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Richmond Bar awards pro bono prize to Challa

Lakshmi Challa, who heads her own four-office immigration law firm, was honored today by the Richmond Bar Association with the John C. Kenny Pro Bono Award for 2012. Each year, the RBA honors an individual, law firm or organization that ...

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Judge Berry to leave bench, join Allen firm

Culpeper Circuit Judge John G. “Jack” Berry is giving up his robe to return to private practice. Berry, who has served on the 16th Circuit bench since 2008, is stepping down to run the Charlottesville office of Allen, Allen, Allen ...

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Interviews set for Court of Appeals candidates

The Virginia State Bar is gearing up to evaluate candidates for the expected vacancy on the Court of Appeals of Virginia created by the retirement of Judge James Haley Jr. Haley announced last month he will retire March 1, a ...

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‘Influential Women’ nominations sought

Virginia Lawyers Weekly will host the fourth annual “Influential Women of Virginia” program this May. We are now accepting nominations for the Class of 2012. The Influential Women awards honor high-achieving women across the commonwealth. They recognize the outstanding efforts ...

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A modest proposal?

Years ago, lawyers majored in law in college then took the bar and went on to their legal careers. Anymore, of course, a degree from a law school is required to sit for the bar. Here’s one from the Everything ...

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Legislators seek court studies

Virginia lawmakers are proposing to study trial judges’ caseloads and the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals. House Bill 745 would give the Supreme Court until October of next year to perform a “weighted caseload” study of judicial work and ...

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Petersen, Deeds bounced from Senate Courts committee

The Republican takeover of the Virginia Senate led to the banishment of two veteran Democratic legislators from the Senate Courts of Justice committee. Sens. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath County, and Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax, were both shown the door as Sens. Jill ...

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