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Leesburg attorney feeds community 7 days a week

Left: Peter Burnett, a Leesburg attorney and founder of the Ampersand Pantry project, sits with Gabriela Lamas, a George Mason University junior and lead volunteer with the project.

The coronavirus pandemic has cleared the schedules of law firms statewide. But for Leesburg attorney Peter Burnett, his days are busier than ever before. “We’re out here for our community seven days a week. We’re tired, real tired, but we’re ...

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Justice Center is staying connected during COVID-19

The LAJC held a car rally to get people released from Richmond City Jail. (Photo provided by Jeff Jones)

Though the coronavirus outbreak has negatively impacted people’s daily lives worldwide, the Legal Aid Justice Center knew certain communities would be hit harder than most. “COVID-19 is not just a destructive act of nature. It is also a human-made crisis ...

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Richmond law firm recognizes local ‘heroes’

Firm president Edward Allen (center) introduces 2019 Hometown Heroes (Photo by Caroline Martin)

“We find our lives in spending them in the service of others.” That’s the motto that George Allen Sr., one of the founders of the Allen Law Firm, set for his firm. Since its beginning in 1910, the Richmond-based law ...

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Fairfax lawyer helps fund restaurants during COVID-19

John Harrity and employees from his firm at a charitable race for the American Heart Association organized by Harrity 4 Charity

A Fairfax attorney is using his charity organization to help community members suffering from the financial impacts of COVID-19. In 2016, John Harrity, managing partner of Harrity & Harrity, nearly died at 49 from a “widowmaker” — a heart attack ...

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Richmond firm collaborates with food bank

Breit Cantor worked with Primo’s Pizza to deliver approximately 50 meals to hospitals across the Virginia Beach and Norfolk areas.

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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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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Firms thank health care providers, first responders


Bad news sells. This rings true during the best of times and seems particularly prevalent in the worst. Some psychologists believe it’s because human beings have an inherent negativity bias; others say bad news is simply more interesting than good. ...

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