A Salem lawyer facing Virginia State Bar findings that he misused funds in his client trust account agreed to revocation of his law license last month. Steven F. Helm consented to revocation based on findings that his trust account “was ...Read More »
Gov. Robert F. McDonnell has weighed in on Hernandez v. Commonwealth, the Supreme Court of Virginia decision earlier this year that said judges have the authority to defer judgment and later dismiss charges. A legislative effort to override the decision ...Read More »
If a $10 dues reduction sounded good, how about $25? The Virginia State Bar Executive Committee has adopted a 2011-12 budget that would reduce annual dues from $250 annually to $225, plus the $25 assessment for the Clients’ Protection Fund. ...Read More »
Gov. Bob McDonnell yesterday rejected the compromise plan providing for annual increases in Virginia’s medical malpractice cap to the level of $3 million, saying Virginia’s current $2-million cap is adequate. The plan for additional step increases was hammered out in ...
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Cynthia D. Kinser, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, will receive the 2011 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law as part of the University of Virginia’s Founder’s Day observation next month. Kinser is a 1977 graduate of the ...Read More »