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Two lawyer discipline cases contrasted (access required)

Dear Editor: Two articles about lawyer discipline in your May 9 issue stand in remarkable contrast to each other. In the first article (“Leesburg lawyer disbarred in Md. for forging papers”), you report that a lawyer tried to help a ...

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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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Hampton Roads has issues with appointed guardians, too (access required)

Dear Editor: Thank you for your article on the decision of Northern Virginia judges to exercise more control over the appointment of guardians ad litem for minors, who have become “too cozy” with insurance companies in infant settlement cases (VLW, ...

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Healthcare ‘controversy’ may not be ready for court (access required)

Dear Editor: By now almost everyone knows that on Dec. 13, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson of Richmond held that the provision in the new healthcare law, requiring people without health insurance to obtain it or pay a penalty ...

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Lawyer questions new ‘interactive’ CLE rule (access required)

Dear Editor: Let me understand this. The Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board will now require that four hours of mandatory CLE be “interactive.” This change is said “to reflect concern about the decline over the last five years of attendance ...

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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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Exec clarifies VTLA’s view on client protection (access required)

Dear Editor: I am often not too effective at saying what I mean to say but I know that, my wife’s been telling me that for more than 42 years. The article published in the Sept. 21 edition of VLW ...

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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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