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Get to know Generation Z (access required)

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[Editor’s Note: Welcome to the next demographic group, Generation Z. These are the people who will be your clients, your employees and the members of your juries.] College admissions offices are already aggressively changing recruiting tactics to appeal to Generation ...

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Mediation: Tell it to a judge, or go private (access required)

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The “rocket docket” line of the Eastern Dis­trict of Virginia has a high-speed spur that diverts most traffic toward settlement with a magistrate judge. The famously fast-track court settles the vast ma­jority of its cases, according to Richmond U.S. District ...

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Albo: Lawyers should have right to withdraw for non-payment (access required)

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One lawyer-legislator says lawyers should have the right to cut off their services if a client fails to pay as agreed. Not all judges agree with the concept, but Del. David Albo, R-Springfield, says, “I’m sick of working for free.” ...

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False confessions: Lawyer attacks police interrogation, gains acquittal (access required)

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A Lynchburg jury has acquitted a jailor accused of hav­ing sex with an inmate despite the jail guard’s alleged confession during a police interrogation session. “The devil is always in the details,” observed the jailor’s lawyer, who said he poked ...

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‘Jackie’ says PTSD clouds memory of sex assault, aftermath

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CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The woman who claimed she was brutally gang raped in a story by Rolling Stone magazine that was later retracted said in a video played in court that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, which makes it difficult ...

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Hunton to close McLean office (access required)

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Hunton & Williams is moving a block of lawyers from its long-established Northern Virginia location to its office in Washington, with plans to close the McLean office next year. The firm plans to combine its McLean and Washington offices in ...

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Varky named VLW Leader of the Year

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A tireless advocate for victims of domestic and sexual violence, Richmond’s Susheela Varky has been named “Leader of the Year” by the 2016 class of Leaders in the Law. Varky has more than 20 years’ experience defending and protecting society’s ...

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