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Indigent criminal accused need resources as well as counsel Dear Editor, Hallelujah!! Based on the exchange between Senator Gartlan and Delegate Albo there appears to be some sort of a debate between members of the General Assembly of our commonwealth ...

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Delegate questions pro bono proposal (access required)

Dear Editor: I read the June 23 article (“Mandatory pro bono proposed by senator) which states that my colleague in the General Assembly, Sen. Joe Gartlan, recommends that pro bono work be mandatory for attorneys. According to your article, Sen. ...

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Gilmore's CIT and Magistrate's performance (access required)

Gilmore’s CIT proposal should be taken seriously Dear Editor: I was a bit distressed by the flippancy in the May 5 “Hearsay” column regarding Attorney General Jim Gilmore’s serious proposal to appoint a cabinet-level Chief Information Technology Officer reporting to ...

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Letter to the Editor (access required)

Keith backed for VSB president-elect Dear Editor: The Virginia State Bar is indeed fortunate to have men of the caliber of John Keith and Ben DiMuro who are willing to make the sacrifices necessary to run and serve in the ...

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DiMuro backed in VSB race (access required)

Dear Editor: Ben DiMuro not only has the experience and credentials to effectively serve as President of the Virginia State Bar, he has the strong desire to make our bar better internally, and better perceived externally. I served on the ...

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System For Choosing Judges Attacked (access required)

Dear Editor: The newspapers are filled with news of controversies in the General Assembly over reappointment of Virginia judges. What our representatives should be arguing over instead is submission of a constitutional amendment to scrap the entire term-appointed system in ...

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Lawyer Urges Comment On Guidelines (access required)

Dear Editor: The Jan. 27, 1997, issue of Lawyers Weekly USA reported that the U.S. Sentencing Commission is proposing three possible guidelines in order for a sentencing judge to consider prior charges for which the defendant was acquitted. Apparently, the ...

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To The Editor (access required)

Lawyer blasts VSB’s “regrets” to inmate Dear Editor: Recently I received a “Personal & Confidential” letter from the Virginia State Bar in regard to an inmate complaining that I had never sent him his file. The letter was signed by ...

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