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Davis to retire as VSB’s top prosecutor (access required)

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Virginia State Bar Counsel Edward L. “Ned” Davis is retiring this year after 25 years of prosecuting wayward lawyers. With about 30 years as a state employee, Davis, 65, said the time is right to step aside and spend more ...

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‘On life support’ (access required)

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Despite opposition from about a dozen participating lawyers, leaders of the oversight panel for the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service say they plan to move ahead with a proposal to charge a percentage of lawyers’ fees on referred cases. Some lawyers ...

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Bar moves to revamp lawyer referral (access required)

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Lawyers who participate in the Virginia State Bar’s lawyer referral service will have to pay the bar 15 percent of their fees for referred cases under a proposed new program. The recommended revamp of the bar’s 40-year-old referral system is ...

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An emphasis on wellness (access required)

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VIRGINIA BEACH – Virginia bar leaders wholeheartedly have taken up the cause of lawyer well-being, approving a trio of rule changes at the Virginia State Bar’s Annual Meeting and embracing a Supreme Court initiative that promises more changes. New VSB ...

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Heath, Byrum new leaders of VSB (access required)

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VIRGINIA BEACH — New leaders for the Virginia State Bar took office June 15 at the VSB’s Annual Meeting. Newport News lawyer Leonard Heath will serve as president. He is a partner in the firm of Heath, Overbey, Verser & ...

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‘The GAL system is broken’ (access required)

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Children involved in family court disputes are often poorly served by lawyers appointed to represent them, attorneys and other observers say. Surveys of lawyers and court volunteers reveal concerns that some guardians ad litem – paid to advocate for children ...

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