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Conviction reversed for lawyer who lied on pro hac application

A federal appeals court finds it a “close question” whether a lawyer can be convicted of obstruction of justice for conveniently omitting his prior disciplinary record in seeking pro hac vice status in a Virginia case. A three-judge panel of ...

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Lawyers learn of jury verdict in chambers

Is it proper for a judge to reveal a jury verdict to lawyers before it is announced in open court? The Daily Press puts this practice into question after a recent criminal trial in Hampton Circuit Court. After the verdict ...

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