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VSB should not take position on political issues Dear Editor: I read with dismay the article in the March 5 issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly indicating that the Virginia State Bar Council is considering supporting a moratorium on the death ...

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Letter To The Editor (access required)

Dear Editor: I applaud former VSB President Mr. Ed Lowry for recommending that the bar study the manner in which the death penalty is applied in Virginia. Since it falls solely to our profession to operate the State’s machinery of ...

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Letter To The Editor (access required)

Dear Editor: Your Jan. 29 column on “The Life and Legacy of Chief Justice John Marshall” provided a welcome break from the 21st century. While few would dispute that his tenure as chief justice was the “most significant in the ...

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Easement is available (access required)

Dear Editor: A distinguished circuit court judge, who sits in a rural jurisdiction, said to me not long ago that it is the duty of all lawyers, in order to assure the future viability of the legal profession, to create ...

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Universal Service In VSB Discipline Is Proposed (access required)

Dear Editor: Today you received that dreaded envelope from the Virginia State Bar signifying your receipt of one of the 3,500 complaints filed each year against Virginia attorneys. Chances are you expect the case to be handled in an expeditious ...

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NN Lawyer Wants The Final Word (access required)

Dear Editor: I retired from the practice of law on July 31, 1998. I recently saw your March 6 article, entitled, “VSB Discipline: Firm Size Makes a Difference.” The opening paragraph states, “A three-year statistical study of Virginia’s lawyer discipline ...

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Lawyer Takes Issue With Salary Story (access required)

Dear Editor: Your Oct. 25 article about competition among Virginia’s largest corporate law firms for the most astronomical salary for new lawyers begins with the sentence: “Competition among law firms for the best new lawyers is heating up.” Your belief ...

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VSB Council Rep Opposes Use Of At-Large Seats For 'Diversity' (access required)

Dear Editor: At its Feb. 27 meeting, the Virginia State Bar Council voted to increase the number of “at large” council members from six to nine. At large members are nominated by the Council’s Nominating Committee and appointed by the ...

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Section B Cover Picture With "Shark Fins" On Lawyers Was Disappointing (access required)

Dear Editor: I recently received my June 21 copy of Virginia Lawyers Weekly. I was personally disappointed by the “cartoon” on the first page of Section B. Was it really necessary, for the otherwise humorous cartoon, to put shark fins ...

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'Best Lawyers' list overlooks SW Virginia (access required)

Dear Editor: The March 8 issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly set out Virginia lawyers listed in The Best Lawyers in America 1999-2000. Only two lawyers west of Roanoke were mentioned. I can assure you there are other lawyers between the ...

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