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Lawyers and Doctors can get along (access required)

Lawyers and the doctors they need for their cases do not always get along. Schedules, temperaments and egos often clash. And each side can spin horror stories about the other. Dr. Francis Counselman, a physician in Hampton Roads for 14 ...

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The Principles of Cooperation (access required)

“The relation between a lawyer and a physician should be based upon mutual courtesy and understanding.” So suggests the proposed “Principles of Cooperation for Physicians and Attorneys,” developed by the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, the Virginia Beach Bar Association, ...

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Norfolk?s Martin goes in search of good ?cue (access required)

Howard W. Martin Jr. has pondered some weighty issues during his year’s tenure as president of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association. In the “President’s Message” column of the association’s bulletin, Martin proposed, for example, that the individual bars in ...

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Finding Good Help (access required)

You are the manager of a small to mid-size law firm, in search of a bright, ambitious recent law school graduate to join you as an associate. But you know you can’t compete with the big guys in terms of ...

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Real estate most likely to prompt claims (access required)

Real estate attorneys recently have been the lawyers most likely to get sued in Virginia. Plaintiff’s personal injury and property damage work, second on the hit list, costs the most to settle. Many malpractice claims arise from a simple–and dumb–mistake, ...

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