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VTLA, APABA announce endorsements

Two more bar groups have announced their endorsements for two federal court vacancies. The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association found U.S. Magistrate Judge M. Hannah Lauck highly qualified for a U.S. District Court seat in Norfolk. The VTLA found Linda S. ...

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New managing partner coming at Troutman

The new year will bring a new management structure for Atlanta-based Troutman Sanders. Stepping aside as managing partner is longtime leader Bob Webb, who remains as Chairman. Stephen Lewis will take the reins as managing partner, heading a team of ...

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Air Force JAG chief gets top ABA post

Jack Rives, the recently retired Air Force judge advocate general, was named yesterday as the next executive director of the American Bar Association. Rives retired as the Air Force’s top legal officer of March 1 and will assume the ABA ...

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Turning a church into a court

While courts ponder the entanglements of church and state in both the Episcopal property dispute (now before the Supreme Court of Virginia) and a tax-supported church-apartment building in Arlington County (expected be considered by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Constitution does not assure ‘comfort’ with counsel

Senior U.S. District Judge Richard L. Willliams tried to do right by the defendant. Facing a firearm charge, defendant James Eugene Venable appeared in Richmond federal court to ask the judge to give him a new public defender, someone different ...

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Another endorsement for Urbanski

U.S. Magistrate Judge Mike Urbanski has picked up another endorsement in his bid to move up the judicial ladder at the federal courthouse. Urbanski Monday was recommended by the Salem/Roanoke County Bar Association for a seat on the U.S. District ...

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Allen & Allen to honor 100 Hometown Heroes

The Richmond-based personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen will celebrate its 100th anniversary by awarding 100 ‘Hometown Heroes.’ The firm is now seeking nominations for people who made a difference in their communities and in the ...

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Sleepover liability case settles for $1.75 million

A Henrico County judge has approved a $1.75-million settlement in the controversial case involving the death of a teenage girl during a visit with a friend. The money comes from the homeowners’ insurance carrier for parents of the victim’s friend. ...

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