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Rule changes would deal with discovery (access required)

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Lawyers are concerned that discovery is getting out of hand. The masses of data that are part of everyday operations in modern organizations are generating ever-more complicated discovery demands, even in simple cases. Responding to concern from litigators nationwide, the ...

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Virtual practice: Lawyers hanging a shingle in cyberspace (access required)

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In Melissa Howell’s employment law practice, she rarely meets with her clients in her Norfolk office space. Instead, her clients prefer to work with her via phone and email or have her come to them, where she can access employment ...

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Virginia bar exam ranks as one of the toughest (access required)

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The numbers don’t lie. Virginia lawyers are right when they claim they face one of the toughest bar exams in the country. In fact, we’re number six, according to a new study. Robert Anderson, an associate professor at the Pepperdine ...

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A foot in the door: Getting a first client meeting (access required)

Struggling to get meetings with prospective clients? Larry Bodine, a legal marketing expert and editor-in-chief of Lawyers.com, said the first thing to do is to throw away some common ideas of marketing. He rejected several traditional methods lawyers use to ...

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