VIRGINIA BEACH – A Virginia Supreme Court panel has proposed a requirement that lawyers report the number of hours and dollar amount of donations they make to pro bono each year. The June 5 proposal – unanimously approved by the ...Read More »
For many people, the decision to seek legal advice is a mysterious and daunting endeavor that is not made on the spur of the moment, if at all. A new legal practice in southwestern Missouri is trying to change that. ...Read More »
There is a big difference between doing a good job and having happy clients. While it’s great to have satisfied customers, it’s more important to do a good job. As human beings, it feels good on a deep level when ...Read More »
Consider this scenario: You get the meeting you have always wanted with the company’s general counsel, to formally pitch for business or to attend a special event with her for the first time. What should you do next? Research. The ...Read More »
A Richmond federal court has refused to dismiss a former assistant attorney general’s claim that Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s office paid her less than similarly situated male AAGs during her five-year tenure with the office. Herring contended the plaintiff, classified ...Read More »
Lawyers who write wills have been winning clients with advice on “how to avoid probate.” This marketing pitch may draw estate-planning clients, but delivering for the client has led to a downturn in business for Virginia’s commissioners of accounts, who ...
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The Supreme Court of Virginia says the hurdles for getting past a shell corporation to reach the owners’ assets may not be too high. In a ruling June 2, the court gave a second chance to a Fluvanna County contractor ...Read More »