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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has suspended the license of Petersburg attorney John Henry Maclin IV for four years, effective Oct. 18. According to a VSB release, the board determined that Maclin violated the rules pertaining to competence and ...

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Publisher's Note (access required)

To the 818 new lawyers who passed the July bar examination, congratulations and welcome to the profession! This New Lawyer Guide is designed to provide you an entree to the Virginia legal community. Our annual new associates’ salary survey will ...

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Lawyer Pay On The Rise (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor A survey of hiring and entry-level salaries for associates at the largest law firms in Virginia shows that salaries are on the rise at many of the firms after staying generally flat over the past ...

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VSB Adopts UPL #183 (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor ROANOKE–Conducting a real estate closing is the practice of law, the Virginia State Bar Council decided Oct. 17. After two hours of discussion and debate, the Council voted 50-12, with two abstentions, to approve an ...

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The Name of the Game (access required)

By Paul Fletcher, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief New admittees to the Virginia State Bar often ask us, “So, just how do I insure that my budding legal career is long, distinguished and illustrious, not to mention lucrative?” The first thing we ...

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"Don't ask, don't tell" policy allowed to stand (access required)

WASHINGTON–The Supreme Court last week turned down a challenge by a homosexual former Navy officer to the Clinton administration’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military. The Court, without comment, rejected former Lt. Paul Thomasson’s argument that ...

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Don't Overlook Law Libraries (access required)

Attorneys across the commonwealth are moving into cyberspace. Armed with high-tech research arsenals, Virginia lawyers are ready for the 21st century. Or are they? This scenario leaves out a critical resource readily available which should not be forgotten–law libraries and ...

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