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Panel will monitor, tweak judge evaluation program (access required)

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ROANOKE – Supreme Court Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons has named a 14-member panel to recommend improvements for the newly revived Judicial Performance Evaluation program. The program could be expanded to include evaluation of the state’s appellate judges, according to ...

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‘Hidden Code’ uncovered: More Virginia law now online (access required)

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Lawyers looking for obscure Virginia legal authorities may be able save a few steps with some recent additions to the General Assembly’s Legislative Information System. The website at lis.virginia.gov now features laws not found in the code books, along with ...

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McAuliffe blocks higher scrutiny of state use of private lawyers (access required)

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a bill to require public posting of most state contracts with private lawyers. Billed as a government transparency measure, Senate Bill 1059 was sponsored by Sen. Mark. D. Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg. “The legislation would have enhanced ...

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Virginia doctors’ group targets insurance red tape (access required)

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Doctors say they are spending too much time seeking approval from insurance companies for their patient treatment, and they’re asking the General Assembly to help their cause. Physicians complain of complex and varying forms and procedures they must use to ...

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