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Richmond’s Michael Herring to join McGuireWoods (access required)

Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael N. Herring says he plans to resign that post on July 1. He will join McGuireWoods as a partner, he confirmed. “At least in the beginning, I will focus my energy on commercial litigation and white ...

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Supreme Court affirms lawyer’s reprimand (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld a bar reprimand of a Virginia Beach lawyer accused of misleading a judge about terms of a federal regulation. Attorney Judith M. Cofield fought the bar discipline all the way to the high ...

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Former sheriff found dead, fraud suspect denied bond (access required)

Amid criminal and civil investigations of how public money was used by a Front Royal-based economic development agency, a former county sheriff has died and the former head of the agency was denied bond. Former Warren County Sheriff Daniel McEathron ...

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Making motions (access required)


Even though Virginia’s chief justice has questions about the practice, lawyers and judges say having different judges handle various aspects of a case is a system that works in busy courthouses. The subject came up at a May 8 meeting ...

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Judge rejects challenges to federal Riot Act (access required)


A federal appeals court will be asked to consider the limits of a federal law that criminalizes inciting a riot in a case arising from the 2017 Charlottesville rally. Before three members of a white supremacist group pleaded guilty this ...

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Financial misdeeds prompt 1-year suspension of lawyer (access required)

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A Manassas lawyer’s fast ways with money cost him a license suspension of a year and a day after his partner turned him into the Virginia State Bar. A panel of the VSB Disciplinary Board found that James S. Del ...

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Prosecutor reprimanded for listening to lawyer call (access required)

Virginia attorney disipline

A Virginia prosecutor has agreed to a Virginia State Bar reprimand for listening to a recording of a phone call between a lawyer and his jailed client. The call was recorded because the lawyer had not registered his phone number ...

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