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Debate will cap VBA meeting (access required)

Candidates for Virginia governor Ralph S. Northam and Edward W. “Ed” Gillespie will appear in a 90-minute debate during the Virginia Bar Association’s 2017 Summer Meeting. The free, public event starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Omni ...

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Inmate lawsuit claims his hepatitis wasn’t properly treated

(AP)  An inmate has sued the Virginia Department of Corrections claiming that it has failed to properly treat his hepatitis C. Terry Riggleman filed the lawsuit with the help of legal advocacy groups on June 26 in state court, the ...

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Holt is president of Roanoke Bar Association (access required)

Roanoke attorney Kevin Walker Holt is the new president of the Roanoke Bar Association. He took office at the RBA annual meeting June 13. The RBA named J. Lee E. Osborne as president-elect. Holt, a partner at Gentry Locke in ...

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Disbarred lawyer seeks reinstatement (access required)

A former Virginia lawyer convicted of embezzling from her church nearly eight years ago is hoping to rejoin the bar. Anne Marston Lynch Wilber, formerly Anne Marston Lynch, is petitioning for reinstatement to the Virginia State Bar, where the Disciplinary ...

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Consumer lawyers target internet lenders (access required)

A coalition of Virginia consumer lawyers is going after internet lenders they claim violate credit laws. The Virginia Poverty Law Center, working with the law firms of Kelly & Crandall and Consumer Litigation Associates, has filed six lawsuits against internet lenders in the past ...

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4th Circuit’s Judge Davis to receive ABA award (access required)

Retiring Judge Andre M. Davis of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the recipient of the 2017 John Marshall Award, presented by the American Bar Association Judicial Division and the Standing Committee on the American Judicial System. A ...

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Virginia executes Morva for killing 2 men during escape

JARRATT (AP) A Virginia man who killed a hospital security guard and a sheriff’s deputy after escaping from custody in 2006 was executed after an unsuccessful campaign to spare the inmate’s life over concerns about his mental health. William Morva, ...

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Virginia governor declines to spare man awaiting execution

(AP) Virginia’s Democratic governor said Thursday that he won’t the spare the life of an inmate whose lawyers say he was under the influence of delusions when he killed two men during an escape in 2006. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said ...

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More legal clinics planned for veterans

A series of legal clinics for veterans continues in Virginia, some associated with government agencies and at least one sponsored by a law firm. Attorney General Mark R. Herring has held a number of such clinics in conjunction with the Virginia State ...

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Virginia set to execute man under more secretive protocol

(AP) When Virginia carries out its next execution, more of the process will be shrouded in secrecy. Virginia is scheduled to give a lethal injection to 35-year-old William Morva on Thursday for the 2006 killings of a hospital security guard ...

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