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Impairment can be costly for colleagues, clients (access required)

Experts opine that lawyers suffer from alcoholism, chemical depen-dency, depression and other psychological problems at higher rates than the general population. Various reasons are offered for this phenomenon, including the fact that lawyers frequently work with little or no supervision ...

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Manage stress before it manages you (access required)

Most lawyers have more than enough information about the “challenges” facing their profession. There are unprecedented levels of substance abuse and alcoholism. According to a Johns Hopkins University study, lawyers suffer the highest rate of depression among workers in 104 ...

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Women, drug addiction and the legal system (access required)

Although they make up a smaller percentage of the drug-addicted individuals in the United States, there are still millions of women living with a dependency on drugs. These women come from all age groups and socio-economic backgrounds – struggling with ...

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A few thoughts about Diprivan addiction (access required)

With the death of Michael Jackson this summer, a great deal of media attention has focused on abuse and addiction to the sedative Diprivan (propofol). Dr. Omar S. Manejwala, associate medical director at the Farley Center at Williamsburg Place, has ...

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Hold a holiday party while balancing a budget

By now, most of us in client-oriented businesses are just itching to have an event for our clients or do something spectacular (maybe over the top) to show our clients how much we appreciate them. We enjoy socializing with each ...

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Howell requests ethics probe of Newport News delegate (access required)

Virginia’s House speaker has called for an ethics investigation of an influential fellow Republican who pursued a job at a new teaching center before securing money to create it. Speaker William J. Howell asked the House Ethics Advisory Panel to ...

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Alexandria names new police chief (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—A Washington suburb is naming the first black police chief in its 260-year history to replace a chief who resigned after he was charged with drunken driving. City spokesman Tony Castrilli said last week that Alexandria officials are giving the ...

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Locals trump national campaign against battlefield ‘Supercenter’ (access required)

ORANGE—Preservationists said last week they will apply corporate pressure to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to abandon plans for a Supercenter near a famed Civil War battlefield, despite local approval of the store. “Wal-Mart better understand the nationwide anger generated by its ...

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Court of Appeals to rehear ‘actual innocence’ case (access required)

A Virginia appeals court plans to review the reversal of the convictions of a former Navy SEAL trainee in the abduction and murder of a Georgia college student. The full Virginia Court of Appeals has agreed to rehear the case ...

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Woman gets jail term for marijuana-laced stamps (access required)

ROANOKE—A woman has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for trying to smuggle marijuana to inmates in the Roanoke City Jail using stamps. Ashley Arlene Dudley, 22, of Radford, pleaded no contest last week in Roanoke Circuit Court to ...

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