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Fire Victims Get Limited Discovery (access required)

In other news from the discovery front, a Richmond Circuit judge last week rebuffed a p.i. lawyer’s innovative effort to use the Virginia Freedom of Information Act to obtain safety and incident reports from a state hospital. The circuit court ...

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Coalition Disputes VSB Survey Of States (access required)

Forty-nine states have no prohibition on non-lawyer settlements, according to a report released by the Coalition for Choice in Real Estate Closings. The coalition’s report contradicts a study submitted by the Virginia State Bar last month showing that a number ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

Richmond lawyer Patrick M. Crowling Jr. has received a public reprimand with terms from the Third District Committee, Section III, of the Virginia State Bar. According to the committee’s order, Crowling’s misconduct arose from a civil case in Richmond General ...

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Lay Closers Would Be Regulated (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor The Coalition for Choice in Real Estate Closings has proposed a measure which would provide for regulation of both lawyers and non-lawyers in real estate closings. The coalition has been the leader of efforts to ...

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Richmond lawyers get achievement awards (access required)

Richmond litigators Patricia M. Schwarzschild and Anne Marie Whittemore are the winners of the 1996 “Women of Achievement” Awards given by the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association. The awards were presented at the MRWBA’s annual holiday luncheon and awards ceremony ...

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Kilgore quits cabinet to run for A.G. (access required)

ROANOKE–Secretary of Public Safety Jerry Kilgore has announced his candidacy for attorney general with a pledge to expand Gov. George Allen’s successful criminal justice reforms. “Virginians are overwhelmingly supportive of the steps Governor Allen and I have taken thus far ...

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