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A canine therapy project


The inspiration for Cabell Youell came years ago with an unusual proposition. As an attorney with experience at law firms in Richmond and Roanoke, Youell was familiar with civil litigation and also with programs that helped prisoners work through their ...

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Panel will monitor, tweak judge evaluation program (access required)


ROANOKE – Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons has named a 14-member panel to recommend improvements for the newly revived Judicial Performance Evaluation program. The program could be expanded to include evaluation of the state’s appellate judges, according to ...

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Lawyering up over Sweet Briar (access required)

Sweet Briar's Benedict Hall

Lawyers last week sought common ground on the future of Virginia’s Sweet Briar College even while the case file grew in a legal dispute that is now at the Supreme Court of Virginia. The school became the focus of a ...

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Court: Reservation of support not justified (access required)


A trial judge who described an adulterous wife’s conduct as “beyond reprehensible” failed to justify awarding her a reservation of spousal support, the Court of Appeals said when it reversed that decision May 5. Granting a divorce on the ground ...

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