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Democrats disagree on criminal justice reform (access required)

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Democrats – led by Gov. Ralph Northam – came to Richmond prepared to rewrite many of Virginia’s criminal justice laws. But not everyone sees eye-to-eye on the best approach, even those urging reform. “The goal is to call attention to ...

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Six expected to seek seat on Court of Appeals (access required)

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At least six candidates have indicated they would like to be considered for a vacancy on the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Virginia bar groups have been asked by a state Senate leader to evaluate candidates, and an evaluation process ...

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Courts, Judiciary committees get organized (access required)

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A name change and a political shift distinguish the 2020 versions of the General Assembly’s committees overseeing Virginia’s courts. The Senate voted Jan. 8 to change the name of what had been the Committee for Courts of Justice to the ...

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‘Influential Women of Law’ for 2020 named

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with four statewide bar groups, has announced the 2020 class of “Influential Women of Law.” This awards program, now in its second year, honors women attorneys and judges for their excellent work on behalf of ...

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