A Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board panel has rejected the bar’s bid to suspend a Virginia lawyer’s license based on a suspension imposed by a federal judge. The May 17 action – on a 3-2 vote – appears to conflict ...Read More »
Later this month the Virginia State Bar Council almost certainly will vote to give the VSB’s Diversity Conference a seat on its governing body, the Executive Committee. The DC took care of some housekeeping amendments requested at the February meeting, ...
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FREDERICKSBURG (AP) A judge on May 28 appointed a Fredericksburg attorney to determine the value of the 38 acres where former Gov. Doug Wilder wants to build the National Slavery Museum. Fredericksburg Circuit Judge Gordon Willis appointed Kevin Jones as ...Read More »
(AP) Virginia’s law prohibiting out-of-state residents from circulating petitions for third-party presidential candidates is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled May 29. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld U.S. District ...Read More »
Everyone knows what an “accident” is – until a court decision hinges on the meaning of the word, at which point it becomes as enigmatic as a Rorschach test. Indeed, the question of whether drunken-driving deaths are “accidental” for purposes ...Read More »
The debate over proposed rule changes to open up criminal discovery has officially moved to the Supreme Court of Virginia. The court has asked for comments on suggested amendments offered by a Virginia State Bar task force, including a requirement ...Read More »
A recent recommendation from the National Traffic Safety Board is drawing the ire of DUI attorneys. The NTSB’s report, “Reaching Zero: Actions to Eliminate Alcohol-Impaired Driving,” made several suggestions about improving the safety of the country’s roads. Included in the ...Read More »
With a more widely distributed workforce – projects and litigation may involve in-house employees, consultants, contractors, and teleworkers — the need for online collaboration has never been greater. Fortunately, there are plenty of choices on the market to meet the ...
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The online world is simply an extension of the offline world. So it’s no surprise that people’s behavior on social media sites can result in criminal charges. But the complexity of the relationships and privacy settings on different social media ...Read More »