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Tips from four mediation veterans (access required)

HOT SPRINGS—Mediation sessions are sometimes like a “middle-school dance,” said mediator John B. McCammon. The process advances with the movement and tentativeness of kids making their way from the corners of the gym to the edge of the dance floor to ...

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Fairfax prosecutor, defense lawyer offer view of murder case, midtrial (access required)

IRVINGTON–When Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Ray Morrogh and criminal defense lawyer Peter Greenspun sat at a table before members of the Fairfax Bar Association, some may have wondered whether moderator Doug Kay could keep the two from tangling. The prosecutor and ...

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From the client’s lips to the court’s ear (access required)

A lawyer heads to court with her client, whose English language skills aren’t the best. The case has gotten more complicated and the client needs an interpreter. If it’s a criminal client, the lawyer’s confident about getting a court-appointed interpreter. ...

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Finding long-distance legal help (access required)

Every law school graduate knows his diploma comes with a lifetime obligation to provide free legal information to family and friends. What you may not be prepared for is the inquiry from folks with serious legal needs out of state. ...

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When cocktail party chatter turns legal, lawyers seek ‘safe harbor’ (access required)

It’s a scene familiar to every lawyer. You’re at a cocktail party, introduced all around, when someone asks what you do for a living. As soon as you acknowledge your profession, some stranger hits you with a legal question. As ...

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Tips for maximizing successful alternative dispute resolutions (access required)

Today‘s difficult economy and uncertainty about personal income and assets have created challenges for people who could be facing litigation. Faced with diminished financial resources, increased costs of living and the burden of attorneys’ fees, parties are increasingly turning to ...

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