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Lawyer dodges divorce scam

A Roanoke lawyer managed to avoid trouble recently when he spotted some questionable details in divorce papers sent by a would-be client. The incident is the latest in email-based scams targeting lawyers in Virginia. Many turn out to involve counterfeit ...

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Law firm had high head-count for fees

A copyright case against a design firm was over-lawyered, at least in terms of the fees requested, an Alexandria federal judge suggested earlier this month. The court recognized that the case likely had been brought in order to win a ...

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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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