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Hanover judge's reelection bid goes public (access required)

In an unusual move, legislators next month will call an open hearing on the reelection of Hanover Juvenile & Domestic Relations Judge Nina K. Peace. The forum will follow closed-door questioning by lawmakers earlier this month. Peace is one of ...

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Legal links abound on the World Wide Web (access required)

I have a confession to make: I’m not a lawyer. I haven’t even played one on T.V. So as a self-respecting journalist, when I needed to learn more about the law, I did a little research. In the days of ...

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News in Brief for 12/25/95 (access required)

Richmond man absolved of bystander shooting One would expect a lawyer testing a novel California legal theory in a criminal case to be the defense counsel. But the prosecution tried it before the Court of Appeals in a bystander case ...

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REVIEW GRANTED (access required)

Review Granted provides a brief synopsis of recent cases in which the Virginia Supreme Court has granted petitions for appeal. This feature appears in the last issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly each month. The information provided comes from the successful ...

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Proposed statewide uniform fee schedule for Commissioners of Accounts (access required)

Concern over the lack of uniform charges among the state’s Commisioners of Accounts led to the drafting of a uniform fee schedule. Currently, under the Virginia Code, Commissioner of Accounts fees are set by the circuit judges. “Consumers really should ...

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Car loan bypasses Chapter 13, qualifies as 'long-term debt' (access required)

A debtor can fully pay off his auto loan outside of his chapter 13 plan because the loan counts as a “long-term debt,” a bankruptcy judge in Alexandria has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. The judge found ...

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Giving a holiday gift to (not from) the heart (access required)

Editor’s Note: No, Lawyers Weekly has not turned into McCall’s — you won’t find any sweater patterns in the back of this issue. But we know that lawyers attend (and hold) as many holiday parties as anyone else, and we ...

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News in Brief for 12/18/95 (access required)

Clinton nominates Jones for federal bench President Clinton last week nominated Bristol lawyer James P. Jones to serve as a U.S. District judge in Virginia’s Western District. Jones, who was recommended by Sen. Charles S. Robb in August, would succeed ...

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Cut lawyers' dues, JLARC report urges (access required)

The Virginia State Bar may need to lower lawyers’ dues, according to a report released last week by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission. The dues reduction would help pare down a huge reserve that the VSB has built ...

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Lawyers sift through VSB programs, tab what's 'essential' (access required)

Regulatory activities are “essential” to the Virginia State Bar — sponsoring conferences and seminars less so, according to the lawyers surveyed by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission. In July, the JLARC sent a confidential, seven-page survey to a ...

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