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Fewer lawyers on the Hill (access required)

The number of lawyers serving in the General Assembly and writing Virginia’s laws appears to be declining, and some lament that the process is more difficult when fewer legislators have legal training. There are currently 25 attorneys among the 100 ...

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Fairfax custody appeal rejected (access required)

The Court of Appeals held Tuesday that it can’t hear a custody appeal while other issues in a divorce remain unresolved. In so ruling, the court answered a question about a common Fairfax divorce procedure that has nagged attorneys who ...

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Defamed lawyer’s win is reduced (access required)

A Petersburg writer has been ordered to pay damages to a Maryland lawyer the writer defamed with postings on two Web sites. A Richmond jury awarded the lawyer $236,000 in compensatory and punitive damages for defamatory comments about the lawyer’s ...

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