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Solo doesn’t mean alone (access required)


Solo practitioners are constantly faced with tackling multiple jobs while trying to achieve the most important goal: building a successful law practice. If you’re a solo, in addition to being a lawyer, you have to be a small business owner, ...

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Housing authority lawyer beats UPL charge (access required)

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An Ohio-licensed lawyer who worked as general counsel for the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority has been cleared of allegations that she practiced law in Virginia without a valid license. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board rejected disciplinary charges against ...

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Important Opinions: A recap for January – December 2015

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Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents the compilation of Important Opinions from January to December 2015. You’ll find close to 400 cases highlighted. “Important Opinions” show up on the cover of the paper each week and in a recap available on our ...

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Yes, your practice is going to change — so be ready (Part 2) (access required)

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The perception of legal service delivery is in constant flux. In my Dec. 7 column, I pointed to legal service apps and nonprofit law firms as two quickly emerging factors that are reshaping the landscape for practicing attorneys. Now I ...

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Federal courts usher in big changes to rules for discovery (access required)


Discovery, the all-important quest for information on which litigation depends, used to involve digging through warehouses full of paper documents, piled sky-high in cardboard boxes. Today, of course, electronic storage keeps an exponentially larger number of documents much closer to ...

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