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Prosecutor got personal, but no new trial

A woman who was convicted in Abingdon federal court for her role in a mom-and-pop cockfighting venture, wanted a new trial because of an improper comment the prosecutor directed at her defense lawyer. Abingdon U.S. District Judge James P. Jones ...

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No green light to ‘ghostwrite’

The Virginia State Bar may have softened its stance on lawyers “ghostwriting” pleadings for pro se litigants, but a new judicial opinion reminds lawyers to back away from the keyboard if the litigant is in federal court. In fact, Legal ...

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