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Follow the Rules: ‘Death penalty’ still there, but lawyers may get second chance (access required)

Attorneys who practice before the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals better pay attention to the new Appellate Rules immediately. The new rules get right to the point: If the lawyer’s failure to comply leads to the “death penalty” of dismissal, the court “may report the attorney to the Virginia State Bar” for discipline. But the ...

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