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VADA endorses six for Supreme Court seat (access required)

The Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys has endorsed three Virginia Court of Appeals judges, two circuit judges and a civil defense litigator as highly qualified for a seat on the Supreme Court of Virginia. The Court of Appeals judges are ...

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Appeals court has a surprise requirement: ‘bookmarked’ digital briefs must be filed (access required)

Say what? That’s what you might hear from a criminal defense lawyer who reads the Virginia Court of Appeals order granting his appeal, or the domestic relations lawyer who reads the appellate court’s acknowledgement that it has received the case ...

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McGuireWoods gets Texas footprint

McGuireWoods LLP is establishing a Texas presence by acquiring a nine-member litigation boutique, Nickens Keeton Lawless Farrell & Flack LLP, with offices in Houston and Austin, effective Jan. 1. Another Houston litigator, Ron Franklin of the Houston firm of Franklin, ...

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Disbarred lawyer charged with grand larceny

Update: (11/18/2010 10:42 a.m.) A question of venue has delayed arraignment for former attorney Kyle Leftwich, charged with pocketing fees while working for a law firm. A lawyer who surrendered her license last month after she admitted diverting money from ...

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Water, water everywhere, and double rates are OK (access required)

With its approval of a town’s decision to double the rate it charges for water and sewer service that goes beyond the town’s borders, the Supreme Court of Virginia may have set the stage for legislators to revisit the issue ...

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Caroline prosecutor appeals admonition by VSB committee

The Sixth District Committee of the Virginia State Bar has issued a public admonition to Caroline County Commonwealth’s Attorney Anthony G. Spencer for talking to a defendant who was represented by counsel without advising him of his right to have ...

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