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DC lawyer keeps active license while in Virginia prison (access required)

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Inmates file lawsuits all the time, sometimes attacking their convictions, sometimes complaining about prison conditions. Some are pretty good jailhouse lawyers. But a Virginia federal judge expressed surprise this month when he realized that the inmate plaintiff in a civil ...

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Deadline for clerks needed? (access required)

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Collections lawyers say some Virginia court clerk’s offices are taking months to process paperwork, slowing down their practice. Staff shortages mean the problem could get worse, a court official warned, but legislators say they are looking to the courts for ...

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Want to increase diversity in your firm? Here’s how (access required)

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The legal profession has a diversity problem. Statistics published by the American Bar Association show that despite many firms’ efforts, progress has been marginal. In 2017, women made up only about 35 percent of all active attorneys who participated in ...

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Distracted driver bill would close loophole (access required)

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In Virginia, it is currently legal for drivers to tweet or check Facebook while at the wheel. Current distracted driving laws have a loophole for the use of smartphone apps. When a distracted driving bill first passed in 2009, it only ...

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