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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)


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)


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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