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Cap On Fees For GAL Work Is Proposed (access required)

Lawyers who serve as guardians ad litem for child custody and protection cases would face a cap on fees of $395 per case, under a budget amendment being considered by the General Assembly. Experienced GALs say the proposal, if approved, ...

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7 Names Surface For Appeals Court Slot (access required)

The names of at least seven potential candidates are being floated for the Virginia Court of Appeals vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Jere M.H. “Mac” Willis Jr. Willis has advised the Supreme Court that he will leave in ...

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Roanoke Lawyer Turns In License (access required)

A Roanoke lawyer has surrendered her law license, a week before ethics charges were to be heard on charges arising from lawsuits claiming she took hundreds of thousands of dollars from an estate for which she was administrator. And in ...

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Betts: VBA Vows It Will Be 'Even Better' (access required)

In Richmond during the Depression, there was a recurring joke among lawyers: “How’re you doing?” “Well, I’ve got two $5 cases and a little one.” J. Edward Betts knows that story because his father, now 91, practiced in Richmond during ...

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VBA Ponders Issue Of 'Balance' For Lawyers (access required)

WILLIAMSBURG — When Harrison-burg lawyer Phillip C. Stone became president of Bridgewater College, he asked himself, “What does it mean to be educated in this time and this culture?” He concluded that the true test would come 30 or more ...

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N.C. Bar Ends Its Admissions By Comity (access required)

Virginia lawyers who fantasize about hanging a shingle in North Carolina’s Outer Banks now will have to jump through more hoops to realize their dream. North Carolina is no longer offering reciprocity to Virginia lawyers. Under the old system of ...

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