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Frank Thomas Takes Helm Of The VBA (access required)

Frank A. Thomas III has an expertise few Virginia lawyers can lay claim to: He has raised sheep. In the coldest weather, when lambs tend to be born, he has hastened from his practice in downtown Orange to his farm ...

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Recognition Of Verbal Divorce Pacts Is Sought (access required)

A bill that would allow courts to recognize verbal marital agreements has been introduced before the General Assembly. The measure addresses a Supreme Court case from last year that had caused some consternation among domestic relations lawyers. The bill is ...

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Court Clerks Can't Remove SS Numbers From Deeds (access required)

Circuit court clerks cannot remove Social Security numbers from deeds and deeds of trust before they make them available publicly, the Virginia attorney general has opined. Also, Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act requires court clerks to provide copies of digital ...

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VSB rebuts Cullen plan for corporate counsel (access required)

The Virginia State Bar has asked the Supreme Court not to adopt former Attorney General Richard Cullen’s proposal that a two-tiered system be set up for regulating in-house corporate counsel. The bar prefers its own proposal, which would require all ...

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