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New legal links listing

Who better than a law librarian to pull together a listing of Internet sites for lawyers and other legal professionals? Tim Coggins, head of the law library at the University of Richmond, has been in demand for his power-point programs ...

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Bankruptcy post should be permanent

Virginia’s Eastern District Bankruptcy Court should convert its temporary judgeship to a permanent slot, according to testimony this week before a House subcommittee. The Eastern District would have six permanent bankruptcy judgeships if Congress approves conversion of a temporary judgeship ...

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A Richmond street scene

I was walking down Main Street in Richmond one sunny lunchtime about a week ago. It was one of those Richmond-in-June days…humid, temp around 80, not bad but you know it’s going to get ugly before long. Standing in line ...

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A Richmond street scene

I was walking down Main Street in Richmond one sunny lunchtime about a week ago. It was one of those Richmond-in-June days…humid, temp around 80, not bad but you know it’s going to get ugly before long. Standing in line ...

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Twitter is like the Macarena?

Larry Bodine, a well-known and well-respected law firm consultant, doesn’t like Twitter. He recently kicked up a storm on the Internet, essentially arguing that the social media outlet has little value for law firms. He was in Richmond earlier this ...

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Supreme Court unveils Web site

It’s up and certainly spiffier. The Supreme Court of Virginia’s new interface for its Web site makes extensive use of layered menus and appears to be much easier to navigate for those with a steady hand on the mouse. Much ...

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New obstacles for prosecutors?

A recent Virginia Supreme Court opinion reversing convictions of receiving stolen property for a Danville woman may have raised the bar for prosecutors on appeal. That’s the conclusion of Ken Lammers, a deputy commonwealth’s attorney in Wise County.  On his ...

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