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STAR CITY CELEBRATION (access required)

The Roanoke firm of Mundy, Rogers & Frith has cause to celebrate. One of their staffers, Connie G. Veron, has been tabbed as the Virginia Association of Legal Secretaries’ Member of the Year. Veron has been in the legal secretarial ...

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SCORCHIN' (access required)

That heat you’re feeling lately may not just be the summer sweltering. It may be from the fired-up prose in one of Loudoun County Judge James Chamblin’s opinions reported this week. The case is Davison v. FastComm Communications Corp. (VLW ...

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VOX POPULI? (access required)

Reaction to Sen. Joe Gartlan’s call for mandatory pro bono by lawyers has been swift. Del. David Albo fired a letter to the editor (see page A-5), saying essentially, if the Assembly makes lawyers work for free, it should make ...

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HAIL TO THE CHIEF (access required)

U.S. Magistrate Judge Tommy Miller of Norfolk became president of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association at the group’s annual meeting last week in Denver. The FMJA is the national organization of U.S. Magistrate Judges, and 90 percent of the nation’s ...

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ANOTHER SLOW STEP FORWARD (access required)

Back in March, U.S. Sen. Chuck Robb announced that he was recommending Virginia Beach Chief Circuit Judge Jerome Friedman for an open federal judgeship in Virginia’s Eastern District. On June 26, President Clinton formally nominated Friedman for the seat, which ...

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TAKE A BITE OUT OF CRIME? (access required)

Maybe they just have a different way of dispensing justice in West Virginia, or maybe Mike Tyson has started a trend. Either way, this next item is not your average man-bites-dog story. It’s a judge-allegedly-bites-defendant story. Bill Witten, 29, of ...

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Skinny bones and all (access required)

The Bar Council approved a set of guidelines drafted by its UPL committee, in consultation with the SCC and the Virginia Real Estate Board. The drafting wasn’t easy. Chairperson Yvonne Weight said her committee had to put “flesh on some ...

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Just call him Dough-boy (access required)

Budget and Finance chair Bill Cremins (does he remind you of Robert Mitchum or what?) explained that the bar’s fiscal burdens would be lightened through a new revenue source. But don’t worry; the source isn’t the membership – at least ...

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Now more than ever (access required)

At Friday’s Pro Bono/Legal Aid Award Luncheon Friday, Court of Appeals Judge Jim Benton gave a reluctant but encouraging speech to those gathered for the annual meeting and award ceremony. Benton noted several times that he would rather be sitting ...

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