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War Story: When Twins Go Bad

Before joining this newspaper in 1988, I practiced law in Southwest Virginia for about three years. Like many rookie lawyers, I got a lot of court-appointed criminal work.  I handled a jury trial for one of my court-appointed clients not long before I ...

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Lawyer Could-Have-Been: Julio Iglesias

Here’s another entry for the list of  Lawyer Could-Have-Beens, that is, people who earned a law degree but decided to pursue some other career.  It’s one you wouldn’t expect. Julio Iglesias. That’s right – the handsome Latin international singing star ...

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Indianapolis: City of Monument

I was in Indianapolis late last month for the convention of the Society of Professional Journalists (I am the vice president of the Virginia Pro chapter), the first time I’d ever visited the Hoosier capital. A very nice place. Indianapolis ...

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Legal Destinations: COL ALTO (access required)

When it was built in 1827, Col Alto, the mansion house of a 328-acre estate, was the only building on the east side of the Virginia Valley town of Lexington. It was a piece of property that was owned for ...

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Lawyer Once-Weres: Stephan Pastis

Last month we featured a “VLW Quick 10″ column on “Lawyer Could’ve-Beens,” that is, people who earned a law degree but moved on to different work. Our examples included St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony LaRussa and William Sanderson, “Larry” of ...

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