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 »
The skirmishing between Richmond lawyer Horace F. Hunter and the Virginia State Bar over Hunter’s blog on his website continues, with a hearing now set for Oct. 18 before the Third District Disciplinary Committee. The case had been set for ...Read More »
A Norfolk attorney has accepted a five-year suspension of her law license rather than contest ethical charges arising from an investment she asked a client to make. According to Virginia State Bar documents, the client asked Tina Elizabeth Orr to ...Read More »
A Richmond lawyer has beaten the Virginia State Bar in its efforts to revoke his law license. At the end of an 11-hour hearing on May 20, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board dismissed misconduct allegations against Charles E. Ayers ...Read More »
For nearly 20 years, the Virginia State Bar has been trying to help lawyers resolve fights with clients over fees and billing. The collective reaction of the lawyers: Ho hum. The VSB’s fee dispute resolution program simply hasn’t been used. ...Read More »