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Fee Dispute Resolution Programs (access required)

Dear Editor: Thank you for your excellent overview of fee dispute resolution programs. Through this partnership of the State Bar and local bar groups, lawyers are given an inexpensive and civilized alternative to the unsavory choices of suing clients for ...

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Why do we need mandatory pro bono? (access required)

Dear Editor: When a voluntary gift by individuals becomes a “mandatory” requirement and is declared an “obligation” of the donor coupled with minimum gift levels or penalties in fees with the punishment of losing a license to practice law, this ...

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Mandatory reporting of pro bono backed (access required)

Dear Editor: Based on the results of its recent fax poll, Virginia Lawyers Weekly suggests that Virginia lawyers already take their pro bono obligations seriously–even without a mandate from the General Assembly. Seventy-nine percent of the attorneys responding to the ...

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Voluntary sentencing guidelines assailed (access required)

Dear Editor: The article in your July 21, 1997, edition, “‘Voluntary’ Sentencing Rules Now the Standard,” missed the main point about Virginia’s Sentencing Guidelines, which is that they promote not “Truth in Sentencing,” but “Insanity in Sentencing.” Let us look ...

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