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To the bench and beyond (access required)

WILLIAMSBURG – Anniversaries often prompt a look back. Instead of poring over old photos, the Virginia Women Attorneys Association invited three female judges to share their perspective on “Women Moving Forward in the Law” as part of the VWAA’s 25th ...

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McDonnell, Humphreys tout paralegals (access required)

Paralegals in Virginia don’t need a press agent to make the case for their value to the legal community. Not when they have high-profile public servants like the Attorney General of Virginia, not to mention a member of the Virginia ...

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No immunity for sponge count claim (access required)

A teaching hospital’s surgical nurses and technicians can be sued for leaving a sponge in a patient’s abdomen. Although a teaching hospital has an educational mission that may protect the hospital and some medical personnel from suit, correctly counting sponges ...

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Every dog-bite case has its day (access required)

Most lawyers will have a dog-bite case at least once in their legal careers. Even if you do no personal injury work, you may have another kind of client, or a friend, neighbor or employee, who has had an unfortunate ...

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