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Lawsuit defends bald eagle home (access required)

A lawsuit in Alexandria federal court is aimed at protecting the nest of a family of bald eagles from the aggravation of nearby construction work. The lawyer for a concerned bird watcher says a federal official broke the rules when ...

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Leader of the Year (access required)


The Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Leader of the Year” has devoted her 23-year legal career to helping vic­tims of domestic and sexual abuse. Susheela Varky of Richmond was one of 26 lawyers honored in the Class of 2016 of Virginia Lawyers ...

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Cop says he was fired for reporting corruption (access required)


Call it the case of the candy pre­text. A former Petersburg police officer says he was fired based on a trumped-up ac­cusation that he improperly ate candy found at the scene of a police search. The ex-detective says the real ...

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Albo: Lawyers should have right to withdraw for non-payment (access required)


One lawyer-legislator says lawyers should have the right to cut off their services if a client fails to pay as agreed. Not all judges agree with the concept, but Del. David Albo, R-Springfield, says, “I’m sick of working for free.” ...

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Fairfax lawyers vote on judge candidates (access required)

Ten lawyers are on the ballot as Fairfax bar members vote to recommend a choice for an anticipated circuit court vacancy. The vacancy is expected due to the planned December retirement of Judge David S. Schell. The candidates for the ...

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False confessions: Lawyer attacks police interrogation, gains acquittal (access required)


A Lynchburg jury has acquitted a jailor accused of hav­ing sex with an inmate despite the jail guard’s alleged confession during a police interrogation session. “The devil is always in the details,” observed the jailor’s lawyer, who said he poked ...

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Hunton to close McLean office (access required)


Hunton & Williams is moving a block of lawyers from its long-established Northern Virginia location to its office in Washington, with plans to close the McLean office next year. The firm plans to combine its McLean and Washington offices in ...

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Lawyer disciplined for drinking incidents gets 3-year suspension (access required)

A Virginia lawyer who failed to follow through with a rehabilitation program after twice being disciplined for appearing in public after drinking now has to give up his law license for three years. The Reston attorney was reprimanded in 2011 ...

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