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Courts committees set process for filling judicial vacancies (access required)

David B. Albo, chairman of the House Courts of Justice Committee, has asked the Virginia State Bar to vet additional candidates to fill two vacancies on the Supreme Court of Virginia. Karen A. Gould, executive director of the VSB, said ...

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Roanoke’s no cell-phone policy defended by judges (access required)

ROANOKE — Despite barrels of ink and megabytes of bandwidth devoted to the effect of new technology on attorneys and courts, the subject remains a hot topic whenever lawyers and judges get together. At a recent Roanoke bench-bar meeting, participants ...

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Medical Examiner Can’t Testify by Videoconference (access required)

A Roanoke City Circuit Court denies the commonwealth’s request to use two-way videoconferencing technology at defendant’s homicide trial to present testimony of the medical examiner who performed the autopsy; the court’s 10-page opinion surveys the legal framework for use of ...

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Search & Seizure – Invalid Warrant – Officer Affidavit – Trash Pull (access required)

A Roanoke City Circuit Court grants a motion to suppress, as the detective’s affidavit in support of the search warrant was arguably a “bare-bones” affidavit, that leaned heavily on the presence of baggies with cut-off corners found in defendant’s trash ...

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Civil Procedure – Pretrial Conference – Counsel Appearance (access required)

When local counsel appears with counsel admitted pro hac vice, Supreme Court Rule 1A:4(2) requires local counsel to appear in person and participate in pretrial conferences, hearings, trials or other proceedings actually conducted before the tribunal, the Roanoke City Circuit ...

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Attorneys – Sanctions – Frivolous Suit – Disciplinary Hearing – Witness Immunity (access required)

A plaintiff veterinarian and his lawyer are sanctioned under Va. Code § 8.01-271.1 by a Patrick County Circuit Court for pursuing a frivolous lawsuit against defendants who appeared as witnesses in a disciplinary hearing against the veterinarian conducted by the ...

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