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Judicial X’s and O’s

Judges, including Chief Justice Cynthia Kinser, substituted for celebrities on Friday in the version of Hollywood Squares that the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar dubbed Judiciary Squares. The judges were given evidence-related questions and contestants – and ...

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Payee notification back on the table

Virginia State Bar President Irving M. Blank told the agency’s executive committee today that he expects statewide bar groups and the Supreme Court of Virginia to revisit the issue of payee notification soon. The concept, which has insurers notify the ...

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VSB names deputy bar counsel

The Virginia State Bar has promoted Kathryn  Montgomery to the No. 2 position in its system for regulating lawyers suspected of violating legal ethics. Montgomery succeeds Harry Hirsch, who retired last month after 27 years with the agency, as deputy ...

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Former Justice Thompson dies

W. Carrington Thompson, a former delegate, senator, circuit judge and justice of the Supreme court of Virginia, died Saturday at his home in Chatham. He was 95. Justice Thompson was appointed to the court in 1980 at age 64. He ...

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Fairfax’s Sharon Nelson to seek top VSB post

Sharon D. Nelson, a Fairfax lawyer and president of a computer forensics and information security company, wants to be president of the Virginia State Bar in 2013-14. Nelson is a member of the VSB Council and its executive committee, and ...

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Court upholds suspension of lawyer’s license (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia upheld yesterday the 60-day suspension of a Virginia Beach lawyer for a lack of diligence in attending to the affairs of an incarcerated client. A three-judge panel imposed the suspension on Charles L. Pincus III ...

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