A Richmond area eatery that challenged Virginia’s long-standing limits on restaurant liquor sales lost another round last month with a decision from the Court of Appeals. The appellate judges said it is up to the General Assembly, not the courts, ...Read More »
As the Virginia General Assembly again considers new terms for incumbent judges, legislators will be examining a large batch of report cards on the candidates. For some, mostly juvenile and domestic relations judges, the reviews were not all raves. This ...
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A Virginia doctor arrested after triggering suspicions on a college campus 20 years ago and tried for having a toxic chemical in a storage unit has lost his bid to have records of the charges removed from court records. Although ...Read More »
U.S. District Judge Glen E. Conrad of Virginia’s Western District is taking senior status, his office reports. In a letter to President Trump, Conrad said he would assume senior status on Monday, Dec. 11, his assistant said. The move was ...Read More »
Children involved in family court disputes are often poorly served by lawyers appointed to represent them, attorneys and other observers say. Surveys of lawyers and court volunteers reveal concerns that some guardians ad litem – paid to advocate for children ...
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Martinsville Commonwealth’s Attorney H. Clay Gravely IV has announced his resignation due to health concerns. According to a letter of resignation cited by the Martinsville Bulletin, Gravely said that he had been battling colon cancer and reached a point where ...Read More »
A Manassas lawyer agreed to give up his law license Dec. 7 confronted with allegations that he misled and obstructed a bar investigator. The agreed disbarment of Jonathan D. Esten comes a year after he agreed to a public reprimand ...Read More »
The Prince William County Bar Association on Dec. 7 nominated a slate of candidates for up to four possible judgeship selections by the 2018 General Assembly: Circuit Court (2 anticipated vacancies): Jim Willett Angela Horan (current GDC Judge) Lisa Baird ...Read More »
A Winchester attorney – currently under impairment suspension – agreed to a plea agreement Dec. 5 calling for 30 days in jail for driving with a suspended license. The plea deal for lawyer Shelly Collette in Winchester Circuit Court included ...Read More »