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Fairfax TV show brings law to the public (access required)

At cable TV station Channel 10 in Fairfax, activity is picking up on the set of Law Weekly, a live program sponsored by the Fairfax Bar Foundation and hosted by attorney Glenn C. Lewis. The date is Jan. 11, and ...

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Alexandria company offers office to lawyer (access required)

An Alexandria company has come up with an innovative way for a lawyer to start a law practice and to gain corporate experience at the same time. The basis of the arrangement is simple: In exchange for office space which ...

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Home on the range: Norfolk lawyer goes to trial camp (access required)

Lowell A. Stanley had admired trial lawyer Gerry Spence for many years. He had seen Spence once, at a Virginia Trial Lawyers Association conference in Williamsburg. Then, Spence had answered a question Stanley had about dealing with judges. Last August, ...

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Accomack–Across the bay: (access required)

On the map, Virginia’s Eastern Shore floats apart from the state. But it seems focused on Virginia; the tip points in toward the mainland. On the Shore, lawyers are conscious of their unique geographical location. To them, the Norfolk and ...

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VSB "trip to woodshed" over budget leads news (access required)

End-of-the-year retrospectives sometimes reach for literary parallels, often settling on Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” But Virginia law in 1994 brings to mind the title of Dostoyevsky’s Crime ...

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Ocean granted: Fairfax judge sails the Atlantic (access required)

Before last summer, Fairfax Circuit Court Judge Thomas S. Kenny had crossed the Atlantic Ocean many times. By plane. In July, Kenny made the crossing in a 44-foot sailboat. In doing so, he finished a project he had begun many ...

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Art nouveau: Law firm holds exhibit in its own office (access required)

In an era of law-firm marketing, many lawyers search for effective yet tasteful ways to draw clients to their firms. Huff, Poole & Mahoney P.C. uses a novel approach: each fall, the firm holds an art show in its Virginia ...

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Lawyers' demand for temporaries on the rise (access required)

People in the legal field now are trying a different way of managing the fluctuations of trial practice: hiring temporary employees. And many law firms are jumping on the bandwagon. The market for temps is up now, said Jan O’Connell ...

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Prospects for lawyers good in slow coal economy (access required)

Coal mining. The term conjures up images of black dust, explosions and gaunt men toiling deep within the earth. The landscape in Southwest Virginia does nothing to dispel the image. As one leaves the zooming traffic on Interstate 81 and ...

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1995 Automotive Guide (access required)

When Alexandria attorney Robert L. Montague III goes for a Sunday drive, he motors in style behind the wheel of a 1922 Leland-built Lincoln. For Norfolk lawyer Richard J. Tavss, a Sunday drive means a jaunt in a sleek black ...

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