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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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Practice Manangement (access required)

Anyone who reads the professional announcements in this publication knows that partner movement is a reality. No matter what you think about the accelerating rate of change in the profession, it is a fact of life that practice group acquisitions, ...

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10 'Biggest' Defense Verdicts Of 2002 (access required)

Last month Virginia Lawyers Weekly published the “Largest Verdicts of 2002,” our annual compilation of million-dollar verdicts in Virginia. Choosing the biggest plaintiff’s victories is an easy task — just do the math. But what about the lawyers who work ...

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Risk Management (access required)

Cell phones, 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 ...

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Trends 2003 (access required)

Virginia Lawyers Weekly has published this annual “Trends” feature for a number of years, highlighting issues and developments to watch in the coming year. This year’s installment has been one of the most difficult for the newspaper’s usually fearless prognosticators ...

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Experts: Schmoozing Key To Building Your Practice (access required)

Networking is a key to enhancing your practice, experts emphasize repeatedly. “It’s timely, and it transcends practice groups,” said Caren E. Ulrich, who teaches attorney development at McGuireWoods’ Washington, D.C. office. “Everybody needs it.” Sounds good. But how exactly do ...

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Largest Verdicts of 2002 (access required)

In the year of the well-publicized woes of Enron, Arthur Andersen and WorldCom, Virginia juries punished fraudulent behavior with three of the largest verdicts in 2002. Of the year’s largest verdicts, the fraud cases — including the runaway top verdict, ...

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Largest Verdicts of 2002 — The List (access required)

#1 $177 Million Andrews v. Primus Telecommunications Group, et al. Type of Case: Fraud and Securities Fraud Court: USDC, Alexandria Virginia Attorney: Bernard J. DiMuro, Alexandria Summary: A federal jury in Alexandria found a Northern Virginia company that provided online ...

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Jury Hits 'Net Startup With $177 Million Verdict (access required)

An Alexandria jury awarded the largest verdict in Virginia history when it found that an online tutoring company had defrauded 13 investors and sales consultants. The jury found that TutorNet.com Inc., a Northern Virginia company, misrepresented its financial strength and ...

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