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New federal I-9 form applies to all (access required)

The Department of Homeland Security published a new form for verifying employment eligibility on March 8, and every business in America needs to pay attention. “This affects every U.S. employer,” said Christine Mehfoud, an immigration lawyer in Richmond. Form I-9 ...

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Headline of the day

What do you get when you cross this month’s NCAA basketball tournament and the upcoming papal election in Rome? The Wall Street Journal has the answer: “March Madness, Vatican Style: Who’ll Come Out of the Sweet Sistine?”

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Tomb of the Forgotten Lawyer

San Diego lawyer Erubey Lopez had a meeting scheduled with a criminal client last Tuesday. He arrived at the local jail, where the client was residing, turned over his cell phone per jail procedures and went to the waiting room ...

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Always proofreed, Greensboro edition

Warren Buffett bought the Richmond Times-Dispatch and several other local newspapers last year. His company, Berkshire Hathaway Media, just bought the third-largest paper in North Carolina, The News & Record in Greensboro. But in announcing the deal, the paper, well, ...

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Good guy: Mike Pace

Several years ago, Roanoke lawyer Mike Pace was sitting at the dinner table with his wife Nancy and daughters Maggi and Cate. They were talking about Maggi’s social studies class in school; the kids were studying the different branches of ...

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Joke of the day

So who will be the first disc jockey to play today’s Song of the Day, in honor of Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o? The song, of course, would be an oldie goldie from 1978: “Imaginary Lover” by Atlanta Rhythm Section. H/T ...

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