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Benzinger to seek top VSB position (access required)

The Virginia State Bar apparently will have a contested election for president-elect for the first time in 11 years. Raymond B. Benzinger of Arlington said he plans to file a petition to run against Kevin E. Martingayle of Virginia Beach, ...

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Martingayle files petition for VSB president-elect (access required)

If his plans work out, Kevin E. Martingayle will be the first president of the Virginia State Bar from Virginia Beach, the state’s most populous city. Martingayle, a two-term member of the VSB Council, wasted no time making his intentions ...

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Prosecutor admonished over undisclosed evidence

A Fairfax County prosecutor received a public admonition yesterday from a Virginia State Bar three-judge discipline panel for allegedly withholding evidence about prosecution witnesses. As The Washington Post reports, the judges rejected license suspension for Fairfax County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney ...

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Reston lawyer’s license revoked

A Virginia State Bar discipline panel last month yanked the license of a Reston lawyer based on allegations of “gross incompetence, utter lack of diligence, and dishonesty.” A VSB lawyer argued Thomas J. Sehler was “not fit to practice law” ...

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Rakes receives Leadership in Education award

The Virginia State Bar has established a leadership award in the field of legal education. It will be named for its first recipient, Roanoke lawyer William R. Rakes. Rakes received the award April 22 at the 20th Anniversary Conclave on ...

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Bar council elections done, except for three seats (access required)

Thanks to an unusually high number of uncontested elections, statewide races for seats on the Virginia State Bar Council are almost complete. Only three races remain unresolved. Hampton (8th Circuit) was scheduled to hold a council meeting last Thursday, after ...

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