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Senate proposes extra $1M for legal aid offices

Virginia legal aid funding could get a $1 million boost under a Senate budget proposal. A budget amendment patroned by Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. would add an extra million for the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia in ...

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McDonnell law license hearing postponed

Gov. Bob McDonnell has delayed action on his Virginia law license as he appeals his public corruption conviction. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board agreed to a general continuance for a show cause hearing based on McDonnell’s 11 felony convictions ...

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Knife-wielding man storms Chesterfield County law office

A man carrying a box cutter threatened staffers and cut a lawyer on the chin in an encounter Wednesday at a law firm in Midlothian, according to police and media reports. The man was a disgruntled litigant, attorney Samuel Kaufman ...

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U.S. attorney job up for applications again

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner says his office is now accepting applications for the position of U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, a high-profile presidential appointment. The Eastern District has been without a U.S. Senate-confirmed U.S. attorney since September ...

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Lawyers continue to seek sealed settlement in death case

Despite a federal judge’s admonition about the public’s interest in judicial approval of wrongful death settlements, lawyers in a medical products liability case are asking the judge to keep parts of their settlement deal secret. In particular, a manufacturer says ...

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Lawyers challenge high tolls from Fairfax express lanes (access required)

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Northern Virginia lawyers have mounted a multifaceted attack on collection efforts against drivers accused of failing to pay toll bills for Fairfax County highway express lanes. Neglected payment issues for the “High Occupancy Toll,” or HOT, lanes have led to ...

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