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Fairfax Judge O'Flaherty criticizes legal aid (access required)

FAIRFAX–A judge has criticized Northern Virginia’s legal aid society as “worthless” in representing poor clients in court. Fairfax General District Judge Ian M. O’Flaherty, in a letter last Monday to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, said the county should ...

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VSB disciplinary action (access required)

Fairfax attorney Joseph Francis Manson III’s law license was suspended effective Dec. 19, 1996, by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board. The suspension comes after Manson pled guilty in an Alexandria federal court to concealment of property in a bankrupt ...

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Rehabilitative Alimony Backed By VSB Panel (access required)

By Deborah Elkins, Executive Editor Virginia should change its spousal support laws to allow for “rehabilitative alimony,” a special Virginia State Bar study committee has recommended. Unlike a traditional, indefinite support award, rehabilitative alimony lasts for a set period of ...

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Panel favors open judicial inquiries (access required)

The way the state deals with complaints about judges should be open to public scrutiny, a legislative panel has decided. The House of Delegates subcommittee also is considering a provision that would require the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission to ...

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