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About ABOTA

ABOTA is back. The Virginia chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates has enjoyed a renaissance during the past year under President Irv Cantor. Cantor rushed eight new members for the group, which has about 50 lawyers in the ...

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A tri-cornered hat-tip

Here’s a shout-out to one of the sometimes-overlooked greats from the early days of this country – George Mason of Fairfax County. Today, Dec. 11, is his birthday. That would be 290 candles if he was still around. Mason has ...

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Headline of the Day

Journalist Jim Romenesko, whose jimromenesko.com was the go-to site for journalism news, trade gossip and industry insight, may have retired, but he still tweets and posts every now and then. Romenesko long has been a source for prime Headline of ...

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Bills on the Hill

Thanksgiving. Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. New Year’s Eve. All great holidays and cause for celebration. But the party really gets going in mid-January when the General Assembly returns to Richmond for the 2016 session. Already delegates and senators are lining ...

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Number 5 for Sands

Richmond lawyer Randy Wimbish became president of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys last month at the group’s annual meeting in Williamsburg. With Wimbish at the helm of the defense bar, his firm, Sands Anderson, now shares bragging rights for ...

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VADA evens score in annual golf tourney

It was quite an afternoon for golf in suburban Richmond – pleasant, neither hot nor cold, a little sunny until the clouds showed up, clear until those clouds reached the bursting point and rain came along. What it was, was ...

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Definest list you’d ever want

The Internet is a great source of humor, although it’s sometimes hard to tell exactly the source or author of the jokes. Go on Twitter and you’ll find a whole series of tweets, many laugh-out-loud funny, under the hashtags #newdefinitions, ...

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Talkin’ baseball (2015 edition)

The Major League Baseball playoffs are in full swing, and the cosmic connection between law and baseball remains in place. Here’s a round-up, with stories and some material courtesy of the Associated Press, of activity across America’s ballparks. GOT YOUR ...

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The not-so-right write stuff

Judge Richard A. Posner has been on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for decades. Appointed by President Reagan in 1981, he was often mentioned as a candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court when the GOP held the White ...

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Jaw-jacking in New York

The 2015 NFL season officially started Aug. 9 with the Hall of Fame game, so it’s time for an entry about football. The New York Jets rocked the world when Broadway Joe Namath “guaranteed” a victory over the Baltimore Colts ...

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