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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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Rigsby slams UPL 183 (access required)

The Virginia State Bar UPL opinion that would declare a real estate closing to be the practice of law has run into an unexpected opponent: The VSB’s head lawyer, Bar Counsel Michael L. Rigsby. An attempt by the bar to ...

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Juror can be struck for wealth (access required)

A black rape defendant can strike a prominent white business executive from a jury because his lawyer thought the businessman could not “relate to a person of the defendant’s standing,” the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The defense lawyer’s ...

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