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The return of multi-disciplinary practice?

Multi-disciplinary practice may be back. Maybe. More than 10 years ago, the Virginia State Bar slammed the door on allowing lawyers to collaborate and share business ownership with related non-lawyer professionals. A VSB special committee suggests the bar take a ...

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Lawyer’s two-front fee fight (access required)

A lawyer locked in a pay dispute with her former law firm upped the ante by going to court — bankruptcy court. After refusing to cash the checks the firm wrote to pay her off, she filed an involuntary bankruptcy ...

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The good old days seem so long ago

The unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since April 2008, but pay packets are still noticeably thinner than they were before the bubble burst – especially for lawyers. According to a report published this month by the National Employment ...

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Supreme vows

When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy penned his 28-page opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, he may have had wedding vows in mind. Both gay and straight couples across the U.S., and even as far away as Australia, have incorporated ...

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If U got a tkt, U have a lawyer (access required)

We’ve had stories about service by LinkedIn and Facebook in Alexandria federal court. Last month we reported in Hearsay about a D.C. judge who allowed service by text. What’s the next text frontier, you ask? Lawyer ads by text. Two ...

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An apparatus to check your status (access required)

Lawyers accustomed to tracking their time are dealing with a whole new level of scrutiny. Reports surfaced recently that a major law firm plans to begin asking firm personnel to report the location and “status” of attorneys via icons on ...

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