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Lawyers and social media in 2017, by the numbers (access required)

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Until recently, lawyers have been reticent to use social media, insist­ing that it was a passing fad. How­ever, because social media has increasingly cropped up as import­ant evidence in cases, lawyers’ at­titudes have begun to change, as they realize that ...

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Byrum seeks VSB presidency (access required)

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Alexandria lawyer Marni E. Byrum is seeking to lead the Virginia State Bar in 2019-20. Byrum, long active in bar leadership roles, has filed a petition to serve as president-elect of the VSB beginning next summer. She will be unopposed if ...

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Informal pay decision OK’d in family business (access required)

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A company whose majority own­er died cannot collect “excessive compensation” paid to the minori­ty owner, her son, who operated a family business in Virginia Beach. That business – the Jungle Golf putt-putt course – is a familiar landmark for lawyers ...

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After Microsoft buy, LinkedIn makes bid for B2B advertising (access required)

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LinkedIn was acquired by Micro­soft recently, and it’s been busy at work improving the service. The company launched an updat­ed site in late January. But what most people don’t know is that this wasn’t just an everyday, cosmetic touch-up. This ...

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No SCC certificate, no million-dollar win (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has overturned one of the common­wealth’s largest verdicts for 2015, because one of the winning tele­com companies was not properly registered with the State Corpora­tion Commission prior to entry of the final judgment. Although Virginia ...

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Fees are a dollar short, but case can stay in court (access required)

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A personal injury plaintiff avoided disaster this month when a Montgomery County judge ruled that his last-minute lawsuit was not too late, even though the check to cover the filing and process fees was a dollar short. The deadline passed ...

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‘The Pence Policy’ (access required)

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A politician’s policy of avoid­ing one-on-one meals with female associates sparked an outcry among many em­ployment lawyers and cul­tural commentators, but the practice espoused by Vice President Mike Pence may be more widespread than many professionals expect­ed. Virginia labor and ...

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