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Bush taps O'Grady for judgeship (access required)

President Bush has nominated U.S. Magistrate Judge Liam O’Grady for a U.S. District judgeship in Virginia’s Eastern District. If approved by the Senate, O’Grady would succeed Judge Claude M. Hilton, who took senior status at the end of last year. ...

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Lawyers could use undisclosed recordings (access required)

A lawyer could use an undisclosed recording to investigate and develop a client’s case without violating the Rules of Professional Conduct, under a proposed new view of Rule 8.4. The Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics is floating ...

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What a Way to Go (access required)

Lewis Grizzard, the late Atlanta Journal & Constitution columnist who was sometimes lauded as the Mark Twain of the New South back in the 1980s, was a funny man. He published 25 books, with titles such as “If Love Were ...

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Magnificently Awful (access required)

The results of the 2006 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest were announced last week. This contest, held each year by the English department at San Jose State, is named for the 19th century British writer, Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, who started a novel ...

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Wickwire Gavin merges with Florida firm (access required)

orthern Virginia’s Wickwire Gavin announced last Tuesday that it has merged with a large Florida firm, Akerman Senterfitt. Thirty lawyers from Wickwire’s three offices – in Vienna, Los Angeles and Madison,Wis. – will join the new firm. The firm will ...

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Morrison is honored by Family Law Section (access required)

Rustburg attorney Frank West Morrison received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar. The award honors an individual who has made a substantial contribution to the practice and administration of family law ...

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