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Daily Archives: February 21, 1994

Legal materials needed (access required)

The Virginia Model Project is a book drive to collect legal materials for institutions in Estonia and Poland. The following list gives general guidance as to the most useful books: * Case reporters and casebooks are not helpful. The exception ...

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Project to donate law books to Estonia, Poland (access required)

If you’re wondering what to do with those extra law books you don’t use anymore, you may want to send them on a trip overseas. In June, members of the Virginia Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar will conduct ...

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Playing the role: Lawyers double as actors (access required)

You could call it method acting. Linda Ziegler leaves the office of her Richmond law firm at day’s end, hops in her car and makes the drive down Interstate 95 to Chester, where she walks into the John Rolfe Theater ...

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The Legal Marketplace: TQM – A credo for putting clients first (access required)

Last month, two Richmond law firms completed their one-year obligation to a pilot project on “Total Quality Management,” a philosophy which runs contrary to the traditional methods of practicing law, some of which may have angered clients. The old practice-of-law ...

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Punitives measures advance (access required)

Two bills allowing punitive damages in drunken driving cases were among those surviving last week’s “cross-over,” as the houses of the General Assembly reached a deadline to begin work on each other’s bills. House Bill 297 would impose civil liability ...

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Bill: Custody, support would go on fast track (access required)

Child support and custody issues would be put on a fast track in divorce and separation cases under a bill which passed the Senate and is awaiting action by the House of Delegates. Senate Bill 88, which includes features similar ...

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Bystanders win claims of no possession (access required)

Lawyers who represent clients charged with drug possession often hear a client say he just happened to be nearby when police discovered the drugs, but he had nothing to do with them. And some stories are more plausible than others. ...

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Allen to punt family court, citing finances (access required)

The momentum propelling the family court to final enactment may hit an immovable object-Gov. George F. Allen, who apparently has decided not to sign a funding and staffing bill currently working its way through the General Assembly, a gubernatorial spokesman ...

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