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Laughs in the Time of Coronavirus

Picture this: a bottle of beer all alone in the corner of a fridge, scaring away the rest of the food items, all of which are wearing surgical masks. The beer was a Corona, and this image was perhaps the ...

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Cornhole in the pawpaw patch

The General Assembly may have switched hands from the Republicans to the Democrats last month, but one thing remains the same: There are a bunch of bills trying to establish the “official state” fill-in-the-blank. In Virginia Code §1-510, you will ...

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2020 ‘Largest Law Firms’ survey open


Virginia Lawyers Weekly is now accepting submissions for the 2020 annual survey of “Virginia’s Largest Law Firms.” The annual survey highlights the 75 largest law firms in Virginia. The rankings are based on the number of Virginia-licensed attorneys working in ...

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It’s a grand old flag

Back at the turn of the year – at the turn of the decade, actually – Virginia Lawyers Weekly changed its flag without fanfare or ceremony. The flag of a newspaper is the nameplate at the top of the front ...

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Virginia Bar Association taps leaders, board for 2020 (access required)


WILLIAMSBURG–Virginia Beach lawyer Alison M. McKee took office as president of the Virginia Bar Association at the group’s winter meeting in Williamsburg Jan. 25. McKee, who practices with Kaufman & Canoles, succeeds Richard E. Garriott Jr., also of Virginia Beach. ...

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A lesson in bridge-building

WILLIAMSBURG—The Virginia Law Foundation tapped its 2020 class of Fellows Jan. 23 at a banquet held at the start of the Virginia Bar Association’s winter meeting. Twenty-three new Fellows were inducted: • Pamela S. Belleman (Richmond) • Candace Ali Blydenburgh ...

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Censorship by theft

Someone stole approximate­ly 1,000 copies of the Radford University student newspaper, The Tartan, on Sept. 18. Each week, The Tartan prints 1,500 copies of the paper; it is free to students and is distributed in 22 racks all over campus. ...

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Presenting ‘Unsung Heroes’ of 2019


Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to present the “Unsung Heroes” Class of 2019. The 34 honorees are featured in a special B section included in this paper. Virginia Lawyers Weekly has maintained several lawyer awards programs. A few years ago, we ...

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Birds of a feather

Want to win a bet? Ask your best lawyer friend which bird appears on the seal of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Chances are he or she will guess a bald eagle, or a cardinal, perhaps. Both answers would be ...

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