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Three lawyers swim across mouth of Potomac

  UPDATE: We ommitted another Richmond lawyer who completed the Potomac swim. Courtney Motes Paulk, a construction litigator, also participated in the event. Swimming season is officially here now that we’re past Memorial Day, but 7.5 miles? That’s what Richmond lawyers ...

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Case pits Wall Street Journal against state dailies (access required)

Seven Virginia circuit judges have set aside orders at the request of major newspapers in the state even though they concluded that the newspapers lacked standing to challenge the orders. At least one judge, Virginia Beach Circuit Judge A. Bonwill ...

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Demanding Diversity (access required)

The word “diversity” appears on the home page of major Virginia law firms’ websites. Business needs may be driving that emphasis, as much as moral imperatives. The large corporations that provide the bulk of the work for large firms are ...

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Richmond’s Harless to seek VSB post (access required)

W. David Harless of Richmond has filed as a candidate for president-elect of the Virginia State Bar, which would put him in line to be VSB president in 2012-13. Harless, 54, is a partner and member of the executive committee ...

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Fifteen lawyers leave LeClairRyan (access required)

Fifteen lawyers have left Richmond-based LeClairRyan to form a boutique firm that will specialize in defending financial services companies and targets of Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions. The new firm will be called Murphy & McGonigle, with James A. ...

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