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Mediation today in Sweet Briar conflicts

An experienced mediator with a background in state government will try today to get the parties talking about whether there could be a future for Sweet Briar College. Mark E. Rubin, executive director of the Virginia Center for Consensus Building ...

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Judges open new doors for patients in hospital lawsuits (access required)

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Newport News judges have been giving patients new access to hospital data – both medical and business records – in connection with their medical malpractice lawsuits. Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman Jr. of Newport News says he won rulings in April ...

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Lawyers get death settlement approved in separate court

Lawyers in a medical malpractice case involving the death of a cancer patient arranged for a judge in a rural courthouse to approve a $1.3 million settlement that avoided a pending trial in Roanoke city. The case was dismissed from ...

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Roanoke Bar Association honors members

ROANOKE – In what the senior honoree termed the “May-December Awards,” the Roanoke Bar Association recognized both legal promise and a lifetime of professionalism Friday at a Law Day gathering. William J. Lemon received the 2015 Frank W. “Bo” Rogers ...

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Nurse practitioners for the law? (access required)

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At least three states are exploring the idea of licensing limited-practice legal professionals to try to open the courthouse door for those who can’t afford a full-service lawyer, but in Virginia the concept is just one of many access tools ...

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Book guides lawyers preparing for jury trials

The launch of a new practice guide from Virginia trial lawyers occasioned a special tribute to co-author and retired Judge Samuel Johnston this Spring. Johnston collaborated with Richmond trial attorney Irv Cantor on “The Art and Science of Mastering the ...

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