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Bar leaders, ACLU back judges’ right to advocate (access required)

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A group of 23 former presidents of the Virginia Bar Association, as well as two civil liberties organizations, have come to the defense of two Virginia  judges accused of improper political activity. The former VBA presidents filed a friend of ...

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Taming the email beast once and for all (access required)

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Let’s face it: We need email. But we also need a way to control the beast that email can become. It is estimated that almost 30 percent of our workday is consumed by dealing with email. How do we tame ...

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Presenting ‘Largest Law Firms’ for 2017

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents its annual survey of “Virginia’s Largest Law Firms.” The survey appears in a magazine inserted in the April 24 edition. READ THE DIGITAL EDITION The survey has been compiled every year since 1989 and gives readers ...

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Lawyer could not sue bankruptcy counsel (access required)

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A patent attorney who was unhappy with his bankruptcy lawyer’s performance cannot sue the lawyer because his malpractice claim belongs to the bankruptcy estate, an Alexandria federal judge said on April 14. Embroiled in litigation from a failed venture with ...

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Defense expert testimony lacked foundation (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has overturned a trial result based on a finding that an expert was allowed to testify without a proper foundation once again. While most such cases involve plaintiffs’ experts, here it was a defense expert ...

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VSB tackles criminal discovery yet again (access required)

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A Virginia State Bar task force has been named to revisit the battle-scarred subject of criminal discovery reform in Virginia. VSB president Michael W. Robinson has appointed a 13-member panel with Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Robert J. Humphreys as ...

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