Home / Uncategorized /


Court upholds official’s corruption convictions

(AP) A federal appeals court has upheld the public corruption convictions of a former Norfolk treasurer and councilman who was sentenced to six years in prison for selling his votes to developers. Anthony Burfoot was convicted of wire fraud, extortion ...

Read More »

The 2018 VLW ADR Survey

Later this summer, Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to provide the results of the VLW 2018 Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey. This project provides information about ADR providers across Virginia. For a fee, participants had the opportunity to provide ba­sic information about ...

Read More »

Charlottesville-area bar honors Richmond for service

The Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association has honored Joseph W. “Rick” Richmond Jr. with its Lifetime Service Award. The award recognizes a CABA member whose work has embodied the highest tradition of personal and professional excellence and has contributed to improvement ...

Read More »

VLW 2017 Survey of Alternative Dispute Resolution Providers

The VLW 2017 Survey of ADR Providers Help drive business to your ADR group by participating in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Survey. On August 21, 2017, Virginia Lawyers Weekly will feature the results of our Survey of ADR Providers. This ...

Read More »

When the rubber no longer meets the road

Ocracoke Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina has been home to some notable criminals. Pirates such as Blackbeard (a/k/a Edward Teach) and Calico Jack roamed the area; Teach made Ocracoke his headquarters. Or if you want to hear ...

Read More »

Email campaign targets 4th Circuit judges (access required)

Judges of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals are facing a flood of emails in support of the Trump administration’s travel ban which comes before the court on May 8. The court will be hearing an appeal of a Maryland case blocking ...

Read More »

Man pushing disabled car off road hit by passing car – $175,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was oper­ating his vehicle on U.S. 13 on the East­ern Shore of Virginia when it suffered a me­chanical breakdown. After pulling the ve­hicle on to the shoul­der of the highway, plaintiff attempted to push the disabled ve­hicle into an ...

Read More »

DNA test request goes back to trial court (access required)

A lawsuit challenging a prosecutor’s denial of DNA testing to a rape defendant has been revived by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. An appellate panel vacated a Norfolk federal court’s rejection of Derek LaMar’s civil rights suit alleging Prince ...

Read More »

Legislators question court caseload numbers (access required)


Some state senators on Feb. 9 sharply questioned the accuracy of figures used to decide which empty judgeships are filled in Virginia trial courts. As the Senate squelched a bid to fill two circuit court vacancies in Loudoun and Prince ...

Read More »