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Bar moves to revamp lawyer referral (access required)


Lawyers who participate in the Virginia State Bar’s lawyer referral service will have to pay the bar 15 percent of their fees for referred cases under a proposed new program. The recommended revamp of the bar’s 40-year-old referral system is ...

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A sanctuary in Richmond (access required)


On June 20, the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Richmond opened their door to provide sanctuary to Abbie Arevalo-Herrera, an immigrant who came to America from Honduras to escape domestic violence in 2013. Arevalo-Herrera, a mother of three, is currently ...

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Nominations now open for ‘Leaders’ and ‘Up & Coming’


Virginia Lawyers Weekly is now accepting nominations for its two lawyer award programs, “Leaders in the Law” and “Up & Coming Lawyers.” The Leaders program, started in 2006, honors the lawyers across the commonwealth who are setting the example for ...

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Reader Rankings for 2018 open


Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to announce its 2018 Reader Rankings survey. This survey, now in its second year, focuses on businesses in the Central Virginia region. And it helps you to identify and vote for the businesses that help ...

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More to retirement than ‘What’s your number?’ (access required)


Everyone wants to know if they are on track for a successful retirement and if they can afford to retire. Improvements in health care, along with longer life expectancies, have changed the idea of retirement from slowing down to more ...

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Roanoke lawyer pleads to lying about sex with clients (access required)


A Roanoke attorney has pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about accepting sex for legal services and providing drugs to clients, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Scott A. Webber, 38, allegedly engaged in sexual activities with clients, exchanged ...

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An emphasis on wellness (access required)


VIRGINIA BEACH – Virginia bar leaders wholeheartedly have taken up the cause of lawyer well-being, approving a trio of rule changes at the Virginia State Bar’s Annual Meeting and embracing a Supreme Court initiative that promises more changes. New VSB ...

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Heath, Byrum new leaders of VSB (access required)


VIRGINIA BEACH — New leaders for the Virginia State Bar took office June 15 at the VSB’s Annual Meeting. Newport News lawyer Leonard Heath will serve as president. He is a partner in the firm of Heath, Overbey, Verser & ...

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