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O’Brien named as new VTLA exec (access required)

Podium Stage Lectern FEA

A familiar face has inherited the top office at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association as long-time executive director Jack L. Harris retires this year. Valerie O’Brien, the chief operating officer at the VTLA, took the reins this month. Her selection ...

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Selection underway for bar representatives

Virginia State Bar FEA

Seven members of the Virginia State Bar Council will automatically rejoin that body this year, accompanied by two new candidates who likewise faced no opposition. The Council members who have been reelected by filing their petitions on or before April ...

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Buyer’s remorse (access required)

Hot Tub Jacuzzi FEA

A woman who had second thoughts about the hot tub she purchased at a parking lot dis­play was allowed to rescind her sales contract under a Virginia law designed to apply to door-to-door salesmen. What’s more, the seller is on ...

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Fundamentals of expert cross-examination, cont. (access required)

Witness on Stand FEA

In my previous column (VLW, March 21), I reviewed the first three steps to building an effec­tive expert-witness cross exam­ination. Now let’s look at the final three.   Step 4: Is there a need to cross-ex­amine the opposing expert? As ...

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