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Bill would give judges 3 days to rule

The latest General Assembly effort to limit deferral of decisions on criminal matters comes from Del. David Albo. chair of the House Courts Committee. Albo, R-Fairfax, has introduced House Bill 51 to give judges 72 hours to convict or acquit ...

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Governor’s budget adds judgeships, avoids VSB money

The governor’s budget is out, and it looks like good news for the courts and the bar. Gov. Bob McDonnell proposes to add $1 million in each of the two years of the budget to restore funding for up to ...

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Judge Cannon to retire

Loudoun County General District Judge Julia Cannon has announced she will retire next year. Cannon confirms she will step down on April 30. Cannon will have served on the bench for 20 years. Cannon is among three Northern Virginia judges ...

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Judge Cannon to retire

Loudoun County General District Judge Julia Cannon has announced she will retire next year. Cannon confirms she will step down on April 30. Cannon will have served on the bench for 20 years. Cannon is among three Northern Virginia judges ...

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The other Paul Fletcher

When your husband and your son are both named Paul E. Fletcher, and the big, burly man standing at your doorstep is trying to serve suit papers on Paul E. Fletcher, and you are 100 percent certain the man is ...

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VALS to meet at Virginia Beach in January (access required)

VBLSA – Virginia Beach Legal Staff Association will host the VALS Winter Seminar and Third Board of Governors Meeting on Jan. 28, 2012 at the Springhill Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The Saturday morning seminars are: • “The Widow on the ...

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Fraternity member at Radford pleads guilty in hazing (access required)

RADFORD — A fraternity member at Radford University will spend two months in jail for his role in a hazing that led to the death of a student. Dustin Lee Moore, 21, pleaded guilty Dec. 9 in Radford Circuit Court ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Dec. 5, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the license to practice law of Christopher J. Agresto of Leesburg. In consenting to the revocation, Agresto admitted that he was convicted of a federal crime involving conspiracy to commit ...

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Richard P. Kern (access required)

Richard P. Kern, the director of the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission, died Dec. 13 after a long battle with cancer. He was 58. Dr. Kern earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in criminology from Florida State University; he received his undergraduate ...

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4th Circuit hears former congressman’s appeal (access required)

(AP) The business dealings that resulted in a former Louisiana congressman’s corruption convictions were not “official acts” under federal bribery law because they had nothing to do with the legislative process, his attorney told a federal appeals panel Dec. 9. ...

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