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… And here’s to you, Michael Robinson (access required)

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Tysons Corner lawyer Michael W. Robinson became the 78th president of the Virginia State Bar last weekend at the VSB Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach. Robinson won a rare three-way contest for VSB president-elect in 2014 when he outpolled both ...

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‘Gray Divorce’ (access required)

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Baby boomers may remember when Elvis sang, “I’ve got a lot o’ living to do.” Lately, many aging boomers relate to that old song – and start thinking about divorce – when their children leave the house. Longer lifetimes mean ...

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The Law Store: Coming to a Walmart near you (access required)

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For many people, the decision to seek legal advice is a mysterious and daunting endeavor that is not made on the spur of the moment, if at all. A new legal practice in southwestern Mis­souri is trying to change that. ...

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Client service is more than pursuit of happiness (access required)

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There is a big difference between doing a good job and having hap­py clients. While it’s great to have satisfied customers, it’s more im­portant to do a good job. As human beings, it feels good on a deep level when ...

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To land a company as a client, do your research (access required)

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Consider this scenario: You get the meeting you have always wanted with the company’s general counsel, to formally pitch for busi­ness or to attend a special event with her for the first time. What should you do next? Research. The ...

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Victim’s mother backs Huguely’s version of fatal encounter (access required)

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The mother of Yeardley Love, the University of Virginia lacrosse player who died in 2010 after a scuffle with former boyfriend George Huguely V, is endorsing his version of events in a legal filing. Sharon Love, Yeardley’s mother, cites facts ...

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Fewer COA filings fuels fee hike plea (access required)

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Lawyers who write wills have been winning clients with advice on “how to avoid probate.” This marketing pitch may draw estate-planning clients, but delivering for the client has led to a downturn in business for Virginia’s commissioners of accounts, who ...

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