President Trump tapped two men to fill vacancies on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on April 26. Trump named a judge recently picked for the U.S. District Court in South Carolina and a federal prosecutor who tried white ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia was listening when lawyers objected to advertising guidelines that might limit promotion of their rented office space. The court this month approved a new legal ethics opinion on lawyer advertising, but only after removing language ...
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A Montgomery County judge ordered a hospital to turn over its peer review reports to lawyers pursuing a wrongful death medical malpractice claim after concluding the hospital had waived the privilege protection through discovery lapses. The judge ruled that hospital ...Read More »
Law students in Virginia are asking for a rule change which they say will allow them to seek mental health treatment without fear of its impacting their careers. The question arose when students from the University of Richmond sent a ...Read More »
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: * ...Read More »
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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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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
A former military police officer sentenced to 15 years for a 2011 fatal shooting while working as a security guard has been freed after a judge concluded he was never told about a “generous” plea offer. The federal judge – ...Read More »