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ODBA president says lawyers must ‘act now’

Following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and a week of protests statewide, the Old Dominion Bar Association has issued a statement urging attorneys to use their power in the legal system to support the “equal justice movement.” Founded ...

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How to talk to your employer if you’re nervous about going back to work

Most of Virginia entered Phase 2 of the governor’s plan to reopen the commonwealth on June 5. Though many essential workers have already been upholding grocery stores, banks and hospitals, a whole slew of Virginia’s workforce is getting ready to ...

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Stepping up: Attorneys offer pro bono services to protesters

After authorities arrested 233 people in Richmond this week following a curfew imposed by the governor, a network of local defense lawyers say they’re here to help. “I put a request out to the community on Facebook and via emails ...

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Federal assistance may prolong bankruptcy filings (access required)

With businesses closed, employees furloughed and sales plummeting, there will almost certainly be an increase in bankruptcy filings as a result of the pandemic. But with the recent outpouring of federal financial support, attorneys say the uptick in “COVID-caused” bankruptcy ...

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Richmond firm collaborates with food bank

Grocery stores weren’t the only businesses that were ransacked by anxious customers when the coronavirus outbreak began. Food banks across Virginia were wiped out by individuals eager to stock their pantries to avoid public interaction as the pandemic ensued. “People ...

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Local option: Face masks not required in all Virginia courts (access required)

As Virginia courthouses reopen, jurisdictions disagree on whether or not face masks will be required upon entry. The Supreme Court of Virginia issued guidance stating that court officials are expected to take “reasonable steps” to protect public health as local ...

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The 5 steps of habit building

According to a study by Duke University, habits account for about 40% of human behavior every day. That means roughly half of people’s daily activities are performed almost the same ways each and every day. Our lives consist of habits ...

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Attorney makes face shields with 3D printer

As the number of Virginians testing positive for COVID-19 continues to climb, one Fairfax attorney is doing his part to help flatten the curve. In 2018, intellectual property lawyer Sal Bezos picked up a new hobby: 3D printing. Bezos initially had ...

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