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VSB Website Lets You Check CLE Hours Online (access required)

If you are worried you might be one of the 8,800 Virginia lawyers who have not completed Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirements for this year, you can double check without calling the Virginia State Bar. Just sign onto the Internet ...

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The Virginia State Bar's Institutional Memory (access required)

The lawyers many consider to be heroes of yesteryear–the volunteer leaders who pulled the Virginia State Bar out of a mid-1990s crisis that could have threatened its existence–are finishing up their terms on the VSB Council and Executive Committee and ...

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COLD Wants More Bar Counsel Staff (access required)

The Committee on Lawyer Discipline, which oversees regulation of Virginia’s 22,000 lawyers, is planning to tell the Virginia State Bar to hire more people to do the essential job of lawyer discipline. At its May 4 meeting, the committee voted ...

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Williams, Mullen and Clark & Stant to merge (access required)

The Richmond-based firm of Williams, Mullen, Christian & Dobbins today announced plans to merge with the Virginia Beach-based firm of Clark & Stant effective June 1, to create the third largest firm in Virginia. The new firm, to be called ...

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Attracting Pro Bono Volunteers (access required)

Good help is hard to find, according to the old cliche. Getting good free help can be even harder. But Virginia lawyers have found creative ways to put together pro bono projects, attract volunteers and keep them, according to participants ...

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Freddie Mac wins the VSB?s Pro Bono Award (access required)

The Virginia State Bar broke new ground this month by awarding its Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award to a corporationthe Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (“Freddie Mac”)for the volunteer work its lawyer employees have done in Northern Virginia. ...

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How to get money for your project (access required)

The job description for local bar leaders might soon include a new featuregrant writing. Finding money to get pro bono projects up and running is falling on the shoulders not only of the leaders of voluntary bars, but on corporate, ...

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Practice Point: Landlord has new tactic for evicting drug users (access required)

At least one Richmond landlord is trying a new clause in his leases, in hopes it will make it easier for him to evict people engaged in drug activity on the private property he manages. The landlord, Bedros Bandazian of ...

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Gilmore taps Hammond, Hicks for Henrico seats (access required)

Gov. Jim Gilmore has appointed the first female and first black Circuit judges in Henrico County. Gilmore last week named Catherine C. Hammond and Henrico General District Judge Gary A. Hicks to two vacancies in the circuit. During a press ...

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DiMuro and Lewis among new VSB reps (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Council next year will include two Northern Virginia lawyers well-known to the bar. Bernard J. DiMuro of Alexandria and Glenn C. Lewis of Fairfax were among the new council representatives elected in recent balloting; the results ...

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