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AG discourages “chemical trespass” laws

An opinion by Virginia’s attorney general may cast a shadow over so-called “chemical trespass” ordinances being considered by localities for protection against uranium mining. “It is my opinion that a Virginia locality may not enact an ordinance that preempts or ...

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Clerkship blog launches

The University of Virginia law school is hosting a blog just for law students hoping to land a judicial clerkship.  Much of the advice on the first post at The ‘Shipping News would be well taken by anyone looking for ...

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Green housing initiative earns award

The Virginia Housing Development Authority recently earned honors from a national organization for its efforts to promote environmentally friendly apartments.   The National Council of State Housing Agencies recognized Virginia’s program with one of its special “Going Green” awards. VHDA’s Green ...

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IOLTA to benefit from increased FDIC protection

Attorneys need not be unduly concerned about the financial strength of the banks that hold their trust accounts – at least until December 2009. On Nov. 21, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. approved regulations making non-interest bearing accounts an exception ...

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