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Tate Elected To ATLA Post, Mulls Top Job (access required)

Abingdon plaintiff’s attorney Mary Lynn Tate has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and she is contemplating a run for the presidency of the 56,000-member organization. “It’s something I’ve been asked to ...

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One Father's Story From September 11 (access required)

The morning of Sept. 11 was perfectly lovely in Richmond. F. Claiborne “Jay” Johnston Jr. had just gotten to work, and was heading up in the elevator to his law office at Troutman Sanders Mays & Valentine. Someone asked him ...

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Report Says Jury Use Is On The Wane (access required)

The next time you see a jury, you might want to take a picture. Jurors are a dying breed in Virginia. In 2000, the number of juries impaneled in circuit courts fell by 14.9 percent from the previous year, continuing ...

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MDP Should Be Allowed, Panel Will Recommend (access required)

Multidisciplinary practice should be allowed in Virginia with rules in place to ensure that lawyers remain independent and keep confidences when they share practices with non-lawyers. That is the recommendation emerging from the MDP Commission after a year of studying ...

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Mr. Glasser goes to the ABA (access required)

Virginia State Bar President Michael A. Glasser, who hammered out his collections and creditors’-rights practice in the lower courts of Virginia, went to bat for the workaday lawyer during the summer meeting of the American Bar Association in Chicago earlier ...

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