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Court-ordered disclaimer on blog not enough

A lawyer’s single disclaimer on his website was not enough to warn potential clients that they might not see the same successful results in their criminal cases as the lawyer touted in his blog posts, the Supreme Court of Virginia ...

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Dumler issues public apology

Christopher J. Dumler, a Scottsville lawyer who avoided a felony conviction on a forcible sodomy charge, has been unable to avoid a drumbeat of calls for his resignation from the Albemarle County board of supervisors. Dumler evidently hopes to quell ...

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Lawyer faces multiple charges after parking lot incident

A Blacksburg criminal lawyer is charged with DUI as well as three felony drug and gun charges after an encounter with officers in Montgomery County this week. Joseph G. Painter Jr., 65, was arrested after authorities got a call about ...

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Assembly trims judge funding plans (access required)

The budget approved by the General Assembly Saturday provides money for unfreezing only five extra judgeships in addition to the 15 proposed in Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proposal. Earlier this month, the House and Senate introduced budget plans that were far ...

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Appellate victory wasn’t in the cards for ‘Psychic Sophie’

A Chesterfield County spiritual advisor made a federal case out of it when the county told her she could not practice her craft without paying for a license as a fortune teller. She took her case all the way to ...

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