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Leesburg's Sevila Receives 2004 Tradition of Excellence Award (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—Former Leesburg mayor and longtime community contributor Robert E. Sevila was presented with the 18th Annual Tradition of Excellence Award June 19 at the VSB Annual Meeting. “I was both surprised and honored because I had no idea I ...

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Sniper Trial Jurors Give View From Inside (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—The Chesapeake jurors sitting in judgment of juvenile sniper defendant Lee Boyd Malvo last December were badly split into two factions, according to two jurors who sat on the case. Both groups felt Malvo was guilty of murdering a ...

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Lewis Gains Lifetime Award In Family Law (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—Just weeks ago, Glenn C. Lewis stood before a crowded room of peers, clients, and family at his daughter’s Bat Mitzvah and realized how happy he was. “You have to love what you do to be good at it, ...

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Roanoke Attorney Named Young Lawyer Of The Year (access required)

As a first-year lawyer at the Roanoke firm of Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore, Brett Marston was inspired by the degree of community activism within the firm. The roster of attorneys included the current president of the Virginia State Bar, ...

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Winchester Attorney Is 2004 Legal Aid Lawyer Of The Year (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—Nancy Glickman is a legal aid lawyer, always has been, “always will be,” she said. As the 2004 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year, Glickman is recognized for a career in legal aid that extends across several state lines ...

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Hassell: State Of The Judiciary, 2004 (access required)

Editor’s Note: On May 12, Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. delivered the 2004 State of the Judiciary Speech to the Judicial Conference at its meeting in Charlottesville. Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to reprint the full text of ...

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'Psst … Can We Keep A Secret?': Protecting Clients' Information (access required)

As lawyers we have a rather rigid code of conduct. We’re required to protect confidential client communications along with many other items of esoteric data. We’ve recently encountered a sweeping federal regulation imposing significant burdens on the medical profession called ...

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Veteran Roanoke Attorney Celebrates 50 Years (access required)

Frank W. “Bo” Rogers Jr. has a benefit that few others at the Roanoke firm of Woods Rogers PLC enjoy—a key to the freight elevator. “A fellow lawyer is known for telling people around here that one day, they’re going ...

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Doctors vs. Lawyers (access required)

Doctors and lawyers. The two groups haven’t always been the best of friends. For one thing, lawyers sue doctors in medical malpractice cases. And the two groups have duked it out in the General Assembly with regularity. This year, the ...

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Large Cases Down, Med-Mal Verdicts Up (access required)

Two findings jump out immediately from Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s survey of the “Largest Verdicts of 2003.” Really big verdicts are less prevalent. The top verdict of the year was a $35 million award, handed down by a Norfolk federal jury ...

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