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Lawyer dodges divorce scam

A Roanoke lawyer managed to avoid trouble recently when he spotted some questionable details in divorce papers sent by a would-be client. The incident is the latest in email-based scams targeting lawyers in Virginia. Many turn out to involve counterfeit ...

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Law firm had high head-count for fees

A copyright case against a design firm was over-lawyered, at least in terms of the fees requested, an Alexandria federal judge suggested earlier this month. The court recognized that the case likely had been brought in order to win a ...

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Roanoke Valley lawyers split on judge choice

Bar associations in the Roanoke Valley are of two minds about who should replace retired Circuit Judge Clifford R. Weckstein. The Roanoke Bar Association endorsed General District Judge J. Christopher Clemens for the position Nov. 10. The Salem/Roanoke County Bar ...

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Goluboff named UVa law dean

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A legal historian specializing in civil rights has been selected as the 12th dean and the first woman to lead the law school at the University of Virginia. Risa L. Goluboff’s appointment, which is effective July 1, was ...

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