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Presenting VLW’s Reader Rankings 2017 (access required)

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Over the summer, Virginia Lawyers Weekly sought out input from you, the readers, to determine who is the best when it comes to helping your business. The votes are in and have been tallied, and now Virginia Lawyers Weekly is ...

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Job hopping and millennials: how to stem it (access required)

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Another characteristic can now be added to the list of many traits attributed to millennials: job hopping. In a recent article on this subject for the ABA Journal, Debra Cassens Weiss cites a recent survey in which almost 40 percent ...

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Five tips to help in hiring (access required)

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The most difficult part of owning the business is finding the right employees. At our shop, we look for employees who are profession­als but also enjoy working with the public. Finding the right employee is difficult, especially given the variety ...

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Unheeded advice: Law firm avoids blame in prosecution (access required)

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A government contractor that faced federal charges after disregarding lawyers’ advice on use of prohib­ited employees failed to prove a legal malpractice claim against its law firm, a bankruptcy judge has ruled. The decision absolved a now-defunct Washington firm of ...

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10 steps for preparing for an appellate argument (access required)

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Once an appeal has been fully briefed and the oral argument has been scheduled, it is time to get ready for the argument. Thorough preparation for the argu­ment should go far beyond just re-reading the briefs and making an outline. ...

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Christian’s religious bias claim survives (access required)

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A printing manager who says he was fired by a boss with a record of making anti-Christian remarks can go forward with his religious discrimination claim. A Harrisonburg federal judge has denied summary judgment in the case. The plaintiff contends ...

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