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Court wins grant to study senior judge system (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has received a $130,000 grant from the National Center for State Courts to study a system for using designated senior judges to sit in Virginia trial courts, Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser announced on Nov. 1. ...

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Five judicial candidates deemed ‘highly qualified’ (access required)

Five candidates for the U.S. district court judgeship to be vacated by Judge James R. Spencer of Richmond when he takes senior status in March have been rated as “highly qualified” by the Virginia State Bar’s Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee. ...

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Bench temps: Substitute judges fill gaps across the state (access required)

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When it comes to filling temporary vacancies on the bench, Virginia may not have such a deep bench. A sizeable number of lawyers sit as substitute judges all over the commonwealth, and court clerks say they depend on the extra ...

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Twelve seek federal district court bench seat (access required)

The Virginia State Bar reports 12 people have applied to be evaluated by the VSB’s Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee for the Eastern District vacancy to be created when U.S. District Judge James Spencer takes senior status next year. The names ...

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