Legal aid advocates will ask the Virginia General Assembly next month to approve a temporary $4 filing fee increase for civil actions to make up for some of the cuts in federal grants that support legal aid offices around the ...Read More »
The 2012 General Assembly will be convening in Richmond later this month. Thousands of bills can be expected before the filing deadline, but members have been pre-filing bills for several months. Here’s a look at some of the measures on ...Read More »
A parent involved in a no-fault divorce would enjoy a presumption favoring joint physical custody of the children under a bill introduced for the 2012 General Assembly session. House Bill 84 was introduced by Del. David Albo, R-Fairfax. The measure ...Read More »
When the 2012 General Assembly convenes next month, expect to see several bills designed to change the time-tested way that people in the commonwealth keep informed about their government. The bills would change Virginia’s laws on public notices, moving them ...Read More »
Several judges seeking reelection by the 2012 General Assembly have run into trouble over criminal disposition issues raised during interviews Dec. 9 before a panel of the House Courts of Justice Committee. Committee members alerted incumbent judges last April to ...Read More »
The reversal of a 20-year-old noncompete case lead the case news from Virginia Lawyers in 2011. Much of the first half of year featured news from the General Assembly. Officials at the Virginia State Bar sparred with legislators over $5 ...
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The Virginia Code Commission is moving forward with adoption of the Virginia Rules of Evidence, and they’re prepared to call in reinforcements to make their case to members of the General Assembly. On Dec. 5, the commission voted unanimously to ...Read More »