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Judicial evaluations may be coming back

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A program for lawyers to judge judges could be making a comeback. The 2014 General Assembly will consider proposals to revive a moribund judicial performance evaluation program designed to help Virginia judges improve their courtroom skills and give legislators a ...

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Husband said his ‘firing’ was ‘mutual’ (access required)

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A husband could not terminate spousal support payments by refashioning his firing to fit under the parties’ property settlement agreement, the Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled. The PSA signed by William and Elizabeth Strack in 2010 called for the ...

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Important Opinions: January – December 2013

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In the final edition of Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2013, we present the compilation of Important Opinions from January to December. You’ll find more than 280 cases highlighted. “Important Opinions” show up on the cover of the paper each week ...

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Marketing should be both planned and strategic (access required)

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Marketing your law firm isn’t — or shouldn’t be — a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants operation; it should be a highly planned activity every year. If you haven’t done so already, you should start planning now for next year. Strategic planning “Marketing happens ...

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Comp decision with retired commissioner is reversed (access required)

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The Court of Appeals of Virginia has overturned a workers’ compensation decision – providing another shot at benefits for a badly injured worker – because a retired workers’ comp commissioner took part in the full commission decision. The rules don’t ...

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