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DNA notification training dates set

The Virginia State Bar has posted a schedule of training sessions for lawyers planning to help in a pro bono effort to notify convicts about the discovery of DNA evidence related to their charges. The first session is Wednesday, Sept. ...

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Cho’s mental records released

Virginia Tech has released the mental health records of Seung-Hui Cho with the permission of the killer’s estate and his family.  Cho was evaluated in December 2005 after indicating he was considering suicide, a comment he dismissed as “a joke.” ...

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Cho’s mental records released

Virginia Tech has released the mental health records of Seung-Hui Cho with the permission of the killer’s estate and his family.  Cho was evaluated in December 2005 after indicating he was considering suicide, a comment he dismissed as “a joke.” ...

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Fairfax Bar exec is honored

Yvonne McGhee, executive director of the Fairfax Bar Association , received the President’s Award from the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) at a recent conference in Chicago. McGhee was honored for her work with the NABE Small Bar Conference ...

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Mayor proposes law school in Roanoke

Roanoke Mayor David Bowers used a state of the city address today to float a proposal for a law school in the Star City. “Lynchburg has a law school. Greensboro has a law school. Grundy has a law school, and ...

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County admits missteps over group homes

Wythe County officials have promised to issue public apologies and reform handling of housing matters in order to settle a civil lawsuit filed by the state attorney general. When a group home for up to eight children with mental disabilities ...

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