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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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Beyer to be ambassador to Switzerland

Former Virginia Lt. Gov. Don Beyer, a major donor to the Obama campaign, has been rewarded with the ambassadorship to Switzerland, reports The Washington Times.

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VSB Council to debate diversity initiative

The Virginia State Bar asked for comment on the diversity initiative championed by President Manuel A. Capsalis, and it got it. More than 60 written comments were sent to Executive Director Karen A. Gould or the VSB’s Virginia Lawyer magazine ...

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Travelers bring rash of bed bug claims

The corny headline may be a bit premature, but apparently lawyers at the Frith law firm in Roanoke are working up bed bug cases arising from motels along Interstates 81 and 95.  They have some advice to keep from becoming ...

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