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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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Virginia Young Lawyers garner awards

The Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference won two first place awards for service projects at an American Bar Association program this month. The Virginia YLC was honored at the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division’s 2017 Awards of Achievement program in ...

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Virginia Beach Workers’ Comp office moves (access required)

The Virginia Beach regional office of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission is open in a new location. The new office is at 281 Independence Boulevard, Suite 310. The relocation reportedly provides contiguous space, dedicated mediation space and additional attorney conference ...

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Bar warns of fake law firm check scam

The Virginia State Bar is warning the public to be aware of a possible scam in which individuals have received what appears to be a cashier’s check representing some sort of payment by a fictitious law firm. The individuals who ...

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William & Mary law school receives $5.2M gift

The William & Mary law school announced it recently received a $5.2 million gift in honor of the late Judge R. William Arthur of Wytheville. The gift, from the estate of William Arthur’s wife, Dorothy Arthur, will support scholarships for ...

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Roanoke Law Foundation announces new trustees  

The Roanoke Law Foundation has announced a new chairman and new trustees for the 2017-18 year: Hugh B. Wellons, Chairman Patrick J. Kenney, Trustee Lori D. Thompson, Trustee The following remain as trustees: Roy V. Creasy Kevin W. Holt Thomas ...

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