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22 new trial judges are tapped (access required)

Viriginia Capital FEA

While at odds over choices for appellate court seats, the General Assembly had little trouble finding agreement on 22 candidates for trial court judgeships. The House and Senate elected the judge candidates and a new member of the Judicial Inquiry ...

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Hedrick is Young Lawyer of the Year

The Richmond Bar Association is honoring Hirschler Fleischer partner Lisa J. Hedrick with its Young Lawyer of the Year award. The award is presented annually to a member of the group’s young lawyers section who has displayed both excellence and ...

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Lawyers help tornado victims

Lynchburg-area lawyers are lending a helping hand to Appomattox County tornado victims. The Feb. 24 twister laid waste to homes and churches in the Evergreen community and elsewhere in the county. The Lynchburg Community Action Group put out a call ...

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Governor backs away from FOIA stance (access required)

In a victory for open government advocates, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has backed down from a move to gut an open government bill aimed at overturning a Virginia Supreme Court ruling. The Supreme Court ruled in September that courts owe deference ...

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Legal DIY (access required)

Laptop File E-Filing FEA

Virginia bar leaders will take a closer look this year at the growing number of online legal vendors offering legal documents and services for fixed fees. It’s a growing concern, according to lawyers who spoke at the Virginia State Bar ...

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Lawyer accused of misappropriating client money (access required)

A Portsmouth lawyer allegedly settled five personal injury claims without client permission and failed to pay clients in three of the cases, the Virginia State Bar charges. The bar claims Michael J. Massie misappropriated money in all five cases by ...

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