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Assembly skips three slots in judicial elections

The Virginia General Assembly dodged some controversy by skipping over a contested Danville general district judgeship Thursday evening. The legislature also postponed action on filling three coming vacancies on appellate courts. The Assembly declined to select any candidate for the ...

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Grover honored by LHL

Lawyers Helping Lawyers, a Virginia impairment counseling organization, awarded educator Susan S. Grover the James R. Treese Award at its Fall Retreat in Wintergreen. Grover is the Vice Provost for Academic & Faculty Affairs at the College of William & ...

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Deferred disposition case offers divergent views (access required)

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Virginia lawyers continue to look for signs of movement in the state of the law on deferred dispositions. A new opinion from the Court of Appeals of Virginia highlights differences among three judges on the procedural posture of a deferred ...

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Assembly’s judge choice sparks opposition

The Hispanic Bar Association of Virginia is opposing a Manassas lawyer nominated for a general district judgeship. The HBA-VA says W.S. “Wally” Covington III – a Prince William County supervisor – has indicated a bias against immigrants, particularly Latinos. The ...

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Assembly releases judge interview list

Virginia legislators appear to agree on the names of 42 new or promoted trial court judges, but five judgeships remain in contention. The General Assembly courts committees on Monday released the list of judges set for interviews this week before ...

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