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When clients pay with plastic (access required)

Lawyers who accept credit cards and want to pass the transaction fees through to clients must disclose those fees or risk running afoul of federal truth-in-lending regulations, according to a proposed opinion from the Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on ...

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Last gasp for breath test machine? (access required)

The Intoxilyzer 5000, the widely used but aging breath alcohol sensing machine being phased out by Virginia authorities, is still drawing fire from DUI defense lawyers, including the attorney for a congressman fighting a drunken driving charge in Alexandria. Despite ...

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FOIA covers judicial salaries, council says (access required)

The administrative office of the Virginia court system is subject to the state’s Freedom of Information Act, according to a recent opinion from an open government advisory panel. The opinion from the Freedom of Information Advisory Council indicated that the ...

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VBA Professionalism principles debuted (access required)

The birthday of a famous Virginia lawyer gives the Virginia bar a new occasion to embrace professionalism. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has designated Monday, April 13, “Lawyer Professionalism Day,” when the Virginia Bar Association’s Commission of Professionalism will formally roll ...

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Chesterfield court vacancy – again (access required)

Chesterfield legislators are looking for a new candidate to fill the circuit court vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Cleo E. Powell to the Virginia Court of Appeals. The General Assembly elected John V. Cogbill III, a partner in ...

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