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Roanoke Bar honors two

The Roanoke Bar Association recognized two attorneys at the organization’s annual Law Day Celebration May 2. S. D. Roberts Moore was presented with the 2016 Frank W. “Bo” Rogers Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was established to recognize an ...

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VSB Council members selected

Lawyers in five regions have elected representatives to the Virginia State Bar Council, the 81- member governing body of the VSB. The names of election winners were announced Monday by Karen Gould, VSB executive director. They are: 16th Circuit (1 ...

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Prosecutor will not charge officers in stun gun case

HALIFAX (AP) Virginia prosecutors defended a decision Tuesday not to bring charges against police officers who used stun guns multiple times on a black man before his death, saying that although the officers may have acted inappropriately they don’t think they ...

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Sister: No charges against police in stun gun case

(AP) A Virginia prosecutor has decided not to bring charges against officers who used stun guns repeatedly on a black man before his 2013 death, the man’s sister and her attorney said Monday. Halifax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin said ...

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GOP lawmakers to sue over felons’ voting rights

(AP) Republican lawmakers in Virginia will file a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s decision to allow more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in November, GOP leaders said Monday. Republicans argue the governor has overstepped his constitutional authority with ...

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Inmate video was not saved

(AP) An attorney representing the family of a mentally ill inmate who died at a Virginia jail is criticizing officials’ decision not to save video footage captured outside the man’s cell in the days leading up to his death. Lt. ...

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William & Mary student receives pro bono award

Lieutenant Kaylee R. Gum, a third-year student at the College of William & Mary law school, is the recipient of the Virginia State Bar’s 2016 Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award. While a student at W&M, Gum has ...

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Sandoval-Moshenberg receives bar honors

Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg, legal director of Northern Virginia’s Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Center, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Virginia Legal Aid Award by the Virginia State Bar’s Access to Legal Services Committee. Sandoval-Moshenberg specializes in ...

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