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GDCs can sanction lawyers, AG says (access required)

District courts can sanction lawyers, according to Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II. They have the same power as circuit and appellate courts to discipline attorneys under both their inherent authority and Virginia Code § 8.01-271.1, the AG says. Barbara J. Gaden, chief judge of Richmond General District Court, sought an opinion on the issue after ...

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