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Richmond revs up docket (access required)

The Richmond Circuit Court hopes to cut months off the wait for a trial date with its new case-setting policy. The policy, which goes into effect June 1, specifies that any case set for trial at a docket call will ...

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News in Brief for April 1, 1996 (access required)

VSB Disciplinary Actions Chesterfield lawyer Francis A. Porter has received a public reprimand from the Third District Committee–Section III of the Virginia State Bar. The agreed-upon disposition issued by the committee cited a failure to communication with a client in ...

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Review Granted for March 1996 (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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Surprise! A race for VSB president (access required)

For the first time since 1989, two lawyers are running for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar. Charlottesville attorney Edward B. Lowry made his intentions known back in June, when he filed a nominating petition with the VSB. In a ...

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Bankruptcy crackdown can trap lawyers (access required)

A Roanoke bankruptcy lawyer has been fined for criminal contempt because of his clients’ misrepresentations on their bankruptcy schedules. A. Carter Magee Jr. pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of failing to supervise the filing of his client’s schedules. U.S. ...

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