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DUI double jeopardy appealed (access required)

Observers of the DUI double-jeopardy defense have been expecting the issue to be decided in Virginia’s appellate courts. Now the process has begun. At least one case is in the appellate system. The first written opinion on the defense from ...

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Getting personal: Voir dire expanded in Fairfax case (access required)

HOT SPRINGS–Virginia Circuit Court judges are known for keeping a firm grip on voir dire, but their hold may be slipping. Some courts are “getting more and more to the ‘California system’ of taking two or three days to pick ...

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Scenes from the annual Fairfax Bar meeting (access required)

HOT SPRINGS–The dogwoods may have lost their flowers in the eastern parts of Virginia, but in the mountains, those trees remain a cascade of white and pink. Enter the Fairfax Bar Association, rolling south for a weekend at the Homestead… ...

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News in Brief for May 22, 1995 (access required)

Carrico: Family Court will provide “family values” WILLIAMSBURG–Creation of a Family Court is one of the best ways the Virginia judiciary can promote “basic family values,” Chief Justice Harry L. Carrico said last week in his 1995 State of the ...

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Southwest Va. seeks law school, economic boost (access required)

Almost every lawyer in Southwest Virginia was trained somewhere else. The region has no law school. “Over the last century, western Virginia and the Appalachian Region have been one of the largest exporters of law students in the country,” said ...

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Buchanan courthouse reflects mountain life (access required)

GRUNDY–In the heart of Virginia’s coalfields stands a gray stone courthouse that, for 90 years, has witnessed the legal events, large and small, that have affected the residents of Buchanan County. Only one four-lane highway leads to the county seat ...

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U.Va. Law School kicks off new construction (access required)

A dozen illustrious lawyers and academicians resorted to digging dirt in their impeccable suits on May 6 at the University of Virginia School of Law. They have not given up their desk jobs for back-breaking labor; rather, they were participating ...

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News in Brief for May 15, 1995 (access required)

Supreme Court OKs IOLTA, JLARC rules The Supreme Court has given final approval to a rollback of the mandatory IOLTA program to opt-out status. The court’s approval was the last step in the rollback process that began with a compromise ...

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Lockhart bill is signed (access required)

The Lockhart case is alive, but not necessarily well, after Gov. George F. Allen signed a bill that allows wrongful discharge suits based on discrimination, but only against a limited range of employers. The signing ends a tug-of-war between Allen ...

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