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Urbanski gets nod from Roanoke bar

The Roanoke Bar Association today voted to recommend U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Urbanski for the vacancy created when U.S. District Judge Norman Moon took senior status in February. Virginia’s two U.S. senators have requested recommendations from bar groups for the ...

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Chancery court records now online

The Library of Virginia offers easy access to hundreds of records of historic equity disputes, large and small. Bedford County’s chancery records from 1755 to 1912 are among the latest local records to be processed, indexed and digitally reformatted, reports ...

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Hidden dangers lurk on trusted Web sites

Could your Web browsing habits be putting your firm at risk? Clicking on an unfamiliar link, opening a questionable attachment or downloading a corrupt application could potentially install malicious software onto your computer, expose confidential data and cost you or ...

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Intellectual Property?

Last week while I was out in my yard, I found a magnolia leaf with a curious marking. So, now Mother Nature is copyrighting her leaves? Would this fall under artistic works? Maybe discovery or invention? Most definitely an innovation ...

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