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Diversity lacking on the bench? (access required)

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A group of black and Hispanic attorneys has announced an organized effort to increase the number of minority judges on the trial court bench in Northern Virginia. The group, calling itself the Virginia Coalition for Racial Diversity in the Justice ...

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Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2015 (access required)

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents its compilation of “Virginia’s Largest Verdicts of 2015.” As in past years, the criteria for the list are simple: 1. The verdict must be for at least $1 million. 2. The verdict was returned by a ...

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Ex-partner sues LeClairRyan for gender discrimination (access required)

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A federal lawsuit paints an unflattering picture of male-dominated leadership at the Richmond-based LeClairRyan law firm, but the firm contends the criticism is misplaced. Former LeClairRyan partner Michele Burke Craddock claims in her lawsuit that she was a victim of ...

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‘But I need cash now!’ (access required)

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An industry that offers quick cash in exchange for long-term benefit streams is seeking cover in the wake of allegations that it preys on vulnerable customers with deals that pay pennies on the dollar. Virginia reform proposals have been spawned ...

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