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A night for history


The Virginia Bar Association and the Old Dominion Bar Association made history in late January, as the two bar groups held their annual meetings together for the first time. And at the black-tie banquet Jan. 24 at the Williamsburg Lodge, ...

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VBA taps new officers, members of its board

WILLIAMSBURG—Richmond lawyer John L. Walker III become president of the Virginia Bar Association at the group’s annual meeting in Williamsburg Jan. 25. With Walker’s installation, the VBA made history. He is the third member of his family to serve as ...

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Hello, Fellows

WILLIAMSBURG—The Virginia Law Foundation welcomed 28 new Fellows of the foundation at its annual Fellows banquet Jan. 23, held in conjunction with the Virginia Bar Association winter meeting. The new Fellows are: • Hon. Joanne F. Alper, Arlingon • Donald ...

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The commonwealth’s 1-2 punch

Two of Virginia’s law schools made the Top 10 in Above the Law’s new rankings of student satisfaction. In fact, they are number 1 and number 2. ATL is, in its own words, “milking the ‘it’s a New Year/here’s a ...

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Headline of the day

So how cold is it in the Midwest? The Chicago Sun Times has the answer on today’s front page:

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Important Opinions: January – December 2013


In the final edition of Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2013, we present the compilation of Important Opinions from January to December. You’ll find more than 280 cases highlighted. “Important Opinions” show up on the cover of the paper each week ...

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Corrections needed, and provided

The Poynter Institute, a journalism think-tank based in Florida, has published a collection of “The best and worst media errors and corrections in 2013.” Their “Correction of the Year” was an acknowledgement by the Tampa Bay Times of a mistake ...

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Editorial: Judging is not a numbers game

Forty incumbent judges traveled to Richmond Dec. 13 to face the hiring squad. They came to Capitol Hill for their judicial re-election interviews before a joint session of the House and Senate Courts of Justice committees. The 2014 General Assembly ...

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