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Tension between courthouse access and security (access required)

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Courthouse security is cracking down across Virginia. Despite calls for relaxed cellphone policies in Virginia courthouses, many sheriffs are still reluctant to allow visitors to bring their phones past the security desk. In some locations, lawyers are facing stricter security ...

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LeClairRyan to dissolve (access required)

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The partners of the Richmond-based LeClairRyan PLLC have agreed to dissolution of the firm. An Aug. 7 news release said the firm members voted to commence an “orderly wind down” of the 31-year-old firm. A dissolution committee is said to ...

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Judge orders landlord to pay $35,000 to legal aid (access required)

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A Roanoke landlord who locked horns with a legal aid lawyer representing a tenant has been docked $35,000 after suing the lawyer and the legal aid office. The landlord also faces a criminal charge for a three-month stream of vulgar ...

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VCU Health gets grant to continue Medical-Legal Partnership (access required)

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VCU Health System received a $25,000 grant from the Virginia Law Foundation this month for the continuation of Medical-Legal Partnership-Richmond, a program that brings lawyers to hospitals to “detect, address and prevent conditions that harm the health of patients.” The ...

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