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VSB revamps advertising rules (access required)

The prohibition against in-person solicitation would apply to all matters, not just those involving personal injury cases, according to proposed amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct that govern lawyer advertising and communications by lawyers with prospective clients. The Standing ...

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Keenan confirmed for 4th Circuit, 99-0 (access required)

The U.S. Senate confirmed Virginia Supreme Court Justice Barbara Milano Keenan unanimously last week for a seat on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Keenan, 59, has been a judge for more than half her life and a trailblazer ...

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Congress is mulling ‘Arbitration Fairness Act’ (access required)

Congress has before it a law that could change consumer and employment law profoundly – the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2009. The name itself – not to mention the “findings” in the bill that its proponents say justify the law ...

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