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Hack attack sets back clerk work (access required)

When China-based hackers pierced the cyber security barriers at the University of Virginia in June, hardly anyone noticed. The intruders reportedly targeted only two U.Va. employees whose work was connected with China, the university later disclosed. The school kept the ...

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Debt relief work spells bar trouble for Va. lawyer (access required)

Businessman signing contract

A Virginia lawyer who signed on to work with a national debt relief service ended up with a public admonition from the Virginia State Bar in June. The national company, meanwhile, was shut down on the order of a federal ...

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Roush supporters lobby legislators

Virginia bar leaders are putting pressure on legislators who will decide this month whether newly appointed Virginia Supreme Court Justice Jane Marum Roush stays on the high court for a full 12-year term or is forced to give way to ...

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Spoonful of sugar entices lawyers to CLEs

Call it the Mary Poppins approach. “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down,” the magical nanny famously sang in our childhood. Lawyers who grudgingly attend 12 hours of annual required legal education sometimes need a little sugar to ...

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Va. GOP leaders favor Alston over Roush for Supreme Court

Newly named Virginia Supreme Court Justice Jane Marum Roush could be unseated within months at the hands of Republican legislators dismayed they weren’t consulted by Gov. Terry McAuliffe on on his interim appointment. The House and Senate Republican caucuses will ...

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