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Mezzullo Honored With DeMallie CLE Award (access required)

Richmond trusts & estates attorney Louis A. Mezzullo received the Gardner G. DeMallie, Jr. Continuing Legal Education Award at the Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting June 20. Named in honor of the late assistant director of Virginia CLE, the award ...

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Politics Part Of Judicial Selection, Senate Chair Says (access required)

Where were all the judges at the Virginia State Bar meeting? Packed into a program on Judicial Independence and the Judicial Reappointment Process, sponsored by the Virginia Women Attorneys Association. The June 19 program, with current and former chairs of ...

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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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Hassell: 'The State Of Our Judiciary Is Strong' (access required)

Editor’s Note: Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr., Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, gave his inaugural State of the Judiciary Address at the 2003 Judicial Conference of Virginia in Norfolk on May 13. His speech is reprinted in full ...

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A Few Tech Tips Acquired Over The Years (access required)

It’s the little things that make the most difference. Just ask your spouse. The same holds true for computers. Knowing the little tweaks and adjustments that improve your relationship with the mechanical beast can go a long way to a ...

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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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Treat 'Scrivener' Assignments With Caution (access required)

More and more, clients are coming to lawyers with “completed” deals, seeking only for the lawyer to translate the negotiated agreement to paper to seal the transaction. The risks presented by these “scrivener” situations are real and fraught with the ...

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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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