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Eight bench candidates highly rated by VSB panel

The Virginia State Bar Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee has released its recommendations for three appellate court judgeships that could be filled next month by the General Assembly. The panel deemed two candidates “highly qualified” for the single scheduled vacancy on ...

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Judicial ethics center moves to NCSC (access required)

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The Center for Judicial Ethics has been acquired by the Williamsburg-based National Center for State Courts in the wake of the breakup of the American Judicature Society. The move brings the CJE, a national clearinghouse on judicial ethics and discipline, ...

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VSB offers a new map for the long road back

Disbarred Virginia lawyers may have a clearer path to a renewed law license under proposed changes to the rules for reinstatement. The Virginia State Bar is asking for comments on a rewrite of the reinstatement rules aimed at clarifying the ...

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Pass rate slips for 2014 bar exam

The overall success rate for the July 2014 Virginia bar exam plunged from the year before, from 75 percent to 68 percent, according to figures released by the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners. The VBBE chart is below. The pass ...

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No police drones yet, AG says

Attorney General Mark Herring has closed the door on the suggestion that Virginia law might allow police to operate a single drone for law enforcement purposes under a 2013 moratorium. The moratorium bars use of an “unmanned aerial system,” and ...

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