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Northern Virginia attorney picks up Libertarian gubernatorial nomination (access required)

While Virginia Democratic and Republican Party voters still have to wait until the June 13 primaries to determine their candidates for November’s gubernatorial election, Libertarians across the commonwealth can get a jump start for Election Night. Northern Virginia attorney Cliff ...

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VSB seeks comment on CLE guidance

The Virginia State Bar is looking for comments on proposed changes to its guidance on requirements for written materials that must accompany continuing legal education programs. The proposed changes are intended to improve the timeliness and quality of written CLE ...

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July execution date set for death row inmate

(AP) A Virginia inmate convicted of killing two people during an escape in 2006 is scheduled to be executed July 6. A circuit court in Virginia’s Montgomery County on Tuesday granted the state’s request for that execution date for 35-year-old ...

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Albo to lobby part-time (access required)

Veteran Virginia Del. Dave Albo, R-Springfield, is joining Williams Mullen to divide his time between lobbying and practicing criminal and traffic law. Albo will join the government relations practice at Williams Mullen this fall, the law firm has announced. He ...

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Transgender teen argues case still relevant after graduation

(AP) Lawyers for a transgender teenager who sued the Gloucester County school board for the right to use the boys’ bathroom have filed a new brief arguing his case still is relevant even though he’s about to graduate from high school. ...

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Trump’s Muslim comments could haunt him in travel ban appeal

(AP) The first federal appeals court to hear a challenge to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban appeared unconvinced that it should ignore the Republican’s repeated promises on the campaign trail to bar Muslims from entering the country. An attorney ...

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Ex-prosecutor suspended for 2 years (access required)

A Northern Neck lawyer, hired last year as an assistant commonwealth’s attorney just as client problems were turning into bar complaints, has had his law license suspended for two years by the Virginia State Bar. The suspension for Nicholas “Nick” ...

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Bar Council election results posted (access required)

The Virginia State Bar has posted results of last month’s voting for posts on the VSB Bar Council. VSB members voted electronically between April 10 and April 28. The following persons have been newly elected or reelected to three-year terms ...

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Numbers drop for February bar exam (access required)

Only 361 candidates completed the February Virginia bar exam this year, a steep drop in applicants after a steady decline over four years. Last year, 458 candidates completed the February exam. Previous years saw 484, 547 and 564 attendees. Of ...

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Serial-killing suspect confesses to unsolved stabbing death

LEESBURG (AP) For eight years, Youdella Allen had no idea who stabbed and killed her husband, Jammie Lane, in their Leesburg home. Since 2010, she knew that a onetime neighbor, Elias Abuelazam, was a suspect. Abuelazam was charged with a ...

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