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New study shows persistent gender pay gap (access required)

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Despite findings showing large gains in pay for both equity and non-equity partners in law firms, a Major, Lindsey & Africa biennial Partner Compensation Survey also found that male partners earn, on average, 44 percent more than their female counterparts. ...

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Bar won’t back pro bono reporting (access required)

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ROANOKE – A proposal to require lawyers to report their pro bono contributions each year will go to the Supreme Court of Virginia without the blessing of the Virginia State Bar. Members of the VSB Council voted 29-25 Oct. 7 ...

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Pro bono reporting issue sparks VSB ‘crisis’ (access required)


By Dean E. Lhospital The Virginia State Bar is having some­thing of an existential crisis at the moment. In a diffuse and diverse organization of more than 40,000 sometimes argumenta­tive professionals, it is not surprising that its members would hold ...

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Lawyers face disbarment over felony convictions (access required)


Two lawyers who recently pleaded guilty to felonies have been ordered to defend their law licenses before the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board. Wright H. Lewis of Potomac Falls was ordered jailed for four days after a guilty plea to ...

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Bar proposal would streamline advertising rules (access required)


Three years after a simplification of Virginia’s rules on lawyer advertising, a Virginia State Bar committee is proposing to strip even more specific language from the rules. The new proposal follows a national report labeling most lawyer marketing rules “outdated ...

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How clients choose a litigation law firm (access required)


Choosing a litigation law firm can be an intimidating process. For firms hoping to pick up business, it’s helpful to know how potential clients are advised to go about the business of shopping for a litigation firm. A business entity ...

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