Question for posters who are attorneys

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  1. Si modo
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    So, Jillian, George, and Liability seem to be attorneys. And, anyone else who is or who knows, please provide input.

    I plan on going to the law school library later today, or maybe tomorrow, based on the tips I'm given, so that I can use their Westlaw database and search.

    I need to look for some record of the Virginia General Assembly (our bicameral 'congress' in the Commonwealth) when they were debating a law to add to the Code of Virginia. I am hoping to glean from that record of the General Assembly's debate leading up to the passage of that law their intent when they passed it.

    I know the title and section of the Code and about the time it was passed. But, if I could find some record of our legislature's debate about the passage of that law, that would be EXTREMELY helpful.

    Any tips for searches in Westlaw - keywords or how to do the search? I used it before back in February for another "project" requiring search of caselaw, but now need to find intent for passage of a Commonwealth law.

    Thanks!
     
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    Call Rob Wittman's office.
    His staff is very helpful.
     
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    Thanks, Warrior. But I'm not one of his constitutents. Plus, I need the Commonwealth record (the General Assembly), not the federal.

    I'll try, though.
     
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    call your local university....it may take a few ...on holds and all but they will get you to the right person...

    if we find a dead bird or such...we call asu and ask the bird professors if they want it. the professors in all departments are a great source of things....and they dont mind the odd questions...


    when the lawn furniture was under seige ...we emailed a photo of one feather to a professor at the raptor center in charlotte....he identified the bird and told us what to do....free advice from experts...who can beat that
     

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