Tag Archives: Judges

Special powers: Lawyer-legislators pick judges, can stop cases with privilege (access required)


Virginia lawyers who serve in the General Assembly enjoy outsized powers and privileges in their interactions with the judges who rule on their cases. But any regulation would be impractical, many of them say. In Virginia, lawyer-legislators can have a ...

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Nine judges falter in performance surveys (access required)


At least nine incumbent Virginia trial court judges seeking new terms could expect tough questions this month about their reviews from attorneys and others. The Supreme Court of Virginia released Judicial Performance Evaluation reports Nov. 26 for 50 judges eligible ...

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Judges detail encounters with wayward lawyers (access required)


HOT SPRINGS – From swinging baseball bats to overdramatic facial expressions, a panel of judges last month described the various ways lawyers can fall from favor in the courtroom, and they offered suggestions on how to avoid similar transgressions. Knowing ...

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