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Judicial study group: Use chief judges to balance regional caseloads (access required)

Virginia’s existing court districts and circuits are so intertwined with other government services that they should not be changed, at least for now. That’s the conclusion of a court-appointed study panel after a fast but intense study of Virginia’s judicial ...

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Lost in translation

A defendant who spoke no English and relied on a telephone translation to explain the felony charges against him has been allowed to withdraw his guilty plea. Harrisonburg U.S. District Court Judge Michael F. Urbanski allowed Raul Tronco-Ramirez to withdraw ...

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Head ’em off at the pass(word)

Computer security gurus Sharon Nelson and John Simek have enumerated a number of “Stupid mistakes that lawyers make with technology.” Two of the eight errors they flag involve computer passwords, or, the failure to take precautions when creating or safeguarding ...

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