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Richmond, Virginia’s historic capital, has regularly been named one of the “Best Places to Live and Work in America” by national publications. Located in the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Greater Richmond area, Richmond is situated close to the ocean, mountains, and Washington, D.C., and has a population of approximately 195,300. Richmond is renowned for its rich culture, and is home to a number of esteemed museums and top universities, a symphony, ballet, opera, as well as multiple theatres and art galleries.
Richmond has a thriving economy, and houses a number of premier legal and banking firms, as well as federal, state, and local governmental agencies. A Federal Reserve Bank, nine Fortune 500 companies, and thirteen Fortune 1000 companies are also located in Richmond.
In addition, more than 3,160 lawyers, many of whom are members of the Virginia Bar Association, practice in Richmond.
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Richmond lawyers practice in numerous fields, including criminal defense law, family law, personal injury law, bankruptcy law, and real estate law. Recently, the 4th Circuit U.S. District Court limited the advertising efforts of a conservative Richmond-based political group, The Real Truth About Obama Inc., which sought to tell "the real truth" about democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s abortion views. The Court denied a preliminary injunction sought by The Real Truth against the Federal Election Commission, which would have prevented the FEC from enforcing its fundraising and advertising regulations against the organization.
Richmond lawyers know how to navigate the many codes, rules, and statutes used in the Richmond Circuit Court. The Richmond Circuit Court hears civil cases where claims exceed $15,000, as well as family law cases, including divorce. In addition, the Richmond Circuit Court hears cases that have been appealed from the Richmond County General District and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Combined Courts. Furthermore, the Richmond Circuit Court may hear serious criminal cases, known as felonies.
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