As Rachel reflects back on the various instances during her legal career in which she’s experienced sexual harassment, she notices a theme. There was the law professor who made inappropriate comments to female students. The night, while she was still ...Read More »
Virginia needs 28 more trial court judges than it currently funds, a caseload study shows. The study, performed at the behest of the General Assembly, says there is a current need for a total of 435 judges in Virginia courthouses. ...Read More »
The iPhone celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year. In 2017, a decade after its release, it’s still the most popular smartphone with lawyers according to the recently released American Bar Association’s 2017 Legal Technology Survey Report. Of the lawyers surveyed, ...Read More »
A Virginia State Bar committee has backed away from a proposed ethical duty for prosecutors not to present defendants with a “needle-in-a-haystack” search for exculpatory evidence. The VSB Standing Committee on Legal Ethics withdrew proposed Legal Ethics Opinion 1888 in ...
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The former foster parents of a 3-year-old girl have standing to seek custody, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The couple took in the girl when she was 6 months old and nursed her through difficult health challenges, including ...Read More »
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Four months after Heather Heyer was killed at a protest spawned by a white nationalist rally in this city, her mother still weeps. In the offices of the Miller Law Group where Heyer worked as a paralegal, Susan ...Read More »
Stories about cybersecurity and data breaches, like the one involving Equifax, have dominated the news this year. While large-scale incidents at national companies get the most press, all businesses are at risk. Small and medium-size businesses are hit by nearly ...Read More »
The state retirement plan for Virginia judges offers little incentive for successful lawyers to give up their practice to join the bench, the Supreme Court confirms. In a letter to legislators, Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons said any retirement benefit ...Read More »
Ending weeks of confusion among judges about whether they had the option to allow many marijuana-possession defendants to avoid driver’s license suspensions, Virginia officials have announced that a 2017 legislative reform package is now in effect. Legislators sought to eliminate ...
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A Newport News lawyer has lost his law license for three years after judges concluded he improperly spent most of his client’s share of a personal injury settlement. Charged with misconduct, lawyer Fred W. Young took the case to a ...Read More »