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Lawyer wielding fake divorce papers is convicted (access required)


A lawyer who filed phony divorce documents in Henrico County Circuit Court has pleaded guilty to forgery of a public document and has had his license suspended. Jorge A. Ortiz allegedly told a client that the client’s divorce was accomplished ...

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Judges seek early discussion of criminal case disclosures (access required)

The federal judges of the Eastern District of Virginia hope lawyers will take early action in criminal cases to discuss pretrial disclosures. A proposed amendment to a local rule would require counsel to confer on disclosure “before arraignment.” A new ...

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Neumeyer is candidate for VSB leader (access required)

David Neumeyer, executive director of the Virginia Legal Aid Society, will run for the top leadership slot at the Virginia State Bar. Neumeyer, of Lynchburg, has filed to run for VSB president-elect next year. His petition, with the requisite 50 ...

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A view from the inside: Tips for appellate briefs (access required)


ROANOKE – When it comes to writing an appellate brief, knowing your audience may be just as important as knowing the facts and the law. A career law clerk with the Supreme Court of Virginia recently offered that and other ...

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Myerson to lead VSB in 2021 (access required)


Reston attorney Jay B. Myerson is the president-elect designate of the Virginia State Bar. Myerson was unopposed as the Oct. 1 deadline passed for VSB members to apply for the president-elect position for the 2020-21 bar year. Under bar rules, ...

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Lawyer takes 6-month suspension for ignoring lien (access required)

A Richmond lawyer has agreed to a second six-month license suspension for mishandling money. Neil O. Reid refused to pay a hospital lien after settling a personal injury case, later claiming he overlooked the original lien notice in his file, ...

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Senators decline to name new judge candidates (access required)

Virginia’s U.S. senators say they will not release the names of new applicants for the seat of U.S. District Judge Glen E. Conrad. The senators announced a new round of applications Sept. 18 for the seat of the semi-retired Conrad ...

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Bond surety company targeted by insurance regulators (access required)

Virginia insurance regulators say the immigration bond surety company known as Libre by Nexus Inc. is violating the law by acting as an unlicensed insurance agent. The State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of Insurance says the company solicits, negotiates and sells ...

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