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When government comes knocking, but on civil side (access required)

Security Iris Scanner on Blue Human Eye

It’s often the first sign that a busi­ness could be facing legal trouble. The worrisome news arrives with a vis­it by a U.S. Marshal or government inves­tigator. It’s a Civil Investigative Demand – a request for the company to turn ...

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H’burg lawyer exposes no-tip bigot (access required)

Receipt Bigot Tip - FEA 2

A Harrisonburg lawyer says he earned some unintended publici­ty this month with his “intemperate language” after a restaurant insult was directed at his waitress grand­daughter. John Elledge publicized an Aug. 15 incident where a pair of diners not only stiffed ...

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Mission creep at VASAP? (access required)

HandCarKeys - FEA

Lawyers who represent DUI de­fendants in Northern Virginia are questioning why the state’s alcohol education and treatment program has to be the sole gatekeeper for drivers convicted of driving under the influence. Even when traffic offenders arrange for outside treatment, ...

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Website project an invitation to pro bono (access required)

LaptopComputer - FEA

Lawyers who think they don’t have the time or ability to do meaningful pro bono work can get their feet wet with a fledgling project that allows lawyers – at their convenience – to answer posted legal questions online. The ...

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