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Supplemental money runs out for court-appointed lawyers

Court-appointed criminal defense lawyers in Virginia are facing five weeks of limited pay as the money allocated for so-called “waiver” payments dried up before the end of the budget year. The General Assembly appropriated $4.2 million for supplemental payments for ...

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Senators nominate Boente for U.S. attorney

Virginia’s two U.S. senators are recommending Dana J. Boente for appointment to the U.S. attorney position for the Eastern District of Virginia. Boente currently serves as acting U.S. attorney. He previously served as interim U.S. attorney for the Eastern District ...

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Attorney avoids jail time for hiding assistant’s thefts

A Lee County lawyer will not have to go to prison for trying to help his office assistant avoid prosecution after she stole money from accounts under his control. Joseph W. Rasnic of Jonesville was sentenced to a year of ...

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Nonresident lawyer cannot challenge town action

A lawyer whose connection to the picturesque town of Washington consisted mainly of a post office box and his work at the county courthouse lacked standing to challenge the actions of the town council in a deal with the biggest ...

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Hernandez to lead Regent Law

Regent University law Prof. Michael Hernandez has been appointed dean of the law school, effective July 1. Hernandez joined the faculty at Regent Law in 1992 and has taught courses in appellate advocacy, Christian foundations of law, international human rights, ...

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Former Del. Franklin P. Hall dies

(AP) Former House of Delegates Minority Leader Franklin P. Hall has died. The Democrat died Monday at age 76 after a battle with cancer. Gov. Terry McAuliffe  praised Mr. Hall as a public servant and as a friend and campaign ...

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Lawyer again charged with sarcastic behavior

A Virginia Beach lawyer already on probation for his behavior during trial has been hit with new charges of misconduct by the Virginia State Bar. John G. “Jack” Crandley “verbally attacked and harassed” an opposing lawyer at a deposition “by ...

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