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Lawyers question carrier-prompted court reporter fees (access required)


Some personal injury lawyers say they are being hit with higher court reporter fees as insurance companies try to lock in favorable rates for themselves. Attorneys’ complaints focus on the practice of insurers contracting for court reporting services. The National ...

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Five reasons why you lost your jury, and your case (access required)


Litigating is a mix of science and art. It takes the right amount of craft, knowledge, intelligence, evidence and personality to get the people in the box to see things your way. Sometimes it’s easier to do in some areas ...

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Meaning of ‘court’ in statutes may vary (access required)

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No statutory fix is needed – for now – to standardize the meaning of the word “court” in the Virginia Code. The possibility of such a change came up in the Virginia Code Commission’s Oct. 5 meeting to review issues ...

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Another 10 ways to guarantee your press release is toast (access required)


Lawyers and law firms have news, and journalists – print, broadcast and online – are always looking for news. It’s a classic. Seems like an easy combination to put together, right? The simple press release is one of the tried-and-true ...

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Causey to be VSB president-elect (access required)

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A legal aid attorney is now in line to lead the Virginia State Bar beginning in 2017. Doris H. Causey of Richmond became the sole candidate for VSB 2016 president-elect when no other candidate submitted an application by the Oct. ...

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Why associates leave and how to stop them (access required)


One of the most serious challenges facing law firms today is recruiting and retaining young talent. Firms of all sizes are finding it increasingly difficult to hold onto associates for more than a few years. That means partners and firm ...

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Waiting..and more waiting (access required)


The family of a patient severely burned when hospital staffers allegedly used a coffee maker to fill hot water compresses has recovered a half million dollars from the University of Virginia Health System. The burn case was settled in May ...

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