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What the judge said (access required)

“When we look at what has been going on with police forces around the United States, this is exactly the type of information that the public has a great interest in.” –  Alexandria U.S. Magistrate Judge Ivan D. Davis, approving ...

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Spoonful of sugar entices lawyers to CLEs

Call it the Mary Poppins approach. “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down,” the magical nanny famously sang in our childhood. Lawyers who grudgingly attend 12 hours of annual required legal education sometimes need a little sugar to ...

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Giving away the farm

Have a passion for country living? Have a certain way with words? If so, then Rock Spring Farm, a 35-acre “hobby farm” in rural Essex County, could be yours for a nominal fee. The current owners, Randy Silvers and Carolyn ...

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Not exactly a boatload of cash

What’s the best way to keep opposing counsel’s fees low when you’re on the losing end of a contract case? Concede liability early and don’t get caught up in side fights that keep the clock running for payments to the ...

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Crossing the bar

You can feel the fear in the air. When we posted a tweet about the first day of the 2015 Virginia bar exam, held in Roanoke last week, one lawyer replied, “A cold chill just went down my spine.” Another ...

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Welcome to the new Hearsay section

Longtime readers of Virginia Lawyers Weekly will recall that in the 1990s, the newspaper regularly featured a column called, “Hearsay.” It provided a lighter look at the law and law practice, and it was a popular welcome respite from some ...

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