(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. ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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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Lelia Baum Hopper, director of the Court Improvement Project at the administrative office of the Supreme Court of Virginia, died this week, the court’s executive secretary reported. Ms. Hopper headed the CIP from its inception in 1995 until this year, ...Read More »
ALEXANDRIA (AP) Former cable news pundit Wayne Simmons admits he’s a fraud. And he admits he’s a felon. But despite all evidence to the contrary, he remains adamant that he was a CIA man. Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Maryland, struck ...Read More »
On April 25, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked the license to practice law of G. Walter Bressler of Bristol based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. In consenting to the revocation, Bressler acknowledged that the charges against ...
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The numbers continue to drop for would-be Virginia lawyers taking the February bar exam. The two-day February exam — a small-scale alternative to the more heavily attended bar examination in July — has seen a steady decline in the number ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to take up a lower court’s ruling that state legislators were in contempt of court for failing to disclose emails related to the 2011 remapping of the state’s Senate districts. The court on ...Read More »
(AP) Sen. Ted Cruz’s former campaign co-chairman in Virginia has traveled to Syria and promised support for the government of President Bashar Assad, who U.S. officials have repeatedly said has lost the legitimacy to rule the war-torn country. Virginia state ...Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court could make it tougher for the government to crack down on public corruption, signaling Wednesday that it may overturn former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s federal bribery conviction. Justices across the ideological spectrum expressed concerns during arguments ...Read More »