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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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Lawyer ‘heroes’ honored for online legal help

Eight Virginia lawyers have been honored as “Pro Bono Heroes” for their work providing free online answers to legal questions posed by needy Virginians. Their service was made possible by the one-year-old program known as Virginia.freelegalanswers.org. The website connects lawyers ...

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Scholarship to honor Grey

Hunton & Williams is creating a scholarship – named after Richmond attorney Robert Grey – to encourage students of diverse backgrounds to pursue legal careers. The firm’s scholarship was announced August 11 at the 100th anniversary celebration of the American Bar ...

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Lemons seeks views on lawyer well-being report

Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons is asking for comments on a recently published 73-page report on recommendations for lawyer well-being. Lemons served on the multi-faceted task force that produced the report, having been appointed as liaison from ...

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VSB president issues statement on Charlottesville

Doris Henderson Causey, president of the Virginia State Bar, released the following statement Aug. 15 about the events in Charlottesville this past weekend: As Nelson Mandela wrote, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, ...

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VSB’s Uston is president of NOBC

Kathleen M. “Katie” Uston, assistant bar counsel at the Virginia State Bar, is the new president of the National Organization of Bar Counsel. New officers, including Uston, took office Aug. 12. The NOBC is a non-profit organization of legal professionals ...

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