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All Fee Arrangements Would Be In Writing (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor All fee arrangements between an attorney and a client would have to be in writing, under draft revisions to the Code of Professional Responsibility. A special Virginia State Bar committee studying and revising the code ...

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State needs new song (access required)

The Virginia House of Delegates has voted to retire “Carry Me Back to Old Virginia” as the state song after decades of criticism over its references to “massa” and “darkey.” With no debate, the House voted 100-0 last Monday to ...

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Veggies are people, too (access required)

And finally, if you think our legislature does some goofy things, be glad you don’t live above the Potomac in the Free State: The Maryland Senate voted 32-7 on Feb. 13 to pass a measure meant to protect producers of ...

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IRS sued over alleged messy recordkeeping (access required)

WASHINGTON–People who rifle through shoe boxes to prepare this year’s tax return can take heart. A group of historians says the Internal Revenue Service’s handling of some historic records isn’t much better. The publisher of a leading tax newsletter, Tax ...

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Hiring Up Sharply At '50 Largest' (access required)

By Christopher Gatewood, Assistant Editor Virginia’s biggest law firms went on a hiring spree in 1996, with 30 of the state’s 50 largest firms adding to their numbers by year’s end, according to Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s ninth annual “50 Largest ...

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Ham-flinging earns councilman $250 fine (access required)

NORFOLK–City Councilman Paul Riddick was convicted last Tuesday of misdemeanor assault and battery and fined $250 for flinging a pound of ham slices and hitting a store clerk in the head with it. Riddick and his lawyer, Lyn Simmons, immediately ...

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