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The New Golf?

The game of golf has a hallowed history as a business activity for lawyers. It’s a way to schmooze with clients. A lawyer can do business by not doing business: He or she can get to know the client in ...

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Marketing your brand in the current economy (access required)

It is hard to have a brand when lawyers try to be all things to all potential clients. That’s especially true in the current economic climate, since it is hard to turn down work. Yet if lawyers knew what their ...

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Live long and prosper

Want to live a longer life? You need to move to Fairfax County. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington has just published a comprehensive nationwide study of longevity rates across the United States. After ...

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Homeless comp claimant gets mileage pay

An employer must reimburse a claimant for mileage under a workers’ compensation award even though the claimant has no fixed residential address, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has ruled. In a split decision released yesterday in Vann v. Martin Brower ...

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Payee notification back on the table

Virginia State Bar President Irving M. Blank told the agency’s executive committee today that he expects statewide bar groups and the Supreme Court of Virginia to revisit the issue of payee notification soon. The concept, which has insurers notify the ...

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VSB names deputy bar counsel

The Virginia State Bar has promoted Kathryn  Montgomery to the No. 2 position in its system for regulating lawyers suspected of violating legal ethics. Montgomery succeeds Harry Hirsch, who retired last month after 27 years with the agency, as deputy ...

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