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State judge will not have to testify in federal trial (access required)

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An Abingdon federal judge has denied a prosecution bid to force a sitting Virginia judge to testify against his wife in a federal corruption trial. The decision means Bristol Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Kurt J. Pomrenke will not have ...

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Save yourself some computer time: Take a shortcut (access required)

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Looking for a few shortcuts in programs you use all the time? You’re not alone. From desktop-support staff to in-trial technology-support specialists, lawyers are turning more and more to their counterparts in the IT department for guidance on everything from ...

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Roush, Alston interview for high court seat (access required)

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A Virginia legislative committee has certified both Justice Jane Marum Roush and Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. as qualified candidates for a vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia. On Jan. 27, the Virginia House Courts of Justice Committee conducted ...

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Boating accident leads to spoliation dispute over screws (access required)

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A screw-up over a screw that may have been used in a boat’s gear shift mechanism threatened to complicate a trial over liability for a 2011 boating accident. A Norfolk judge denied defense motions to dismiss a $30-million lawsuit based ...

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Associates need to know when – and how – to say no (access required)

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If you are a new associate at a medium or large law firm, it is not uncommon to sacrifice time with your friends and family in favor of working with multiple superiors for extended hours into the evening or even ...

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Petition claims Huguely jury used unauthorized dictionary (access required)

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The Charlottesville jury that convicted a former University of Virginia student in the death of his ex-girlfriend improperly used a dictionary to look up the definition of a crucial legal term, a new court filing claims. The jury’s alleged use ...

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