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Roanoke lawyer named to meningitis steering panel

Roanoke lawyer Patrick T. Fennell is among seven lawyers appointed to a plaintiffs’ steering committee for combined litigation against the bankrupt drug preparation facility blamed for a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak. The multi-district litigation in a Massachusetts federal court is ...

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Power play: County reassigns clerk’s staffers

Chesterfield County Circuit Court Clerk Judy Worthington – while pressing for additional county support and threatening to cut services for the court – was blindsided last month as the county administrator announced the transfer of seven county-funded positions. The county ...

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Frenzy hit fever pitch at some firms

The just-completed 2013 Legal Food Frenzy generated some lively and innovative activities at some Virginia law firms as they competed to see who could raise the most money and give the most food in the annual donation drive. Fairfax’s McCandlish ...

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Lawyers fail to show for guilty plea

A federal judge is threatening to hold two Richmond attorneys in contempt after neither showed for a plea agreement hearing Wednesday in a cigarette trafficking case. David Paul Morgan and J. Thompson Cravens entered an appearance in the case on ...

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VLW wins seven awards from VPW

Virginia Lawyers Weekly won seven awards in the 2013 Virginia Press Women Communications Contest, five of which were for first place. The awards were presented at the VPW Spring Conference in Lexington April 13. Deborah Elkins won two first-place awards, ...

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McDonnell accepting applications for judgeships

Candidates for Virginia circuit court judgeships who failed to win election by the General Assembly have another questionnaire to complete. Gov. Bob McDonnell Tuesday announced the process for interested candidates to apply for six funded-but-unfilled judicial vacancies on Virginia’s circuit ...

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