Richmond lawyer Steven D. Benjamin will be sworn in Saturday as president-elect of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at its 53rd annual meeting in Denver. Benjamin has previously served as first- and second vice-president, treasurer, secretary and ...Read More »
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The special committee appointed by Virginia’s chief justice to study judicial boundaries says the state’s existing judicial map should stay the way it is. The reason: A fear of collateral harm to how the commonwealth’s courts operate if wholesale changes ...Read More »
Ahh, summer camp. Arts and crafts, bunk buddies and ghost stories around the campfire. Add to that the sound of a gavel, as a judge rules in a car crash case that involves teens texting and drinking and is, like, ...Read More »
The law office of B. Cullen Gibson in Norfolk has won the Attorney General’s Cup for raising the most food per person in the fifth annual Legal Food Frenzy. The frenzy raised more than 1.6 million pounds of food for ...Read More »
ROANOKE—Virginia Supreme Court Justice Lawrence L. Koontz Jr., who retired Jan. 31, says lawyers should be on the lookout for what he sees as the court’s increasingly technical scrutiny of appeals. Koontz said he has observed the court become gradually ...Read More »
ROANOKE — Despite barrels of ink and megabytes of bandwidth devoted to the effect of new technology on attorneys and courts, the subject remains a hot topic whenever lawyers and judges get together. At a recent Roanoke bench-bar meeting, participants ...
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The Fairfax Bar Association panel is considering whether to revive its long-standing local evaluation program for general district judges. The local evaluations were ended when the Supreme Court of Virginia initiated a similar statewide evaluation system in 2002. That judicial ...
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