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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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Warning sounded on real estate closing fraud

Lawyers and real estate professionals are being warned of a fraud targeting sellers of real estate that has snared victims in Virginia and North Carolina. In a typical scenario, someone pretends to be the seller and changes payment instructions, demanding ...

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Suit proceeds for lawyer arrested for client’s tax debt

A federal judge has denied dismissal motions from Warren County officials in light of new allegations from a Vienna lawyer who was arrested as a registered agent for a company named in a county tax collection action. In an amended ...

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Lynchburg’s Robin Wood honored

Robert “Robin” C. Wood III of Lynchburg, who has been practicing law for more than fifty years, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Tradition of Excellence award by the Virginia State Bar’s General Practice Section. Among many other ...

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GMU law announces new dean

George Mason University law school has named one of its faculty, Prof. Henry N. Butler, as dean. A son of the late Rep. M. Caldwell Butler of Roanoke, Butler currently serves as George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law and ...

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