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Mr. Glasser goes to the ABA (access required)

Virginia State Bar President Michael A. Glasser, who hammered out his collections and creditors’-rights practice in the lower courts of Virginia, went to bat for the workaday lawyer during the summer meeting of the American Bar Association in Chicago earlier ...

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VSB Seeks To Define UPL In Settlements (access required)

The Virginia State Bar is trying yet again to define the unauthorized practice of law in real estate settlements. This time, the VSB’s UPL committee has proposed amending the Supreme Court rules to clarify how a lawyer may be called ...

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Man's Family Settles Death Claim For $3M (access required)

The estate of a construction worker killed while he crossed an Alexandria street on his lunch break has settled his wrongful death claim for $3 million. But his survivors had to overcome a defense argument based on the exclusivity clause ...

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Law License Revoked For Violating CRESPA (access required)

A lawyer who failed to comply with Virginia’s Consumer Real Estate Settlement Protection Act has lost his law license as well as his registration as a settlement agent, under a case of first impression before the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary ...

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'Road Rage' Classes Are Prompting Questions (access required)

A pilot program in Arlington that diverts people identified as aggressive drivers to a behavioral modification class has defense lawyers asking a lot of questions. Arlington lawyer Peter M. Sissman articulated them – On what basis are motorists being labeled ...

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Court-Appointed Pay On Appeal To U.S. High Court (access required)

In a summer of momentum for those who question administration of the death penalty and quality of court-appointed lawyers, Richmond attorney Steven D. Benjamin has taken his challenge of Virginia’s court-appointed counsel pay to the U.S. Supreme Court. His argument, ...

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