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Representation Of Parents Challenging, Prompts Lawyer To Critique The System (access required)

Dear Editor: This past fall, “Family Law News,” the quarterly newsletter of the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar, carried an article I wrote about the challenges of representing parents in child protection (i.e., neglect and abuse) cases. ...

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Lawyer Provides Correction To Prior Letter To Editor (access required)

Dear Editor: On page 5 of your Jan. 10 edition, you published a letter from me concerning the Uniform Trust Code. I have determined (and apologize for) an error stated as a fact. It appears that the Uniform Trust Code ...

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Lawyer Questions Need For Uniform Trust Code (access required)

Dear Editor: In the 2004 Session of the General Assembly, the Uniform Trust Code was adopted to become effective Jan. 1, 2006. This legislation, consisting of more than 50 pages of material, will have a drastic and dramatic impact on ...

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Bar Counsel Urges Review Of Three-Judge Results Online (access required)

Dear Editor: Three-judge panel decisions in attorney disciplinary matters, as well as all other public attorney disciplinary orders, are posted on the Virginia State Bar’s Web site. Public orders also are published in the Virginia Lawyer and the Virginia Lawyer ...

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Attorney Answers Question From Dec. 6 Letter (access required)

Dear Editor: I do not want to get into a spitting contest with Alan J. Cilman, the attorney who wrote the strident letter to the editor in the Dec 6, 2004 Virginia Lawyers Weekly. I do not want to debate ...

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Lawyer Takes Issue With VSB's Views On Three-Judge Panels (access required)

Dear Editor: Rule 8.2 of the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct provides: Judicial Officials. — A lawyer shall not make a statement that the lawyer knows to be false or with reckless disregard as to its truth or falsity concerning ...

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Lawyer Opposes Effort To Merge Law And Equity (access required)

Dear Editor: I write to oppose the proposed elimination of the distinction between law and equity in Virginia civil practice. Throughout Virginia’s history, our Supreme Court has emphasized the distinction between law and equity. In 1882 the Virginia Supreme Court ...

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CCLS Leader Provides Further Info on Legal Aid Controversy (access required)

Dear Editor: Recently your paper carried an article dealing with current litigation in Wise County between Client Centered Legal Services of Southwest Virginia and the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia (“Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Funding for Legal Aid,” VLW, Aug. ...

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VSB Reminder: Letters May Need Marking As Advertising (access required)

Dear Editor: Your well-intentioned piece on lawyer marketing through the use of first-class letters (“Letters Seize Attention, Generate Interaction,” VLW, July 26) may inadvertently cause some lawyers to run afoul of the disciplinary rules on lawyer advertising. For instance, first-class ...

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Lawyer Sounds Call For Judicial Independence (access required)

Dear Editor: I don’t recall ever writing a “Letter to the Editor” before, but, as an attorney who has been in private practice in Virginia for more than 38 years and as one whose roots in Virginia predate the Civil ...

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