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IOLTA bill killed for 2013 session (access required)

A compromise bill to remove barriers to automatic use of attorney trust accounts to generate funding for legal aid cleared a House of Delegates Courts Committee only to be killed by its sponsor on the floor of the House. House ...

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Reforms of ‘actual innocence’ process advancing in Assembly (access required)

Virginia’s “relief valve” for the wrongly convicted could be opened a notch or two with changes now moving through the General Assembly. Supporters – led by Virginia’s attorney general – say reforms to the state’s “actual innocence” process could make ...

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Senate GOP springs redrawn Senate lines on Dems

State Senate Republicans muscled a surreptitious redraft of Virginia’s 40 Senate districts to passage Monday by a single vote over bitter objections from Democrats who were blindsided by the surprise move. On a party line 20-19 vote after limited debate, Republicans ...

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Bill would let law profs practice law

An effort to open Virginia State Bar membership to law professors with recent practice experience is advancing again in the General Assembly. The plan would allow law professors to become active members of the bar if they have engaged in ...

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Legislators eager for court caseload details

Questions from lawmakers this week signaled a lot of interest in the ongoing study that could lead to changes in judge assignments around Virginia. Responding to a question from Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, Virginia Supreme Court Executive Secretary Karl ...

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