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William P. Hay Jr. (access required)

Retired General District Judge William P. “Billy” Hay Jr. of Farmville died April 15. He was 95. Raised in Richmond, Judge Hay graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1942. He served two tours of combat duty with the U.S. Marines in World ...

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Lawyer takes issue with VLW editorial (access required)

Dear Editor: I am responding to your April 6, 2015, editorial (“No license to discriminate”) regarding the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Even if the Indiana law differed in some way from the federal or other state statutes, it in ...

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VLW gains VPA award for editorial writing

Virginia Lawyers Weekly won a first-place award for editorial writing when the results of  the Virginia Press Association’s 2014 News Contest were announced April 18 in Roanoke. Paul Fletcher, publisher and editor-in-chief, wrote the three editorials in the entry. The ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On April 6, the Virginia State Bar Third District subcommittee issued a public admonition to Stephen J. Sheehy III of Fairfax for violating a professional rule that governs diligence. This discipline was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges against Sheehy, ...

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