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2013 in Review – Daily Alert (access required)


Our Daily Alert email service provides you the latest in legal news every weekday morning – you get links to the stories we report on our website and in our three blogs, as well as items from news operations across ...

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Court, bar leaders hope study will leverage judgeship money (access required)


Some lawyer legislators may be skeptical about details, but the new study of Virginia trial judges’ workloads is being hailed as solid evidence the state needs more budget money to put judges in courtrooms around the state. Reaction to the ...

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Successful mediation starts with preparation, client management (access required)

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No longer is mediation the new strategy on the block; however it continues to be discussed and, in some cases debunked by litigants and their counsel. One might ask, “What reasons underlie the negative reactions to mediation?” In my experience, ...

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Judicial balancing act: Weighted case study calls for shifts (access required)

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A just completed study of Virginia trial judges’ workloads calls for 30 additional judgeships that could cost the state around $9 million a year. The study recommends a balancing among jurisdictions, with more judgeships in some areas and fewer in ...

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Debate intensifies over proposed rules (access required)

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WASHINGTON — Debate is heating up over proposed changes to federal civil procedure rules governing discovery as lawmakers, plaintiff’s attorneys and consumer advocates warn that the amendments could limit some litigants’ access to the courts. The proposed amendments to the ...

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