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A pair of 10s: challenges and tactics most vital to growth (access required)

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Having practiced law for many years, and as a coach, professional mentor and consultant for many more, I have concluded that there are 10 challenges that must be overcome, and 10 tactics for success that every prac­tice can implement in ...

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Judge could not block revival of lawsuit (access required)

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A dormant lawsuit – abandoned by the parties for four years – could be revived by the plaintiff by following a prescribed reinstatement procedure despite a judge’s misgivings. That was the ruling of the Supreme Court of Virginia, an outcome ...

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‘Suspicious’ prescription led to lawsuit (access required)

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Tighter rules on some kinds of drug prescriptions have put pharma­cists and law enforcement on alert for efforts to evade controls. Some­times their suspicions can lead to lawsuits, as in a recent case in Richmond federal court. Plaintiff Eve Davis ...

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Searching for a mutually unsatisfactory but acceptable solution (access required)

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A sense of control is key to decisions by parties and counsel to turn to alternative dispute resolution, whether they decide to arbitrate, or make the increasingly popular choice to mediate. If arbitration is a decision-making process that pres­ents an ...

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No finish line: The future of family law mediation

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In Tomorrow’s Lawyers, Richard Susskind writes, “It is exciting and yet disconcerting to contemplate that there is no finishing line for IT and the Internet.” Susskind’s observation is equally applicable to the fu­ture of family law mediation. Like the Internet ...

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Acting out of school (access required)

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A well-meaning effort to make college campuses safer may have spawned harsh procedures and penalties that ignore basic guarantees of fairness, some ad­vocates are saying. While many have welcomed campus changes that protect victims of sexual violence, others say some ...

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Protecting special needs clients during divorce (access required)

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Divorce lawyers running a checklist with new clients should not over­look planning for special-needs family members, say lawyers with expertise in preparing for such needs. Disability and special needs issues arise in more families every year, according to Arlington lawyer ...

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