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LeClairRyan lobbyists jump ship

The Pittsburgh-based firm of Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott LLC has conducted its second raid in the last three months on the Richmond operations of major law firms. The firm announced today three partners and three non-lawyer lobbyists from LeClairRyan ...

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Norfolk Circuit Court is now Tweeting

The Norfolk Circuit Court clerk’s office is now a voice in the Virginia legal community on Twitter. The court began tweeting the past Wednesday, making it the first (at least to our knowledge) circuit court in the commonwealth to jump ...

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Lawyer-councilmen in the news

Former Lynchburg Bar Association president Randy Nelson was named this morning to fill the unexpired city council term of Del. Scott Garrett. Nelson is appointed to serve until June 30, when Garrett’s term would have expired, reports The News & ...

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Payee notification dead for the year

The Supreme Court of Virginia has asked the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association to withdraw legislation they had planned to introduce on payee notification. The Virginia State Bar Council had endorsed the concept in October. The ...

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