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Clerkship competition up

More news from the “it’s tough all over” department. If you’re a law student or grad seeking sanctuary in a federal court clerkship, you’ve got a lot of competition. Federal clerkship applications on the online OSCAR system are up 66 ...

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Clerkship competition up

More news from the “it’s tough all over” department. If you’re a law student or grad seeking sanctuary in a federal court clerkship, you’ve got a lot of competition. Federal clerkship applications on the online OSCAR system are up 66 ...

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Noise issue still under review

Localities around Virginia are working to revise noise ordinances in the wake of the decision by the Supreme Court of Virginia that a Virginia Beach noise ordinance based on a “reasonable person” standard is unconstitutionally vague. The Virginia Beach law ...

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Lawyer blasts courthouse maintenance

A local courthouse can be the pride of a community, or it can depress the spirit when it’s in disrepair.  One Roanoke-area lawyer says poor conditions at the Roanoke City courthouse are doing more than dampening spirits – they’re instigating ...

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Sanctions motion too late, judge says

Shenandoah County Circuit Judge Dennis Hupp said the county board of supervisors waited too long to ask for sanctions against a former board candidate. In a letter opinion and accompanying order last month, Hupp closed the case, declining to rule ...

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Discrimination suit filed against Williams Mullen

A former records manager for Williams Mullen has filed a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and national origin and age discrimination. The complaint was filed earlier this month in federal court in Norfolk by Hanh Nguyen Allgood, a 53-year-old Vietnamese national, ...

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Western District proposes local rules for first time

The judges of the Western District of Virginia are inviting comments on the first-ever set of local rules proposed for federal courts in those parts. Among other things, the proposed rules would require attorneys’ fee requests to be filed within ...

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Reed Smith cuts first-year associate pay, rates and hours

Reed Smith LLP, an international law firm with offices in Richmond and Northern Virginia, will cut by 20 percent the billings rates and annual salary of first-year associates in its 15 U.S. offices. The changes affect 51 attorneys who will ...

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