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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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Crossing the bar

You can feel the fear in the air. When we posted a tweet about the first day of the 2015 Virginia bar exam, held in Roanoke last week, one lawyer replied, “A cold chill just went down my spine.” Another ...

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Lawyer suspended 7 months for prescription fraud conviction (access required)

A lawyer who lied in order to get medication prescribed by two different doctors had his law license suspended for a total of seven months. The case demonstrates that Virginia lawyers face automatic bar suspension even for some misdemeanor convictions. ...

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Va. GOP sued over use of photo

The publisher of a Roanoke news website has gone to court a second time to enforce her copyright on a photograph that proved popular with critics of a Roanoke politician. This time, her target is the state Republican Party. In ...

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Power outage affected courts Friday afternoon

A power outage in downtown Richmond Friday knocked the Supreme Court’s computer servers offline for about five hours, affecting courts across the state. Some court clerk’s offices closed early when state-supported computer systems went down, while others were essentially unaffected. ...

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