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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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ALPS to acquire Southern Title

ALPS, the legal malpractice insurance carrier endorsed by the Virginia State Bar, is buying Southern Title Insurance Corp. Both firms are privately held and details of the stock purchase agreement were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close in ...

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ALPS to acquire Southern Title

ALPS, the legal malpractice insurance carrier endorsed by the Virginia State Bar, is buying Southern Title Insurance Corp. Both firms are privately held and details of the stock purchase agreement were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close in ...

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In video veritas

Lawyer Ross Hart in Salem directs our attention to this tuneful YouTube video dedicated to those chained to the timesheet and taking calls from querulous clients. Hart notes that YouTube offers a number of law-related videos, including clips from memorable ...

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Webb pushes criminal justice reforms

Seeking reform of the entire criminal justice system, Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., testified yesterday that the current system is a national disgrace, reports The Virginian-Pilot.

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