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VSB Website Is Proving To Be Popular (access required)

The website on which lawyers can check their CLE credits and the public can check lawyers’ disciplinary records has proven to be quite popular. In the past year, the Virginia State Bar website logged about 1 million page views on ...

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Byrd To Receive Family Law Lifetime Award (access required)

Fairfax attorney Richard J. Byrd never really left behind his first career: engineering. While maintaining a large caseload that includes many landmark cases in child custody and equitable distribution, Byrd — with his wife, Nancy — has created software to ...

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10 Seeking Endorsement For Appeals Court Seat (access required)

The process for screening a would-be Virginia Court of Appeals judge has begun, with 10 candidates slated to meet with a Virginia State Bar judicial interview panel today. The interviews are for the seat currently held by Judge Richard S. ...

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Glasser: A Look Back At His Year (access required)

One of the ways a caricaturist could portray the Virginia State Bar president — any president — is as a surfer, waiting for that board to tilt out from under him. That’s certainly true of Michael A. Glasser. When the ...

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Puzzling out DiMuro (access required)

Search the Virginia Lawyers Weekly archives, and Bernard J. DiMuro — soon to be president of the Virginia State Bar — pops up everywhere. Bar activities: As a member of the VSB Council for most years since 1991, he was ...

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VSB's Current Health Plan Is 'Best Available' (access required)

Lawyers who buy health insurance through the Virginia State Bar’s Trigon plan might as well brace themselves — the premiums are going up again. Trigon has notified the VSB’s broker of a likely 16-to-20 percent increase at renewal time on ...

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VSB Suspends License Based On Discipline By Patent Office (access required)

The Virginia State Bar has suspended the law license of a lawyer who was suspended from practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in a case of first impression. The VSB imposes reciprocal discipline when a Virginia-licensed lawyer is ...

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High – Profile Prosecutions Prompt Changes In E.D. (access required)

As the cases against the so-called “American Taliban” and “Twentieth Hijacker” proceed to trial in federal court in Alexandria later this year, even lawyers who are not involved will be affected when they have business at the federal courthouse in ...

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VSB Panel Mulls Fee Mediation Requirement (access required)

A Virginia State Bar panel that has been studying how to make the disciplinary system more efficient has suggested a possible solution: mandatory fee mediation. No details are in the proposal, but it presumably would require lawyers to obtain a ...

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Lawyers Are Assessing Case In Which Lien Beat T By E (access required)

Virginia lawyers are scrambling to determine the impact of a new United States Supreme Court decision holding that a husband and wife cannot use a tenancy by the entirety to shield marital property from a federal tax lien. They are ...

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