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The Best Of 2002 (access required)

So what was the biggest news story in the Virginia legal world during 2002? This year, we’re going to let you tell us. Below, we have selected 10 significant stories from the past year, along with a brief explanation for ...

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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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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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