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Pace to join Roanoke College

Virginia lawyer and bar leader Mike Pace will become full-time general counsel for Roanoke College, the school has announced. Pace, who spearheaded the effort to bring Rule of Law education to Virginia middle schools, will remain “of counsel” at Gentry, ...

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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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February 2013 Virginia Bar Exam Results

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Editor’s note: Below are the names of the successful candidates who sat for the February 2013 Virginia bar examination. Of the 564 applicants who took the exam, 324 passed, for a pass rate of 57 percent. Congratulations! A Jefferson Hodges ...

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Mom in custody dispute may sue for false arrest

A Louisa woman gets another chance at a false arrest claim against a police officer who entered her home after her ex-husband requested a check on their 11-year-old daughter. The officer arrested the woman for battery, but Virginia law allows ...

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Governor hosts former U.S. Supreme Court justice

Federal appeals court judges – and one former U.S. Supreme Court justice – are dining with Gov. Bob McDonnell this evening. McDonnell is hosting a reception and dinner for the judges of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in ...

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Food Frenzy winners honored

Dozens of law firms, legal departments, government offices, and law schools joined together to raise more than 1.5 million pounds of food for Virginia’s hungry during the seventh annual Legal Food Frenzy in Virginia. The results of the two-week drive ...

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Rule change would make pretrial orders easier

Judges would lose a troublesome hurdle to entering their own pretrial scheduling orders under a rule change up for comment at the Supreme Court of Virginia. The court’s rules advisory committee is requesting comments from the public, the bench and ...

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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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