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Seven simple steps for picking better juries in short order (access required)

In 1936, Clarence Darrow wrote an article for Esquire entitled “How to Pick a Jury.” In the article, he said, “Choosing jurors is always a delicate task. The more a lawyer knows of life, human nature, psychology and the reactions ...

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Assistant AG recognized by national group for appellate work (access required)

Stephen R. McCullough, senior appellate counsel in the Virginia attorney general’s office, has been recognized by the National Association of Attorneys General for excellence in written advocacy before the U.S. Supreme Court. McCullough received a “Best Brief” award for his ...

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VWAA announces new slate of officers (access required)

The Virginia Women Attorneys Association installed its new slate of officers for 2011-2012 at its annual meeting in June. They are: Catherine M. “Kate” Reese, president; Mary Grace A. O’Malley, president-elect; Jennifer Dillow Royer, secretary; Cynthia Kaplan Revesman, treasurer; Christine ...

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Haynie S. Trotter (access required)

Haynie S. Trotter, a retired partner in the McLean office of McGuireWoods LLP, died June 13 at Inova Fairfax Hospital from complications of an internal hemorrhage. He was 80. A native of Clarksville, Mr. Trotter graduated from the College of ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On June 24, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the license of Virginia Beach lawyer Brian Gay because he failed to notify clients that his license had been administratively suspended. The suspension was based on Gay’s failure to respond ...

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Twitter notice for writ panels (access required)

You won’t find those Facebook and Twitter symbols on the Supreme Court of Virginia’s homepage that could be used to remind you of such events as the court’s writ panel sessions. Because the dockets are in flux until the last ...

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