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Judge's Late Order Sinks Man's Appeal (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor After a hearing on an ex-wife’s petition, a juvenile & domestic relations judge orders an increase in a man’s child support obligation. The husband moves for a new trial. The judge sets a hearing for ...

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A Christmas Brief (access required)

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the firm, Not a creature was stirring, except for McWorm. He sat at his desk, consumed by deep grief– The source of his problems? A 50-page brief! The law books were stacked ...

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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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