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Promises made…and kept (access required)

Five years ago, then-Virginia State Bar President Mike Smith made a promise to critics of the state agency. The VSB would spend down its notoriously fat reserve, he vowed. Frou-frou would be cut from its programs. The agency would focus ...

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VBA Mulls An Office Management Program (access required)

Lawyers who were disappointed when the Virginia State Bar dropped plans for a Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) might have an alternative on the horizon. The Virginia Bar Association is looking into providing some sort of narrowly focused, low-key ...

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Prosecutors Needn't Give Police Reports (access required)

A Fairfax circuit judge has ruled that police reports held by a commonwealth’s attorney are not subject to disclosure under Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act. Judge Jane Marum Roush came to the conclusion after determining that the commonwealth’s attorney’s office ...

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High Fee Award Due To Delays In Discovery (access required)

U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne has awarded more than $1.3 million in attorneys’ fees and costs to law firms that represented two professors who contended that Virginia State University’s president and others discriminated against them based on race and ...

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Circuits Elect Reps (access required)

Lawyers in all of the state’s judicial circuits have elected representatives to the Virginia State Bar Council, for three-year terms beginning July 1. Reelected at meetings in the following two circuits were: 8th Circuit: Sally James Andrews 28th Circuit: Mary ...

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