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Tidewater lawyers eye judgeships (access required)

Fifteen lawyers have announced plans to seek two general district judgeships in Hampton and Newport News. The Daily Press (subscription) reports the vacancies are the result of the retirement in January of Hampton General District Judge Woodrow Griffin Jr., 70, ...

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Smith elected ACTL president

Richmond lawyer Michael W. Smith is the 66th president of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only society dedicated to improving trial practice and civil justice. Smith is only the fourth Virginia lawyer to hold the position of president. ...

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Three lawsuits name one police officer (access required)

Saying an Albemarle County police officer repeatedly targeted African-American males for traffic stops and intrusive searches, two civil rights lawyers have filed three separate lawsuits against the officer. The lawsuits – all filed in Albemarle County Circuit Court – name ...

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