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Lawyers unite to preserve the trial-by-jury system (access required)

Outside the courtroom, defense lawyers and plaintiff’s lawyers don’t make a point of gathering in one place too often. The American Board of Trial Advocates, however, boasts a growing membership of litigators from both sides of the fence. “We divide ...

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Off The Clock: Attorney snaps shots (access required)

Joy Chambers spends her days immersed in wills, trusts and tax law. She spends her nights surrounded by the cool sounds of live jazz music. As a hobby, the Alexandria attorney photographs performers at clubs throughout Washington, D.C., and New ...

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Payne: Beware of too many ?federalizing? laws (access required)

Efforts to “federalize” crimes that can and should be handled at the state or local level pose a significant threat to the effectiveness of today’s federal judiciary, according to Robert E. Payne. Payne cited this danger as one of many ...

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McGuire Woods plans a merger with Charlotte firm (access required)

McGuire Woods Battle & Boothe has announced merger plans that would afford the firm its first office in the state of North Carolina. The firm intends to merge with Blakeney & Alexander of Charlotte. “The merger…will provide the opportunity for ...

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Off The Clock: Fairfax lawyer/biker is takin? it to the streets (access required)

For Robert Mordhorst, the best part of any trip is simply getting there. This fall, the Fairfax attorney traveled almost 4,000 miles to spend one afternoon in Alaska. Then, Mordhorst turned around and rode right back. On a motorcycle, that ...

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