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Summary contempt for Beach lawyers reversed — again

The Supreme Court of Virginia has overturned summary contempt convictions and jail terms for two Virginia Beach lawyers and their law clerk.

The contempt findings arose during a felony jury trial in which law partners Claude Scialdone and Barry Taylor represented a client charged with offenses stemming from his online chats with a police officer posing as a minor.

Virginia Lawyers Weekly subscribers can read the rest of the story here.

By Deborah Elkins