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Born to judge: Koontz heads to the high court (access required)

When the Virginia Supreme Court convenes for its next session, a new face will appear among the black robes — that of Justice Lawrence L. Koontz Jr. How will this new justice affect the course of law in Virginia? Who ...

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The Legal Marketplace: Temp lawyers seeking acceptance from firms (access required)

A law firm that is swamped with work may hesitate to hire another lawyer for fear that business may slacken in a month or two. A new solution is emerging across Virginia: the temporary lawyer. A temporary lawyer works under ...

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Hill's life celebrated (access required)

Richmond lawyer Oliver W. Hill stands as one of the giants of the struggle for civil rights in America. His role in that struggle has been celebrated in “Approaching An Horizon,” a film produced by the Old Dominion Bar Association. ...

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Couple wrote the book on Virginia courthouses (access required)

From the spring of 1992 to the spring of 1994, attorney John O. Peters appeared at courts all over Virginia. But he did not carry with him the traditional briefcase and dreams of winning a precedent-setting case. Instead, he toted ...

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McCammon assembles mediation all-stars (access required)

If there is a recipe for success in the mediation business, a firm that opened its doors for business today in Richmond may have found it. The McCammon Mediation Group Ltd. has assembled the right ingredients with a cast of ...

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NOVA LAW: Fairfax DUI practice becomes a game of chance (access required)

In a large jurisdiction with many judges, lawyers are always entering a crapshoot when they step into a courtroom. The “right” judge can make your case or cripple it. In Fairfax, Virginia’s largest General District Court, this form of lottery ...

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Judge chafes at support formula, but follows it (access required)

Loudoun County Circuit Judge James H. Chamblin changed his ruling in a different child-support case reported this week, Furey v. Casamento (VLW 095-8-205). But in this second case, the judge did not like having to change the holding and was ...

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Attorney's fee clause not a "blank check" (access required)

A Stafford County Circuit judge has a message for lawyers who handle contract claims: Don’t look at an attorney’s fees clause as a license to litigate at will. In a dispute over a defective parking lot, the judge found for ...

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Charges of child abuse get legislative scrutiny (access required)

Child-abuse allegations often surface during acrimonious divorces and fierce custody battles. Unfortunately, false allegations can inflict as much damage as true ones. A group of state legislators, more than half of them from Northern Virginia, have begun looking for a ...

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News in Brief for June 12, 1995 (access required)

Cochrans honored as Outstanding Virginians Former Virginia Supreme Court Justice George M. Cochran and his wife, Lee Stuart Cochran, were honored last month with the 1995 Outstanding Virginian Award. The award, established by the General Assembly in 1983, honors a ...

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