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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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Fee hike could halt staff cuts (access required)

Legal aid advocates will ask the Virginia General Assembly next month to approve a temporary $4 filing fee increase for civil actions to make up for some of the cuts in federal grants that support legal aid offices around the ...

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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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Increase in GDC jurisdiction, IOLTA bill advance (access required)

A proposal to raise the jurisdictional limit for civil cases from $15,000 to $25,000 cleared the civil subcommittee of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee yesterday. Senate Bill 774, patroned by A. Donald McEachin, D-Richmond, had the support of the ...

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