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Pro Se Study Panel Looks At 'Unbundling' (access required)

Virginia’s court system, faced with more and more pro se litigants, is looking at “unbundling” of legal services as one solution to make legal help more affordable. Unbundling – the offering of discrete legal services, such as filling out forms ...

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AG Lays Off 10 Lawyers, 51 Total (access required)

The Virginia Attorney General’s Office has laid off 51 employees, including 10 lawyers, in response to a 15 percent cut to its budget by Gov. Mark Warner. The layoffs represent about 20 percent of the office’s workforce, counting employees at ...

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'Wills For Heroes' To Be Launched In Arlington (access required)

A program to provide simple estate planning for Arlington County’s “first responders” — firefighters, police officers and other emergency workers — is on the verge of being launched by volunteer lawyers. If “Wills for Heroes” is a success, it might ...

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Building A Law Library From The Ground Up (access required)

You’re just out of law school, starting a practice, and money is tight. Where do you start building your law library? Virginia Lawyers Weekly posed this question to public law librarians and attorneys in private practice. Bobbie Denny, librarian for ...

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Warner Taps Bellows For Fairfax Seat (access required)

Randy I. Bellows, who as a lawyer for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Alexandria has been involved in some of the highest-profile espionage and fraud cases of recent years, has been appointed to a circuit judgeship in Fairfax. Gov. Mark ...

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Budget Woes Prompt A Freeze On Judgeships (access required)

At least four, and maybe seven or more, vacant district-level Virginia judgeships will go unfilled for the time being, at the urging of a key member of the General Assembly. The legislator – Sen. Kenneth W. Stolle, R-Virginia Beach – ...

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