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Experts for the indigent: yes and no (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in two separate cases that an indigent defendant was not entitled to a court-appointed expert witness. Even though these two defendants failed to get appointed experts, the two opinions establish for the first time ...

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News in Brief for Sept. 23, 1996 (access required)

Arlington bar foundation makes local grants The Arlington County Bar Foundation recently awarded a total of $6,750 in grants to Arlington high schools and other community groups. The foundation awarded $250 each to five high schools to help defray the ...

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Metro sued under ADA (access required)

WASHINGTON – Eleven advocacy groups for the blind have filed a federal lawsuit to force the city’s subway system to install raised warning strips on rail platform edges. The groups, which include the American Council of the Blind and the ...

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Ethics: A duty to inform clients about ADR? (access required)

Guest Column by D. Alan Rudlin Alternative dispute resolution has unquestionably evolved into much more than an “alternative” to litigation. Embraced and implemented by the courts, by corporate counsel and increasingly by law firms, ADR has become a well established, ...

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News in Brief for Sept. 16, 1996 (access required)

JIRC names Judge Kent as new counsel The Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission last Wednesday announced the appointment of Donald H. Kent as counsel to the commission. He succeeds Reno S. Harp III, who is retiring after serving the commission ...

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Trigon conversion will affect VSB (access required)

by Baker McClanahan, News Editor Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield is close to converting from a mutual company to a stock corporation. Its policyholders voted overwhelmingly for the conversion Sept. 6, and the State Corporation Commission began hearings last week ...

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