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Scenes from the Boyd-Graves conference (access required)

Despite two studies since 1990 on Virginia’s appellate jurisdiction, the 1995 Boyd-Graves Conference recommended a new legislative study of appellate capacity. In 1990, a legislative subcommittee basically endorsed the status quo, with primary civil appellate jurisdiction remaining in the Virginia ...

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What's left after Tench (access required)

The double jeopardy defense is only one of several spawned by this year’s revisions to DUI law. Other defenses may continued to be argued, defense attorneys said. The most widely mentioned alternative argument is based on collateral estoppel. Under this ...

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VSB won't foot bill for legal aid (access required)

But bar will help lobby HOT SPRINGS–The Virginia State Bar will back efforts to increase state funding for legal aid programs, but it will not directly fund the programs itself. The VSB Council voted Oct. 20 to line up with ...

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Editor's Notebook: Named partners (access required)

The Virginia Board of Bar Examiners just released the list of the 870 candidates who passed the July bar examination; these happy and relieved people will become real lawyers today at an admission ceremony to be held in Richmond. The ...

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News in Brief for 10/30/95 (access required)

Fired store detective wins judgment A federal jury awarded $130,000 to a Wal-Mart detective who sued the store after being fired amid accusations that she stole thousands of dollars. Valerie L. Vaughan had said she was fired because she is ...

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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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