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VBA installed new officers at winter confab (access required)

The Virginia Bar Association installed its 2010 officers at its winter meeting in Williamsburg Jan. 23. Richmond lawyer John Epps of Hunton & Williams moved into the past president slot. Taking over the presidency is Epps’ law school classmate at ...

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House passes bill on death penalty for accomplices  (access required)

Murder accomplices and those who kill certain law enforcement officials would be eligible for the death penalty under bills that have passed the Virginia House. The House voted 74-24 Wednesday in favor of a bill to expand Virginia’s “triggerman rule,” ...

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McDonnell taps Beamer, Foster for education board  (access required)

Gov. Bob McDonnell has named two new State Board of Education members, including a former state Cabinet official. Betsy Beamer was secretary of the commonwealth during former Gov. George Allen’s administration from 1994 to 1998. She is a past chair ...

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Parole Board is target of class-action suit (access required)

Eleven long-term inmates of the Virginia prison system filed a class-action lawsuit last week alleging that the Virginia Parole Board refuses to consider all the factors required by law when making parole decision. The board’s procedures violate their right to ...

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Hampton Roads has highest accident rate (access required)

NORFOLK —A new report says Hampton Roads has the highest traffic accident rate among Virginia’s metro areas, despite a decline in recent years. According to the report, a traffic accident occurs in Hampton Roads every 19 minutes. A wreck-related death ...

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Lawyers, drugs and Super Bowl rings

Dexter Manley, the one-time star defensive end for the Washington Redskins, won two Super Bowl rings with the team in the 1980s. The ring Manley got for the ‘Skins’ beat-down of the Miami Dolphins in 1983 ended up in a ...

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Legal trends to watch in 2010: Law firm technology (access required)

“Trendspotting” week concludes today with a look at legal technology, from where to next with social media to new devices that may lead lawyers to juggle several different devices at one time. THE PAPERLESS OFFICE. “Going green” is becoming more ...

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Employment Discrimination – Title VII – Successor Defendant – Virginia Sheriff (access required)

A Virginia sheriff may be an independent constitutional sheriff, but a successor sheriff has to face a successful Title VII sexual harassment claim filed against her predecessor, the 4th Circuit says. Lespia King, a former deputy in the sheriff’s office ...

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