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‘But I need cash now!’ (access required)

Money stack

An industry that offers quick cash in exchange for long-term benefit streams is seeking cover in the wake of allegations that it preys on vulnerable customers with deals that pay pennies on the dollar. Virginia reform proposals have been spawned ...

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Rule: Lawyers must address data security (access required)

Virginia has joined at least 19 other states in putting lawyers on notice that they cannot ignore security risks inherent in modern office technology. The Supreme Court of Virginia has approved rule amendments and commentary that impose an ethical obligation ...

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Senator: Restore mandatory IOLTA

A state senator who practices law in Loudoun County is proposing to bring back mandatory designation of interest on lawyers’ trust accounts for legal aid programs. Sen. Jennifer T. Wexton, D-Leesburg, has introduced a bill that would repeal Virginia’s 20-year-old ...

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