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Judge seeks new term after suspension (access required)

A Virginia general district judge hopes to be elected to another six-year term even though he was removed from the bench for two months and under supervision for two years for his courthouse conduct in 2015. The judge’s behavior will ...

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Lawyer pleads, gets 1 year in jail for triple fatality (access required)

A Virginia lawyer who caused the deaths of three people standing near a Richmond-area highway last summer has pleaded guilty to reckless driving in an agreement that calls for a 12-month jail sentence. Claire C. Carr reportedly had been texting ...

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Capital defender to open private practice (access required)

Veteran capital defender Doug Ramseur says he’s leaving public service and opening his own office in Richmond. Ramseur has served 17 years in the state’s capital defender’s offices. Most recently, he has been the capital defender for the central region ...

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Leesburg lawyer disbarred for trust violations (access required)

A Loudoun County attorney admits he misappropriated more than $850,000 from fiduciary accounts, according to a statement he submitted to the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board. J. Christopher Chamblin of Leesburg agreed to revocation of his law license in an ...

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