State court administrators and Virginia State Bar officials heaved a huge sigh of relief after the General Assembly restored 21 judgeships and rejected a proposal to take $5 million from the VSB budget. These money matters were very much in ...Read More »
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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The effort in the 2011 General Assembly to revive mandatory IOLTA is dead for the time being. Proponents of reinstating mandatory IOLTA as a tool to raise money for legal aid failed to clear the first hurdle – lifting the ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Some Northern Virginia judges and lawyers are taking a fresh look at what had been a routine procedure intended to protect the rights of children when settling their civil claims. In Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, judges have decided that, in ...Read More »
The 2,145-member Fairfax Bar Association has chimed in with the pleas for filling Virginia judicial vacancies. An FBA resolution this week urges General Assembly members to fully fund all vacant judgeships and to reject the governor’s plan to use $5 ...Read More »