The Virginia Court of Appeals could be getting tougher on procedural defects in appeal petitions. The court has asked lawyers in a criminal case to address whether a petition’s lack of exact references to trial court objections should require the ...Read More »
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For our annual Trends issue this year, we have identified a dozen different issues or points of departure that we’ll be watching in the coming year. Twelve for ’12, we call it. Here’s the list: STRESS ON THE COURTS Read ...
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Without extra funding, Virginia courts will be shorthanded by at least 37 judges by the end of this year, with another 12 mandatory retirements coming in 2013, the Supreme Court of Virginia has told state legislators. The numbers are included ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia is pushing back against an effort to strip judges of their power to order courthouse construction. A state Senate bill aimed at easing financial burdens on localities includes a provision intended to restrict the ability ...Read More »
Some Virginia law professors would be eligible to practice law even though they have not passed the bar exam under a bill introduced at the General Assembly. The proposal has been advanced by Washington & Lee University law Prof. A. ...Read More »
(AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s demand for documents related to a former University of Virginia climate-change researcher’s work. The hearing is set for Thursday. Cuccinelli is seeking emails and ...Read More »
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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A Virginia Supreme Court case that struck a noncompete clause used by a pest control company – the same clause upheld by the high court over 20 years ago – caused the most buzz during 2011 among Virginia lawyers who ...Read More »
By Peter Vieth The Supreme Court of Virginia is cutting access to a key source of potential clients for traffic and criminal lawyers. The end of the court’s Law Office Public Access System (“LOPAS”) later this month could make it ...Read More »
A Virginia Supreme Court panel is considering whether to allow an appeal in a case where a Newport News man was convicted of a shooting based largely on the testimony of his former defense attorney. If interest by a justice ...Read More »