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Sign of the Times? (access required)

Many signs point to better economic times, but the biggest law firms in Virginia may be showing the fallout from the recession just now. During the worst stretch of the downturn, many law firms held steady and did not report ...

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Reyna confirmed as Federal Appeals Court judge

Jimmie V. Reyna, a partner in the Washington office of Williams Mullen, has been unanimously voted in by the United States Senate as Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Reyna led the firm’s international ...

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Law firm falls victim to crooked bookkeeper, police say

An ex-employee of a Virginia Beach law firm allegedly stole $320,000 over 14 months. Diana Farmer-Forston, a former bookkeeper at Bennett and Zydron, has been charged with 16 counts of forgery and money laundering, reports WAVY-TV. She is currently behind ...

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Thomas J. Middleton Jr. (access required)

Thomas J. Middleton Jr., a retired Fairfax County circuit judge, died Feb. 2. He was 82. A native of Everett, Mass., Judge Middleton served in the U.S. Army after graduating from high school before graduating from Boston College. He worked ...

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Meath takes helm at Williams Mullen

James V. Meath, a partner in the Richmond office of Williams Mullen, was elected chairman by the firm’s board of directors yesterday. He succeeds Julious P. Smith Jr., who has become chairman emeritus. Meath served as chair of the Williams ...

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Virginia’s Largest Law Firms 2011

Has your firm filled out our Largest Law Firms Survey yet? It’s not too late to submit your firm’s listing for Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s annual survey of “Virginia’s Largest Law Firms.” The submission deadline, has been extended to this Friday, ...

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Judge Foster to retire in April

Newport News Circuit Judge Aundria D. Foster has notified the court that she will retire on April 1, 2011. Although her term does not expire until 2012, she is stepping down due to a family medical situation. Judge Foster’s departure ...

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VLW IOLTA Poll: Majority backs change (access required)

Earlier this month, Virginia Lawyers Weekly featured a Web poll asking our readers what they thought of the proposal to reestablish mandatory IOLTA in the commonwealth. Sixty-seven respondents weighed in, a 74.6 percent majority favoring the repeal of a 1995 ...

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