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Bankruptcy hearings? There’s an app for that (access required)

Need to keep track of your bankruptcy hearing schedule while on the move? The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District has an app for that. The court has rolled out “ChapMobile,” a free app for iOS and Android devices ...

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VSB offers complete rewrite of UPL rules (access required)


As states take a closer look at how they regulate the legal profession, the Virginia State Bar is considering a complete revision of its rules on unauthorized practice of law. The change potentially could relax restrictions on companies that offer ...

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Bar reimburses victims of lawyer dishonesty (access required)

A panel of the Virginia State Bar awarded $13,640.00 in reimbursement to former clients of three Virginia attorneys at its most recent meeting on May 4, the bar reported. The Clients’ Protection Fund Board also authorized payments totaling $5,800.00 to ...

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Court denies stay of Morrissey disbarment (access required)

Richmond-area lawyer Joe Morrissey will have to close shop as an attorney while he appeals his disbarment by a three-judge circuit court. The Supreme Court of Virginia on June 14 denied Morrissey’s petition for a stay of his license revocation. ...

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Bluefield man accused of $17.7M fraud (access required)

Federal prosecutors are accusing a Bluefield, Virginia, businessman of running schemes that defrauded coal industry investors of $17.725 million. A federal judge in Virginia has frozen the man’s assets. The defendant – Larry Wayne Price Jr. – was jailed last ...

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Morrissey appeals disbarment, seeks stay (access required)

Richmond-area attorney Joe Morrissey has appealed his disbarment by a panel of circuit court judges and is asking for a hold on the court’s action. Although the circuit judges revoked Morrissey’s law license in a March 30 decision, under lawyer ...

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