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Integrative law movement favors healing approach (access required)

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More than 20,000 legal practitioners worldwide have abandoned their adversarial, win-at-all-costs approach in favor of a more holistic method. The growing integrative law movement draws on everything from mediation to neuroscience to find out-of-court solutions that safeguard clients’ emotional and ...

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Don’t wait for trouble to seek ADR (access required)

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Parties just going into business together may believe everything is going to work out swell. Litigators know it does not always happen that way. Business attorneys would be wise to add an alternative dispute resolution clause to their clients’ contracts, ...

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Doctor defamation case can go to jury (access required)

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A jury can decide whether one doctor defamed another in a clash over treatment of a patient who died after being struck by a tractor-trailer, the Supreme Court of Virginia said on Oct. 31. Dr. Bradley J. Cashion, an anesthesiologist, ...

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Circuit judge may face conduct inquiry (access required)

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A circuit judge up for re-election at the coming General Assembly session may confront questions about his curt treatment of a lawyer during a 2009 courtroom exchange that prompted a disciplinary charge. That year, Bedford County Circuit Judge James W. ...

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Can marketing your practice make you happier? (access required)

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There’s been a dramatic shift in how psychologists view happiness. Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard and apply ourselves, success will follow. And once we are successful, we’ll be happy. But apparently we’ve had this all wrong. Harvard ...

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