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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Tips for better client retention (access required)

Though many lawyers work hard to expand their client base, keeping existing clients is critical to the success of a practice and can be much more efficient. “It takes at least 10 times the effort to get a new client ...

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A guaranteed FAIL

WILLIAMSBURG–Virginia Beach lawyer Steve Emmert knows a thing or two about taking a case up on appeal. He’s one of the lawyers who has built appellate law into a recognized and well-respected area of practice in Virginia. He’s served as ...

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Charlottesville-area lawyers get competitive

Members of the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association are showing their sporty side. A call for sign ups for tournaments including golf, tennis, bowling and chess has produced numerous responses in all categories, reports CABA president Steven Rosenfield. Rosenfield said the ...

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Charlottesville-area lawyers get competitive

Members of the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association are showing their sporty side. A call for sign ups for tournaments including golf, tennis, bowling and chess has produced numerous responses in all categories, reports CABA president Steven Rosenfield. Rosenfield said the ...

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Prior Assault Conviction Cannot Be Used To Enhance Sentence (access required)

In sentencing defendant for possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, a district court could not use an unincorporated “statement of probable cause” to establish a prior assault conviction as a “crime of violence” in order to enhance defendant’s ...

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Parents’ Petition Denied for ‘Alien Smuggling’ (access required)

A Guatemalan mother and father who entered the U.S. illegally engaged in “alien smuggling” when they followed a pattern of sending each of their four children several thousand dollars at a hotel in Mexico, for the children’s subsequent illegal arrival ...

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No Claim for Insurance Claims Rep Job (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants summary judgment for defendant insurance company in plaintiff’s suit alleging age, religious and race-based discrimination in the company’s failure to hire plaintiff, an African-American, Jewish woman who is over 40 years old. Defendant GEICO ...

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