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A parent’s nightmare (access required)

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A Shenandoah County couple says they were encouraged to adopt a child by social services employees who suppressed a report that the child had committed sexual battery of another child. The couple is suing employees of the Shenandoah County Department ...

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Bills addressing high eviction rates pass Assembly (access required)

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A 2018 Princeton University study found that cities in Virginia have some of the highest eviction rates in the country. In fact, half of the cities covered in the study were in the Old Dominion. A diverse group of stakeholders, ...

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Breit, Cantor firms to merge March 15 (access required)

Two prominent personal injury firms, one in Norfolk and one in Richmond, are merging effective March 15, to create a firm with a statewide footprint. Breit Drescher Imprevento of Norfolk and Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner of Richmond are ...

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Bar proposes elimination of lowest sanctions (access required)

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The Virginia State Bar may drop two low-level options for resolving ethics charges against attorneys. The VSB’s Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline also proposes changes aimed at improving public notice of disciplinary actions and open access to disciplinary proceedings. Two ...

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Judges elected by General Assembly (access required)

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Here is the list of trial court judges elected Feb. 14 by the General Assembly: Circuit Judges General District Judge Stephen J. Telfeyan, 1st Circuit General District Judge Matthew A. Glassman, 5th Circuit Juvenile & Domestic Relations Judge Carson E. ...

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Numerous prosecutors are seeking judgeships (access required)

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Eight Virginia commonwealth’s attorneys were among the 63 candidates interviewed for vacant Virginia trial court judgeships that could be filled in the current General Assembly session. Another five of the prospective judges are working as prosecutors. But would-be judges come ...

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Roanoke lawyer, firm sued by country music band (access required)

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The Roanoke-based Woods Rogers law firm and an associate at the firm have been sued by a fledgling country music band claiming the firm’s “catastrophic errors” in visa applications has forced the band to start its career over in Europe. ...

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Celebrating the Class of 2019 (access required)

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In this week’s Section B, Virginia Lawyers Weekly honors the members of the inaugural class of our new awards program, “Influential Women of Law.” This program recognizes the achievements of some of Virginia’s most accomplished women lawyers and judges. Please ...

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