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VSB rejects pro bono committees yet again (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE–The Virginia State Bar Council for the second time has tabled a proposed Supreme Court rule establishing a circuit-based committee system to monitor pro bono. Council member Mary Lynn Tate of Abingdon, who described herself as the “lone negative vote” ...

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VSB Counsel seeks tools to combat ?stonewalling? (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE–The Virginia State Bar is seeing an increasing number of lawyers who stonewall during disciplinary investigations, according to the VSB’s top ethics enforcer. As a result, VSB Counsel Barbara Ann Williams is seeking rule changes that will give her staff ...

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Carrier hit for $100M in fair-housing lawsuit (access required)

In what is believed to be the largest civil jury verdict in Virginia history, a Richmond Circuit Court jury has awarded $100.5 million to a fair-housing corporation in a racial discrimination lawsuit against Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. The jury agreed ...

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Survey says public is satisfied with courts (access required)

Most Virginians believe that the state’s courts treat people fairly and with respect, and they would get a fair shake if they were charged with a crime. They also think lawyers are too expensive but necessary if one is to ...

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Four Virginia firms featured (access required)

Four Virginia law firms are included among 115 of the nation’s best law firms, as listed in America’s Greatest Places to Work with a Law Degree, a newly published book by Kimm Alayne Walton. Walton compiled her list by asking ...

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Looking for a ?great? place to be a lawyer? (access required)

America’s Greatest Places to Work with a Law Degree And How to Make the Most of Any Job, No Matter Where It Is! By Kimm Alayne Walton, J.D. 1,146 pages. Chicago: Harcourt Brace. $24.95 When we at Virginia Lawyers Weekly ...

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Coalition for Choice may target VSB?s UPL system (access required)

The Coalition for Choice in Real Estate Closings may launch a broad-based attack in the General Assembly on the Virginia State Bar’s system for defining the unauthorized practice of law, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s approval of UPL ...

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VSB Must Spend More Before it Can Hike Dues (access required)

In a classic bureaucratic paradox, the Virginia State Bar might have to spend more money faster than necessary in order to be able to raise dues next year. The quandary is a legacy of the reform of the VSB that ...

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Making A Lateral Move (access required)

You’re getting ready to switch law firms. Along with packing up your office and getting new business cards, some ethical tidying up probably will be called for, as well. The usual complexities of breaking up a business relationship exist. But ...

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Sold on Mediation (access required)

There’s something familiar about the way Robert L. Harris Sr. talks about how he views his job in alternative dispute resolution. “As a mediator, I am totally neutral,” he says firmly, looking his listener in the eye. “It does not ...

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