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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Gastañaga will be new ACLU chief

The ACLU of Virginia has hired activist, advocate and administrator Claire Guthrie Gastañaga as its new executive director. Gastañaga will succeed Kent Willis who is leaving the group after 25 years. “Claire brings to the ACLU a huge network of people ...

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SCC streamlines website

The Virginia State Corporation Commission is spiffing up its online services. As more lawyers do their SCC business with their computers, the agency says it’s working to improve functionality and navigation. Recent improvements include: A redesigned home page for easier ...

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YouTube by reference

When Alexandria lawyer Vic Glasberg filed suit last November on behalf of a man claiming he was wrongfully assaulted by a sheriff’s deputy, he did something unusual, perhaps even novel and first-impression. He incorporated a YouTube video as part of ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

On March 12, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the law license of Sara Davis Harman of Glen Allen for one year, effective Dec. 10, 2013, with terms, for violating rules of professional conduct that govern diligence, communication, declining ...

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W&M’s Butler receives Traver Award from VSB (access required)

Lynda Butler, Chancellor Professor of Law at the William & Mary law school, is the 2012 winner of the Courtland Traver Award, presented by the Virginia State Bar’s Real Property Section. Section leaders presented the award to Butler at the ...

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Use ‘branded content’ to distinguish your firm (access required)

As competition has grown in the legal industry over the past several years, it has become increasingly difficult for individual attorneys or practice groups to distinguish themselves to potential clients. Firms have tried a variety of methods including flashy websites, ...

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Turnout for Richard Lawrence funeral overflows church

Close to 800 people packed the sanctuary and stood shoulder-to-shoulder in hallways and antechambers at a Roanoke church Friday as  family, friends and colleagues mourned the death of lawyer Richard Lawrence. The Roanoke Valley courthouse legend was killed in a ...

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