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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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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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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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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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