia’s Pro Bono Award for 2007 at the Annual Meeting of the Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association. The Pro Bono Circuit Awards were established by the Virginia State Bar’s Special ...

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Summary Dispositions (access required)

The following decisions have been decided by the Virginia Court of Appeals in summary dispositions that may adopt the reasoning of the Workers’ Compensation Commission or the Virginia Employment Commission: Spherion Atlantic Workforce LLC v. Randolph, No. 2919-07-2, April 22, ...

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Oliver Hill’s FBI files posted

We don’t know why, exactly, but WTVR has posted the FBI file on the late civil rights lawyer Oliver Hill. There are seven parts. Viewed from present-day perspective, unsurprisingly, the documents say more about the agency than the subject of ...

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Keister Greer dead at 86

From the Roanoke Times comes word of the passing of former Rocky Mount lawyer Keister Greer. From a 1999 news release on the re-appointment of Mr. Greer to the U.Va. Board of Visitors: “T. Keister Greer has been a member ...

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“Suitcase” Joel Branscom rides again

The Bat Phone has rung again for the prosecutor in Fincastle. Botetourt County Commonwealth’s Attorney Joel Branscom has long been the go-to guy in Southwest Virginia to serve as special prosecutor when the local parties are too close for comfort. ...

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Domestic Relations – Attorney Fees –Appeals – O’Loughlin

Although Virginia divorce jurisprudence gives the Court of Appeals discretion to award attorney’s fees in an appeal, to be determined in the trial court on remand, O’Loughlin v. O’Loughlin says nothing about a trial court’s ability to enforce these parties’ ...

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Court will appoint lawyer for BZA

In the back-and-forth battle between the Staunton City Council and the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals, a circuit judge now is poised to appoint a lawyer to represent the BZA at the expense of the city, which sued the BZA ...

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