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Author Archives: Maura Mazurowski

First study of workers’ compensation conducted in 30 years (access required)

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The Joint Legislative and Audit Commission is conducting its first study on workers’ compensation in Virginia in almost 30 years. JLARC, which evaluates government programs and analyzes state agencies on behalf of the Virginia General Assembly, has been researching Virginia ...

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Be efficient with technology, not addicted to it (access required)

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Technology is addicting. After all, the average person checks their phone 47 times per day while nearly two-thirds of the population look at a device within 15 minutes of waking up, according to a 2017 study by Deloitte. Lawyers are ...

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What if you’re not ready to let go? (access required)

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On Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer offer updates or security support for Windows 7. As the end-of-life date draws near, the company announced that customers will “pay dearly” if they continue using Windows 7 software. “[Windows 7] does ...

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A growing field (access required)

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California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. Though laws vary across state lines, today 33 states and Washington, D.C. have legalized marijuana for medicinal use, including Virginia. Well, to an extent. “The [cannabis] laws in Virginia ...

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Tension between courthouse access and security (access required)

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Courthouse security is cracking down across Virginia. Despite calls for relaxed cellphone policies in Virginia courthouses, many sheriffs are still reluctant to allow visitors to bring their phones past the security desk. In some locations, lawyers are facing stricter security ...

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VCU Health gets grant to continue Medical-Legal Partnership (access required)

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VCU Health System received a $25,000 grant from the Virginia Law Foundation this month for the continuation of Medical-Legal Partnership-Richmond, a program that brings lawyers to hospitals to “detect, address and prevent conditions that harm the health of patients.” The ...

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A Harry situation

Muggles and the wizarding world are at war. A financial war, that is. The College of William & Mary is suing the company Learn Larp LLC, claiming it owes nearly $70,000 for hosting “New World Magischola” – a four-weekend wizarding school ...

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