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Scenes from the VBA's Summer Meeting (access required)

July…the Homestead…ponies and golf…lots o’ lawyers…must be the VBA’s summer do… Moral and financial support. Attorney General Jim Gilmore greeted attendees of the black-tie banquet and thanked the VBA for its $1,000 donation to the cause of helping prevent church ...

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News in Brief for July 29, 1996 (access required)

Jones is confirmed for Western District After 16 years of waiting, Bristol attorney James P. Jones finally will get to be a federal judge. On July 18, the Senate confirmed Jones as a U.S. District Judge for the Western District. ...

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Review Granted (access required)

July 29, 1996 Review Granted identifies recent cases in which the Virginia Supreme Court has granted petitions for appeal. This feature appears in the last issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly each month. The information provided comes from the successful petition ...

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Fairfax now biggest and fastest circuit (access required)

The joint is jumpin’ in Fairfax. Not only is Fairfax Circuit Court the state’s busiest trial court, it is also the fastest, according to statistics compiled in the just-released 1995 State of the Judiciary Report. Fairfax’s case-tracking system, which includes ...

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VBA: $1K to burned churches (access required)

HOT SPRINGS – The Virginia Bar Association presented a $1,000 donation to the special fund established by Attorney General James S. Gilmore III to help rebuild and restore houses of worship that have been burned or vandalized throughout the state. ...

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News in Brief for July 22, 1996 (access required)

Group offers $25K to tobacco whistleblowers WASHINGTON – An anti-smoking group is trying a radical tactic to increase pressure on embattled tobacco executives: It’s offering $25,000 to anyone who provides information leading to convictions for “cigarette-related felonies.” The Justice Department ...

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