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A nine-year delay: Alexandria federal judge tosses case for due process violation (access required)

A federal judge in Alexandria made a rare ruling last month, dismissing an indictment with prejudice against six defendants because of a due process violation. The June 23 decision, from U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema, dismissed with prejudice indictments ...

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Digital payment: The ethics of accepting cryptocurrency for legal fees (access required)

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As the world becomes more digitized, the ways people pay for goods and services rendered are becoming more digitized as well. The legal field is no exception. A recent proposed ethics opinion from the Florida Bar Ethics Department tackled some ...

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VSB opinion: Non-lawyer can’t go into court on POA (access required)

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VIRGINIA BEACH – A proposed Unauthorized Practice of Law opinion concluding that a non-lawyer cannot file pleadings and appear in court pursuant to a power of attorney without running afoul of the Uniform Power of Attorney Act was unanimously approved ...

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Ruling: Dismissal of defamation lawsuit against Fairfax upheld

(AP) A federal appeals court on June 23 upheld a ruling dismissing a defamation lawsuit filed by Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax after CBS News broadcast interviews with two women who accused him of sexual assault. In its ruling, a ...

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