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Numbers drop for February bar exam (access required)

Only 361 candidates completed the February Virginia bar exam this year, a steep drop in applicants after a steady decline over four years. Last year, 458 candidates completed the February exam. Previous years saw 484, 547 and 564 attendees. Of ...

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Former bar leader surrenders license (access required)

A Fairfax lawyer who once chaired the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar has given up his law license in the face of allegations related to mishandling of client money. Warren W. McLain agreed to disbarment April 20 ...

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Lawyer was victim of alleged $200K embezzlement (access required)

A Fredericksburg lawyer has accepted a public admonition for lapses that allowed a trusted office staffer allegedly to make off with more than $200,000 from the lawyer’s trust account. H. Glenn Goodpasture deposited more than $227,000 of his personal money ...

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Bar leaders, ACLU back judges’ right to advocate (access required)


A group of 23 former presidents of the Virginia Bar Association, as well as two civil liberties organizations, have come to the defense of two Virginia  judges accused of improper political activity. The former VBA presidents filed a friend of ...

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Client communication problems bring reprimand (access required)

A Williamsburg-area lawyer has been reprimanded by a Virginia State Bar discipline subcommittee for communication problems with five clients. Two of the clients told the bar that lawyer David M. McCormick of Lightfoot failed to notify them when he sold ...

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