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Denied proffer nets reversal (access required)

Where a judge denies an attorney the opportunity to proffer impeachment evidence against a prosecution witness, the denial is a reversible error, a divided Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled. The high court noted that a defense attorney has a ...

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Ide calls for 'revolution' (access required)

VIENNA – Lawyers looking to correct the profession’s poor public image should start at the local level, said American Bar Association president R. William Ide III at a Fairfax Bar luncheon last week. Hundreds of thousands of small victories lead ...

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Dolson names priorities (access required)

When asked to name the most important issues now facing the legal profession, Fairfax lawyer Laurie L. Dolson lists two. One is access to the justice system. The other is client relations. And Dolson, the current president of the Fairfax ...

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Eleven win mediation contracts (access required)

By Robert SmithMidford, News Editor Mediation will mean money to 11 bidders awarded Supreme Court contracts to provide mediation services free of charge to parties in trial-level cases beginning this fall. The program may also serve as a model for ...

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Judge axes hospital's lien by 50% (access required)

To provide a plaintiff incentive to settle, a Richmond circuit judge has slashed the medical lien of a state hospital by 50 percent. Without the reduction, the plaintiff would have been left with no recovery due to other medical liens ...

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