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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Marketing: How to eat an elephant (access required)

eating an elephant

During the last few years, it has been ever more common to hear lawyers say, with more than a hint of frustration and worry in their voices: “What’s the point of doing a marketing plan? Why bother trying to forecast ...

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Court reporter pleads guilty to obstruction

A Wise County court reporter has admitted helping a lawyer try to dodge federal drug charges. Ernest Benko, 67, was accused of recording depositions of federal witnesses at the behest of lawyer Stuart Collins. Authorities contended Benko knew that he ...

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Cavalier welcomes VSB

The future of The Cavalier Hotel may be a matter of developers’ vision and municipal generosity, but the present reality is comfortably familiar. The Virginia State Bar is checking in for its 2013 Annual Meeting with 566 participants registered and ...

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Federal jury should hear store slip-and-fall

A three-judge panel sent a supermarket slip-and-fall case back for jury review in Richmond federal court. U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer said there was no jury question in Deborah Adams’ negligence suit for $1 million dollars for injuries she ...

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Stepchild treatment a factor in property split

Divorce lawyers know the “wicked stepparent” is not just an archetype from a fairy tale. When parents marry or remarry, the transition to a “blended” family may not be smooth. But lawyers may not have known that when a blended ...

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Burnett tapped as JIRC counsel

Senior Assistant Attorney General Katherine Baldwin Burnett has been appointed as counsel to the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission, effective Jan. 1. She will succeed Donald R. Curry, who is retiring Dec. 31 after more than 13 years with the ...

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Twelve seek federal district court bench seat (access required)

The Virginia State Bar reports 12 people have applied to be evaluated by the VSB’s Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee for the Eastern District vacancy to be created when U.S. District Judge James Spencer takes senior status next year. The names ...

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