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Duty to intervene with impaired colleague set (access required)

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The supervising lawyer at a law firm now has a duty to intervene when another lawyer in the firm becomes impaired, under a Legal Ethics Opinion just approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Supervising lawyers are duty-bound to protect ...

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Judicial guidance panel gets new member (access required)

A retired circuit court clerk is the newest member of the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee. The committee – revived last year after a seven-year dormant period – issues advisory opinions on judicial ethics questions posed by judges and others who ...

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Changes approved for reciprocal discipline (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has approved changes in the way lawyers can be disciplined in Virginia based on misconduct findings in other states or other courts. A revamp of reciprocal discipline rules took several tries by Virginia State Bar ...

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Supervising lawyer now has duty to intervene with impaired colleague (access required)

The supervising lawyer at a law firm now has a duty to intervene when another lawyer in the firm becomes impaired, under a Legal Ethics Opinion just approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Supervising lawyers are duty-bound to protect ...

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Questions raised about ex-prosecutor’s discipline (access required)

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A former prosecutor’s appearance in a handful of civil cases has triggered questions from defense attorneys about the status of his law license and the larger issue of discipline of Virginia prosecutors. Many defense attorneys contend the Virginia State Bar ...

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Court will hear Severance appeal (access required)

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The man sentenced to life for the slayings of three prominent Alexandria residents over a 12-year period will get a hearing from the Virginia Court of Appeals on his bid to overturn the convictions. The Court of Appeals – on ...

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Removal bid came too late (access required)

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Out-of-state defendants hoping to move a Virginia lawsuit from state to federal court should take careful note of when their 30-day window of opportunity begins, a new court ruling suggests. Even though Virginia law used to start the clock on ...

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PWC bar endorses judge candidates (access required)

Prince William County lawyers have voted on endorsements for a circuit court vacancy and potential district court openings. The Prince William County Bar Association made its choices known in a Dec. 14 letter directed to Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Judge Lon ...

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ANLIR premium refunds may elude lawyers (access required)

Lawyers once insured by the defunct ANLIR company may have some money coming to them, but they could miss out if their addresses have changed in the last decade or so. A receiver for the one-time malpractice insurer known as ...

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