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Chesterfield clerk sues chief judge (access required)

Chesterfield County Circuit Clerk Judy L. Worthington has filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of Virginia against Chief Judge Michael C. Allen. Worthington has asked for writ of prohibition and a writ of mandamus in a dispute involving the ...

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The well-written retainer letter (access required)

A well-crafted retainer letter is crucial for attorneys in all practice areas and in all types of firms, from solo to in-house, says Carolyn Elefant. A solo attorney in Washington, D.C., and author of the legal blog “My Shingle” at ...

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Obituaries (access required)

Robert E. Shepherd Jr. Robert E. Shepherd Jr., professor emeritus at the University of Richmond law school and a tireless advocate for children and the disadvantaged, died Thursday, Dec. 11. He was 71. A graduate of Washington and Lee University ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

Robert B. “Chip” Delano Jr., a shareholder and member of the risk management practice group at Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, received the Defense Research Institute Community Service Award. Delano was recognized by the DRI for having continuously served for ...

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Fairfax board promises help to redevelop Tysons (access required)

TYSONS CORNER—The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors promised last week to act quickly to help redevelop Tysons Corner, after property owners and local leaders complained that bureaucracy has slowed the sprawling suburb’s transformation to an urban center. Board members said ...

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VCU degree-awarding matter concluded (access required)

The agency that accredits Virginia Commonwealth University says the university won’t face sanctions or warnings in its handling of the case of the improper awarding of a bachelor’s degree to Richmond’s former police chief. Belle S. Wheelan, president of the ...

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