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Warner touts W&M law school veterans clinic

William & Mary’s law school has the “playbook” on pro bono help for military veterans struggling to get government benefits, says U.S. Sen. Mark Warner. The Virginia Democrat is urging Senate colleagues to push the W&M model on law schools ...

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Troy to represent McDonnell in chef case

Former Virginia Attorney General Anthony F. Troy has been hired to represent Gov. Bob McDonnell in the politically flavored criminal case against a former chef in the state Executive Mansion. McDonnell is not charged in the case, but the chef’s ...

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Tensions escalate for Culpeper prosecutor

Megan Frederick has been under fire since winning a close election last fall as Culpeper County commonwealth’s attorney. She was seen by some local attorneys as an outsider who displaced a long-serving local prosecutor. She reported security breaches in her ...

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Smolla quits as Furman president

The former dean of two Virginia law schools, Rod Smolla has given up his latest post as president of South Carolina’s Furman University, citing family concerns. Smolla, who served as dean of both Washington & Lee law school and the ...

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Two honored by Roanoke Bar

The Roanoke Bar Association has awarded the 2013 Frank W. “Bo” Rogers Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award to attorney Richard C. Rakes of Roanoke. The award was presented at the RBA’s Law Day ceremony May 2. Rakes, who retired in 1991 ...

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Applications invited for federal judgeship

Virginia’s U.S. senators have asked the Virginia State Bar to evaluate candidates for the U.S. district court seat to be vacated when Judge James R. Spencer of Richmond takes senior status next year. Spencer has announced he will become a ...

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