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Report: Judge who once led parole board is on leave (access required)

Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge Adrianne Bennett, the former state Parole Board chair, went on “extended leave” in mid-April, according to a report by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Citing an April 14 email from the court clerk, the paper ...

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Claytor honored by VADA (access required)

John M. Claytor of Richmond’s Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman has been named as this year’s recipient of the VADA’s Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation. Claytor has distinguished himself over more than 40 years in practice as one of ...

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Kilduff honored with civility award (access required)

William B. Kilduff of Richmond’s Emroch & Kilduff LLP has been announced as the recipient of the 2021 VADA-VTLA Civility and Professionalism Award. The award is given each year by the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys to a member of ...

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Lawyer accepts 3½-year suspension in fallout from divorce case (access required)

A Roanoke lawyer has agreed to a three-year and six-month suspension amid bar allegations that he tried to cover up a botched divorce that led to a $742,000 legal malpractice judgment. In a May 17 hearing, Charles “C.J.” Covati said ...

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Revisiting clawback case, judge OKs exceptions (access required)

A Fairfax County judge has revisited his February ruling that an employer cannot claw back salary paid to an alleged unfaithful employee. In a May 6 decision, Circuit Judge David A. Oblon acknowledged he misapplied his own test. He allowed ...

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Police: Woman posed as immigration attorney (access required)

Fairfax County authorities have charged a Gainesville woman with posing as an immigration attorney. Victims reportedly paid a group called “Americanos for America Party Incorporated” for legal assistance and were directed to the woman at a rented office in the ...

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