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Brennan tapped for VSB post (access required)

A prosecutor for the Virginia State Bar has been hired for a top executive job at the agency. Assistant bar counsel Renu Brennan will become deputy executive director of the VSB this summer as Mary Yancey Spencer retires from the ...

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A ‘truly unique’ case: Contrib allowed in med-mal lawsuit (access required)

Emergency Hospital Paramedics FEA

A patient’s own behavior – allegedly misleading a doctor about his medication history – can be used to defeat a medical malpractice claim, a Virginia judge has ruled. Even though the Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected theories of contributory ...

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McCullough elected to Supreme Court (access required)

Virginia Supreme Court FEA

After weeks of wrangling over who should serve the next full term on the Supreme Court of Virginia, the General Assembly March 10 elected Court of Appeals Judge Stephen R. McCullough to the high court. The emergence of McCullough as ...

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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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