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Speeding + Drinking Wasn't HO Endangerment (access required)

Even though a habitual offender was alledgedly speeding and had been drinking, those facts alone were not enough to support a felony conviction for habitual offender endangerment, the Court of Appeals of Virginia has ruled. The appellate court reversed the ...

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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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