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VSB Family Law Section honors Barnes, Schrier-Polak (access required)

Edward L. Barnes, a family lawyer in Chesterfield County and the founding chair of the National Center for Family Law at the University of Richmond, will receive the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Virginia State Bar’s Family Law Section. ...

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Bacigal gains honor from VSB Criminal Law Section (access required)

Ronald J. Bacigal, a University of Richmond law professor and an expert on Virginia criminal law, has received the 2008 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award from the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar. “There is no one in ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On March 18, 2008, the Third District Committee, Section III, imposed a public admonition with terms on Richmond lawyer John B. Mann. According to the Virginia State Bar, Mann violated the professional rule that governs diligence and promptness for his ...

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Lawyers offer poll in bid for justice’s recusal from Massey case (access required)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Lawyers defending a $76 million judgment won against Massey Energy Co. hope a poll of 753 West Virginians will help convince a state Supreme Court justice to recuse himself from deciding the case. Justice Brent Benjamin has ...

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Federal judge: college alcohol-ad ban violates free speech (access required)

A federal magistrate judge has overturned Virginia’s decades-old ban on alcohol-related advertising in college newspapers, saying that the law violates the student publications’ constitutional right to free speech. U.S. Magistrate Judge M. Hannah Lauck sided with the student newspapers at ...

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Kaine stays execution while high court ponders lethal injections (access required)

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine stayed the execution Tuesday of a man who killed a police officer, giving the U.S. Supreme Court time to decide whether lethal injections are constitutional. Kaine delayed the execution of Edward Nathaniel Bell, scheduled for April ...

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Court grants new hearing on ‘writ of actual innocence’ (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—A former Navy SEAL trainee who has served 12 years in prison has been awarded a hearing on his claim that his co-defendant was solely responsible for murdering a Georgia college student vacationing in Virginia Beach. Dustin Turner, 33, ...

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Peninsula Women’s Bar hosts charity gala April 9 (access required)

The Greater Peninsula Women’s Bar Association will host its annual Charity Gala this Wednesday, April 9, at the Point Plaza Conference Center. Attorney General Bob McDonnell will serve as master of ceremonies at the gala, which will last from 6 ...

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