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Judge rejects challenges to federal Riot Act (access required)


A federal appeals court will be asked to consider the limits of a federal law that criminalizes inciting a riot in a case arising from the 2017 Charlottesville rally. Before three members of a white supremacist group pleaded guilty this ...

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Drug testing backlog delays cases, defendants linger in jail

DNA Testing

NORFOLK (AP) — Deep inside a six-story, brown and tan state building in Norfolk, not far from the waterfront, you’ll find thousands of sealed bags stored in a locked vault. Each bag is labeled with a unique identification number and ...

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Financial misdeeds prompt 1-year suspension of lawyer (access required)

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A Manassas lawyer’s fast ways with money cost him a license suspension of a year and a day after his partner turned him into the Virginia State Bar. A panel of the VSB Disciplinary Board found that James S. Del ...

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Prosecutor reprimanded for listening to lawyer call (access required)

Virginia attorney disipline

A Virginia prosecutor has agreed to a Virginia State Bar reprimand for listening to a recording of a phone call between a lawyer and his jailed client. The call was recorded because the lawyer had not registered his phone number ...

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22 elected to Bar Counsel after record turnout (access required)


Twenty-two lawyers will begin their terms as Virginia State Bar Counsel members beginning July 1 after they were elected by the highest voter turnout since the bar switched to electronic balloting. Twelve of them will be entering their first three-year ...

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Dress Codes (access required)


This month another crop of new lawyers entered the legal workforce in Virginia. Hiring has been pretty good, so here’s hoping that law firms and other organizations pull the trigger and let the new lawyers put their new law licenses ...

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