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Legal Food Frenzy results announced

And the winner is … The Norfolk office of McGuireWoods, which won the Attorney General’s Cup by donating 42,824 pounds of food—1,338 pounds per person in the office—in the Legal Food Frenzy competition among Virginia law firms. The competition raised ...

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New group reviews mediator ethics

With so many mediators out there mediating, ethical issues are bound to arise. Over the past few years, mediator complaints and ethics issues have prompted governing bodies to consider revisions to the various guidelines, standards and procedures related to certification ...

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Felon with firearm gets new sentencing

A Richmond federal judge didn’t follow a stair-step approach in sentencing a felon with a firearm, so the defendant gets a second shot at sentencing. Earlier this week, the 4th Circuit released an unpublished opinion in U.S. v. Tinsley, vacating ...

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Replacements for Ellis, Payne recommended

Virginia Senators John Warner and Jim Webb have recommended candidates they say are “outstanding Virginians with exemplary qualifications” for federal judgeships in the Eastern District of Virginia: ? Joanne F. Alper of Arlington, a Virginia circuit judge in Arlington County ...

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Lawyers allowed back in Norfolk jail

The Norfolk jail has changed its lawyer visitation policy … again. Now, lawyers can visit their clients behind bars in the cell blocks, so long as they sign a waiver form acknowledging the jail’s safety policies, reports The Virginian-Pilot. The ...

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