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Four interview for Supreme Court opening (access required)

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Delegates and senators questioned four prospects for a September vacancy on the Supreme Court of Virginia this month, and other candidates could emerge as the General Assembly session continues. Two of the candidates interviewed Feb. 6 professed to being “strict ...

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Summary judgment bill survives Senate challenge (access required)

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One part of a limited tort reform package narrowly made it out of the state Senate last month despite concerns about higher litigation costs in business disputes. But the limited tort reform measures now appear to be on their way ...

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Legislators are filling judgeships (access required)

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With a budget in hand that finally includes money to fill every authorized judgeship in Virginia, the General Assembly is busy picking candidates for those positions. Legislators have already named three new judges and courts committee members interviewed 22 more ...

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This time next year… (access required)

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A push by Virginia prosecutors for additional money for handling body cam video recordings, combined with the burden of new criminal discovery rules, has led to a one-year delay in long-awaited criminal discovery reforms. Virginia Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons ...

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Garriott to lead VBA, other 2019 officers tapped (access required)

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WILLIAMSBURG—Virginia Beach lawyer Richard E. Garriott Jr. became the 131st president of the Virginia Bar Association at the group’s winter meeting Jan. 25. Garriott, who practices family law with Pender & Coward, is the first president in the VBA’s long ...

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A ‘special obligation’ to protect the rule of law (access required)

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By Richard E. Garriott Jr. Editor’s Note: Virginia Beach lawyer Rich Garriott became president of the Virginia Bar Association at the group’s winter meeting in Williamsburg Jan. 25. Below are his remarks after taking the oath of office. “The first ...

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