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Drunken driver’s carriers offer $70K, jury gives $230K – $230,000 Verdict (access required)

Kathleen Young suffered a neck injury when her vehicle was hit in the rear by Cantrice Henderson on Hopkins Road in Chesterfield County. At the time of the crash Henderson had a blood alcohol content of .26. Liability was admitted. ...

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VBA seeks candidates for the Eastern District federal bench

The Virginia Bar Association and other bar groups will participate in the evaluation of candidates for the seat of retiring U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee. U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have invited Virginia bar groups to evaluate ...

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White honored for career service

The Judicial Council of Virginia has named Campbell County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge A. Ellen White as the recipient of the 2016 Harry L. Carrico Outstanding Career Service Award. The award was presented to White Aug. 28 at the ...

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Calderón receives Powell Pro Bono Award

Fairfax attorney Ofelia Calderón has been awarded the 2017 Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award from the Virginia State Bar. Calderón’s nomination cited her involvement over the years in the Board of Immigration Appeals Screening Project, the Legal Aid ...

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Nominate a Fellow

The Virginia Law Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Class of Fellows. The deadline has been extended to Sept. 15, 2017. Candidates must meet the following criteria to be eligible for nomination: 1. Be an active or associate ...

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The VLW 2017 ADR Survey


In this issue, Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to provide the results of the VLW 2017 Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey. This project provides information about ADR providers across Virginia. For a fee, participants had the opportunity to provide ba­sic information ...

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Plaintiff: Neck condition worse after surgery (access required)

  Plaintiff was a 63-year-old male with history of per­sistent myelopathy and radiculopathy and a prior 2010 cer­vical fusion. Plaintiff alleged that defen­dant neurosurgeon improperly planned and performed a 2012 partial cervical lami­nectomy and lumbar foraminotomy causing additional neurologic impairments ...

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‘Leaders in the Law’ for 2017 named


Virginia Lawyers Weekly has announced the 2017 class of “Leaders in the Law.” Now in its 12th year, this awards program recognizes the lawyers across the commonwealth who are setting the standard for other lawyers in Virginia. “Leaders” are recognized ...

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‘Up & Coming Lawyers’ for 2017 named


Virginia Lawyers Weekly has announced the 2017 class of “Up & Coming Lawyers.” This awards program, started last year, recognizes lawyers across the commonwealth who are making their mark within their first 10 years of practice. These are the lawyers ...

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Comments sought on remote MCLE courses

The Virginia State Bar Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board is seeking comment on proposed changes in guidance regarding the standards for MCLE courses presented remotely. The proposed changes to Opinion 16 are intended to clarify the standards for approval of ...

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