A deal may be in the works to elevate two Virginia Court of Appeals judges to the Supreme Court of Virginia and replace them with Gov. Bob McDonnell’s former law partner and a Portsmouth circuit judge. Judges Elizabeth A. McClanahan ...Read More »
The state appears unlikely to get any new judges elected before April 25 at the earliest, although the General Assembly moved closer to filling two vacancies on the Supreme Court of Virginia. The Republican caucus in the House of Delegates ...Read More »
The horse trading has begun. Legislators wrapped up judicial interviews last week, and starting today, they’re ready to name names for open judgeships in Virginia. The House Republican caucus will meet to elect two justices to the Supreme Court of ...Read More »
The advice for effective advocacy before the Virginia Court of Appeals ranged from the very general – Don’t be a jerk – to the very specific – Get your citations right. Rudeness to the court’s staff and personal attacks on ...Read More »
The field for two seats on the Supreme Court of Virginia has swelled to 19 candidates. Five judges on the Court of Appeals – almost half the court – are seeking a promotion. And potential justices include five circuit judges, ...Read More »
It can be a ticklish and touchy moment for a lawyer: the judge in a case has a conflict and needs to pass the file to a colleague. But whether, and how, to ask a judge to recuse herself can ...
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A legislative session to interview candidates for a vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia split – literally – over the court’s recent decision in Hernandez v. Commonwealth. That case held that judges can defer entering judgment in criminal cases ...
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When a lawyer in a custody case gets an “absolutely killing” report from a court-appointed evaluator, there are two options. First, you can “surrender,” family law practitioner Michael S. Ewing said at the Henrico County Bar Association’s Bench-Bar program on ...Read More »
The House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees certified 58 incumbent judges yesterday as qualified for reappointment. The list includes Virginia Court of Appeals judges D. Arthur Kelsey and Elizabeth A. McClanahan, both candidates for the Supreme Court vacancy that ...Read More »
Getting a court to defer judgment may be the best a lawyer can do for a particular criminal client. But in some kinds of cases, that option has been in limbo for the last few years. Lawyers are watching closely ...Read More »