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Hampton Roads nabs GDC and two J&DR judgeships (access required)

Four new judicial positions–three in the Hampton Roads area–have been approved by the Virginia Supreme Court’s Committee on District Courts and recommended to the General Assembly. The proposed new judgeships, which would be effective July 1, 1998, would be in ...

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Former Sen. Spong dies at 77 (access required)

William B. Spong Jr., who served as a U.S. Senator, law dean at the College of William & Mary and interim president of Old Dominion University, died Oct. 8 of a ruptured aneurysm. He was 77. In recent years, Spong ...

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High-Maintenance Clients (access required)

They bombard you with messages, they call you at home, they obsess over their cases, they expect you to drop everything for them and they drive your staff crazy. Sometimes they even keep you up at night worrying about them. ...

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Contact VSB for ethics book (access required)

A reminder– lawyers who want a copy of the 1997-98 Professional Guidelines must order it, because the Virginia State Bar is not mailing it automatically to members this year. In the past, the bar has published the guidelines in the ...

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Michael Goodman and the art of lawyering (access required)

Deposition doodles are a dime a dozen among Virginia attorneys. But for Richmond lawyer and cartoonist Michael L. Goodman, doodles represent dollars. Goodman, who practices primarily medical malpractice defense as a principal at Wright, Robinson, Osthimer & Tatum, has never ...

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Lee?s Judge Fugate to retire (access required)

Lee County Circuit Court Judge William C. Fugate has announced plans to retire after almost 35 years of serving as a judge in Southwest Virginia and as a leader of efforts to bring uniformity to Virginia’s court systems. Fugate, 66, ...

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