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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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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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Scenes From the VSB Annual Meeting (access required)

“The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful…..” Jimmy Buffett wasn’t in attendance at the Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach June 13-15. Actually, not that many lawyers were either. Those who did show up saw thunderstorms ...

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