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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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More than a feline

It’s a felony to steal a dog in Virginia, but it’s only a misdemeanor to steal a cat. You can look it up. Virginia Code § 18.2-97, the animal larceny statute, states that it’s a Class 5 felony to commit ...

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How to guarantee your press release is toast

Press releases from law firm marketers and PR agencies remain a tried-and-true way to share information with the media. And reporters and editors are constantly searching for new “content” to provide their readers, especially as attention spans get shorter and ...

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This week we’re proud to announce the honorees in the Class of 2019 of our “Unsung Legal Heroes” awards. In this program, Virginia Lawyers Weekly honors the people who get it done, who keep the lawyers on track, who go ...

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No blue light special

The Democratic takeover of the Virginia General Assembly was the big headline from Election Day 2019. But while others were refreshing their updates on Election Night, I was watching a referendum in Southwest Virginia – a vote on whether to ...

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Fairfax seeks lawyers to help vet commissioner of accounts candidates

John H. Rust Jr., the longtime commissioner of accounts in the 19th Judicial Circuit, will retire effective July 1, 2020. Rust has held the position since 2006. He is a former chairman and member of the standing committee on commissioners ...

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Nominations sought for ‘unsung’ law firm staffers (access required)


Virginia Lawyers Weekly is seeking nomi­nations for its statewide awards program recog­nizing the Old Domin­ion’s most talented and dedicat­ed legal support professionals. Now in its third year, the “Unsung Legal Heroes” awards honor law firm employees, other than lawyers, who ...

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