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State bar pass rate rebounds slightly

Despite national worries about declining bar passage rates in the wake of reports of lowered admission standards at some law schools, the overall pass rate improved somewhat in Virginia this year. The rate of 71.05 percent for the July exam ...

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‘Secret’ settlements questioned (access required)

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Two Virginia judges have taken different views of the value of public disclosure of lawsuit settlements for cases involving death or child victims. The extent of the public’s right to know about the handling of significant cases with potentially vulnerable ...

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Lawyer disciplined again for sarcasm

Virginia Beach lawyer John G. “Jack” Crandley has been disciplined again by the Virginia State Bar for directing sarcasm at other attorneys. This time, the penalty could trigger a 90-day suspension under terms of a previous disciplinary order. Crandley’s Oct. ...

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