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Four get top VSB rating for federal judgeship (access required)

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Four candidates – two lawyers and two federal judges – have received high marks from the Virginia State Bar in their applications for an Alexandria federal judgeship. The VSB and other statewide bar associations ranked as many as 15 candidates ...

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Another 10 ways to guarantee your press release is TOAST (access required)

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The venerable press release remains one of the best tools to share important news with the media. Lawyers commit news, and news outlets – newspapers, magazines, television, radio and online – always are looking for news and good stories to ...

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Wedding in Washington, marriage not valid in Va. (access required)

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A Virginia couple that exchanged their vows on the other side of the Potomac River has learned that their marriage is invalid under Virginia law. Although the pair obtained a marriage license in Virginia, they took part in a wedding ...

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Patient’s shooting at hospital brings odd lawsuits (access required)

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The 2016 shooting of a psychiatric patient by a Lynchburg hospital security guard has produced two lawsuits based on unusual claims, neither one targeting the guard who actually fired the shots. One lawsuit – filed Oct. 13 – complains that ...

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Blood test ruling supports mother’s manslaughter conviction (access required)

In a decision welcomed by Virginia prosecutors, a panel of the state Court of Appeals has affirmed the DUI manslaughter conviction of a mother who caused a 2014 accident that killed her six-year-old son. The court said exigent circumstances allowed ...

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Workers’ comp inn is now second largest in U.S. (access required)

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A group that aims to help attorneys and professionals in workers’ compensation law develop, learn, and potentially make a difference is experiencing steady growth within the commonwealth. The Virginia Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court brings together lawyers, judges and ...

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Could social media friend link lead to legal trouble? (access required)

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Social media profiles have become an ingrained part of most of our lives. At one time they were a novelty that seemed to mostly serve the purposes of remembering Aunt Betty’s birthday or sharing the latest video of cat hijinks; ...

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Best tip for savings – begin the process now (access required)

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It’s never too early to start saving. Over the summer I have been talking to many people about their biggest financial concerns. The common theme has been the inability to save. Despite your situation, whether you’re living at home with ...

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