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Opinion On Voting By Judges Attacked (access required)

Three Virginia judges, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, have asked the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee to reconsider a November opinion in judges’ ability to vote in primary elections. According to the opinion, No. 99-6, it is not proper ...

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New Rules You Should Be Revisiting (access required)

The Rules of Professional Conduct will take effect on Jan. 1. Last week’s article addressed the topics of advertising, sale of a practice, responsibility for the the ethics of associates, mentoring and duty to disclose adverse controlling legal authority. The ...

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The New Ethics Rules (access required)

The new Rules of Professional Conduct for Virginia lawyers at long last will become a reality on Jan. 1. The Virginia State Bar began working on a revision of the Code of Professional Responsibility in 1993. A special VSB committee, ...

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Slip and Fall Law (access required)

There was a time in Virginia when taking a slip-and-fall case was a sure way to waste a lot of time: Virginia law was so clear, and so weighted to the defense, went the conventional wisdom. Lawyers would trot slip-and-falls ...

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