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Under the hood of data security (access required)

What does the Supreme Court of Virginia want lawyers to be doing about technology and office data security? Look to the fine print of a new comment to a court rule for guidance. The court recently adopted amendments to the ...

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27 for ’16: This year’s Law Fellows

WILLIAMSBURG-The Virginia Law Foundation inducted its 2016 Class of Fellows Jan. 21 at a dinner ceremony held during the Virginia Bar Association winter meeting. The foundation recognizes a group of Virginia lawyers, law professors and retired judges for their legal ...

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Putting the press above it all

When and where did a pair of binoculars become standard equipment for a political journalist? This month, at the Virginia Capitol. The Virginia General Assembly, the world’s oldest deliberative body, convened for its 2016 session on Jan. 13, and reporters ...

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Pushing the hot buttons

The 2016 Virginia General Assembly will open in a week, on Jan. 13. Last year’s session was orderly and business-like. Looks like the legislature will make up for it this time around. For starters, the Republicans in the Assembly apparently ...

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Editorial: A missed opportunity

The Supreme Court of Virginia has sidestepped a chance to improve the quality of criminal justice in the commonwealth. Last month, the court declined to adopt the recommendations by a special committee the court appointed to study improvements to the ...

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About ABOTA

ABOTA is back. The Virginia chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates has enjoyed a renaissance during the past year under President Irv Cantor. Cantor rushed eight new members for the group, which has about 50 lawyers in the ...

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