A Roanoke attorney has pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about accepting sex for legal services and providing drugs to clients, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Scott A. Webber, 38, allegedly engaged in sexual activities with clients, exchanged ...Read More »
For lack of audio evidence about a courtroom colloquy, the full Court of Appeals of Virginia has turned aside an earlier 2-1 panel decision and upheld a man’s 63-year sentence for attempted murder. The case turned on application of Virginia’s ...Read More »
VIRGINIA BEACH – Virginia bar leaders wholeheartedly have taken up the cause of lawyer well-being, approving a trio of rule changes at the Virginia State Bar’s Annual Meeting and embracing a Supreme Court initiative that promises more changes. New VSB ...
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Even though a wife admitted that she committed pre-separation adultery, she is entitled to spousal support, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The relative economic circumstances and respective degrees of fault would make it a “manifest injustice” to deny ...Read More »
VIRGINIA BEACH — Attorneys representing immigrant clients in criminal matters in Virginia have obligations to defend them from deportation as well as the alleged crime, according to a panel of attorneys at this year’s Virginia State Bar annual meeting. Panelists ...Read More »
VIRGINIA BEACH — Virginia’s appellate courts will launch pilot mediation projects for civil cases next year. A study committee recommended in April that the courts give appellate mediation a try. The Supreme Court of Virginia gave the green light in ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
For people asking why trust in institutions is at historic lows, modern tech-driven phenomena are easy targets – think Facebook and Twitter, smart-phone addiction, big data and automation. But in a recent memoir, 4th U.S. Circuit Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson ...
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Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Rossie D. Alston Jr. will be nominated officially by President Trump to succeed U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee on the Eastern District federal bench. Trump announced June 7 his intent to nominate a group ...Read More »