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Albo: Lawyers should have right to withdraw for non-payment (access required)

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One lawyer-legislator says lawyers should have the right to cut off their services if a client fails to pay as agreed. Not all judges agree with the concept, but Del. David Albo, R-Springfield, says, “I’m sick of working for free.” ...

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False confessions: Lawyer attacks police interrogation, gains acquittal (access required)

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A Lynchburg jury has acquitted a jailor accused of hav­ing sex with an inmate despite the jail guard’s alleged confession during a police interrogation session. “The devil is always in the details,” observed the jailor’s lawyer, who said he poked ...

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‘Jackie’ says PTSD clouds memory of sex assault, aftermath

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CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The woman who claimed she was brutally gang raped in a story by Rolling Stone magazine that was later retracted said in a video played in court that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, which makes it difficult ...

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Hunton to close McLean office (access required)

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Hunton & Williams is moving a block of lawyers from its long-established Northern Virginia location to its office in Washington, with plans to close the McLean office next year. The firm plans to combine its McLean and Washington offices in ...

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Varky named VLW Leader of the Year

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A tireless advocate for victims of domestic and sexual violence, Richmond’s Susheela Varky has been named “Leader of the Year” by the 2016 class of Leaders in the Law. Varky has more than 20 years’ experience defending and protecting society’s ...

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Lawyer suspended five years, agrees to repay $100k (access required)

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An Eastern Shore lawyer accused of taking money from her ailing great-uncle has agreed to a five-year suspension coupled with a promise to repay $100,000 to the uncle’s estate. The agreement between the Virginia State Bar and attorney Shannon J. ...

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The real threats to your firm’s network explained (access required)

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Let’s look at some of the different types of attacks that can be direct­ed at your computer system. The conversation: A typical conversation between an email end user and the helpdesk might go some­thing like this: End user: Hi, I ...

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