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Most restrictions gone from latest ‘waived-in’ rules proposal

The Supreme Court of Virginia is asking for comments on a revised set of proposed rules for “waived-in” lawyers. The latest proposal would remove many of the practice restrictions for out-of-state lawyers who take advantage of Virginia’s reciprocity rules for ...

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No change on lawyers’ specialty claims in Virginia

The Supreme Court of Virginia has stepped back from rule changes that would have prohibited lawyers from advertising their certifications as specialists in fields such as trial advocacy and elder law. In the latest set of advertising rules published Monday, ...

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Justice Mims unhurt in Boston explosions

Virginia Supreme Court Justice William C. Mims was among the thousands who ran in Monday’s Boston Marathon. He reportedly escaped unscathed as two explosions caused death, injury and havoc at the finish line. “Justice Mims is back in Richmond and ...

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Judge to order Minor to attend deposition

Halsey Minor – the one-time tech entrepreneur from Charlottesville – will be ordered to appear at a deposition in Norfolk in connection with the bankruptcy case involving the historic Carter’s Grove plantation, according to court records. Minor skipped previously scheduled ...

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Judges appoint Lupold to district court seat

Petersburg’s circuit court judges have appointed Petersburg lawyer Ray P. Lupold III to the general district court bench for the 11th District. The appointment comes in the wake of the General Assembly’s failure to fill the funded judicial seat. Senators ...

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Judge’s old band gets another moment in the sun

The early seventies was a great time for horn bands. If you are of a certain age, you will recall chart-toppers “One Fine Morning” (Lighthouse) and “Vehicle” (The Ides of March). A Lynchburg band had a taste of local success ...

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Time running out to win a job investigating judges

The agency that polices judicial misconduct in Virginia is looking for a new legal staff. Both lawyers who serve as staff for the state Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission are retiring, and the deadline for applying for the job of ...

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Retail group won’t buy into settlement deal

Virginia-based group the Retail Industry Leaders Association has decided to pass on a settlement deal in a major national case against MasterCard and Visa. The class action was originally filed in 2005 against the card companies alleging that they violated ...

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VSB moves to take over lawyer’s office

A receiver has been appointed to preserve and audit the office of Blacksburg lawyer Joseph Painter, now facing drug and gun changes in the wake of a February incident. The Roanoke Times reports Tommy Joe Williams, who practices law in ...

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