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JIRC: Censure or remove J&DR judge (access required)

Tammy Giza and a deputy court clerk have a very different recollection of a custody hearing from that of the attorney for Giza’s husband and James Michael Shull, a juvenile and domestic relations district judge who sits in Lee, Scott ...

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Refining the law on sanctions (access required)

Last August, the Supreme Court of Virginia fined Roanoke lawyer D. Stan Barnhill $1,000 and suspended him from practicing before the court for a year because of an intemperate petition for rehearing he had filed. Over the next eight months, ...

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