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In Memoriam: Judge David D. Brown

Retired General District Judge David D. Brown died last week at his home in Abingdon. He was 77. Judge Brown was the longtime commonwealth’s attorney in Washington County, serving from 1964 to 1978. He was named to the general district ...

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Edmonds to receive award from NABE

Thomas A. Edmonds, executive director and chief operating officer of the Virginia State Bar, has been named the 2007 recipient of the National Association of Bar Executives Bolton Award for Outstanding Bar Leadership. The Bolton Award, the NABE’s highest accolade, ...

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The weekly recap

May 29Unmowed grass in medians becoming an issue in Fairfax The grass in roadside medians and along sidewalks is getting high in Fairfax, prompting angry residents to complain to their local officials, reports the Washington Post. The problem is, mowing ...

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In praise of our way of picking judges

Virginia remains only one of two states where the legislature elects judges. Critics complain, sometimes with justification, about our system. Some argue that it has become a way to dispense political patronage (as if that element hadn’t always been part ...

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Richmond J&DR judge to leave bench in September

Kimberly B. O’Donnell, a judge of the Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court since November 1994, has announced her resignation, effective Sept. 9. Before taking the bench, O’Donnell worked in Richmond as an assistant public defender and as an ...

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