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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Nov. 16, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the license to practice law of Clive A. O’Leary of Fredericksburg for two years based on his noncompliance with terms from a March memorandum order from the Circuit Court of ...

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2012 a retrospective (access required)

If you wanted to pick a theme song for 2012, “The Waiting” by Tom Petty and the Hearbreakers might be at the top of the list. It seems like every time you turned around this year, we all found ourselves ...

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A. Dow Owens (access required)

Retired Circuit Judge A. Dow Owens died Nov. 28 after several lengthy illnesses. He was 86. Born in Bluefield, W.Va., Judge Owens grew up in Pulaski, Va. He entered the service as an aviation cadet in the U.S. Army Air ...

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R. Harvey Chappell Jr. (access required)

Robert Harvey Chappell Jr., who practiced law in Richmond for more than 50 years, died on Dec. 1 at age 86. Mr. Chappell spent his entire legal career commencing Jan. 1, 1950, with the law firm of Christian & Barton ...

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Candidate’s BBQ credentials are solid

There are judges and then there are Barbecue Judges. When a candidate for statewide office declares he is a certified World Championship Barbecue Judge, the claim begs to be fact-checked, with close examination of any evidence. The Washington Post applied ...

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Candidate’s BBQ credentials are solid

There are judges and then there are Barbecue Judges. When a candidate for statewide office declares he is a certified World Championship Barbecue Judge, the claim begs to be fact-checked, with close examination of any evidence. The Washington Post applied ...

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Litigation pitfalls and pratfalls (access required)

Lawyers can find plenty of ways to stay out of a courtroom. Instead of the hand-to-hand combat of a trial before judge or jury, they can opt for some form of alternative dispute resolution. But the lure of the courtroom ...

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