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Focus Groups (access required)

When Richmond lawyer John C. Shea went to a mediated settlement conference recently, he had a new tool with him. Shea had used a focus group to provide feedback on the case, and he had prepared a video showing the ...

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Albo: Lawyers Should Say Where IOLTA Money Goes (access required)

A Fairfax County lawyer-legislator unhappy with the Virginia State Bar for making a contribution to a nonprofit corporation out of its large reserve account will press for legislation that would allow Virginia lawyers to direct Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts ...

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Legal Ethics (access required)

Nobody wants to think about it, but lawyers need to use defensive strategies to protect themselves from the possibility a client could turn on them. John J. Brandt, a trial lawyer for over 40 years and the Virginia State Bar’s ...

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A Quick Primer On Websites For Attorneys (access required)

When a plaintiffs’ lawyer recently wanted to gather evidence of how prevalent asbestos used to be, he turned to an unusual source: eBay, the online auction giant. By going to www.ebay.com, he was able to purchase industrial manuals, magazine advertisements, ...

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VSB Transfers $600K From Bar's Reserve (access required)

WINTERGREEN – The Virginia State Bar Council has approved the transfer of $500,000 to the Clients’ Protection Fund and a contribution of $100,000 to Lawyers Helping Lawyers, as a mechanism for reducing its large reserve. The council also declined to ...

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