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Satterlund tapped as president of MRWBA

Richmond lawyer Michele Satterlund was elected president of the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association last month. Satterlund, a partner at McGuireWoods who also is a senior vice president at McGuireWoods Consulting, will focus on growing the association’s membership during her ...

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Trigiani completes 10 years as chair of state board (access required)

Alexandria lawyer Lucia Anna “Pia” Trigiani has concluded 10 years of service as chair of the Virginia Common Interest Community Board, a board appointed by the governor. The group is charged with licensing and certifying common interest community managers throughout ...

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VLF extends deadline for Fellows nominations

The Virginia Law Foundation has extended the deadline for nominations for the Fellows Class of 2020 to July 10. Nominators can mail a confidential nomination form along with letters of support to The Virginia Law Foundation, 105 Whitewood Road, Charlottesville, ...

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‘Lawyerpalooza’ is tomorrow

A fundraiser for the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation on Thursday will offer three bands each featuring at least one lawyer in the lineup. Steve Webb leads the Soul Providers. The Harpoondodgers feature Jon Hubbard of Troutman Sanders. The band Max ...

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‘Alt-right’ group founder may be nixed from rally lawsuit

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The millionaire founder of an “alt-right” think tank may be dismissed as a defendant in a lawsuit related to a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. Judge Richard E. Moore heard arguments June 18 about whether to dismiss ...

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Fee sharing for VSB lawyer referral to start next year (access required)

With the approval of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Virginia State Bar will revamp its Lawyer Referral Service effective July 1 next year, charging lawyers a percentage fee for the first time. After a study, VSB leaders said the ...

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Bankruptcy Court clerk charged with having gun in courthouse

(AP) A woman who worked as a clerk in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond has been charged with bringing a gun into the courthouse. Tammy Luedecke was charged June 17 with violating a law that prohibits the possession of guns ...

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High court lets Virginia voting go ahead under redrawn map

WASHINGTON (AP) Virginians will elect members of the House of Delegates using a map seen as favorable to Democrats, according to a June 17 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. The political boundaries are important because Republicans currently control the ...

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Supreme Court sides with state in uranium mining ban case

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court sided with the state of Virginia on June 17, finding nothing improper about its decades-old ban on mining radioactive uranium. The owners of a massive deposit of radioactive uranium, the largest known in the United ...

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Bar seeks comment on trust account rule

The Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics is seeking public comment on proposed amendments to Rule 1.15 of the Rules of Professional Conduct governing the safekeeping of property. The proposed amendments simplify and clarify the trust account recordkeeping requirements, using clearer terminology ...

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