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Governor vetoes extra judge money (access required)

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed the General Assembly’s budget provision for 36 additional judgeships because it would take away his ability to appoint circuit court judges while the Assembly is out of session. “I have vetoed the appropriation and language ...

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Breathalyzer test data now online

Lawyers working DUI cases now have easier access to test information for the state-owned machines used to test drivers for breath alcohol levels. The state Department of Forensic Science is now posting the records online, instead of having to copy ...

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Herring to announce office changes

Attorney General Mark Herring is expected to announce a series of reform initiatives for his office Thursday morning, the apparent result of a review by three experts announced in February. The panel was asked to generate recommendations related to the ...

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Virginia Beach to have prosecutors for every DUI

Drivers challenging DUI charges in Virginia Beach will face a prosecutor on the other side of the courtroom beginning June 30. City Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin D. Stolle says he will staff every driving-under-the-influence case with one of his assistants. Currently, ...

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Lawyer sued after murder of process server (access required)

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It’s a daily occurrence for family lawyers. The client wants a divorce, the lawyer has prepared the pleadings, and it’s time to get the official papers delivered to the opposing party. The local sheriff’s office can do the job – ...

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ALPS keeps A- rating

The Virginia State Bar’s endorsed insurance carrier has retained its healthy assessment from insurance rating agency A.M. Best. ALPS Property & Casualty Insurance Company continues to hold an A- (Excellent) rating with a stable outlook, ALPS reported Wednesday. The news ...

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