Virginia Lawyers Weekly won seven awards in the 2013 Virginia Press Women Communications Contest, five of which were for first place. The awards were presented at the VPW Spring Conference in Lexington April 13. Deborah Elkins won two first-place awards, ...Read More »
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Here’s something ironic. More and more law students are graduating from law school without jobs. More and more people who live in rural parts of America are without local lawyers and have to drive far distances to hire same. What ...Read More »
Lawyers get paid to parse arcane rules and to figure out how they apply to a particular fact pattern. Real estate practice has some rules that are so colorful, they get their own names. Anyone remember The Rule in Shelley’s ...Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security published a new form for verifying employment eligibility on March 8, and every business in America needs to pay attention. “This affects every U.S. employer,” said Christine Mehfoud, an immigration lawyer in Richmond. Form I-9 ...
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The Supreme Court of Virginia has reversed a disciplinary finding against a lawyer who fielded a 60-second phone call from the opposing party in a medical-malpractice case. Fairfax lawyer Heather Ellison Zaug took a phone call from a plaintiff, who ...Read More »
San Diego lawyer Erubey Lopez had a meeting scheduled with a criminal client last Tuesday. He arrived at the local jail, where the client was residing, turned over his cell phone per jail procedures and went to the waiting room ...Read More »