Lawyer Joe Morrissey’s 2014 conviction for contributing to the delinquency of a minor has led to a finding that he violated the Rules of Professional Conduct. A three-judge Richmond Circuit Court panel concluded March 28 that Morrissey’s 2013 relationship with ...Read More »
Two Virginia localities are suing more than 30 pharmaceutical companies they say are responsible for opioid epidemics in their communities. The City of Alexandria and Dickenson County filed lawsuits against manufacturers, distributors and pharmacy benefit managers March 14. The local ...Read More »
When it comes to organizing for trial and questioning witnesses, there is no “one size fits all” way to do it. Nevertheless, there are good reasons for and against different approaches. Using no notes is a bad idea: It’s less ...Read More »
A Virginia State Bar committee is recommending allowing bar prosecutors to share concerns about a lawyer’s mental health or substance abuse issues with a lawyer assistance program. The rule change would mark an exception to otherwise strict confidentiality about any ...
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Some Virginia lawyers say guidelines on attorney advertising could limit solos and small firms who serve clients at temporary rented office space. Lawyers are not prohibited from using rented offices to meet with clients or others, but ethics standards say ...Read More »
Democratic politicians say the sole GOP state legislator from Fairfax County tossed a monkey wrench into the judicial selection process this month, using his majority-party power to block election of new judges for badly needed seats on the county’s juvenile ...
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Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents the survey of “Million-Dollar Settlements of 2017.” This annual compilation recaps big settlements from across the commonwealth for the previous year. When this feature was published last month, it did not include several late-filed settlements and ...Read More »