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Online pro bono portal goes statewide

An online service that matches pro bono lawyers with needy clients is now statewide in Virginia, according to legal aid officials. The JusticeServer Pro Bono Portal offers cases from eight legal aid programs across the state, a news release said. ...

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February bar pass rate hits 14-year high (access required)

The pass rate for the February Virginia Bar Exam is the highest since 2005, according to statistics from the Virginia Board of Bar Examiners. Of the 273 applicants who sat for the exam Feb. 26-27 in Norfolk, 171 passed, according ...

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Judges detail encounters with wayward lawyers (access required)


HOT SPRINGS – From swinging baseball bats to overdramatic facial expressions, a panel of judges last month described the various ways lawyers can fall from favor in the courtroom, and they offered suggestions on how to avoid similar transgressions. Knowing ...

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Slashing stereotypes and puncturing paradigms (access required)


HOT SPRINGS – Changes in society – and differences in society – mean lawyers have to have some imaginative tricks in their toolboxes. Insuring that cases are resolved on the merits, and not on stereotypes and outdated expectations, requires lawyers ...

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Justices save appeal despite missing record number (access required)

A criminal defendant gets a second chance to make his case to the Court of Appeals even though his consolidated petition involving both a new conviction and a revocation proceeding listed only one of the two record numbers. The Supreme ...

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