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Courts back use of pacts to arbitrate (access required)

Employees who claim a discriminatory discharge are finding fewer chances to go to court, as companies move to take advantage of recent cases forcing employees at all levels to arbitrate their job grievances. Two recent federal cases, one from the ...

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Law-Firm Pay Stable Despite Economic Woes (access required)

Despite the ongoing dot-com bust, a skittish stock market and the events of Sept. 11, hiring at many of Virginia’s largest law firms remains steady. Recruiters at large firms throughout the state say that hiring has proceeded apace, bolstered in ...

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You and Your Practice (access required)

As law firms reach sophisticated levels of website development, strive for comprehensive firm branding and roll out the most creative paid ad campaigns in history, it is important for lawyers and their business development gurus to stay focused on the ...

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Law Schools (access required)

Interview preparation, say law-school career counselors, is critical to landing that big-firm job you’ve been coveting. Smile. Shake hands. Look the interviewer in the eye. Don’t fidget. Ask questions of your own. Soon, however, counselors may have to teach another ...

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Representing A Defendant (access required)

Your client, a real-estate developer, is on the phone, and he sounds apprehensive. Three years ago, the developer bought 100 acres of land on which he intends to build a small housing development. Recently, however, someone faxed him a copy ...

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The Law Practice Of Tomorrow Is Here Today (access required)

BALTIMORE — A blind witness in Virginia Beach refreshes her recollection by reading a scanned Braille document. A Reston attorney uses closed-circuit television to conduct a live direct examination of an expert in London. A lawyer in Bristol presents a ...

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