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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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Cullen at the helm

The Metro Business section of today’s Richmond Times-Dispatch features a profile of McGuireWoods chairman Richard Cullen. The article focuses on the role that business and politics have played in Cullen’s legal career.

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Trial starts in lawyer’s death

A man charged with murder and hit-and-run in the death of Roanoke lawyer Tom Farrell goes on trial today. The defendant, Jeffrey Young, has a long history of mental illness, reports WDBJ. Young is also the defendant in another case ...

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Activist Virginia farmer pushes for reforms

South Hill’s John Boyd has earned a reputation as the voice of black farmers on Capitol Hill. After nearly losing his farm due to discriminatory lending practices, Boyd has spent the past eight years driving to Washington and speaking to ...

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