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Response To VSB Member Survey Low (access required)

Virginia State Bar leaders hope to use a member survey to gather opinions on whether to hike bar dues, and the value of various programs to members. But so far, fewer than 1 percent of Virginia’s 29,000 lawyers have responded. ...

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Glasser Files For VSB Post (access required)

Norfolk lawyer Michael A. Glasser has filed a petition to run for Virginia State Bar president-elect. If elected, he would succeed current president-elect Joseph A. Condo next June, then begin a year as president in June, 2001. No other candidate ...

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VTLA's Fall Fiesta Offered Next Month (access required)

A “Fall Fiesta,” designed to be a sampler platter of continuing legal education opportunities in areas of law that most lawyers are not familiar with, will be presented by the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Sept. 17 and 18 at the ...

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Hill Gets Medal of Freedom (access required)

Richmond lawyer Oliver W. Hill, one of the legal architects of the civil rights movement, has been presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian award — by President Clinton. The ceremony was held Aug. 11 ...

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More Circuit Land Records Go Online (access required)

Scott County in Virginia’s far southwest has joined its pioneer neighbor, Wise County, in making courthouse land records accessible over the Internet. Marriage documents, judgments, land records and wills going back to 1992 were put online by Scott County Circuit ...

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Alderman Tapped for Hanover Judgeship (access required)

John R. Alderman, chair of the Virginia Parole Board and a Henrico County prosecutor for more than 20 years, has been appointed to the Hanover County Circuit bench by Gov. Jim Gilmore. He succeeds Judge Richard H.C. Taylor, who retired ...

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Meeting Set On CRESPA Suit (access required)

William E. Fears’ attempt to get the Consumer Real Estate Settlement Protection Act (CRESPA) ruled unconstitutional remains alive in Richmond Circuit Court, where Judge Theodore J. Markow has asked parties and interested observers to meet with him about the future ...

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Mayer Appointed Bankruptcy Judge (access required)

Fairfax lawyer Robert G. Mayer, a bankruptcy trustee since 1985, has been appointed to the bench in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Alexandria. The 14-year appointment by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was announced Aug. 5, and will ...

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VTLA To Push Hike In Court-Appointed Pay (access required)

Criminal defense lawyers, who have been trying for years to convince the General Assembly that they need to be paid substantially more for court-appointed cases, now have a new championthe Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. The VTLA’s powerful lobbying machine emerged ...

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