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Chambers is president of national association (access required)

Jane Sherman Chambers – director of the Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorneys Services Council – has accepted the gavel as president of the National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators. Chambers took office on July 10 at NAPC’s summer conference in Destin, Florida. Chambers, ...

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Richmond lawyer joins race for commonwealth’s attorney (access required)

Richmond attorney Alexander L. “Alex” Taylor says he will challenge Colette W. McEachin for the Democratic nomination for Richmond commonwealth’s attorney. Taylor, 57, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch he will run on his record of public service including work at the ...

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Victim’s family in boat death case seeks to disqualify prosecutor (access required)

The parents of a man who died in a Northern Neck boating accident in 2017 say the local commonwealth’s attorney should be barred from prosecuting the man accused of causing the accident. The parents of Graham McCormick contend Lancaster County ...

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Court launches statewide criminal records search (access required)

As promised in January, the Supreme Court of Virginia has unveiled an online search engine to look up criminal and traffic cases in all general district courts and nearly all circuit courts. Without any accompanying announcement, search links appeared on ...

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Lawyer avoids felony conviction on drug charges (access required)

A Washington County lawyer accused of passing illicit drugs to his client in court has pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors. Two other charges were dropped in a deal that avoids jail time and felony convictions for George Ed “Chip” Barker ...

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