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VSB ranks candidates for Appeals Court seats (access required)

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As the General Assembly refines plans to expand the Court of Appeals of Virginia to 15 or 17 judges, Virginia bar organizations are making recommendations on who should fill the extra seats. A Virginia State Bar committee reported 11 candidates ...

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No-contact rule: Court rejects proposed looser standard for talking to adversary’s employees (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has tightened the ethical boundaries for lawyers investigating possible litigation claims. The change puts Virginia more in line with other states and federal courts for what’s referred to as the “no-contact rule.” The justices balked ...

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Assembly acts to fill new appeals court judgeships (access required)

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A long-dormant proposal to expand the Court of Appeals of Virginia suddenly became a flashpoint issue this month as General Assembly Democrats prepared to fill an expected four new judicial seats while Republicans derided the initiative as a liberal “pack-the-court” ...

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New faces — Northern Virginia sees more diversity on bench, bar leadership (access required)

Advocates of diversity in the bench and bar say they’re pleased with recent advances in Northern Virginia, but questions remain about whether the progress is sustainable. Observers also see work to be done in making other bar groups more representative. ...

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CLE available for work on Election Day (access required)

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The Virginia Bar Association and the Virginia Board of Elections will offer CLE credits to attorneys who volunteer as election officers in November. Election officers, or individuals who help conduct elections at polling places, are crucial to successful Election Day ...

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