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Administrative – Marina Permit – Standing (access required)

Owners of waterfront property on Milford Haven in Mathews County have standing to challenge the Virginia Marine Resources Commission’s grant of a permit to a nearby marina to use state-owned bottomlands pursuant to Va. Code § 28.2-1205 in order to ...

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Class of 2009: Virginia Lawyers Weekly announces ‘Leaders in the Law’ (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is proud to announce the Class of 2009 in the “Leaders in the Law” program. The project seeks to recognize lawyers who set the standard for other lawyers – by changing practice, serving the community, changing the ...

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Pro se divorce is on the rise (access required)

More people are going to court without a lawyer in divorces and other civil cases, report judges and lawyers around Virginia. The reception they get may depend on the court they enter, say legal aid lawyers who point to discrepancies ...

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Taking the pain out of foreign language documents (access required)

The attorney was frantic. With trial only days away, she had just remembered that she had to stipulate to the other side’s translations of key French documents – and the material filled several boxes. “I [messed] up,” she said ruefully. ...

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Readin’ and ’riting and ’rithmatic… (and recess) (access required)

With the start of the new school year around the corner, the song “School Days” comes to mind. Back-to-school sales, deeply discounted clothes, school supplies and tax free days – along with first-time publicity from second hand stores – all ...

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Eleven costly brochure mistakes to avoid (access required)

The law firm brochure is often the primary tool in a lawyer’s marketing arsenal. It is the all-purpose vehicle that can be used for any occasion. But many lawyers do not make effective use of their brochures and leave out ...

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Portsmouth council wants mayor to retire (access required)

PORTSMOUTH—Portsmouth City Council wants Mayor James W. Holley to retire but the 82-year-old mayor says he’s not going anywhere. Six council members voted Tuesday night to ask Holley to retire and issued a statement questioning his judgment and leadership. Holley ...

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October hearing set on workers’ comp premiums (access required)

The State Corporation Commission plans to hold a hearing Oct. 20 in Richmond on proposed adjustments in premiums charged for workers’ compensation insurance. The SCC said Wednesday that the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc. has proposed an increase in ...

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