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Bill would outlaw fake immigration lawyers (access required)

A proposal aimed at public notaries who might be tempted to hold themselves out as immigration lawyers in Hispanic communities advanced in the state Senate yesterday, but only after questions were raised about enforcement. Sen. Adam P. Ebbin, D-Alexandria, told ...

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Judge steps aside in meningitis cases (access required)

A federal judge presiding over claims arising from the nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy is removing himself from the case. U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV said he will recuse himself because members of his ...

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Bill to add judgeships advances

The Senate Finance Committee has given approval to a bill to shuffle Virginia trial court judgeships in accordance with last year’s caseload study. Senate Bill 443 represents a trimmed down version of the recommendations from the study performed by the ...

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Padrick elected to third term on circuit bench (access required)

Virginia Beach Circuit Judge H. Thomas Padrick Jr. finally won re-election by the General Assembly Tuesday after his nomination struggled to get approval from the legislature’s courts committees. Padrick had to overcome opposition from a child victim advocacy group whose ...

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Bar groups to consider judgeship candidates

With the announced retirement of U.S. District Judge Samuel G. Wilson of Roanoke, Virginia bar groups are preparing to evaluate candidates for the opening. U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have asked the Virginia State Bar and other statewide ...

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