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Pomp and circumstance

It’s graduation season, and all across Virginia, indeed the country, schools will be holding commencement ceremonies, conferring degrees and welcoming new members of the community of educated individuals. Some law schools graduate their students with everyone else, and some schools ...

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Tough all over

About 40,000 people will graduate from law school this month and next, and according to the Wall Street Journal, they face one of the worst hiring markets for new lawyers in a generation. One of the problems is supply and ...

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Keep it fresh

Judge Barbara Milano Keenan, formerly of the Supreme Court of Virginia and now of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has some advice for more senior lawyers: Don’t be afraid to try something new, even at a later stage ...

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Time to punt

Last week Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli made the rounds at his office, passing out lapel pins with the Great Seal of Virginia on them. Well, not exactly the Great Seal as we know it today. The commonwealth’s current seal (at ...

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There they go again

What are they thinking? Another week, another person charged with having drugs while coming to court for a different offense. Earlier this month, we reported on a guy in Suffolk who emptied his pockets to go through a metal detector ...

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Souvenirs from Arizona

The Virginia Lawyers Weekly editorial team brought home two company-wide editorial awards from the Dolan Media Editorial and Circulation Summit held last week in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dolan Media Company conducts the Samuel B. Spencer Journalism Awards each year, gathering nominations ...

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A Toast to TJ

Today, April 13, is Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. Tom would be 267 if he were here to blow out the candles on his cake. As an alternative way to celebrate his day, every year the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection ...

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Legal Destination: Weems-Botts Museum

Take a drive from Northern Virginia to Richmond and while you’re in Prince William County, you’ll no doubt see the brown sign that reads, “Weems-Botts Museum, Exit 152A.” Not much detail there, but the Weems-Botts Museum is a project maintained ...

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Lawyer Once-Were: Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagy Carmichael was one of America’s great songwriters of the 20th century. He penned “Stardust,” “Georgia on My Mind” and “Heart and Soul,” just to name a few. But Carmichael (right) also was a guy who earned a law degree ...

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