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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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Using An Extranet For A Web – Hosted Collaborative Workspace (access required)

An extranet is a secure, private website that hosts either a simple or complex application by which law firms can open their virtual doors in order to share, communicate and otherwise work together on a common task. A simple extranet ...

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The Viability Of Voice Recognition Software For Lawyers (access required)

According to Stanley Kubrick’s vision in the 1968 film, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” we were supposed to be sending people to Jupiter by now, using shipboard computers that understand and interact with the human voice. At the time, the premise ...

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Which Legal Research Option Is Right For You? (access required)

When it comes to comprehensive online legal research, the only games in town used to be Westlaw and Lexis, two premium services that some solos and small firms might perceive as being geared toward megafirm needs (and budgets). But there ...

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When Lawyers Are Embezzlement Victims (access required)

The subject of staff embezzlement is awkward for lawyers. It’s embarrassing. And it’s something that almost no lawyer likes to discuss publicly. “It’s really a crime that dares not speak its name,” said Norfolk attorney Lowell A. Stanley, whose former ...

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Tips On Avoiding Staff Embezzlement (access required)

Attorneys and experts interviewed by Virginia Lawyers Weekly offered several tips on heading off embezzlement by law-firm staff. As a general matter, the consensus is that vigilance is critical. Controls on check-writing Start with the basics — checks written on ...

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Lawyers In The News – 4/15/2002 (access required)

Elliott M. Buckner has joined the Richmond law firm of Cantor Arkema & Edmonds PC as an associate. He practices in the areas of commercial and employment litigation. Buckner received his law degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at ...

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Virginia's Bar Groups Brace for a Big Financial Squeeze (access required)

Many of Virginia’s biggest law firms are cutting back on payment of voluntary bar association dues for their lawyers, opting to pay only the mandatory annual dues charged by the Virginia State Bar. Strictly a big-firm story, right? Wrong. The ...

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The Fine Print (access required)

“Elusive Innocence.” By Dean Tong. Huntington House Publishers. 278 pages. $15.99. The opening chapter of “Elusive Innocence” reads like a Kafka novel, but it is part of the real-life story of a man in Massachusetts named Dean Tong. Tong’s book ...

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Small Firm, Big Verdict (access required)

Two lawyers from a small Richmond firm last month won an $8.57 million verdict for a group of plaintiffs bilked by an elaborate Ponzi scheme conducted by leaders at their church. Small firms can’t afford to take big, complex cases, ...

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