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Assembly’s judge choice sparks opposition

The Hispanic Bar Association of Virginia is opposing a Manassas lawyer nominated for a general district judgeship. The HBA-VA says W.S. “Wally” Covington III – a Prince William County supervisor – has indicated a bias against immigrants, particularly Latinos. The ...

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Assembly releases judge interview list

Virginia legislators appear to agree on the names of 42 new or promoted trial court judges, but five judgeships remain in contention. The General Assembly courts committees on Monday released the list of judges set for interviews this week before ...

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Virginia bar dues to increase

The Supreme Court of Virginia is raising the dues for Virginia lawyers. Effective July 1 of next year, dues for active bar members will increase by $25, from $225 to $250. The change reverses a dues decrease of three years ...

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VSB Pro Bono Awards Announced

The Virginia State Bar’s Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award this year will be shared by the Legal Information Network for Cancer and two lawyers, M. Steven Weaver and Glenn M. Hodge, who helped start what has been called ...

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Doucette honored by police chiefs

Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Doucette has been honored by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police for his work in the Virginia criminal justice system. Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo, outgoing VACP president, presented the 2014 President’s Award to Doucette ...

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