Monday, 13 January 2014

Court Names Legal Discovery Panel
Court Names Legal Discovery Panel
Court names legal discovery research panel

The Supreme Court of Virginia has named a 23-member committee to think about proposed modifications to the rule for legal discovery.

The committee is chaired by Loudoun County Circuit Judge Thomas D. Horne, who also has chaired panels learning judicial boundaries and judicial workloads.

The court’s research panel follows a contact for reform this yr from an Indigent Protection Job Power set up by the Virginia State Bar. That report was criticized as 1-sided by prosecutors, who deserted the research work with grievances that the job power was dominated by protection lawyers.

At problem is whether or not prosecutors ought to have to permit accessibility to schedule law enforcement reviews, amongst other issues. Presently, Rule 3A:eleven offers accessibility only to scientific reviews ready for law enforcement.

The court’s newly appointed committee consists of prosecutors and protection lawyers, along with 5 judges, two lawyer-legislators, two law professors, and representatives of the attorney general’s workplace, the state law enforcement, nearby law enforcement chiefs, sheriffs, the state criminal offense lab, and a victim-witness plan. Also on board is VSB Ethics Counsel James M. McCauley.

The court did not offer info about a timeline for creating recommendations or whether or not the committee will solicit extra feedback from the public. The job power recommendation was twice put out for feedback and created scores of responses each occasions.

The subsequent are associates of the committee:
•Circuit Judge Thomas D. Horne, Chair
•Del. Robert B. Bell, R-Charlottesville
•Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Rossie D. Alston, Jr.
•Circuit Judge Marjorie T. Arrington
•Circuit Judge Randy I. Bellows
•Circuit Judge Michael L. Moore
•Sen. Richard H. Stuart, R-Montross
•Roanoke lawyer Thomas J. Bondurant Jr.
•Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael N. Herring
•Leesburg Deputy Public Defender Bonnie Hoffman
•Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael R. Doucette
•Floyd County Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Murray Shortt
•Senior Asst. Attorney Common Virginia B. Theisen
•Washington & Lee College law Prof. David I. Bruck
•Virginia M. Coscia, Director of the Fredericksburg Victim Witness Help Plan
•Sara N. Poole, Workplace of Legal Affairs, Division of State Law enforcement
•Stephanie Merritt, Division Counsel, Division of Forensic Science
•University of Richmond law Prof. John G. Douglass
•Douglas A. Ramseur, Money Defender for the Southeastern Region
•Leesburg lawyer Alex N. Levay
•Charlottesville Law enforcement Main Timothy J. Longo, Sr.
•VSB Ethics Counsel James McCauley
•Washington County Sheriff’s Significant Jack Davidson

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