It’s a daily occurrence for family lawyers. The client wants a divorce, the lawyer has prepared the pleadings, and it’s time to get the official papers delivered to the opposing party. The local sheriff’s office can do the job – ...Read More »
Just settling into the witness preparation session, your client nervously asks: “What if they ask about preparation?” It’s a frequent question — and concern — from witnesses. Contained within it are all the common stereotypes about dishonest lawyers improperly “coaching” ...
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A confidential list of donors leaked by the IRS may have been a fund-raising bonanza for the National Organization for Marriage Inc., once the list showed up on the Huffington Post. The Internal Revenue Service is trying to turn that ...Read More »
Even with funding in the 2014 budget, Virginia’s Judicial Performance Evaluation program is unlikely to cover judges up for review in the 2015 legislative cycle, court administrators said June 6 in a meeting of the Judicial Council. The JPE, and ...Read More »
Guy Gugliotta was “absolutely amazed and extremely upset” when he was told he no longer owned the two Sandbridge lots he wanted to sell last year. A real estate agent said Gugliotta himself had sold the properties the year before. ...Read More »
A former deputy in the office of the Clerk of the Albemarle County Circuit Court has been charged with stealing nearly $14,000 over five years by pocketing cash from court fees paid by patrons. The charges come at a difficult ...Read More »
Following a 4-to-1 defeat in its effort to suspend a bankruptcy lawyer based on a similar sanction by a federal court, the Virginia State Bar is considering a rewrite of the rules for reciprocal discipline. The VSB Disciplinary Board in ...Read More »