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Courts committees set process for filling judicial vacancies (access required)

David B. Albo, chairman of the House Courts of Justice Committee, has asked the Virginia State Bar to vet additional candidates to fill two vacancies on the Supreme Court of Virginia. Karen A. Gould, executive director of the VSB, said ...

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VSB announces pro bono awards for Marshall, W&L law student (access required)

The Virginia State Bar’s Committee on Access to Legal Services is recognizing Rapidan attorney Gail Starling Marshall and Washington and Lee University law student Daniel H. Goldman for their pro bono work. Marshall will receive the 2011 Lewis F. Powell ...

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Disagreement reigned as 2011 assembly was coming to close (access required)

The General Assembly neared the end of its 2011 regular session with budget conferees still in disagreement over how to address a freeze in filling circuit and district judicial vacancies and on Gov. Robert F. McDonnell’s proposal to raid Virginia ...

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Assembly funds judgeships

The General Assembly recessed tonight until April 4 after approving a budget that includes money to fill 21 judgeships that the legislature froze in its 2010 session. The legislature also rejected the proposal of Gov. Robert F. McDonnell that it ...

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VSB seeks comment on Morrissey reinstatement

The Virginia State Bar wants to know what you think about the fitness of Del. Joe Morrissey, D-Henrico, to practice law. Morrissey has petitioned the VSB to restore his license, which was revoked in April 2003, and a hearing on ...

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Mandatory IOLTA effort stalls

Proponents of reinstating mandatory IOLTA as a tool to raise money for legal aid appear to have stumbled at the first step. The Supreme Court of Virginia approved mandatory IOLTA, the acronym for Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts, on a ...

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