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Comments sought on law practice changes (access required)

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A Virginia State Bar panel recom­mends study of relaxing the rules that forbid lawyers from joining forces with non-legal equity part­ners. The VSB’s Committee on the Future of Law Practice also urges examination of the rules that gag lawyers from ...

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Judge dismisses ‘video assault’ suit against JMU (access required)

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A federal judge has dismissed a Title IX lawsuit that accused officials at James Madison University of failing to properly respond after male students shared a video of a female student being assaulted at a spring break party in Florida. ...

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Lawyer faces ethics charges amid fee dispute (access required)

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A Richmond lawyer and Virginia bar leader is accused of dropping the ball on a criminal client after accepting a $15,000 fee and allegedly converting the fee to her own use. The VSB alleges that Vinceretta T. Chiles of Richmond ...

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Carrier balks at covering funeral home fire (access required)

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A commercial insurance carrier got a green light in its suit con­testing coverage for damages arising from a fire at a Castlewood funeral home in October 2014. The funeral home asked an Abingdon federal court to dismiss Harleysville Insurance Company’s ...

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How to handle difficult feedback (access required)

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Receiving negative feedback from a supervisor, judge, colleague or client is one of the more challenging aspects of working in the legal profession. We all know that we only get better at what we do with practice and constructive feedback ...

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Some progress on diversity (access required)

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Lawyers who raised concerns about a lack of diversity among the bench and bar in the Northern Virginia criminal justice system earlier this year say progress is being made, but there is still cause for concern. A group of African-American ...

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Supreme Court overturns $20M auto crash award (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has overturned a $20 million jury verdict for a woman who suffered spinal injuries when her 1995 Mazda Miata convertible overturned. Shannon Walters was driving along a two-lane highway in Bedford County in 2006 when ...

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