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Trends 2002 (access required)

Now is the time to pick up the glass, peer through it, darkly, and determine the trends and issues to watch in the coming year. The glass on several points is a little darker this year than usual — for ...

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There Aren't Many Lawyers In The Legislature Anymore (access required)

Recent elections have resulted in a net loss of seven lawyers in the Virginia House of Delegates. Come January, only 27 of the 100 delegates will be lawyers. Just what is the impact of the decline in attorney-legislators on Virginia ...

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The Best Of 2001 (access required)

Few things in life are a lead-pipe cinch, but you can bet the farm, the house, the car and even all this year’s profits on this: Every single top-news list from 2001 will lead with a date — Sept. 11. ...

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Lawyers In The News – 11/26/2001 (access required)

James G. Harrison III has been named president and managing partner of the Richmond-based firm of Marks & Harrison. While continuing his practice, Har-rison will assume management of the firm’s expansion and operations. Founded in 1911, Marks & Harrison specializes ...

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Divorce lawyers abuzz over untested lien law (access required)

Virginia divorce lawyers are paying close attention to a new provision in the Virginia Code under which they can slap a lien on a client’s equitable distribution award or even freeze a spousal or child support award to recover unpaid ...

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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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Full interest is owed until judgment, then credit is due (access required)

Where a plaintiff who settles with several defendants but gains a verdict against the remaining defendant, he is entitled to prejudgment interest on the full amount of the verdict, a Portsmouth Circuit judge has ruled in a case of first ...

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How To Find A New Job: A Lesson In Etiquette (access required)

As the economy sinks, competition for good legal jobs, both in-house and at law firms, is on the rise. Consequently, anyone in search of a new job needs to be extra proactive. Excessive reliance on classified ads and recruiters is ...

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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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