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Whistleblowers May Recover Under New Act (access required)

Workers who blow the whistle on contractors that are ripping off Virginia government agencies will have standing to sue on behalf of the commonwealth and collect damages and costs, under new legislation passed by the 2002 General Assembly. Also, a ...

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Dahnk Only Candidate For VSB Post (access required)

Fredericksburg lawyer Jeanne P. Dahnk will be the president of the Virginia State Bar for the 2003-2004 term. She was the only candidate to file a petition for the office of president-elect by the March 15 deadline. She will succeed ...

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GAL Fee Cap Voted Down by Legislature (access required)

Lawyers who serve as guardians ad litem for children will not have their fees capped in the near future. But courts now will be required to order parents to pay the bill, where they can. And the General Assembly will ...

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VSB Okays Certification For Corporate Attorneys (access required)

The Virginia State Bar has agreed to carve out a special niche for corporate lawyers who are not licensed in the state so they can nonetheless practice here and be subject to bar discipline. The VSB Council approved a certification ...

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Formal MDP debate is joined before VSB (access required)

The debate over whether multidisciplinary practice should be allowed in Virginia resumed last month during a Virginia State Bar Council meeting in Chesterfield County, with the arguments following now-familiar tracks. The pro-MDP side — presented by Frank A. Thomas III ...

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VSB District Committee Could Give Suspension (access required)

A Virginia State Bar district disciplinary committee for the first time would have the power to suspend a lawyer’s license, under a proposal approved by the VSB Council. A suspension could be imposed if a lawyer failed to fulfill the ...

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Felton To Go On Court Of Appeals (access required)

Walter S. Felton Jr., a one-time Suffolk general practitioner who recently served as Gov. Jim Gilmore’s deputy counsel and director of policy, has been elected to the Virginia Court of Appeals. Felton, currently an assistant professor at the College of ...

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Virginia's Bar Groups Brace for a Big Financial Squeeze (access required)

Many of Virginia’s biggest law firms are cutting back on payment of voluntary bar association dues for their lawyers, opting to pay only the mandatory annual dues charged by the Virginia State Bar. Strictly a big-firm story, right? Wrong. The ...

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Fraud Claim OK For 'Aiding And Abetting' (access required)

A Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled that a construction company could be liable for aiding and abetting a fraud, where it allowed another company to use its license to qualify for a building permit. The opinion allowing the fraud claim ...

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Courtrooms In Norfolk Go Wireless (access required)

Lawyers soon will be able to use laptops in Norfolk’s courtrooms — to conduct research, negotiate plea agreements, write up jury instructions and draft orders on the spot — thanks to wireless transmitters now being installed. Much of the project ...

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