Former Grundy lawyer David Cecil pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges of mail fraud, money laundering and tax evasion in connection with his handling of the estate of a Buchanan County physician. The government says Cecil stole more than $175,000 from trust accounts he was hired to administer for the estates of Robert and Nancy [...]
Entries from October 2010
October 4th, 2010 · Comments Off · Discipline, Fraud
October 4th, 2010 · Comments Off · Criminal Cases
Courts are beginning to address questions from arising from crimes or traffic wrecks where the accused raises a defense of involuntary intoxication from sleep aid medication. Some Texas pranksters got big laughs a while back by hacking a roadside warning sign to read “CAUTION – ZOMBIES AHEAD.” As Alexandria lawyer Chris Leibig points out, however, [...]
October 4th, 2010 · Comments Off · Law Schools, U.Va.
When Virginia Lawyers Weekly published its Dress Code Survey results back in July, a resounding 89 percent of poll-takers shook their heads at showing off tattoos. But a handful of University of Virginia law students recently dared to bare their ink for the student newspaper. These future lawyers revealed the stories behind their tats, recalling [...]
October 4th, 2010 · Comments Off · Ethics, Virginia State Bar
The Standing Committee on Legal Ethics of the Virginia State Bar finally has a formal position on the troublesome issue of using undisclosed recordings to investigate and develop a case. The committee adopted Legal Ethics Opinion 1802, which shifts the focus from a situation in which a lawyer directs clients to make such recordings to [...]
October 1st, 2010 · Comments Off · Supreme Court of Virginia
L. Steven Emmert, perhaps the most active appellate attorney in state courts and the host of the popular www.virginia-appeals.com website, says he will seek the Supreme Court of Virginia seat that will be created by the retirement of Justice Lawrence L. Koontz Jr. Virginia Lawyers Weekly subscribers can visit The SCoVA Blog for more details.
October 1st, 2010 · Comments Off · Uncategorized
Richmond lawyer Kevin A. White has been named Outstanding Volunteer of the year by the Pro Bono Clearinghouse program of the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation. Incoming board president Brian R. Marron presented the award to White last night at St. Joseph’s Villa in Richmond. White, an associate in the Richmond office of Kaufman & Canoles, [...]