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Kinser dissents on diversity changes

Virginia Supreme Court Justice Cynthia D. Kinser dissented today as the court agreed to additions to the Virginia State Bar’s governance aimed at promoting diversity. The amendments to the court’s rules give the chair of the VSB’s new diversity conference ...

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Judge puts Lisa Miller on deadline

A Vermont judge today said he would give Lisa Miller 30 days to appear with her 7-year-old daughter before he would consider ordering her jailed for contempt, reports the Associated Press . Miller, whose last known address is in Bedford ...

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A League of ‘Extraordinary Women’

When working women – from CEOs to secretaries – meet to network, balancing “work v. life” issues is one topic that is sure to break the ice. Carol Evans, CEO and president of Working Mother Media, invites every woman in ...

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Virginia Beach bar make judicial recommendations

The Virginia Beach Bar Association’s Judicial Recommendations Panel met earlier this week to interview and evaluate candidates for two judgeships, one a circuit court seat, previously held by Judge A. Joseph Canada Jr., and the other a general district court ...

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Lawyer defends his question to judge

A Front Royal lawyer who serves on the town council has caused a stir by striking up a conversation with a circuit judge about a hot local tax case. The lawyer-councilman, Thomas Sayre , said it was just an innocent ...

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McDonnell taps two more lawyers for administration

Gov. Bob McDonnell named two lawyers to senior-level positions today: Matt Cobb, who will be deputy secretary of Health and Human Resources, and Rick Holcomb, who returns to the position of commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. Cobb joined ...

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McDonnell tries to stop Soering transfer

Gov. Bob McDonnell last night wrote to the U.S. attorney general in an effort to revoke former Gov. Kaine’s request for the transfer of convicted killer Jens Soering to a German prison. McDonnell’s letter to Attorney General Eric Holder is ...

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P.I. law firm mocks exaggerators

One New York personal injury law firm is stepping out from the crowd by running TV ads making fun of people who exaggerate their injuries.  Maybe they’re even mocking some of their competitors’ ads.  Here’s an example: Another video from ...

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