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NoVa wants more say on court study panel (access required)

Northern Virginia lawyers and legislators are pushing for more representatives from their region on the committee that will oversee a study of how judges should be allocated in Virginia. The Fairfax Bar Association and 31 General Assembly members have sent ...

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Fees? Simple.

Many of the opinions we get at this newspaper involve a fight over who is liable for some harm or whether some statute has been violated, and who is responsible and must pay money damages. Some opinions are in a ...

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Gunman shoots at Chesterfield lawyer

A Chesterfield attorney narrowly escaped serious injury Thursday afternoon when a gunman fired a shot at him at his law office across from the Chesterfield County courthouse. David G. DeFazio said he was in the parking lot of the Barnes ...

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Employment stats show tough market (access required)

Sobering new statistics illustrate the difficulty of turning a law degree into a full-time practice position, unless your degree comes from a top tier law school. The American Bar Association has – for the first time – provided numbers for ...

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Martingayle, Bischoff to form separate firm

Virginia Beach lawyer Kevin Martingayle – a candidate for Virginia State Bar president-elect – has announced he and partner William Bischoff are launching their own firm at the end of the month. Bischoff, Martingayle is set to debut July 2, ...

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Judge upholds VT verdicts, reduces awards to the cap

Circuit Judge William Alexander has denied the state’s motion to overturn jury verdicts in favor of families of students killed in the Virginia Tech shootings, but he reduced the two $4-million awards to just $100,000 each under the Virginia Tort ...

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