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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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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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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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