Quantcast
Home (page 26)

Author Archives: Alan Cooper

Budget amendments for judges proposed (access required)

Senate Minority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. has requested a budget amendment that would restore full funding for frozen judicial vacancies. The measure would cost about $4.8 million, and was one of several amendments submitted by delegates and senators to ...

Read More »

VSB backs off lobbying on judges, its reserve (access required)

The Virginia State Bar will try to keep a low profile on the two major issues facing the legal system in the General Assembly this session, VSB President Irving M. Blank told the organization’s executive committee recently. “The ball has ...

Read More »

Writ granted in asbestos exposure case (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia will review a $2.99 million judgment for the widow of a sailor who contended that he contracted mesothelioma while working as shipfitter on Navy tenders, where he routinely fabricated and removed asbestos packing and gaskets ...

Read More »

List of ‘Attorneys Not in Good Standing’ on VSB site

The Virginia State Bar website now has a third button to click to check on the status of an attorney – “Attorneys Not in Good Standing.” That button supplements buttons for “Attorneys Without Malpractice Insurance” and “Disciplined Attorneys.” In most ...

Read More »

Revamp of circuits, districts proposed (access required)

Virginia would see its first revamp of state judicial circuit and district boundaries in almost 40 years, if the General Assembly passes legislation proposed by Del. Bill Janis and Sen. John S. Edwards. Janis, R-Henrico, introduced House Bill 1990 Wednesday, ...

Read More »

Court clears the way for deferred judgment (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia appeared to clear the way Thursday for judges to defer judgment in criminal cases and enter a finding of not guilty even when they find the law and facts sufficient for a finding of guilt. ...

Read More »

All incumbent judges certified (access required)

The House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees certified 58 incumbent judges yesterday as qualified for reappointment. The list includes Virginia Court of Appeals judges D. Arthur Kelsey and Elizabeth A. McClanahan, both candidates for the Supreme Court vacancy that ...

Read More »