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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board will hold a public hearing to consider the petition of Stanley W. Preston Jr. to have his license to practice law in Virginia reinstated. The hearing will be held on Dec. 20 at the ...

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DC judge dismisses suit against Grisham (access required)

Crackerjack lawyer-turned-novelist–a sole individual who lives by his not-insubstantial wits, a fellow who was first in his law school class but decided to strike out on his self-reliant own, a fellow who still has trouble fashioning a fleshed-out character but, ...

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VTLA Won't Back Code of Evidence (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor The Virginia evidence code being circulated by the Boyd-Graves Conference has run into opposition from the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. And the problem the VTLA has with the draft seemed to be one of the ...

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The Debate Over UPL #183 (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Council will have plenty opinions to consider when it convenes in Roanoke Oct. 17-18 to discuss whether lawyers are the only people qualified to close real estate loans. Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinion #183 declares real ...

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VSB Revises UPL #183 Draft (access required)

At press time last week, Virginia Lawyers Weekly received a revised version of UPL #183 from the Virginia State Bar. The revision, dated Sept. 24, seeks to address a number of concerns raised by opponents of the opinion. For example, ...

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Norfolk's Edmonds Resigns, Blasts Colleagues (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor A Norfolk Circuit judge who resigned during a Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission investigation says he did not step down because of the investigation, but because the circuit’s eight other judges were against him. Luther ...

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