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Assembly oversight group targets VSB discipline (access required)

The Virginia State Bar, which last year battled a budget freeze and this year gave up mandatory IOLTA, faces more scrutiny from the legislature. While it was IOLTA and other programs that drew the legislature’s attention in the past, lawmakers ...

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Orange Co. gives victory to DUI double jeopardy (access required)

An Orange County General District judge has issued the first written opinion granting dismissals based on double jeopardy in DUI cases. General District Judge W. A. Talley Jr. accepted a defense that has been argued in cases throughout Virginia. So ...

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The DUI double-jeopardy defense across the state (access required)

The administrative suspension statute has prompted a flurry of legal activity around the state. Here are some highlights of legal developments during the past two months involving challenges to the license suspension law: * In Botetourt County, where three double ...

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News Analysis: Back and forth and back and forth over Lockhart (access required)

The ping-pong match over a bill establishing the rights of fired workers is back with Gov. George F. Allen. Senate Bill 1025 would allow workers for companies with six to 15 employees to sue in state court for wrongful discharge ...

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NOVA LAW: Lawyer scolded for drawing on debtor's retainer (access required)

A Northern Virginia bankruptcy lawyer earned a slap on the wrist for drawing on a client’s retainer without permission from the bankruptcy court. The lawyer blamed the transgression on confusion over his new firm’s billing practices. An Alexandria bankruptcy court ...

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NOVA LAW: The tell-tale carton: Ice cream haunts defendant (access required)

While shopping, you pick up a carton of ice cream, then decide not to buy it and put it back. A robber comes in later, picks up the same carton, then leaves it on the counter as he flees with ...

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NOVA LAW: Law firms seek potential business on Internet (access required)

Although marketing remains anathema to some lawyers, others are searching for innovative ways to reach potential clients. Some in the latter group are using one of today’s most-talked-about communications media: the Internet. To use the Internet, law firms post a ...

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NOVA LAW: Hispanic Bar organizes in Arlington (access required)

In Northern Virginia, attorneys are starting a new specialty bar: the Hispanic Bar Association of the Commonwealth of Virginia Inc. Although Hispanic attorneys had talked about forming the bar association in the past, legislative activity involving Hispanics spurred the group ...

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News in Brief for April 17, 1995 (access required)

Lawyer a minute late but a mile off An article in last week’s Virginia Lawyers Weekly on tardy attorneys prompted Richmond lawyer Keith Barker to call with his own story about lawyers missing critical deadlines. Barker got a verdict against ...

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Spanish interpreters to be available soon (access required)

Virginia judges soon may be able to choose interpreters who are certified in Spanish, under a proposal approved by the Judicial Council last week. When completed, the program would provide judges with a list of interpreters who are qualified to ...

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