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ACLU will defend blogger

A blogger arrested for posting a police officer’s address will get some help from the ACLU of Virginia. The group says it will defend Elisha Strom, a Bedford County woman who is charged under a state law that makes it ...

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Fairfax Bar exec is honored

Yvonne McGhee, executive director of the Fairfax Bar Association , received the President’s Award from the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) at a recent conference in Chicago. McGhee was honored for her work with the NABE Small Bar Conference ...

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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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