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532 ABA Journal Virginia articles.

Feds search home of former DOJ lawyer who tried to help Trump overturn election

Federal agents on Wednesday searched the suburban Virginia home of former U.S. Department of Justice lawyer Jeffrey Clark, who was involved in efforts to help then-President Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Lawyer reprimanded after he used profanities while declaring himself best advocate in courtroom

Updated: A Virginia lawyer has been publicly reprimanded after allegedly using profanities in an email to a probation officer who miscalculated sentencing guidelines for one of his clients.

2 law firms add dozens of lawyers through mergers with smaller firms

Two larger law firms have announced mergers with smaller firms that add dozens of lawyers and expand their footprints.

Many federal courts ease mask requirements; judges often retain discretion in their courtrooms

More than a dozen federal courts have eased or dropped mask requirements since the beginning of March.

Law students in this state would be allowed to take bar exam after five semesters if bill wins approval

The Virginia House of Delegates on Friday passed a bill allowing students at approved law schools to take the bar exam after completing five semesters of full-time study.

Lawyers in 2 states sanctioned over association with national bankruptcy law firm

Updated: Lawyers in Iowa and Virginia have been sanctioned for their association with a national bankruptcy law firm accused of using high-pressure tactics to sign up clients.

Weekly Briefs: Biden describes 4 potential SCOTUS nominees; US liable for over $230M in church shooting

Biden does ‘deep dive’ on ‘about 4’ potential SCOTUS nominees

President Joe Biden told NBC Nightly News on Thursday that he has done a “deep dive” on “about four” potential…

DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel says its prior opinion on ERA doesn’t bar Congress from acting

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel says its prior opinion on the Equal Rights Amendment doesn’t bar Congress from taking further action on ratification because the issue would ultimately be decided by the courts.

Local police used fake DNA reports in bid to win confessions, state attorney general says

Police in Virginia Beach, Virginia, used fake DNA reports in an effort to get confessions, cooperation or convictions, according to outgoing Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring.

Suspension upheld for lawyer accused of concealing inventories of shipwreck gold

A lawyer accused of failing to disclose his clients' inventories of shipwreck gold will be suspended for four years in Virginia as a result of a decision by that state’s supreme court.

Federal judge says it’s ‘almost insane’ to assert wife’s stock holdings affected his decisions

Updated: A federal judge in Virginia said in a recusal hearing last week that it was “almost insane” to assert that his wife’s $22,000 holding in Amazon.com Inc. stock affected his decisions in a case involving the company.

Cybersquatters are using Debevoise’s name to steal personal information, suit alleges

Updated: Debevoise & Plimpton has claimed in a lawsuit that cybersquatters are using its name in an attempt to profit from ads and seek sensitive information in phishing schemes.

White supremacists found liable for civil conspiracy to commit violence at ‘Unite the Right’ rally

Jurors found organizers of the violent 2017 “Unite the Right” rally liable under Virginia law Tuesday for a civil conspiracy to commit violence and intimidation.

Ex-LeClairRyan general counsel gets prison time, while firm insurer agrees to pay $10M to bankruptcy trustee

The former general counsel of the defunct law firm LeClairRyan was sentenced to 44 months in prison in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday for lying to the U.S. Trustee Program while trying to thwart an investigation into his embezzlement of more than $4 million.

Senate confirms first openly LGBTQ woman to a federal appeals court

The U.S. Senate confirmed Vermont Supreme Court Justice Beth Robinson to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New York on Monday, making her the first openly LGBTQ woman to serve on a federal appeals court.

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