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Count the cost before you choose to wage the war (access required)


When Sun Tzu wrote “The Art of War” in the sixth century B.C., he probably wasn’t thinking about how his advice would apply to employment law litigation in the 21st century, but he might as well have. One of his ...

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No prosecutors left in General Assembly (access required)

Virginia Capitol

As the 2014 General Assembly convenes today for a two-month session, there will not be a single prosecutor among the 40 senators and 100 delegates. It’s the “end of an era,” in the words of one former prosecutor-legislator. For several ...

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Legal writing: Pay attention to the details (access required)

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Once we’ve lost those last 10 pounds, cleaned out the garage and written all of our holiday thank-you notes, what will we do with all of our free time? Let’s add one more resolution: to clarify, once and for all, ...

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Put legal writing at the top of your list (access required)

Resolve art

Happy New Year! As we welcome a new year and the opportunity for a fresh start, many of us make resolutions for our personal and professional growth and development. Why not do the same for your legal writing? Below is ...

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Judicial overhaul bill is expected (access required)


The 2014 Virginia General Assembly could reorganize the allocation of judgeships among local courthouses and restore the practice of lawyers scoring the performance of their local judges. Bills to make those changes and more are flowing into the hopper at ...

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