Lawyers looking for signs of progress on criminal discovery reform in Virginia have little to go on now that a Virginia Supreme Court study panel has begun work. Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser has admonished the 23 members of a ...Read More »
Virginia Lawyers Media, publishers of Virginia Lawyers Weekly and the Virginia Medical Law Report, has announced the Class of 2014 of “Influential Women of Virginia.” This awards program, now in its sixth year, recognizes the outstanding efforts of women in ...
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DANVILLE – In the wake of two recent Virginia Supreme Court opinions addressing cases where litigants claimed they were not given the opportunity to make timely objections at trial, Virginia appellate jurists offered some advice for trial lawyers this month. ...Read More »
A proposed Virginia rule governing law firm splits should recognize that departing lawyers usually leave suddenly, without warning to the firm, according to lawyers who have experienced firm breakups. The chaos and acrimony that often follows a split is on ...Read More »
“Dnt freak or freeze.” “Do it.” These text messages between a defendant and his girlfriend about her plans to fatally shoot her mother were admissible at the defendant’s trial as an accessory before the fact to first-degree murder, the Virginia Court ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar Council is backing tougher new standards for lawyers who want to work on capital murder cases. The bar council on Feb. 22 approved a plan advanced by a 15-member study committee that would emphasize ability rather ...Read More »
A recent opinion from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and state laws like New Jersey’s new pregnancy accommodation statute highlight the new era of compliance issues facing employers dealing with worker medical situations. Accommodating issues of temporary disabilities ...Read More »
A lawyer trying a case constantly is on guard. When something wrong gets said, he needs to object. Right away. But he has to keep an eye on the judge. She may be impatient, wanting to move on. The lawyer ...Read More »
Divorce courts may have been getting it wrong when it comes to allowing one spouse to claim a share of the other spouse’s separate property. In rejecting a wife’s claim to half of a $316,000 increase in the value of ...Read More »
Language proposed for the next state budget could restore lucrative collection work for some Virginia law firms at the expense of local governments, says an attorney who represents local treasurers around the state. Legislators quietly included provisions in the mammoth ...
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