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Deadline for clerks needed? (access required)


Collections lawyers say some Virginia court clerk’s offices are taking months to process paperwork, slowing down their practice. Staff shortages mean the problem could get worse, a court official warned, but legislators say they are looking to the courts for ...

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Criminal discovery comment sought

The latest proposal to reform criminal discovery in Virginia is being put up for comment by the state Supreme Court. The court is asking for comments on proposed revisions to Rules 3A:11 and 3A:12 regarding criminal discovery. The court’s Feb. ...

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Board opposes lawyer’s bid for reinstatement (access required)

A former Virginia lawyer convicted of embezzling from her church to pay off a personal injury client faces an uphill battle in her petition for reinstatement. Anne Marston Lynch Wilber, formerly Anne Marston Lynch, is asking the Supreme Court of ...

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Lawyer suspended 14 months for dishonesty (access required)

A Virginia lawyer who sought to assure a fraud victim that his money was safe, even after the money was paid to outsiders, has been suspended from law practice for 14 months, according to the Virginia State Bar. Attorney William ...

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Hunton merger would give firm 1,000 lawyers (access required)

A merger with a Texas law firm will expand the Richmond-based Hunton & Williams law firm to more than 1,000 attorneys and add new names to the firm’s title. Hunton & Williams LLP and Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP announced Wednesday ...

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Judge funding unresolved in budget process (access required)

Some additional funded judgeships will likely emerge from the 2018 General Assembly, but politicians have not yet nailed down numbers or the locations where new judges might be added. The current budget pays for 407 judgeships out of 426 authorized ...

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Scott is named Western District PD (access required)

A federal defender in Washington has been named as the federal public defender for the Western District of Virginia. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals selected Juval O. Scott of Germantown, Maryland, to fill the chief defender’s job in ...

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Cullen nominated for Western District U.S. attorney (access required)

President Trump has nominated Roanoke attorney Thomas T. Cullen for U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia, according to the state’s two U.S. senators. Cullen was one of two candidates recommended to the White House by Sens. Mark R. Warner and ...

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