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Even Rick Perry would say, ‘Oops!’

A Fairfax judge has been found guilty of one of the most elementary computer security blunders. Read on. Fairfax lawyer Sharon Nelson reports on her blog, Ride the Lightning, that she and her partner and husband, John Simek, were in ...

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APABA-VA honors Judge Lee

WASHINGTON–U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia on Nov. 5. The group held its annual installation dinner at George restaurant in Georgetown. Nhon Nguyen of ...

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APABA-VA honors Judge Lee

WASHINGTON–U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia on Nov. 5. The group held its annual installation dinner at George restaurant in Georgetown. Nhon Nguyen of ...

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Hunton recognized for pro bono work for vets

Hunton & Williams LLP was recognized last week for its lawyers’ pro bono work on behalf of veterans. Since 2008, Hunton lawyers have provided legal help to recent veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan seeking disability benefits; they ...

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Jazzed for Justice

FAIRFAX—Last Friday, 11/11/11, was the day of the 10th annual “Jazz 4 Justice” concert at George Mason University. It also was Veterans Day, which gave this year’s performance its theme. The GMU Jazz Ensemble played “The Music of World War ...

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The language of law

Tortfeasor. I never had heard that word until September 1982, when it cropped up in my first-semester Torts class. The guy who commits a civil wrong isn’t a wrongdoer, or a miscreant, or even a bad guy. He is a ...

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One for the veterans

Here’s an item in honor of Veterans Day tomorrow. It’s Veteran Legal Services Month, and the Virginia Bar Association is once again at work recruiting pro bono volunteers to help veterans with legal issues and raising money for projects that ...

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Cut and pasted

If you heard that a lawyer prepared a document and used cut-and-paste to include opposing counsel’s signature (without her permission), then submitted it to the court, what do you think the bar sanction should be? A tut-tut and an admonition ...

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