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Firms report plans to hire in fourth quarter of year (access required)

Nearly one-third of lawyers who participated in a recent employment survey said they planned to hire full-time legal professionals during the fourth quarter of 2012. “In particular, small and midsize law firms are recruiting associates with solid business development skills ...

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Richmond faces another police overtime lawsuit (access required)

Richmond is facing another lawsuit by current and former police officers who claim they’re owed overtime pay. Seventy-seven plaintiffs filed the lawsuit Oct. 5 in federal court. The lawsuit says the city erroneously applied a federal law that says overtime ...

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John M. Lohr (access required)

Retired Monterey lawyer John M. Lohr, who served 32 years as Highland County commonwealth’s attorney, died Oct. 7. He was 67. A native of Ohio, he graduated from Randolph-Macon College and the Marshall-Wythe law school at the College of William ...

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Sarah J. Zecca (access required)

Virginia Beach lawyer Sarah Joanne Zecca died of cancer Sept. 30, with her husband and son at her side. She was 56. Ms. Zecca was an attorney for Dominion Law Associates for the past 25 years. She was a well-respected ...

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Counsel deleted: Battle over erased data leads to lawyer’s disqualification (access required)

An attorney accused of destroying telltale "metadata" on two computer thumb drives has been yanked from a $20-million case right before a scheduled two-week trial. The disqualification of an employment rights lawyer and her Reston law firm highlights the peril for lawyers handling computer data.

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Prosecutor reprimanded (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has affirmed a public reprimand against a Prince George County prosecutor who allegedly pursued criminal charges without probable cause. The case represents another instance of bar discipline for a prosecutor, following recent criticism from ...

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