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Survey on burnout in the legal field underway

A 2016 study supported by the American Bar Association confirmed elevated rates of “problematic alcohol use and symptoms of depression” among 13,000 participating practicing lawyers. Five years later, the non-medical condition of “burnout” is getting a similar look. The Institute ...

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Supreme Court of Virginia amends mask rules

Courts with approved plans to hold jury trials no longer need approval from the Supreme Court of Virginia to modify mask mandates instituted to control the spread of COVID-19. In a May 17 press release, the Supreme Court of Virginia ...

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In limbo: Eviction moratorium in flux, Virginia tenants and landlords may feel impact

A federal judge’s ruling earlier this month that a nationwide eviction moratorium ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is unconstitutional has left unanswered questions for Virginia’s landlords and tenants. U.S. District Judge Dabney L. Friedrich of the ...

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Virginia group gears up for wellness in law week

A pair of national studies in 2016 put a light on an unsettling trend: Attorneys and law students faced higher-than-average rates of problem drinking, depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Born out of that finding was a 17-member task force that ...

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