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‘Mutual wills’ depend more on trust than law (access required)

Second marriages and “first” children are generating more issues in estate-planning practice, as couples continue to divorce and remarry before they can celebrate that golden anniversary with one spouse. One of those issues is making sure the children of each ...

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LeClair steps down as CEO

Gary D. LeClair has stepped down as chief executive officer of LeClairRyan a year earlier than originally announced but will remain as the firm’s chairman. Last August, the firm described a two-year transition plan in which Chief Practice Officer  David ...

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Court’s study panel: Keep judicial map as is (access required)

The special committee appointed by Virginia’s chief justice to study judicial boundaries says the state’s existing judicial map should stay the way it is. The reason: A fear of collateral harm to how the commonwealth’s courts operate if wholesale changes ...

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Twitter notice for writ panels (access required)

You won’t find those Facebook and Twitter symbols on the Supreme Court of Virginia’s homepage that could be used to remind you of such events as the court’s writ panel sessions. Because the dockets are in flux until the last ...

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Salaries lower for 2010 law grads, NALP reports

There’s more bad news today about the financial prospects for the law school class of 2010 from NALP. The median starting salary dropped by 13 percent and the mean fell by 10 percent, according to the report from  the National ...

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