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On the VSB and Gov. McDonnell (access required)

Dear Editor: I think the Virginia State Bar has made a grave mistake in how it has handled Gov. McDonnell’s attempt to raid the VSB contingent fund. Instead, we should be embracing the Governor’s attempt to say that the VSB ...

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Letter to the Editor (access required)

Dear Editor: I am a 25-year veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department, a licensed Florida attorney since 2000, and recently admitted to the Virginia State Bar in October 2008, and after having represented my first criminal defendant, I am amazed ...

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Letter to the Editor (access required)

Dear Editor: The dissent in Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts predicted that the Court’s narrow 5-4 decision would have catastrophic consequences. The majority, of course, brushed off this criticism. So where do we stand, five months after Melendez-Diaz and three months after ...

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Lawyer raps VTLA over payee notice (access required)

Dear Editor: I am disappointed that the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association objects to a proposed “payee notification” statute (“Payee-notice plans need more work, VTLA says,” Sept. 21). No rational consumer would think that having an insurance company mail them a ...

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Letter to the Editor (access required)

Dear Editor: I’m writing to those of you who offer free initial consultations to prospective clients in order to determine whether you can help them. I want to persuade you to stop. It certainly is not my intention to ask ...

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