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EC opposes mandatory insurance

The Executive Committee of the Virginia State Bar voted unanimously this afternoon, with President Manual A. Capsalis abstaining, to recommend rejection of a proposal for mandatory legal malpractice insurance in the state.  Several members at first expressed reluctance to take ...

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1163 pass July 2008 Bar Exam

The Virginia Board of Bar Examiners has posted the results for the July 2008 Bar Exam this afternoon. Of the candidates who sat for the exam this past summer in Roanoke, 1163  (or 79.9 percent) received a passing score. About 100 ...

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VBA backs Rule of Law education plan

The Virginia Bar Association Foundation plans to recruit volunteer lawyers around Virginia in a program to make sure middle school students understand the importance of the rule of law in American society. VBA President Mike Pace (left) described the program ...

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Discovery abuse case settled

A federal wrongful termination case noted in today’s Virginia Lawyers Weekly has been settled on undisclosed terms. The case of Spicer v. Universal Forest Products, Eastern Division, Inc. (VLW 008-3-430) featured a stinging opinion from Magistrate Judge Michael F. Urbanski ...

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Discovery abuse case settled

A federal wrongful termination case noted in today’s Virginia Lawyers Weekly has been settled on undisclosed terms. The case of Spicer v. Universal Forest Products, Eastern Division, Inc. (VLW 008-3-430) featured a stinging opinion from Magistrate Judge Michael F. Urbanski ...

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Education opportunities

Feeling the urge to get out of the office?  Want to expand your legal knowledge base?  We have just the ticket. If you’re near Lexington on Tuesday, take in the annual Supreme Court Preview at the Washington and Lee law ...

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Jury rejects claim against alarm company

A Roanoke federal jury Thursday returned a defense verdict for an alarm company sued over a tragic communications breakdown. A Franklin County man who cared for his disabled son at his home ordered an alarm system from Lifeline Systems.  The ...

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