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Closing by non-lawyer is UPL (access required)

A non-lawyer settlement agent who conducts a real estate closing is engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, according to a draft Virginia State Bar UPL opinion obtained by Virginia Lawyers Weekly at press time last week. The draft of ...

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McClanahan joins VLW (access required)

Baker McClanahan has joined Virginia Lawyers Weekly as news editor. McClanahan is a 1992 graduate of the Washington & Lee University School of Law, where he was a staff writer for the law review and a contributor to the student ...

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Creditor trips over uniform act (access required)

A creditor gets a big judgment against a debtor in federal court. Since state court enforcement procedures are easier to use than the federal mechanisms, he runs to a nearby Circuit Court and gets the judgment docketed. The clerk issues ...

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