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Virginia prison population stays steady

Virginia’s state prison population has remained relatively stable over the past two years, while state prison population in the U.S. as a whole has dropped for the first time since 1972. Over 1.6 million people were serving time in state ...

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Lawyer Could-Have-Been: John Cleese

As a member of the “Monty Python” troupe, John Cleese helped transform the epic, and to some, dull tales of King Arthur’s life into comic relief. He helped create a generation of comedy centered on hilarious stupidity. From parts in ...

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Williams Mullen dedicates new office building

Local and state officials were on hand for the christening of the 16-story Williams Mullen Center in downtown Richmond. Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones and Gov. Bob McDonnell were among about 150 attorneys and community members who attended the outdoor ...

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Federal building renovation is a waste, congressman says

Terming a $51-million renovation plan for Roanoke’s Poff Federal Building a “waste of taxpayer dollars,” Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke, calls for a halt to the project. The building is home to the U.S. District Court facilities in Roanoke, where the ...

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ALPS says claims in Virginia are up

An official from ALPS, the Virginia State Bar’s endorsed malpractice carrier, told the VSB Council yesterday that malpractice claims are up in Virginia. The company’s loss ratios, the amount of money the company received in premiums versus the amount paid ...

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Six new members to join VSB EC

 VIRGINIA BEACH—The Virginia State Bar Council is expected to appoint Tracy A. Giles of Roanoke, Kevin E. Martingayle of Virginia Beach and Susan M. Pesner of McLean to its executive committee tomorrow. The will replace Judith L. Rosenblatt of Virginia ...

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Supreme Court grants 14 appeals

Two statute of limitations cases, one involving an allegation of legal malpractice, are among the 14 granted appeals the Supreme Court of Virginia has posted on its Web site this month. The SOL cases are Laura Anna Head Kelley v. ...

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