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The VLW Quick 10: VSB Scenes (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly has been making the scene at the beach and on the boardwalk since 1986. Here’s a Quick10 recap of memorable moments from our “Scenes” coverage of past annual meetings. 1. Then, now and later. In 1995, a ...

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Fairfax’s Sharon Nelson to seek top VSB post

Sharon D. Nelson, a Fairfax lawyer and president of a computer forensics and information security company, wants to be president of the Virginia State Bar in 2013-14. Nelson is a member of the VSB Council and its executive committee, and ...

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Draft LEO: Plaintiff is not required to indemnify liens (access required)

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 ...

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Midlothian’s Garrett gets one-year suspension (access required)

Midlothian attorney Stacy F. Garrett III, a former Richmond prosecutor, has been hit with a second one-year suspension of his law license. A three-judge panel of Chesterfield County Circuit Court ordered the suspension for Garrett, finding he failed to use ...

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When Harry met retirement

Harry Hirsch, the Deputy Bar Counsel at the Virginia State Bar, spent 27 years in the VSB disciplinary department, longer than any other lawyer. Just before he retired this week, he was feted by his colleagues at the VSB, both ...

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Lawyer still practicing after suspension, gets longer suspension (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has suspended the license of a Leesburg lawyer for five years because he continued to practice law and accepted a fee without providing services after his license had been suspended administratively. The action against ...

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