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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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News in Brief for Sept. 30, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Action Clarence F. Stanback Jr., an Arlington lawyer and member of the Virginia State Bar Council, has had his Virginia law license suspended, effective Sept. 19. According to the order of the VSB Disciplinary Board, Stanback was disbarred ...

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Experts for the indigent: yes and no (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in two separate cases that an indigent defendant was not entitled to a court-appointed expert witness. Even though these two defendants failed to get appointed experts, the two opinions establish for the first time ...

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News in Brief for Sept. 23, 1996 (access required)

Arlington bar foundation makes local grants The Arlington County Bar Foundation recently awarded a total of $6,750 in grants to Arlington high schools and other community groups. The foundation awarded $250 each to five high schools to help defray the ...

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