The House Courts committee has killed a bill designed to keep evidence in district court civil cases from the eyes of circuit judges hearing the cases on appeal. House Bill 284 took aim at circuit judges inclined to prejudge a ...Read More »
General district court judges and clerks anticipated a run on their courts after the 2011 General Assembly passed several measures opening up access to their courts. One new law, raising the jurisdictional limit to $25,000, left court personnel expecting a ...
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Several judges seeking reelection by the 2012 General Assembly have run into trouble over criminal disposition issues raised during interviews Dec. 9 before a panel of the House Courts of Justice Committee. Committee members alerted incumbent judges last April to ...Read More »
Judges in Richmond and Petersburg say they will continue to maintain mental health dockets in general district court, despite a Nov. 16 memo from Virginia Chief Justice Cynthia D. Kinser suggesting some specialized court programs in Virginia may lack General ...Read More »
It can be a ticklish and touchy moment for a lawyer: the judge in a case has a conflict and needs to pass the file to a colleague. But whether, and how, to ask a judge to recuse herself can ...
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A formerly obscure legal procedure has been thrust into the limelight by lawyers seeking to reopen long-closed criminal cases to keep their immigrant clients from being deported. Even though the Supreme Court of Virginia appeared to close the door on ...Read More »
A proposal to raise the jurisdictional limit for civil cases from $15,000 to $25,000 cleared the civil subcommittee of the Senate Courts of Justice Committee yesterday. Senate Bill 774, patroned by A. Donald McEachin, D-Richmond, had the support of the ...Read More »