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Sanctions paid, Murray now faces bar discipline (access required)

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After paying a sanction award of nearly $600,000 for what a judge called an “extensive pattern of deceptive and obstructionist conduct,” former Charlottesville attorney Matthew B. Murray now faces Virginia State Bar disciplinary charges for his actions in the wrongful ...

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VSB Annual Meeting News

Owen receives Tradition of Excellence Award Midlothian lawyer W. Joseph Owen III received the 2013 Tradition of Excellence Award from the VSB’s General Practice Section on June 15. Owen is a general practitioner whose work has been enhanced by his ...

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Local bar groups earn Awards of Merit

The Virginia State Bar’s Conference of Local Bar Associations holds an Awards of Merit Competition each year to recognize outstanding public service projects conducted by local and specialty bars throughout the state. The competition is divided into two groups: an ...

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Lawyer’s light loan payoff leads to discipline charge (access required)

A lawyer who allegedly underpaid a lawsuit loan when he settled his client’s case is facing a misconduct charge from the Virginia State Bar. The loan company demanded a payoff of nearly nine times the original loan amount of $26,500, but received only $50,000 from the plaintiff's lawyer as he made payments from a $3 million settlement [...]

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Diversity panel gets seat at the VSB table (access required)

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VIRGINIA BEACH – The Virginia State Bar’s Diversity Conference has gained access to the VSB’s top policy body. The VSB Council voted 62-5 June 13 to give the three-year-old Diversity Conference representation on the bar’s Executive Committee. The decision puts ...

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Letter to the Editor

Editor Virginia Lawyers Weekly I read with interest your editorial of June 3, 2013, regarding the Diversity Conference of the Virginia State Bar.  In it, you noted the creation of the conference amid a certain amount of controversy in 2010, ...

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