Wednesday, March 07, 2012

On picking judges for the 27th

The Roanoke Times has this article that says Senators Puckett and Edwards want to be the deciders for one of the judicial vacancies in the 27th District, if Judge Long is elevated to the Circuit Court.

In the 27th District, there has been a vacancy on the juvenile court since Judge Blankenship left the bench. I met him for the first time not too long ago, and shook his hand.

Separately, The Virginia Bar Association released this statement, urging the General Assembly to fill the 48 vacant judgeships plus the 13 additional vacancies expected next year from retirements. Two local judges whom I understand will retire next year are Judge Tate and Judge Freeman.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Perhaps, the new judges for the 28th District

This schedule of interviews for judicial candidates shows Blake McKinney and Deanis Simmons as the only persons being interviewed for the General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court positions in the 28th District.

It also shows that a fellow I met on the VBA Board, Glenn Pulley, is a candidate for the 22nd Circuit - a Virginia gentleman if ever there was one and the only practicing lawyer in Danville who is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

On the apex deposition rule

Brian Peterson links here to an interesting decision by the West Virginia Supreme Court, applying the apex deposition rule to protect high-ranking corporate officials who know nothing about a particular claim from being subjected to depositions.