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Influential Women of Virginia

This May, Virginia Lawyers Media will honor high-achieving women across the commonwealth with the “Influential Women of Virginia” awards. The awards  recognize the outstanding efforts of women in all fields, including law, business, health care and education. The honors are ...

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VBA endorses four for Supreme Court (access required)

The Virginia Bar Association has recommended Virginia Court of Appeals Judges D. Arthur Kelsey and Elizabeth A. McClanahan and Circuit Judges Pamela S. Baskervill and Joseph W. Milam Jr. for the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia that will ...

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James A. Eichner (access required)

James A. Eichner, a retired Richmond lawyer and a former senior assistant Richmond city attorney, died Nov. 20. He was 82. A native of Geneseo, N.Y., Mr. Eichner was a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Richmond law ...

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Mary Margaret Burnett Hatch (access required)

Mary B. Hatch, a Roanoke lawyer, was killed on Nov. 17 when she attempted to turn left in front of a tractor-trailer at a city intersection. She was 87. A 1940 graduate of Jefferson High School, Ms. Hatch went on ...

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Discarded devices may impose ethical obligations on attorneys (access required)

A proposed Florida ethics opinion suggests that lawyers have an ethical duty to sanitize their storage devices, including iPhones, Blackberrys, flash drives, laptops and copiers, in order to prevent inadvertent disclosure of confidential client information. Proposed Advisory Opinion 10-2 would ...

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Former bookkeeper convicted of stealing money from agency (access required)

ABINGDON—A former bookkeeper faces more than 30 years in prison for embezzling from the Southwest Virginia Emergency Management Services Council. Forty-year-old Kathy Dishman White of Abingdon is scheduled to be sentenced March 7. White pleaded guilty Friday in federal court ...

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Evidence in 46-year-old case may have been contaminated (access required)

HOPEWELL—A prosecutor says the case against a Las Vegas man charged with killing his then-wife in Virginia in 1964 has suffered a setback. Hopewell Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Newman told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that a Hopewell police employee is believed to ...

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4th Circuit judges give help with ‘Rule of Law’ project

Middle and high school students around Virginia are getting schooled in the importance of the law through the Virginia Bar Association’s Rule of Law project. Events this month have exposed students to the unique government lesson in Petersburg, the Charlottesville ...

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