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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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Legislators back McDonnell appeal

Thirty-nine current and former members of the Virginia General Assembly are adding their voices to the call for overturning the corruption conviction of former Gov. Bob McDonnell. An amicus brief filed Monday contends that McDonnell’s conviction “blurs the line between ...

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Lawyers asked to help food bank

The statewide Legal Food Frenzy may be just on the horizon, but some lawyers in Wise County are launching an early effort to help the local food bank there overcome recent weather-related problems. Wise County Bar Association president Chuck Slemp ...

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Crigler to receive VSB education award

Retired U.S. Magistrate Judge B. Waugh Crigler has been named the recipient of the William R. Rakes Leadership in Education Award from the Virginia State Bar Section on the Education of Lawyers in Virginia. The award recognizes an individual who ...

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Virginia law schools avoid rankings drama

Few dramatic changes appear in the 2015 rankings of law schools by U.S. News & World Report. (USNWR refers to these numbers as the 2016 report.) The biggest change in position is a 5-point slide by the College of William ...

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Lawyer resists disqualification bid, but client convicted

A former instructor at the Navy’s “Top Gun” fighter pilot school has been convicted of child pornography charges in a case marked by the government’s effort to force the defense lawyer to step aside. The prosecutors’ motion to disqualify attorney ...

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