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Making Sure The Phrase 'Quality Of Life' Is A Reality In Yours (access required)

The “Are You Being Your Own Best Friend?” Test 1. How many of your favorite activities have you actually done during the past month? Last two months? 2. Do you usually feel like you are in control of your work ...

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Marketing Doesn't Have To Be Expensive To Look That Way (access required)

Most marketing agencies will gladly work with a law firm to develop a unique “brand” and a distinctive advertising campaign – provided that firm is ready and able to fork over tens of thousands of dollars for the service. Unfortunately, ...

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Taking The Office On The Road (access required)

Modern computing and Chinese food have much in common. First, you need to decide if you want to have a “take out” or “dine in” meal. If you only work at an office desk, then the “dine in” desktop machine ...

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July 2003 Bar Pass List (access required)

Editor’s Note: Below is a list of the successful candidates who took the July 2003 Virginia bar examination. Of the 1,289 people who took the test, 903 passed for a 77 percent pass rate. Congratulations! A Michael-Vincent Ramos Abejuela, Sterling; ...

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A Quick Primer On Websites For Attorneys (access required)

When a plaintiffs’ lawyer recently wanted to gather evidence of how prevalent asbestos used to be, he turned to an unusual source: eBay, the online auction giant. By going to www.ebay.com, he was able to purchase industrial manuals, magazine advertisements, ...

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Legal Ethics (access required)

Nobody wants to think about it, but lawyers need to use defensive strategies to protect themselves from the possibility a client could turn on them. John J. Brandt, a trial lawyer for over 40 years and the Virginia State Bar’s ...

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Practice Management (access required)

If you follow baseball, you know that a “closer” is the pitcher who comes into the game in the ninth inning and secures the win. Having a good closer is not an essential element in having a winning record. But ...

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Making A Motion For Recusal (access required)

A motion for recusal — asking a judge to get off a case — is like dynamite. It is powerful, and you need to handle it carefully. Judges who have been prosecutors before taking the bench are especially sensitive to ...

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Issue Framed By Judicial Canons, Case Law (access required)

The question developing under Virginia’s law on judicial ethics is how big is the umbrella defined by the rule calling for recusal when a judge’s impartiality “might reasonably be questioned.” That is the standard employed under Virginia’s current Canons of ...

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Virginia Venues (access required)

On the surface, Gloucester County shows off much of its distinguished history. It boasts America’s oldest courthouse in continuous use and a handful of Revolutionary-era buildings. And it was home to a few of the most notable events in colonial ...

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