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Chafin is sworn in to Supreme Court (access required)

Southwest Virginia’s newest voice on the Virginia Supreme Court bench took the oath of office Sept. 6 in Abingdon. Teresa M. Chafin, of Russell County, moved from the state Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court, taking the place of ...

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Civil jury instructions posted for free (access required)

Two months after the Supreme Court of Virginia made the unannotated version of its model criminal jury instructions available for free, the civil version is now available on the court’s website. The civil instructions are at http://www.courts.state.va.us/courts/circuit/resources/model_jury_instructions_civil.pdf . The court ...

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Judicial vacancy attracts 17 candidates (access required)

Seventeen lawyers and judges have asked to be evaluated for an opening on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine asked the Virginia State Bar to evaluate the candidates for ...

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LeClairRyan files for bankruptcy (access required)

The Richmond-based law firm of LeClairRyan filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 3 amid departing lawyers and declining revenues, asking a judge to oversee its liquidation plan. The firm reportedly owes about $6.8 million to its primary lender, but has come ...

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Former Abingdon officials sue town (access required)

Two former Abingdon officials – including the long-time town attorney – are suing the town for money damages claiming they were forced to quit amid a “toxic environment” of increased politicization. Deborah C. Icenhour – who resigned last summer after ...

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Virginia Beach lawyer surrenders license (access required)

A lawyer already serving a four-year license suspension has agreed to have his license revoked in the face of a new bar complaint. Andrew I. Becker of Virginia Beach consented to disbarment in an affidavit signed Aug. 28. The revocation ...

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Court ends month with torrent of opinions (access required)

The impending retirement of Virginia Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth A. McClanahan prompted a stream of opinions in the week preceding her last day on Sept. 1. From Aug. 22 to Aug. 30, the court issued 14 decisions. There were nine ...

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