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Pomp, under the Circumstances

It’s almost graduation time at Virginia’s eight law schools. They will turn out students who have been trained as lawyers (they’re not yet attorneys – you get that title once you pass a bar exam). You have to wonder what ...

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Headline of the day

Spring has sprung, and the annual battle between two big-box home improvement stores is under way. The stakes are these: Lowe’s and Home Depot both sell a lot of flowering plants, and a lot of gardening paraphenalia. The companies spend ...

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eMarket, eMarket…

You want to start a marketing campaign for your law practice that focuses on email. You know that Virginia’s spam laws are pretty strict and you don’t want to end up blacklisted or a permanent resident of everyone’s spam box. ...

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Kenney named U.S. Bankruptcy Judge

Brian F. Kenney will be the new U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in Alexandria. The judges of the 4th U.C. Circuit Court of Appeals tapped Kenney for the pending vacancy created when Judge Stephen S. Mitchell announced he will retire from the ...

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Can I buy a vowel?

The historic Hotel John Marshall in downtown Richmond closed its doors in 1988. A landmark on the Richmond skyline since it opened in 1929, a generation of lawyers will remember their bar swearing-in there. It’s been closed for years, but ...

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VLW honored at Virginia Press Association awards

NORFOLK–Virginia Lawyers Weekly won first place for feature story writing at the 2010 Virginia Press Association news, editorial and photo awards, announced Saturday night at the VPA’s annual meeting in Norfolk. The winning piece was “A Veterans Day Story,” written ...

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Barely there

Fairfax Circuit Judge Jane Roush and Abingdon lawyer Mary Lynn Tate provided a “Tort Law Update” on recent cases from the Supreme Court of Virginia at the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association convention on April 2. In particular, they commended the ...

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