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Judges spotlight lawyer’s lapse in murder case (access required)

Two circuit judges have disallowed future court-appointed work in their circuit for a Chatham lawyer and advised district court judges in writing about their decision. Lawyer Gregory T. Casker moved to postpone a two-day murder trial Jan. 22 saying he ...

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Lawyers get fees in Confederate statues case (access required)

Lawyers who successfully blocked a plan to remove two Confederate statues from Charlottesville public spaces will be reimbursed more than $300,000 in fees from the city under a judge’s Jan. 21 ruling. Charlottesville Circuit Judge Richard E. Moore decided in ...

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3 seek Lynchburg circuit judgeship (access required)

Three lawyers have expressed interest in a Lynchburg Circuit Court vacancy. The Lynchburg Bar Association reports Eugene M. Butler, Michael R. Doucette and James A. Downey Jr. have asked for support in their bids for the seat of now-retired Judge ...

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House rejects new term for Montgomery County judge (access required)

A circuit judge who sought to explain his low scores on performance surveys in December failed to overcome the misgivings of delegates at the General Assembly. While the state Senate on Jan. 27 approved a second term on the circuit ...

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16 apply for Court of Appeals seat (access required)

A crowded field is competing for the open seat on the Court of Appeals of Virginia. The Virginia State Bar reported 16 candidates submitted paperwork to be considered as the VSB and other bar organizations conduct interviews Feb. 19. The ...

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Ex-lawyer sentenced for fraud on senator, others (access required)

A former Northern Virginia corporate attorney has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for conspiring to defraud state Sen. Richard Saslaw’s campaign war chest as well as a Canadian business and a charity. David H. Miller, ...

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Lawyer surrenders license after fiduciary losses (access required)

A Norfolk lawyer who was found liable for more than $2.5 million for mishandling of a fiduciary account has given up his law license. Philip R. Farthing acknowledged a judge’s 2017 findings that he breached his fiduciary duties in managing ...

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