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Good marketing gone bad

“Dear VA Lawyers,” the e-mail message started. Uh-oh. We’ve gotten junk mail addressed to “Ms. Virginia Lawyers Weekly” before. Once, Virginia nearly won the publisher’s clearinghouse sweepstakes. “2009 has generated a lot of uncertainty for many people but there is ...

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Ex-lawyer Titus guilty on 33 counts

A Norfolk federal jury found former lawyer Troy A. Titus guilty on 33 felony counts of wire and mail fraud, money laundering and conspiracy for a $2 million Ponzi scheme involving real estate. According to The Virginian-Pilot, Titus faces a ...

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Turn down $80K? What are they thinking?

Elizabeth Wurtzel, the author of “Prozac Nation” and “Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women,” has a column in this morning’s Wall Street Journal on “Tough Times for Big Law.” Wurtzel, who graduated from Yale Law School last year and has ...

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2009: The Year in Review (access required)

It was a tough year that most people – and most lawyers and law firms – will be glad to consign to the dustbin of history. According to the University of Virginia law school survey we wrote about just last ...

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The W&M mascot search

The College of William and Mary has been in the hunt for a new mascot since February. This morning the school announced the five finalists for mascot, the creature that bounces around the sports field, urging the team to victory ...

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Good Guy: Ed Weiner

Here’s to one of the good guys: Ed Weiner. Weiner was honored by the Fairfax Bar Association luncheon today with the FBA’s James Keith Public Service Award. Among the reasons: As Judge Stan Klein said in presenting the award, “Ed ...

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