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    Courtrooms Closing Daily at Noon and at 4:20 pm

    Chief Superior Judge Brian Grearson has sent a message out to judges and to courts to address the issue of hearings extending into the noon hour and after 4:30 p.m. He has asked that the VBA help get the word out to attorneys, so that everyone is aware that courtrooms will be closed daily at noon and at 4:20 p.m., except in cases involving jury selection and jury trials. Click the heading for the full text of his message.

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    New Law Requires Sexual Harassment Complaints to be Sent to AG

    Click the heading for an important notice from Attorney General T. J. Donovan.  Under Act 183, which goes into effect July 1, 2018, notice of all sexual harassment complaints filed in court must be sent to the AG's office and the Human Rights Commission.

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    2018 Legislative Overview

    The VBA followed a number of bills affecting the bar and the courts this legislative session.  Please click the heading for a summary of the enacted legislation and please note that many have July 1, 2018 effective dates!

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    Judge Cort Corsones and Teri Corsones meet in Shenzhen, China with Judge Crawford’s past and future interns

    Superior Court Judge Cort Corsones and VBA Executive Director Teri Corsones recently gave a lecture at the University of Peking School of Transnational Law (STL) in Shenzhen, China. Entitled “The Role of the Bench and the Bar in Preserving the Rule of Law”, the lecture was followed by a Q and A with students at the only law school in the world that offers a combined American-style Juris Doctor degree and a China Law Juris Master’s degree. Click HERE for the full story!

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