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Pace to receive award from Hampden-Sydney

Roanoke lawyer G. Michael Pace Jr. has been selected to receive the Patrick Henry Award, given by the Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest at Hampden-Sydney College. Pace, a 1979 graduate of Hampden-Sydney, is being recognized for career ...

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Richmond lawyer Rod Mathews dies

Former Virginia State Bar President Roderick Bell Mathews died of cancer on Friday night at his home in Richmond. He was 71. The retired Troutman Sanders partner helped launch the World Justice Project in 2006 and was serving as its ...

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Navy vets fund raiser captured by feds

The elusive “Bobby Thompson,” who allegedly used that fictitious identity to run a fraudulent Navy veterans support group that collected millions in donations, has been captured in Oregon, authorities say. A news release from the U.S. Marshal Service said “Thompson,” ...

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VLW honored by VPW

Virginia Lawyers Weekly received three awards from the Virginia Press Women, including a first-place for news reporting, when the VPW announced the winners of its 2012 Communications Contest this past weekend. VLW Executive Editor Deborah Elkins gained a top honor ...

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Forever

Justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia, led by Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser (center), added mulch to the newly planted Forever Tree, a maple, in memory of Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. in Capitol Square. Funds for the ...

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