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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Western District: File skinny PDFs, please (access required)

Put your fat electronic files on a diet, caution the federal courts of the Western District. New electronic filing rules discourage oversized files created by scanning hard copies to make PDFs for filing with the court. Staffers say the system ...

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Proposed LEO would give Medicare lien protection (access required)

A proposed Virginia legal ethics opinion provides plaintiffs’ lawyers with new ammunition in the battle for protection from Medicare liens in personal injury settlements. Insurance companies and the plaintiffs’ bar have tussled as each side sought a shield against exposure ...

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Women judges’ group awards scholarships for student essays

The Virginia Association of Women Judges has awarded $500 scholarships to two Virginia high school students who wrote winning essays about the benefits of women’s full participation in the legislative and judicial branches of government. The VAWJ presented its scholarship ...

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Fairfax bar executive McGhee heads to VBA (access required)

Yvonne C. McGhee, the executive director of the Fairfax Bar Association since 2000, has been chosen as the new executive director of the Virginia Bar Association. VBA President Pia Trigiani said McGhee “possesses a unique and impressive background,” that combines ...

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Headline of the day

The Roanoke Times earns the honors, with their story about problems on Interstate 81, published today, May 5: Sinkhole de Mayo: Expect delays on Interstate 81 North of Lexington

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