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Taps for all-male VMI (access required)

More than 150 years of all-male tradition at the Virginia Military Institute came to an end last Wednesday as the U.S. Supreme Court held in a 7-1 opinion that the school must admit women or lose its state funding. VMI ...

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Conference lauds local bars (access required)

Eleven bar associations, located throughout Virginia, received Awards of Merit from the Virginia State Bar’s Conference of Local Bar Associations at the state bar’s annual meeting in Virginia Beach. The awards are given to local bars in the Commonwealth competing ...

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VLF awards $400K to legal service projects (access required)

At its Annual Meeting on June 21, The Virginia Law Foundation Board of Directors announced 23 grant awards totalling $382,434 to public service projects that provide legal services around the state. Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (Leesburg) $30,000 Provides legal representation ...

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A family affair (access required)

Petersburg attorney Dale W. Pittman, above center, received the Virginia State Bar’s 1996 Legal Aid Award at the Pro Bono & Legal Aid Luncheon during the VSB annual meeting. Pittman is general counsel at Southside Virginia Legal Services Inc. in ...

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UPL opinion re adjuster's advice on UM is yanked (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH – The Virginia State Bar’s Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee will reconsider a UPL opinion that would have prevented insurance adjusters from advising claimants about potential uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. Currently, adjusters can advise their policyholders about ...

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