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Paid by the word?

Attention has focused recently on the once-obscure Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Justice Department.  According to the Washington Post, the operation generates advice that “guides some of the government’s most sensitive and controversial policies.” Unfortunately, the good stuff ...

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Poverty advocates are honored

The Virginia Poverty Law Center has launched its new John Kent Shumate Jr. Advocate of the Year awards by recognizing two Virginians who have worked to enhance the rights of the downtrodden. Harrisonburg lawyer Tom Domonoske works primarily on auto ...

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Judge Clark on the road

Fresh from a 50-city book tour, Virginia’s newest legal literary figure laments having to share many of the same thoughts and stories with different audiences day after day.  “I’ve become Shecky Greene doing the Catskills,” joked Patrick County Circuit Judge ...

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Grisham to boost legal aid

Best-selling author John Grisham will be the host of a fund-raiser for the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society and the Legal Aid Justice Center Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Toad’s Place, 140 Virginia St.in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom.Virginia First Lady Anne ...

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State credit still triple-A

Credit might be a problem for individuals, businesses and even some local governments. Not for the Commonwealth of Virginia, however.All three major bond-rating agencies give the state their highest credit rating, Gov. Tim Kaine says in this press release from ...

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