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VTLA Exec Harris To Leave Association This Summer (access required)

Jack L. Harris, executive director of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association for 11 1/2 years, will leave that post late this summer to become executive director of the Richmond-based law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen. The decision to ...

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A Father, A Lawyer, A Builder (access required)

Walking with Michael A. Glasser through downtown Norfolk is an extrovert’s dream. In a two-block trek to lunch from his firm’s new home on East Main Street, Michael and his brother and law partner, Richard, pause to acknowledge almost everyone ...

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Cond ends term, typically, with flourish (access required)

As outgoing Virginia State Bar President Joseph A. Condo rides out of office, like Pecos Bill, on a twister he created, a lot of people are mopping their brows. Where most presidents by mid-June are groping their way to the ...

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Insurance (access required)

The late 1990s featured more than a boom economy: For lawyers, the era also boasted a very stable market for malpractice claims against attorneys nationally, according to a new study from the American Bar Association. Lawyers with business-transactional practices were ...

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Man Seeks Same Jury As Before For Resentencing (access required)

A convicted rapist who must be resentenced — has convinced the judge to reconvene the jury that convicted and sentenced him two years ago in Loudoun County. The case is the first to come back to Loudoun after a Supreme ...

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Worker Hurt By Employer-Altered Saw Gains $400K (access required)

A woman whose hand was amputated after she ran it through a saw at work has won a $400,000 mediated settlement from the distributor of the device. The settlement was reached even though the saw as sold was safe; the ...

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DiMuro Wins Race For VSB Post, By 57-43% (access required)

Alexandria lawyer Bernard J. “Ben” DiMuro has been elected president-elect of the Virginia State Bar, and will succeed current president-elect Michael A. Glasser in the presidency for the 2002-2003 term. DiMuro garnered 57 percent of the vote, or 3,427 votes. ...

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VSB Debates Proposals For Opening Discipline (access required)

The Virginia State Bar’s Committee on Lawyer Discipline has hammered out some details for making disciplinary cases public earlier and for limiting private reprimands. The COLD did so in response to recommendations by a Task Force on Public Access to ...

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Will 'Lost' Mail Ballots Impact The VSB Race? (access required)

With the May 1 deadline looming for the return of ballots in the Virginia State Bar presidential race, an unknown number of lawyers throughout downtown Richmond had not received their ballots by mid-week last week. McGuireWoods lawyer Thomas E. Spahn ...

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VSB Panel Softens Its Proposal On Moratorium (access required)

A Virginia State Bar committee has backed off from an earlier proposal to endorse a moratorium on the death penalty. Instead, the committee is proposing that the state agency, working within its mandate to improve the quality of the justice ...

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