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Hospital paid $1M to settle in death of broadcaster

After obtaining judicial approval of the settlement under seal in a distant courthouse, Lewis-Gale Hospital Montgomery acknowledged Tuesday it paid $1 million to resolve claims arising from the death of Roanoke radio host Seth Williamson. The Roanoke Times says it ...

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Lawyer is disbarred with criminal charges pending

A Northern Virginia lawyer facing six embezzlement charges has agreed to give up his license to practice law. Lorenzo Lee Bean III, with offices in both Loudoun and Fauquier Counties, acknowledged that he withdrew client money “for an unauthorized use” ...

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Attorney General answers call to jury duty

It didn’t take long to eliminate him from the jury pool – for several solid reasons – but Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring showed up as summoned at the courthouse in Leesburg Tuesday. Herring, a Loudoun County resident, arrived before ...

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Some good news, at last (access required)

Looking up

The bleak job market for law school graduates may be improving just a bit, according to new figures from law school placement officials. More law firms are coming to law school campuses to talk to potential entry-level hires, according to ...

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Symposium to honor women at W&L law

A symposium this month at the Washington & Lee University law school will focus on the advancement of women in the legal profession. The first annual Lara D. Gass Women in the Law Symposium is set for March 27 at ...

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Bar panel to look at e-voting

With fewer than 15 percent of eligible lawyers voting in last fall’s three-way election for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar, a four-member group has been named to see if technological issues may have impeded participation. Current VSB president Kevin ...

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Quinn to receive family law award

Richmond lawyer Colleen M. Quinn has been named the 2015 recipient of the Family Law Service Award presented by the Virginia State Bar’s family law section. Quinn founded the Adoption and Surrogacy Law Center as a resource for people navigating ...

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