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Lawyer urges rejection of VSB diversity initiative (access required)

Dear Editor: On June 18, the Virginia State Bar Council will consider the proposal of the “Diversity Task Force” established by the current Bar President, Manuel Capsalis. Mr. Capsalis and the Task Force have asked the Council to approve a ...

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Roanoke Bar names scholarship winners (access required)

The Roanoke Bar Association Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2009 James N. Kincanon Scholarships, which will be awarded on June 9 at the annual meeting of the Roanoke Bar Association. The 2009 recipients are: • Brian Hugh Burks, ...

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Judge says privacy advocate can post SS numbers on site (access required)

A federal judge has ruled that privacy advocate B.J. Ostergren may post on her Web site Social Security account numbers that she obtains from state court Web sites. U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne barred the state from enforcing a ...

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Kaine taps Cunningham, Burgess for circuit seats (access required)

Gov. Tim Kaine has elevated two lower court judges to fill circuit seats in Southside and in Chesterfield County and Colonial Heights. Kaine appointed Chesterfield Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Judge Harold W. Burgess Jr. to replace Judge Cleo E. ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On May 15, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the law license of Anne Marston Lynch of Portsmouth for one year and imposed terms. According to the VSB, in five cases, Lynch violated professional rules that govern diligence, communication, ...

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Domestic Relations – Spousal Support – Separation Agreement (access required)

A couple’s marital separation agreement that provided for wife to draw a salary from a family business but to receive payments if the business failed or became insolvent, provided that wife’s salary was to be calculated annually based on husband’s ...

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Domestic Relations – Child Support – Private School Tuition (access required)

Where a final divorce decree provided that a sum would be withheld from each party’s share of the net proceeds from sale of the marital home, to fund private school tuition and included therapeutic expenses for one of the parties’ ...

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Domestic Relations – Custody – Passport Surrender – Sanctions (access required)

A father did not preserve for appeal his challenge to the trial court’s order requiring both parents to surrender their and their children’s passports to their lawyers, but the Court of Appeals reverses the sanctions order that precluded husband from ...

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