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Six strategies for effective mediation advocacy training (access required)

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As mediators, attorneys and educators, we understand the importance of preparing litigators to engage in mediation advocacy effectively. We also understand the realities of law firm practice and the scarcity of time attorneys have to devote to professional development. However, ...

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Court reporters: Please regulate us (access required)

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Virginia court reporters are asking to be regulated, in part to avoid the stigma of unqualified reporters confounding the legal system. Setting aside past hesitation, the Virginia Court Reporters Association now is backing an effort to require mandatory certification for ...

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Gateway Plaza’s grand opening for McGuireWoods

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Law firm leaders and public officials gathered in Richmond Sept. 23 to cut the ribbon on Gateway Plaza, McGuireWoods LLP’s new home in downtown Richmond. The project began several years ago when the firm approached city officials about locating the ...

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Woman not liable for support payback (access required)

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A woman does not have to repay nearly $600,000 in temporary support and attorney’s fees to the man she thought was her husband, even though a court declared their marriage void. The Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s decision ...

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Judge derails ‘Vienna Metro’ fee standard for lease case (access required)

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Rejecting the touchstone Vienna Metro attorney fee matrix widely used in Northern Virginia fee-shifting cases, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III cut a fee request by one third for what he described as a “straightforward lease dispute.” The decision came ...

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