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VTLA Won't Back Code of Evidence (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor The Virginia evidence code being circulated by the Boyd-Graves Conference has run into opposition from the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. And the problem the VTLA has with the draft seemed to be one of the ...

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The Debate Over UPL #183 (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Council will have plenty opinions to consider when it convenes in Roanoke Oct. 17-18 to discuss whether lawyers are the only people qualified to close real estate loans. Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinion #183 declares real ...

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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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News in Brief for Sept. 30, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Action Clarence F. Stanback Jr., an Arlington lawyer and member of the Virginia State Bar Council, has had his Virginia law license suspended, effective Sept. 19. According to the order of the VSB Disciplinary Board, Stanback was disbarred ...

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