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Reed Smith cuts first-year associate pay, rates and hours

Reed Smith LLP, an international law firm with offices in Richmond and Northern Virginia, will cut by 20 percent the billings rates and annual salary of first-year associates in its 15 U.S. offices. The changes affect 51 attorneys who will ...

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Reed Smith cuts first-year associate pay, rates and hours

Reed Smith LLP, an international law firm with offices in Richmond and Northern Virginia, will cut by 20 percent the billings rates and annual salary of first-year associates in its 15 U.S. offices. The changes affect 51 attorneys who will ...

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Mims to join Hunton and Williams

Virginia Attorney General William C. Mims will join Hunton & Williams LLP when he leaves office in January. Mims was named AG earlier this year when former Attorney General Bob McDonnell stepped down for a successful run for governor. Mims ...

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Don’t tweet from court…at least in Georgia

So you have a Blackberry and a Twitter account and you keep the world updated on your personal activities…constantly. If you’re a trial lawyer and you want to tweet live from the courtroom, think twice. At least if it’s in ...

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Senate confirms Judge Davis (access required)

After five months of delay, the U.S. Senate voted 72-16 on Nov. 9 to confirm Judge André M. Davis to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Davis, 60, a judge on the U.S. District Court in Baltimore, will take ...

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Need for Speed (access required)

To take a break from his legal work, Richmond lawyer Stephen Harper likes to take his car for a spin through the countryside. In Harper’s case, however, the car is a race-prepared Nissan Sentra and the “countryside” is the scenic ...

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Teen case reheard, has same resolution (access required)

Parents who host a teenage guest have a duty of care that can encompass overseeing the guest’s ride in another teen’s car, under a decision issued in July by the Supreme Court of Virginia. The high court did not back ...

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Contempt reversed (access required)

A criminal defense attorney who did not appear for a court date after agreeing to a continuance with a prosecutor could not be found guilty of contempt of court because he did not intend to interfere with the administration of ...

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Marshall Ross becomes leader of VADA (access required)

The newly installed president of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys is not anxious to build any fences around the lobbying efforts of his organization. Marshall H. Ross of Harrisonburg last month took the helm of the organization that represents ...

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