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New Lawyers: Increase job satisfaction by changing your job (access required)

Oftentimes, you can increase your job satisfaction by making small alterations in the way you practice law. To build a bridge from the unacceptable to the satisfying, follow these steps. Clarify what is and isn’t working in your current job. ...

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Punitives for drunken driving not retroactive (access required)

A new statute on punitive damages in drunken driving cases cannot be applied retroactively, a Virginia Beach Circuit judge has ruled in a case of apparent first impression. The statute, Virginia Code § 8.01-44.5, codifies the common law principle that ...

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Buyer wins due to painted basement (access required)

A home buyer may recover damages for a flooded basement where the seller repaired and painted over prior water damage, a Fredericksburg Circuit judge has ruled. The case is Stone v. Quann (VLW 094-8-348). The opinion was written by Judge ...

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VSB can seek $45 hike in lawyer's annual dues (access required)

CHANTILLY–Virginia State Bar officers have the green light to seek a dues increase of as much as $45 next year as part of a long-range plan approved by the VSB Council Oct. 21. Council members approved both the long-range plan ...

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Croshaw vows reality-check (access required)

The impact of the VSB Council’s votes on IOLTA and the long-range plan is just beginning to sink in. Del. Glenn R. Croshaw, D-Virginia Beach, the General Assembly’s leading opponent of mandatory IOLTA, was not surprised by the vote on ...

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IOLTA revolt repelled (access required)

CHANTILLY–The Virginia State Bar Council has crushed an effort to derail mandatory IOLTA, rejecting by a 2-1 margin a resolution to roll IOLTA back to a voluntary “opt-out” program. At its meeting in Chantilly Oct. 20, the council voted 19-41-3 ...

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Virginia State Bar Council Vote on Mandatory IOLTA resolution (access required)

The resolution called for a rollback to “opt-out” status for Virginia’s IOLTA program. A “yes” vote was a vote for an opt-out program; a “no” vote was a vote to retain the present mandatory system. The final tally was 19-41-3. ...

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Lawyer must check on appeals (access required)

A lawyer who failed to check on appeals pending before the U.S. Supreme Court provided “ineffective assistance of counsel” and his client deserves a new trial, a Newport News federal district judge has ruled. In vacating the conviction, the judge ...

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Job-seekers should consider small, mid-sized law firms (access required)

New lawyers can find jobs at small- and medium-sized firms in Virginia–if they keep an eye on firms that may not hire every year or if they are open to practicing law in smaller communities. Several firms contacted by Virginia ...

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Review Granted: Bottoms up (access required)

This week’s paper includes Supreme Court Review Granted on pages 23 and 24. This feature highlights the cases the Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to hear, including the issues presented. The issues include the following: * Is it in a ...

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