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Picking our own bosses?

State Senator Ralph Smith of Troutville thinks lawyers have too much say in who becomes a judge in Virginia. He sees bar endorsements as a conflict of interest for those who have to practice before the judge. Today, he ventured ...

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The perils of lawyering

A Richmond lawyer representing plaintiffs in a racial discrimination lawsuit claims that he and his wife were threatened with harassment by a Roanoke hate group leader, according to this item in The Virginian-Pilot. Troutman Sanders attorney Kevin Mottley is seeking ...

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Douglass named UR law dean

John G. Douglass, the acting dean at the University of Richmond law school who at first said he wasn’t interested in the permanent job, has been named dean of the school. In announcing the appointment, UR President Edward L. Ayers ...

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Tales from the past

At the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association annual gathering, the Criminal Law section meeting is a time for war stories, anecdotes and general hilarity. Last week, New Kent Circuit Judge Thomas Hoover recalled a session from the courtroom of federal district ...

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