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Author Archives: Jason Boleman

Calming canines: Virginia’s facility dogs aid witness testimony (access required)

A unique Fairfax County Department of Family Services’ employee has some quirks. She loves broccoli and green beans. She won’t get into a car unless she’s picked up. And she wants nothing more than cuddles and belly rubs. Rylynn, a ...

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Termination of father’s parental rights tossed (access required)

The Court of Appeals of Virginia vacated an order by a circuit court in Western Virginia terminating a father’s parental rights under Va. Code § 16.1-283(C)(2). The appeals court disagreed with the ruling from the Botetourt County Circuit Court, which ...

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Timely correction saves complaint (access required)

A prompt correction to a signature defect on a complaint alleging Title VII violations against a plaintiff’s former employer allowed the complaint to survive a motion to dismiss filed by the defendant employer for untimely filing. The signature defect was ...

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Mann investiture to be held Nov. 1 (access required)

The investiture of Justice Thomas P. Mann as a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia will be held on Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. The ceremony will be held in the courtroom of the Supreme Court Building in Richmond ...

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Kallen named VLW’s 2022 ‘Leader of the Year’ (access required)

Michelle S. Kallen was chosen by her peers as Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s 2022 “Leader of the Year.” Kallen, former solicitor general with the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia and now a partner at Jenner & Block in Washington, ...

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Biden taps Virginia native for U.S. AbilityOne Commission (access required)

A former Virginia attorney and George Mason University School of Law graduate has been appointed to the U.S. AbilityOne Commission. Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower & Reserve Affairs Robert D. Hogue was appointed to the commission by ...

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