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VSB rejects pro bono committees yet again (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE–The Virginia State Bar Council for the second time has tabled a proposed Supreme Court rule establishing a circuit-based committee system to monitor pro bono. Council member Mary Lynn Tate of Abingdon, who described herself as the “lone negative vote” ...

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Four Virginia firms featured (access required)

Four Virginia law firms are included among 115 of the nation’s best law firms, as listed in America’s Greatest Places to Work with a Law Degree, a newly published book by Kimm Alayne Walton. Walton compiled her list by asking ...

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Making A Lateral Move (access required)

You’re getting ready to switch law firms. Along with packing up your office and getting new business cards, some ethical tidying up probably will be called for, as well. The usual complexities of breaking up a business relationship exist. But ...

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Sold on Mediation (access required)

There’s something familiar about the way Robert L. Harris Sr. talks about how he views his job in alternative dispute resolution. “As a mediator, I am totally neutral,” he says firmly, looking his listener in the eye. “It does not ...

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