The Virginia State Bar has approved an advisory ethics opinion that says unless a plaintiff’s lawyer knows that a defense lawyer represents the insured and the insurance carrier, the plaintiff’s lawyer may talk to an insurance adjuster without the defense ...Read More »
A Bath County boy will now carry the surname of his father, after the man successfully petitioned the court for a name change. Name-change cases are not common, but Roanoke lawyer Vicki L. Wiese, who represented the father, said courts ...Read More »
The former capital defender for the central region of Virginia, David Baugh, resigned after the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission voted to fire him, an official said. Baugh said he resigned in the face of accusations about a “hostile work environment.” ...
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Legal marketers looking to develop a law firm app face a number of hurdles, both technological and financial. But they may be overlooking a valuable, yet cost-effective resource: their firm’s own IT department. It seems like an unusual partnership. Marketers ...Read More »
Don’t hesitate to engage with your interlocutor if you appear before the U.S. Supreme Court, advised Justice Elena Kagan. That’s exactly what she did in her Sept. 20 appearance before the Richmond Bar Association. She opened with gracious compliments for ...Read More »
When the business relationship between a computer seller and its marketing firm soured, the emails started to fly. The emails may have made matters worse, but a federal judge drew the line at a suit for defamation when he dismissed ...Read More »
The Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected proposed reforms in lawyer advertising regulations, refusing to relax requirements for disclaimers on claims about case results and tightening limits on the use of words such as “expert” and “specialist.” With amended advertising rules ...Read More »