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House panel quizzes judges on Hernandez (access required)

Several judges seeking reelection by the 2012 General Assembly have run into trouble over criminal disposition issues raised during interviews Dec. 9 before a panel of the House Courts of Justice Committee. Committee members alerted incumbent judges last April to ...

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Looking back on 2011: The year in legal news (access required)

The reversal of a 20-year-old noncompete case lead the case news from Virginia Lawyers in 2011. Much of the first half of year featured news from the General Assembly. Officials at the Virginia State Bar sparred with legislators over $5 ...

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Judges say ‘mental health dockets’ are just a way to organize caseloads (access required)

Judges in Richmond and Petersburg say they will continue to maintain mental health dockets in general district court, despite a Nov. 16 memo from Virginia Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser suggesting some specialized court programs in Virginia may lack General ...

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Counting cases, and buying time (access required)

Virginia’s court system may have won some breathing room from a threat of wholesale redistricting by the state legislature, for this year at least. Last year, two bills were introduced that would have redrawn existing judicial circuit and district boundaries ...

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Med-mal case dismissed, out-of-state lawyer at fault (access required)

Missteps by a Missouri lawyer cost a Virginia medical malpractice plaintiff the chance to prove her claim against a Richmond hospital in a case decided this month by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The court offered no remedy for the ...

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Kinser: Don’t tinker with Rules of Evidence (access required)

ROANOKE–Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser urged the General Assembly to vote thumbs-up or down on the court’s newly endorsed Rules of Evidence without any tweaking of individual rules. The court presented the rules to the Virginia Code ...

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Virginia high court resurrects Rules of Evidence (access required)

Virginia’s code of evidence emerged from the shadows and came blinking into the sunlight yesterday. The Supreme Court of Virginia has approved “Virginia Rules of Evidence,” clearing the way for enactment of a state code of evidence during the 2012 ...

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