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Bar suspends Blacksburg lawyer

The Virginia State Bar moved swiftly to suspend the law license of a Blacksburg lawyer who was found not guilty by reason of insanity of drug and gun charges this month. The action against lawyer Joseph G. Painter Jr. came ...

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Officials plan for new reciprocity rules

With new rules coming to govern out-of-state lawyers seeking to practice in Virginia without taking the bar exam, the state Supreme Court and bar leaders are fine tuning the details. The Supreme Court of Virginia has issued a new set ...

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Informant details need not be disclosed, AG says (access required)

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says prosecutors ordinarily need not reveal personal details about confidential informants as part of criminal discovery. The official attorney general’s opinion dated Dec. 13 came in response to an inquiry from Gloucester County Commonwealth’s Attorney Holly ...

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