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Ethics case centers on lawyer’s conflict check (access required)

An Eastern Shore lawyer is fighting to overturn a Virginia State Bar admonition for failing to withdraw from representing a divorcing husband after the wife divulged confidential information to his law partner. The case highlights the risk of not having a database for easy conflict checks, even for a small law office.

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1,136 pass July 2012 Bar Exam

The Virginia Board of Bar Examiners has released the names of the 1,136 applicants who passed the July 2012  bar exam. The list includes a section for exam-takers who passed but are not being licensed at this time due to ...

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1,136 pass July 2012 Bar Exam

The Virginia Board of Bar Examiners has released the names of the 1,136 applicants who passed the July 2012  bar exam. The list includes a section for exam-takers who passed but are not being licensed at this time due to ...

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Patriot namesakes battle over legal fee

It sounds like a fight between Founding Fathers: Patrick Henry versus James Monroe in the Richmond County courthouse. Actually, that’s lawyer Patrick C. Henry II of Richmond squaring off against lawyer James Monroe of Warsaw in a lawsuit over Monroe’s ...

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Wife has ‘dramatic’ investment growth, but keeps support (access required)

A husband lost his appeal saying a divorce court should have further reduced his spousal support payments, in an opinion released by the Court of Appeals of Virginia on Oct. 16. Husband Murray Wright argued that his ex-wife Nancy Wright ...

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Gun conviction reversed for hidden hand

A defendant’s firearm conviction is reversed because testimony of a Quizno’s employee showed only that he had “something” under his shirt.  Defendant Donte Devan Mitchell walked into the restaurant and asked for a job application. He left when he was ...

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Gun conviction reversed for hidden hand

A defendant’s firearm conviction is reversed because testimony of a Quizno’s employee showed only that he had “something” under his shirt.  Defendant Donte Devan Mitchell walked into the restaurant and asked for a job application. He left when he was ...

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