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C'ville Legal Aid partners with UVa law school, med center (access required)

Who says that doctors and lawyers in Virginia can’t get along? As part of its continuing outreach, the Legal Aid Justice Center in Char-lottesville is involved in a new Family Advocacy Program which is forging a partnership between the University ...

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Woman awarded $1.6M for medical malpractice (access required)

An Essex County jury last month returned what is believed to be the largest verdict in county history – an award of $1,632,000 to a Tappahannock woman suing her doctor for medical malpractice. Sylvia Jones began taking drugs for anxiety ...

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Mild brain injury nets $3M verdict (access required)

One day in 1999, a 41-year-old woman was driving in Hampton when a dump truck made a sudden left turn in front of her. She hit the truck at 40 miles per hour. The woman, Jean Wood, had known difficulty ...

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Richmond lawyer mentors local high school senior (access required)

Michael Althoff isn’t your average high school senior. He’s a high-powered corporate lawyer-in-training—well, sort of. Althoff is a senior at the Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies in Richmond. Currently he is learning what it’s like ...

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Roanoke's Loftis becomes president of the VADA (access required)

Roanoke lawyer Mark D. Loftis became the new president of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys at the group’s annual meeting in Northern Virginia on Oct. 28. Loftis is a principal at Woods Rogers PLC and chairman of the firm’s ...

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VBA Foundation delivers Katrina funds (access required)

Bar leaders from the regions damaged by Hurricane Katrina said that they were “extremely thankful” for the recent financial aid from the Virginia Bar Association Foundation. The VBA Foundation collected approximately $72,000 for victims of Hurricane Katrina and sent checks ...

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Animation in the courtroom still limited in Virginia (access required)

Use of computer animation in Virginia’s courtrooms has been slow to catch on, but it is growing. “I think it’s largely a matter of what the courts are accustomed to,” said W. Coleman Allen Jr. of Richmond. “I think a ...

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Survey: Base pay steady while hiring increases (access required)

Starting salaries remained steady at a number of Virginia’s largest law firms while law school deans have noticed increased hiring activity among small and medium-sized firms, according to Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s 18th annual New Associates’ Salary Survey. Many of the ...

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Wilson is new chair of VSB's Senior Lawyers (access required)

William T. Wilson, a longtime Covington personal injury attorney, has become chair of the Senior Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar. When a lawyers turns 55, he or she automatically becomes a member of the conference, which has approximately ...

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Security assessments offered for judges' homes (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia wants judges to feel safe at work and at home. For this reason, judges in Virginia will soon be offered a new comprehensive security assessment program that will extend to their primary residences. The call ...

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