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A bell-ringing moment

The College of Knowledge down in Williamsburg has many traditions — the Yule Log ceremony at Christmas and Charter Day in February, among others. But for sheer joy, you can’t match the day that William & Mary seniors get to ...

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Corporate counsel look for help from specialists

Corporate counsel may not need to be wined and dined by law firms seeking their business. But they do like meat and potatoes, in the form of substantive reasons why a particular lawyer will help them solve a problem. In-house ...

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Hopewell judge off the bench after prosecutor’s complaints

© 2012, Virginia Lawyers Weekly Retired Hopewell General District Judge Kenneth W. Nye has stepped aside from hearing cases temporarily, according to his lawyer. Commonwealth’s Attorney Richard K. Newman wrote Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser a letter dated April 13, ...

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Review granted on p.i. plaintiff’s $4M summary judgment (access required)

The Supreme Court will consider a $4-million summary judgment in a personal injury case based on the defendant’s acknowledgement of a debt on a bankruptcy form. When Jerrene Yeoman filed for bankruptcy, her lawyer sought to include a pending personal ...

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Poff accepts Groot award

Veteran Roanoke lawyer William B. Poff has been honored with the Roger D. Groot Professionalism Award from the Ted Dalton American Inn of Court in Salem. Poff was president of the Virginia State Bar in 1981-82 and is a Master ...

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