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Candidates emerge for judgeships

With 21 formerly frozen seats up for legislative election next month, would-be judges are making their aspirations known. The Daily Times reports four candidates have expressed interest in an Eastern Shore circuit judgeship, left open by the retirement of Glen ...

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Roanoke’s no cell-phone policy defended by judges (access required)

ROANOKE — Despite barrels of ink and megabytes of bandwidth devoted to the effect of new technology on attorneys and courts, the subject remains a hot topic whenever lawyers and judges get together. At a recent Roanoke bench-bar meeting, participants ...

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Buck beef is settled, case dismissed

Charlottesville lawyer Frank Buck has been cleared of an assault charge for throttling his client in a courtroom. A judge Thursday approved an accord-and-satisfaction proposal, dismissing the charge. Buck paid $81 in court costs, reports The Hook, a Charlottesville weekly. ...

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Lawyers suffer parables of unfaithful servants (access required)

A pair of Virginia lawyers felt the painful sting of dishonest employees in cases now coming to light through the criminal justice system. A Hanover County lawyer was out more than $4,500 when a newly hired paralegal conned him into ...

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Foot surgery case reinstated on fraud claim against podiatrist (access required)

A $2.35-million lawsuit over failed foot surgery, rejected by a Roanoke federal judge as an artful attempt to evade the statute of limitations, is alive again after an appeals court panel took a sharply different view of claims that a ...

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Drug court video wins award

Supporters of the 14 drug court programs in Virginia have two reasons to celebrate this week. Most importantly, the legislature approved another year of existence for the court-run diversion program, but there’s also national recognition for a video documentary on ...

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Roanoke judge eyes Supreme Court seat (access required)

Roanoke City Circuit Judge Clifford R. Weckstein again will stand for election to the Supreme Court of Virginia, he confirmed Monday. Weckstein, the Roanoke Valley’s most senior judge, entered the running for one of two seats now vacant on the ...

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Georgetown’s Wendy Perdue is new UR law dean

The University of Richmond has named Georgetown Law Center assistant dean Wendy Perdue as dean of the UR law school, to succeed John Douglass who is stepping down to return full time to the classroom. “She was the clear first ...

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Fairfax Bar mulls return of written judicial evaluations (access required)

The Fairfax Bar Association panel is considering whether to revive its long-standing local evaluation program for general district judges. The local evaluations were ended when the Supreme Court of Virginia initiated a similar statewide evaluation system in 2002. That judicial ...

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