Tag Archives: Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court

Lawyer sued for defamation by police detective (access required)


A criminal defense lawyer who reportedly called a police detective’s proposed investigation plan “crazy” now faces a defamation lawsuit filed by the detective. The suit might send lawyers running to their files to see if defamation is covered in their ...

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Judges skeptical about lawyers’ stories (access required)

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A series of recent legal ethics charges suggests Virginia lawyers ought to think carefully about what they say when judges demand their version of events. Three lawyers are in trouble with the Virginia State Bar after judges became skeptical about ...

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Lawyer protests ex-husband as prosecutor in case (access required)

One judge’s practice of allowing parties in domestic relations cases to act as prosecutors for criminal contempt proceedings has drawn an objection from a Lynchburg lawyer. M. Paul Valois says the practice violates due process and Virginia law by allowing ...

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Portsmouth court group to celebrate

Friends of the Portsmouth Juvenile Court, Inc., a court support organization, will recognize some of its valued leaders and supporters on Saturday. An awards ceremony at the Chesapeake Conference Center will honor former board president Horace Savage and other Friends ...

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