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Lawyer gets prison for bankruptcy fraud (access required)

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A disbarred Richmond lawyer once accused of stripping assets from her own law office in advance of a visit by federal regulators was sentenced March 12 to a year in prison for bankruptcy fraud. Nnika E. White also was convicted ...

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Pols point fingers as judgeships go unfilled (access required)

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Democratic politicians say the sole GOP state legislator from Fairfax County tossed a monkey wrench into the judicial selection process this month, using his majority-party power to block election of new judges for badly needed seats on the county’s juvenile ...

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Million-Dollar Settlements of 2017 (1-28) (access required)

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents the survey of “Million-Dollar Settlements of 2017.” This annual compilation recaps big settlements from across the commonwealth for the previous year. When this feature was published last month, it did not include several late-filed settlements and ...

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VSB gives details on voluntary pro bono reporting (access required)

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On Feb. 27, the Supreme Court of Virginia approved a new provision requesting that each active Virginia State Bar member report their pro bono hours and/or financial contribution in support of pro bono legal services on their annual dues statement. VLW reported on ...

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General Assembly wraps 2018 regular session (access required)

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The 2018 Virginia General Assembly regular session ended March 10 with two major issues still unresolved. No compromise was reached on Medicaid expansion and, as a result, no state budget was passed. Now, the GA will reconvene at the governor’s ...

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Tuition payments deemed waste of marital assets (access required)

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A divorcing father’s unilateral decision to use a marital investment account to pay for his adult son’s master’s program was properly considered waste of the marital assets, the Court of Appeals of Virginia has ruled. A Fairfax County circuit judge ...

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Assembly picks 16 judges before departing (access required)

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Legislators selected 16 new Virginia trial court judges March 9 before adjourning the next day to await a special session that could produce funding for additional judicial seats. The General Assembly elected five circuit judges, five general district judges and ...

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