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The not-so-right write stuff

Judge Richard A. Posner has been on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for decades. Appointed by President Reagan in 1981, he was often mentioned as a candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court when the GOP held the White ...

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If U got a tkt, U have a lawyer (access required)

We’ve had stories about service by LinkedIn and Facebook in Alexandria federal court. Last month we reported in Hearsay about a D.C. judge who allowed service by text. What’s the next text frontier, you ask? Lawyer ads by text. Two ...

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Jaw-jacking in New York

The 2015 NFL season officially started Aug. 9 with the Hall of Fame game, so it’s time for an entry about football. The New York Jets rocked the world when Broadway Joe Namath “guaranteed” a victory over the Baltimore Colts ...

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Adoption severs visitation rights of grandparents (access required)


An adoption order severs the visitation rights of a child’s biological grandparents, the Virginia Court of Appeals has held. The court construed a 1997 legislative change that made it clear that General Assembly intended to break the connection between a ...

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Six words used here on purpose (access required)

So you want to do social media marketing for yourself or your law practice, and you don’t know how long you should make your tweets, posts, blog items or headlines. Not to worry. Amanda Walgrove, lead writer at contently.com, a ...

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A little ditty about Jack and Diane

The 2015 Virginia bar exam is in the books. As this column noted last week, 1,143 lawyer wannabes took the exam in Roanoke the week of July 27. Here is one of the essay questions from the actual exam. How ...

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