Advocates for funding an additional circuit judgeship in Loudoun County may have a leg up with Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s new budget. The final two-year state spending plan offered by the outgoing governor includes $288,822 each year to fund one vacant ...Read More »
Armed with a nearly century-old statute and pressing for a special grand jury, a Hampton Roads lawyer hopes to get the city of Norfolk to remove dozens of so-called “love locks” clamped onto a historic pedestrian bridge. It’s the latest ...Read More »
An Arlington County lawyer was held in contempt by a judge and then reprimanded by the Virginia State Bar for trying to collect fees from a former client in violation of a bankruptcy stay. Tara E. Steinnerd agreed to the ...Read More »
A Richmond area eatery that challenged Virginia’s long-standing limits on restaurant liquor sales lost another round last month with a decision from the Court of Appeals. The appellate judges said it is up to the General Assembly, not the courts, ...Read More »
As the Virginia General Assembly again considers new terms for incumbent judges, legislators will be examining a large batch of report cards on the candidates. For some, mostly juvenile and domestic relations judges, the reviews were not all raves. This ...
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A Virginia doctor arrested after triggering suspicions on a college campus 20 years ago and tried for having a toxic chemical in a storage unit has lost his bid to have records of the charges removed from court records. Although ...Read More »
U.S. District Judge Glen E. Conrad of Virginia’s Western District is taking senior status, his office reports. In a letter to President Trump, Conrad said he would assume senior status on Monday, Dec. 11, his assistant said. The move was ...Read More »
Children involved in family court disputes are often poorly served by lawyers appointed to represent them, attorneys and other observers say. Surveys of lawyers and court volunteers reveal concerns that some guardians ad litem – paid to advocate for children ...
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Martinsville Commonwealth’s Attorney H. Clay Gravely IV has announced his resignation due to health concerns. According to a letter of resignation cited by the Martinsville Bulletin, Gravely said that he had been battling colon cancer and reached a point where ...Read More »