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Tag Archives: Virginia State Bar

No ‘Needle in a haystack’ (access required)

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A Virginia State Bar committee believes a prosecutor should not be able to satis­fy disclosure obliga­tions by turning over a bundle of material without pinpointing where the possibly exculpatory informa­tion is. The VSB’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics is seeking ...

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Police reports are major focus of discovery task force (access required)

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Access to police reports by defense lawyers appears to be the only major point of disagreement as a Virginia State Bar task force looks for incremental ways to reform Virginia’s criminal discovery procedures. Two panel members are said to be ...

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Despite jury exoneration, lawyer faces bar charges (access required)

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A Roanoke County lawyer accused in connection with an investment fraud avoided personal liability in a federal jury trial but now faces Virginia State Bar ethics charges. The allegations against William Lee Andrews III arise from an apparent $325,000 swindle ...

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Byrum seeks VSB presidency (access required)

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Alexandria lawyer Marni E. Byrum is seeking to lead the Virginia State Bar in 2019-20. Byrum, long active in bar leadership roles, has filed a petition to serve as president-elect of the VSB beginning next summer. She will be unopposed if ...

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Lawyer facing bar charges for ‘greedy’ estate fee (access required)

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An Alexandria attorney accused of allegedly paying himself more than $1 million for handling the nearly $9 million estate of a woman who died in 2011 is facing bar charges of dishonesty and deliberate wrongdoing. A Fairfax County judge in ...

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Lawyer disciplined in DC, but not in Virginia on same facts (access required)

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A lawyer facing a recommended 60-day suspension in Washington for alleged misconduct avoided discipline in Virginia based on the same facts. An Arlington County Circuit Court panel found the “evidence falls short, but barely so” in the Virginia State Bar’s ...

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