Franklin County Circuit Judge William N. Alexander II wrote the members of the House Courts of Justice Committee yesterday that he has done some serious soul searching since he appeared before the committee on Feb. 24. Our account that appearance ...Read More »
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Virginia commonwealth’s attorneys say they will help reduce the cost of representing indigent defendants by not seeking jail time for most Class 1 and Class 2 misdemeanors. The constitutional right of indigent defendants to have a lawyer represent them generally ...Read More »
Budget realities are hitting hard on Virginia lawyers who defend accused criminals. The Supreme Court of Virginia warns money will run out in May to pay supplemental fees for court-appointed lawyers. Moreover, a budget-cutting proposal in the General Assembly would ...
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The Supreme Court of Virginia has given in to circuit clerks who have been fighting the court’s effort to create a centralized e-filing system. For proof, look no farther than the court’s response to bills relating to e-filing under consideration ...Read More »
Franklin County Circuit Judge William N. Alexander II was on his feet for about two hours yesterday listening to comments and answering questions from the judicial panel of the House Courts of Justice Committee. Alexander had lots of support. Among ...Read More »
The Senate voted 23-17 today to drastically increase filing fees in general district and circuit courts to provide money for sheriffs and commonwealth’s attorneys. Proponents of Senate Bill 329, patroned by Sen. Richard H. Stuart, R-Westmoreland, contend there is no ...Read More »