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'Webcasting' a Trial (access required)

A few years back, lawyers and judges faced the question of whether to allow cameras in the courtroom. Judges pondered whether they wanted their proceedings — including their own images and those of parties and lawyers — showing up on ...

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Should VSB Discipline Be Public Sooner? (access required)

WILLIAMSBURG — The Virginia State Bar again is broaching the topic of being more forthcoming with the public about complaints against lawyers. This time, it was immediate Past President John A.C. Keith who brought the subject up, during the VSB’s ...

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Wise County Stays On The Cutting Edge (access required)

Wise County’s high-tech courtroom continues to break new ground, creating sometimes-unexpected opportunities for lawyers. On June 1, for example, the court is scheduled to host its first “multi-port” hearings. Lawyers, parties and the judge all will participate in a hearing ...

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Lawyer Referrals (access required)

Virginia’s longstanding prohibition on lawyer referral fees has gone out with the old Virginia Code of Professional Responsibility. A lawyer now can receive a referral fee so long as the client knows about and consents to the arrangement, the Virginia ...

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VSB To Shop Around Before Endorsing Insurance (access required)

A special Virginia State Bar insurance committee has recommended that the VSB shop around before it decides what lawyer malpractice insurance carrier will receive its endorsement in the next contract period, which begins next Jan. 1. The Special Committee on ...

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Report Criticizes Appointed Lawyers (access required)

A report scathing in its description of the way Virginia sentences people to death has been published by the American Civil Liberties Union. The report, “Unequal, Unfair and Irreversible: The Death Penalty in Virginia,” comes down particularly hard on the ...

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Perform a Self-Assessment (access required)

Deborah Arron’s book What Can You Do with a Law Degree? includes numerous tools to help frustrated lawyers get a handle on what they really would like to be doing. The following are gleaned from her list of “quick and ...

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Are You Happy With The Law? (access required)

Many lawyers, of course, are happy with their careers. According to Arron, the contented ones tend to share a dozen personality traits. Contented lawyers are: Lovers of learning. Focused on detail. Respectful of the rules. Strongly analytical. Achievement-oriented. Competitive. Steady ...

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