Electronic discovery strikes fear in the hearts of many attorneys. Unfamiliar with the terminology and hesitant about technology in general, lawyers have struggled with the tidal wave of electronically stored information, or ESI, hitting the courtroom. “The biggest mistake lawyers ...Read More »
Estate-planning lawyers are contacting clients about a big change in the law when it comes to protecting retirement funds meant to pass by inheritance. Until recently, clients who had Individual Retirement Accounts as part of their assets passing at death ...Read More »
Management-side employment attorneys should prepare their clients now for upcoming revisions to the Federal Labor Standards Act, which could take effect by the end of next year and result in mandatory overtime payments to millions of salaried employees presently excluded ...
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Virginia lawyers would have an explicit duty to be familiar with modern computer technology and to avoid digital security blunders, under proposed changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct. The Virginia State Bar is seeking comments on additions to two ...Read More »
Some lawyers are hoping to board a fast-climbing flight of the fledgling civil drone industry once the government develops a set of ground rules. Few seem to know exactly what the future will hold for domestic unmanned flights, however. While ...Read More »
The high-profile case of a 17-year-old Manassas boy accused of sending explicit photos to a 15-year-old girlfriend has been resolved for now. The youth – not named because of his age – went to court Aug. 1, when a judge ...Read More »
Lawyers will not be in trouble with the Virginia State Bar for ghostwriting pleadings for pro se litigants, but they still have to use care about where those pleadings might be filed, under a new guidance from the bar. Overruling ...Read More »