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Candidates bring commerce

While the candidates work for votes in Virginia, caravans of vendors follow the candidates, selling a vast array of campaign paraphernalia.  Dozens of vendors outside the Barack Obama rally in Roanoke today offered everything from stickers and buttons to “Obama ...

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VSB Council rejects malpractice proposal

The Virginia State Bar Council resoundingly rejected today a proposal for mandatory legal malpractice insurance by a 60-11 vote. Almost 92 percent of 17,393 state lawyers who represent clients drawn from the public already have such insurance, and only one ...

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EC opposes mandatory insurance

The Executive Committee of the Virginia State Bar voted unanimously this afternoon, with President Manual A. Capsalis abstaining, to recommend rejection of a proposal for mandatory legal malpractice insurance in the state.  Several members at first expressed reluctance to take ...

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1163 pass July 2008 Bar Exam

The Virginia Board of Bar Examiners has posted the results for the July 2008 Bar Exam this afternoon. Of the candidates who sat for the exam this past summer in Roanoke, 1163  (or 79.9 percent) received a passing score. About 100 ...

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VBA backs Rule of Law education plan

The Virginia Bar Association Foundation plans to recruit volunteer lawyers around Virginia in a program to make sure middle school students understand the importance of the rule of law in American society. VBA President Mike Pace (left) described the program ...

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Discovery abuse case settled

A federal wrongful termination case noted in today’s Virginia Lawyers Weekly has been settled on undisclosed terms. The case of Spicer v. Universal Forest Products, Eastern Division, Inc. (VLW 008-3-430) featured a stinging opinion from Magistrate Judge Michael F. Urbanski ...

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