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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Two attorneys have joined the Virginia Beach law firm of McKenry, Dancigers, Dawson & Lake PC. B. Clay Chick focuses his practice on contract formation and interpretation; real estate; business organization; guardian and conservatorships; and commercial and business litigation. Chick ...

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Domestic Relations – Permanent Foster Care – Visitation (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds a trial court decision approving a permanent foster care plan for her minor child that refused to grant specific visitation to mother. Mother argues that permanent foster care is not in the child’s best interests. ...

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W&L Community Law Clinic will operate from Oliver Hill House (access required)

(AP) Beginning this fall, students from the Washington and Lee School of Law will offer pro bono legal services out of the childhood home of the late civil rights activist Oliver White Hill. The W&L Community Law Clinic at the ...

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Criminal – Second-Degree Murder – Exotic Dancer (access required)

An exotic dancer for an escort service who made a repeat visit to the victim’s home and whose husband later entered the home on a ruse saying he was her brother has her conviction for the murder of the victim ...

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Domestic Relations – Termination Of Parental Rights – Housing (access required)

A trial court did not err in terminating a father’s parental rights to a child with whom he did not maintain contact and for whom he failed to make plans to provide, the Court of Appeals holds. While father maintains ...

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Fairfax County makes midyear spending cuts (access required)

FAIRFAX—Fairfax County officials have unveiled a list of midyear spending cuts to close a $58 million shortfall in the current budget. County Executive Anthony Griffin says the worsening economy and the stagnant housing market have cut anticipated revenue from business ...

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Criminal – Child Abuse & Neglect – Girlfriend’s Infant (access required)

A defendant who was left to care for his live-in girlfriend’s five-month-old infant and who used 150-degree water to rinse off the infant after he vomited, causing second- and third-degree burns, has his conviction of child abuse and neglect affirmed ...

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VDOT investigates Giles County bridge collapse (access required)

PEARISBURG—The Virginia Department of Transportation is investigating the collapse of a pedestrian bridge that injured nine people in Giles County. VDOT says 10 people were on the cable-and-wood bridge spanning Walker Creek when it collapsed in the early Sunday on ...

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VBA group starts ‘Rule of Law’ school program (access required)

The Virginia Bar Association Foundation will start a pilot program in February on the Rule of Law in Roanoke area middle schools that it hopes to make part of the 7th and 8th grade civics curriculum statewide. The program will ...

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