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Corporate Scandals Keep Comey Busy (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—With corporate scandals continuing to make headlines, James B. Comey Jr. is keenly aware of the public demand for a crackdown on white-collar criminals. As U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, Comey and the 50 white-collar ...

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'A Failure To Cooperate' (access required)

Message to lawyers: The stakes for ignoring a Virginia State Bar investigation became higher in April. That’s when a Richmond lawyer who largely failed to respond to the VSB until the day of his Disciplinary Board hearing became the first ...

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Ask The Experts (access required)

Ask the Experts is a regular feature of Lawyers Weekly’s Online Forum. The following questions and answers were taken from an installment focusing on technology. The questions came from members of the Forum. The answers were provided by our two ...

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E-Mail, Cellphones Can Be Trap For Unwary (access required)

Cellphones, personal computers and e-mail are wonderful tools for helping lawyers increase productivity, communicate more frequently and manage their businesses. Unfortunately, technological innovation also has created many potential risks that are easily discounted or ignored in daily practice. Being mindful ...

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Representing Service Personnel (access required)

A Virginia National Guard soldier patrolling Norfolk International Airport has a lot in common with a colleague serving in a water-purification unit in Umm Qasr in Iraq: Both are away from their families and friends for extended periods, and both ...

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The Birth And Growth Of A Local Bar (access required)

Not so long ago, Powhatan County was a quiet, sparsely populated farming community with just a handful of lawyers. Until 1995, in fact, the county’s prosecutor practiced on a part-time basis. Now, however, the county is one of the fastest-growing ...

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Your Practice (access required)

Editor’s Note: The following questions and answers were taken directly from the latest installment of the “Ask the Experts” feature on the Virginia Lawyers Weekly Online Forum. The expert is Ross Fishman, a lawyer turned marketing consultant who specializes in ...

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