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State changes policy on parole eligibility (access required)

Some older Virginia inmates may get a break on parole eligibility with a change in policy by the Department of Corrections. Previously, when an inmate’s offenses occurred both before and after Jan. 1, 1995 – the date parole was abolished ...

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Lynchburg’s Richards named commissioner of accounts (access required)

The judges of the 24th Judicial Circuit have announced that James R. Richards of Lynchburg has been appointed as commissioner of accounts effective Aug. 1. Richards will serve along with Leighton Houck, the judges said in a statement Richards will be ...

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Virginia bar exam test-takers stay dry (access required)

Despite persistent rain in Roanoke, the 767 applicants who sat for the Virginia bar exam on July 24 and 25 managed to avoid getting wet while actually taking the test. That wasn’t the case for some bar candidates in Colorado. ...

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Buniva files for bar presidency, challengers expected (access required)

Richmond lawyer Brian Buniva has filed a petition to run for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar, a position which would lead to him serving as president during 2020-21. Two other lawyers say they plan to run as well, setting ...

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‘The Hammer’ agrees to bar reprimand (access required)

Well-known Norfolk personal injury attorney Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley has accepted a Virginia State Bar reprimand for ignoring most of a chiropractor’s lien when he paid out settlement proceeds. Stanley is famous for brash television ads in which he shouts ...

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