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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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Electronic Filing Rules Proposed (access required)

The Judicial Council is floating a proposal that would set ground rules statewide for the electronic filing of cases. The proposed rule is designed to be broad enough so that courts can get started on pilot electronic filing projects without ...

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Company's ADR Program Not Retroactive (access required)

An employee’s agreement to resolve employment-related disputes through an employer’s “dispute resolution program” cannot be construed to cover claims that predated the employee’s most recent contract, a Richmond federal judge has ruled. In the contract, a master electrician agreed to ...

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Changing of the Guard (access required)

Few people have come to the Virginia State Bar presidency as prepared as W. Scott Street III. He has been a solo practitioner, a small-firm lawyer and an in-house counsel. In 1980, when he joined his current firm, Williams, Mullen, ...

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