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Author Archives: Maura Mazurowski

New group addresses decline in court reporters (access required)

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The court reporter industry is experiencing a stenographer shortage nationwide, with a gap of more than 11,000 predicted by 2023, according to a recent study. A new national organization launched last month hopes to aid the industry with this decline. ...

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Medical Society’s new president preps for Assembly session (access required)

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The Medical Society of Virginia will focus on Medicaid expansion and the elimination of “surprise billing” during the 2020 General Assembly session, according to the group’s new president. Clifford L. Deal III, chief of surgery at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, was ...

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Local Government Attorneys honor Fredericksburg city attorney (access required)

Fredericksburg City Attorney Kathleen A. Dooley received the highest honor given by the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Inc., or LGA, at the group’s annual conference last month.  Dooley received the Edward J. Finnegan Award for Distinguished Service, and she ...

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Feeling unproductive? Try reframing your focus

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America is the motherland of workaholics. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average U.S. citizen works 44 hours per week. Most are pushing 50 hours – and if you’re a lawyer, pulling 60 to 70 hour work weeks ...

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Wildlife center loses funding over legal dispute (access required)

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In a civil complaint, two sets of neighbors, including a current candidate for local office, accused the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke of using social media to defame them. The lawsuit, filed June 25, said the center posted false ...

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A piece of judicial history (access required)

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Every judge has a story behind his or her robe. Last month, two legal organizations joined together to ensure that the tales behind former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Marshall’s are told. “There are just some inspiring artifacts that give ...

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Body-worn cameras (access required)

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Public defenders are no strangers to long hours. But as police departments continue to adopt use of body-worn cameras, lawyers are seeking help to maintain an ever-growing workload. “Going through body-worn footage takes a tremendous amount of time that’s an ...

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You’re sitting (and staring) too much

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If you’re on social media (or simply don’t live under a rock) then you’re likely savvy to the health trends taking over pop culture. Kale is in and carbs are out. Be sure to hit 10,000 steps per day. Eat ...

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Women attorneys saluted as part of Virginia’s history (access required)

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The Virginia Women’s Monument will be unveiled today, Oct. 14, with the first seven of 12 bronze statues depicting women throughout the state’s history. This tribute is the nation’s first monument created to showcase the women “who made significant, but ...

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