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Lawsuit helped expose mudslinger, senator says (access required)

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A Virginia politician claims he traced a shady smear campaign to his political rival using a lawsuit and a subpoena for email records. State Sen. Bryce Reeves, R-Fredericksburg, a candidate for lieutenant governor, says he is a victim of emails ...

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Duty to intervene with impaired colleague set (access required)

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The supervising lawyer at a law firm now has a duty to intervene when another lawyer in the firm becomes impaired, under a Legal Ethics Opinion just approved by the Supreme Court of Virginia. Supervising lawyers are duty-bound to protect ...

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THE VIRTUAL ESTATE: Helping clients take stock of digital assets (access required)

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When counseling individuals and families to plan the orderly disposition of their assets at death, in the past lawyers thought of tangible items that have monetary or sentimental value: real estate, cash, a home library, artwork or a box of ...

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Questions raised about ex-prosecutor’s discipline (access required)

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A former prosecutor’s appearance in a handful of civil cases has triggered questions from defense attorneys about the status of his law license and the larger issue of discipline of Virginia prosecutors. Many defense attorneys contend the Virginia State Bar ...

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The Aging Lawyer: How to Redefine a Life in the Law (access required)

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As lawyers, we can choose to be “lawyers for life,” absent ma­jor medical conditions affecting judgment and mobility. Those of us in private practice can prac­tice law as long as we choose. At what stage should we begin to redefine ...

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Court will hear Severance appeal (access required)

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The man sentenced to life for the slayings of three prominent Alexandria residents over a 12-year period will get a hearing from the Virginia Court of Appeals on his bid to overturn the convictions. The Court of Appeals – on ...

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Removal bid came too late (access required)

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Out-of-state defendants hoping to move a Virginia lawsuit from state to federal court should take careful note of when their 30-day window of opportunity begins, a new court ruling suggests. Even though Virginia law used to start the clock on ...

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Year-end tax planning with an eye to Trump’s proposals (access required)

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It is that time of year again when we brave the holiday crowds, throw out our backs shoveling snow, and … sharpen our pencils to do some fun year-end tax planning.  While this should be done throughout the year, many ...

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