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Legislature elects judges in session’s closing days

In the closing days of this year’s session, the General Assembly elected judges for the commonwealth’s circuit courts, general district courts and juvenile and domestic relations courts. The judges, along with one member of the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission, ...

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Supreme Court amends reinstatement rules

Attorneys who resigned from the Virginia State Bar that wish to resume practicing law in the commonwealth no longer have to pass the bar exam to earn readmission, according to an amendment to the Rules for Integration of the Virginia ...

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Senate confirms first openly gay federal judge in Virginia

The U.S. Senate confirmed Assistant U.S. Attorney Jamar K. Walker to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Feb. 28, making Walker the first openly gay Article III judge to serve in Virginia. Walker’s nomination was ...

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Chaos to clarity: Attorney lien statute bill passes General Assembly

Virginia General Assembly

A bill that would provide clarity to the statute governing liens for attorney fees is heading to the desk of Gov. Glenn Youngkin after passing the Senate and the House of Delegates unanimously. Senate Bill 817, sponsored by Sen. Scott ...

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Firm donates $20K to legal aid organizations

Attorneys Ashley Davis and Scott Fitzgerald present a check to the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society

A Virginia personal injury firm donated $20,000 to a trio of legal aid organizations throughout the commonwealth earlier this year. Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen donated $7,500 each to the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville and the Central Virginia ...

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AG’s office honors civil rights leader Barbara Johns

Attorney General Jason Miyares unveiled a new portrait and memorial exhibit honoring civil rights leader Barbara Johns on Feb. 15. The ceremony was attended by Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Sen. Lionell Spruill, D-Chesapeake, as well as Johns’ family members. On ...

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Bar seeks comment on proposed amendment to Rules of Supreme Court

The Virginia State Bar is seeking comment on proposed amendments to a section of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia that discusses reciprocal disciplinary proceedings. The proposed amendment would add a paragraph — Paragraph 13-24.I — which would ...

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