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Monthly Archives: August 2009

New skills for lawyers as ADR counselors and gatekeepers (access required)

The VBA/ VSB Joint Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution twice this year, in January and June, presented a program on the crucial role of Virginia attorneys as counselors under the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct. Because the subject of the ...

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Pate named VP, general counsel of Chevron Corp. (access required)

R. Hewitt Pate, the head of Richmond-based Hunton & Williams’ global competition practice group, has been named vice president and general counsel of Chevron Corp. Pate, 47, began his career in the firm’s Richmond office after clerking for U.S. Supreme ...

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Carr tapped for J&DR opening in 12th Circuit (access required)

Twelfth Circuit judges have appointed D. Gregory Carr to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court that covers Chesterfield County and Colonial Heights. Carr is a substitute judge and partner in the firm of Bowen, Champlin, Carr, Foreman & Rockecharlie. ...

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VSB ethics committee continues to look at LEO (access required)

The Virginia State Bar’s Committee on Legal Ethics took no action last month on proposed Legal Ethics Opinion 1851, which would have found it unethical for an attorney to participate in some third-party Web sites. Publication of the draft drew ...

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Middleditch wins ABA Senior Lawyers Award (access required)

Leigh B. Middleditch Jr. of Charlottesville received the 2009 John H. Pickering Award of Achievement from the American Bar Association Senior Lawyers Division last week during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Middleditch has been with the law firm of ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On July 10, a three-judge panel of the Norfolk Circuit Court suspended the law license of Curtis T. Brown of Norfolk for 30 days beginning Aug. 1. According to the Virginia State Bar, the court found that Brown violated disciplinary ...

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Compartment syndrome develops after surgery on ankle at VA center – $300,000 Settlement (access required)

A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom suffered a foot/ankle injury during basic training prior to deployment. Upon returning home, he underwent ankle surgery at a Veterans Administration hospital. Complications during surgery caused compartment syndrome. The treating surgeon tried to discharge ...

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