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Leader of the Year (access required)

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The Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Leader of the Year” has devoted her 23-year legal career to helping vic­tims of domestic and sexual abuse. Susheela Varky of Richmond was one of 26 lawyers honored in the Class of 2016 of Virginia Lawyers ...

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Cop says he was fired for reporting corruption (access required)

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Call it the case of the candy pre­text. A former Petersburg police officer says he was fired based on a trumped-up ac­cusation that he improperly ate candy found at the scene of a police search. The ex-detective says the real ...

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Albo: Lawyers should have right to withdraw for non-payment (access required)

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One lawyer-legislator says lawyers should have the right to cut off their services if a client fails to pay as agreed. Not all judges agree with the concept, but Del. David Albo, R-Springfield, says, “I’m sick of working for free.” ...

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Fairfax lawyers vote on judge candidates (access required)

Ten lawyers are on the ballot as Fairfax bar members vote to recommend a choice for an anticipated circuit court vacancy. The vacancy is expected due to the planned December retirement of Judge David S. Schell. The candidates for the ...

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False confessions: Lawyer attacks police interrogation, gains acquittal (access required)

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A Lynchburg jury has acquitted a jailor accused of hav­ing sex with an inmate despite the jail guard’s alleged confession during a police interrogation session. “The devil is always in the details,” observed the jailor’s lawyer, who said he poked ...

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Hunton to close McLean office (access required)

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Hunton & Williams is moving a block of lawyers from its long-established Northern Virginia location to its office in Washington, with plans to close the McLean office next year. The firm plans to combine its McLean and Washington offices in ...

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Lawyer disciplined for drinking incidents gets 3-year suspension (access required)

A Virginia lawyer who failed to follow through with a rehabilitation program after twice being disciplined for appearing in public after drinking now has to give up his law license for three years. The Reston attorney was reprimanded in 2011 ...

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Varky named VLW Leader of the Year

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A tireless advocate for victims of domestic and sexual violence, Richmond’s Susheela Varky has been named “Leader of the Year” by the 2016 class of Leaders in the Law. Varky has more than 20 years’ experience defending and protecting society’s ...

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Lawyer suspended five years, agrees to repay $100k (access required)

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An Eastern Shore lawyer accused of taking money from her ailing great-uncle has agreed to a five-year suspension coupled with a promise to repay $100,000 to the uncle’s estate. The agreement between the Virginia State Bar and attorney Shannon J. ...

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