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Virginia State Bar task force to revisit discovery reform

28 Apr 2017 12:06 PM | Danielle Payne (Administrator)

 Earlier in April 2017, VSB President Michael Robinson appointed a 13-member panel, with Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Robert J. Humphreys as chair, to revisit the very contentious issue of criminal discovery reform. VACDL Past President and current Board Member, Doug Ramseur, was selected for the panel. Doug also served on former Chief Justice Kinser's "Special Committee on Criminal Discovery Rules" and was instrumental in the drafting of the committee's report, which was unfortunately not taken up (and basically dismissed) by the Virginia Supreme Court.

 We are pleased that 3 other VACDL members are also on the Discovery Reform Task Force: Jim Broccoletti of Norfolk, John Lichentstein of Roanoke, and Ed Riley of Richmond. Our organization, and the criminal defense community, will be well-represented by these long-standing VACDL members!

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