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Monthly Archives: May 2009

Judges’ questions portend trouble for your appeal

Studies show what your gut already knows – when the appeals court judges are hammering you with questions, it’s a good bet they’re leaning toward ruling for your opponent. The New York Times reports on the validation of the question-count ...

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Lawyers: Judges are watching what you wear

The New York Times reports on a recent flurry of comments from the bench about lawyers’ courtroom attire. The issue arose during a panel discussion this week in Indianapolis. Most of the conversation among judges and members of the audience ...

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Lawyers: Judges are watching what you wear

The New York Times reports on a recent flurry of comments from the bench about lawyers’ courtroom attire. The issue arose during a panel discussion this week in Indianapolis. Most of the conversation among judges and members of the audience ...

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Influential Woman of the Year (access required)

Supreme Court Justice Barbara Milano Keenan recalled that the first time she was up for a judgeship, she very much wanted to tell legislators considering her appointment that she was 30 years old. But she was still two weeks shy ...

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Legal aid braces for ‘dramatic’ hit as IOLTA revenues dry up (access required)

Virginia legal aid offices are bracing for “dramatic” cuts in funding as income from interest on lawyers’ trust accounts plunges in Virginia. Meanwhile, Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. is encouraging a plan to boost the involvement of private ...

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Court to hear 2 more cases on sanctions set by Griffith (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia will hear the appeals of two more lawyer sanction cases involving a controversial former circuit judge who sought to control what he saw as improper tactics by counsel. The high court has had four prior ...

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People Search: Investigating someone (access required)

The Internet makes it relatively easy to locate someone. Even those who may not want to be found usually have a presence somewhere on Web. The previous edition of Web Hits explained how lawyers can track down someone whose whereabouts ...

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