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‘Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame’ inaugural class named


Virginia Lawyers Weekly is proud to announce the inaugural class of the Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame. Membership in the Hall of Fame is reserved for Virginia lawyers age 60 and older. Criteria for inclusion in the Hall include: * ...

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Study: unrepresented civil litigants lose more often (access required)


The vast majority of litigants going through General District Court in Virginia are not represented by attorneys, according to a study conducted on behalf of Blue Ridge Legal Services. Unrepresented litigants lose the majority of General District Court cases when ...

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Man’s witness tampering waives right to confront (access required)


Even though a domestic violence defendant did not prevent his alleged victim from coming to court, his use of emotional manipulation to silence her was enough to allow her out-of-court statements to be used to convict him, the Virginia Court ...

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Judges question roadblock to sentence review (access required)

4tth Circuit Seal FEA

A panel of federal appeals judges had sharp questions last month about why federal prosecutors are resisting a fix for a drug defendant sentenced to 12 years in prison under a mistaken standard. A mutual mistake about application of a ...

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