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VBA recommends four for Court of Appeals

Two circuit judges and two lawyers in private practice have won the recommendation of the Virginia Bar Association as the General Assembly considers a replacement for Virginia Court of Appeals Judge James Haley Jr.

In a Feb. 15 letter to chairmen of the Assembly’s Courts committees, the VBA supports – in alphabetical order:

  • Tazewell County Circuit Judge Teresa M. Chafin
  • Richmond lawyer Collin J. Hite
  • Augusta County Circuit Judge Victor V. Ludwig
  • Roanoke lawyer Monica T. Monday.

A total of nine candidates submitted questionnaires to the Virginia State Bar and other groups that make recommendations. The VSB judicial nominations committee and other bar groups interviewed candidates Thursday. (The VBA did not conduct interviews – hence, the early recommendations.)

-By Peter Vieth

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