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Corporate counsel pay also takes a hit

And in more news from the department of “it’s tough all over,” compensation for corporate counsel also has dropped, according to a new survey released by AmLaw’s Corporate Counsel. Base pay has been relatively stable, the survey reports, dropping slightly ...

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BigLaw cuts drive salary numbers down

Fewer jobs at the largest law firms mean salary statistics for new lawyers continue their depressing trend. The average salary for 2011 law school graduates is 6.5 percent lower than that for the previous class, according to NALP – the ...

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Shooting incident highlights need for firm preparation (access required)

A near tragedy at a Chesterfield law office has prompted lawyers to consider how to protect themselves and their staff against harm. Authorities on office security say the staff and lawyers at the offices of Barnes & Diehl did the ...

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Troutman opens Beijing office

Troutman Sanders LLP has opened an office in Beijing. The new office is the third in China for the firm, which started a Hong Kong office in 1997 and an office in Shanghai in 2007. With the addition, Troutman has ...

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Gunman shoots at Chesterfield lawyer

A Chesterfield attorney narrowly escaped serious injury Thursday afternoon when a gunman fired a shot at him at his law office across from the Chesterfield County courthouse. David G. DeFazio said he was in the parking lot of the Barnes ...

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Legal leaders back Thorne-Begland for judgeship

Five leading attorneys at Richmond’s largest law firms have added their signatures to a letter urging the appointment of Tracy Thorne-Begland, the openly gay Richmond prosecutor rejected for a judgeship by the House of Delegates. “Several of us thought that ...

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Troutman claims vindication in suit by former client

Troutman Sanders has prevailed in a court battle where an investment firm charged that bad legal advice caused it to get in trouble with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Supreme Court of Virginia last week refused to hear an ...

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