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Pro Se Study Panel Looks At 'Unbundling' (access required)

Virginia’s court system, faced with more and more pro se litigants, is looking at “unbundling” of legal services as one solution to make legal help more affordable. Unbundling – the offering of discrete legal services, such as filling out forms ...

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AG Lays Off 10 Lawyers, 51 Total (access required)

The Virginia Attorney General’s Office has laid off 51 employees, including 10 lawyers, in response to a 15 percent cut to its budget by Gov. Mark Warner. The layoffs represent about 20 percent of the office’s workforce, counting employees at ...

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Warner Taps Bellows For Fairfax Seat (access required)

Randy I. Bellows, who as a lawyer for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Alexandria has been involved in some of the highest-profile espionage and fraud cases of recent years, has been appointed to a circuit judgeship in Fairfax. Gov. Mark ...

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Will Budget Cuts Reach The VSB? (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia is carving into what its leaders describe as muscle and bone to respond to Virginia’s $2 billion budget crisis. But leaders at the Virginia State Bar are feeling relatively insulated from any potential cutbacks. The ...

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