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Lawyer who failed to report felony avoids disbarment

A Virginia lawyer with a rehabilitation plan has avoided revocation for a felony drug conviction. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board Friday imposed a two-year license suspension for Angela Marie Hensley of Culpeper, who pleaded guilty to felony possession of ...

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Virginia Solicitor General to speak

Virginia Solicitor General Stuart A. Raphael will speak Monday evening at a meeting of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. The 5:30 p.m. lecture at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria is free and open to ...

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Higher claim limits proposed for Clients’ Protection Fund

The Virginia State Bar is asking for comments on a scaled back increase in the maximum reimbursement for clients victimized by dishonest lawyers. The Clients’ Protection Fund Board recommends boosting the per claim limit from $50,000 to $75,000. The board ...

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Lawyer gives up license for financial misconduct

Admitting misconduct, a Reston lawyer has agreed to surrender his law license for plundering his own trust account, according to the Virginia State Bar. Mark R. Galbraith acknowledged his trust account was far short of funds needed to cover checks ...

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Family fight: Seven suits in three different courts (access required)

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Siblings who traded accusations over use of their mother’s money have spent thousands on legal fees, and the legal wrangling is still not over. A son is fighting with two sisters, both sides claiming the other breached duties under a ...

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Professor moves to unseal plea deal in fatal crash

A journalism professor is urging release of a rejected plea deal for a man charged in a crash that killed a university student. The defendant is accused of aggravated involuntary manslaughter and maiming resulting from driving while intoxicated in the ...

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Norfolk lawyers to vote on new Bar Council rep

The General Assembly’s selection last week of Norfolk lawyer David W. Lannetti for a circuit judgeship will leave a vacancy on the Virginia State Bar Council. Norfolk lawyers will vote on a new bar representative in conjunction with the statewide ...

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Norfolk lawyers to vote on new Bar Council rep (access required)

The General Assembly’s selection last week of Norfolk lawyer David W. Lanetti for a circuit judgeship will leave a vacancy on the Virginia State Bar Council. Norfolk lawyers will vote on a new bar representative in conjunction with the statewide ...

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Assembly requests recommendations for appellate judgeships

Leaders of the General Assembly courts committees have asked statewide bar organizations to evaluate and recommend candidates for three seats on Virginia’s appellate courts. One Supreme Court position and two on the Court of Appeals will be vacated by retirements ...

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