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Domestic Relations – Child Support – Guidelines Deviation – Written Findings (access required)

Contrary to father’s claim, a trial court provided written findings to support its decision to deviate from the guidelines support amount of $276 per month, up to the $612 per month father previously paid for the couple’s child, based on ...

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Viva Laws Vegas

I was out in Nevada (that’s Nev-ADD-ah, not Nev-AHD-ah) last weekend, at the Society of Professional Journalists convention in Las Vegas. If you’ve never been there, suffice it to say that Vegas is over the top and in-your-face on just about ...

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New breath machine, new DUI defenses? (access required)

WILLIAMSBURG – Meet Virginia’s new breathalyzer, same as the old breathalyzer. “Both instruments are equally accurate and precise,” says Alka Lohmann, the woman responsible for calibrating the state’s breath alcohol machines and training their operators. She’s talking about the Intoxylizer ...

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Pro Bono Clearinghouse is a matchmaking hit (access required)

When Richmond lawyers heard about pro bono programs all over the state last spring, they realized they are on to a good thing. Lawyers from around the commonwealth described a variety of do-good efforts in April, when Chief Justice Leroy ...

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LEO addresses plea deal restriction

A prosecutor cannot offer a plea agreement to a defense attorney that makes not disclosing the identity of a witness to the defendant a condition of the deal, according to the Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics. The ...

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ABA to celebrate National Mediation Month in Richmond

October is National Mediation Month, and the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution is hosting a reception in celebration. The free event will be held on Wednesday, October 20 at the University of Richmond law school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ...

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