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No-ring rule covers lawyers and litigants (access required)

There is no common policy in the commonwealth’s courthouses for allowing or restricting cellphones or other personal electronic devices, and with good reason. There is great variation in the way courthouses are configured, and variation in staffing by the sheriffs’ ...

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Mediation safety in spotlight after Arizona shooting (access required)

A settlement conference aimed at ending a court conflict unexpectedly turned into a scene of death in Phoenix in late January. The bloody outcome of that meeting has prompted many alternative dispute resolution professionals to take a second look at ...

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Virginia State Bar will need new home (access required)

The Virginia State Bar is on the lookout for a new office location. The VSB has been advised the lease for its headquarters in a Richmond office building will not be renewed when it expires in August, so the agency ...

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