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Jim Roberts to retire

Prominent Richmond lawyer James C. Roberts has announced he will retire at the end of the year, ending a career noted for his skillful defense of corporations and politicians and his leadership in the bar. Roberts, 79, is a partner ...

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Lawyers on a two-track system at some firms

One sign of the times is a new class of lawyers at some large law firms – with fewer hours, lower pay and no chance of making partner. As The New York Times reports, it’s a viable option for many ...

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Boucher joins Sidley in DC

Former Rep. Rick Boucher of Abingdon has joined Sidley Austin’s Washington office to lead the firm’s new government strategies practice group. The Democrat represented southwest Virginia’s 9th District in Congress for 28 years. He was defeated by Republican Morgan Griffith ...

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Law grad in hot water over ‘borrowed’ commencement speech

Preston Mitchum had them laughing at his graduation ceremony at North Carolina Central University last week. The law school grad was extolling the virtues of the “average” student, for whom procrastination was “not just a big word, but a way ...

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Cleaveland will not run again for House

Del. William Cleaveland, R-Botetourt County, today announced he will step aside after one term in the House of Delegates, citing family concerns and his private law practice. Cleaveland’s announcement was met with disappointment from fellow lawyers and legislators at a ...

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So long ‘Spidey,’ hello ‘WebstUR’

A year ago, it was the William & Mary Tribe unveiling a new mascot (the Griffin). Now the Spiders of the University of Richmond take the wraps off their new fuzzy symbol. “WebstUR” was the choice of the UR community ...

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