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California for all (access required)


By Jessie Ammons Rumbley and Maura Mazurowski If California were its own country, it would have the fifth-largest economy in the world. So when the Golden State throws its weight around, it can rumble the desks of attorneys from coast ...

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Get a hobby (it’s good for you)


I recently received a text from a lawyer friend telling me she wants to take hip-hop classes. “But I’m afraid I’ll make a fool of myself,” she said. As with many other attorneys, my friend regularly works 60+ hour weeks. ...

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Setting professional boundaries with clients


Boundaries are an important part of any relationship. They provide basic guidelines that establish how people can – and can’t – behave around each other to help ensure that a relationship is mutually respectful. One of the most important types of ...

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Bill seeks ban on holding phone while driving (access required)


Lawmakers are pushing to ban the use of cellphones while driving in Virginia. Current state law prohibits reading or typing messages on a personal communications device while driving. However, holding a cellphone is legal, except while driving in a work ...

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Lawmakers push bills on tenant rights (access required)


The late fee that a landlord could charge a tenant would be capped at 5% under a bill now pending before the 2020 General Assembly. The measure is one of several aimed to reform housing policies and strengthen tenants’ rights. ...

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Democrats disagree on criminal justice reform (access required)


Democrats – led by Gov. Ralph Northam – came to Richmond prepared to rewrite many of Virginia’s criminal justice laws. But not everyone sees eye-to-eye on the best approach, even those urging reform. “The goal is to call attention to ...

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