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Law firm produces reading video

Charlottesville lawyer Kevin Ryan does his best Humphrey Bogart imitation in a video he and three staff members at MichieHamlett produced as part of the Big Read program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. The program encourages everyone ...

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Drug court video scores again

The television documentary on the Roanoke Valley’s drug treatment court has picked up another set of awards. “The Arrest Is Only the Beginning” was made in 2009 to demonstrate the effectiveness of Virginia’s drug court programs. The 26-minute video now ...

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Kiser honored with professionalism award

Senior U.S. District Judge Jackson L. Kiser was regaled by colleagues and friends Monday as he received the Roger L. Groot Professionalism Award from the Ted Dalton American Inn of Court in Salem. Kiser, a former Martinsville lawyer, was appointed ...

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What’s in a name? $30 million!

The decision by the University of Maryland’s law school to change its name in exchange for a $30-million donation begs the question for law schools everywhere: what’s your name worth? The Maryland school agreed to call itself the University of ...

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