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Deadline for clerks needed? (access required)

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Collections lawyers say some Virginia court clerk’s offices are taking months to process paperwork, slowing down their practice. Staff shortages mean the problem could get worse, a court official warned, but legislators say they are looking to the courts for ...

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Want to increase diversity in your firm? Here’s how (access required)

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The legal profession has a diversity problem. Statistics published by the American Bar Association show that despite many firms’ efforts, progress has been marginal. In 2017, women made up only about 35 percent of all active attorneys who participated in ...

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Distracted driver bill would close loophole (access required)

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In Virginia, it is currently legal for drivers to tweet or check Facebook while at the wheel. Current distracted driving laws have a loophole for the use of smartphone apps. When a distracted driving bill first passed in 2009, it only ...

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Wrongfully convicted may be getting legal fix (access required)

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People wrongly convicted in Virginia based on “bad science” may be getting a legal remedy. Some methods used to convict suspects, such as bite-mark evidence, hair follicle analysis and some forms of burn pattern evidence, have been outright discredited by ...

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VBA looks to local bars to increase membership (access required)

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The Virginia Bar Association recently began an initiative to increase membership by offering services to local bar members for free—on one condition. That condition is that the top three leaders of each local or specialty bar group—typically the president, president-elect ...

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