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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)

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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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Dress Codes (access required)

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This month another crop of new lawyers entered the legal workforce in Virginia. Hiring has been pretty good, so here’s hoping that law firms and other organizations pull the trigger and let the new lawyers put their new law licenses ...

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Overcoming obstables

Longtime readers of this column will know that we enjoy a good headline at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, even when it’s a bad headline. This week, we salute and send a H/T to a Canadian woman named Marci. Or as her ...

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The elements of (AP) Style

Like thousands of newspapers across America, Virginia Lawyers Weekly uses The Associated Press Stylebook as our source for rules regarding punctuation, phrasing, spelling and general usage. Note that, per AP, there is no Oxford comma after “spelling” in the preceding ...

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