The Virginia State Bar’s Clients’ Protection Fund awarded $38,168.33 in reimbursements to former clients of 11 Virginia lawyers at a meeting Sept. 15. The CPF board approves awards to persons who suffer financial loss because of dishonest conduct by Virginia ...Read More »
A public defender whose impact on his community reaches far beyond the clients he represents in court, Timothy S. Coyne was hailed as “Leader of the Year” by the Class of 2017 in Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s “Leaders in the Law” ...Read More »
A rule change by the Supreme Court of Virginia expands the list of circumstances that would justify a court inquiry into jury deliberations. In accordance with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Virginia justices on Oct. 20 approved adding ...Read More »
A lawyer for Bristol Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Kurt Pomrenke urged state Supreme Court justices to censure the judge, but not remove him from office, for his admitted misconduct in connection with his wife’s legal troubles. At a Nov. ...Read More »
A law firm accused of helping a client move assets to avoid a civil judgment now faces trial on a claim of fraudulent conveyance under a ruling from the Supreme Court of Virginia. The justices unanimously reversed the decision of ...Read More »
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia State Bar leaders say lawyer-client matching services that advertise limited legal services for fixed rates and charge marketing fees to participating lawyers violate Virginia’s legal ethics rules. The VSB Council recommended that Virginia join five other states ...
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Legislators say Virginia’s retirement benefits structure is making it hard to attract seasoned attorneys to serve as judges in the state courts. The benefits do not accrue fast enough for lawyers who enter the state retirement system in their 50s, ...Read More »
Regent University’s law school vaulted to the top of the bar results chart this year with a 94.59 percent pass rate for the July Virginia bar exam. Last year, Regent’s overall rate was 76.32, next to last among Virginia’s eight ...Read More »
An executive who successfully defended a trade secrets action and then filed to recover attorneys’ fees was too late, under a ruling this month from the Supreme Court of Virginia. The court said the rules required the executive to seek ...Read More »
Some lawyers are encountering clouds of confusion about whether the state’s automatic license suspension for some first-offense marijuana offenders is still in effect. Virginia judges are said to be taking different approaches to whether the marijuana offenders must have their ...
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