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Another endorsement for Urbanski

U.S. Magistrate Judge Mike Urbanski has picked up another endorsement in his bid to move up the judicial ladder at the federal courthouse. Urbanski Monday was recommended by the Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association for a seat on the U.S. District ...

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Obama nominates Gibney for Richmond federal seat (access required)

President Barack Obama nominated Richmond lawyer John A. Gibney Jr. last week for a U.S. District Court vacancy in Richmond. Virginia’s U.S. senators, Jim Webb and Mark Warner, had recommended Gibney for the post and hailed the nomination. It has ...

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Roanoke Bar recommends Urbanski for WD judgeship (access required)

The Roanoke Bar Association has recommended U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski for the vacancy to be created when U.S. District Judge Norman Moon takes senior status in July. Virginia’s two U.S. senators have requested recommendations from bar groups for the ...

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New Orleans federal judge awards $2.6 million for drywall damage (access required)

Seven Virginia families who claimed their homes were damaged by tainted Chinese drywall have won a $2.6-million award against a Chinese manufacturer. The 108-page decision by New Orleans federal Judge Eldon Fallon earlier this month is expected to serve as ...

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Early retirement age discourages older candidates, senator says (access required)

One of the effects of the General Assembly’s repeated refusal to increase the mandatory retirement age for judges is to discourage experienced attorneys from seeking seats on the bench, laments Sen. John Edwards, D-Roanoke. Speaking to the Roanoke Bar Association ...

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Juvenile law conference set for UR law school in May (access required)

The Robert E. Shepherd Jr. Juvenile Law and Education Conference will be held on Friday, May 14, at the University of Richmond law school. This program is expected to be approved for 5.5 credits of CLE, including 1 hour of ...

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Lots of amendments, no vetoes from governor on GA budget (access required)

Gov. Bob McDonnell is sending lawmakers 122 amendments this week including more money for job-creation incentives and keeping all prisons open. And to help cover the increased spending, the governor recommends increasing the penalties speeders pay. McDonnell will offer 122 ...

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White supremacist sentenced, gets credit for time served (access required)

ROANOKE—A white supremacist convicted of threatening a university administrator and intimidating a group of apartment-complex residents was sentenced last week to 2-1/2 years in prison. U.S. District Judge James Turk ruled that William A. White, a Roanoke-based neo-Nazi, will get ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On April 2, a Virginia State Bar Third District Subcommittee issued a public admonition to Richmond lawyer Jenny Susan Barone for violating disciplinary rules that govern safekeeping property and declining or terminating representation. The misconduct occurred when Ms. Barone closed ...

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Allen & Allen to honor 100 Hometown Heroes

The Richmond-based personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen will celebrate its 100th anniversary by awarding 100 ‘Hometown Heroes.’ The firm is now seeking nominations for people who made a difference in their communities and in the ...

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