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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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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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VADA rolls out new Web site

Not to be outdone by the recent remake of the Web site for Virginia’s court system, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys now has taken the wraps off its spiffed-up Internet home. The VADA site offers a member directory search ...

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VADA rolls out new Web site

Not to be outdone by the recent remake of the Web site for Virginia’s court system, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys now has taken the wraps off its spiffed-up Internet home. The VADA site offers a member directory search ...

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Firms warned again about scammers

The Virginia State Bar is posting a warning about an e-mail scam targeting Virginia lawyers. According to the advisory, a law firm is approached through e-mail with what appears to be a legitimate business opportunity.  Almost always, the deal eventually ...

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Court denies automatic post-conviction DNA testing

DNA may be the most powerful personal identification tool available, but the due process clause of the U.S. Constitution does not require DNA testing for criminals after they are convicted, according to the U.S. Supreme Court. Thursday’s ruling in District ...

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