Relief may be on the way for some Virginia court systems struggling with vacancies on the bench, but the long term forecast is hardly rosy. The General Assembly courts committees are set to interview prospective new judges on Sept. 17 ...Read More »
The high-profile case of a 17-year-old Manassas boy accused of sending explicit photos to a 15-year-old girlfriend has been resolved for now. The youth – not named because of his age – went to court Aug. 1, when a judge ...Read More »
With new laws passed by the 2014 General Assembly taking effect July 1, trial lawyers will see changes to the Virginia Rules of Evidence affecting introduction of business records as well as reforms in criminal procedure governing prior bad acts ...Read More »
The General Assembly passed a new state budget June 12 – including money for filling some judicial vacancies – but only after adopting a Republican-backed amendment to ensure that Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe cannot expand Medicaid without legislative approval. The ...Read More »
Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser says she will step down from the court this year to enjoy more time with her husband, family and personal endeavors. After 16 years on the high court, and more than three ...Read More »
After encountering rising opposition from both liberal and conservative wings of the legislature, a plan to empower weak homeowners associations legislatively was removed from an HOA reform bill before the General Assembly adjourned this month. Advocates for community associations said ...Read More »
Language proposed for the next state budget could restore lucrative collection work for some Virginia law firms at the expense of local governments, says an attorney who represents local treasurers around the state. Legislators quietly included provisions in the mammoth ...
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