Author Archives: Matthew Chaney

Federal judiciary defines what is ‘misconduct’ (access required)


The policy-making body of the federal judiciary has approved amendments to the judicial codes of conduct to state plainly what qualifies as “misconduct” and to make it easier for victims of sexual harassment or assault to come forward and report ...

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VSB’s Clients’ Protection Fund paid $51K in January (access required)


The Virginia State Bar’s Clients’ Protection Fund board has approved payouts worth $51,123 to clients who suffered financial losses as a result of six Virginia attorneys’ dishonest conduct. At a January meeting, the board approved funds for new claims worth ...

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VBA asks lawyers ‘RUWell’? (access required)


Justin W. Earley was “the picture of stability and success” early in his legal career, having graduated at the top of his law class at Georgetown, passed the bar in his home state and landed a job at one of ...

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Bills addressing high eviction rates pass Assembly (access required)


A 2018 Princeton University study found that cities in Virginia have some of the highest eviction rates in the country. In fact, half of the cities covered in the study were in the Old Dominion. A diverse group of stakeholders, ...

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