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VSB Revises UPL #183 Draft (access required)

At press time last week, Virginia Lawyers Weekly received a revised version of UPL #183 from the Virginia State Bar. The revision, dated Sept. 24, seeks to address a number of concerns raised by opponents of the opinion. For example, ...

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Norfolk's Edmonds Resigns, Blasts Colleagues (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor A Norfolk Circuit judge who resigned during a Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission investigation says he did not step down because of the investigation, but because the circuit’s eight other judges were against him. Luther ...

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The Debate Over UPL #183: PRO (access required)

Editor’s Note: The following two pages feature a selection of comments received by the Virginia State Bar on Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinion #183, which declares that real estate closings are the practice of law. The “pro” comments favor approval ...

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The Debat Over UPL # 183: CON (access required)

…Upon occasion, I work with relocation companies in the course of their selling properties. In these instances I function under a power of attorney on behalf of sellers at the actual closing. Many of these closings have been conducted by ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board will hold a public hearing to consider the petition of Stanley W. Preston Jr. to have his license to practice law in Virginia reinstated. The hearing will be held on Dec. 20 at the ...

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DC judge dismisses suit against Grisham (access required)

Crackerjack lawyer-turned-novelist–a sole individual who lives by his not-insubstantial wits, a fellow who was first in his law school class but decided to strike out on his self-reliant own, a fellow who still has trouble fashioning a fleshed-out character but, ...

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