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Two prosecutors honored by peers

The Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys has honored two assistant prosecutors for their work. Loudoun County Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Gigi Lawless is the 2016 recipient of the Virginia S. Duvall Distinguished Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Prosecutor Award. ...

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Court to weigh job protection law for service members (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia will consider whether a federal law designed to protect civilian jobs for part-time military service members applies to state employees. The court has agreed to review the decision by a Chesterfield County judge who denied ...

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Jack of all trades (access required)

Jack FEA

Superlatives are easy to find when asking about the contribu­tions of Jack L. Harris to the Vir­ginia Trial Lawyers Association. “Stellar.” “Legend.” “A perfect fit for the job.” The accolades flow when you ask colleagues and co-workers about Har­ris and ...

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Richmond’s Reisinger honored by E&H College

Richmond lawyer William T. Reisinger has been honored by the Emory & Henry College Alumni Association. Reisinger recently received the A.L. Mitchell Young Alumnus of the Year Award. He was among four E&H graduates and one professor recognized for their ...

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Press Association backing access to court records

SHORT PUMP – The Virginia Press Association will file a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a reporter’s effort to gain access to compilations of Virginia trial court records. VPA executive director Ginger Stanley told attendees at a journalism conference here ...

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Bristol attorney pleads to felony in utilities case (access required)

G. Walter Bressler, a lawyer in Bristol for 42 years, has pleaded guilty to a felony conspiracy charge in connection with an ongoing federal investigation of bribes and kickbacks at that city’s utilities authority. Prosecutors said Bressler, as general counsel ...

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