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Padrick elected to third term on circuit bench (access required)

Virginia Beach Circuit Judge H. Thomas Padrick Jr. finally won re-election by the General Assembly Tuesday after his nomination struggled to get approval from the legislature’s courts committees. Padrick had to overcome opposition from a child victim advocacy group whose ...

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Bar groups to consider judgeship candidates

With the announced retirement of U.S. District Judge Samuel G. Wilson of Roanoke, Virginia bar groups are preparing to evaluate candidates for the opening. U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have asked the Virginia State Bar and other statewide ...

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Former circuit judge joins Regent law faculty

Former Virginia Beach Circuit Judge Patricia L. West is joining the faculty at the Regent University law school, the school announced Monday. West most recently has served as chief deputy attorney general of Virginia under former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. ...

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