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VSB To Help On Business Side of Law (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor Many disciplinary complaints made to the Virginia State Bar stem from the simple fact that some lawyers don’t know how to run an office. Law schools have offered little guidance on office management, and even ...

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Bar Results Go High-Tech (access required)

By Paul Fletcher, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief The results of the July 1996 Virginia bar examination are in. The pass rate–818 of 1081, or 75.7 percent–is pretty standard. Roughly three-quarters pass the summer test every year. But this year’s results came ...

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Court-Appointed Lawyers Protest (access required)

Imagine spending 80 hours representing a client and receiving a total of $365 for your time. That works out to about $4.56 an hour–less than the minimum wage. Lawyer Steven D. Rosenfield of Charlottesville received such a fee in a ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

S. Brian Farmer has become a principal with the Richmond law firm of Hirschler, Fleischer, Cox & Allen. He is a member of the business section, where his practice includes business acquisitions, venture capital financing, business plan development, protection and ...

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VADA Honors Carrico (access required)

The Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys’ emphasis on professionalism at its annual meeting in Norfolk was hailed by a grateful Chief Justice Harry L. Carrico. Carrico received the VADA’s Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation at the meeting. He lauded ...

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Driver's Conviction Bars Use of Contrib (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor A driver convicted of manslaughter cannot raise his dead passenger’s assumption of the risk or contributory negligence as defenses in the wrongful death action filed by the passenger’s estate, a Roanoke County Circuit judge has ...

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George Mason's Manne Steps Off Escalator (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor ARLINGTON — Ten years ago, Henry G. Manne took over as dean of a newly accredited law school housed in a former Kann’s department store in Arlington. The escalators are still running, just outside Manne’s ...

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Same-Sex Harassment (access required)

McWilliams v. Fairfax County Bd. of Supervisors. A mentally disabled man who was taunted about sexual matters and physically assaulted by the “lube boys” in the county motor pool has not stated a hostile environment claim under Title VII. USCA, ...

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