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Fairfax bar executive McGhee heads to VBA (access required)

Yvonne C. McGhee, the executive director of the Fairfax Bar Association since 2000, has been chosen as the new executive director of the Virginia Bar Association. VBA President Pia Trigiani said McGhee “possesses a unique and impressive background,” that combines ...

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Ex-Bush official reprimanded by bar (access required)

Monica Marie Goodling, the key figure in the controversy about the political hiring and firing of U.S. Attorneys during the Bush Administration, has received a public reprimand from the Virginia State Bar. A VSB subcommittee concluded that Goodling, a member ...

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VBA selects Fairfax Bar’s McGhee as executive director

Yvonne C. McGhee, the executive director of the Fairfax Bar Association since 2000, was named today as the new executive director of the Virginia Bar Association. In announcing the appointment, VBA President Pia Trigiani said McGhee “possesses a unique and ...

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Judges say local counsel make rocket docket work

U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne says local counsel are essential to the smooth functioning of the rocket docket of the Richmond federal courts. “You have to educate the out-of-town lawyers about the way things are done here,” he told ...

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Judicial elections in Assembly go down to the wire (access required)

Members of the House and Senate were still negotiating at press time to settle on candidates to fill two vacancies on the Supreme Court of Virginia, with Court of Appeals Judges Elizabeth A. McClanahan and Cleo E. Powell apparently acceptable ...

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$212M awarded in Botox case

A federal jury in Richmond has awarded $212 million, including $200 million in punitive damages, to a Fredericksburg-area man who suffered severe medical complications from the drug Botox. Douglas Ray Jr. received an injection of the drug to treat a ...

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No new justices, but 14 lower court judges (access required)

The General Assembly was too distracted by redistricting yesterday evening to negotiate seriously on filling two vacancies on the Supreme Court of Virginia, but legislators did manage to fill 14 lower court seats on which local delegations had agreed. Senate ...

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No new justices, but 14 lower court judges

The General Assembly was too distracted by redistricting this evening to negotiate seriously on filling two vacancies on the Supreme Court of Virginia, but legislators did manage to fill 14 lower court seats on which local delegations had agreed. Senate ...

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