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AG’s office produces drug abuse documentary

(AP) The Virginia Attorney General’s Office has produced a documentary about the dangers of heroin and prescription drug abuse. The film is titled “Heroin: The Hardest Hit.” The attorney general’s office says it shows Virginians telling their own stories of addiction, ...

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Roanoke Valley lawyers split on judge choice

Bar associations in the Roanoke Valley are of two minds about who should replace retired Circuit Judge Clifford R. Weckstein. The Roanoke Bar Association endorsed General District Judge J. Christopher Clemens for the position Nov. 10. The Salem/Roanoke County Bar ...

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Settlement reached for Virginia man freed from prison

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The city of Newport News and several former police employees have settled a lawsuit brought by a man who spent nearly 23 years in jail before his conviction was tossed by a federal judge. The ...

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Goluboff named UVa law dean

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A legal historian specializing in civil rights has been selected as the 12th dean and the first woman to lead the law school at the University of Virginia. Risa L. Goluboff’s appointment, which is effective July 1, was ...

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Virginia commission won’t recommend return of parole

(AP) A commission appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe has decided not to recommend re-establishing parole to Virginia’s criminal justice system any time soon. The group decided Wednesday that although the sweeping reforms that largely abolished parole in Virginia 20 years ...

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Former HR director must pay legal costs

A former human resources director who allegedly sabotaged a tech company’s computer system has failed to overturn a court order requiring her to pay her former employer over $300,000 in attorney’s fees. On Nov. 18, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court ...

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Town to drop lawsuit against its prosecutor

The town of Culpeper wants to pull the plug on its lawsuit aimed at forcing Commonwealth’s Attorney Megan Frederick to prosecute cases involving a controversial town police officer. With Frederick’s election defeat this month, the town has moved for a ...

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Attorney general announces police minority recruitment plan

(AP) Attorney General Mark Herring has announced an initiative to increase the number of minority police officers in Virginia. Herring said Wednesday that a $50,000 grant from his office will launch the project in Danville and Martinsville. Police departments there ...

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Court: Limit requests for sealing documents

The judges of the Eastern District federal courts plan to change the rules for filing documents under seal. Instead of first asking for permission to file a document under seal in a civil case, the court proposes to have lawyers ...

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LeClair to step aside as firm chairman

Entrepreneur lawyer Gary D. LeClair is handing over the reins of the law firm he led for 28 years. Effective Dec. 31, LeClair will step down as chairman of the national law firm he co-founded in 1988 as a venture ...

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