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Nonlawyer Handling An Arbitration Would Be UPL (access required)

A nonlawyer corporate officer who represents his company in an arbitration would be engaging in the unauthorized practice of law, according to a proposed Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinion. The Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on UPL was asked specifically ...

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The Risks Of Helping A Nonprofit (access required)

Whether it be for rainmaking, pro bono obligations or simple love of community, many lawyers choose to donate their legal skills to nonprofit organizations. There’s plenty of need out there. An estimated 44,000 nonprofits exist in Virginia. That’s about two ...

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Bobzien Will Make Run for VSB Post (access required)

David P. Bobzien, county attorney for Fairfax, has announced that he will run for Virginia State Bar president-elect next year. If successful, he would be president for the 2004-2005 term. He is the first, and so far only, candidate to ...

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Byrd To Receive Family Law Lifetime Award (access required)

Fairfax attorney Richard J. Byrd never really left behind his first career: engineering. While maintaining a large caseload that includes many landmark cases in child custody and equitable distribution, Byrd — with his wife, Nancy — has created software to ...

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