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Author Archives: Paul Fletcher

Another 10 ways to guarantee your press release is TOAST (access required)

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The venerable press release remains one of the best tools to share important news with the media. Lawyers commit news, and news outlets – newspapers, magazines, television, radio and online – always are looking for news and good stories to ...

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The Virginia Way…on the golf course

Lawyers from the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, used to facing each other in the courtroom or across the table at depositions, met instead on the golf course Sept. 14. At stake: the Civility ...

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One for you, 19 for me… (access required)

Jump in the Wayback Machine to, oh, about 1978: Remember Steve Martin’s prescription for having a million dollars and not paying taxes? It was to say, “I for­got!” The Department of Taxation will kin­da-sorta let you get away with that ...

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The VLW Quick 10: Things we’ll miss about Deborah Elkins

Our colleague and friend Deborah El­kins retired Sept. 1, after more than 31 years at Virginia Lawyers Weekly. In fact, she was the last remaining original employee from when the doors opened June 1986. I often say that I’ve been ...

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The best place for millennials: head south (access required)

For millennials seeking a place to find a job, to make a good wage and to enjoy the company of others in their age group, nothing could be finer than the Carolinas. Media company Growella has compiled a survey entitled, ...

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The moon don’t shine on Facebook

The story on page one tells one tale involving Facebook, about how public officials can’t block followers and com­menters they don’t like. From down in the Carolinas comes a different kind of Facebook story. It doesn’t have an ending yet, ...

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Charlottesville-area bar honors Richmond for service

The Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association has honored Joseph W. “Rick” Richmond Jr. with its Lifetime Service Award. The award recognizes a CABA member whose work has embodied the highest tradition of personal and professional excellence and has contributed to improvement ...

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You don’t mess around with Jim (or the VBA)

The Virginia Bar Association has been hosting debates between candidates for statewide office literally for decades. The first was held in 1985, and 2017 marked the ninth time candidates for governor squared off at the VBA summer confab. The VBA’s ...

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Truckin’

Imagine driving all the way from Sumter, South Carolina, to Washington state. Google Maps says that trip is more than 2,800 miles one way. Imagine driving all the way back with a substantial amount of the Evergreen State’s finest dope ...

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