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Williamsburg patent lawyer charged with UPL

A Williamsburg grand jury has returned an indictment charging patent attorney Bambi Walters with practicing law without a license, according to the local prosecutor. Williamsburg/James City County Commonwealth’s Attorney Nate Green said the charge resulted from a Virginia State Bar ...

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Caroline prosecutor appeals admonition by VSB committee

The Sixth District Committee of the Virginia State Bar has issued a public admonition to Caroline County Commonwealth’s Attorney Anthony G. Spencer for talking to a defendant who was represented by counsel without advising him of his right to have ...

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10 seek seat on high court (access required)

Ten candidates, including four members of the Virginia Court of Appeals, have told the Virginia State Bar they are interested in filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia that will be created by the retirement of Justice Lawrence ...

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Former Floyd prosecutor reprimanded

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has imposed a public reprimand with terms on former Floyd County Commonwealth’s Attorney Gordon Earl Hannett Jr. The reprimand stemmed from the removal and destruction of three computer hard drives in the prosecutor’s office ...

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Lawyer disbarred over $450K diversion (access required)

A lawyer formerly with the firm of Marks & Harrison has surrendered her license to practice law after she acknowledged that she misappropriated $450,000 that should have gone to the firm. According to Virginia State Bar documents, Kyle Cornelia Leftwich ...

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Criminal defense lawyers want to open up discovery (access required)

Discovery in criminal cases is a hot issue. In some localities, defense lawyers complain of secretive police policies and uncooperative prosecutors. In other jurisdictions, however, commonwealth’s attorneys announce “open file” policies, and defense lawyers generally agree those procedures work well. ...

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