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Report criticizes Va. judges on child abuse cases

Only a small percentage of suspected crimes against children are prosecuted in Virginia, and very few of those cases result in meaningful prison sentences, a child advocacy group says in a new report. The National Association to PROTECT Children sent the ...

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McDonnell proposes funding for 15 judgeships (access required)

Gov. Bob McDonnell’s budget for fiscal year 2014 includes funding to fill the 15 neediest Virginia trial court vacancies – with one exception – according to raw caseload numbers from the Supreme Court of Virginia. McDonnell proposes to fill five ...

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Judge choices dominate legal highlights for 2012 (access required)

Judges and judgeships again made headlines in Virginia legal news in 2012, with the General Assembly earning national attention with its rejection of an openly gay candidate for a general district court seat. The leading VLW story was a report ...

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Three recommended for two judgeships

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Bar Association has endorsed two attorneys for an expected circuit court vacancy and one for general district court. The circuit court seat now belongs to retiring Judge James Lane. Judge William Heatwole is retiring from the district ...

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Former delegate named to district court bench

Former Del. Bill Cleaveland of Troutville has been appointed judge of the general district court for the 25th District. His appointment last month by the circuit judges was effective last Wednesday, according to the office of Chief Judge Malfourd W. ...

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Appointments by circuit judges would be limited (access required)

Sen. Richard H. Black wants to prevent circuit judges from second-guessing the judgeship choices of the General Assembly, but his proposal may cast a wider net than he intended. In the wake of the House of Delegates’ controversial rejection of ...

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Seven lawyers seek two Valley judgeships

Seven candidates will be interviewed by the Augusta Bar Association next month for two soon-to-be-open judgeships in the Shenandoah Valley. The seats belong to Circuit Court Judge Humes J. Franklin Jr. and General District Court Judge William D. Heatwole. Both ...

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