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Governor hopefuls in the lineup for NPBA

When the members of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association gather next month at Harbor Park stadium (home of the Norfolk Tides), politics, not baseball, will be the pastime. Creigh Deeds and Bob McDonnell, Virginia’s gubernatorial candidates, are scheduled for ...

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Pro se divorce is on the rise (access required)

More people are going to court without a lawyer in divorces and other civil cases, report judges and lawyers around Virginia. The reception they get may depend on the court they enter, say legal aid lawyers who point to discrepancies ...

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County admits missteps over group homes

Wythe County officials have promised to issue public apologies and reform handling of housing matters in order to settle a civil lawsuit filed by the state attorney general. When a group home for up to eight children with mental disabilities ...

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King found guilty in Matko slaying

A Chesterfield County jury returned guilty verdicts this afternoon against 18-year-old Detavis King in the drug-related shooting death of 16-year-old Ryan Matko nearly two years ago.  King was found guilty of both first-degree murder and using a firearm in the ...

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Alexander will be judge for VT lawsuits

Franklin County Circuit Judge William Alexander has been appointed to hear the two lawsuits filed against the state over the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech.  The five judges of the 27th circuit recused themselves because of links with Virginia Tech ...

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Alexander will be judge for VT lawsuits

Franklin County Circuit Judge William Alexander has been appointed to hear the two lawsuits filed against the state over the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech.  The five judges of the 27th circuit recused themselves because of links with Virginia Tech ...

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Fewer lawyers on the Hill (access required)

The number of lawyers serving in the General Assembly and writing Virginia’s laws appears to be declining, and some lament that the process is more difficult when fewer legislators have legal training. There are currently 25 attorneys among the 100 ...

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