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Fax poll: IOLTA's first year (access required)

On Oct. 1, Virginia will mark one year of a mandatory Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts program. During the month of September, Virginia Lawyers Weekly will conduct a fax poll on IOLTA to determine how the mandatory system is perceived ...

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Rigsby rejects Reno's rules (access required)

Virginia’s top disciplinary enforcer says that Attorney General Janet Reno’s new relaxed ethics rules for U.S. Attorneys won’t tie his hands. Virginia State Bar Counsel Michael L. Rigsby said that the rules will not prevent his office from pursuing an ...

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Taped deposition upheld in N.C. court (access required)

My Cousin Vinnie has made his first appearance in the region–in a North Carolina court. That Oscar-winning courtroom comedy popped up in a July 6 order from the U.S. Eastern District that underscored the advantages of videotaping depositions. The plaintiffs ...

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"Highway" DUI case clarified (access required)

Last week, Virginia Lawyers Weekly reported the decision in Commonwealth v. Grey (VLW 094-8-223), in which Loudoun County Circuit Judge James H. Chamblin ruled that the drive-through of a fast-food restaurant is not a “highway”; a drunken driver was acquitted ...

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