A bill to bring Virginia commonwealth’s attorneys and their assistants under the pension plan for police officers has died in a House subcommittee. Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney Harvey Bryant requested House Bill 1594. While prosecutors don’t face the same risks ...Read More »
It’s official. When it comes to the time limit for removal of a multiple-defendant case from state to federal court, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is sticking with the “McKinney Intermediate Rule.” The McKinney rule requires a notice ...Read More »
Newport News Circuit Judge Aundria D. Foster has notified the court that she will retire on April 1, 2011. Although her term does not expire until 2012, she is stepping down due to a family medical situation. Judge Foster’s departure ...Read More »
A domestic violence call that turned into an overnight standoff with police ended Friday morning with the death of Chesterfield lawyer Richard C. “Rick” Ferris II. Officers were called just before midnight for a report of a domestic dispute, according ...Read More »
The 2,145-member Fairfax Bar Association has chimed in with the pleas for filling Virginia judicial vacancies. An FBA resolution this week urges General Assembly members to fully fund all vacant judgeships and to reject the governor’s plan to use $5 ...Read More »
The Alexandria Bar Association adds its voice to the clamor over the legislative proposal to realign Virginia’s judicial districts and circuits with a two-page resolution adopted last week. Merging the circuits for Alexandria and Arlington County would cause an undue ...
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Frederick County Circuit Judge John Prosser has announced he will retire in March. The Northern Virginia Daily reports Prosser advised the public Monday, after notifying the Supreme Court on Friday. Prosser, a former Winchester lawyer, was first appointed to the ...Read More »