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Bar’s decision lacked transparency

Editor’s note: This open letter to VSB President Kevin Martingayle was shared with Virginia Lawyers Weekly and posted here at our website March 31. Re:  Your decision to cancel the mid-year meeting in Israel Dear President Martingayle, Along with many ...

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Letter to the Editor

Editor Virginia Lawyers Weekly I read with interest your editorial of June 3, 2013, regarding the Diversity Conference of the Virginia State Bar.  In it, you noted the creation of the conference amid a certain amount of controversy in 2010, ...

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Return of appellate defender advocated (access required)

Dear Editor: I wanted to bring a crucial matter to the attention of the Virginia legal community:  The critical need for a state appellate defender in our commonwealth. Sen. J. Chapman Petersen of Fairfax has introduced (for the second straight ...

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Stop the attack on the judicial branch (access required)

Dear Editor: Challenges to the freedoms protected by the constitution sometimes come in seemingly small and insignificant appearing increments. It should amaze most Americans to discover that the Constitution of the Soviet Union (you remember the Soviet Union: the gulags, ...

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Bring back office of Appellate Defender (access required)

Dear Editor: I write in support of the budget amendment introduced by Sen. Chap Petersen that will reestablish the Appellate Defender’s office. In 2009, the Appellate Defender’s office was shuttered, a victim of budget cuts. Now we have an opportunity ...

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