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A New Approach To Guardianship Law (access required)

The population of Virginia, like that of the nation at large, is aging. As a result, the population of incapacitated elderly people will increase. In an attempt to anticipate the demands of this demographic change, the General Assembly overhauled the ...

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Making Sense of CRESPA (access required)

Four months after the Consumer Real Estate Settlement Protection Act became law, questions that were supposed to have been answered by the legislation are still being volleyed: Who is responsible for settling real estate transactions? What constitutes the unauthorized practice ...

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Drug Courts (access required)

Drug courts. They are a new phenomenon nationally–less than a decade old. They cost a lot, in money and judicial time. They work with a population some people view as hopeless. Nobody has proven indisputably they are effective. And they ...

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Salaries and jobs up for new lawyers (access required)

Most of Virginia’s largest law firms are hiring more entry-level lawyers and paying them more, Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s Tenth Annual New Associates Salary Survey revealed. A chart listing firms with entry-level associate hiring and starting pay appears alongside this story. ...

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Hampton Roads nabs GDC and two J&DR judgeships (access required)

Four new judicial positions–three in the Hampton Roads area–have been approved by the Virginia Supreme Court’s Committee on District Courts and recommended to the General Assembly. The proposed new judgeships, which would be effective July 1, 1998, would be in ...

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