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Announcing the ‘Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame’


Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to announce a new awards program designed to recognize some of Virginia’s most significant senior lawyers – the Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame. Membership in the Hall of Fame is reserved for Virginia lawyers age ...

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Top 10 tips for an accurate record


This week, Feb. 5-9, is National Court Reporting and Captioning Week. The North Carolina Association of Official Court Reporters has put together a list of the Top 10 ways to insure that you have an accurate record in your case.  ...

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State challenges ruling striking incumbent protection law (access required)


Virginia election officials are asking a federal judge to put a hold on his recent ruling striking Virginia’s “Incumbent Protection Act.” The law allows certain incumbent legislators to decide how their party’s nominee will be selected, regardless of the party’s ...

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Bill on plea deals nixing expungement moves forward (access required)


Prosecutors could no longer cut a plea deal requiring a defendant to forego expungement of charges, under a bill passed by the Senate Feb. 1. Sen. Scott Surovell, D-Mount Vernon, sponsored Senate Bill 608. He said he proposed the legislation to ...

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Sanctions hurdle removed for discovery stonewall (access required)


Accusations of discovery lapses may be common in civil litigation, but what does a lawyer do when his opponent simply ignores routine discovery requests? While attorneys agree it’s rare for a litigant to make no response whatsoever to standard written ...

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Criminal discovery reform…again (access required)


The latest study of Virginia criminal discovery rules produced a fresh report just in time to forestall a legislative rewrite effort this month. Once again, a multi-discipline group is recommending defense access to police reports. The next move is up ...

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SW Virginia judge with good reviews bounced (access required)


A Southwest Virginia circuit judge has apparently lost his seat on the bench despite the endorsement of his local bar, a clean performance survey and no public opposition at the General Assembly. The action illustrates the endurance of the Assembly’s ...

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