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W&L law professor volunteers for Justice Department

Law professor A. Benjamin Spencer will work on appeals at the U.S. Attorney’s office on a pro bono basis. According to a press release from Washington & Lee, Prof. Spencer will be assigned to the district’s Appellate Unit, assisting the ...

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W&L law professor volunteers for Justice Department

Law professor A. Benjamin Spencer will work on appeals at the U.S. Attorney’s office on a pro bono basis. According to a press release from Washington & Lee, Prof. Spencer will be assigned to the district’s Appellate Unit, assisting the ...

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Murder charges dismissed in death of Roanoke lawyer

The trial of a man accused in the death of Roanoke lawyer Tom Farrell will go forward on manslaughter and felony hit-and-run charges, but the judge has dismissed murder charges against Jeffery Young. There were no witnesses to the 2008 ...

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Similar crime evidence refused in lawyer death case

The jury hearing the case against a man accused of running down and killing a Roanoke lawyer will not get to hear about a similar vehicle assault that occurred two days later. Circuit Judge William Alexander excluded the evidence late ...

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Who’ll lead VSB in 2011-12?

What if nobody wanted to be president of the Virginia State Bar? You get there by submitting a petition with 50 names on it by Oct. 1 to be the president-elect designate 21 months before your term as president would ...

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Who’ll lead VSB in 2011-12?

What if nobody wanted to be president of the Virginia State Bar? You get there by submitting a petition with 50 names on it by Oct. 1 to be the president-elect designate 21 months before your term as president would ...

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March to the courthouse

Lawyers talk (and write) endlessly about what happens in the courthouses of the nation, but rare is the case where the populace at large takes much interest.  In two recent cases, however, scores of Virginians hit the streets, publicly protesting ...

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