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Fletcher elected to post in journalism group

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Paul Fletcher, publisher and editor-in-chief of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, has been elected national Secretary-Treasurer of the Society of Professional Journalists. SPJ, founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, is the largest and most broad-based journalism group in the country, ...

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New bankruptcy judge takes office

Keith L. Phillips has taken the oath of office as the newest U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. Phillips, a veteran Richmond bankruptcy lawyer, was appointed in April to take the bench seat vacated by the ...

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U.S. Attorney MacBride to step down

Neil H. MacBride, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, will resign next month after one four-year term in the office. MacBride’s office is in the midst of investigations of both Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and the WikiLeaks ...

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VSB website maintenance canceled

The previously announced website outage for the Virginia State Bar has been cancelled. The state was planning a change in vendors hosting the VSB’s  website on Thursday. The site was expected to go down for 24 hours beginning at 5 ...

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