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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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CLE classes soon may be available over ?Net (access required)

Virginia lawyers soon might be able to take Mandatory Continuing Legal Education courses on the Internet, as early as July 1. The Virginia State Bar is circulating proposed MCLE Opinion #16, which would establish standards that providers of on-line CLE ...

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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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Ned Parker: Making a name everyone knows (access required)

Like Norm in the TV sitcom “Cheers,” everybody in the bar knows Edward R. Parker’s name. The Virginia State Bar, that is. Legal secretaries throughout the commonwealth have committed Parker’s address to macro or memory. Possibly every Virginia lawyer has ...

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