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Justices: Ask first before using demonstrative exhibits (access required)

Thinking of hauling a big poster to the Supreme Court of Virginia to help illustrate your arguments? How about the crumpled bumper undergirding your client’s trauma claim? Better get permission before bringing such demonstrative exhibits to oral arguments at the ...

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Hairston is new chair of Character & Fitness panel (access required)

Richmond lawyer Curtis M. Hairston Jr. is the new chair of the Character and Fitness Committee of the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners, replacing longtime leader Henry M. Sackett III of Lynchburg. Sackett resigned in September after serving as chair ...

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Austin honored by Roanoke bar (access required)

Roanoke attorney J. Rudy Austin has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Roanoke Bar Association Frank W. “Bo” Rogers Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award. Austin, a retired partner at the Gentry Locke firm, will be formally presented with the award at ...

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168 pass February bar exam (access required)

Virginia has 105 new lawyers as of April 13. The Virginia Board of Bar Examiners has announced results of the February Virginia Bar Examination showing 105 applicants passed the bar and met all other admission requirements and are now licensed ...

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Gates barred: Lawyer sanctioned for courthouse behavior (access required)

A Chesterfield County bankruptcy lawyer has been banished from bankruptcy court for six months for unruly behavior at the federal courthouse security station. Richard O. Gates – a veteran bankruptcy lawyer who has handled 9,170 cases since 1990 – was ...

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