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Comments to Social Worker Not ‘Testimonial’ (access required)

Statements made by defendant’s eight-year-old stepson to a social worker about defendant’s abuse were nontestimonial and admission of the statements did not violate defendant’s Confrontation Clause rights under Crawford v. Washington; the 4th Circuit upholds defendant’s convictions of second-degree murder ...

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Three chosen for American College of Trial Lawyers

Three lawyers in Virginia have been tapped as Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. According to Charlottesville lawyer Thomas E. Albro, Virginia state chair, the college recently inducted these individuals: Claire Cardwell, Richmond William E. Glover, Fredericksburg John ...

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Virginia Women Judges group awards scholarship

The Virginia Association of Women Judges recently awarded its annual $500 scholarship to Dildora Rakhmatullaeva, a graduating high school senior who wrote an essay about the benefits of women’s full participation in the legislative and judicial branches of government. For ...

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Sometimes financial planning can be premature (access required)

You’ve heard stories about how the lack of financial and estate planning can force families to sell their homes and family heirlooms to pay estate taxes at the death of a loved one. Many of us are aware of basic ...

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