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LeClairRyan merges with 14-lawyer New York firm

Richmond-based LeClairRyan has merged with a 14-lawyer New York firm with connections to corporations in Germany, France and the United Kingdom. LeClairRyan chairman Gary D. LeClair said Biedermann, Reif, Hoenig & Ruff PC manages litigation in this country for many ...

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Too many lawyers?

Almost all the states in the nation, including Virginia, are turning out more lawyers than they need, according to a new study. The New York Times reports that there were nearly twice as many lawyers who passed the bar than ...

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Fisher to be new Fauquier prosecutor

Jim Fisher has been appointed Fauquier County Commonwealth’s Attorney by the judges of the 20th Judicial Circuit, effective July 1. Fisher, currently the chief deputy attorney in Loudoun County, will serve the balance of a term that ends Dec. 31. ...

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Jim Roberts to retire

Prominent Richmond lawyer James C. Roberts has announced he will retire at the end of the year, ending a career noted for his skillful defense of corporations and politicians and his leadership in the bar. Roberts, 79, is a partner ...

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Lawyers on a two-track system at some firms

One sign of the times is a new class of lawyers at some large law firms – with fewer hours, lower pay and no chance of making partner. As The New York Times reports, it’s a viable option for many ...

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Boucher joins Sidley in DC

Former Rep. Rick Boucher of Abingdon has joined Sidley Austin’s Washington office to lead the firm’s new government strategies practice group. The Democrat represented southwest Virginia’s 9th District in Congress for 28 years. He was defeated by Republican Morgan Griffith ...

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Ethics charges are filed over blog (access required)

Richmond lawyer Horace F. Hunter faces a June 10 disciplinary hearing before the Virginia State Bar on a charge that a blog on his law firm website does not carry a disclaimer. Hunter says the VSB’s demand for a disclaimer ...

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Butler Williams & Skilling breaking up after 17 years (access required)

The founding partners in Richmond’s Butler Williams & Skilling will part ways this summer after 17 years of practicing together. Harris D. Butler III said he, partner Rebecca H. Royals and at least one of the firm’s two associates will ...

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