The Supreme Court of Virginia announced a batch of mostly technical rule changes this month that address procedures in that court as well as the Court of Appeals. One of the changes will allow attorneys to bring newly discovered authorities ...Read More »
With a “minimalist approach” to curbing witness coaching in depositions, the Supreme Court of Virginia has won favorable reviews from lawyers for new language targeting so-called “speaking objections.” The rule – now in place – for the first time addresses ...Read More »
Despite a series of circuit court opinions frowning on the practice, the so-called “speaking objection” during a deposition has never been expressly barred under Virginia court rules. That situation will change Jan. 1 with a package of rule changes approved ...Read More »
Someone didn’t get the memo. The commonwealth forfeited its right to appeal a suppression order when it styled its appellate claims as “Questions Presented” instead of “Assignments of Error.” The appellant had hit the preliminary marks: Timely notice of appeal? ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia’s Advisory Committee on Rules of Court is seeking comment on a proposed Part 9 of the rules that would establish procedures for involuntary commitment proceedings. The committee also wants comment on civil procedure recommendations from ...Read More »
Adoption of a first-time set of local rules in federal courts of the Western District will mean elimination of a long-standing strict order barring lawyers from disclosing details of criminal cases. The 1983 standing order prohibits disclosure of information about ...
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The Virginia Judicial Council adopted today the proposed revision of the rules of appellate procedure essentially as recommended by a 27-member committee headed by Supreme Court Justice Donald W. Lemons. The revisions to Part 5 of the Supreme Court and ...Read More »