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Don’t know much ’bout technology…

Our anchor story this week, “Bar Tech,” takes lawyers on a ride to the frontiers of legal technology, with great new products and services they can use to enhance their practices and put tech to work for their clients. Then ...

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The VLW High Five: Mispronounced words

The language of law is rich and varied. Anyone who goes to law school learns a whole new vocabulary. And words, especially in statutes, are open to different meanings and interpretations. But are they open to different pronunciations? Not so ...

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The Dolan Company will file for Chapter 11 reorganization

The Dolan Company (OTC: DOLN), the Minneapolis-based owner of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, will seek bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 next week in a process that Dolan officials say should result in a speedy exit from bankruptcy and smooth continued operation ...

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Good day sunshine

This week (March 16-22) is Sunshine Week, an initiative to promote a discussion of open government and freedom of information. Celebration of Sunshine Week got its start in the Sunshine State in 2002. The American Society of Newspaper Editors made ...

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Quote unquote

“Lawyer walks into a bar….” You know the rest. You’re at a party and you’ve just mentioned that you practice law. Invariably, inevitably and unenviably, someone uncorks a lawyer joke. Usually a stupid or even insulting lawyer joke. What do ...

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A night for history

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The Virginia Bar Association and the Old Dominion Bar Association made history in late January, as the two bar groups held their annual meetings together for the first time. And at the black-tie banquet Jan. 24 at the Williamsburg Lodge, ...

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