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In-House Counsel Pay Is Down, Bonuses Up (access required)

The 2003 Altman Weil Law Department Compensation Benchmarking Survey of American corporate law departments was released last week and the annual survey is a good news-bad news proposition. Salaries for corporate lawyers are down. But there have been significant increases ...

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Jurisdictional Differences Abound In NoVa (access required)

FAIRFAX – Some Virginians tend to see the northern part of the state as a single region, united by sprawling housing developments, office parks and chronic congestion. But lawyers who practice in Northern Virginia should know that the region’s localities ...

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Building A Law Library From The Ground Up (access required)

You’re just out of law school, starting a practice, and money is tight. Where do you start building your law library? Virginia Lawyers Weekly posed this question to public law librarians and attorneys in private practice. Bobbie Denny, librarian for ...

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Consolidation Key To Student-Loan Payoff (access required)

You remember signing the loan forms. You knew that somewhere off in the hazy future, you’d actually have to pay the money back. In the meantime, however, you were consumed with passing finals, graduating, landing a job and studying for ...

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July 2002 Bar Exam Results (access required)

Editor’s Note: Below is a list of all the successful candidates who took the July 2002 Virginia Bar Examination. Of the 1,325 people who took the test, 928 passed,for a 70 percent pass rate. Congratulations! A Hdeel Abdelhady, Columbia, MD; ...

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Surveillance Videos (access required)

The stakes were high last year during the trial of French v. Norfolk Southern Railway, when the defense turned to its surveillance video. The plaintiff, Donald French, was a manager of a convenience store in Gainesville. A runaway train had ...

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The Risks Of Helping A Nonprofit (access required)

Whether it be for rainmaking, pro bono obligations or simple love of community, many lawyers choose to donate their legal skills to nonprofit organizations. There’s plenty of need out there. An estimated 44,000 nonprofits exist in Virginia. That’s about two ...

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Unpredictable Clients (access required)

Lawyers love control. They script direct examinations. They tell clients what to wear and how to behave. They obsessively observe procedural rules — all in an effort to avoid the unexpected. It follows, then, that lawyers loathe “loose cannons.” Clients ...

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VBA to Honor Marsh at its Summer Meeting (access required)

Former Secretary of the Army John O. Marsh Jr.will be the guest of honor at a reception sponsored by LexisNexis on Saturday, July 13, during the Virginia Bar Association summer meeting. Marsh, a Winchester native, received his law degree in ...

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VBA Salutes its Life Members for 2002 (access required)

Forty-three members of the Virginia Bar Association (VBA) will be recognized as VBA Life Members for 2002 on July 12 at the VBA’s upcoming summer meeting at The Homestead in Hot Springs. Life Members of the VBA are those persons ...

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