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Dust settles in Web site duel

Dueling lawyer Web sites were left standing when the dust settled in Alexandria federal district court last week. Two Northern Virginia lawyers with the same surname developed the Web sites to market their separate specialties. H. Jay Spiegel, a Mt. ...

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Fairfax Bar says ‘Viva Las Vegas’

This time of year, local bar groups are putting their shoulders to the wheel to help lawyers get their CLE hours. The Fairfax Bar Association is doing its part with a three-day stay at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, ...

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Fairfax Bar says ‘Viva Las Vegas’

This time of year, local bar groups are putting their shoulders to the wheel to help lawyers get their CLE hours. The Fairfax Bar Association is doing its part with a three-day stay at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, ...

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Lane R. Gabeler-Millner dies

Lane R. Gabeler-Millner, a senior partner of Gabeler, Battocchi and Powell in McLean, died Tuesday. She was 72. Ms. Gabeler-Millner was a member of the Collaborative Law Society (now the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia) for several years. According to ...

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Judge Penn dies from crash injuries

Retired Loudoun County Circuit Judge Carleton Penn II died Aug. 26 from injuries suffered in a traffic crash. He was 86. A graduate of the University of Virginia and its law school, Judge Penn received a Silver Star and a ...

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Ex-sheriff pleads to RICO charge

Former Page County Sheriff Danny Presgraves admitted to obstruction of justice and misuse of inmate labor before U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad Friday morning in Harrisonburg. Presgraves faces up to 20 years in prison on the federal racketeering charge, and ...

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Ex-sheriff making a plea deal

Former Page County Sheriff Danny Presgraves is expected to plead guilty to some of the charges against him in a wide-ranging indictment that included allegations of public corruption and sexual assault. The Roanoke Times reports a plea hearing is set ...

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Judge hospitalized after crash

Franklin County General District Judge George Jones is being treated after being involved in a car crash this afternoon in Rocky Mount, reports The Franklin News-Post . A county medical director told the paper that Jones appeared in “critical condition” ...

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Grey named leader of diversity group

Robert J. Grey Jr., a partner at Richmond-based Hunton & Williams LLP and a former president of the American Bar Association, has been named interim executive director of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. The council, formed in May, is ...

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Financial planner part of Vick bankruptcy plan

Saying quarterback Michael Vick has proven incapable of properly managing his money, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Santoro has ordered Vick to hire a personal financial planner to manage his football earnings. The condition is part of a plan approved today ...

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