A lawyer takes a phone call from a woman eager to tell him why she wants a divorce. Politeness outweighs any concern about a possible conflict. As the woman starts to tell him about an affair, he realizes to whom ...Read More »
Henrico County lawyer William O. Smith has surrendered his license to practice law rather than contest allegations that he misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars from escrow accounts related to a title insurance agency. Smith is the owner-operator of the ...Read More »
VIRGINIA BEACH–Everybody has an opinion, but the opinions that count most in court are likely to be expert opinions. Trial lawyers know there aren’t many cases nowadays that don’t involve experts, aside from the occasional case involving an adulterated product ...Read More »
Judges, including Chief Justice Cynthia Kinser, substituted for celebrities on Friday in the version of Hollywood Squares that the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar dubbed Judiciary Squares. The judges were given evidence-related questions and contestants – and ...
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Trial lawyers are cheering and the defense bar and at least one corporation are booing a proposed Legal Ethics Opinion on lawyers’ obligations for unpaid liens in personal injury cases. LEO 1858, as drafted, says it is unethical for a ...Read More »