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Lawyers in short supply at Assembly

The Virginia General Assembly could use a few good lawyers. That seemed to be the message Tuesday as Roanoke state legislators talked about the 2013 General Assembly session with members of the Roanoke Bar Association. “We have reached a tipping ...

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Livin’ on a prairie

Here’s something ironic. More and more law students are graduating from law school without jobs. More and more people who live in rural parts of America are without local lawyers and have to drive far distances to hire same. What ...

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James E. Sheffield (access required)

Former Richmond Circuit Judge James E. Sheffield, the first African-American appointed to a Virginia court since Reconstruction, died March 28. He was 80. Born in Hot Springs, Ark., Judge Sheffield earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in ...

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