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Elder Law: Friend of elder can't transfer funds from joint account (access required)

Elderly people often create joint bank accounts with their friends or family members to help them manage their affairs. But what rights do the friends or family members have in these joint accounts? The answer was unclear in the commonwealth ...

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News in Brief for March 25, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions Virginia Beach attorney Barry L. Jenkins voluntarily has petitioned the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board to surrender his license to practice law. The Board accepted the petition and entered an order March 14 revoking Jenkins’ license. Disciplinary ...

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Review Granted for March 1996 (access required)

Review Granted provides a brief synopsis of 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 ...

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'96 General Assembly (access required)

A lawyer who is the target of a disciplinary complaint brought by a client cannot retaliate with a civil lawsuit, following adoption of a new law by the General Assembly. Complaints against lawyers will enjoy limited immunity under House Bill ...

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Lawyers Weekly Web site named among best on Internet (access required)

BOSTON — Lawyers Weekly’s Web site is one of the best on the ‘Net, according to a service that highlights the top sites on the Internet. Point, a national Web-site rating service, named Lawyers Weekly’s Web site to its list ...

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NOVA Law–Manual labor: Fairfax revises how-to tome (access required)

FAIRFAX — 1995 was a banner year for Fairfax Circuit Court. 22,711 cases filed — 14,000 civil, 8,000 criminal. More than 15,000 bankruptcy judgments set down. 173,000 land records processed. No wonder the court needs a manual to keep organized. ...

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NOVA Law–Dad's visitation cut short by sons' sports (access required)

A father’s visitation with his sons should be altered to fit the boys’ baseball and soccer schedules, a Fairfax Circuit judge has ruled. The father, who had been seeing the boys every other week, instead got them one long weekend ...

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NOVA Law–Reno urges pro bono by government lawyers (access required)

WASHINGTON–Lawyers who may feel burdened by their pro bono obligation will be getting help from a surprising new source: the U.S. Department of Justice. The Department’s new initiative will “encourage pro bono and other volunteer legal services by government attorneys, ...

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News in Brief for March 18, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has suspended the law license of Williamsburg attorney Paul L. Wilson effective March 7. The board will hold an expedited hearing on March 22. The petition by the VSB Counsel alleged ...

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Forgetful eyewitness 'unavailable' at trial (access required)

A murder eyewitness was deemed “unavailable” at trial when he said on the stand that he could not remember anything about the murder, the Court of Appeals has ruled in a case of first impression. Since the eyewitness was unavailable, ...

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