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Floyd County bar elects new officers (access required)

The Floyd County Bar Association has elected new officers for 2012-13. They are: •?Jonathan Rogers, President •?Harrison Schroeder, Vice President •?Tammy Belinsky, Secretary •?Dale Profitt, Treasurer.

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McGough becomes dean at ASL in Grundy (access required)

Lucy S. McGough has become the new dean at the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy. She succeeds Dean Clinton Shinn, who had held the position since 2006; he will return to full-time teaching. McGough comes to ASL after more ...

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Tips for using Microsoft Outlook meeting requests (access required)

Many lawyers use Microsoft Outlook to schedule meetings, but there are hidden ways to gain even more from this feature of the software. Deborah Savadra, editor of legalofficeguru.com and a legal assistant in Mobile, Ala., offered the following tips for ...

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Large claims against law firms increase, study says (access required)

The number of big-figure malpractice claims against law firms has increased, according to a new insurance industry survey. “Claims severity has increased significantly in the last year,” said Eileen Garczynski, author of “Lawyers’ Professional Liability Claims Trends: 2012.” Garczynski is ...

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Supreme Court of Virginia Law Clerks (access required)

This partial listing of law clerks includes those who have served Supreme Court justices who have been in active service during the 26 years Virginia Lawyers Weekly has been published. CURRENT JUSTICES: Hon. Cynthia D. Kinser, Supreme Court of Virginia, ...

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Supreme Court clerkship program celebrates 50 years (access required)

In the beginning there were three. Clerks, that is. Fifty years ago this month, the Supreme Court of Virginia hired its first class of judicial law clerks. And that first class had three members: John Pedigo, law clerk for Justice ...

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Wrongful death due to delay in lung cancer diagnosis – $2,000,000 Verdict (access required)

This wrongful death action was originally filed as a personal injury suit for failure to diagnose lung cancer. The plaintiff died during the pendency of the case, and it was amended to a wrongful death action, prosecuted by two adult ...

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Man jailed for refusing to answer deposition question

A Botetourt County man was jailed without bond after refusing to comply with a judge’s order to respond to a deposition question in a civil suit. Danny H. Goad was charged with contempt of court after a hearing Thursday in ...

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