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Attorneys’ stories show sexual harassment remains a problem in law firms (access required)

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As Rachel reflects back on the various instances during her legal career in which she’s experienced sexual harassment, she notices a theme. There was the law professor who made inappropriate comments to female students. The night, while she was still ...

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Caseload study recommends added judgeships (access required)

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Virginia needs 28 more trial court judges than it currently funds, a caseload study shows. The study, performed at the behest of the General Assembly, says there is a current need for a total of 435 judges in Virginia courthouses. ...

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Must-have Apple Watch and iPhone apps for lawyers (access required)

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The iPhone celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year. In 2017, a decade after its release, it’s still the most popular smartphone with lawyers according to the recently released American Bar Association’s 2017 Legal Technology Survey Report. Of the lawyers surveyed, ...

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Bar drops proposal for new duty for prosecutors (access required)

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A Virginia State Bar committee has backed away from a proposed ethical duty for prosecutors not to present defendants with a “needle-in-a-haystack” search for exculpatory evidence. The VSB Standing Committee on Legal Ethics withdrew proposed Legal Ethics Opinion 1888 in ...

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Standing up for social justice (access required)

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CHARLOTTESVILLE – Four months after Heather Heyer was killed at a protest spawned by a white nationalist rally in this city, her mother still weeps. In the offices of the Miller Law Group where Heyer worked as a paralegal, Susan ...

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Perform a cybersecurity checkup for a healthy start in 2018 (access required)

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Stories about cybersecurity and data breaches, like the one involving Equifax, have dominated the news this year. While large-scale incidents at national companies get the most press, all businesses are at risk. Small and medium-size businesses are hit by nearly ...

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Pot license suspension reform now in effect (access required)

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Ending weeks of confusion among judges about whether they had the option to allow many marijuana-possession defendants to avoid driver’s license suspensions, Virginia officials have announced that a 2017 legislative reform package is now in effect. Legislators sought to eliminate ...

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