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Court, bar leaders hope study will leverage judgeship money (access required)


Some lawyer legislators may be skeptical about details, but the new study of Virginia trial judges’ workloads is being hailed as solid evidence the state needs more budget money to put judges in courtrooms around the state. Reaction to the ...

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Judicial balancing act: Weighted case study calls for shifts (access required)

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A just completed study of Virginia trial judges’ workloads calls for 30 additional judgeships that could cost the state around $9 million a year. The study recommends a balancing among jurisdictions, with more judgeships in some areas and fewer in ...

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Court considers ‘good cause’ for courtroom cameras (access required)

A Charlottesville Circuit Court offered “mere speculation” to justify its decision to bar cameras from the courtroom when it sentenced George Huguely V to 23 years in prison for killing his former girlfriend, Charlottesville lawyer Gregory S. Duncan told the ...

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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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