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Limited-scope representation rule proposal simplified (access required)

The Supreme Court’s rules advisors are offering a simplified proposal to regulate limited-scope representation of needy clients in civil matters. The court’s Advisory Committee on Rules of Court is again seeking comments on a proposed addition to Rule 1:5 to ...

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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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