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Getting your jury on board

It’s no secret that jury trials are on the wane. Last year, Virginia trial judges swore in 732 juries in civil cases, down from 764 in 2012. If you’re a trial judge greeting a new venire, or a trial lawyer ...

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U.S. Magistrate Judge Jones to retire

Alexandria U.S. Magistrate Judge T. Rawles Jones Jr. will retire Feb. 28, according to the court. Jones, 66, was an Alexandria lawyer for 20 years before his appointment as a magistrate judge in 1994. A native of Suffolk, he served ...

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Prosecutor seeks early drone use

Even though Virginia law bars nearly all law enforcement use of unmanned aircraft until July of next year, the Wise County Commonwealth’s Attorney is eager to get started. Ronald K. Elkins claims the wording of the law should allow limited ...

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