Author Archives: Paul Fletcher

Dress codes: The poll results (access required)

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Men don’t need to wear a tie to the office much any more. And if you don’t shave for a few days, that’s kind of OK. Women should not wear low-cut tops or short skirts, but high heels are OK. ...

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Norfolk’s Eaton honored with award at W&M law graduation

Norfolk attorney Jennifer L. Eaton received the Taylor Reveley Award from the William & Mary law school at this year’s graduation ceremony, held May 23. The award is given to a William & Mary law alum who has graduated in ...

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Lynch takes office as Richmond Bar president

Daniel E. Lynch became president of the Richmond Bar Association June 1. Lynch, a principal of the firm of Lynch Seli PC, practices workers’ compensation defense; he also defends motor vehicle liability claims, premises liability and professional liability claims. He ...

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Satterlund tapped as president of MRWBA

Richmond lawyer Michele Satterlund was elected president of the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association last month. Satterlund, a partner at McGuireWoods who also is a senior vice president at McGuireWoods Consulting, will focus on growing the association’s membership during her ...

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Trigiani completes 10 years as chair of state board (access required)

Alexandria lawyer Lucia Anna “Pia” Trigiani has concluded 10 years of service as chair of the Virginia Common Interest Community Board, a board appointed by the governor. The group is charged with licensing and certifying common interest community managers throughout ...

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VLF extends deadline for Fellows nominations

The Virginia Law Foundation has extended the deadline for nominations for the Fellows Class of 2020 to July 10. Nominators can mail a confidential nomination form along with letters of support to The Virginia Law Foundation, 105 Whitewood Road, Charlottesville, ...

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A tale of greed and weed

Maybe it sounded like a good idea at the end of an all-night bong party out in California. Maybe it sounded like a way to get a leg up on the cannabis industry in Virginia, even though that’s not quite ...

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In search of ‘happy little trees’

Remember Bob Ross? Not the VMI quarterback from Richmond who became an NFL coach and took the San Diego Chargers to the Super Bowl after the 1994 season. That’s Bobby Ross. Bob Ross was a public television sensation for more ...

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Wife, whose breach of PSA was contempt, must pay fees (access required)


A wife who breached two sections of the couple’s property settlement agreement was properly held in civil contempt, the Virginia Court of Appeals has held. And under the PSA, she must pay her ex-husband’s attorneys’ fees for enforcing the agreement. ...

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Contempt for the dead

Who says judges don’t have a sense of humor? No one around our office. Usually the good stuff sneaks into wry footnotes in cases. And we’ve got one this week. This week’s lead story on page 1 features a family ...

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