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Lawyer could offer title policy (access required)

Real estate lawyers who own title agencies could continue offering title insurance to their clients as long as they do not act as title agents themselves, under a proposed legal ethics opinion drafted by the Virginia State Bar’s Real Property ...

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Licenses at risk for non-support (access required)

Attorneys have a new weapon to use against parents who fall seriously behind in child support payments: If the lagging parent is a licensed professional, the license is on the line. Lawyers are among the professional groups targeted by the ...

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New ethics code unveiled (access required)

Virginia attorneys may be playing by new rules in coming years, under a major reworking of Virginia’s Code of Professional Responsibility that will be presented to the Virginia State Bar Council when it meets this week. The proposal is a ...

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