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Law firm falls victim to crooked bookkeeper, police say

An ex-employee of a Virginia Beach law firm allegedly stole $320,000 over 14 months. Diana Farmer-Forston, a former bookkeeper at Bennett and Zydron, has been charged with 16 counts of forgery and money laundering, reports WAVY-TV. She is currently behind ...

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Honoring law librarian Barbara Cumming (access required)

A Northern Virginia law firm has honored Barbara Cumming, its former law librarian with a grant to the Virginia Association of Law Libraries. The McLean office of Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald LLP, decided to honor Cumming, who died June ...

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Vandeventer Black goes coast to coast

Norfolk-based Vandeventer Black LLP has opened a two-lawyer office in Pasadena, Calif. Managing partner William E. Franczek said the firm has a major client on the East Coast that also has a West Coast operation and opened the office as ...

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Meath takes helm at Williams Mullen

James V. Meath, a partner in the Richmond office of Williams Mullen, was elected chairman by the firm’s board of directors yesterday. He succeeds Julious P. Smith Jr., who has become chairman emeritus. Meath served as chair of the Williams ...

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Richmond’s Durrette and Crump firms merge (access required)

The Richmond law firms of Durrette Bradshaw PC and McSweeney, Crump, Childress & Temple PC have merged to form the firm of DurretteCrump PLC. The firm will have 27 lawyers with offices on the 16th floor of the Bank of ...

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Baril goes to Sands Anderson

Stephen E. Baril, a longtime litigator at Williams Mullen, has moved to Sands Anderson. “I am thrilled to be part of a firm with a litigation legacy and one that’s laser-focused on the Richmond business community and has an entrepreneurial ...

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