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Fathers' rights groups want joint custody (access required)

One father complained that his kids live six hours away in New Jersey. Another said his 14-year-old daughter almost died of a drug overdose, and he didn’t find out about it until four days later. And a 17-year-old boy said ...

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Once a Wahoo… (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE–In the University of Virginia’s quaint but crowded historic cemetery, alumni and faculty have found a new way to show allegiance to their beloved school. They’re signing up by the dozens for a space in the Columbarium, an elongated 5-foot-tall ...

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VSB To Help On Business Side of Law (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor Many disciplinary complaints made to the Virginia State Bar stem from the simple fact that some lawyers don’t know how to run an office. Law schools have offered little guidance on office management, and even ...

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Bar Results Go High-Tech (access required)

By Paul Fletcher, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief The results of the July 1996 Virginia bar examination are in. The pass rate–818 of 1081, or 75.7 percent–is pretty standard. Roughly three-quarters pass the summer test every year. But this year’s results came ...

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Court-Appointed Lawyers Protest (access required)

Imagine spending 80 hours representing a client and receiving a total of $365 for your time. That works out to about $4.56 an hour–less than the minimum wage. Lawyer Steven D. Rosenfield of Charlottesville received such a fee in a ...

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Alexandria's Buchanan Is Named Magistrate Judge (access required)

Theresa Carroll Buchanan was sworn in as a U.S. Magistrate Judge on Sept. 12 in the Albert V. Bryan Federal Courthouse, after being appointed by the judges of the U.S. District Court. For the past five years, she was an ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

S. Brian Farmer has become a principal with the Richmond law firm of Hirschler, Fleischer, Cox & Allen. He is a member of the business section, where his practice includes business acquisitions, venture capital financing, business plan development, protection and ...

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VADA Honors Carrico (access required)

The Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys’ emphasis on professionalism at its annual meeting in Norfolk was hailed by a grateful Chief Justice Harry L. Carrico. Carrico received the VADA’s Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation at the meeting. He lauded ...

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Citizen Turns DUI Enforcer Out In Botetourt County (access required)

“Citizen’s arrest! Citizen’s arrest!” Any avid fan of the Andy Griffith Show can hear Gomer Pyle shouting those words at Barney Fife, almost stretching “arrest” into three syllables in an exaggerated Southern accent, when Barn makes a U-turn. But do ...

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Driver's Conviction Bars Use of Contrib (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor A driver convicted of manslaughter cannot raise his dead passenger’s assumption of the risk or contributory negligence as defenses in the wrongful death action filed by the passenger’s estate, a Roanoke County Circuit judge has ...

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