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ADR (access required)

In alternative dispute resolution cases, instead of waiting until a resolution is near fruition, consider assessing the amount of damages at the onset of discussions. At first thought, this might seem to be a backward approach. But if the parties ...

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Real Estate (access required)

FALLS CHURCH (AP) — Finding affordable housing in Northern Virginia isn’t easy, so Carlos Jimenez’ family adapted: Up to a dozen family members have crammed into the family’s 988-square-foot home. Many other families, especially immigrant families, have done the same ...

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A Lawyer's View Of The Case (access required)

(Click here for the related story, “Reflections Of A Juror.”) Tommy Joe Williams’s jury service came in the case of U.S. v. Ellis, tried Nov. 13-20 in the Roanoke division of the U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, with ...

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A Preview of the 2001 General Assembly (access required)

Proposed legislation is starting to accumulate, as the Virginia General Assembly gears up to start its 2001 session on Jan. 10. As of early last week, 2,433 bills — most of them carry-overs from last year — awaited the legislators’ ...

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Medical Malpractice Trial Reports (access required)

Medical Malpractice – Failure to Diagnose Medical Malpractice – Injury to Baby – Shoulder Medical Malpractice – Delay in Diagnosis Medical Malpractice – Loss of Artery Medical Malpractice – Neurological Injury to Baby – Asphyxia Medical Malpractice – Failure to ...

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Sample Transmittal Sheet (access required)

(Law Firm Letterhead) (Date) Honorable James L. Agnew, Sheriff Goochland County Sheriff’s Department P. O. Box 29 Goochland, Virginia 23063 Honorable Michael L. Wade, Sheriff Henrico County Sheriff’s Department P. O. Box 27032 Richmond, Virginia 23273 In re: Transmittal Sheet ...

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Are You Happy With The Law? (access required)

Many lawyers, of course, are happy with their careers. According to Arron, the contented ones tend to share a dozen personality traits. Contented lawyers are: Lovers of learning. Focused on detail. Respectful of the rules. Strongly analytical. Achievement-oriented. Competitive. Steady ...

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Taking Stock Of Your Career (access required)

You’ve been practicing law awhile now, and, well, it just doesn’t seem to match what you thought you’d be doing at this time in your life. School was great — an intense intellectual challenge, and you were good at it. ...

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A Letter to Clients (access required)

The American National Lawyers Insurance Reciprocal has provided the text of a letter that an executor can send to clients of a deceased solo practitioner: Dear [Client's name]: I am writing to you as the administrator of [attorney], who passed ...

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