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VSB tackles criminal discovery yet again (access required)

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A Virginia State Bar task force has been named to revisit the battle-scarred subject of criminal discovery reform in Virginia. VSB president Michael W. Robinson has appointed a 13-member panel with Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Robert J. Humphreys as ...

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‘Crisis’ in bankruptcy judgeships looms (access required)

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The Judicial Conference of the United States is asking Congress to create four new bankruptcy judgeships across the country and to make 14 temporary seats permanent. Failure to do so will result in a “debilitating workload crisis,” warns James C. ...

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Building business, relationships on the links (access required)

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Is business still happening on the golf course today? Overwhelmingly, the answer is yes. Craig Smith, who has more than 35 years’ experience in sales in New Jersey and the tri-state area, has been an avid golfer for 25 years. ...

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Low lawyer fee was ‘abuse of discretion’ (access required)

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When a winning party seeks attorney’s fees under a fee-shifting provision, a modest damage award will not necessarily cap the amount of fees awarded, according to an April 13 decision by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The Supreme Court said ...

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Avvo in Virginia (access required)

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Lawyers who sign up for the newly launched Avvo Legal Services program risk violation of at least two Virginia legal ethics rules, according to a proposed legal ethics opinion up for comment at the Virginia State Bar. Avvo officials don’t ...

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Justices offer few answers for vexed trial lawyers (access required)

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – A Virginia Supreme Court panel offered only marginal comfort last month for frustrated trial lawyers hoping to reverse a trend of unfavorable rulings in product liability cases. At the annual convention of the Virginia Trial ...

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