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Senator: Restore mandatory IOLTA

A state senator who practices law in Loudoun County is proposing to bring back mandatory designation of interest on lawyers’ trust accounts for legal aid programs. Sen. Jennifer T. Wexton, D-Leesburg, has introduced a bill that would repeal Virginia’s 20-year-old ...

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Housing authority lawyer beats UPL charge (access required)

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An Ohio-licensed lawyer who worked as general counsel for the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority has been cleared of allegations that she practiced law in Virginia without a valid license. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board rejected disciplinary charges against ...

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Virginia ethics panel urges judge screening process

An ethics commission appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe recommends comprehensive evaluation procedures for would-be judges at all levels of Virginia courts. The idea is among a bundle of recommendations to emerge from the panel Tuesday, including a proposal to boost ...

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Hirschler Fleischer expands to Northern Virginia

The Richmond-based Hirschler Fleischer law firm will get an office in Northern Virginia with its acquisition of the Tysons firm of Leach Travell PC. The combination, to be effective Jan. 1, was announced Thursday. Hirschler will add seven partners in ...

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Court panel recommends new judgeships

A court committee is recommending authorization of two new judgeships in Virginia next year. The proposal from the Committee on District Courts would create new positions on the juvenile and domestic relations bench in Fairfax County and the general district ...

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New U.S. attorneys get final approval

The full U.S. Senate has confirmed the nominations of both Dana J. Boente and John P. Fishwick Jr. as U.S. attorneys in Virginia. Boente becomes the top government lawyer for the Eastern District of Virginia and Fishwick takes charge of ...

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