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A Quick Primer On Websites For Attorneys (access required)

When a plaintiffs’ lawyer recently wanted to gather evidence of how prevalent asbestos used to be, he turned to an unusual source: eBay, the online auction giant. By going to www.ebay.com, he was able to purchase industrial manuals, magazine advertisements, ...

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Legal Ethics (access required)

Nobody wants to think about it, but lawyers need to use defensive strategies to protect themselves from the possibility a client could turn on them. John J. Brandt, a trial lawyer for over 40 years and the Virginia State Bar’s ...

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Making A Motion For Recusal (access required)

A motion for recusal — asking a judge to get off a case — is like dynamite. It is powerful, and you need to handle it carefully. Judges who have been prosecutors before taking the bench are especially sensitive to ...

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Issue Framed By Judicial Canons, Case Law (access required)

The question developing under Virginia’s law on judicial ethics is how big is the umbrella defined by the rule calling for recusal when a judge’s impartiality “might reasonably be questioned.” That is the standard employed under Virginia’s current Canons of ...

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Virginia Venues (access required)

On the surface, Gloucester County shows off much of its distinguished history. It boasts America’s oldest courthouse in continuous use and a handful of Revolutionary-era buildings. And it was home to a few of the most notable events in colonial ...

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Support Guidelines (access required)

Domestic relations lawyers are accustomed to steering a course between art and science, using the art of advocacy to make the most of black-letter law. Now family law practitioners in the metropolitan Richmond area are poised to take a big ...

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Top ?Young Lawyer' Gives Back To Community (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—For most young big-firm associates, the dual demands of the years-long effort to make partner while raising a family are plenty; few can carve out large chunks of time to pursue demanding volunteer work. Richard H. Ottinger, however, has ...

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