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Court panel approves simpler habeas language (access required)

A judicial policy panel has approved changes to simplify and clarify Virginia’s laws governing the state habeas corpus procedure. The General Assembly could consider the proposed revisions next year. The suggested changes – a project of the Virginia Supreme Court’s ...

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Bar panel splits on bad bookkeeping discipline (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board came down hard on a lawyer who mismanaged his trust account, imposing a 60-day suspension when a bar prosecutor asked for only 30 days. One of the five-member panel even wrote a dissent, contending ...

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Lawyers elect Bar Council members (access required)

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After contested elections in four of Virginia’s most populous jurisdictions, 13 new faces will join the Virginia State Bar Council next month. A total of 23 lawyers were elected to seats on the bar’s governing body in online elections that ...

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Sex offender sues over ouster from school meeting (access required)

A Stafford County man required to register as a sex offender claims he was bounced from a school board meeting and arrested when he came to talk about school discipline. In a federal civil rights lawsuit, Melvin Allen said he ...

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Lawyers elect Bar Council members (access required)

After contested elections in four of Virginia’s most populous communities, 13 new faces will join the Virginia State Bar Council next month. A total of 23 lawyers were elected to seats on the bar’s governing body in online elections that ...

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