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Boldly go

Back in the mid-1990s, a book called, “Make It So: Leadership Lessons from Star Trek: The Next Generation,” was published. This was when STNG was in its heyday, and the author took examples from episodes of the series to illustrate ...

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Hurts so good

Confession: I’m a sucker for puns and wordplay. A colleague sent me one of those lists that periodically makes the rounds on the Internet…jokes that are so bad they’re good. My wife and I visited our son at college this ...

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Breakfast with the devil

My tax professor at Washington & Lee, the late great Tim Philipps, had a saying for that moment when you think you have found a loophole in the federal tax code: If it sounds too good to be true, it ...

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Who gets the Facebook friends?

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here’s an item that presents a novel twist for divorce lawyers. There have been plenty of cases in which a parting couple decide who gets pets or unique property. And social media has become ...

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Good Guy: Judge Denny Dohnal

The Federal Bar Association threw a party last night, ostensibly honoring all the federal judges who work in Richmond. But it turned out to be a final farewell to U.S. Magistrate Judge Dennis W. Dohnal, who is retiring from the ...

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Hail, new Fellows

WILLIAMSBURG — The Virginia Law Foundation inducted the Fellows Class of 2012 at a dinner ceremony held in Williamsburg Jan. 19. Twenty-three lawyers were honored: The persons listed below were inducted as the 2012 Class of Fellows: • Alan D. ...

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A modest proposal?

Years ago, lawyers majored in law in college then took the bar and went on to their legal careers. Anymore, of course, a degree from a law school is required to sit for the bar. Here’s one from the Everything ...

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Trespassing…on a public street

On Oct. 31, Ian Graham got dressed for work. Although he is a photographer and more likely to wear jeans on the job, he put on a coat and tie. Later that evening he was wearing handcuffs. Graham works for ...

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