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VBA looks to local bars to increase membership (access required)

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The Virginia Bar Association recently began an initiative to increase membership by offering services to local bar members for free—on one condition. That condition is that the top three leaders of each local or specialty bar group—typically the president, president-elect ...

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Court reporters welcome proposed regulation (access required)

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Virginia could take the first step in regulating court reporters this year. Court reporters could no longer make multi-case contracts with parties in a lawsuit if Senate Bill 545 passes the General Assembly. SB 545 passed the full Senate Feb. ...

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Bill on plea deals nixing expungement moves forward (access required)

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Prosecutors could no longer cut a plea deal requiring a defendant to forego expungement of charges, under a bill passed by the Senate Feb. 1. Sen. Scott Surovell, D-Mount Vernon, sponsored Senate Bill 608. He said he proposed the legislation to ...

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