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Retooling Virginia Code gender terms

Bakers who make wedding cakes for same-sex couples may find it easy to adapt by using two brides or two grooms to top a cake. Legislative drafters who are confronting a Virginia Code rife with gender-specific references may not discover ...

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Straight from the headlines

It’s been a busy, busy week with people committing news right and left… Not smarter than the average bear The Las Vegas Sun website published a breaking news alert from the Associated Press last week: “New York Yankees Hall of ...

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Baby boomer lawyers: Watch your backs

Watch your backs, baby-boomer law firm leaders: Competing for client business may require you to give way to a new generation of leaders in law firms. Client companies are bringing younger talent into management positions, but those younger managers appear ...

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The return of multi-disciplinary practice?

Multi-disciplinary practice may be back. Maybe. More than 10 years ago, the Virginia State Bar slammed the door on allowing lawyers to collaborate and share business ownership with related non-lawyer professionals. A VSB special committee suggests the bar take a ...

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Lawyer’s two-front fee fight

A lawyer locked in a pay dispute with her former law firm upped the ante by going to court — bankruptcy court. After refusing to cash the checks the firm wrote to pay her off, she filed an involuntary bankruptcy ...

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The good old days seem so long ago

The unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since April 2008, but pay packets are still noticeably thinner than they were before the bubble burst – especially for lawyers. According to a report published this month by the National Employment ...

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