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Pay your dues online – but only one at a time

Virginia lawyers will be able to renew their bar licenses online in June. It’s the first time the Virginia State Bar has offered “e-renewal,” but it may not be a boon for all attorneys. The web-based renewal form will allow ...

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Law firm produces reading video

Charlottesville lawyer Kevin Ryan does his best Humphrey Bogart imitation in a video he and three staff members at MichieHamlett produced as part of the Big Read program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. The program encourages everyone ...

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Cocaine Defendant Loses on Speedy Trial, Severance Claims (access required)

A defendant cannot overturn his cocaine conspiracy conviction with claims of violations of the Speedy Trial Act and of the Fifth and Sixth Amendments; the 4th Circuit says the district court properly granted a continuance, rightly denied defendant’s motion to ...

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E-Harassment Convictions Upheld, Court Orders Resentencing (access required)

A woman who electronically harassed her former supervisor at a real estate firm after they ended their two-year affair and she moved from Northern Virginia to Chattanooga, is convicted of electronic communications offenses for making harassing phone calls to the ...

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Statute of Limitations Tolled for Successive Comp Awards (access required)

A Ford Motor Company production employee who had a series of workers’ comp awards for a work-related injury is not barred from filing a change-in-condition application; the Supreme Court of Virginia says the provision in Va. Code § 65.2-708(C) tolling ...

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