As someone who grew up in South Florida, I can attest first-hand to the essential strangeness of the Sunshine State and some of the people there. Pick up any newspaper in the nation, and if there’s a wrap-up of headlines ...Read More »
Justice Stephen R. McCullough was invested as the 106th member of the Supreme Court of Virginia on May 23, at a ceremony featuring his family, his colleagues from the Court of Appeals and past co-workers at the Virginia Attorney General’s ...
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A judge need not automatically recuse himself when a lawyer who regularly appears before the court is a witness or a defendant in a case, according to the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee. The judge must “introspectively determine” her own impartiality ...Read More »
The 2016 General Assembly was contentious and a bit rocky. It had Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment’s stunt that briefly sent the Assembly press corps to the gallery above the floor, making binoculars a necessary piece of equipment to cover ...Read More »
The news last week that the government will kick Andrew Jackson off the 20-dollar bill and replace him with Harriet Tubman was big. Changing personnel on the nation’s currency doesn’t happen often, but it’s not unprecedented. Jackson has been on ...Read More »
The Virginia Court of Appeals has reversed, apparently for the first time, a spousal support award that was based on the “manifest injustice” exception in the Virginia Code. Virginia Code §20- 17.1(B) permits a trial judge to award spousal support ...Read More »
Commissioner R. Ferrell Newman of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has been inducted as a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. The group held its annual meeting in New Orleans last month. The college honors attorneys who have ...
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A Pennsylvania woman spent nearly 10 years posing as a lawyer in a rural Pennsylvania county, handling estates work, despite the fact she never went to law school. She was a partner at a law firm, making a $100,000 buy-in ...Read More »