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Lawyers can help court reporters do their jobs better (access required)

Court reporters are the silent sentinels of the record. They are the invisible men and women tapping away during a court hearing or deposition. They transcribe the proceeding and fulfill a critical duty – creating a written record that can ...

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Earning capacity, future medicals contested in TBI case – $1,725,000 Settlement (access required)

On June 11, 2009, plaintiff made a left turn onto Route 13 in Nassawadox. Approximately 900 feet north of where the plaintiff had turned, the defendant’s tractor-trailer slammed into the rear of the plaintiff’s Buick as both vehicles were traveling ...

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Details confidential in brain injury case – $3,750,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a premises liability action that settled for $3,750,000. The plaintiff suffered a mild traumatic brain injury. The remaining facts are confidential. [12-T-013] Type of action: Personal injury – premises liability Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $3,750,000 Tried before: ...

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Tips from the pros on how to make the best record (access required)

The National Court Reporters Association has prepared teaching tools to help educate lawyers and law students on how to make the best record of legal proceedings. Below are some highlights from a course outline posted on the NCRA website. Know ...

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In-house lawyer beats VSB in ethics dust-up (access required)

Even though his company was twice sanctioned in litigation with a software supplier, a former in-house lawyer came out almost unscathed in a battle with the Virginia State Bar over ethics charges based on how he handled a multi-million-dollar business ...

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Capital One’s Justice Server program links pro bono lawyers to clients

Lawyers and information-technology experts at Capital One are teaming up with private and public sector lawyers to streamline the administration of pro bono legal work in Virginia. Lawyers who do pro bono work find that one of the best ways ...

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Richmond Bar awards pro bono prize to Challa

Lakshmi Challa, who heads her own four-office immigration law firm, was honored today by the Richmond Bar Association with the John C. Kenny Pro Bono Award for 2012. Each year, the RBA honors an individual, law firm or organization that ...

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No comp for canine road trip

If you are an employer who provides pet privileges at your workplace, be careful how you involve your employees with your animals. Creating some distance between a pet and an employee can help protect an employer from a workers’ comp ...

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