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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Experts dispute need for surgery on wrist – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 30-year-old male, went to defendant orthopedic surgeon with a two-week history of right wrist pain after injury at work as a sheet rock hanger. After conservative treatment failed, arthroscopy of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) was performed. Post-operatively, ...

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Council to Assembly: Make UPL a felony (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—The Virginia State Bar Council will ask the General Assembly to make the unauthorized practice of law a felony if the misconduct results in economic harm. Under the proposed legislation, UPL would become a Class 6 felony when someone ...

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Manage online presence for maximum benefit (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH – A lawyer logs in to an e-mail list for a bar group of which she is a member. Another member posts a hypothetical case that sounds awfully familiar. Over several days, the lawyer watches opposing counsel in ...

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An outsider sees the VSB Council in action for the first time (access required)

On June 18, the Virginia State Bar Council simultaneously created a Diversity Conference – and discriminated against it. Really. Currently there are three VSB “Conferences” – Young Lawyers, Senior Lawyers, and Local Bars. Unlike these Conferences, the new Diversity Conference ...

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Three receive VSB honors at Beach (access required)

Holton recognized by Family Law Section Virginia First Lady Anne B. Holton has received the 2009 Family Law Service Award presented by the Virginia State Bar’s Family Law Section. The award recognizes people and organizations that have improved family, domestic ...

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Judge Marilynn Goss gets 2009 ‘Excellence’ award (access required)

Volunteering to see legal aid clients in the evening while trying to start a law practice seemed like a good idea when Marilynn C. Goss finished law school and passed the bar exam in 1982. Money soon became available to ...

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Irv Blank becomes VSB president-elect (access required)

Irving M. Blank, a Richmond attorney and a member of the executive committee of the Virginia State Bar, became president-elect of the VSB June 19. Blank, 65, is a partner in the three-attorney firm of ParisBlank LLP. He was elected ...

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As you prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July… (access required)

My first trip to Denmark was in 1987. I had read about an extraordinary event, and I wanted to be part of it. Prior to my trip, I learned that Denmark celebrates our country’s Independence Day, the Fourth of July. ...

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VSB Awards (access required)

The Virginia State Bar’s Conference of Local Bar Associations holds an Awards of Merit competition each year to recognize outstanding public service projects conducted by local and specialty bars throughout the commonwealth. The awards given are divided into two categories: ...

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Effort to block Vermont order fails in appeals court (access required)

A Virginia woman who has been fighting for years to deny child-visitation rights to her former lesbian partner lost another round in the Virginia Court of Appeals last week. In a case closely watched by national gay rights and conservative ...

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