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Two paths for 21st-century law firms: innovation or extinction (access required)


By Nicole Black BridgeTower Media Newswires When I graduated from law school in 1995, the world was a different place. Legal research still took place in law libraries using books. Windows 95 had not yet been released, and MS-DOS reigned ...

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25 D.C. bar exam takers given wrong results (access required)


An error in reporting bar exam results in Washington, D.C., in November left 13 applicants believing they had passed the July 2018 exam when they had not and 12 others falsely believing they had failed. The list of passing bar ...

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Arbitration denied in nursing home death case (access required)


As a federal plan to address nursing home arbitration contracts remains stalled, the arbitration battle continues in Virginia courtrooms. A Nelson County circuit judge used a two-pronged analysis in June to deny arbitration in a wrongful death case, pointing to a ...

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No way out (access required)


Bulky and elusive electronic files proved troublesome for Virginia federal prosecutors in recent months, but judges have declined to impose the ultimate punishment for discovery lapses that mainly inconvenienced criminal defendants. Last minute disclosures of potential Brady material may be ...

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Lawyer accepts suspension for stiffing lender (access required)

VSB resp2

A lawyer who failed to repay a client’s pre-litigation loan as promised has agreed to a three-year suspension of his law license. George E. Marzloff, 68, of Stafford also mismanaged his trust account, according to bar charges. He consented to ...

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Title VII doesn’t protect illegal collection of evidence (access required)

4tth Circuit Seal FEA

An employee cannot break the law in order to collect evidence in support of a workplace discrimination lawsuit, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. Judge Diana Motz, writing for a unanimous panel, said that for an employee’s ...

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