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Lawyer convicted of drug sale is suspended (access required)

A Tazewell attorney jailed for an illicit drug sale has been suspended by the Virginia State Bar and faces possible disbarment at a show cause hearing this month. Timothy Hayes pleaded no contest May 3 to felony distribution of a ...

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Malicious wounding conviction puts law license in jeopardy (access required)

A former West Virginia prosecutor could lose her Virginia law license after a conviction for stabbing a man with a hunting knife. Eva L. Stephenson Plum of Craigsville entered an Alford plea to a felony charge of malicious wounding Aug. ...

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Boosting lawyer wellness (access required)


The Supreme Court of Virginia is proposing a “modest assessment” of Virginia lawyers to pay for a dramatic expansion of the state’s malnourished lawyer assistance program that battles substance abuse and mental health issues. The court approved a strategic plan ...

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Senators recommend 2 for federal judgeship (access required)

Virginia’s two U.S. senators are urging two names for the judicial vacancy created by U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson’s move to senior status in June. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine sent a letter to the White House recommending federal ...

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