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Connelly to be new bankruptcy judge

Rebecca B. Connelly – the standing Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee in the Western District – has been selected as a U.S. bankruptcy judge by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Connelly will succeed Bankruptcy Judge Ross W. Krumm as ...

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ASL names new dean

The Appalachian School of Law has appointed LSU law Prof. Lucy McGough as its eighth dean. McGough will succeed Clinton Shinn who returns to teaching as of June 30. McGough has been on the Louisiana State faculty for more than ...

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Bill would allow special court dockets

Any Virginia court could create a special docket to address the “specialized needs of similarly situated defendants” under legislation proposed by Del. Joe Morrissey, D-Richmond. House Bill 123 appears to be a reaction to a recent memo from Chief Justice ...

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Fee hike could halt staff cuts (access required)

Legal aid advocates will ask the Virginia General Assembly next month to approve a temporary $4 filing fee increase for civil actions to make up for some of the cuts in federal grants that support legal aid offices around the ...

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Drug court referrals up, rearrests down (access required)

Two Virginia drug treatment court programs have closed their doors, one because of a shortage of money and the other after expiration of federal funds.  A third court has scaled back, due to “reorganization and staff turnover,” according to a ...

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Glenn Lewis suspended by VSB (access required)

Glenn C. Lewis, a leading Northern Virginia divorce lawyer and former president of the Virginia Bar Association, has had his law license yanked by the Virginia State Bar for ignoring its demand for information amid financial troubles and allegations of ...

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New bill favors joint physical custody (access required)

A parent involved in a no-fault divorce would enjoy a presumption favoring joint physical custody of the children under a bill introduced for the 2012 General Assembly session. House Bill 84 was introduced by Del. David Albo, R-Fairfax. The measure ...

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