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More Pretrials On Experts Likely (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court opinion in Tittsworth may serve as a lever to get more pretrial hearings on experts in state court, according to C. James Williams III, the Richmond lawyer who tried the case for the defense. Such hearings ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

Alexandria lawyer George J. Shapiro has received a public reprimand with terms from the Fourth District–Section Two Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar. The subcommittee’s determination stated that Shapiro received the reprimand for problems with his trust account: He had ...

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NRA lawyer criticizes judge over gun permits (access required)

TAZEWELL–A National Rifle Association lawyer is challenging a Virginia judge’s requirement that applicants for concealed weapons permits get a mental evaluation. Stefan Tahmassebi, an NRA attorney based in Fairfax, said that Tazewell County Circuit Judge Don Mullins’ policy goes against ...

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Banks Could Close Their Own Loans (access required)

Even if conducting a real estate settlement is the practice of law, banks and consumers could still represent themselves in a closing, according to a report issued by the Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law. ...

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