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Lawyers in the News (access required)

S. Brian Farmer has become a principal with the Richmond law firm of Hirschler, Fleischer, Cox & Allen. He is a member of the business section, where his practice includes business acquisitions, venture capital financing, business plan development, protection and ...

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The Debate Over UPL #183: PRO (access required)

Editor’s Note: The following two pages feature a selection of comments received by the Virginia State Bar on Unauthorized Practice of Law Opinion #183, which declares that real estate closings are the practice of law. The “pro” comments favor approval ...

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The Debat Over UPL # 183: CON (access required)

…Upon occasion, I work with relocation companies in the course of their selling properties. In these instances I function under a power of attorney on behalf of sellers at the actual closing. Many of these closings have been conducted by ...

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VSB Disciplinary Action (access required)

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board will hold a public hearing to consider the petition of Stanley W. Preston Jr. to have his license to practice law in Virginia reinstated. The hearing will be held on Dec. 20 at the ...

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DC judge dismisses suit against Grisham (access required)

Crackerjack lawyer-turned-novelist–a sole individual who lives by his not-insubstantial wits, a fellow who was first in his law school class but decided to strike out on his self-reliant own, a fellow who still has trouble fashioning a fleshed-out character but, ...

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VTLA Won't Back Code of Evidence (access required)

By Baker McClanahan, News Editor The Virginia evidence code being circulated by the Boyd-Graves Conference has run into opposition from the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. And the problem the VTLA has with the draft seemed to be one of the ...

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