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Now more than ever (access required)

At Friday’s Pro Bono/Legal Aid Award Luncheon Friday, Court of Appeals Judge Jim Benton gave a reluctant but encouraging speech to those gathered for the annual meeting and award ceremony. Benton noted several times that he would rather be sitting ...

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Taking a stand (access required)

The 1997 Pro Bono/Legal Aid Award was given this year to Richmond lawyer Steven L. Myers, who has worked since 1992 as a public benefits specialist at the Virginia Poverty Law Center. Myers used the occasion of his acceptance to ...

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Southwest Virginia Chic (access required)

First Bob Altizer of Tazewell was VSB president. Then Jack Kennedy put Wise County on the Internet map. Then Judge Cynthia Kinser of Lee County gets tapped for the Supreme Court. It’s been a good year for the Great Southwest, ...

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Under the 'scope (access required)

Alexandria lawyer Gene Brown, lecturing on recent developments in commercial law, commented on an unsettling trend in Virginia cases to expand employer liability for employee torts committed “within the scope of employment.” Brown said that at least one wag has ...

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Is that anything like 'habitual offender'? (access required)

Fairfax family lawyer Larry Gaughan said divorce lawyers can’t wait for courts to construe the new statutory provision on cohabitation. The amendment, Va. Code Sect. 20-109, allows a court to terminate spousal support where the person who gets the check ...

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The big issues (access required)

A Friday program on professionalism asked whether in 1997, the case on gender bias should be closed. The turnout and the tone of the debate suggest a firm “no,” but the struggle continues. A panel of judges and attorneys tackled ...

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Never, ever, ever do it again. (access required)

Is it unethical for a defense lawyer to make a settlement offer containing a provision that the plaintiff’s attorney never again handle a claim against the defendant? That hypothetical sparked a good deal of discussion during a CLE seminar sponsored ...

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Hearsay (access required)

HOME ALONE Don Kent, former Alexandria circuit judge and current counsel to the Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission, went before the Judicial Council last week. His topic? The number and kinds of complaints his office has received since he took ...

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Hearsay: All-Fairfax edition (access required)

MORE TIME FOR PAULA? Despite pouring gobs of dough into a television blitz, Fairfax lawyer Gil Davis finished fourth in last Tuesday’s balloting for the Republican nomination for attorney general. Sen Mark Earley of Chesapeake got the nod, proving the ...

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Heaven Can't Wait (access required)

Vienna divorce attorney Mark Barondess is pretty far up the food chain of family lawyers in the metro DC area. Well, you can move him up another notch or two. Barondess is now engaged to his girlfriend, makeup artist Rose ...

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