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Switching places: the lawyer as witness (access required)

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Physicians are regularly called to testify in court as a witness. It can be a stressful experience de­pending on the circumstances of the testimony. As an attorney, I have counselled many healthcare pro­viders on their planned testimony. But what happens ...

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‘Arrogant defiance’ (access required)

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Struggling con­sumers in­creasingly are seeking finan­cial help from online lenders, but consumer lawyers warn the relief may be only temporary. High interest rates and fees, levied through relentless bank with­drawals, sometimes bring consumers to the bankruptcy they hoped to avoid, ...

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Presenting VLW’s Reader Rankings 2017 (access required)

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Over the summer, Virginia Lawyers Weekly sought out input from you, the readers, to determine who is the best when it comes to helping your business. The votes are in and have been tallied, and now Virginia Lawyers Weekly is ...

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Job hopping and millennials: how to stem it (access required)

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Another characteristic can now be added to the list of many traits attributed to millennials: job hopping. In a recent article on this subject for the ABA Journal, Debra Cassens Weiss cites a recent survey in which almost 40 percent ...

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Five tips to help in hiring (access required)

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The most difficult part of owning the business is finding the right employees. At our shop, we look for employees who are profession­als but also enjoy working with the public. Finding the right employee is difficult, especially given the variety ...

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Unheeded advice: Law firm avoids blame in prosecution (access required)

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A government contractor that faced federal charges after disregarding lawyers’ advice on use of prohib­ited employees failed to prove a legal malpractice claim against its law firm, a bankruptcy judge has ruled. The decision absolved a now-defunct Washington firm of ...

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