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Jim Roberts to retire

Prominent Richmond lawyer James C. Roberts has announced he will retire at the end of the year, ending a career noted for his skillful defense of corporations and politicians and his leadership in the bar. Roberts, 79, is a partner ...

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Lawyers on a two-track system at some firms

One sign of the times is a new class of lawyers at some large law firms – with fewer hours, lower pay and no chance of making partner. As The New York Times reports, it’s a viable option for many ...

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Disbarred Henrico County lawyer indicted for embezzlement

A former attorney who surrendered her law license after she admitted she stole as much as $450,000 from the firm of Marks & Harrison has been indicted on eight felony embezzlement charges. Kyle Cornelia Leftwich was charged last week by ...

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NLRB charges illegal firing for Facebook posts

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint charging a New York nonprofit group with illegally terminating five employees who posted Facebook comments critical of the group, which provides social services to low-income clients. The online comments criticized working conditions at Hispanics ...

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Goddard named ‘Influential Woman of the Year’

Anne Lynam Goddard of ChildFund International was named the “Influential Woman of the Year” today at a gala luncheon in Richmond. Goddard and 46 other leaders were honored as the Class of 2011 in the “Influential Women of Virginia” awards ...

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Boucher joins Sidley in DC

Former Rep. Rick Boucher of Abingdon has joined Sidley Austin’s Washington office to lead the firm’s new government strategies practice group. The Democrat represented southwest Virginia’s 9th District in Congress for 28 years. He was defeated by Republican Morgan Griffith ...

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