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House, Senate panels differ on court redistricting

Senators and delegates appear to agree that the time is at hand to look at redistricting the state’s judicial circuits and districts, but the members of the House Courts of Justice Committee are more insistent about making it happen than ...

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IOLTA bill headed to Senate floor (access required)

A bill to allow for mandatory use of interest on lawyers’ trust accounts is on its way to full Virginia Senate. Despite concerns about possible burdens on solo and small-firm lawyers, and despite the death of a companion bill in ...

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VLW IOLTA Poll: Majority backs change (access required)

Earlier this month, Virginia Lawyers Weekly featured a Web poll asking our readers what they thought of the proposal to reestablish mandatory IOLTA in the commonwealth. Sixty-seven respondents weighed in, a 74.6 percent majority favoring the repeal of a 1995 ...

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Democratic senators attempt to limit civil investigative demands (access required)

Two Democratic senators are offering bills that would restrain Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s civil inquest into climate change research at the University of Virginia. State Sens. A. Donald McEachin of Henrico and J. Chapman Petersen of Fairfax County said Tuesday ...

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