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Why do we need mandatory pro bono? (access required)

Dear Editor: When a voluntary gift by individuals becomes a “mandatory” requirement and is declared an “obligation” of the donor coupled with minimum gift levels or penalties in fees with the punishment of losing a license to practice law, this ...

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Mandatory reporting of pro bono backed (access required)

Dear Editor: Based on the results of its recent fax poll, Virginia Lawyers Weekly suggests that Virginia lawyers already take their pro bono obligations seriously–even without a mandate from the General Assembly. Seventy-nine percent of the attorneys responding to the ...

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Voluntary sentencing guidelines assailed (access required)

Dear Editor: The article in your July 21, 1997, edition, “‘Voluntary’ Sentencing Rules Now the Standard,” missed the main point about Virginia’s Sentencing Guidelines, which is that they promote not “Truth in Sentencing,” but “Insanity in Sentencing.” Let us look ...

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Tax status of PCs clarified (access required)

Dear Editor: Thank you for your excellent coverage on the recently enacted legislation allowing solo practitioners to practice as PLLCs (“Solos now can form PLLCs,” Aug. 4, 1997). Your article correctly points out the practice flexibility a PLLC will bring ...

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Letters to the Editor (access required)

Indigent criminal accused need resources as well as counsel Dear Editor, Hallelujah!! Based on the exchange between Senator Gartlan and Delegate Albo there appears to be some sort of a debate between members of the General Assembly of our commonwealth ...

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Delegate questions pro bono proposal (access required)

Dear Editor: I read the June 23 article (“Mandatory pro bono proposed by senator) which states that my colleague in the General Assembly, Sen. Joe Gartlan, recommends that pro bono work be mandatory for attorneys. According to your article, Sen. ...

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Gilmore's CIT and Magistrate's performance (access required)

Gilmore’s CIT proposal should be taken seriously Dear Editor: I was a bit distressed by the flippancy in the May 5 “Hearsay” column regarding Attorney General Jim Gilmore’s serious proposal to appoint a cabinet-level Chief Information Technology Officer reporting to ...

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Letter to the Editor (access required)

Keith backed for VSB president-elect Dear Editor: The Virginia State Bar is indeed fortunate to have men of the caliber of John Keith and Ben DiMuro who are willing to make the sacrifices necessary to run and serve in the ...

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