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Children of same-sex marriages recognized (access required)


As Virginia federal courts grapple with the constitutional status of same-sex marriage, a more modest change has come quietly through orders in two Virginia circuit courts that recognize the parentage rights of same-sex couples. Each case resulted in a Virginia ...

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Housing agency’s lawyer can’t get Virginia bar card (access required)

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The Virginia State Bar has reversed itself on whether the in-house lawyer for Richmond’s public housing authority can be licensed or certified under the corporate attorney registration rule. The VSB at first granted Michelle W. Waller a provisional corporate counsel ...

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Self-help legal sites: How do lawyers compete? (access required)


Lawyers know today’s potential legal clients likely went to the web first when they pondered a legal matter. That’s why lawyers are routinely advised to have a strong online presence. But those potential clients may never make it to your ...

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The future of legal staffing (access required)

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Technology and the lessons learned in the wake of the recent recession have conspired to change the model of law firm staffing. Traditionally, every lawyer at a firm had his own secretary and often a paralegal as well. Today, only ...

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