The state budget approved last week by the General Assembly would pay for judgeships in the commonwealth’s busiest courts, with one exception. The spending plan hammered out by the House-Senate conference committee includes money for filling a vacant general district ...Read More »
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Two members of the General Assembly took care of their own when deciding which jurisdictions in Virginia would get judges in budget conference negotiations. House and Senate budget conferees last week decided to unfreeze 23 judgeships across the state and ...Read More »
The General Assembly will reconvene tomorrow, April 17, to act on the conference budget proposal hammered out by conferees from the Senate and the House of Delegates. The number of judgeships to be filled apparently has been negotiated. The budget ...Read More »
Insurance companies have registered their opposition to the payee notification plan under consideration by a Virginia State Bar task force, but the chairman says the issue for the panel is “how” not “whether” a client protection statute will be proposed. ...Read More »
Responding to a scathing report from AAA Mid-Atlantic about Hopewell’s ticket-writing program, city leaders touted the safety benefits of the sheriff’s traffic unit at a Thursday city council meeting. Protecting lives, arresting felons and intercepting drug traffic are all advantages ...
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Tim O’Brien had a feeling things were not going well. It was getting late and he still had not heard from the judge. The freelance legal reporter had flown to the Hampton Roads area to research court documents for a ...Read More »
ROANOKE – Lawyers who ignore the General Assembly should not complain about the new batch of tough-on-crime laws limiting judges’ discretion and creating backlogs in traffic court. That’s one legislator’s reaction to complaints from courthouse lawyers about the 2012 General ...Read More »
The budget compromise hammered out last week by House and Senate conferees includes money for filling 23 trial court judgeships, according to a knowledgeable source. The plan would unfreeze 10 circuit court positions, six general district court slots, and seven ...
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