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Lemons gets top Inns of Court position

Virginia Supreme Court Justice Donald W. Lemons has been elected president of the board of trustees of the American Inns of Court. Lemons succeeds Robert K. Walsh, dean emeritus of the Wake Forest University law school. He joined the Supreme ...

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Lemons gets top Inns of Court position (access required)

Virginia Supreme Court Justice Donald W. Lemons has been elected president of the board of trustees of the American Inns of Court. Lemons succeeds Robert K. Walsh, dean emeritus of the Wake Forest University law school. He joined the Supreme ...

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Green practices at firms require coordination (access required)

Green practices at a law firm can be the result of a coordinated effort by a 900-lawyer institution or a single lawyer following what she describes as her “hippy-dippy” inclinations. Robert J. Couture, executive director of Richmond-based McGuireWoods LLP, said ...

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Supreme Court asks for pro bono proposal for corporate counsel

The Supreme Court of Virginia has asked the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association to submit a proposed rule for pro bono practice by corporate counsel. The request followed comments last month by Randal S. Milch, executive vice ...

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Supreme Court asks for pro bono proposal for corporate counsel (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has asked the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association to submit a proposed rule for pro bono practice by corporate counsel. The request followed comments last month by Randal S. Milch, executive vice ...

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Supreme Court reverses sanctions (access required)

When does zealous representation cross the line and become harassment and unnecessary delay? A circuit judge in Chesterfield County thought filing a third motion to reconsider a pleading to set aside a default judgment was on the harassment side and ...

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Supreme Court grants 6 civil, 3 criminal appeals

Among the appeals granted recently by the Supreme Court of Virginia is a contention that a Fairfax County Circuit judge erred in allowing a corporate defendant to assert repudiation as a defense to its former president’s breach of contract claim, ...

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Supreme Court grants 6 civil, 3 criminal appeals (access required)

Among the appeals granted recently by the Supreme Court of Virginia is a contention that a Fairfax County Circuit judge erred in allowing a corporate defendant to assert repudiation as a defense to its former president’s breach of contract claim, ...

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