A type of plea agreement familiar to Virginia federal prosecutors is unethical, according to a draft legal ethics opinion from the Virginia State Bar’s Committee on Legal Ethics. The plea agreement at issue requires a criminal defendant to give up ...Read More »
Here is a photo item – a picture taken by Karen Elshout, a photographer with our St. Louis-based sister operation, Missouri Lawyers Media. Karen traveled to Joplin, site of a killer tornado earlier this week. Using a GPS, she located ...Read More »
The National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint charging a New York nonprofit group with illegally terminating five employees who posted Facebook comments critical of the group, which provides social services to low-income clients. The online comments criticized working conditions at Hispanics ...Read More »
Anne Lynam Goddard of ChildFund International was named the “Influential Woman of the Year” today at a gala luncheon in Richmond. Goddard and 46 other leaders were honored as the Class of 2011 in the “Influential Women of Virginia” awards ...Read More »
Former Rep. Rick Boucher of Abingdon has joined Sidley Austin’s Washington office to lead the firm’s new government strategies practice group. The Democrat represented southwest Virginia’s 9th District in Congress for 28 years. He was defeated by Republican Morgan Griffith ...
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A three-judge panel has revoked the license of Norfolk lawyer Mark Kantro for concealing $161,000 in income from his wife during their divorce. Kantro’s attorney, Allan Zaleski, told The Virginian-Pilot that the discipline is unusual because it is based on ...
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Del. William Cleaveland, R-Botetourt County, today announced he will step aside after one term in the House of Delegates, citing family concerns and his private law practice. Cleaveland’s announcement was met with disappointment from fellow lawyers and legislators at a ...
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