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VSB holds elections for seats on council (access required)

Five circuits have more candidates than seats available on the Virginia State Bar Council. Attorneys in Norfolk, Richmond, Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax will elect their council representatives by returning a marked ballot that will be mailed by April 15. Ballots ...

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Issue on appeal: Role of hospital foundation (access required)

Plaintiffs’ attorneys see foundations set up at Virginia’s three teaching hospitals as a way to funnel money to the doctors who treat patients largely as private physicians in addition to teaching at the hospitals. Defense attorneys are countering that the ...

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Chabalewski is tapped as new VSB Counsel (access required)

A search committee of the Virginia State Bar has selected Senior Assistant Attorney General George W. Chabalewski to succeed Barbara Ann Williams as head of the Virginia State Bar’s disciplinary system. Chabalewski still must be approved formally as bar counsel, ...

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Code reorganization project in jeopardy (access required)

The Rules Committee of the House of Delegates has sent a strong signal to the Virginia Code Commission that it doesn’t think the reorganization and renumbering of the Virginia Code is such a good idea. The General Assembly adopted Senate ...

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VSB: Mandatory insurance mulled (access required)

Virginia is a leader in the amount of protection it provides clients against the malpractice of attorneys licensed in the state. It is one of 13 states that require lawyers with private practices to disclose whether they have legal malpractice ...

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