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Military Lawyers Could Practice in Courts Here (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH-The Virginia State Bar Council has endorsed a proposal allowing non-Virginia-licensed military lawyers to represent service personnel in the commonwealth’s civilian courts. The measure, which now goes to the Supreme Court of Virginia, passed by a 36-25 vote at ...

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Virginia Law Foundation Announces 2002 – 2003 Grant Awards (access required)

The Virginia Law Foundation Board of Directors recently approved 36 grant awards totaling $477,824 for law-related projects across Virginia. Now in its 19th year of grantmaking, the foundation has provided over $20 million in grant support to programs that provide ...

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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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Starting Practice (access required)

A large law firm can be a harsh work environment. When you take a group of intelligent, ambitious, left- brained individuals, put them in charge of high-stakes work with tight deadlines, and give them highly paid but inexperienced associates, communication ...

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Glasser: A Look Back At His Year (access required)

One of the ways a caricaturist could portray the Virginia State Bar president — any president — is as a surfer, waiting for that board to tilt out from under him. That’s certainly true of Michael A. Glasser. When the ...

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Puzzling out DiMuro (access required)

Search the Virginia Lawyers Weekly archives, and Bernard J. DiMuro — soon to be president of the Virginia State Bar — pops up everywhere. Bar activities: As a member of the VSB Council for most years since 1991, he was ...

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Technology (access required)

With a dizzying array of high-tech devices on the market, many lawyers are confused about how much gadgetry they need on the road, says one nationally known technology consultant. “There are a number of essential items that I think every ...

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Getting A Lot With Limited Resources (access required)

Before digital cameras and top-line color printers dropped in cost enough to be practical for lawyers in smaller firms, plaintiffs’ lawyer Daniel S. Chamberlain of Indianapolis, Ind., used to get poor reproductions of black and white photographs from opposing counsel. ...

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Considerations For Lawyers When Shopping For PDAs (access required)

With “personal digital assistants” (PDAs) seen by many lawyers as a necessity that ranks up there with breathing, questions about how much machine you need and how much you need to spend are increasingly important. The answers to these questions ...

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Considerations In Buying Low – Cost Scanners (access required)

Many lawyers have been disappointed by the performance of low-cost scanners. But when used with the proper software, they can be of tremendous benefit to a small or medium-sized law practice. With most attorneys investing little to experiment with importing ...

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