Quantcast
Home / News in Brief (page 300) /

News in Brief

Pro bono plus free CLE

The Greater Richmond Bar Foundation is just one of the Richmond-area groups that has developed programs to celebrate National Pro Bono Week, from Oct. 24 through Oct. 30, that show lawyers how to lend a hand. Even if you’ve already ...

Read More »

Photos from Leaders in the Law

Virginia Lawyers Weekly held its fifth annual Leaders in the Law reception and awards ceremony on Oct. 21, 2010. Click here to see a slideshow of photos from the event. If you attended the reception and have photos you would ...

Read More »

Facing a criminal trial, contractor settles claims

When a general contractor failed to pay subcontractors on a retail construction project, the Stafford County Commonwealth’s Attorney brought the contractor up on criminal fraud charges. Facing an imminent jury trial, the contractor now has agreed to pay out a ...

Read More »

Scalia to speak at UR

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the University of Richmond’s Orator-in-Residence this year, will speak at the Jepson Alumni Center at noon on Nov. 19. His topic will be “Do Words Matter?” and he will sign copies of a book ...

Read More »

Arrest of family leads to $72-million lawsuit

An officer who stopped a man for speeding ended up wrongfully arresting and jailing the man’s entire family, mostly for obstruction of justice, according to a lawsuit targeting the police in Saltville. The lawsuit filed by Larry Jackson describes an ...

Read More »

Do you speak “textish”?

When it comes to representing a diverse clientele, cultural differences and styles of communication come into play. Richmond lawyer Charles M. Allen has a good handle on what it takes to represent a range of clients. Allen started out doing ...

Read More »

Former Floyd prosecutor reprimanded

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has imposed a public reprimand with terms on former Floyd County Commonwealth’s Attorney Gordon Earl Hannett Jr. The reprimand stemmed from the removal and destruction of three computer hard drives in the prosecutor’s office ...

Read More »

Hudson hears Obamacare arguments

Lawyers for the commonwealth and the federal government took two different views of the so-called individual mandate in argument today over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, perhaps better known as Obamacare. Virginia Solicitor General E. ...

Read More »

Another Conrad case revived despite apparent settlement

Loudoun County Circuit Judge Thomas Horne will allow a plaintiff to pursue his auto accident case despite the earlier “settlement” of the claim by a dishonest lawyer acting without the client’s authority. Woodbridge lawyer Stephen Conrad, now disbarred and imprisoned, ...

Read More »