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Garnett To Lead VTLA, Focus On 'The People' (access required)

When H. Duncan Garnett Jr. was just a boy in the small town of Denbigh, he was already a lawyer in-the-making. His father was a career prosecutor and eventual circuit court judge in Central Virginia, and the impressionable youngster used ...

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High Court To Consider UPL Rule On Clerks (access required)

For as long as anyone can remember, pro se litigants have been asking questions of court clerks. Clerks have been able to respond that they do not practice law and cannot provide legal advice. But a new proposed Unauthorized Practice ...

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UPL Panel: Non-Lawyer Can Handle Arbitration (access required)

It is not the unauthorized practice of law for the non-lawyer officer of a corporation to represent the company in an arbitration proceeding in Virginia, according to a new Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinion from the Virginia State Bar. In ...

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Charlottesville 'Restorative Justice' Program To Expand (access required)

The Charlottesville-based Central Virginia Restorative Justice organization is preparing to expand its successful juvenile diversion program into Albemarle County this year. And Virginia leaders of the restorative justice movement will be appearing before the Judicial Council this week to present ...

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