It’s Veteran Legal Services Month, and the Virginia Bar Association is once again at work recruiting pro bono volunteers to help veterans with legal issues and raising money for projects that help them. Volunteer response was strong last November, during ...Read More »
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Tortfeasor. I never had heard that word until September 1982, when it cropped up in my first-semester Torts class. The guy who commits a civil wrong isn’t a wrongdoer, or a miscreant, or even a bad guy. He is a ...Read More »
If you heard that a lawyer prepared a document and used cut-and-paste to include opposing counsel’s signature (without her permission), then submitted it to the court, what do you think the bar sanction should be? A tut-tut and an admonition ...Read More »
Arenda L. Wright Allen took the oath of office as a U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District on Oct. 27. She becomes the first African-American woman to sit on the federal bench in Virginia. She had been an assistant ...Read More »
You might have missed this item last week. But the Justice Department has proposed new regulations to interpret the Freedom of Information Act that are logic-bending. In cases involving national security or law enforcement, some agencies now are allowed to ...
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