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Digital payment: The ethics of accepting cryptocurrency for legal fees (access required)

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As the world becomes more digitized, the ways people pay for goods and services rendered are becoming more digitized as well. The legal field is no exception. A recent proposed ethics opinion from the Florida Bar Ethics Department tackled some ...

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VSB opinion: Non-lawyer can’t go into court on POA (access required)

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VIRGINIA BEACH – A proposed Unauthorized Practice of Law opinion concluding that a non-lawyer cannot file pleadings and appear in court pursuant to a power of attorney without running afoul of the Uniform Power of Attorney Act was unanimously approved ...

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Off the hook: Contractual performance excused due to COVID (access required)

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As businesses have suffered and shuttered over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, countless contractual obligations have gone by the wayside. In ensuing litigation, many businesses have sought to escape or limit their liability for contractual nonperformance, citing various considerations ...

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Virginia law firms honored for food bank donations (access required)

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In 2020, the number of food insecure people in Virginia rose to nearly 1.2 million while food banks saw a dip in donations and volunteers, creating an unprecedented need for food assistance. This April, the legal community stepped up to ...

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Playing defense: Make sure your firm is prepared to fight back against hackers (access required)

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Hackers used malicious ransomware last month to shut down the oil pipeline that carries gasoline to the East Coast, causing long lines at gas stations lucky enough to have any gas to sell at all. The attack was unusual it the amount of ...

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